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Same gender relationships clarifications?
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coruscantdweller
12.25.2012 , 01:27 PM | #4431
Quote: Originally Posted by Craeden View Post
*Laughs*

And you know what? Neither does Bioware, I'm VERY certain.
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stuffystuffs
12.25.2012 , 01:33 PM | #4432
Quote: Originally Posted by Anglvamp View Post
The rest of the game has been terribly generic, lost track of how many times I've been m'lorded and sir'ed.
It is, and not just for gender. Species is treated generically as well (minus a few references here and there...mostly for alien Imperial players but not much).

Moving forward, it looks like even the classes will all get the same generic treatment by sharing the same story, minus a few bits that make reference to the class (Makeb will be like this at least).

I believe Erickson stated that they don't want to do something like that for SGRAs for some reason...oh yeah, it's "bad writing"....lol. I guess there's lots of bad writing in this game XD
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Joushigun
12.25.2012 , 01:55 PM | #4433
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Got the DA Ultimate Edition pack (Orgin, Awakening and all 9 of the DLC packs for Christmas. I'm having too much fun.

And for my buddies in Oz., keep cool and not too hot. Stay hydrated, not thirsty my friends.
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natashina
12.25.2012 , 01:58 PM | #4434
So far I've gotten some nice slippers and toe socks from the mother-in-law, DA UE as well as a Bluray version of Brave, and a book entitled Vader and Son. It's really cute.

Before I go ice the cookies, and wrap last minute gifts, here ya go.


Quote: Originally Posted by Daniel Erickson
(The question, gathered from online submissions, was summed up as, "Is there any update on same gender romance?")


This is an interesting one because it sort of lit up, and we didn't honestly -- if we should give an update on it every single time -- We've always said the same thing with it, which is that it's coming, and it's coming with story updates. And we totally understand when people hear "soon", um, maybe I should have put the TM next to it that, "writer Soon"? The writers have a much, much larger lead time than you would expect, and we wanna do any of this stuff right. We heard suggestions, and we do read the stuff, and let's talk a little about the stuff we were not willing to do. We were not willing to go in and just change all the dialogue to work for the other gender. That is not writing. That is not good storytelling.
Edit: I have not done the SGR in Origins yet. To be honest, I overall like Alistair's personality more, though I plan on trying again with my next toon. It's a blast though!

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kalistea
12.25.2012 , 03:00 PM | #4435
Quote: Originally Posted by Anglvamp View Post
Haven't done any of the romance options yet, I wonder how much of it would need to be rewritten and voiced. The rest of the game has been terribly generic, lost track of how many times I've been m'lorded and sir'ed. Would they really have to do that much?

^.^
Interesting perspective I played only female characters so far, but for the romances I tried :

- Smuggler's romance with Corso would probably need to be almost completely rewritten, as he mentions a lot of times that my character is a "lady", needs a husband who would treat her right and so on... Just my opinion ofc but most of those conversations would feel wrong with a male Smuggler.

- Sith Warrior's romance with Quinn : would work fine without any changes at all if the SW was a male. I could count only two lines in the whole romance that would need to be changed (where he mentions the SW being a woman, or his "wife").

But of course, Bioware would still have to call the actors who voiced the player characters and have them record all the lines for the opposite gender's romance.

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Palar
12.25.2012 , 03:22 PM | #4436
Quote: Originally Posted by natashina View Post
So far I've gotten some nice slippers and toe socks from the mother-in-law, DA UE as well as a Bluray version of Brave, and a book entitled Vader and Son. It's really cute.



I got shoes... fancy knee-rehab shoes, so they all had to chip in. Better than socks and hankies.

Edit: I have not done the SGR in Origins yet. To be honest, I overall like Alistair's personality more, though I plan on trying again with my next toon. It's a blast though!
I believe http://social.bioware.com/da2/dlc_bundle/ is still running, you can snag the various promo items. (I forget who I mentioned it to, if I'm repeating.)

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chuixupu
12.25.2012 , 04:26 PM | #4437
From what I recall, I don't think Kaliyo or Temple would need much altering....I think I recall Temple saying things about having been with the wrong kinds of guys before but there's always a chance it could work out.

Actually there's one thing that Kaliyo said that I think would work equally well for both genders:

Agent: What would you do if I brought you flowers?
Kaliyo: Find a man.

lol....it just has a different connotation, but I guess the joke is lost.

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natashina
12.25.2012 , 04:36 PM | #4438
**getting ready to head to folks while icing sets and fudge chills**

I've been waiting all year to break this out.

On a Star Wars related note, Happy Life Day!

Stir whip whip stir beat!

On topic: I'll be sending out more emails by the end of the coming weekend. I've got a new email to send out and I still need to work on the wording.

You guys are great! I'm absorbing all the conversation and learning a bunch as I go. Too bad I probably won't play the ME series; it looks more like a FPS with roleplaying elements. I'm not really into FPS'.

Thanks for the tip for DA2. I'll keep an eye out once I'm done with Origins and Awakening. The romances are really stellar thus far. It's nice to see more of what I've been working towards.

You guys be safe, don't drink too much eggnog, and try to have a great holiday.

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Joushigun
12.25.2012 , 08:35 PM | #4439
I had lactose free eggnog. It wasn't bad. I'm just having trouble dealing with an idea. I've wondered if I could confront my androphobia by making and playing a male character, but I'm not sure right now.
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Tatile
12.25.2012 , 08:38 PM | #4440
Quote: Originally Posted by Joushigun View Post
I had lactose free eggnog. It wasn't bad. I'm just having trouble dealing with an idea. I've wondered if I could confront my androphobia by making and playing a male character, but I'm not sure right now.
You could always just mess around in the character creator for a while, maybe?

If you need any support though, just say