Virtual weddings in MMOs are nothing new but with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, TRION are looking to attempt a new world record for the most virtual weddings in a 24 hour period in RIFT.
In the upcoming patch v1.7, special wedding featues are being added to the game where prospective couples can visit a marriage vendor in their faction’s capital city, purchase a ring, and offer it to their partner. Wedding events can also be planned with scripted ceremonies that involve a walk down the aisle in wedding garb, a ring exchange, and a reception for up to 200 friends.
“MMOs are the most fun when you’re playing with friends and loved ones,” said Scott Hartsman, Executive Producer, Rift, and Trion’s CCO. “Whether exploring Telara and adventuring with your significant other, or meeting up with geographically distant friends in a virtual pub, the MMO experience is about bringing people together, and our new weddings and gatherings exemplify this philosophy. We think the Valentine’s Day record attempt is a unique way for players to celebrate Rift’s spirit of camaraderie while making real-world history.”
We’ll let you know if they manage to pull it off.