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Same gender romance discussion

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Same gender romance discussion
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stuffystuffs
03.25.2013 , 11:32 AM | #501
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*sigh* I saw this but....I dunno.



I feel like it's more PR spin. I don't have faith in EA anymore.

http://dulfy.net/2013/03/25/swtor-ri...brian-audette/
Seems like they are saying that they will probably not be modifying existing companion stories for SGRA and future SGRA content will be with new story stuff (could still be new story stuff with existing companions or new companions).

I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.

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Tatile
03.25.2013 , 12:35 PM | #502
Quote: Originally Posted by stuffystuffs View Post
Seems like they are saying that they will probably not be modifying existing companion stories for SGRA and future SGRA content will be with new story stuff (could still be new story stuff with existing companions or new companions).

I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.
Let's assume that by "existing storylines" they mean backwards compatible romances and throwing SGR [Flirt]s into the pre-50 planetary and story content (former being companions and non-companion romances that exist, latter being stuff like that cute guy in the Nar Shadda bonus series), then that's "not so bad" - not great, but not ultra-terrible either.

That being said, the phrase was "bit difficult" not utterly impossible. Hopefully that means they're working out the coding and pacing and whether or not making these romances available to +10k companion affection players is possible and then, presumably, how to proceed from there.

Perhaps Mr. Musco could enlighten us further on the wording in this interview, but given how quiet Bioware has been on SGR/A's since Mr. Gonzalez dropped the bomb that "SGR means Same Gender [Flirt]s", I somehow doubt he has any information to give us. Worth a shot though, it was spoken of in an interview.

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Lent_San
03.25.2013 , 12:42 PM | #503
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatile View Post
That being said, the phrase was "bit difficult" not utterly impossible. Hopefully that means they're working out the coding and pacing and whether or not making these romances available to +10k companion affection players is possible and then, presumably, how to proceed from there.
Agree! I for one am still hopeful.

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Tatile
03.25.2013 , 01:35 PM | #504
Quote: Originally Posted by Lent_San View Post
Agree! I for one am still hopeful.
" Unfortunately, this will take a lot more work than we realized at the time and it (like some other pieces of content we talked about earlier in the year) has been delayed as we focused on the changes required to take the game Free-to-Play. As we have said in the past, allowing same gender romance is something we are very supportive of. "

The fact that they're still talking about SGRA's with companions in a more present tense than we've had before, implies - to me, at least - that the idea itself has not been scrapped.

I also find it highly unlikely that Bioware actually do equate one-off [Flirt] opportunities and one-night-stands to fully scripted, multiple conversation romances and that as such, we are going to see companion romances in the future.

Now we just need to hear some good news about class stories...

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Lent_San
03.25.2013 , 01:51 PM | #505
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatile View Post
I also find it highly unlikely that Bioware actually do equate one-off [Flirt] opportunities and one-night-stands to fully scripted, multiple conversation romances and that as such, we are going to see companion romances in the future.
Now we just need to hear some good news about class stories...
Indeed...........

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Tatile
03.25.2013 , 02:03 PM | #506
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Indeed...........
It would be refreshing to have a romance in this game that does not result in "Let's make babies!" or "Here's how I will protect you during the baby time."

I'm 24, cisfemale and married. I get baby crap at work, I don't want baby crap in my game*. My Warrior is not suddenly going to paint the war room pastel yellow and buy a mobile just because Quinn popped a ring on her finger.


*My husband is very supportive and agrees with my stance of "no". We have pet rats, they're pretty much the same.

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Lent_San
03.25.2013 , 03:04 PM | #507
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatile View Post
It would be refreshing to have a romance in this game that does not result in "Let's make babies!" or "Here's how I will protect you during the baby time."
I'm 24, cisfemale and married. I get baby crap at work, I don't want baby crap in my game*. My Warrior is not suddenly going to paint the war room pastel yellow and buy a mobile just because Quinn popped a ring on her finger.
*My husband is very supportive and agrees with my stance of "no". We have pet rats, they're pretty much the same.
You make it seem so appealing.

While in real life I have nothing against babies (just, you know, don't hold them to my face unless I ask you to), I'm not too fond of being reminded in a video game of what I'm reduced to often enough in the real world.

My MALE smuggler though.... if he found a way of getting hold of his offspring (and Corso seems to be certain such offspring exists somewhere) I can see us having a debate on intergalactic same-sex marriage and adoption right effing here in this thread.

I need you all to read up on and be prepared for that, just in case, you know.

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Tatile
03.25.2013 , 03:10 PM | #508
I support the idea of adoption - certainly in this war torn galaxy there's more than enough orphans to go around, and my Twi'lek Sorcerer would probably happily adopt a couple little mixed species br--darlings.

Pfft, I'm sure my Agent and Vector could provide a better home environment than whatever the Empire has got running around with the name of "orphanage" (probably "Reform School for Under Achieving Children. One in a hundred children goes to Korriban.), but that would only be if they wanted to, rather than this forced idea I'm currently seeing opposite-gender romances.

Because marriage=children, naturally

And hey, rats are appealing. They're adorable and they don't talk back. Plus you can teach them tricks.

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Lent_San
03.25.2013 , 03:22 PM | #509
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I support the idea of adoption - certainly in this war torn galaxy there's more than enough orphans to go around, and my Twi'lek Sorcerer would probably happily adopt a couple little mixed species br--darlings.
Pfft, I'm sure my Agent and Vector could provide a better home environment than whatever the Empire has got running around ...
Well, Corso and smuggler guy already figured all of that out without SGR even being implemented. I just need that to happen in the game now and not only allusions of Corso being the "uncle" and, you know, smuggler guy being the best thing that ever happened to him.

I do see your point, definitely. War-torn galaxy, orphans.... basically Corso was one of them!

So OF COURSE there would be SG marriage in some shape or form and of course they would adopt. This obvious thing makes discussing it a little more difficult though.

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And hey, rats are appealing. They're adorable and they don't talk back. Plus you can teach them tricks.
I love rats! I just love cats more and cats and rats in one household.... ouch. Don't think that would work.

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chuixupu
03.25.2013 , 05:11 PM | #510
OT but I love pet rats too. And having rats and cats in one household is just fine, just don't leave them alone in a room. :P Actually, we discovered that leaving a rat and a bird to wander free in a room is far worse.
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