I have been thinking about playing The Old Republic game. There was a lot of hoopla about the pay for gay supplement last year, but from what I understand the gay content is limited to one planet, where you can flirt and have one night stands, but that's it. The gay doesn't leave the planet. You can have opposite sex relationships that build character and plot in the rest of the game. There are supposed to be plans to add same sex romance options with new companions, but so far, nearly a year later, it still hasn't happened, and afaik, there is no projected date for these new gay companion opttions to happen. So I've been holding off on playing. I really want the gay companion characters as an option when I start. Otherwise, my gay character isn't going to have the same storytelling options as the hetero characters. So I'd have to choose between playing a gay character who's unable to have a relationship and thus my experience in the game will be a little limited, or I could play a straight character and have an opposite sex romance. It sticks in my craw (whatever a craw is) that I have to choose to either play as straight or have my experience limited. The role play and character development is a big part of what I'm interested in. So anybody have any thought or news on this? I'm a little frustrated that there is this game I want to play, but I can't play as myself, and at this point I don't know if they're really going to deliver the equality they said they would. I expect the next wave of Star War games, or the next, somewhere down the line, the gay option will be standard.