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Same gender relationships clarifications?

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Same gender relationships clarifications?
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Tatile
10.25.2012 , 04:50 AM | #2531
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Tt49...tu.be&t=10m49s
"Um, same sex relationship stuff, there is... ah, I think it's in Makeb, in the ah the new update, I think there's some stuff in there, but I...ah... I don't exact- I'm not a writer, that sort of thing, the aspect that I'm kind of furthest from. Yeah yeah yeah. And, um, but it really comes down to... yeah, just getting on the schedule and getting that content in the game."
~ Gabe Amatangelo - Principal Lead PvP Designer

In March of 2012, Star Wars: The Old Republic fans were able to meet members of the design and writing teams of Bioware: Austin at the Guild Summit. After a sustained campaign by users in the weeks running up to the Summit, the question of whether or not same-sex relationships and associated content would be introduced into the game, as it was not included at launch.

Daniel Erickson, previous Lead Writer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, was able to say the following to people present at the summit:
"So the short answer is, [the schedule]'s never changed, [same-sex romances are] still coming, it's coming when full story comes, and when is full story coming? This year. So we are still on track."

The term 'this year' was never qualified by Bioware as to whether it referred to the calendar year of 2012, or to a twelve month period dating from the Summit or from the launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Many users have held onto the belief that the statement was in reference to the calendar year, though with a continued silence from the Community Team on the subject and the worrying process of game updates, there are those who are losing their faith in the schedule.

Daniel Erickson left Bioware in <month> this year, to be replaced by Hall Hood as Lead Writer in <month> (confirmation needed). In the wake of PvP Lead, Gabe Amatengelo's interview, several users contact Hall Hood via his Twitter feed for a confirmation of same-sex romances being with Makeb. Ixum was one of the few who was able to make a text record of Hall Hood's replies, before the first of the two tweets disappeared:

http://www.swtor.com/community/showp...postcount=1656

Hall Hood ‏@hallhood
(1 of 2) To all the folks who have been expressing interest in SGRs, here is the official word from Gabe Amatangelo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Tt49...tu.be&t=10m49s

(2 of 2) When I can share more information, I will let you know. Writing romances is one of my favorite things about working on SWTOR. :-)



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Just working out a preliminary thing there. Transcript my own because I couldn't find the nice one for the life of me (stupid search function). Still need some extra information, like when Mr. Erickson left and Mr. Hood took over (and I am guessing somewhat at their titles, confirmation of that would be nice). I believe Mr. Reid is also important to our story, but I don't know much about him, so information of how to slot him into all of this would be much appreciated.

At the moment this comes across as more of a timeline than an address, but whatever, I don't think I'm invested enough to do an address on this subject.

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Akhremchyk
10.25.2012 , 05:10 AM | #2532
Quote: Originally Posted by MoogleNut View Post
I won't even start my cyborg Jedi Knight until Kira becomes available (or confirmation that she's not, although it's looking highly likely she will be, considering she's the only female JK companion) - and it's getting difficult to resist especially since all I can hear through Resident Evil 6 and Mass Effect 3 is her voice
Very true. Kira's biography and character is not denying the possibility to her to be bisexusal. Why not?
But my favorit possibility of SGR is FemSithWarrior and a poor little Vette. Just imagine: personal slave with electric collar, just for you... how could a NORMAL SITH deny this chance? Tell me, how?
I'm suspecting, Vette was seen by authors clearly for that - "sex slave romance". AND, possible for both genders.

Next in my chart is, of course FemBH and Mako. Poor little girl in desperate and seeking revenge... and of course The Old Sister BH will assist and guide her... in many ways...

By the way, its just the logical expectations, based on the story. Its Role-Playing, there is nothing perverted!

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Cbaoth
10.25.2012 , 08:17 AM | #2533
Quote: Originally Posted by Uluain View Post
Actually, we know precisely what BioWare has said about this, as well as when they said it and in what venue. Since it seems you don't, however, perhaps it is time to review:

Do you mean all the other stuff that they have put, and are continuing to put, in the game? Good! We want all of that stuff too. We've never asked them not to put it in, nor have we ever said that SGRs have to come first. But we have known since early March that this would come with expanded story later this year, and all indications is that this will in fact happen with Makeb.

If it really is all fine by you, why are you at such pains to say it will never happen, and why are you so blind to everything that has ever been said to indicate that it will? Seriously, why come in here at all? But thanks for the bump.
Lol..ok ok..even though I meant no offense to anyone, it seems many of you guys are very touchy about this subject. In any case I myself dont think there will ever be SGR in swtor, but you can believe in the devs as much as you want, and hey..maybe you get lucky and I will stand corrected, time will tell, but I wouldnt get my hopes up.

Anyway..this is my oppinion and I dont see any reason for taking offense in it, it not like im speaking out against SGR, I just dont think it will get in the game.

Peace out.!
“Pain is weakness leaving the body”

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natashina
10.25.2012 , 08:57 AM | #2534
I think telling a group that they're are just being "touchy" for an extremely negative statement is rather uncalled for.

The reason? Overall, we wouldn't go into a thread that you post in for a feature and tell you that "You're living in a dream world." If you have no faith in the developers or their word at all, then why are you still playing? It must be because you actually enjoy the game, and look forward to seeing new content. I hope you aren't one of those people that stick around forums just to troll players while your sub runs out.

In some ways, this is no different than wanting weather cycles for planets or barber shops/aging abilities for characters. SGRAs is a feature that we're asking for any information on. Plus, to be very blunt, those other topics are not features promised to players in the beginning of the game. Those are fluff features and are not central to the story.

Learning if central companions such as Kira or Mako (two examples of characters very tied into the story) are available fundamentally changes the way some people are going to level. Weather effects and such, while nice, do not effect a player's ability to level like SGRs can.

Same Gender Romance content has been promised and as well as reconfirmed even recently. It has not been scrapped and while the silence isn't golden, SGR isn't going away. So please, do some homework before you judge. Enjoy the game and please just ignore the thread if you think we're that naive. Also, enjoy asking for weather effects, ect. We won't come into your thread and tell you your ideas are unworthy, so have the same courtesy.

That's all I'm going to say about that.

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Captain_Zone
10.25.2012 , 09:20 AM | #2535
Btw, I'm taking advantage of a 3 day vacation from work right now to confirm whether or not Vavavavoom (Vaverone Zare) on Tatooine is available as a one-time FTB for female Smugglers if you side with her during the final Class mission on Tatooine. I'll post when I know for certain one way or another.
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natashina
10.25.2012 , 09:24 AM | #2536
Quote: Originally Posted by Captain_Zone View Post
Btw, I'm taking advantage of a 3 day vacation from work right now to confirm whether or not Vavavavoom (Vaverone Zare) on Tatooine is available as a one-time FTB for female Smugglers if you side with her during the final Class mission on Tatooine. I'll post when I know for certain one way or another.
Man, good luck! If you stumble across this, please add screenshots. I'd love to see this if it is true. I shall do a jig if it is.

Nice to see you in the thread, btw. I've lurked and funny how many posts of yours I run into in threads I like to check out.

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stuffystuffs
10.25.2012 , 09:38 AM | #2537
Quote: Originally Posted by natashina View Post

In some ways, this is no different than wanting weather cycles for planets or barber shops/aging abilities for characters.
The only difference is that a romance feature is in the game already but is denied to certain players/PCs.

It's like, imagine there was a barber shop feature for female PCs only but those that play males were denied the feature currently. I can only guess how people with male PCs would handle that on the forums

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natashina
10.25.2012 , 09:40 AM | #2538
Quote: Originally Posted by stuffystuffs View Post
The only difference is that a romance feature is in the game already but is denied to certain players/PCs.

It's like, if there was a barber shop feature for female PCs only but those that play males were denied the feature currently. I can only imagine how those that play male PCs would handle that
Wow, I haven't thought of that. Now that's a good point! I may have to steal that for later.

"Sorry, but this blue speeder is for male toons only. You ladies get the green ones, but only with certain classes. However, ladies, you should have to walk to keep that bod up! If you don't like it, reroll."

Yikes, I could almost see that happening.

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Uluain
10.25.2012 , 10:17 AM | #2539
Or if the game were only available for Windows, and not supported for Mac.

Oh, wait...

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Rayla_Felana
10.25.2012 , 10:24 AM | #2540
Leak found of "Chapter 4 'Rise of the Hutt Cartel'."

http://db-ptr.darthhater.com/items/5...e_hutt_cartel/

This would be a welcome surprise, if there was any way to introduce SGRAs and new story content, chapter 4 seems to be it.