Rift Breaks a Record in the Name of Love

on February 20, 2012 6:30 PM

Remember when we told you about Rift’s attempt at the Guiness World Record for the most in-game marriages within a 24-hour period? Looks like the folks in Telara were successful. And to top it off, everyone whose in-game avatar was locked in holy matrimony with another gets the title of “The Avowed.”

Overall, 21,879 marriages were performed on Valentine’s Day and the day after. The record attempt was done in order to promote Rift’s Gatherings feature, which works just as you’d expect: Invite other players to an event and they come. You can check out a gallery of various ceremonies here. The feat will also be recorded in the 2013 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records Gamers’ Edition.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.