Ever since Repanse's reveal, the forums have been soiling themselves, filling up with complaints about how her timeline doesn't match up, or demands that she atleast be sexy if she's included, or people who are terrified that her inclusion means there's no room left for their favourite lord.
It's also hard to ignore the very real group of people who are complaining, just because we're getting another womz in our Vidya games.
And now that we've seen her, it's getting to the point where people are complaining that her armour is (like the real Joan of Arc's armour) 15th century French armour and not 14th century...yes, that's where we've arrived at!
But now problems have come to light. real, genuine problems:
1. Repanse doesn't have her Joan of Arc banner and sword and she seems to lack unique rigging/animations. Animating this could have been useful down the line, for implementing future characters and units that have banners, like Schwartzhelm. (Aslo, I hate using this word but it really is the iconic symbol of Joan of Arc).
2. She's a melee tank, which puts her at odds with what she was on TT and in real life. This is also a role that has already been filled by Louen and Alberic. Repanse could easily have a niche as a support lord, a hybrid lord with some casting abilities, or some anti-magic debuffing abilities (like she had on TT I believe).
3. Like all new stuff every DLC: She's OP, her sword buff is stronger than Gal Maraz...y'know...the Warhammer?!
These are valid critisizms and I really hope CA heeds them and works to make the character more unique and interesting...but here's the thing; for CA to hear those valid critisizms, they're going to have to wade through an ocean of fear, negatively, nitpicks and good old fashioned dumbass misogyny.
Your actions have consequences and if you choose to nitpick everything, to favour getting upset over being constructive, then anything valid or meaningful you have to say will be drowned out, the community becomes less effective at communicating what they want and the chances of you getting what you want become more and more diminished.
This is why CA uses Reddit instead of the forums. This is why we can't have nice things.
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