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August 5th, 2013, 18:40
Originally Posted by dpc76 View Post
What do you mean by "if the setting calls for it"? What exactly is the correct setting for gay characters? Are you saying that a gay fantasy world would be completely straight? A space colony? Why? Because that's the way it has been done in the past? It's optional. If you don't like gay characters, don't play them. In Mass Effect 3, you had to jump through a few hoops to get the gay options to open up.
For me "if the setting calls for it" means not having everyone being gay (or player-sexual) by default. Actually developing a personality with and around an NPC's sexual identity rather than simply making every NPC a screwable throwaway option regardless of your or their gender or orientation.

Now Gaider is gay and out, so he should be able to put a lot of creative vision into giving heterosexual players an insight into a world they may not have much experience with (or have a prejudiced view of). He could write a really super positive role model and advance the cause a bit like Shatner advanced race relations when he kissed Uhura.

Instead Gaider goes on preaching crusades, and writes two dimensional gay characters that are not very positive or hard to understand and like (with the exception of Zevran).
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