RemovedI think Blizzard should focus on developing new characters with the new skin colors as it would then mean that actual passion had gone into the character (even if its just small side characters), rather than just putting skin color diversity random places for the sake of "diversity" and i know alot of the twitter crowd will eat it up because they only see diversity as skin color oriented but diversity is more than that.
This seems really shallow.
Really great change, i'm glad they didn't change established characters, as that would just create confusion. I would also love some update to the npcs in their story (it's been 16 years, make some of them grey, older, grown-up). Of course, some of the textures need and update also(buildings, clothes).
imagine having a problem with some guards, vendors and kids in a game having a different skin color.Removed
I really hope this isnt taken out of context or condemned racist or w.eBut why has it taken blizzard what 16 years now? To make this a thing...Removed...Im not trying to make this sound like a bad thing....cause its not. I legit want to know why NPCs that honestly dont matter cause no one stands in stormwind or any major city for that matter and cares what npcs look like. This is legit nothing but pandering and its annoying.
I find the increase of diversity great but I have two concerns from what the article gives the vibe (I haven't checked this in-game so not 100% sure) as few stated before.1. I rather not see them change the current named NPC's to make diversity I rather see new vendors and stuff like that added such as different roles in the guards and the list goes on.2. By diversity I really hope they add more non-black characters as there are new asian face and so on, but still nonetheless good to see the implemention done in-game now since they mentioned this during BlizzCon.Overall I think the new customization for all races will open up great opportunities for the NPC world as well as the players so I look forward to continue to see what Blizzard have in store for us.
awesome, love to see it
If you go to the Stormwind library ON LIVE, near where you find Alice the child quest giver, you see diverse group of children listening to a reading of a book.
For those saying Blizzard said they wouldn't change named NPC's: I'm pretty sure they meant the major lore characters when they said that. Like Jaina or Khadgar for example.
People of colour have always existed, and this is Blizzard fixing an issue in hindsight.This is honestly a really good decision and the only one they should make in this situation.
I don't know what the solution here was, but it probably wasn't this. People don't like to perceive that things are being taken away from them, and all that does is make people angry and turns them against the very social causes you are trying to support. It's better to add than to subtract.