BioWare adds segregated "Gay Planet"

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#2  Edited By Hunkulese

It's a video game who cares.

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#3  Edited By Milkman

What in the holy fuck?

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#4  Edited By BlastProcessing

This is getting absurd. Wouldn't the right thing be having gay romance everywhere, instead of segregating it to a specific planet? This is basically the gaming equivalent of negro water fountains.

Also, are homosexuals getting tired of Bioware's shenanigans? I would imagine so.

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#5  Edited By PrimalHorse

A bit sensationalist, sounds like limited resources and a desperation to get free to play working means they can't attribute the staff to creating decent same sex romances so they've written some in to a newer area.

It does seem like a loose - loose situation, a poorly written Same Sex Relationship would of drawn ire and this alternative doesn't do credit either.

The whole of ToR sounds like its in a bad way.

edited cus' PG 13

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#6  Edited By ImmortalSaiyan

What where they hoping to accomplish with this?

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#7  Edited By Ravenlight

Knee-jerk reaction:

  • WTF? They're segregating people by sexual orientation?

Reality:

  • Bioware is adding same-sex content to the game and this one planet is just the start.

--

As usual, Slashdot fails to deliver on an accurate, unbiased summary.

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#8  Edited By Animasta

all this makes me think of is lesbos-1 from I was kidnapped by lesbian pirates from outer space

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#9  Edited By JZ

That's just endor

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#10  Edited By Levio

I wonder if the Westboro Baptist Church is going to roll characters and picket the planet. What a sight that would be.

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#11  Edited By Beb

An expansion pack doesn't redo thousands of hours of voice acting for the whole MMO? Surprise!

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#12  Edited By Scrawnto

@PrimalHorse: In low-creepy-Jeff-voice: Tell me more about the sloppy same sex relationship

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#13  Edited By notdavid

What the actual fuck.

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#14  Edited By Coafi

@JZ said:

That's just endor

HA!

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#15  Edited By Musubi

@Levio said:

I wonder if the Westboro Baptist Church is going to roll characters and picket the planet. What a sight that would be.

OH god. That would be hilarious.

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#16  Edited By TheSouthernDandy

@Ravenlight said:

Knee-jerk reaction:

  • WTF? They're segregating people by sexual orientation?

Reality:

  • Bioware is adding same-sex content to the game and this one planet is just the start.

--

As usual, Slashdot fails to deliver on an accurate, unbiased summary.

Yup. Seems like an attempt to get people pissed off.

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#17  Edited By Green_Incarnate

We have ice planet Hoth, desert planet Tatooine, and now gay planet. lol it almost makes sense.

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#18  Edited By abara

well there has to be someplace for the gay robots from Star Wars

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#19  Edited By notdavid

@TheSouthernDandy said:

@Ravenlight said:

Knee-jerk reaction:

  • WTF? They're segregating people by sexual orientation?

Reality:

  • Bioware is adding same-sex content to the game and this one planet is just the start.

--

As usual, Slashdot fails to deliver on an accurate, unbiased summary.

Yup. Seems like an attempt to get people pissed off.

This seems more like they're only allowing certain dialogue options on that planet. Kind of like they're separating it from the rest of the game so straight gamers don't have to sully their pure eyes with that filth.

It's kind of shitty.

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#20  Edited By PrimalHorse

@Scrawnto: That was totally unintentional, perhaps I should stop drinking bath water.

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#21  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

@Ravenlight said:

Knee-jerk reaction:

  • WTF? They're segregating people by sexual orientation?

Reality:

  • Bioware is adding same-sex content to the game and this one planet is just the start.

--

As usual, Slashdot fails to deliver on an accurate, unbiased summary.

This seems like the logical conclusion. No one at bioware is stupid enough to think it's a good idea to segregate same sex relationships from the rest of the game.

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#22  Edited By Hailinel
@Ravenlight

Knee-jerk reaction:

  • WTF? They're segregating people by sexual orientation?

Reality:

  • Bioware is adding same-sex content to the game and this one planet is just the start.

--

As usual, Slashdot fails to deliver on an accurate, unbiased summary.

Homosexuality is generally more integrated than "everyone in one location is gay and nowhere else."
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#23  Edited By Rattle618
@notdavid said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

@Ravenlight said:

Knee-jerk reaction:

  • WTF? They're segregating people by sexual orientation?

Reality:

  • Bioware is adding same-sex content to the game and this one planet is just the start.

--

As usual, Slashdot fails to deliver on an accurate, unbiased summary.

Yup. Seems like an attempt to get people pissed off.

This seems more like they're only allowing certain dialogue options on that planet. Kind of like they're separating it from the rest of the game so straight gamers don't have to sully their pure eyes with that filth.

It's kind of shitty.

It sounds pretty bad when you read it like this, but I think they are just saying "hey, you didnt buy enough of our game and we dont have money to put actual resources on this thing you want, so here is something to shut you up that doesnt cost much to make". It would have been better to just not do it in my opinion.
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#24  Edited By toowalrus

How do they reproduce on the gay planet? Clones? Gay clones?

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#25  Edited By StarvingGamer

@notdavid said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

@Ravenlight said:

Knee-jerk reaction:

  • WTF? They're segregating people by sexual orientation?

Reality:

  • Bioware is adding same-sex content to the game and this one planet is just the start.

--

As usual, Slashdot fails to deliver on an accurate, unbiased summary.

Yup. Seems like an attempt to get people pissed off.

This seems more like they're only allowing certain dialogue options on that planet. Kind of like they're separating it from the rest of the game so straight gamers don't have to sully their pure eyes with that filth.

It's kind of shitty.

No, this is a matter of development time and resources. They want to add homosexual options and they are working on adding a new planet to the game. Obviously that planet is going to be the first place those options are going to be implemented because they can integrate them with their regular development flow.

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#27  Edited By TheSouthernDandy
@StarvingGamer

@notdavid said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

@Ravenlight said:

Knee-jerk reaction:

  • WTF? They're segregating people by sexual orientation?

Reality:

  • Bioware is adding same-sex content to the game and this one planet is just the start.

--

As usual, Slashdot fails to deliver on an accurate, unbiased summary.

Yup. Seems like an attempt to get people pissed off.

This seems more like they're only allowing certain dialogue options on that planet. Kind of like they're separating it from the rest of the game so straight gamers don't have to sully their pure eyes with that filth.

It's kind of shitty.

No, this is a matter of development time and resources. They want to add homosexual options and they are working on adding a new planet to the game. Obviously that planet is going to be the first place those options are going to be implemented because they can integrate them with their regular development flow.

What he said. Bioware has already included same sex stuff in previous games its not like this is new territory. Unless more info comes out to the contrary this reads like a shitty attempt to stir people up.
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#28  Edited By ManMadeGod

@notdavid said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

@Ravenlight said:

Knee-jerk reaction:

  • WTF? They're segregating people by sexual orientation?

Reality:

  • Bioware is adding same-sex content to the game and this one planet is just the start.

--

As usual, Slashdot fails to deliver on an accurate, unbiased summary.

Yup. Seems like an attempt to get people pissed off.

This seems more like they're only allowing certain dialogue options on that planet. Kind of like they're separating it from the rest of the game so straight gamers don't have to sully their pure eyes with that filth.

It's kind of shitty.

And this is how stories get taken out of context and emotionally charged on the internet. Congratulations

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#29  Edited By MetalGearSunny

@Ravenlight said:

Knee-jerk reaction:

  • WTF? They're segregating people by sexual orientation?

Reality:

  • Bioware is adding same-sex content to the game and this one planet is just the start.

--

As usual, Slashdot fails to deliver on an accurate, unbiased summary.

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#30  Edited By Kidavenger

I don't understand why Bioware insists on injecting sexuality into it's games, everyone I ever knew that played MMOs seriously (or any game for that matter) did it as an escape/break from real life, who's secret escape is "Gay Planet"? Nobody. No straight people want to pretend to be gay other than to fuck with gay people and I can't imagine many gay people want to escape their gay real life to pretend to be gay.

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#31  Edited By Milkman

Okay, I suggest everyone read the actual blog post on The Old Republic website. Whoever wrote this article was definitely just fishing for controversy and the title of this thread isn't doing it very many favors either.

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#32  Edited By Wrighteous86

@Hailinel said:

@Ravenlight

Knee-jerk reaction:

  • WTF? They're segregating people by sexual orientation?

Reality:

  • Bioware is adding same-sex content to the game and this one planet is just the start.

--

As usual, Slashdot fails to deliver on an accurate, unbiased summary.

Homosexuality is generally more integrated than "everyone in one location is gay and nowhere else."

They discussed it when they made the announcement, that adding gay relationships turned out to be more involved than they thought it was, so this new content will have gay characters on it while they continue to work on adding gay options to the rest of the game.

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#33  Edited By StarvingGamer

@Kidavenger: But most MMO's are interested in crafting an involved storyline and, more often than not, storylines involve romance. And it's purely optional so anyone that doesn't want to engage in it doesn't have to.

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This, meaning that article, this topic and the responses, is why we can't have nice things.

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#35  Edited By bacongames

@Ravenlight said:

Knee-jerk reaction:

  • WTF? They're segregating people by sexual orientation?

Reality:

  • Bioware is adding same-sex content to the game and this one planet is just the start.

--

As usual, Slashdot fails to deliver on an accurate, unbiased summary.

Pretty much what I was going to say. It certainly looks bad but I think it should have been on BioWare to get ahead of everyone on this and announce that it's not what people think it is. I highly doubt it's BioWare pulling a Jim Crow or something.

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#36  Edited By byterunner

so the content is coming out for the new expansion for SWTOR and content is only available on the new planet. Seems a like a convenient way to make some mountains out of mole hills

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#37  Edited By Nekroskop

It baffles me that a company that mainly wants profit, is catering to a minority that's even made smaller since it's video games we're talking about.

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#38  Edited By Make_Me_Mad

So you can play for free, but have to pay to be gay.

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#39  Edited By I_smell
@BlastProcessing said:

This is basically the gaming equivalent of negro water fountains.

Actually it's basically the gaming equivalent of how you can only ride dragons in Morrowind, but not the rest of Skyrim. 
By which I mean it's literally the same issue of new content runs on new code and old content has to be retro-fitted later, if you even have the spare resources to do that.
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#40  Edited By Mystyr_E

but you can't just snap your fingers and make that happen.

Perhaps if you snapped your fingers in a Z formation.

Taken from their comments section. I lul'd

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#41  Edited By Questionable

@ahaisthisourchance said:

It baffles me that a company that mainly wants profit, is catering to a minority that's even made smaller since it's video games we're talking about.

1. It brings some media attention to a otherwise dieing game

2. It is delivering on a previously made promise towards the community

3. It promotes bio ware's ideological standpoint even if George is against it

4. Why not? They were making a new planet anyway and this at least gives it a unique theme to encourage people to spend real money to access the content in this otherwise F2P game

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#42  Edited By Ramone

This thread title is a lie, a horrible, horrible lie.

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#43  Edited By Bane122

Gross. Not what Bioware's doing; the sensationalist spin the story is getting.

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#44  Edited By soul101

@JZ said:

That's just endor

HAHAHA!

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The best part about this is you have to pay real money to be allowed on the gay planet.

I like to refer to this as P2G or Pay to Gay.

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#46  Edited By frankfartmouth

Boy that's hysterically tactless.

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#47  Edited By WinterSnowblind

This is pretty hilarious.

Obviously, the way the game is set up and structured means that adding in a new area (or planet) is the easiest way to add new content like this. They want F2P players to have to purchase their way into new content and adding new NPC's and such else where will conflict with other ingame quests and what naught.. but geez, does this just seem like another failure for this game or what? Everything about it seems so badly designed and they just seem to be piling more and more onto the fire, rather than trying to put any of it out.

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#48  Edited By ArtisanBreads

Yes, the one game developer to really give players the possibility of gay romances is definitely bigoted.

Idiots.

@rebgav said:

This is only the first step in EA's inevitable domination of the sexuality-based pseudo-rpg genre, to be followed by Mass Effect 4's furry galaxy and Dragon Age 3's Guild of Child Pornographers.

This is sure a troubling post.

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#49  Edited By Bourbon_Warrior

People getting angry about nothing, makes sense it's not like every country allows gay marriage so why should every planet in Star Wars. Makes it more believable.

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#50  Edited By Bourbon_Warrior

@LordXavierBritish said:

The best part about this is you have to pay real money to be allowed on the gay planet.

I like to refer to this as P2G or Pay to Gay.

Win

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