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After beta testing on both OB and CB for weeks, gotta say it: interesting stories, themes, and some visuals. Spooky noises that go bump in the night set a goose bump experience.
I usually come on and just read lots of posts, but this time? I had to get over it and make one.
But, the white elephant in the room is not just the awful character creator. Everybody knows that. And it will be until after release so says Ragnar in reddit.
The big ole white elephant was that wow, they linked up skin tones to faces, across ethnic lines even. The way it is, there are two very stereotyped "African" faces that go from dark to darkest. These two faces have big, flat noses and protuding lips.
There then two light skinned white faces, and two slighter darker white faces. Two sliders go from pale to very tan, I mean like sun worship lizard tan. The other two are paler still. Caucasion and Latino? Not sure.
Then 2 "Asian" faces with, ready? Yellow skin tones.
Not sure why they did this. Why not just throw up a bunch of heads and faces with a ton of looks and one set of wide ranging skins?
Where are all the ethnic faces in-between? And do all Asian faces and African faces look alike? No. Come on, "Asia' is a huge place. Two yellow-skinned faces? Just ask any Korean, Japanese, Chinese or Tibetan if they look alike. Or go ask across the huge continent of Africa? Two types that look alike? Naw. Just don't do it man.
Those ethnic faces? Get no ethnic hairstyles. No curls, braids or dreds of any kind available. Just short and straight. Ok, the mohawk and bald females are cool, but come on.
Don't do this, Ragnar. For making it easy to match up "type" and color? Really? Where you been? The browning of the world is at hand. We are all mixed up. Your game's got the world as its playpen. Don't try to fix it so your players only put certain colored babies in there according to what you think they look like. Variety, Rag, variety.
Somebody said, no, they are just showing that differenct "races" look different like it is for real. Got news for you, last I looked, all one race--the human one in this game. Ethnic looks being pre-determined not cool.