Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is definitely one of the best MMORPGs on the market at the moment, and with patch 2.45 it’ll get something special: the Eternal Bond ceremony.
There are a few MMORPGs that feature wedding ceremonies, but this time around Square Enix went the extra mile, creating what seems to be the best playable wedding ceremony in the genre, if not in gaming as a whole.
The application for the wedding will be submitted via the MogStation website, and players will be able to choose between three plans: standard, gold and platinum. The standard plan will be free, while the gold and platinum plans will be purchasable.
Those that will pay for gold or platinum will get a special two-seat chocobo mount and a wedding gift (which is a minion).
Here’s how it’ll work:
- You submit the application.
- You receive a special quest.
- You receive special rings and wedding dress/tux through the quest.
- You select the type of ceremony.
- You reserve the venue and send out invitations.
- The ceremony happens.
The ceremony can be performed regardless of gender and race, so you can bond with whomever you like. The NPC officiating will also be customizable, for instance a priest or even a moogle.
Dedicated wedding hairstyles, hugging emotes and more will also be released, and a special NPC will guide players through the process.
Patch 2.45, including the ceremony, will go live on December 9th.
Below you can see the screenshots showcased during the Letter from the Producer Live broadcast today and two videos. The first shows the wedding ceremony itself (courtesy of YouTube user WotgAshiee), while the second gives an overview of new equipment.