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Not Everyone Supports SGR in Star Wars: The old republic

It’s no surprise that not everyone likes same gender romance in SWTOR. It’s been battled before in other games and it has been opposed in SWTOR previously as well. But with the recent update from BioWare about their intentions to add it to the game, there was one forum user who became exceptionally vocal about it Reddit, after being banned from the SWTOR forums for 7 days for “hate speech”.

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Kamikaze1351358d ago

Seriously, who cares? Let people have same sex romances. If it bothers you, then don't go around seducing guys in SWTOR. It's not like Bioware of shoving it down everybody's throat (lol).

Rush1357d ago

It's utter stupid religious dogma that there is anything even wrong with same sex relationships, While I still crack the odd gay joke in the pursuit of cheap humour around friends, I find it utterly loony that anyone tries to make a rational argument against it in games in 2012/2013.

I mean honestly you would think that Bioware was forcing there avatar to become gay or lesbian which simply is not the case. It's completely optional if you don't want a gay avatar you won't have one.

There is nothing unnatural about being gay, most Ape primates undertake in same gender sex, humans themselves being Apes are simply no different.

spartanlemur1357d ago

Agreed. Choice is perhaps the most important element to modern RPG's, and gay players should be able to play as a gay character in those where it is suitable (ie. not uncharted where the story is fixed).

aliengmr1357d ago

Calling homosexuality a disease when its NOT does not make the argument more valid. Oh! but he said they were "nice", so that must make him less of a bigot. Right.

Not wanting to be "infected" by "gayness" through a computer game (because that's totally possible) is not a rational opinion that deserves to be heard. Its idiocy.

Deadpool6161357d ago

I have a feeling this may be one of those articles people will rant about their personal views on. *slowly walks away*

spartanlemur1357d ago

I'm completely against having openly gay characters thrown in my face if they constantly remind you of their sexual orientation. I'm also opposed to being forced to play as a gay character or have gay romance thrown in my face (I can't watch Torchwood any more).
Having the option to be a gay character and being aware that characters are gay (Traynor in ME3 - that was very tastefully done) is a great thing though which increases freedom for the player, reflects modern society and is only fair for the percentage of the players who are gay.

The guy who wrote this hate comment is clearly either a religious zealot or an idiot, as his argument is totally unreasonable.
I'd like to keep seeing gay characters in games, as long as they don't make me feel uneasy (pda's if I'm not playing a gay character), I'm not forced to play them and they are tastefully done, trying and reflect the reality that most homosexuals don't act like the those on reality tv, but are instead normal people whose sexual identity you wouldn't be able to guess from ten minutes of knowing them (I have gay friends I've known for months without learning that they were so).

ceballos77mx1357d ago

So the Jedi religion permits same sex couples?

hazelamy1357d ago

well, they never really permitted opposite sex couples in the prequel movies, though Luke doesn't seem to have retained that rule when he set up his new jedi order as he got married and had a kid.

and i doubt Luke would have had any problems with same sex couples.

there was a gay couple in one of the expanded universe books, neither of them was a jedi though as far as i know, one was a mandalorian, and i'm not sure about the other guy.

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