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Same gender relationships clarifications?

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Same gender relationships clarifications?
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MusedMoose
06.27.2012 , 06:28 AM | #141
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.
Thirded. I've already reached the point with one character I love playing (my SI) where I've had to stop playing her because I don't want to miss out on starting a SGR, or just flirting, with the only female companion she gets. It'll be the same with my JC, once I finish chapter 2 with her. And I don't want to even play my BH or JK until SGRs are in, because Mako and Kira are my top two hopes for SGRs. Hopefully we'll get some news soon, because I really don't like not being able to play these characters.
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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.
Don't panic. BioWare said that SGRs will be coming with the story update, which is coming this year. So unless BW waits until December 31st to drop that update, we'll be getting SGRs at some point within the next six months. I linked to the part of the guild summit where they confirm this in my post on the first page of this thread, take a look there.
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatile View Post
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.
BioWare has not said which companions will be available for SGRs; we don't know if it will be with current companions or new ones. However, in the guild summit video, they say that they know which companions they want to do SGRs for, the ones that it makes sense for. This implies that it's pre-existing companions, but unfortunately doesn't outright state it.

As for hitting 10K affection, I recently got Elara's affection that high on my Trooper, and was treated to seven or eight companion missions in a row when I finished chapter 2. I'm guessing that, if a companion you have high affection becomes romanceable, you too will get a bunch of romance missions in a row. That seems to be the way the companion mission system works - you get missions when you pass a certain level of affection or a certain point in the story, and if you've passed both, you'll get even more missions. The only problem I can think of is if there's something preventing the companions from being marked as romanceable once they've already joined you. But hopefully that won't be the case, and if it was, I'm sure BioWare would have found a way to fix it.

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Sapho
06.27.2012 , 07:14 AM | #142
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My feelings exactly.
Quote: Originally Posted by MusedMoose View Post
Thirded. I've already reached the point with one character I love playing (my SI) where I've had to stop playing her because I don't want to miss out on starting a SGR, or just flirting, with the only female companion she gets. It'll be the same with my JC, once I finish chapter 2 with her. And I don't want to even play my BH or JK until SGRs are in, because Mako and Kira are my top two hopes for SGRs. Hopefully we'll get some news soon, because I really don't like not being able to play these characters.
Thanks for response. I have 3 characters, and been playing mainly on my 50 SW. Been focusing on making money on my SW, and not advancing my other two (BH/IA) storyline. Ugh!!! Just want to vent, seems like we have been waiting for SGR for ever.

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Wispr
06.27.2012 , 12:18 PM | #143
I got two things coming that I' so looking forward to... SGR's this year and hopefully soon Cathar as playable race. I can just imagine my female Cather SW with her face all scrunched up in ecstasy as Vette scratches her under her chin while saying, "My aren't you the cutest little Sith Lord I've ever seen!"

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Uluain
06.27.2012 , 12:26 PM | #144
Quote: Originally Posted by Wispr View Post
I got two things coming that I' so looking forward to... SGR's this year and hopefully soon Cathar as playable race.
Heck, I'd be happy with a Cathar as a same-gender romantic interest.

I have been away. I take it that nothing has actually been said one way or another on same-gender [Flirt] options? Maybe I should go digging for old posts, but I thought it couldn't hurt to ask here, too.

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Tatile
06.27.2012 , 12:32 PM | #145
Quote: Originally Posted by Uluain View Post
I have been away. I take it that nothing has actually been said one way or another on same-gender [Flirt] options? Maybe I should go digging for old posts, but I thought it couldn't hurt to ask here, too.
They should just stick a fourth option into conversations which is pure [Flirt] - doesn't men you can sleep with everyone, just flirt. It'd be funny to see NPCs shooting your character down or eventually succumbing to your charms.

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MusedMoose
06.27.2012 , 05:43 PM | #146
Quote: Originally Posted by Wispr View Post
I got two things coming that I' so looking forward to... SGR's this year and hopefully soon Cathar as playable race. I can just imagine my female Cather SW with her face all scrunched up in ecstasy as Vette scratches her under her chin while saying, "My aren't you the cutest little Sith Lord I've ever seen!"
...well, that just decided my future female SW's race. Thank you.
Quote: Originally Posted by Uluain View Post
I have been away. I take it that nothing has actually been said one way or another on same-gender [Flirt] options? Maybe I should go digging for old posts, but I thought it couldn't hurt to ask here, too.
We haven't had a word on that, no. I think the original thread is still open, still gets a post now and then. BW did say in the blog post about 1.3 that there's a lot more coming up this year and they specifically pointed out there's stuff they haven't even talked about, so we can only hope same-gender [Flirt] prompts are part of that. While it will be great to see SGRs in the game, it would be a real shame if same-sex stuff was restricted only to companion romances.

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MollyDresden
06.27.2012 , 09:17 PM | #147
Personally, I don't plan to use the SGR option, but I don't have any problem with it being implemented--as long as it doesn't take way from strait romances in the game (like, suddenly making Quinn gay and taking away the female romance option, for example). I'm all for more romance options in the game. My preference would be that pretty much every companion be romanceable by whoever the player decides to make their character. (Well, maybe not the less humanoid ones, although even those could be amusing.) I'd just really love to see the options regarding companion quests and relationships expanded as much as possible, and not limited. There are some companions who aren't currently romanceable but I'd like them to be, and it would be disappointing to have them same gender only romances.

I like the third option given by the OP, of a player choosing right after (or at) character creation whether this character is straight/gay/bi, if that would help determine which companions are romance options. Whatever way they do it, though, what I really want is no-limits options for romancing. (Actually, it would be nice even to have the option to romance more than one character at a time, because I do have one character who would probably romance everyone on his ship, man, woman, and other, if he could.)

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Droidist
06.27.2012 , 10:00 PM | #148
I hope this comes before August is out personally.
A force of one, yes, the solo player!

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Spatology
06.28.2012 , 01:07 AM | #149
Bioware, i personally wouldnt mind if you put this on the back burner. There are alot of issues that would come before this in my opinion. Infact, im not sure we realy need clarification. Just as long as its "Coming Soon" im happy.

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bluegem
06.28.2012 , 05:41 AM | #150
Hmm.... I also would not mind this but if you really want same gender romance become a girl so you can romance a male companion and become a boy if you want to romance a girl companion. Is it that hard?