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The Old Republic Roadmap Includes Same Gender Romance Plans

There's a new "State of the Game" update on the Star Wars: The Old Republic Developer Blog, discussing the future of this MMORPG set a long time ago. They outline plans for a version 1.7 update that will bring "some interesting changes to a special PvP area that you have all been asking about" as well as a visit from The Gree Enclave. They also discuss the upcoming Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion, touching on what it will include, and promising further details over the next several months. Though there isn't a lot of nikky-nikk of any sort in the Star Wars movies (besides R2D2 interfacing with any slut computer with an access panel), they say they are still working on a response to a clamor for same gender romance in the game, saying that they are still working on companion characters towards this end, and in the meantime they "are adding SGR with some NPCs on Makeb and do intend on pursuing more SGR options in the future."

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16. Re: The Old Republic Roadmap Includes Same Gender Romance Plans Jan 2, 2013, 20:07 Creston
entr0py wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 18:29:
I'm guessing none of you played Dragon Age or Mass Effect or you'd have a better idea of what to expect from Bioware romance options. It's not pornographic, but it makes the story more interesting if your characters have relationships with one another and aren't just random party members defined only by their class. And having choice in how the relationships develop makes it feel more like a game. It is a little bit of a guilty pleasure hoping to win over Liara or Morrigan, but it's harmless fun and quite RPG like.

I thought the sex scene in ME was really well done, and the media had no clue what it was fucking talking about (as is the case in 99% of everything it talks about) when it complained about it. OMG THERE IS A SIDEBOOB SHOT OF LIARA FOR ABOUT 0.4 SECONDS!

But the actual "romance" options are really just stupid. In BG and BG2 it took like 60 conversations to get Jaheira to fall in love with you, and it was a gradual, slow build up that felt fairly realistic. In Bioware games since then, it seems it takes four "nice" responses and boom, every girl in the game swoons over you... Or, in the case of DA2, you can be an asshole to the elven mage girl, and she'll still show up to your mansion for nookie in Act 2. I figured I'd pork her just to make Isabela jealous, and oh, hey, I guess you moved in now? Nice... Can I get rid of you? No? Great...

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