Re: Tanya's Design Compared to Older Designs.
This metaphor is a strong metaphor.
And I absolutely agree.
I'm colourblind. I don't see people segregated like that. Hence why I get upset when someone does.
I don't care how many people of colour there is on the roster.
I don't care how many women are on the roster.
I don't care how many LGBT people there are on the roster.
I just want cool characters with cool designs and cool gameplay with a cool story. I'm not choosing a character because of their skin colour or sexual orientation or gender or whatever. If the character as a whole appeals to me, they make it to my list.
Tanya is one of such characters. She was in the past games, and though there's some differences in MKX, she still appeals to me. If she didn't appeal to me in MKX, I would let her go, no matter how much I loved her in past games, and focus on other characters that appeal to me. I've just been lucky that isn't the case.
As mentioned before, when I complain about her skin colour, it's because it is inconsistent to her past appearances. Nothing else.
Tanya's skin colour being lighter is not racism. Racism is when you hate someone due to the colour of their skin. IF Tanya is indeed turned lighter because of that, then yes, you are right, it's racist. But Jax and Jacqui are proof of that not being the case, because if NRS were racists, Jax and Jacqui would be white or cut from the game all together.
That's what I mean with people yelling "RACIST" too easily on the internet. It's like a word they are hiding behind so they can point fingers at people. It irks me so much. It's so extremist to do something like that, like those feminists who call men sexist pigs for liking boobs, or when gay people call straight people homophobes because they aren't used to see men kiss.
... rant over. For now...