I still have no idea why this is a ***/straight issue imo people just want any char to beable to marry any character. If i play a male char and so dose my bf I would love to marry him ingame and get the (if any) benefits ingame. This is a video game dont we leave this kinda stuff at the door? Men play women, women can play men. So how is this a huge issue.
Other than that I would love to see more communication between SE and its player base.
In-game benefits for marriage?! I can just see it now, me and all of my friends, getting married to one another solely for the benefits provided, using marriage as yet another tool to gain power in our efforts to conquer Eorzea.
Then you could have arranged marriages! And FATE's where people fought for or against other players in a bid to stop or force a certain marriage to succeed! It would be like War of The Roses all over again! Netflix would have to make a Netflix-exclusive program for it.
More seriously, I'd like to note the A.) rate-downs for people who don't agree with the endless same-*** marriage threads on the O forums, and B.) the way the same-*** marriage issue has now infected my beloved Alla.
I say infected, knowing a lot of people will take umbrage at that and rate me down, as they have rated down others who have expressed their opinion. An opinion that, in my mind, has nothing to do with this game. And this forum is pretty much exclusively for the game. While you can make the argument that *** marriage is technically a "part" (a potential part to be precise) of the game, is it actually part of the game? No, it's not. *** marriage (***** it, it's not just *** marriage, it's marriage of any kind)....Marriage is not a part of the game. It's fluff. It's nice fluff to have, once the core elements of the game
are dialed in correctly, but as it stands now, gameplay elements, progression, encounters, instancing, grouping, communication, log-in/log-out stability, world stability, world availability, proper distribution of EA codes to people, and dozens of other issues relevant to actually *playing* the game are FAR more important.
So while I can sympathize with the people who want marriage, I cannot sympathize with thousands of posts saying essentially the same thing, clogging up resources and diverting discussion away from more relevant topics. And I would say this about any kind of "fluff" elements to a game. Is it important to have dozens of Chocobo bardings available at launch to choose from when you get your Choco? No, it's important that the Chocobos work for all races and animated smoothly. Is it important that we have hundreds of possible dyes available at game start? No! More color is nice, but if not being able to choose between peach and salmon for your subligar color makes or breaks the game for you, then I think you're in the wrong genre of games. This is a fantasy MMO heavily focused on crafting, gathering and combat. Not a fashion simulator (although it may become that at a later date....once the gameplay elements are dialed in).
Ultimately, the point I'm trying to make is that the marriage pushers seem to be acting like spoiled children who have no patience. They want their marriage and they want it now and everyone and everything else can be damned! But immediately pre-launch? Of one of the biggest MMO's to date? And a reboot of a failed MMO on top of that? I'm sorry, but SE needs to address the issues that ruined 1.0 at launch, not worry about adding superfluous features to a game already having issues with bugs and errors. Should marriage be in game? It would be nice, yeah. I'd like it, just so people could have the option. Is it necessary to make endless threads on it days before release? **** no. SE is aware of the issue. Spamming the forums with more threads does nothing but alienate people who would otherwise support you (like me) who believe you're acting like immature kids, bugging mom and dad for their attention. Edited, Aug 23rd 2013 1:59pm by Quor