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On The So-Called “Gay Planet” — 19 Comments

  1. My favorite part of the concept that SGR is being quarantined to one “gay planet” is seems to be missed by the non-SWTOR players pushing this theory is that the one planet in question is the one and only new max level planet that everyone is going to have to go to shortly. I.e. it’s not just being added off to the side somewhere on Taris that no one ever goes to voluntarily, we’re all being sent packing to the planet of the gay. 🙂

  2. I really don’t get what’s wrong with people. How is the -option- for SGR in any way offending or even affecting you? What, only -you- get what you want out of the game?

    Bah. It’s just like in real life – their arguments make no sense to me, and I’m a devoted Christian. Religion is a personal choice and shouldn’t be forced on others. Especially when it comes to allowing them some choice in a freaking online game. Calm the fuck down, people, and listen to the nice lady with the sensible words.

  3. I’m just interested to see how tolerant our various companions are. I may have to take the flirt option, press Esc, then select a different companion, then do it all over again.

    • Going by previous Bioware games I think it’s unlikely that they’ll make any of your companions homophobic. They might just not like you flirting with people in general (which is already the case for some).

  4. THANK YOU. There are people on both sides of this “issue” making spurious arguments–on one side, people saying, “Star Wars is a family movie, think of the chilluns!”; on the other side, people saying, “They’re putting SGR behind a paywall! It’ll be a homosexual ghetto!”

    I mean, I want to romance Kaliyo as much as the next female IA, but I’m just happy that BW is moving in the right direction. Putting in SGR retroactively is hard and expensive–arguably, the only reason BW can do it now is because, now that the game is less profitable than expected, they’re maaaaybe a little bit less under the thumb of EA/Lucas?–and it’s ridiculous to refuse to acknowledge that this is better than nothing. Compromise is a good thing, kids.

    Anyway, my husband and I have been having a grand old time making fun of the “gay planet” jokes–calling it “space Fire Island!”, talking about how I’ll get more kicky neckerchiefs for my smuggler there, etc. I think one Reddit commentator had it right when s/he said “When someone asks me how the new expansion is, I’ll just say it’s FABULOUS!!!”

    And when the Reddit presents a sane point of view, something is wrong.

    Also I think you should know my smuggler is now wearing the Covert Torso Armor and the Columi cowboy hat. He is ready for space Fire Island!

  5. Cat Baur is the one you pick to highlight the problems with existing companion romances? Not Corso, Mister “I’ve been rejected 5 times now, but like any good stalker I’m just going to keep trying (and mailing unwanted ‘gifts’.)”? Seriously, if I could take out an order of protection on one of my own crew, Corso’d be it. (The fact that he tried 4 more times after I told him I’d rather BSOCK Bowdaar should be pretty much all I need to say, right?)

    • You’d change your mind on that one if you got to romance HK.

      Query: Would you like to accompany me to a fancy restaurant for maximum deletion of organic fuel?

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