Not Implemented - Gender change | Star Wars Galaxies Restoration

Not Implemented Gender change

This idea/suggestion has been flagged as Not Implemented because of a lack of popularity, lack of interest, lack of feasibility, or other determination by the Development Team, so the suggestion will not be implemented. Once a suggestion has been flagged this way, the decision is final. Although the issue may be raised again in the future after a six month cooldown. A response explanation from the Development Team can be found in the thread.
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Proposal
Add a skill to IDs (probably at master box) that they can switch gender. Any gender specific items will be removed upon this change, and a timer will start (say 30 days). They can't change back for that 30 days. It will give IDs yet another purpose, give the players some options (like being able to wear the WoD stuff they want for a while), and really doesn't have any downside (other than their friends getting pronouns wrong haha).
Justification
It's 2021, do I really need justification for this? Fine, it gives players the ability to use items they couldn't otherwise use, but also limits how often they can do this. It also gives IDs more utility, and really doesn't have any downsides.
Motivation
I've never liked gender restrictions on items, (if I wanna wear a dress, only my wife, and perhaps my parents, have the right to say anything to me about it). That said, I do understand that there are some technical issues with some of the gender restricted items, and being able to change genders seems like the logical and frankly obvious solution.
Make it so IDs (probably at the master box) can change gender (perhaps even set a limit on how often, like every 30 days or something). If they can't make it so that they can remove the gender restrictions of items, at least make it so players can change gender if they want (like during the WoD, then back later when they are over it). It's 2021, embrace diversity!
 
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A game with no gender change is just living in the past. Supported.
 

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Thank you for your suggestion.

The Development Team has reviewed the suggestion and determined it is not feasible to implement due to the internal mechanics of how player objects currently function and the amount of change that would be required to make this solution a high-quality reality. Additionally, as two characters (and as planned, eventually, a total of three character slots non-inclusive of Jedi) are available to all accounts, we believe there are more than adequate opportunities to play characters with multiple fantasies, lore, and/or roleplay experiences which therefore does not adequately justify making this change.

On a separate note, we do wish to make clear that this determination is irrelevant to "diversity" and is entirely a technical-based decision. We value diversity and welcome players of all backgrounds, creeds, and identities. We also strongly encourage any future suggestions, feedback, or ideas that can help make our community more inclusive and accommodating to all.
 
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