Aeria Entertainment has announced that it will allow same-sex avatars to wed in its Dream of Mirror Online game.
The MMORPG is free to play. Aeria’s revenues are based on micro-transactions for in-game items, including virtual wedding rings.
According to Massively, which tracks all things MMO-ish:
The same-sex aspect of this marriage system is simply one of the many [new] features, but it hasn’t been added as just an afterthought. It’s been a popular topic of discussion among DOMO players since the game’s launch in Fall of 2007.
This marriage system allows couples to embark on a series of challenging quests where they can plan their in-game wedding, complete with dream locale, wedding outfit and even a perfect set of rings. Once married, the couple will be granted unique features which include the ability to summon their significant other to their location, as well as special healing abilities during battle.