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06.13.2012 , 05:36 PM | #46
Quote: Originally Posted by Uluain View Post
No, actually they only ever said it WILL be included as post-launch content. That means any point after launch, and has been more recently clarified to "this year". I am going to give them this year to include the content or at least give us an update on a delay before I write this off entirely.

The writers have known all along which companion characters would have same-gender romantic options. Comparing this content to hood toggles, which have more complicated requirements than you may realize, is silly. It takes time in development, and they have told us that they want to take that time, rather than rush out something crappy.

Let them take their time. It will come, they have committed to it and, at this point, having braved the storm of controversy and seen how unexpectedly eager players are for same-gender content (which they admitted surprised them) they are not likely to abandon the commitment now.

On the other hand, they also flat out told us that they aren't going to have a lot to say about this until it is close to rolling out. So it's probably not yet. They gave us a loose ballpark time, which is what we asked for, as "this year". That gives them the time they feel they need to do it right. Try to be patient with that.
Actually, you have my word on this: my account expires at the end of the month, I just leveled my sorc (third alt) and I'm done with the game for now. My main reason for quitting is because I love the story content, I have no real use for endlessly running ops or whatever. Between what EA said on their earnings call about the game being not a top 5 priority, the sub losses and the layoffs, I decided significant new story-driven content isn't likely to happen. They've announced Makeb but without showing a playthrough, one planet could be little more than another op with a different setting.

But I could be wrong - who knows? If BW actually keeps their word on this, I'll be back, not because this is the most important feature for me, but because it'll show they're willing to keep their word even at a great cost in time and expense, for a feature that might even alienate some people. It'll be a sign they're trustworthy as far as making this a story-driven MMO instead of a grind.

And I'll admit I was extremely extremely wrong, and let Dark Jaessa do what she will with me, hopefully. But if it doesn't happen this year at least I have a time frame, but I won't even get to gloat though because I'll still be unsubbed!