I'm going to say this, and leave it here, and not comment on SSM anymore in a MMO. There are kids playing this game, man. Introducing them to SSM will not only give them a "WTF?" feeling, but it's just not right to introduce that to kids, especially through means of a GAME.
I strongly disagree. Children are very comfortable with the idea of Same *** Marriages, unless they are taught to be uncomfortable with it. As far as a child is concerned, unless they are taught otherwise, there is no difference between a Same *** marriage and a Different *** Marriage.
It's also worthy to note that FFXI wasn't really targeted at children, it was targeted at adults.
Nowadays, there really is no justification for not having a marriage system be between any two characters that you want regardless of ***; especially in an MMO, which is supposed to be an escape from reality. Why should we introduce real world discrimination into a videogame?
You either don't have a marriage system because the game is targeted towards children (or all ages). Or you have a marriage system because the game is targeted towards adults. There should not be an in-between. Edited, Jun 22nd 2009 2:40pm by Karelyn