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Dark skinned elves?

bubafatboybubafatboy
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Came back from a pretty big hiatus (3+ years) and i was wondering if they added some item or feature that would give elves darker skin. Would love to play that perfect caramel elf ^-^

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  • HarukariHarukari
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    edited May 16, 2017
    Sadly there is no dark skin tones for elves. People have been begging though.. But that gets us nowhere it seems.
    TwelieZeoTheLordofNyrinKaiwyth
  • Sphyra21Sphyra21
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    No kiddin'! We NEED NEED NEED!!!!!! Dark skin tones for elves!
    Zeo
  • HumiliatingHumiliating
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    Sphyra21 wrote: »
    No kiddin'! We NEED NEED NEED!!!!!! Dark elves!

    FTFY
  • SirRyuSirRyu
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    Elves were tan all along.
    LostLinksHarukariFilthyRedDevilpawcalypsenerrithTheLordofNyrinKaiwyth
  • ZeoZeo
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    Probably because they were using Pumpkin crown... it's the closest thing we can use to having a natural tan/dark skintones...

    C'mon DevCat though, I have been waiting for 8 years to finally get our dark skintone options... it's triggering enough that we finally get the black hair (while humans and giants got our ice blue hair color option) in 2014 but nothing for the dark skintones and it's 2017.

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  • PreciousWolfPreciousWolf
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    It really makes completely no sense that they havent yet. Its completely stupid that we never got this option to begin with.
    Its always been odd for me seeing all my human and giant characters dark skinned (black) then in the middle of them is my light skinned elf who is actually my main character.

    Tho since Iv been playing my elf since elves and giants first came out suddenly making my character black would be kinda odd so cant say Id do it the second the option came out but its still feel great to at least have that option.
    WolfandWolfTheLordofNyrin
  • WolfandWolfWolfandWolf
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    edited May 17, 2017
    Honestly...While I'm happy they gave us the ability to make elves have black hair (they haven't taken that away yet, have they?) I'm positively confused why they haven't given us the ability to let our elves have darker skin tones. How hard could it possibly be to add more skin colors? It's basically just a re-skin of an existing sprite, and they've already proven that they're more than capable of doing that for PETS.
    Prezzix
  • BlissfulkillBlissfulkill
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    Inb4 someone mentions lore, without a real knowledge of said lore. Which never explicitly mentioned dark skinned elves, but rather the nonexistence of elven NPCs who are dark skinned throughout Iria and Uladh. Yet we never knew the existence of the first milletian AKA Shakespeare, the centuries old Alban Knights, Rabbie Phantasm, Pounalbroune, etc, till their updates, despite them having origins predating generation 1. That being said, just because you have not seen it, does mean they do not exist, or should not exist. This is called updating, and sticking to a fundamentalist interpretation is completely nonsensical.

    Even so, consider the issue of player convenience versus lore, and tell me, which is more important for the game in general?
    ZeoTheLordofNyrin
  • GormandizeGormandize
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  • IcezeroIcezero
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    I WANNA BE A BEAUTIFUL CARAMEL ELF NEXON :c
    Zeo
  • ZeoZeo
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    edited May 17, 2017
    Gormandize wrote: »

    Omg how...
    Icezero wrote: »
    I WANNA BE A BEAUTIFUL CARAMEL ELF NEXON :c

    I want to be able to get that brown-grayish skintone that humans and giants have then I'd be really happy.

    ...-sneak in a suggestion thread asking to have those skintone options-
  • ErorservErorserv
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    Dark skinned elves are a gift from god and they're denying it to us.
    WolfandWolfHawkleafZeoRadiant DawnPrezzixTheLordofNyrin
  • GormandizeGormandize
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    Zeo wrote: »
    Gormandize wrote: »

    Omg how...



    From a Different Game...



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  • KimberlyKimberly
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    Sphyra21 wrote: »
    No kiddin'! We NEED NEED NEED!!!!!! Dark skin tones for elves!

    You want, not need, huge difference.
  • OwntrolfOwntrolf
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    The closest thing to dark skinned is purple from the bat crown
  • BlissfulkillBlissfulkill
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    Kimberly wrote: »
    Sphyra21 wrote: »
    No kiddin'! We NEED NEED NEED!!!!!! Dark skin tones for elves!

    You want, not need, huge difference.

    No need to be so pedantic. In this context it is probably a hyperbole.
  • FrosslassFrosslass
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    i tweeted out once to sabina cause i saw one standing around
  • Dcat682Dcat682
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    So... what's the big deal with dark skinned elves?
    Greta
  • FrosslassFrosslass
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    Dcat682 wrote: »
    So... what's the big deal with dark skinned elves?

    some of us are dark skinned irl and would like our characters to reflect that, all the while being able to use the race (elves) we would like to use....at least thats my reason lol
    Radiant DawnPrezzixZeo
  • Dcat682Dcat682
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    edited May 17, 2017
    Makes sense.
    I wonder if the reason they're none are because Nexon originally wanted the characters to be seperated by race for emersion. Though geographically elves should be the darker skinned race because they are from a harsher desert like environment.
    You know... I think I'm overthinking this now.

    Edit: Oops, just realized how racist that sounded. Without expanding on my topic xD
    Zeo