But seriously, I don’t think the “give up Eyedol fans” sentiment is widespread. I think the “Eyedol is an awkward character to reimagine” sentiment is more widespread, and I think the responses to that sentiment from the Eyedol camp tend to be uglier than anything the Eyedol “hater” camp tends to dredge up. If anything, I think the lack of respect for the devs generally displayed in the last Eyedol thread or two is enough to discourage a lot of people from sympathizing with that crowd on these forums.
There’s plenty that I don’t like about the creative design of KI as well. Hell, I think I see more in the concept of Eyedol that could be built upon than the devs appear to, even if I couldn’t give a damn whether Eyedol makes it in or not. But I think Isgreen and crew do a great job by-and-large, and I respect that it’s a difficult task and that devs take too much ■■■■ internally in the industry to also have to deal with our unappreciative bile. So when Isgreen says something about Eyedol that you don’t want to hear, sure – air your disagreement respectively, offer some alternative takes, etc – but show him the benefit of doubt on a few things, like that he knows his stuff and isn’t a moron or a negative influence on the game.
Anyway, wrt topic: insert list of mythical/horror/hero creature tropes here, I guess. I really don’t care, as long as they’re interesting – and even if I personally am not into them, I already have, what, at least 10 characters I am interested in learning? KI long ago provided more characters for me to learn than I could reasonably get through in the next few years, and any one of them is deep enough for me not to need to switch to any other. Hell, I could probably happily play Jago mirrors exclusively for the next year, and I’ve played a lot of Jago mirrors already.