Till Death Do Us Part : Marriages in Angels Online

For many years, the Angels Online ( http://ao.igg.com) fantasy MMORPG has offered players fun and excitement in a 2D anime-style package bursting with dazzling effects and cool features. As new players join the fun, the Angels Online community continues to grow. One of the social features players enjoy the most is the Marriage System. From proving their devotion to celebrating their union with friends and well-wishers, in-game marriages can be as grand or low-key as players want.

When players are ready to settle down with a loved one and begin a new chapter in their lives, the first step is to visit the Marriage Angel NPC. Based on each prospective partner’s gender, the Marriage Angel will hand out different objectives to fulfill. The male player is asked to seek the Star Soul in the Cactus Plain. Once it is secured, he must submit the Star Soul to the Marriage Angel along with the Dew Crystal engagement item in exchange for his marriage item.

The female player is asked to search the Mysterious Garden for the elusive Dewy Flower. After solving a series of problems, she can return to the Marriage Angel to get a Dew Crystal. Securing their marriage items allows the couple to exchange them with one another and be pronounced man and wife.

Ah, but what’s a wedding without a wedding ceremony? To cater to different tastes, there are two ways to hold a wedding in Angels Online: a simple wedding format and a luxurious wedding format. For those who prefer the simpler style can go to the church in the Angel Lyceum. There they can ask the Newbie Priest NPC on the left side of the church to begin the wedding march. Those who wish their once-in-a-lifetime celebration to truly reflect the grandeur of their love can approach the NPC Abba and select a stylish church wedding with all the trimmings.

Simple and luxurious ceremonies have one notable difference; in a grand wedding, players can choose to use different wedding items and props to create the perfect wedding atmosphere. Either way, Archangel Michael will be on hand as guest-of-honor to shower his blessings upon the new couple. This blessing provides a good boost to HP, MP, physical and magical attacks, and also reduces damage from physical and magical attacks for a good two hours!

What’s that you say? A wedding just wouldn’t be complete without guests? Whether players opt for a simple or grand ceremony, the Angels Online developers have things well in hand. The wedding venue has ample room for all guests and well-wishers.

At the end of the wedding, the newlyweds receive a rare Angel Ring, which allows a player to call for his or her partner to appear in the blink of an eye! As this summoning ability proves, there is no greater power than love!

The marriage system is one of many features that help foster a sense of community. Visit http://forum.ao.igg.com/viewthread.php?tid=25100&extra=page%3D1 for more about the marriage system, or check out the official site at http://ao.igg.com to stay up-to-date with everything that’s going on in Angels Online. Visit http://www.igg.com to learn more about IGG’s growing family of games.  

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