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(The Raw Story)   Christian leader condemns new Star Wars MMO because it allows gay relationships -- forgetting, of course, that gamers don't have sexual relationships of any kind, gay or straight   (rawstory.com) divider line 414
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2012-01-28 12:16:46 PM  
Also, if you're playing a commando and you give your companion Aric, jewelry or something that is really meant for a female companion, he'll look at you kind of funny and say "ooookay" and you get no points. I guess he is straight.

/Off to play SWOTR
 
2012-01-28 12:17:22 PM  
So, who here has played this game?

Is it any good?
 
2012-01-28 12:17:38 PM  

Vodka Zombie: And what exactly is the demographic they're targeting with this game?
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Wow that scared the shiat out of me.

Not because of the subject: I actually loved the Book of Revelations, and Left Behind was a neat take on it until they started making the books more Bible quotes than fiction. What scared me was why in the hell Jon Stewart would be part of such a thing.
 
2012-01-28 12:19:30 PM  
Amos Quito: So, who here has played this game?

Is it any good?


Very good.

It's not like Warcraft. The leveling is slow, but it's filled with storyline. In addition, each class of character has a different, unique storyline - playing each class is like playing a different game until you complete the storyline at 50 and hit the end-game planets.
 
2012-01-28 12:20:12 PM  
So does Skyrim. Let's ban them all.
 
2012-01-28 12:21:15 PM  

Onkel Buck: I caught my roommate jerking off to a paused screen of the video game Tomb Raider, does that count as a relationship?

/no longer has a roommate.


I'm sure there is a website for that.
 
2012-01-28 12:22:28 PM  

Amos Quito: So, who here has played this game?

Is it any good?


There's another thread in the geek tab now for SWTOR, I guess it's hot today. Feeling is, if you're patient, ready to deal with a different type of quest presentation (lots of speech and dialogue choices), and willing to deal with a lot of bugs, yes, it's very good. If you don't want to feel like you're beta testing, it's probably not what you're looking for. It's a smaller, smarter version of wow. I played it and jumped ship after a month ymmv
 
2012-01-28 12:23:01 PM  

BronyMedic: Amos Quito: So, who here has played this game?

Is it any good?

Very good.

It's not like Warcraft. The leveling is slow, but it's filled with storyline. In addition, each class of character has a different, unique storyline - playing each class is like playing a different game until you complete the storyline at 50 and hit the end-game planets.



Sounds like an entertaining innovation.

/Variety is the spice...
 
2012-01-28 12:23:05 PM  

Weaver95: I've also set up my own religious cult, dabbled in necromancy, corrupted a jedi padawan into my service (after killing her teachers), lied, cheated, murdered my teacher (that was was self defense tho) and enslaved a giant walking lizard like monster to be my bodyguard. the sith inquisitor class quest chain is....not kind. you do horrible things to everyone around you. the ONE romance option i've found had to do with me finding a street urchin, raising her to be my cult leader, sleeping with her...then walking away laughing after seducing her.


Sending a legion of androids that were created from imperial soldiers and were still alive inside them to the empire instead of disabling them and thus saving them from pain and misery was one of my favorite dark side moments.

good times good times

/got up to level 43 last night
 
2012-01-28 12:25:13 PM  

KanedaJD: Amos Quito: So, who here has played this game?

Is it any good?

There's another thread in the geek tab now for SWTOR, I guess it's hot today. Feeling is, if you're patient, ready to deal with a different type of quest presentation (lots of speech and dialogue choices), and willing to deal with a lot of bugs, yes, it's very good. If you don't want to feel like you're beta testing, it's probably not what you're looking for. It's a smaller, smarter version of wow. I played it and jumped ship after a month ymmv



So what turned you off? The general format or the "bugs"?
 
2012-01-28 12:25:13 PM  

KanedaJD: There's another thread in the geek tab now for SWTOR, I guess it's hot today. Feeling is, if you're patient, ready to deal with a different type of quest presentation (lots of speech and dialogue choices), and willing to deal with a lot of bugs, yes, it's very good. If you don't want to feel like you're beta testing, it's probably not what you're looking for. It's a smaller, smarter version of wow. I played it and jumped ship after a month ymmv


That is what hitting the space bar is for.
 
2012-01-28 12:25:55 PM  
Don't try to frighten us with your Christian ways, Tony Perkins. Your sad devotion to that ancient Jewy religion has not helped you conjure up a single cogent argument, or given you enough clairvoyance to find your own asshole with both hands and a flashlight...
 
2012-01-28 12:26:38 PM  
My Jedi Shadow meditates to force Jesus everyday.

/loves the game
//but not in a gayish way
 
2012-01-28 12:27:09 PM  

ox45tallboy: Wait, so it's okay that you can play as a Sith, oppressing the people and going on murderous rampages, slaughtering innocents, burning houses and villages, eating dead, burnt bodies, but if the game implies you might be sticking your Ewok in the wrong side of a Wookie, it must be OF THE DEBBIL!!!

Jesus Christ, people, is this really what the Jeebus would have said about this game? It's all right to pretend to be an evil, homicidal maniac, but you're going to hell if you pretend to be an otherwise good person who happens to be gay?


^^^THIS SO FRIKKING MUCH!!!^^^
 
2012-01-28 12:27:46 PM  

Amos Quito: So, who here has played this game?

Is it any good?


Haven't played it myself, but I'd say a good 60% of my WoW guild switched over to it, including the GM and all but 1 officer.

/most of the rest left in the last 3 weeks or so
 
2012-01-28 12:29:12 PM  
Aww how cute. The guy still thinks he and his silly fairy tale beliefs are somehow still relevant.
 
2012-01-28 12:30:02 PM  

Amos Quito: KanedaJD: Amos Quito: So, who here has played this game?

Is it any good?

There's another thread in the geek tab now for SWTOR, I guess it's hot today. Feeling is, if you're patient, ready to deal with a different type of quest presentation (lots of speech and dialogue choices), and willing to deal with a lot of bugs, yes, it's very good. If you don't want to feel like you're beta testing, it's probably not what you're looking for. It's a smaller, smarter version of wow. I played it and jumped ship after a month ymmv


So what turned you off? The general format or the "bugs"?


Honestly the format is amazing. The graphics are great. The storytelling is par excellence, typical of Bioware titles. But bugs are everywhere, and they have balancing issues.

It's very much a time sink, like most other MMO's. I think that's what did it in for me. Everything's designed to eat up time. Lots of running, slow progression, etc. They want you to spend your $15 per month, and they do everything they can do make you spend as much time in it as possible. I feel guilty spending that much time in a game.
 
2012-01-28 12:30:06 PM  

Amos Quito: So, who here has played this game?

Is it any good?


I like it. I played WoW for a long time and as someone said above it is different in that while you level you are really playing a storyline and how you play it alters the game. WoW was very linear. If you've played games like Fallout 3 it seems similar in as much as you control your destiny by the choices you make. Imagine a choose your own adventure book set in the Star Wars universe. If you like that sort of thing and MMOs you'll probably like this game.
 
2012-01-28 12:30:15 PM  
www.mostphotos.com

"The latest game pushed by the international homosexual agenda is a board game called 'Chess'. In this game, the unwitting players are required to spend their time wrapping their fingers around phallic game pieces. All but two of the board pieces are effectively male. The goal is to corner the opponent's patriarchal male piece, as opposed to oppressing the female piece as commanded in 2 Timothy."
 
2012-01-28 12:31:59 PM  

Scruffinator: Amos Quito: So, who here has played this game?

Is it any good?

Haven't played it myself, but I'd say a good 60% of my WoW guild switched over to it, including the GM and all but 1 officer.

/most of the rest left in the last 3 weeks or so


You mean they didn't want to play with pandas?

I'd love to see how their subscription numbers changed when they announced that
 
2012-01-28 12:32:08 PM  
These causes are pretty lame. Whatever happened to liberating the holy land or driving the moors out of Europe?

With some flexible wording you can still work on those things today.
 
2012-01-28 12:34:58 PM  
Currently playing. My toons have personally ploughed several aliens.

/all women
//I assume
///they had boobs, so calling it good.
 
2012-01-28 12:35:02 PM  

Impasse: [www.mostphotos.com image 500x333]

"The latest game pushed by the international homosexual agenda is a board game called 'Chess'. In this game, the unwitting players are required to spend their time wrapping their fingers around phallic game pieces. All but two of the board pieces are effectively male. The goal is to corner the opponent's patriarchal male piece, as opposed to oppressing the female piece as commanded in 2 Timothy."


Also, I think castling is a metaphor for cross-dressing.
 
2012-01-28 12:35:20 PM  

KanedaJD: You mean they didn't want to play with pandas?

I'd love to see how their subscription numbers changed when they announced that


I said to myself "Pandas? Really?" and haven't logged in since then.
 
2012-01-28 12:35:29 PM  

Amos Quito: So, who here has played this game?

Is it any good?


The story is good. The interface leaves many things to be desired if you have played WoW.
 
2012-01-28 12:35:54 PM  

teto85: The derpghey is strong with this one Obi-Wang.


/FTFReality
 
2012-01-28 12:41:46 PM  
The bioware writing crew has become increasingly dominated by weeaboo yaoi fangirls/boys.

/so help me God if they fark up ME3 ...
 
2012-01-28 12:42:22 PM  
lesbians? Damn I have got to get that game.
 
2012-01-28 12:43:08 PM  

Genju: Amos Quito: So, who here has played this game?

Is it any good?

The story is good. The interface leaves many things to be desired if you have played WoW.


That I agree with too. The interface is hardly customiable and you can't mod it like you could WoW. In fact interface is really my only gripe with the game. Had I never played WoW I probably wouldn't notice it as much but after playing with WoWs interface it is kind of hard to ignore.
 
2012-01-28 12:43:10 PM  

bravian: KanedaJD: You mean they didn't want to play with pandas?

I'd love to see how their subscription numbers changed when they announced that

I said to myself "Pandas? Really?" and haven't logged in since then.


It was always a strange reaction to me. They're canon; they were in Warcraft III. In fact they started as an April Fools joke and then people asked for them to be put in the Warcraft III. And Blizzard has been hinting at them since WoW began. Then suddenly everyone was surprised when they put them in WoW. Seriously?
 
2012-01-28 12:44:06 PM  

KanedaJD: You mean they didn't want to play with pandas?

I'd love to see how their subscription numbers changed when they announced that


Actually only one person I know actually quit wow over the pandas*. And last I heard WoW sub numbers are still in the 9 million range, which...well, is a farking lot.

/two if you include the person up thread
 
2012-01-28 12:44:16 PM  

Onkel Buck: I caught my roommate jerking off to a paused screen of the video game Tomb Raider...


Hasn't everyone done that at least once? Not the walking in part.
 
2012-01-28 12:48:01 PM  
Pardon my ignorance, not being an advanced gamer and having no idea how to even operate a game controller, but exactly, how would you know if a couple of gamers are gay?

Games operate, in my limited understanding, through designed characters in the programming. If you can have them run about, grabbing things, ducking, dodging, shooting, climbing and fighting and doing everything else, how would you know they're gay?

Can straight players have sexually oriented relationships in games? If so, then same sex characters would be able to do the same thing, unless the programmer writes in a vastly complicated script preventing this -- which, IMO, would be a waste of time and money.

A while back I read some discussion on the Harry Potter character, Dumbledor, (SP) where his sexuality was (stupidly) investigated and they came to the conclusion he was gay. Having seen many of the movies, I decided the folks discussing this were morons. The character was basically asexual, displaying trait's a similar wizard (Grandaf) in Lord of the Rings had and no one questioned his sexuality.

So, how do you display a gay game character? Pink armor? Bunnies painted on his helmet? Going to blow up an alien with his buddy hand in hand? Can game characters caboodle in the ruins? Snuggle in the same bomb crater? The majority of the game characters I've seen tend to have so much armor packed on that you can't actually tell their sex anyhow except by a stereo-typical head popping up between massive shoulders.

Are some games rated XXX due to sexual content? What characteristics separate male and female players -- aside from body structure?

I'm confused. Games do have limitations.
 
2012-01-28 12:49:19 PM  
These people are farking pussies. The bible doesn't just say homosexuality is a sin. It says that homosexuals are to be put to death. Either do what your infallible holy book says or STFU.
 
2012-01-28 12:49:27 PM  
KanedaJD: You mean they didn't want to play with pandas?

I'd love to see how their subscription numbers changed when they announced that


That was the "Jumping the Shark" moment for me. I had played since Moon Guard had existed as a server, and when they made what was supposed to be a developer joke "canon" with Mists of Pandara, it was like a wakeup call for me. Expecially since I played for Storyline and RP, not ZOMGPURPLES.

Scruffinator: Actually only one person I know actually quit wow over the pandas*. And last I heard WoW sub numbers are still in the 9 million range, which...well, is a farking lot.

Cataclysm cost them around 3 million subscriptions globally. They had about 200,000 people quit in the week or two after MoP was announced. YMMV.
 
2012-01-28 12:49:50 PM  

MBK: ox45tallboy: It's all right to pretend to be an evil, homicidal maniac, but you're going to hell if you pretend to be an otherwise good person who happens to be gay?

Actually, someone from...some gaming magazine condemned TOR because you could torture Vette, and how it was a sexist thing and all that stuff.

Nevermind, of course, the huge number of people you murdered, enslaved, tortured, etc etc.


How can it be sexist? Female Sith can torture people too!
 
2012-01-28 12:51:03 PM  
Rik01: Are some games rated XXX due to sexual content? What characteristics separate male and female players -- aside from body structure?

Online games, like Star Wars: The Old Republic, RIFT, Aion, and Warcraft are not rated by the ESRB because of the freeform nature of their Roleplaying and storyline communities, and their forums.

liverleef: These people are farking pussies. The bible doesn't just say homosexuality is a sin. It says that homosexuals are to be put to death. Either do what your infallible holy book says or STFU.

It also says people who eat shellfish should be stoned, and women who enter the church on their menses are to be sacrificed for reparation.
 
2012-01-28 12:51:42 PM  

hubiestubert: Playing Star Wars TOR will lead to players getting involved in interspecies relationships, possibly sexxing up droids, and that ain't natural. It is a hive of scum and villainy and must be put down, for the good of the nation, and all those good people's souls...


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2012-01-28 12:52:21 PM  

Slives: Not playing the game (I don't need another addiction), but do they do something 'special' for relationships? In most past MMOs I have seen, it was always done with changing names or just putting something your character's bio.

Is there some type of in game benefit or recognition that makes it stand out?


Companions that you have relationships with give you presents. Raising any companion's affection for you make them more effective for the crafting projects you heap upon them.
 
2012-01-28 12:52:34 PM  

hawcian: It was always a strange reaction to me. They're canon; they were in Warcraft III. In fact they started as an April Fools joke and then people asked for them to be put in the Warcraft III. And Blizzard has been hinting at them since WoW began. Then suddenly everyone was surprised when they put them in WoW. Seriously?


Its one thing to add them as something minor and as a joke - but to make them a major theme in an upgrade that you have to pay for?

/give me dragons everytime
 
2012-01-28 12:53:13 PM  
What do these people DO with their free time anyway?

Wait, don't answer that.
 
2012-01-28 12:55:06 PM  
BronyMedic: KanedaJD: You mean they didn't want to play with pandas?

I'd love to see how their subscription numbers changed when they announced that

That was the "Jumping the Shark" moment for me. I had played since Moon Guard had existed as a server, and when they made what was supposed to be a developer joke "canon" with Mists of Pandara, it was like a wakeup call for me. Expecially since I played for Storyline and RP, not ZOMGPURPLES.

Scruffinator: Actually only one person I know actually quit wow over the pandas*. And last I heard WoW sub numbers are still in the 9 million range, which...well, is a farking lot.

Cataclysm cost them around 3 million subscriptions globally. They had about 200,000 people quit in the week or two after MoP was announced. YMMV.


I quit Warcrack when Cata came out. Too much of a lore ret con for me.

I mean the Nelfs who banished the high elves from Kalimdor over using arcane magic suddenly decided mages are ok?

And the Earth Mother worshiping Tauren suddenly decided to become Catholic crusader Paladins?

Fark that, the Shark has been jumped
 
2012-01-28 12:55:25 PM  

Impasse: [www.mostphotos.com image 500x333]

"The latest game pushed by the international homosexual agenda is a board game called 'Chess'. In this game, the unwitting players are required to spend their time wrapping their fingers around phallic game pieces. All but two of the board pieces are effectively male. The goal is to corner the opponent's patriarchal male piece, as opposed to oppressing the female piece as commanded in 2 Timothy."


Includes bestiality, too.

/And getting rooked
//And pederasty with the bishop
//And getting PWN'ed
 
2012-01-28 12:55:47 PM  
SO THE CHURCH WANTS MORE BABIES..

I"LL TRY AND DO MY PART
THANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW CHURCH.
 
2012-01-28 12:55:51 PM  

Impasse: [www.mostphotos.com image 500x333]

"The latest game pushed by the international homosexual agenda is a board game called 'Chess'. In this game, the unwitting players are required to spend their time wrapping their fingers around phallic game pieces. All but two of the board pieces are effectively male. The goal is to corner the opponent's patriarchal male piece, as opposed to oppressing the female piece as commanded in 2 Timothy."


sigh, that looks like a cool set, but it's actually pretty tricky to play with. traditional boards and pieces are better.
 
2012-01-28 12:57:05 PM  
If you strike me down, I shall become more fabulous than you could possibly imagine.
 
2012-01-28 12:59:14 PM  
To all who answered my "is it any good" question: Thanks!

Sounds like its worth a try.

Bugs? To be expected in a new game - especially of this size. Hopefully Bioware is on it.
 
2012-01-28 01:00:36 PM  

BronyMedic: Scruffinator: Actually only one person I know actually quit wow over the pandas*. And last I heard WoW sub numbers are still in the 9 million range, which...well, is a farking lot.

Cataclysm cost them around 3 million subscriptions globally. They had about 200,000 people quit in the week or two after MoP was announced. YMMV.


FWIW I cancelled because I just wont have time to invest in an MMO pretty soon. But the game is old...I'm honestly surprised it's lasted this long. Curious how Titan is going to pan out.
 
2012-01-28 01:02:38 PM  

Rik01: Pardon my ignorance, not being an advanced gamer and having no idea how to even operate a game controller, but exactly, how would you know if a couple of gamers are gay?

Games operate, in my limited understanding, through designed characters in the programming. If you can have them run about, grabbing things, ducking, dodging, shooting, climbing and fighting and doing everything else, how would you know they're gay?


In many RPG's (and especially in Bioware RPG's), there is a lot of dialog, and there are a lot of decision points for a player--similar to a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book, but often with an order of magnitude more complexity. It is not inconceivable that a game could allow a player to start a romantic relationship with an NPC (non-player character), as long as the game developers decided to make it possible.

I don't claim to be an expert on game programming, but I wouldn't expect it to be that hard to add same-sex relationships to a game that already supports hetero relationships, since despite most of the stereotypes about same-sex relationships, you could actually re-use most of the content from the dialog trees for hetero relationships when implementing same-sex relationships--unless, of course, you create a completely different set of NPC's (complete with their own unique personalities) for same-sex relationships.
 
2012-01-28 01:03:31 PM  
I got a kick out of it when Corso got drunk and told me how pretty I was.

Now I get to do it all over again as a boy! ^_^

Also SW:TOR rocks!

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