At 1/2/18 09:17 AM, TomFulp wrote:
This has been a long running concern of mine as well, it's just been tough since the logo has become such an iconic part of NG. I like to see the tank as an unstoppable force that breaks down barriers but I know it's just straight up off-putting to a good number of people.
You could put up a presentation-style page all new users see when they sign up, with a brief introduction to the site and features, concluding with the logo and a 'think of this tank like an unstoppable force that breaks down barriers' below. :) If NG gets big enough everyone will take that message for granted; it'll be synonymous with the image. The meaning of all images morph with time, so maybe we can change the very fundamentals of war to something positive and spirited! :D
Though indeed lots of nostalgia linked to that tank too, not to mention an entire in-house series, countless references and inclusions in animations and games... seems it'd be difficult to change without losing a huge slice of recognition and relatability.