At a time when gay marriage is illegal in most countries across the real world, one forward-thinking MMO developer is displaying a liberal attitude in the virtual world.
The game is Runes of Magic, a World of Warcraft-esque free to play MMORPG that makes its money through micro-transactions.
In an upcoming free expansion, called Chapter III - The Elder Kingdoms, a marriage system will be introduced that allows same sex marriage(runes of magic gold).
What's interesting is that Runes of Magic is developed by a Taiwanese studio, called Runewaker Entertainment. Taiwan, which is governed by Republic of China, does not have any recognition of same-sex unions.
Although Runes of Magic's marriage system is still shrouded in mystery, the game's Western publisher, rom gold, told VideoGamer.com that married players will gain bonuses.
"You will be married and somehow connected to the other player," explained Frogster's Philipp Senkbeil.
"Of course you can only be married with one person at the same time. It's even possible to have gay couples, so no need to just have a male and female character. Two male characters and two female characters can marry each other."You can buy runes of magic gold.