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Same Sex Romance / Legacy


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timidobserver
07.17.2012 , 06:23 PM | #11
They might as well go ahead and add it. At the rate that the game is losing customers, this couldn't hurt to much more.
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Kraavick
07.17.2012 , 07:01 PM | #12
The thing is, to the vast majority of people wanting the same sex romances in, they want it as more of a novelty, which means they won't necessarily leave without the implementation, but its something they'd "like" to have. I can just about guarantee 90% of it is guys wanting their jedi knight or bounty hunter to "do it" with kira or mako, respectively. The other side of the spectrum, people who are opposed to it, will likely leave the game if such a thing is implemented. Its quite a bit of a risk for them, in reality, and although they have a rather large following asking for it, the opposition is just as large, if not larger. Now, the rest of my post has been as an objective/economic side of things. I personally would leave this game if such a thing were implemented, as I am strongly against it.
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Kilikaa
07.17.2012 , 07:58 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Kraavick View Post
The thing is, to the vast majority of people wanting the same sex romances in, they want it as more of a novelty, which means they won't necessarily leave without the implementation, but its something they'd "like" to have. I can just about guarantee 90% of it is guys wanting their jedi knight or bounty hunter to "do it" with kira or mako, respectively. The other side of the spectrum, people who are opposed to it, will likely leave the game if such a thing is implemented. Its quite a bit of a risk for them, in reality, and although they have a rather large following asking for it, the opposition is just as large, if not larger. Now, the rest of my post has been as an objective/economic side of things. I personally would leave this game if such a thing were implemented, as I am strongly against it.
Why would you leave the game over something that you wouldn't even know is therre if you don't take part in it? I think same sex relationships with companions should be a option for people to pursue if they WANT to. You may be against it but is it really a reason to leave the game? You aren't going to be forced to have your male smuggler hook up with Corso. You won't even realize SGRAs are there unless you actively pursue them.

I respect your stance on the matter but is it really that big a deal in a game? Have you played the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games? Have you played Jade Empie? If so then why would you quit this game over it? I honestly want to know.

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Korondo
07.17.2012 , 08:43 PM | #14
I have one question are there any same sex romance in the Star Wars movies that the game is based on??? If not then why put it in the game.

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cool-dude
07.17.2012 , 09:56 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Rayla_Felana View Post
Incorrect.

If your assumption was valid, we'd all be off playing dating sims, we are not, we do however enjoy the romantic options that have been part of the BioWare storytelling mechanic since they began making these games. They are there for a reason, to get you emotionally invested in the characters and just as importantly, the story, going on in the game, without that investment, the game would be a failure(In some PoVs.), we want to partake in this investing, but can only do so in a heterosexual manner, something simply not the same.

Let me give you some perspective: I will make the rather large hypothetical scenario that you are a straight male and you want to partake in the romance options of this game, you wish to play a male, naturally, and in this hypothetical scenario the only romantic options are other males, because this game only has Same Sex Romances.

You are faced with three solutions:
You decide not to partake in this content, despite wanting to.
You re-roll as a female, to partake in Lesbian romances, despite wanting to play a male.
You ask for Opposite Sex Romances to be implemented at some point.

Reverse everything to how reality is, we face this same conundrum.
Well, for me personally, If there was nothing but same sex romances in game, I would still partake in them for fun no matter what my actual sexuality is in real life. I can enjoy the game and keeping playing it even if it had nothing but homosexual love. To each his own I suppose, just think people need to lighten up, Bioware will add same sex romances in time.
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Wolfninjajedi
07.17.2012 , 10:19 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Kraavick View Post
The thing is, to the vast majority of people wanting the same sex romances in, they want it as more of a novelty, which means they won't necessarily leave without the implementation, but its something they'd "like" to have. I can just about guarantee 90% of it is guys wanting their jedi knight or bounty hunter to "do it" with kira or mako, respectively. The other side of the spectrum, people who are opposed to it, will likely leave the game if such a thing is implemented. Its quite a bit of a risk for them, in reality, and although they have a rather large following asking for it, the opposition is just as large, if not larger. Now, the rest of my post has been as an objective/economic side of things. I personally would leave this game if such a thing were implemented, as I am strongly against it.
Not entirely sure they said they were going to do it for every companion, so either way people may QQ about it. Believe they said somewhere, it would be more for new companions SSR now they could go back and tweak/edit the other companions but I don't see them doing it for all of them.
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LahLahSr
07.18.2012 , 01:32 AM | #17
Same sex romances occur in real life as it has for as long as mankind - and animalkind - has existed. It's a perfectly natural part of life and existence as we know it. Being "against it" is similar to objecting to gravity...really rather pointless and as uninteresting and irrelevant as talking with someone who maintains that the Earth is flat.

Whether to put it into a game nor not, is a business decision. It's content like everything else and subject to a cost-benefit analysis.

This is a violent game...everyone is fighting and all the people in this imaginary galaxy is in mortal peril. A little romance - same sex or otherwise - is a good and creative counterpoint from a storytelling perspective.

In this game they have held true to the romance aspect with a tasteful attention to the attraction and the romance itself. I'm sure they will do a fine job on the same sex romance too.

Overall though, it would be nice if these relationships had a little more meaning. My one trooper character had a somewhat understated romance with the ship's medic and ended up marrying her. But after that occurred and the affection maxxed out, the whole relationship became completely irrelevant in the game.....
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Rayla_Felana
07.18.2012 , 03:04 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Korondo View Post
I have one question are there any same sex romance in the Star Wars movies that the game is based on??? If not then why put it in the game.
You assume not seeing = not happening. (And come on if C3-P0 wasn't meant to be gay... what the hell was he? British? please.)

Also, the canon itself has homosexual romances in it and you cannot argue from the stand point of the movies, as they are a tiny, albeit the most important, part of the Star Wars canon.

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CommunitySupport
07.18.2012 , 08:56 AM | #19
Hello everyone! We do already have a thread for discussion of this topic, and we encourage you to continue the discussion there! Thanks!

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=476215