MMORPG Will Offer Same-Sex Marriage Option

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.

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    Neo_DrKefka says:

    Is this a stunt to get people to play a game in which if it wasn’t for this event a good majority of gamers would of never heard nor played this game?

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    Conster says:

    But if kids who touch the game suddenly become gay, they won’t have a problem with same-sex marriages, right? So as long as they don’t tell their parents, there’s nothing to worry about.

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    hellfire7885 says:

    Hmm, well, if you look at the game from certain perspective, same sex marriage will mean kids who touch the game will suddenly become gay, meaning the game will have to be brought down to make certain people happy.


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    Icehawk says:

    Been playing SMT Imagine (based on the Nocturne/Persona universe) which is another Aeria supported title (fun game too btw) and cannot really say I am surprised.   Not overly alarmed either.  Homo and Bi sexuality is a reality.  One can either accept it, hide in a closet or come out of said closet (puns intended).   LOL it as always been out there (if avoided) that you never really know the true age or gender of the person you cybered with in a game.. now I guess it matters even less. 

    BTW that ALOT of AP (Aeria Points) for those rings, I mean the good weapons in SMT runs around 400-500 AP.

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    catboy_j says:

    Doesn’t Ragnarok online most private servers and many MMO private servers have this option? So the official/legal version of the games are just catching up to some of the things that make people choose private servers >>

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    SheldonDelanoKillerIII says:

    I want to direct everyone’s attention to this part of the report….

    "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."

    The people I have played games with (who are also completely addicted to Korean MMOs) will tell you right off, any advantage you can gain for your character over other people’s characters will put you over the top and secure you a high rank on the server or keep you alive in PvP longer. As hot-button as this topic is I’m willing to believe that players simply wanted these advantages for themselves and their friend without having to trash their existing character because it didn’t match up politically…

    Edit: Yes I know some people are very serious about the marriage option but as games and gamers go, it looks to me like an inventive way to establish an in-game buddy system with perks. Remember Soul Linkers in RO?

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    Arell says:

    Well, yeah.  Half the time when I try out free Asian MMOs, I feel like a pedo.  The other half, I’m too bored with the gameplay to care what the characters look like.

    Is Dreams of Mirror actually worth checking out?  I sort of gave up on Free-to-Play trash filtering out of the East.  The point of same sex marriage would be kind of moot if no one is playing it.

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    nightwng2000 says:

    Haven’t played it.

    But, it just shows how irrelevant, technically speaking, who can and cannot be married truly is.  I mean, simply leave out a programming gender check of the proposed couples.  That’s it.  That’s all there is from a technical aspect.  Outside of that, it’s just personal, religious, and/or political differences that deny individuals, in the real or fictional world, that prevent individuals from being married.

    Now, a game that provides the technical aspects of multiple spouses, allows divorce, contracts, benefits, and even the negative aspects in technical terms in the game.  Now THAT would be a REAL programming challenge.


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