02 Jan 2013
I am so very sorry for the icicles on your te.… youknowwhatImean.
Okay, not really. But but seeing you under that mountain of blankets, clasping a mug of lava-hot chocolate in your shivering claws… I thought you might want to hear some kind words.
Hope you’ll acclimate soon, I heard a snowstorm is comming.
Sooooo, with that out of the way, let me just say YAY! Finally! We have word from Jeff Hickman himself about Same Gender Romances in his latest State of the Game post:
First of all, I want to apologize that this is taking so long to get in the game. I realize that we promised SGR to you guys and that many of you believed that this would be with a companion character. Unfortunately, this will take a lot more work than we realized at the time and it (like some other pieces of content we talked about earlier in the year) has been delayed as we focused on the changes required to take the game Free-to-Play. As we have said in the past, allowing same gender romance is something we are very supportive of.
Secondly, I want to reveal today that we are adding SGR with some NPCs on Makeb and do intend on pursuing more SGR options in the future. More details to come!
I am very happy and excited that we now have official proof that this content is comming. Nevertheless, the statement itself is wide open for speculation. What, for instance does “many of you believed that this would be with a companion character” mean exactly? That we will not get romances with companion characters at all, or just not for the next updates? And will adding the same gender flirts in Makeb be all that is given to us? Won’t that make the game pay2gay?
My personal interpretation of Mr Hickman’s words is that SGRs that go beyond simple one-off flirts will be made, but they won’t be in publishable shape within the foreseeable future. To appease us they throw us a few bones with same gender flirts in Makeb. Now, this might just be another attempt of stringing us along for another year. Or it might not. Only time will tell. Right now I am cautiously optimistic.
As you see, the answer has produced more questions. Let’s hope we won’t have to wait that long for answers again. Or we’ll have to involve GLAAD again. Because, let’s be honest here, I highly doubt we would have gotten a peep if we hadn’t involved GLAAD and several other gaming outlets. You see, Bioware, we are still able and willing to break out the thumbscrews if necessary. *evil grin*
P.S: I currently take bets on the probability of a SGR teaser scene being included into any trailer they might produce about the expansion. It would make my day, but I somewhat doubt it.