quite the discussion, that's for sure. I still feel a little odd about it all, though, since I read 'don't make people more swarthy that they were historically' as 'don't make em black.'
the online debates about ancient Egyptian skin colour, whether Hannibal Barca was black, etc. have been going on forever. There's no end in sight. There's just not enough conclusive evidence.
I'd appreciate CA going for a greater degree of historical accuracy with Rome II, for sure. Doubt i'd get up in arms when my Roman full-stack army doesn't have exactly x % toe heads to brunettes.
The fact that they'll have different faces, not move in perfect sync, and will attack individuals instead of the air, is awesome enough that this is not exactly a deal breaker for me.
it's just interesting to see how.. passionate the forum-goers are