Lanatir wrote:If sexuality is in any form a topic in WL2 (i dont think it is), then for freds sake, include gay people how much you want.
What i really wonder about is why all of a sudden whenever you hear about a new rpg being made someone shows up demanding that it must include gay characters. Why? You dont ask for gay characters in Fifa2012 or in Halo or in Monkey Island (whereas im not sure if there actually arent some in there). If there is a new discworld book announced, do people show up demanding of Terry Pratchett that he HAS to include gay characters? I dont think so. So whats with peoples obsession to include gay people into rpg? If you want a gay person, well, go ahead, its a roleplaying game, play one.
Your examples for games aren't very good. As FIFA 12 has only real world chararctes which some are gays. Halo should first have even some depth that you even could ask íf there should be gay characters (and Master Chief most obvious gay in gaming history - hey he has pink armour and all
). And you don't need ask gay characters in Monkey Island because I think there is more them in game than heteros. And finaly Terry has alzheimer's disease and will not write many book any more and those which he writes are mostly writed be his daughter. And there is couple gay characters in disc world and still some fan in conventions asked more of them or alternatively they ask if some characters will have romance and there was many of those who wanted have some sort gay romance in disc world.
And playing gay in crpg can be very hard if you character flirts with every npc of opposing sex and don't have any such lines for his/her own gender, that kind of think will kill fast immersion that your character is gay despite how hard you try to thing that he/she is gay.
And why people want gay character in rpgs. First they add diversity, which add depth, because there are more things to see and feel. Second they can give player more ways to play game, which I think is very good thing because more ways to play mean more play throughs. Thrid for some people it is very nice to see characters who identify them same as you, this is especially importand for minorities who do not see such characters in 99% of all entertaiment media (this is why lesbians did go see those bad lesbian vampire movies in 80s, though lesbian were villians of story and most of time where killed in end, but there was so few of movies with lesbians on it that they could not be picky). Forth there are heteros like me who think that stories are better with lesbians on it, for example Yesterday was I walking on beach when I saw ugly man kissing ugly woman and I was feeling qualmish for such sight and I decided to leaved with hurry from beach. And now same story with lesbian on it, Yesterday I was walking on beach when I saw two hot women kissig each other with steamy passion and I decided that it was such fine day that I will sit for while to look view (I mean landscape you dirty people)
. Fifth if you are feeling awkward about gay sex just try remeber that it good for you to increase your tolerance for such things and you can take delight from that hetero sex is usually equally awkward for gay people.
P.S. I ask your forgivness for my bad grammar. Nonetheless I take some delight of torturing people with it.