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Same gender relationships clarifications?
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Zandilar
06.25.2012 , 05:12 PM | #131
Quote: Originally Posted by Eleuril View Post
There are existing companions who are currently unavailable for opposite-gender romances, despite being what you might call suitable. I would imagine some of those will be your same-sex only options. For example, Talos Drellik is not available to female Sith Inquisitors, despite being human and (seemingly) rather keen on his boss. He's one of the companions I suspect will be SGRA-only when it's patched in.
Almost 100% of those unavailable characters are male. The only two unavailable "females" I can think of off the top of my head are LS Jaesa and SCORPIO (who is the reason for the inverted commas around the word females earlier in the sentence). The former probably doesn't count because her DS self is available to male SWs, and the latter doesn't count since she is a droid. So they're probably going to have to make one or more existing female companions PCsexual (or bisexual), and/or introduce one or more new female companions.

I'd be VERY surprised if they made LS Jaesa same sex only, by the way, for the unfortunate implications that would create. (On the other hand, my SW, Myren, wouldn't be at all upset for LS Jaesa to fall into her arms.)

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On the subject of bisexual companions, I think it would be nice to have some who are. I'm not for a moment suggesting that all companions available for SGRA in the future should be, but some representation would be appreciated.
This. (But keep in mind they only have limited resources.)
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Captain_Zone
06.25.2012 , 06:03 PM | #132
Quote: Originally Posted by Zandilar View Post
Almost 100% of those unavailable characters are male. The only two unavailable "females" I can think of off the top of my head are LS Jaesa and SCORPIO (who is the reason for the inverted commas around the word females earlier in the sentence). The former probably doesn't count because her DS self is available to male SWs, and the latter doesn't count since she is a droid. So they're probably going to have to make one or more existing female companions PCsexual (or bisexual), and/or introduce one or more new female companions.

I'd be VERY surprised if they made LS Jaesa same sex only, by the way, for the unfortunate implications that would create. (On the other hand, my SW, Myren, wouldn't be at all upset for LS Jaesa to fall into her arms.)



This. (But keep in mind they only have limited resources.)
I'll find a way to hook SCORPIO up with HK when we get him.
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JediElf
06.25.2012 , 11:31 PM | #133
*pokes head in*

*looks around*

Any update yet? Any new developments?

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Captain_Zone
06.26.2012 , 02:37 PM | #134
Quote: Originally Posted by JediElf View Post
*pokes head in*

*looks around*

Any update yet? Any new developments?

Not yet, Elf. Hoping we hear more about 1.4 now that 1.3 is live.
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Eleuril
06.26.2012 , 04:14 PM | #135
Quote: Originally Posted by Zandilar View Post
Almost 100% of those unavailable characters are male. The only two unavailable "females" I can think of off the top of my head are LS Jaesa and SCORPIO (who is the reason for the inverted commas around the word females earlier in the sentence). The former probably doesn't count because her DS self is available to male SWs, and the latter doesn't count since she is a droid. So they're probably going to have to make one or more existing female companions PCsexual (or bisexual), and/or introduce one or more new female companions.
Yes, I noticed this when I was going through the list of companions. I hope it doesn't turn out to be the case that the male SGRA options are all gay and all the females are bisexual, since that doesn't have the best of implications. I'm not accusing Bioware of anything here, especially since we still don't know exactly what will happen, but I do think these things do need to at least be mentioned.

I understand Bioware do not have unlimited resources to pour into this, but obviously it does need to be done right. A situation that annoys lesbian women and/or bisexual men is not something I would like to see and I doubt it would do Bioware much good either. I'm thinking they plan to add in more female companions, since some classes are somewhat lacking in that department. My male SI has the option of romancing Ashara or... Ashara, and I can't stand the woman

Fingers crossed for more info now 1.3 is live!

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MusedMoose
06.26.2012 , 06:45 PM | #136
Quote: Originally Posted by Eleuril View Post
I understand Bioware do not have unlimited resources to pour into this, but obviously it does need to be done right. A situation that annoys lesbian women and/or bisexual men is not something I would like to see and I doubt it would do Bioware much good either. I'm thinking they plan to add in more female companions, since some classes are somewhat lacking in that department. My male SI has the option of romancing Ashara or... Ashara, and I can't stand the woman

Fingers crossed for more info now 1.3 is live!
Hell's bells, every single class has more male companions than female ones - except maybe the IA, and it's debatable if SCORPIO completely counts. I agree that more companions would help balance things and I strongly agree that a SGR-only companion (for every class) would be an excellent idea. Sure, there'd be some complaining when people really wanted to romance the new companion and found they didn't swing that way, but as the ME3 thing shows, BioWare is more than used to loud complaints from people who can't stand that they didn't get exactly what they wanted.

...sorry, tangent.

Considering the limited time and resources, though, I still think odds are good we're only going to see SGRs with current companions this year; new companions for individual classes seems like too much work for anything less than an actual expansion. I well and truly hope BW gives every class at least one SGR option for each gender, which would mean that most if not all of the current female companions would be available.

And I feel your pain: my female SI has romance options of Andronikos and that's it. And he just seems too "Diet Coke of Evil" for her. Haven't met Ashara, but if she's a SGR option, in my headcanon, my SI will be corrupting her.

Here's hoping we get news on 1.4 soon. Remember: June ends on Saturday, so we're less than six months away from SGRs.

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Sapho
06.27.2012 , 03:56 AM | #137
So ready for SGRA. I want to be more involved with my characters, but feel I can not until SGRA is implemented. I love this game and want to play more, but I am frustrated and feel kinda of cheated that I can not romance my lady companions. Hope 1.4 brings good news.

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Rayla_Felana
06.27.2012 , 04:40 AM | #138
Quote: Originally Posted by Sapho View Post
So ready for SGRA. I want to be more involved with my characters, but feel I can not until SGRA is implemented. I love this game and want to play more, but I am frustrated and feel kinda of cheated that I can not romance my lady companions. Hope 1.4 brings good news.
My feelings exactly.

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Aebrynis
06.27.2012 , 06:09 AM | #139
Quote: Originally Posted by MusedMoose View Post
Here's hoping we get news on 1.4 soon. Remember: June ends on Saturday, so we're less than six months away from SGRs.
Whoah, wait, what? There's definitive evidence of this? Not being snarky - is this for real? Wow, I really must have been asleep at the switch. Is there a link to an interview or something? I didn't think BioWare would pull the cards away from the vest this quickly.

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Tatile
06.27.2012 , 06:25 AM | #140
I have a question:

If SGR's are going to be added to existing companions (the opposite to what I was told back in January) what happens to people who have already hit 10k affection with those companions? From the way Bioware's handled everything else recently (i.e. turning stuff off rather than attempting to fix it) will we be sod out of luck?

I want to romance Vector, but I've gone through all of the conversations with him as I was initially informed SGR's would not be available for existing companions.