The Force Is Not With Queer People In The Star Wars Universe

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Homosexuality does not exist in the Star Wars universe, according to Bioware, the developers of Star Wars: The Old Republic, the new Star Wars MMO. Have these people not seen Uncle Ziro?

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Would-be players were discussing in the MMO's forums how the game might handle future gay and lesbian relationships - and Bioware freaked out, shutting down those discussion threads and banning the words "gay," "lesbian" and "homosexual." Says community manager Sean Dahlberg:

As I have stated before, these are terms that do not exist in Star Wars.

Thread closed.

Have these people learned nothing from the World Of Warcraft fiasco a few years ago? [Kotaku]

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Rainbucket
Rainbucket

The first thing players figure out in an MMO is which emotes lets them hump each other's butts.

In the current Star Wars MMO a "marriage" can be accomplished only between male and female characters, even if one's a lizard and the other a fish. I'm sure the issue has come up, but it's an inconsequential game mechanic.

And at least for the first few years, when I played, you often saw obscenely muscled males gyrating together in tiny speedos, and women in lingerie playing out domination parties. Give people the slightest self expression, they'll get it out there. Old Republic will be a big happy gay time for anyone who wants it to be.