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Same gender relationships clarifications?

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Same gender relationships clarifications?
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stuffystuffs
12.12.2012 , 02:44 PM | #4011
Quote: Originally Posted by Revanchis View Post
If they do introduce an Isabella-expy I just hope she's optional.
Any romance would be optional.

Unless you mean "optional" as a companion (like, HK-51 is).
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Revanchis
12.12.2012 , 02:53 PM | #4012
Quote: Originally Posted by stuffystuffs View Post
Any romance would be optional.

Unless you mean "optional" as a companion (like, HK-51 is).
I mean optional as in the option to not have her on my ship. I couldn't stand Isabella.

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dreadswraith
12.12.2012 , 02:53 PM | #4013
Personally i really wish they give us a answer as i got a level 29 IA sitting in his ship waiting to see if he will end up romacing Vector the bug guy as they make a cool couple
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Revanchis
12.12.2012 , 03:00 PM | #4014
Quote: Originally Posted by dreadswraith View Post
Personally i really wish they give us a answer as i got a level 29 IA sitting in his ship waiting to see if he will end up romacing Vector the bug guy as they make a cool couple
Ya, that would be nice. Although at this point I've just blundered ahead anyway. I just hope I don't have to remake my characters if I want them to romance women.

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Joushigun
12.12.2012 , 04:33 PM | #4015
Well, I think GLAAD now knows, and probably BioWare.

Got to love being the owner of an LGBT blog
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Taban
12.12.2012 , 04:37 PM | #4016
Quote: Originally Posted by Joushigun View Post
Well, I think GLAAD now knows, and probably BioWare.

Got to love being the owner of an LGBT blog
Just out of curiosity what blog?

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Palar
12.12.2012 , 10:52 PM | #4017
A week to go, until it's been one year with no answer.

Apparently, "how is this going to work?" is a real brain-stumper... and here I always thought the hardest question to answer in life was "who's your favourite Travelling Wilbury?". Go figure.

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ZipperNub
12.12.2012 , 11:20 PM | #4018
Hello all!

This is my first post here, or rather anywhere in these forums.

I've been following this topic for a long while. And there is quite a bit of reading to be done just to catch up after being gone a few days without reading this thread. It makes even me, an avid reader of just about anything with the written(or typed) word, start feeling TL;DR about it. Which is a good thing for this issue I would like to think.

I'm 30 years old, half-white, and straight (So that makes me almost the demographic that most companies look for, right?). And I really would love to have the option to actually roleplay a same gender romance to my heart's content. I have a Male trooper that may not quite be as straight as his dialogue options make him be, I don't really know yet, since I didn't get the option to flirt and see where that went. And don't get me started on my Fat Twi'lek male smuggler. He actually would be flirting with everything that moves, whether it is on two legs, or more, hairy, hairless, or mechanical. Sometimes it's all about the flirt.

I'm glad that such a community exists, and is very active and passionate about what should be a basic civil right, and what should be included in a game that is made by a company who has been seen in the past to be very LGBT friendly.

That being said, I do hope to someday in game have a (or is an an? IF I say the letters, its an, if I say the words, its a. Hmm...) SGR as a male trooper with a character not unlike how I mysteriously ended up with Mr. Alenko in ME3. "Bro's to the end!" And then suddenly, in a slightly intimate moment, I find out that he likes my Commander Shepard. "It just feels right, doesn't it?" Well, yeah, after romancing an alien woman, and Miranda....yes, yes it does.

And for the few characters that I have that are women, having the option to have a(n) SGR would be nice as well. I guess I just dislike the limitations forced upon me in games that have the roleplaying aspect to them, be they online or single player. When I play as a character whom I don't name after myself, I don't mind whatever gender romance they have, as long as it is a nice story (or side story, as it were).

Well, now that I'm done posting, I'm going to continue lurking. Just thought I would show my support for this, and perhaps to ask, "Can we please have a little more clarity on this issue please?" Even mumbling into a microphone and posting it on youtube would be a step up!

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natashina
12.12.2012 , 11:45 PM | #4019
**pops out from ToR**

Welcome to the thread!

Secondly, thanks for all the well wishes guys. You make this gal blush.

I'm not losing steam. I'm just being very cautious right now and I'm sure other people here feel the same.

Also, they kinda did mumble on youtube already.

This is the video link to PvP developer Gabe Amatangelo's interview with a mention of SGRs.


The result of that was a confirmation Tweet by Hall Hood (Lead Writer,) only to have the Tweet deleted within hours.

Quote: Originally Posted by Hall Hood
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...

I spent a couple of days raiding with my sniper and venting via my very DS sorc. It was a nice stress relief.

For now, the best thing I can suggest to try to get clarifications is by writing to GLAAD. Facebook got the quickest answers. However, I'd suggest writing to Community Managers as well. Yes, it's been done before, but not since we started to contact GLAAD. It wouldn't hurt and it would raise more visibility.

Forgive me, but I think we need to revive Uluain's thread again. I know, I know, General forums can be an entertaining place. We need to keep up momentum.

I will be answering the PMs you guys sent me, but it might have to wait until tomorrow.

Guys, it might be time to go back to GLAAD and gamesindustry.biz That way we can get more pressure put on BW/EA to answer us. The more individual letters that go out, the more likely we are to hear back from them soon. It's been a week since they got back to me and other posters. So please, write to GLAAD and tell games industry International too! We've got some templates you can use, but really even one or two lines will do.

Also, let's try another round of news sites. Yep, gonna be obnoxious. This has got to end and we're the only ones that can prevent the whole thing from dying with a whimper. If anyone wants any contact info, let me know.

Remember: Never give up. Enough is Enough.

I've got to go brain dead. I'm not feeling well after only getting 2 1/2 hrs of sleep.

See you guys soon! **hugs**

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chuixupu
12.13.2012 , 03:18 AM | #4020
Quote: Originally Posted by Palar View Post
and here I always thought the hardest question to answer in life was "who's your favourite Travelling Wilbury?". Go figure.
George Harrison.

Anyway, at this point, I can't imagine that anyone is afraid of backlashes for SGRs anymore....the general internet is like "psh, swtor, whatever". I really do think it's a matter of "how much money and time do we have to dedicate to the things what will make us the most money". Which is kind of sad. At this point I just want to know that there's still some heart and soul left in Bioware that's actually envisioning creative content for us. People who are actually, legitimately inspired. Makeb is kind of that last little glimmer of hope. :/

And it's raining here.
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