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Spharak
12.24.2011 , 11:12 PM | #31
I dont really get whats the fuzz about. Homosexuals are still a minority but still its fair to them (not to mention that hetero asked for it aswell) that they implement this.

It doesnt hurt anyone anyways. U always have the right to choose if you want to start it or not.

And by the way as long there is not explicit sex on it, i think kids get worse influences by killing and dismembering bugs and humanoids in an enviroment full of words such WAR & VIOLENCE. Not to mention several dark side options that i have encountered.

But hey thats ok for your kid, a natural act of (usually) love its not, thats baaaaad.

I will never understand this kind of things...

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Darth_Syre
12.25.2011 , 12:06 AM | #32
I love how people need to feel as if a game these days needs to be a reflection of their own life. Why someone would keep themselves from advancing in a game due to the fact they cannot get 'you know what' with whoever they wish is immature, I am not against the addition, but does this article really need to exist? It will happen, it just needs time and patience...
Darth Imperion

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Viera
12.25.2011 , 12:23 AM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by Dalarin View Post
This is a game. Not a place for political statements.

The game was designed for mass audiences.

To imply that there should be same sex relationships or it's somehow discriminatory, would then lead to problems like "Why aren't there any Muslim holy sites I can make my character Pray to", "Why are there no Bibles", "Why can't I marry my droid", "Why can't I do more explicit things with my companions", etc.

If there ever is same sex relationships implemented my accounts will be cancelled.

Not because I have a problem with same sex marriage, relationships, etc. but because My children play this game and I do not need a form of entertainment to become that explicit about sexual relationships they cannot comprehend at their age.

I sincerely hope that everyone can find what they like in the game but I seriously doubt that anyone is playing this game specifically so they can have a relationship between characters be they LBGT or not.
I like how you are ok with romance so long as it is heterosexual.

You might as well cancel your subscription to reality, as well. Secondly, this is a teen rated game. If your children are too young to meet the ESRB rating they honestly shouldn't be playing if you are so concerned about them being 'exposed'. Seriously, same sex relationships they cant comprehend? If they can comprehend heterosexual relationships they can comprehend homosexual relationships. If they cannot comprehend one, they cannot comprehend the other. There is no two ways about it. Either be mad about the whole shebang or do not be mad at all.

If your children are honestly so young that they need to be shielded from the horrors of homosexuality, they should not be playing. Believe it or not, homosexuals exist in real life. They are in TV, movies, books, music, and even in the schools. Seriously.

You may as well cut your losses and unsub from TOR and reality now.

I love this:

Torture? Perfectly fine for my children.

Beheading? Totally fine.

One night stands with strange members of the opposite sex? Kosher.

Thievery? Totally legit.

Genocide? Sure

Extortion? Yep!

Same Sex Relations? MY CHILDREN DO NOT NEED TO BE CONFUSED BY THIS!

P.S - Homosexuals exist in Star Wars, there are two gay mandalorians who are married. Islam does not exist in Star Wars nor does the bible.

Whats better is you cannot even get a same-sex relationship without pursuing it so in the end what you are afraid of is that your children will be interested in the same sex. Lol.
"I was a historian once, gathering the relics of the Jedi, learning the ancient mysteries. Always, there were more questions."

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Jeweledleah
12.25.2011 , 12:34 AM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by krisslanza View Post
I know your pain. I've done like nothing in ToR since finding out, since I'm wary of playing a character I'll have to re-roll when I can flirt with Kira...
pretty sure this quote means it will be new characters, not existing ones and I doubt they will restrict certain classes from getting them, so i would just play the class you like until those companions are finally available for recruitment.

Quote:
Originally Posted by StephenReid
Official statement follows:

Due to the design constraints of a fully voiced MMO of this scale and size, many choices had to be made as to the launch and post-launch feature set. Same gender romances with companion characters in Star Wars: The Old Republic will be a post-launch feature. Because The Old Republic is an MMO, the game will live on through content expansions which allow us to include content and features that could not be included at launch, including the addition of more companion characters who will have additional romance options.
and even if by some chance they decide to "expand" existing companions (not my preferred option but, considering, its bioware - its not impossible), I doubt they would punish existing players by locking them out of that opportunity.

P.S. Gaider said that all romansable companions with exception of Sebastian were in fact bi, not merely Hawke sexual. they just made it vague enough so that if people wanted to pretend otherwise - they could.

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krisslanza
12.25.2011 , 01:10 AM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by Jeweledleah View Post
pretty sure this quote means it will be new characters, not existing ones and I doubt they will restrict certain classes from getting them, so i would just play the class you like until those companions are finally available for recruitment.



and even if by some chance they decide to "expand" existing companions (not my preferred option but, considering, its bioware - its not impossible), I doubt they would punish existing players by locking them out of that opportunity.

P.S. Gaider said that all romansable companions with exception of Sebastian were in fact bi, not merely Hawke sexual. they just made it vague enough so that if people wanted to pretend otherwise - they could.
I'm still iffy and without BioWare giving an official response, I'm just playing other classes until it is patched in.

Though I am also still trying to really decide on a server too...

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Zydrate
12.25.2011 , 01:26 AM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by Bladesingre View Post
Hate to burst your bubble there chief, but um, you folks seem to be in the minority here, I have just about every person that feels a need to expound their PRIVATE bedroom habits on ignore and it seems they're on the slim side in regards to the LGBT crew

Do yourselves a favor: Keep it to yourselves and within the confides of your groups, this game is for everyone, not just the folks who feel the need to shout to the masses what it is they get up to at night ^-^
The exact same argument can be made against heterosexual romances. Also, your ignorance of the extensive gay gamer popular makes your opinion on this issue even more obsolete. Gay gamers don't shout anything more than heterosexual gamers do, but my guess is any time some guy says "Wow this Twilek chick is hawt!!" in gen chat, you don't blink an eye--it's called homophobia in case you were wondering.

...and the next time you want to patronize someone by calling them "chief", you may want to check to make sure you aren't speaking to someone clearly more educated, informed and intelligent than you.

As stated, Bioware fully intends to include GLBT gamers in their design, but I don't see them catering to ignorant, small minded bigots like you in the same way, so best to cancel your account now and save yourself the trouble of having to put 'all them homosexual folk' on ignore.

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IsolatedPurity
12.25.2011 , 01:31 AM | #37
How rediclous, bioware has always been pro-same sex but for some STRANGE reason they can't have it in their games now? SOUNDS LIKE EA DOESN'T WANT ANYTHING TOO CONTROVERSIAL . /facepalm
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jjfowler
12.25.2011 , 01:39 AM | #38
This thread is incredible. 2% of the entire population piss and moan about having homosexual relationships in a game.

Give me a break and letís step into reality. Why canít everyone just play the game without bringing their lifestyle choices into anything? Why do we have to make any statements, points to reflect our current real life social activity? Why donít you keep your thoughts and activities in the bedroom private? I do not care if you are straight, gay, and bi. Itís none of my business and my life is none of yours. My point; this is a game keep it that way.

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Fardreamer
12.25.2011 , 01:41 AM | #39
Why do these threads always have to turn into OMG SAME SEX theads?

It's just a game... leave your political ideals out of it. If you don't like an optional feature of the game, just ignore it...
"In the end, cowards are those who follow the darkside."
-Yoda

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YaanaOhtar
12.25.2011 , 01:46 AM | #40
Seriously what a big deal about this anyway. If you dont like to have romance with same sex then dont chose that companion or dont put effort to develop your relationship with them. Funny how you guys try to forbid s.o doing something because you believe it's bad. Just leave them alone, it's not like they force you to be like them