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What's the staus on Same-Sex Romances?

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What's the staus on Same-Sex Romances?

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GregSJ
10.26.2012 , 06:30 PM | #1
It was announced at the beginning of the year, that we would actually see the implementation of same sex romance options in TOR. At the time it was a hot topic and evoked a lot of discussion all over the place. Since then I've heard absolutely nothing more about it, besides the occasional speculation and the long outdated comment that it's coming down the pipe. It's almost the end of the year and we have not heard or seen anything substantial in regards to this promised addition. To be honest this is the one big addition I've been waiting for, and it would help if I could find any recent piece of information regarding it. Any information on where they are with this; are they even working on it? Or has Bioware just randomly shelved the idea after all the hype?

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DarthAeonis
10.26.2012 , 06:40 PM | #2
i dont doubt its coming. but making new dialogue and new characters to form relations with takes time. i expect it on spring once they actually announce more companions. but i kno they havent forgot about the subject. i aint a bioware game without a lil gay in it lol
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Newyankalt
10.26.2012 , 06:58 PM | #3
Go look at the 2500+ post thread of this in story and lore section. No need to make another pointless thread here when bioware won't tell you when to expect it anyways.

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Kourage
10.26.2012 , 07:09 PM | #4
They are waiting for you to use up all of your character slots and finish every story. Then they will add it for new players.
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((Please send picture of boat and motor))

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Uluain
10.26.2012 , 07:16 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Newyankalt View Post
Go look at the 2500+ post thread* of this in story and lore section. No need to make another pointless thread here when bioware won't tell you when to expect it anyways.
I don't see why we shouldn't. For one, new players don't find it there. We have people come in there totally surprised to find that there has been a thread running since January.

For another, seeing new threads posted by players who have not been a part of that discussion demonstrates to the design team ongoing and continuous interest in same-gender content.

Also, how many threads are started on paid transfers, or chat bubbles, or the secret space project, or hood toggles that are not locked down and redirected? Why should the discussion of same-gender content be treated differently? That is a sincere question.

I have had a thread up these past couple of weeks attempting to confirm a statement by PvP Czar Gabe Amatangelo that he thought same-gender romance would be coming with other new story content in the future content patch which will feature the new planet, Makeb. Lead Writer Hall Hood tentatively confirmed that but then pulled his confirming statement without comment.

That is the only hint we have had regarding this content at all since last March. Given that it was initially announced in September, 2011, I don't think it is unreasonable to request an update.

Given that other anticipated pending content enjoys discussion in multiple threads on General, not in secluded sub-forums, I don't see why this thread would be out of place and out of line.

Edit *that thread has run continuously since January 17th. It has been re-made six times by the Community Support team when it grows overly long in any one version. In total, it has had over 7,500 posts and over 500,000 views. Oh, and one non-informative BW reply. I think we can be excused branching out a bit, if that is the response we get for staying in our ghetto.

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Kourage
10.26.2012 , 07:20 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Roalmo View Post
Always wondered why they would waste time on this. At most the recent figures are 8% of the folks are bent this way.

So they ignore the "5%"(their words) who have login problems. Or the 5% who can't stay logged on due to CTD's, or the 5% that get the 9000 error, but they will take care of the 8%?

I do understand that the majority(99.99%+) of those that want this are teenage boys.. but come-on... cater to them?

Weird....
You underestimate how many male players play as female characters and want to romance female companions.
Looking for a good woman. Able to clean, cook, sew, catch bait, and clean fish. Must have boat and motor.
((Please send picture of boat and motor))

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AboB
10.26.2012 , 07:21 PM | #7
I keep trying to type "status on same-sex romances" into the search bar and nothing comes up. Guess less people are interested in this than you thought!

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Roalmo
10.26.2012 , 07:22 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Kourage View Post
You underestimate how many male players play as female characters and want to romance female companions.
No I don't.. see the "estimate" of "teenage" boys who want this.. do try to keep up old bean...

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yandars
10.26.2012 , 07:35 PM | #9
Please do not make this happen Bioware.

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zhiao
10.26.2012 , 07:35 PM | #10
I don't understand what the hold up is. Just enable both male and female romances for all characters regardless of gender. They don't have to add any new content.... It's disappointing this hasn't been taken care of yet.