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Dragon Age: Inquisition will Feature Complex Romance and Characters with “One Solid Sexual Orientation” 

izzyhasthoughts:

lyriumhappytrail:

izzyhasthoughts:

lyriumhappytrail:

tsonishepard:

In a forthcoming AusGamers interview with Aussie expat and BioWare producer Cameron Lee, it was revealed the normally ambiguous approach to in-game romance in the realm of sexuality would be receiving a more specific option allowing for more complex relationships.

"The romances are more complex both in type of romances going forward and how you go through that romance," Lee explained to us. "The different types of sexual orientation of the different kinds of characters around you is also more complex than in previous games. I think there’s going to be a lot more realistic… realistic… you know what I mean — anyway, more engaging and more involved than in previous games. That’s definitely the goal, and we are definitely going to go out there with some characters just being one sexual orientation. And that previously wasn’t the case. The real world reflects that so we’re going to make a game that reflects that as well."

Dragon Age has always been known as an open and ambiguous beast where sexuality is concerned, and romance will continue to play a major role, only in more complex form built from the real-world. Hopefully this speaks volumes of the evolution and maturity of the series where Inquisition is concerned.

We’ll have more from Cameron Lee soon, so stay tuned.

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Aaaand there go my hopes for all bi romances.

ARE YOU FUCKING JOKING? Part of the point of having all the LIs be open to either gender was because it was the only way to be fair, and it was quite frankly one of the only things that WORKED for DA:2. To take that away is a shame to Bioware, a shame to the fandom, the gaming community, and the LGBTQA communtiy as a whole. I am pissed off about this, not just because “Oh boo hoo, I won’t get to romance whoever I want,” but because it MEANT something to me, and I know I’m not the only person. They knew it was a mistake making only two of the LIs romanceable by either gender in the first game, and now after they found success, why are they backpedaling?

I’ll tell you why. Not to create a more “dynamic relationship system” or some PR bullshit like that. They are greedy, slimey cowards.

Um, hold the phone, no it’s not a ‘shame to the LGBTQA community as a whole.’ No it isn’t. That is way too extreme.

In real life, you can flirt with people, and they won’t always be attracted to you. In real life, not everyone is going to want you. Please explain to me, as I am Pansexual(So even though my letter isn’t included in your community, I think I still count) and I cannot remember ever having been offended that someone I hit on was not attracted to me. At all, honestly, let alone gender.

There will, of course, be options for everyone. There always have been in DA games. You’re reaction is over the top and frankly, unfair to the game. They are not greedy, slimey cowards. Honestly, throwing insults around doesn’t help anyone, doesn’t promote your stand point, and makes you look immature. Please, in the future, don’t speak for everyone.

You certainly don’t represent me and my sexuality.

I’m sorry, I’m just upset and I will admit, my post was very reactionary. Firstly, pansexuality is included in the community? I’m pan as well, and I’m trans, so I don’t understand why that’s an issue.  To address another issue at the outset, I’m not arrogant enough to think that my voice stands for the entire community, nor did I state that. I stated my opinion, that I felt that it was a shame to the community. Am I not allowed to this opinion? Can I not represent MY feelings about the way this reflects on MY gender and MY sexuality, especially when it comes to representation in video games?

That leads me further to the point. David Gaider, the Lead Writer for the Dragon Age series, has FREQUENTLY lauded the idea of equally romanceable LIs. His reasons? It’s YOUR game. YOU decide how the world is. It’s a fantasy, and if in your game you choose Isabella to be straight, or gay, or pan, that is YOUR choice. It is unfair to the players and outright disrespectful to at once have that power and then have it taken away from them.

Ultimately, I understand it is their game, and they will do with it what they will. I stand by my feelings, and I believe that it is cowardly of them to take such a drastic step backward. I cannot help but believe that they buckled under pressure from “the majority” (read: straight male viewers) and decided to try for something they deemed more “balanced” instead of holding their ground and standing up for what they had once so solidly believed in.

I hope this helps to clarify things for you.

I was originally speaking to the (annoying) fact that the community’s alphabet doesn’t include a rep for Pan’s :P

You’re more than welcome to your opinion, but the way you stated your opinion made it seem like you were making a statement FOR the community.

And, um, Gaider’s wrong. Or you’re misquoting, I’m not aware of the original statement. It ISN’T your game. You DO NOT control the sexuality of the characters. You want Isabella to be straight, gay, pan? Um, tough nuggets. She is written to be, for the most part, either bi or pan. That isn’t up to you. That’s how she’s written. Just like Morrigan is WRITTEN to be straight. You want her to be bi? Either get over it or get a mod for it. If you want it to be YOUR game, YOU have to either make it or modify it.

I also don’t think it was cowardly of them. Since we’re throwing all of our identifiers in the game, I’m pansexual and genderfluid. I wanted realistic romance options back. I’m not in your majority, but I still gave voice for it.

Hope that explains why I think your opinion’s actually pretty close minded :/

If it helps, here’s the aforementioned article in which David Gaider talks about the decision: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/03/25/dragon-age-writer-on-characters-bisexuality/

I know I read more on his tumblr, but I don’t have the time right now to go hunt it down. If you’re interested, I’ll find it later and I can link you to it. I know for a FACT that I am not misquoting.

I think that no matter what I do, I am not going to be able to influence your opinion, nor are you going to be able to influence mine. I appreciate that you shared it with me, even though I disagree. I’m sorry that you find me to be closed minded, but I don’t see how me defending my opinion makes me closed minded. By that logic, you would be too.

Dragon Age: Inquisition will Feature Complex Romance and Characters with “One Solid Sexual Orientation” 

izzyhasthoughts:

lyriumhappytrail:

tsonishepard:

In a forthcoming AusGamers interview with Aussie expat and BioWare producer Cameron Lee, it was revealed the normally ambiguous approach to in-game romance in the realm of sexuality would be receiving a more specific option allowing for more complex relationships.

"The romances are more complex both in type of romances going forward and how you go through that romance," Lee explained to us. "The different types of sexual orientation of the different kinds of characters around you is also more complex than in previous games. I think there’s going to be a lot more realistic… realistic… you know what I mean — anyway, more engaging and more involved than in previous games. That’s definitely the goal, and we are definitely going to go out there with some characters just being one sexual orientation. And that previously wasn’t the case. The real world reflects that so we’re going to make a game that reflects that as well."

Dragon Age has always been known as an open and ambiguous beast where sexuality is concerned, and romance will continue to play a major role, only in more complex form built from the real-world. Hopefully this speaks volumes of the evolution and maturity of the series where Inquisition is concerned.

We’ll have more from Cameron Lee soon, so stay tuned.

Source

Aaaand there go my hopes for all bi romances.

ARE YOU FUCKING JOKING? Part of the point of having all the LIs be open to either gender was because it was the only way to be fair, and it was quite frankly one of the only things that WORKED for DA:2. To take that away is a shame to Bioware, a shame to the fandom, the gaming community, and the LGBTQA communtiy as a whole. I am pissed off about this, not just because “Oh boo hoo, I won’t get to romance whoever I want,” but because it MEANT something to me, and I know I’m not the only person. They knew it was a mistake making only two of the LIs romanceable by either gender in the first game, and now after they found success, why are they backpedaling?

I’ll tell you why. Not to create a more “dynamic relationship system” or some PR bullshit like that. They are greedy, slimey cowards.

Um, hold the phone, no it’s not a ‘shame to the LGBTQA community as a whole.’ No it isn’t. That is way too extreme.

In real life, you can flirt with people, and they won’t always be attracted to you. In real life, not everyone is going to want you. Please explain to me, as I am Pansexual(So even though my letter isn’t included in your community, I think I still count) and I cannot remember ever having been offended that someone I hit on was not attracted to me. At all, honestly, let alone gender.

There will, of course, be options for everyone. There always have been in DA games. You’re reaction is over the top and frankly, unfair to the game. They are not greedy, slimey cowards. Honestly, throwing insults around doesn’t help anyone, doesn’t promote your stand point, and makes you look immature. Please, in the future, don’t speak for everyone.

You certainly don’t represent me and my sexuality.

I’m sorry, I’m just upset and I will admit, my post was very reactionary. Firstly, pansexuality is included in the community? I’m pan as well, and I’m trans, so I don’t understand why that’s an issue.  To address another issue at the outset, I’m not arrogant enough to think that my voice stands for the entire community, nor did I state that. I stated my opinion, that I felt that it was a shame to the community. Am I not allowed to this opinion? Can I not represent MY feelings about the way this reflects on MY gender and MY sexuality, especially when it comes to representation in video games?

That leads me further to the point. David Gaider, the Lead Writer for the Dragon Age series, has FREQUENTLY lauded the idea of equally romanceable LIs. His reasons? It’s YOUR game. YOU decide how the world is. It’s a fantasy, and if in your game you choose Isabella to be straight, or gay, or pan, that is YOUR choice. It is unfair to the players and outright disrespectful to at once have that power and then have it taken away from them.

Ultimately, I understand it is their game, and they will do with it what they will. I stand by my feelings, and I believe that it is cowardly of them to take such a drastic step backward. I cannot help but believe that they buckled under pressure from “the majority” (read: straight male viewers) and decided to try for something they deemed more “balanced” instead of holding their ground and standing up for what they had once so solidly believed in.

I hope this helps to clarify things for you.

Dragon Age: Inquisition will Feature Complex Romance and Characters with “One Solid Sexual Orientation” 

tsonishepard:

In a forthcoming AusGamers interview with Aussie expat and BioWare producer Cameron Lee, it was revealed the normally ambiguous approach to in-game romance in the realm of sexuality would be receiving a more specific option allowing for more complex relationships.

"The romances are more complex both in type of romances going forward and how you go through that romance," Lee explained to us. "The different types of sexual orientation of the different kinds of characters around you is also more complex than in previous games. I think there’s going to be a lot more realistic… realistic… you know what I mean — anyway, more engaging and more involved than in previous games. That’s definitely the goal, and we are definitely going to go out there with some characters just being one sexual orientation. And that previously wasn’t the case. The real world reflects that so we’re going to make a game that reflects that as well."

Dragon Age has always been known as an open and ambiguous beast where sexuality is concerned, and romance will continue to play a major role, only in more complex form built from the real-world. Hopefully this speaks volumes of the evolution and maturity of the series where Inquisition is concerned.

We’ll have more from Cameron Lee soon, so stay tuned.

Source

Aaaand there go my hopes for all bi romances.

ARE YOU FUCKING JOKING? Part of the point of having all the LIs be open to either gender was because it was the only way to be fair, and it was quite frankly one of the only things that WORKED for DA:2. To take that away is a shame to Bioware, a shame to the fandom, the gaming community, and the LGBTQA communtiy as a whole. I am pissed off about this, not just because “Oh boo hoo, I won’t get to romance whoever I want,” but because it MEANT something to me, and I know I’m not the only person. They knew it was a mistake making only two of the LIs romanceable by either gender in the first game, and now after they found success, why are they backpedaling?

I’ll tell you why. Not to create a more “dynamic relationship system” or some PR bullshit like that. They are greedy, slimey cowards.

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