The Old Republic Gets Gay

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  1. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    ...Relationships, that is. After a year or so of release, gamers interested in same-sex relationships for their character won't have to play hand solo for long, if you catch my drift.

    Well, that's the plan anyway.

    [​IMG] The Escapist

    In the meantime, same sex options will be available in the upcoming expansion, Rise of the Hutt Cartel. In the coming months, the developers intend to extend these options even further. Sadly, there's no word yet on whether or not Wookie romance will be implemented.

    Come on, Bioware! What's the point of buddying up with a Wookie if you can't handle his bowcaster?

    The Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion will see release in Spring. Considering the game just went F2P in November, it might be the best time to hop aboard the SS TORtanic. Bio-wary or not, it should hopefully be worth taking the plunge.

    Say what you will about the game, but I have to appreciate a developer willing to say, "Yes Homo."
     
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    You title worked! It drew me in!!!

    Although this is good news (if they actually do go through with it that is), I hope more games start doing the same.
     
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    I'm not entirely sure how "gay" even works in the context of Star Wars, it's pretty freaking sexist to just assume that all the sapient species in the games have a gender division and that it's always male/female. :angry: I demand a complete free-for-all! :yay:
     
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    Because it's not BioWare without hot lesbian sex.
     
  5. ShadowSoldier

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    What's funny is a lot of people feel as if BioWare is turning bad because they're "forcing this in our faces" as some people have said on Kotaku.
     
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    Just got done reading about this on Gamespot , which went with the tagline of "Same-sex romance confirmed for Star Wars: The Old Republic"

    ....Your way was much better.
     
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    Oh boy so exciting
     
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    Why does it matter if there's even relationships at all in an MMO?
     
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    the game still a mess
     
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    I know there was/is at least one TG person working there, so I'm not surprised to hear this.

    It's not like it's the first MMO to do this, some asian-originated ones have allowed same-sex marriages (either off-the-bat, or with an update for the older ones), likely 'cause it's not going get them gunned down by rednecks over in their countries.

    IKR?
    "Wahhh it's making me aware of something I'd prefer to pretend doesn't exist! This conflicts with the views my parents raised me with!"

    Well if it's Human->NPC it's usually done to help flesh out the world. It shows that the character the player controls is an actual functioning entity in the world, and can bring up that universe's policies and junk. When it's Human->Human it's generally done to allow more depth in roleplays.
     
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    Yeah I understand the RP perspective of Human > Human and I can also see what you mean when it comes to Human > NPC but in an MMO I'm not sure if I could feel anything more about the world because of an NPC romance thrown in. I'd be more focused on who I'm going to quest with or who's my next target in PVP.
     
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    I guess you can say Bioware trying to Force, the Gay Agenda on players!
     
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    Hand Solo, good God that's a good one. Best of 2013!
     
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    ...except Yahtzee already coined it like a year ago (the end of this video).

    Ahem...internet stuff aside...I'm actually wondering why the hell it took them so long. This is the star wars universe we're talking about, right? You know...light sabers, dark side, the force...and ONE SINGLE FEMALE FOR PRETTY MUCH THE ENTIRE ORIGINAL TRILOGY*?


    Yeah, of course bioware can toss in some random female characters, but it's not hard to predict that everyone who's not gay is going to queue up to have a chance at Leia in her golden bra to form a relationship with. Even for nothing else, allowing for same sex is a good reason to shorten that line a bit. :P



    *can't remember much of the prequel, but aside from princess whatshername, I can't remember any women either.
     
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    Don't get me wrong I'm OK with same sex couples(lesbians) but two guys making out? that's just gross.
     
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    Well "gross" and "personally unattractive" are quite different. Gross implies it's something unnatural and disgusting. Personally unattractive means it just doesn't appeal to you.

    Saying "it's gross" is pretty offensive. I mean I don't find it attractive but I don't find it "gross".
     
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    I think its funny how you describe gross as "unnatural and disgusting" because two guys getting it on is unnatural and disgusting. How is it offensive to find two guys making out gross? If someone said "I think two women making out is gross" I'd understand. It's not something everyone accepts and I just happen to be ok with two women that's all.
     
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    Tell me you didn't find it gross when Jim and Stifler kiss in American Pie 2. Even the actors look grossed out. I don't think it's offensive to say its gross, that's just an opinion, IMO.
     
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    Saying "it's gross" is pretty offensive no is not you sure find anything to criticize geez
     
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    +1 for Lesbian couples
    but I'm not crossing lightsabers with anyone :glare:
     
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