I notice a lot of the artwork for the events is lighthearted, quirky, fun-loving, cartoony, and non-serious. Wondering if a mix of more serious-toned profile icons and artworks could sometimes be mixed in, for variety? I appreciate the humor and bet they’re fun to envision/create, but I’d prefer more serious, dark, and gritty types of icons and artwork on occasion. As it is, the icons don’t incentivize me very much to do those challenges because they’re quite often bright, colorful, and clean, with a cartoony style…
I prefer my AoE experience feeling more serious. The fun ones are neat to see on occasion, and experience in-game once or twice, but they’re nothing I would want to use long-term because they don’t fit a more realistic or serious setting I’m personally looking to experience with AoE.
It’s cool that there is some of this fun stuff; but all I’m asking is to see if more serious or gritty art could be mixed in on occasion, too. Even flags that are worn or weathered could be options. More serious artwork that maybe also looks more like fine art paintings than paint-overs of 3D models in cute poses.
Same goes for things like:
or projectiles being flowers,
A lot of this stuff doesn’t fit with how I want my AoE experience to be. I know it does for some, so please keep doing some of it, as we all need some levity and comic relief from time to time. Just personally looking for more variety, though.
If this post gets no likes, then chalk it up to me being the only one who wants this and so don’t worry about it (or I wrote too much again, so got a lot of tl;dr) heh