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Females never given flirt options?

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Females never given flirt options?

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PhoenixDream
12.25.2011 , 09:38 PM | #1
My female guildies and I have discovered that playing a female Jedi Knight, Jedi Consular, and Trooper toons have basically ZERO flirt options throught the entire game play.

(The only exception is when we meet our courting companion and we flirt about three times and then it is over for the durration of the game.)

Originally we suspected it was simply because of the class we were playing until we learned that our male guildies--who play characters of the same class--have several flirt options all throughout the game. It is not specific to class, it is specific to female characters alone.

We feel this is quite sexist and are very dissapointed that the males of the same class toon have more flirt options.

We ask that you re-think future writings on how the genders are played, and please do not make the females so entirely boring and frigid. Let us have a little more personality.

Thank you.

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Damatese
12.25.2011 , 09:43 PM | #2
The men who makes the game don't really know how women flirt...

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DarthMicalas
12.25.2011 , 09:49 PM | #3
I've had implied sex with two women already and I'm only level 30. One of them even gave me 150 dark side points for doing it. Not sure why...

Give the ladies their romance!

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PhoenixDream
12.25.2011 , 09:54 PM | #4
I have to say I really feel like I am missing out on what this game is supposed to offer. My options are typically entirely predictable and boring. I play a Jedi Knight.

Truth be told I'm pretty upset about this. Just because I am female that means I don't get to enjoy the game the way I would if I was a guy?

How dissapointing, to say the least!

Get better writers!

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JamieKirby
12.25.2011 , 09:55 PM | #5
Well, i always thought it was the guys always flirting and trying to get into the women's pants, i guess its not true at all. eh? lol

Seriously though, i have leveled up female and male characters and i have seen alot of flirt options as a Jedi Knight, i just haven't explored them, since i ma playing a pure lightside Jedi.

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Furtled
12.26.2011 , 12:25 AM | #6
Odd - I'm playing a female Smuggler and not counting companions my lvl 19 character's had a chance to flirt with three NPCs so far. Maybe it's a class thing?

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Isaantia
12.26.2011 , 12:25 AM | #7
One of the reasons I'm playing a female smuggler is because I can actually play a fun, flirty character. In the beta I played a female trooper (39), Jedi knight (37) and consular (50) as well, and I was frustrated at how few opportunities they get to flirt.

There is a huge gender discrepancy in this game when it comes to both romances and flirting and I find it pretty disappointing considering BioWare's track record with inclusive romances in their games.
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PhoenixDream
12.26.2011 , 01:06 AM | #8
@JamieKirby: It has nothing to do with playing the light side or dark side. Light side can flirt all they want and it doesn't go against them. The only time there is an issue with light side vs. dark side is if it tells you that you will get points one way or another if you answer that way. But LIGHT SIDE male Jedi's get to flirt while female ones don't. That is my issue and trut be told it is pretty upsetting to me that the game is so sexist this way.

@Furtled: The smuggler is the only female who gets to flirt. And that is why you see it as an option.

@Isaanita: I feel the same way. But when I learned that male Jedi Knights, Counselors and Troopers especially get to flirt when the females don't... yeah I'm pretty upset about it.

My characters's personality sucks. Story is great. The game is pretty great in every other way. But this is ridiculous. To learn that the men are playing a better game than me is beyond upsetting.

My toon is a purist oblivious frigid holier than thou boring toon. I wouldn't have minded it so much since I do like to just play the game.

But when I learned that the male toons of the same class were not so boring I was pretty pissed. Still am truth be told.

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shinyelf
12.26.2011 , 02:39 AM | #9
Both my Bountyhunter and Imperial Agent has had plenty of opportunity to flirt.
I think that perhaps you are looking at this the wring way, in the sense that while male troopers and Jedi are strong figures, they are also then kind of person that one might expect to flirt, wheras a strong woman, like troopers or jedi, value their independence and is seen by the general populace as an unattainable figure.
This is of course based entirely on my own notions, but to me it seems logical (plus stereotyping men as ***** bastards never seems to fail when you wanna earn some cheap laughs)

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Fenzoo
12.26.2011 , 03:06 AM | #10
I for one decided to roll a female Jedi consular to try it out and ended up sticking with it.. (I'm male btw) I', only lvl 26 and I've been able to flirt with like...1 person Tharan cordax i think.. I'm not really one to speak out o the whole sexist thing but on my male toons i can flirt ALL the time..