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Same gender relationships clarifications?

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Same gender relationships clarifications?

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Raiellyn
03.03.2012 , 03:00 AM | #121
You know, this has not been my best week. Still not a word on SGRA's, finally lost all interest in playing TOR because of my cast of characters being locked on cooldown as I wait for news, and as if that weren't enough, apparently all those rumors about my FemShep being able to finally hook up with Tali and Ashley in Mass Effect 3 are most likely false.

Looks like Bioware as a whole might have to be downgraded a bit on my list of developers to buy blindly from. My subscription ends on the 20th, and I highly doubt I'll stick around beyond that, unless on the 19th they announce all companions will be opened up to both genders. One or two token companions just won't be enough now, I'm afraid.
"It's a bad day for heroes."

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Suaine
03.03.2012 , 04:52 AM | #122
What a disappointment to wake up to. Kudos, Bioware.
We have to create the future, or others will do it for us. We have to care for one another, because if we don't, who will?
~ Susan Ivanova, Anla-shok Na, space bisexual

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Zandilar
03.03.2012 , 06:06 AM | #123
Quote: Originally Posted by Raiellyn View Post
You know, this has not been my best week. Still not a word on SGRA's, finally lost all interest in playing TOR because of my cast of characters being locked on cooldown as I wait for news, and as if that weren't enough, apparently all those rumors about my FemShep being able to finally hook up with Tali and Ashley in Mass Effect 3 are most likely false.

Looks like Bioware as a whole might have to be downgraded a bit on my list of developers to buy blindly from. My subscription ends on the 20th, and I highly doubt I'll stick around beyond that, unless on the 19th they announce all companions will be opened up to both genders. One or two token companions just won't be enough now, I'm afraid.
I want to address the ME3 thing here, but I'm pretty sure that's off topic. I was wrong to bring it up over on the BSN FFTL thread, because Edmonton and Austin are not all that tied to each other. Regardless, Lesbian Female Shepards have about twice as many choices as Gay Male Shepards in ME3. And... At least we GET s/s options for both genders in ME3!

I've just swapped over to Dalborra (the Asian Pacific PvE server), I decided to reroll everyone (including Jan'neria, who is now a level 1 Imperial Agent again) rather than wait until late April for transfers. So maybe if I drag my heels, I'll get at least one of my alts in an s/s relationship before they hit 50. (Jan is sitting in the starting area waiting for that, fortunately I am starting University (as a mature age student) on Monday, so I'll have less time to play. which will give them more time to get this in.)
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Suaine
03.03.2012 , 07:10 AM | #124
Guys, can you please keep ME3 spoilers out of this thread?
We have to create the future, or others will do it for us. We have to care for one another, because if we don't, who will?
~ Susan Ivanova, Anla-shok Na, space bisexual

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Avrid
03.03.2012 , 08:10 AM | #125
I for one think the same gender romance options should not be left in the hands of the writers. The players are the only ones that can interact with their compainons, and it is suppose to be OUR story in the starwars universe. any compainon that is currently or in the future able to be romanced by the opposite gender should be romancable by the same gender.

Let me also say again that at present I am not buying any more Bioware games because of this feature not being in the game at present. I was planning on buying ME 3 before launch, but the omission of SGRA in this game from bioware who in the past when character romances are a staple in the Bioware brand of the game to be polite is disapointing.
in a game where there is such mature content including murder, slavery, racism, and torture but not having same gender romances speaks volumes on what the people at Bioware think about same gender romances.
I will not support a company that thinks its ok to have that stuff in a game but it is somehow wrong to have the abilty to choose who I love.

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Kioma
03.03.2012 , 08:13 AM | #126
Quote: Originally Posted by Avrid View Post
I for one think the same gender romance options should not be left in the hands of the writers. The players are the only ones that can interact with their compainons, and it is suppose to be OUR story in the starwars universe. any compainon that is currently or in the future able to be romanced by the opposite gender should be romancable by the same gender.

Let me also say again that at present I am not buying any more Bioware games because of this feature not being in the game at present. I was planning on buying ME 3 before launch, but the omission of SGRA in this game from bioware who in the past when character romances are a staple in the Bioware brand of the game to be polite is disapointing.
in a game where there is such mature content including murder, slavery, racism, and torture but not having same gender romances speaks volumes on what the people at Bioware think about same gender romances.
I will not support a company that thinks its ok to have that stuff in a game but it is somehow wrong to have the abilty to choose who I love.
Very well said, Avrid.
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sparklecat
03.03.2012 , 08:22 AM | #127
Ok guys, so what email addresses have you had luck getting a personal response from?

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Suaine
03.03.2012 , 08:25 AM | #128
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Ok guys, so what email addresses have you had luck getting a personal response from?
None yet, actually. All my emails appear to go whooosh in the ether. But I've had at least somewhat personalized responses to in-game tickets
We have to create the future, or others will do it for us. We have to care for one another, because if we don't, who will?
~ Susan Ivanova, Anla-shok Na, space bisexual

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mrcaptainpants
03.03.2012 , 09:45 AM | #129
Quote: Originally Posted by sparklecat View Post
Ok guys, so what email addresses have you had luck getting a personal response from?
There is support@swtor.com , which usually gets me a reply from a customer service person. Often the first response you get will be from an extremely low level employee and will feel more like a cut-and-paste response that barely addresses your issues. If you reply to that email, though, you will likely be escalated to someone a bit higher up who will at least take the time to write you a personal email. Problem is, it will still be from someone pretty low in the hierarchy who will simply apologize and assure you that the content in question is being worked on. While that was initially encouraging, I realize now that such a response is hardly a big deal. Its just a customer service person trying to soothe some ruffled feathers. It means very little.

You can also go to http://www.swtor.com/support/form and fill out the feedback form there. This will also get you a response, though again, it will only be from someone who will simply blow sunshine at you to make you feel better.

However, its still a good idea to contact them, not because of the response you will get (which is fairly meaningless) but because they will be forwarding your comments to the people that do matter. I strongly encourage everyone to use one or both of these contact avenues.


EDIT: I even tried contact@bioware.com , which is an address for the parent company. I didn't get a response, but I thought it was worth sending in case they have any pull with with Bioware Austin. It can't hurt to CC them whatever email you are sending to support@swtor.com . Maybe if enough people contact the parent company (perhaps using the recent quote found in my -and many others' - forum sig, they might be embarrassed enough to get involved.

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Nozybidaj
03.03.2012 , 10:26 AM | #130
Quote: Originally Posted by mrcaptainpants View Post
However, its still a good idea to contact them, not because of the response you will get (which is fairly meaningless) but because they will be forwarding your comments to the people that do matter. I strongly encourage everyone to use one or both of these contact avenues.
I wouldn't discourage people from doing so, but the devs have to already know how important this content is to get released. Either they are going to fix it or they aren't, I don't see how more customer service emails is going to tip anything one direction or the other. If they won't take the time to even answer a Q&A question I doubt any feedback is going to impact them at this point.

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Yes, same sex romances are taking a back seat. Evidently they are: if they weren't then they'd be done already. Why people feel the need to continually state and restate that they think it should take a lower priority than other things when it already is at a lower priority is quite beyond me.
LOL agreed. From the way people are reacting you would think the devs have assigned a strike team to getting the content into the game ASAP while leaving all other issues to wait. I actually think that wouldn't be a terrible idea, but it is so far from reality to be irrelevant.