seriously though there are three main reasons that “realistic sexual orientations” worry me in bioware games:
- Miranda Lawson
- Ashley Williams
Slight addendum to my whole thing about the gaming mechanics:
I have no issue where their being “assigned” gay/lesbian/asexual characters. None at all. But the world really doesn’t need even more strictly straight characters (before you get mad, I want you to really consider just how many of those there are in everything OK?) and I can’t help but KNOW that all of this is going to fall out with there being far more straightly straight characters than anything else (and even if they aren’t, they will get more content and be far more intrinsic to the plot), if we get bi or gay characters they’ll be so offensively stereotyped it’ll be eye-rolly and asexual characters aren’t going to exist.
So while the “playersexual” bullshit was gross, I still think that particular mechanical model was far better suited to this game format than what they’re going to do.
Seriously. If you look at Origins:
Straight characters: Alistair and Morrigan, two characters who are intrinsic to the plot and have very serious roles to play and who are not very experienced with relationships.
Bi characters: Zevran, who contributes pretty much nothing and admits he only slept with men because it helped him get ahead as an assassin, and Leliana, who might be important now, but certainly was not all that important in Origins, partially because you could go the entire game thinking that she’s crazy. Oh, and both of them are whimsical rogues who openly flirt with you and have had many sexual experiences in the past, which they freely tell you all about.
And that’s not even getting into how Mass Effect dealt with non-straight romance. Samantha Traynor, you mean that lady you can have gratuitous shower sex with?
dalishmarshmallow said: BUT NO YOU DON’T UDNERSTAND BISEXUAL PEOPLE ARE SO UNREALISTIC
- BUT THE SKY GLOWING GREEN WITH DEMONS POURING OUT IS PERFECTLY REASONABLE
I have wanted to make an animated illustration since, about, a million years ago.
Hey, wow, this is my 7,777th post.
Done in Manga Studio 5 & Photoshop CS3
Took so many hours.
The one downer here is that we now have it confirmed that the party makeup is 6 males to 3 females.
And, I mean. That’s not a huge deal. Given that Cassandra looks to be a massively important part of the game. And there are two female support NPCs (Leliana and Scribe Girl, who is standing by the Beardy Grey Warden on the right). But it is kind of an unfortunate ratio.
1 sqft of bun
Fun fact: a group of bunnies is called a fluffle.
1 SQFT OF FLUFFLE
I hear my mom shrieking downstairs, shouting up to me about “THE CATS! THE CATS!”
I run downstairs, thinking someone has died or something and see THIS:
I FEEL LIKE I NEED TO PUNCH SOMETHING TO GET OVER THE ADORABLENESS
They look like they’re about to break out in a musical number
Said about the DAI cover image.
I’ve already seen multiple butthurt dudes complaining that the Inquisitor in the art couldn’t be anything but masculine and how if you see gender neutral or feminine aspects, you’re looking at it wrong.
Ahahaha, dudebro tears from neckbeard mountain. Drink’em up, as long they are still freeeeshhhh.
That being said, the DA:I GENDERNEUTRAL boxart rules for so many reasons. Hurrah for Bioware finally seeing the light after their overdose of scruffy, white male coverboys. Ugh.
Whoa now, gender neutral cover?
I… I can’t contain these feels.