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Same gender relationships clarifications?

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Same gender relationships clarifications?
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Tatile
01.17.2013 , 01:22 PM | #5341
Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
We have officially confirmed that SGRs will be in the game and this will not change.
So you are putting in same-gender companion romances, then, you simply aren't going to tell us yet?

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SithKoriandr
01.17.2013 , 01:24 PM | #5342
Quote: Originally Posted by AlienEyeTX View Post
Sad that Ashara is the only female companion for SI. I'd rather eliminate her than romance her. I think it is a good start to have the option on NPCs for now. MY SI would absolutely romance someone (male or female) just to meet her personal goals.

We can see how it is received with NPCs and maybe then decide to put resources into more complex companion stories.
Agreed on Ashara. If my SI could romance any romancable companion regardless of gender, I'd still pick Andy over Ashara, but that's because I think out of the options, character wise, he comes off better. Though I do wish he'd be a little less "Shoot em in the face and watch them bleed."

Probably where, while I'm pro-sgr, I'm not OMG IT HAS TO BE SGR FOR SGR SAKE. And why I come off as rude to others I'd prefere to pick who my characters get with based on more than just their gender And while I'm sure there's a lot of people who like Ashara, most everyone I've talked to in game all hate her

But hey, I like Quinn and he has a lot of detractors

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chuixupu
01.17.2013 , 01:24 PM | #5343
Personally, I'd like to be able to romance Mako on my female BH. I never really felt comfortable with Torian. He just isn't her "type".

If you look at the different companions out there, a lot of the male companions are odd alien types, which makes them less likely to be a romance option, while most of the females are near-human and at least somewhat attractive. So when it comes to the idea of male/male romance, obviously you'd have to leave out Quezen, Gus, Skadge , Blizz, Khem, Xalek, Bowdaar, Broonmark, Yuun, any droids, etc..

Some of the other humanoid types that have no current romance options could be a maybe, like Zenith, Gault, Tanno, Scourge? (lol)

So there's Doc, Torian, Quinn, Vector, Lt. Pierce, Corso, Doc, Andronikos, Tharan, Iresso, Talos,

I'm not really familiar with all of them, but I feel like Doc would be out, and Tharan clearly only loves holograms. I almost felt like Torian might have at one point been considered as a SGR.

I'm speaking theoretically here, I'd be surprised if they went back and made old companions SGR compatible any time soon.
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JovethGonzalez
01.17.2013 , 01:25 PM | #5344 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatile View Post
So you are putting in same-gender companion romances, then, you simply aren't going to tell us yet?
I wrote "SGRs". This echoes Jeff Hickman's words from his blog here.
"Secondly, I want to reveal today that we are adding SGR with some NPCs on Makeb and do intend on pursuing more SGR options in the future. More details to come!"

Let's get this thread back on topic please.

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Tatile
01.17.2013 , 01:27 PM | #5345
Quote: Originally Posted by chuixupu View Post
I'm speaking theoretically here, I'd be surprised if they went back and made old companions SGR compatible any time soon.
If they do retroactively add non-Chiss jokes for Chiss in the Smuggler line, then I'd really consider that Bioware would actually give thought to having retroactive companion SGRA's. However, I am going to assume they'll only have the two obligatory "I think you're pretty/handsome" options on Makeb that lead to sod all and call that "equality".


Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
I wrote "SGRs". This echoes Jeff Hickman's words from his blog here.
"Secondly, I want to reveal today that we are adding SGR with some NPCs on Makeb and do intend on pursuing more SGR options in the future. More details to come!"

Let's get this thread back on topic please.
I missed the word "companion", though I'm surprised you consider two [Flirt]s to be full blown romances.

Also: on-topic?
Fine. I want Vector.

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Lent_San
01.17.2013 , 01:29 PM | #5346
Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
Hi folks, as a reminder, please remember to stay on topic in this thread. While the topic started off as requesting clarifications for SGRs, it seems that it has also become a destination to discuss possible ways of implementing them in the game. We have officially confirmed that SGRs will be in the game and this will not change. However, we have directed any civil discussions that do not agree with the inclusion here. Please also remember to be respectful of one another, despite differences in opinions. Any posts that are considered off-topic or in violation of our forum rules will be removed and actioned upon, if necessary. Thank you.
Thanks for clarifying that. Appreciated.

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chuixupu
01.17.2013 , 01:31 PM | #5347
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatile View Post
If they do retroactively add non-Chiss jokes for Chiss in the Smuggler line, then I'd really consider that Bioware would actually give thought to having retroactive companion SGRA's. However, I am going to assume they'll only have the two obligatory "I think you're pretty/handsome" options on Makeb that lead to sod all and call that "equality".
Yeah, it is always possible, but it is definitely more complicated that taking a few jokes and replacing them with another. I don't think they would go through the trouble to just add a few incomplete flirt lines to existing companions,, that would make more people upset than happy, which is why I think they'll go with new companions that they can start out from scratch with, and not have people worry about having already gone through all their current companions' conversations before a change was implemented.
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I missed the word "companion", though I'm surprised you consider two [Flirt]s to be full blown romances.
How do you know it's only going to be 2 flirts? I don't think anything has really been revealed about it yet.
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Tatile
01.17.2013 , 01:37 PM | #5348
Quote: Originally Posted by chuixupu View Post
How do you know it's only going to be 2 flirts? I don't think anything has really been revealed about it yet.
I run by the optimistic system of "lowering one's expectations so that one might never be disappointed" - the flip side is when those expectations are met, they're pretty crap results.

I would love it if there was an Imperial Officer who's my contact on Makeb and I meet him in the space port and we frolic about the Hutt planet destroying key Republic supply lines and flirting in military speak over the operation's headset and then once or twice we beat up the old conference table when the Moffs aren't looking, but the cynic in me says that just isn't going to happen.

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SithKoriandr
01.17.2013 , 01:39 PM | #5349
Quote: Originally Posted by chuixupu View Post
Personally, I'd like to be able to romance Mako on my female BH. I never really felt comfortable with Torian. He just isn't her "type".

If you look at the different companions out there, a lot of the male companions are odd alien types, which makes them less likely to be a romance option, while most of the females are near-human and at least somewhat attractive. So when it comes to the idea of male/male romance, obviously you'd have to leave out Quezen, Gus, Skadge , Blizz, Khem, Xalek, Bowdaar, Broonmark, Yuun, any droids, etc..

Some of the other humanoid types that have no current romance options could be a maybe, like Zenith, Gault, Tanno, Scourge? (lol)

So there's Doc, Torian, Quinn, Vector, Lt. Pierce, Corso, Doc, Andronikos, Tharan, Iresso, Talos,

I'm not really familiar with all of them, but I feel like Doc would be out, and Tharan clearly only loves holograms. I almost felt like Torian might have at one point been considered as a SGR.

I'm speaking theoretically here, I'd be surprised if they went back and made old companions SGR compatible any time soon.
Basically the same with my BH. The only line I felt worked for my BH and Torian, is when she called him arm candy. But where as Torian is arm candy and a friend to her (in my head anyways), Mako is the arm candy and so much more.

I can see them adding SGR in with companions, I just don't see them doing it in one big patch, and it just seems easier to do it piecemeal. But I admit this is me thinking the dialogue isn't in game for SGR and they'd have to get the voice actors back to rework the scenes or add in new ones. I also don't know how expensive that option is or if it's even a possibility to do (which may be why current companions don't become an option).

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Lent_San
01.17.2013 , 01:39 PM | #5350
Quote: Originally Posted by chuixupu View Post
So there's Doc, Torian, Quinn, Vector, Lt. Pierce, Corso, Doc, Andronikos, Tharan, Iresso, Talos,
I'm not really familiar with all of them, but I feel like Doc would be out, and Tharan clearly only loves holograms. I almost felt like Torian might have at one point been considered as a SGR.
Agree with that, totally. Can't see Tharan come out anytime soon and I don't really get any gay/bi/pan, even herosexual vibes from him.

Iresso strikes me as purely straight, but since I've romanced him with my female Consular, I might be biased here. Not sure if my opinion would change, should I play a male Consular anytime soon.

That of course would leave the male Consular with zero SGR options with current companions, which is interesting. Either they do change some of the existing companions which would be a little awkward or they might add a new one, should they be up to implementing SGR with companions for all classes.