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Same gender relationships clarifications?

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Same gender relationships clarifications?

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LyriaFrost
03.02.2012 , 01:40 PM | #1001
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Manly flowers!

Like, plants that smoke and get into fights!
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Kioma
03.02.2012 , 01:41 PM | #1002
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It could be said that adding code to make my skills flash when cool down is over wasn't 'necessary', but they did it anyway.
Yes, they did. I personally wouldn't have.

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Romance and flirts aren't critical path. BW can do anything they want to with them.
It's an MMO. Nothing is 'critical path'. You can make a character and then hang around at the starting point and RP if you really want. And yes, BW:A can ddo whatever they like withr omance. They can do whatever they like with anything. This isn't a democracy. It's their game. We're just paying guests.

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What is disturbing isn't the fact that people disagree. What is disturbing is the fact that even though I support homosexual romnace arcs and flirting in the game 100% but the fact that I want options on how it is displayed, if at all causes folks to implode and explode.

Are you folks saying that this thread can only be posted in if there is 100% agreement?
Are you saying people can't disagree with a suggestion they find undesirable?
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Krayna
03.02.2012 , 01:43 PM | #1003
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Is asking for the removal of all flirt and romance options offensive?

Just checking... guess I'll know if my post remains.
I don't have any issue with it because you are treating OGRA=SGRA and not making a distinction between the 2 of them. Is it needed? no but I wouldn't be offended by it. What people like me just want is to be treated the same and not have our lifestyles singled out and the need for a toggle because its different. I am all for making adjustments like moving all flirts off the right side of the wheel and placing it on the left so that everyone that doesn't want to choose a flirt option can have access to all three of the others.

I have posted this before I want as many on wheel options to be in game as possible the more the better. I want things to be treated the same that is all. I want you to have on your wheel when talking to someone of the same gender to have every option that you have now. I am not going to say what your outlook is on GLBT issues I do not know but what people are asking is that when this is implemented is that we are just treated the same way as hetro people are now. If it makes you uncomfortable I am sorry, If it breaks immersion I am sorry.

All alot of us are asking for is to be treated the same and we are not trying to shove it in your faces. I am lucky I can enjoy this game by playing the gender I want and get access to at least half of the people I want to but I know there is others that have their characters sitting in cantinas stuck because all they want to do is experience the game with the gender they picked and the companions they find fun.

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natashina
03.02.2012 , 01:44 PM | #1004
Quote: Originally Posted by LyriaFrost View Post
Manly flowers!

Like, plants that smoke and get into fights!
Hehe, barley and hop plants are pretty in bloom. As are coffee beans.

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Monoth
03.02.2012 , 01:46 PM | #1005
Quote: Originally Posted by elexier View Post
And I do not mean the same copy paste message that gets thrown onto every topic that discusses this, I mean no offense to the admins but a bit of clarification would be nice.

Things to clarify:

1 - A rough eta on same sex relationships (flirting ect) Were not after a nailed down etched in stone, be all end all date, Just a rough idea. A week/Month maybe 3 ect ?

2 - Those that happen to pick the "wrong" gender at creation are currently missing out with regards to there story arc, In my example Female sentinel missing out with Kira. There are 2 ways I see to fix this.

2a - Re-write those sections to include the same options for both genders and allow players already past to "Redo" there conversations. (Bit difficult and a lot of reworking)

2b - Create equivalent content for same gender romance at level 50 (or once the CURRENT story arc is finished) So by the end of it EVERYONE has had the same options REGARDLESS of the gender they chose.

3 - This is more of a given I think, but will there be more customization options for your companions. For example something to just change your companions hair color or skin tone. (I say its a given because its something so obvious that can be expanded upon and require very little work)

These are the questions to the Developers.

My question to the forum baring in mind we already know more companions are coming with these options enabled already.

Witch do you prefer option 2a or option 2b ?

Ps - Due to threads being closed due to flame wars ect, please keep it civil and just ignore/report those that attempt to start one, And please stay on topic. I will update a count of witch is preferred every 2 days or so. (WTB poll option)

I think it should be left up to the writers on which companions are straight / gay / bi .... I don't think every companion should be bi which is what your suggesting.... The writers created them with their personality so they should decide which way they lean.

I'm hoping with future companions the writers / devs add more depth to them, I would even like to see some companions romance options be based on alignment faction.... A companion who hates the sith should not hook up with someone who is full on dark side..
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natashina
03.02.2012 , 01:48 PM | #1006
Quote: Originally Posted by Monoth View Post
I think it should be left up to the writers on which characters are straight / gay / bi .... I don't think every companion should be bi which is what your suggesting.... The writers created them with their personality so they should decide which way the lean.

I'm hoping with future companions the writers / devs add more depth to them, I would even like to see some companions romance options be based on alignment faction.... A companion who hates the sith should not hook up with someone who is full on dark side..
I do agree the bit about the whole alignment idea behind the romance. I'm still a favor of hero-sexuality, but I do see your point.

On that note, I'm off to bed(night shift and all). See you all tonight, in the next thread redirect. We're over 100 pages, so I'm sure it's about that time.

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Kioma
03.02.2012 , 01:52 PM | #1007
I'm strongly in favour of hero-sexualism. I agree that the writers have probably got sexualities in mind but the problem with following that is the staggering number of companions they'd need to add to cover all sexuality bases for each class and each faction.

Hero-sexualism removes that problem. That way we, the players, decide whom we do and don't see as gay, bi or straight, and it means they don't have to add twenty-odd romanceable companions just to keep all bases covered.
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MoogleNut
03.02.2012 , 01:55 PM | #1008
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That would be awesome and adorable.

On another note, if they ever allowed one to purchase a real stuffed tauntaun that came with an in-game code for a mini-pet... I totally would.
You can get TaunTaun sleeping bags, not that I've been looking or anything

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Suaine
03.02.2012 , 01:56 PM | #1009
Quote: Originally Posted by Monoth View Post
I think it should be left up to the writers on which companions are straight / gay / bi .... I don't think every companion should be bi which is what your suggesting.... The writers created them with their personality so they should decide which way they lean.

I'm hoping with future companions the writers / devs add more depth to them, I would even like to see some companions romance options be based on alignment faction.... A companion who hates the sith should not hook up with someone who is full on dark side..
Personality and sexual orientation have nothing to do with each other. The writers have control over their personality, yes, but they've given us the choice over their skin color, hair and facial features to facilitate a more pleasing appearance. So they do want us to make them our own, as well, and I believe that sexuality should be part of that.

More options are always welcome. For future companions I'm absolutely open to a more diverse field with exclusive orientations as well, but for a timely and fair implementation of SGRAs it's not practical. Changing all the currently romanceable companions so that they are available for all genders is still the best way to fix what is currently broken. We can add more stuff once that's taken care of.
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Krayna
03.02.2012 , 01:57 PM | #1010
Quote: Originally Posted by Monoth View Post
I think it should be left up to the writers on which companions are straight / gay / bi .... I don't think every companion should be bi which is what your suggesting.... The writers created them with their personality so they should decide which way they lean.

I'm hoping with future companions the writers / devs add more depth to them, I would even like to see some companions romance options be based on alignment faction.... A companion who hates the sith should not hook up with someone who is full on dark side..
Oh heavens knows I would like to see that but I just have to point out one lil area of the forums at what headaches it would cause. Go to the Sith warrior forums and look up Jaessa romance and why only the dark side of her is romancable. If one of the characters is really really fun and limited while another preference is a perceived stick in the mud the rage on that posting will make this look like a match in a rainstorm compared to the firestorm that would be.

And what would be worse if there was lets say a lesbian character that is totally fun and interesting. That makes the straight option look dull that is going to direct anger in a bad way at that. We don't need more of that.