Comments

  • Got people to write stories about them, didn't it?
  • You could always shade player skin to an analog of whichever equivalent human race you wanted. The proportions and features of all playable characters are exaggerated cartoonish, and the faces had something like 20 polygons in them... It was pointless to attempt model changes to fit earth-equivalent ethnicity, and downright dangerous with the "That's Racist!" crowd ready to dogpile any perceived exaggerated feature stereotypical of an ethnicity.
  • LoneVVolf: You could always shade player skin to an analog of whichever equivalent human race you wanted. The proportions and features of all playable characters are exaggerated cartoonish, and the faces had something like 20 polygons in them... It was pointless to attempt model changes to fit earth-equivalent ethnicity, and downright dangerous with the "That's Racist!" crowd ready to dogpile any perceived exaggerated feature stereotypical of an ethnicity.


    They actually removed the darker skin tones at one point. I had one of them. They lightened them down. Which was an incredibly weird thing to do. I'm glad to see them back and then some. By far, the one thing everyone loves in WoW is the art team. Let the best part of the game loose. Not a hard concept..
  • I've been looking at the new models, though I hesitate to make major changes to some very old characters.  Plus they're all wearing N'Zoth inspired Old God gear, with no exposed skin, so you can't even see what you changed until the expansion goes live and we start replacing it.
  • Vhale: LoneVVolf: You could always shade player skin to an analog of whichever equivalent human race you wanted. The proportions and features of all playable characters are exaggerated cartoonish, and the faces had something like 20 polygons in them... It was pointless to attempt model changes to fit earth-equivalent ethnicity, and downright dangerous with the "That's Racist!" crowd ready to dogpile any perceived exaggerated feature stereotypical of an ethnicity.

    They actually removed the darker skin tones at one point. I had one of them. They lightened them down. Which was an incredibly weird thing to do. I'm glad to see them back and then some. By far, the one thing everyone loves in WoW is the art team. Let the best part of the game loose. Not a hard concept..


    My first Alliance character, long ago, was a human mage that I gave a bronze skin tone.  But I deleted him long ago, soon after he hit level 40.  Broke and underpowered, it took him about 9 spells and all of his mana to defeat one enemy.
  • pup.socket: wtf is POC?


    People of color.

    Non-wasps, basically.

    The net loves its initialisms. Not all of them are cromulent, but I always liked this one. Saves lots of typing.
  • leeksfromchichis: pup.socket: wtf is POC?

    People of color.

    Non-wasps, basically.

    The net loves its initialisms. Not all of them are cromulent, but I always liked this one. Saves lots of typing.


    I see, thanks.
  • LoneVVolf: You could always shade player skin to an analog of whichever equivalent human race you wanted. The proportions and features of all playable characters are exaggerated cartoonish, and the faces had something like 20 polygons in them... It was pointless to attempt model changes to fit earth-equivalent ethnicity, and downright dangerous with the "That's Racist!" crowd ready to dogpile any perceived exaggerated feature stereotypical of an ethnicity.



    I think you are buying a crock of shiat excuse. and adding a quite bizarre twist with 'its not worth trying to do non whites because those farkers just get mad at you'.
  • gaspode: LoneVVolf: You could always shade player skin to an analog of whichever equivalent human race you wanted. The proportions and features of all playable characters are exaggerated cartoonish, and the faces had something like 20 polygons in them... It was pointless to attempt model changes to fit earth-equivalent ethnicity, and downright dangerous with the "That's Racist!" crowd ready to dogpile any perceived exaggerated feature stereotypical of an ethnicity.


    I think you are buying a crock of shiat excuse. and adding a quite bizarre twist with 'its not worth trying to do non whites because those farkers just get mad at you'.


    Honestly? If I were making design decisions I'd consider the question "will they scream at us more for not making something possible, or for not policing what we made possible?".
  • Erudites have been scoffing at WoW since the late 90s.

    wiki.project1999.comView Full Size
  • Tyrone Slothrop: pup.socket: wtf is POC?

    Puppies, of course.


    Puppies of Cuteness. Or Puppies of Cuddliness, depending on who you ask.
  • sleze: Erudites have been scoffing at WoW since the late 90s.

    [wiki.project1999.com image 279x360]


    Personally thought it was pretty cool of them to make Erudites the physically weaker but smarter than others race.  Little kick in the nuts for the stereotype crowd.
  • I love how they mention "lack of diversity" in Game of Thrones, as if the Summer Isles didn't exist.

    Only goes to show the article writer never read the books.
  • Guild Wars Two had this same problem until an expansion took them to where the brown people lived. You could make a male POC with some considerable finagling, but females on both the human looking races were pretty much barbie and Amazon barbie.

    The game had sliders for facial features and a couple of hairstyles you could make look like African-american hair. But those sliders didn't really work on the ladies to get them to AA features.

    And absolutely NONE of the base model choices were any ethnicity other than white.

    The last expansion changed all that though, at least for black people. The next expac is Cantha, which is asian-looking folks so maybe they'll upgrade the base characters again.
  • leeksfromchichis: pup.socket: wtf is POC?

    People of color.

    Non-wasps, basically.

    The net loves its initialisms. Not all of them are cromulent, but I always liked this one. Saves lots of typing.


    So Italians are PoC?
  • sleze: Erudites have been scoffing at WoW since the late 90s.

    [wiki.project1999.com image 279x360]



    Yeah, I'm all like WTF on this one. I never played WoW but did hack with Everquest, Guild Wars, Rift, and a couple of others. All of those IIRC had full color spectrum. One of my first toons was purple as purple could get.

    So why the F is this news? This just seems like it should be anothingberder.

    Last night met a femme dorf who was teeny-tiny (ankle-biter), light grey, riding a green squirrel. So, yeah, what up with WoW?
  • So, if you could darken the skin of the white models to make them look black, can you now lighten the skin of the black models to make them look

    (•_•)
    ( •_•)>⌐■-■
    (⌐■_■)

    like Michael Jackson?
  • Remember when you could play a game and have fun and everything wasn't racist?
    Good times...
  • LoneVVolf: You could always shade player skin to an analog of whichever equivalent human race you wanted. The proportions and features of all playable characters are exaggerated cartoonish, and the faces had something like 20 polygons in them... It was pointless to attempt model changes to fit earth-equivalent ethnicity, and downright dangerous with the "That's Racist!" crowd ready to dogpile any perceived exaggerated feature stereotypical of an ethnicity.


    And yet a great many games over the past 16 plus years have included facial structures of non-white people.
  • way south: Remember when you could play a game and have fun and everything wasn't racist?
    Good times...


    Yep. Look away, look away, look away, Dixieland
  • way south: Remember when you could play a game and have fun and everything wasn't racist?
    Good times...


    "Why do colored people have to make everything so controversial. White people don't complain like that."
  • Load 19 of 19 newer comments
  •  

This thread is closed to new comments.


Close