By Wesley Sappington
Our latest ethical discussion has revolved around writing romance into the story. The main "character" that the player plays as is meant to simply be a vessel for the player. We go to great lengths to not give the player character any identity - a name, an age, or even a gender. The player character wears a cloak, and is thus never seen. A blank slate so that anyone can immerse themselves into the story.
But that's exactly the question: how do you write a romance without any sense of identity for the player character?
We'll leave it to Olivia (and possibly the new writers!) to figure that one out...
Until then, thanks for reading!