Idiots are going to be idiots.
Was both amused and saddened when I read this. To the question, I suppose it depends what kind of media coverage this gets but, personally, doubt any rational human being is going to take that very seriously. At best it will either be amusing or tragic to them. The good news is that we have a lot of precedents about this kind of silly witch hunt. Most modern phenomenons, particularly video games and roleplaying games, have always been the target of this kind of nonsense. It goes back to the days of D&D and TSR.
No publicity is bad publicity. A handful of people will take this seriously but they weren't likely gonna be PC gaming anyway. This does however get the word out about star wars to a much larger group of people.
The Bible says it's wrong and whatever else it says about it, so a "real" Christian would ofcourse think so as well.
Not surprised that this is happening. Am surprised it took this long for someone to throw a shit-fit over it.
I don't really think same-sex relationships should be in Swtor, but I also don't think it's a big enough deal to cause such a fuss about. It won't affect any part of my game, and probably 95%+ of the game so they're really trying to make something out of next to nothing.
isnt it weird that pixels on a screen in a fictional world can offend god
murdering, backstabbing, greed, hate, anger, power, domination, and little regard for human life....
all terrible things that describe the empire
and these people are worried about homosexuality
As a Christian, I sincerely apologies for the actions of other so-called Christians.
I just wish religious nutjobs would stick to arguing between themselves and leaving non-religious people alone. We aren't part of their religion, thusly we shouldn't have them bothering us or trying to tell us what to do.
I would hope that not enough people actually care about what that idiot says to have an impact.
When she was just a girl, she expected the world, but it flew away from her reach so she ran away in her sleep and dreamed of para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise every time she closed her eyes..
You know, whatever you do in this world, there's always going to be AT LEAST one person that is going to absofuckinglutely hate and despise it, no matter what it sodding is.
I'm telling you this because you don't get it. You think you get which is not the same as actually getting it. Get it?
There are no same sex relationships.
My Character is female, all my companions are male, a male lizzard man, a male twilek a slightly gayish male robot.
And a male human, there are no female companions no homosexual stuff being shoved down my face.
So i see no problem, also im Christian this guy is not.
-Scrapbot stole my sig-
I wonder if/when people will realize that "Christians" like this are akin to Al-qaeda is to Islam. (Not exactly the same, but think of it... conservative zealots of a religion...)
Also, I am a Christian and I have no problem with this. The argument of IRL same sex relationships aside... as someone above mentioned "pixels offend God?" By that same notion of "pixels offending God," when why aren't they throwing their arms up for males playing female toons and visa versa?
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does he try to summarise it ect or does he literally just say * oH hey SWTOR has new feature : gay releationships*
because really i doubt many people wouldnt actually give a .... about that tbh :L hes just making himself look bad