As you may have heard, Star Wars: The Old Republic recently added same-sex relationships with its Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion. The thing is, you can only engage in said same-sex relationships on one particular planet, which is one of the parts of the free-to-play MMO that you actually have to pay for, and which is only available to higher-level characters. Also, they’re not actual partners/companions, but just people you can flirt with, apparently.
With so many games offering up so many choices as far as customizing and developing your character, this seems like quite a step in the wrong direction. But since I don’t play MMO’s, particularly SWTOR, I’m not sure I’m really the right person to opine on this issue. However, our very own Dryden wrote a well-reasoned piece for Pixels Or Death that I think pretty much says it all.
(I’d also like to think that he would have written it for us if we were actually up and running while this controversy exploded, so this is my way of bringing us all together!)