Culture Corner #8: Love and Marriage
Welcome to the Culture Corner
Welcome back to the Culture Corner with Tao Jones. If you’re new to the Culture Corner, this is a little column that is your guide to the world. It’s great to be a hero, but if you don’t understand what it is you’re trying to save, then it’s a little harder to appreciate it. That’s what I’m here for. Each column, I’m going to take a part of Chinese culture in our games and explain it in a little more depth.
An Especially Appropriate Update
Today is February 14. There are two things going on that make this article especially appropriate. First up, it’s Valentine’s Day. Secondly, Zentia 1.2 just launched, and with it, the marriage system. With it, your characters can now fall in love, become engaged, and get married. What a perfect time. Why should a hero wait until after they’ve saved the world to get married? The fast-paced lifestyle that today’s wandering hero lives just doesn’t allow for that kind of luxury, and life is just so much more fun with a partner.
Once you do get married in Zentia, you probably won’t be seeing any kind of scene you’re familiar with. This is a silly fictionalized version of ancient China, after all. The basic concept is easy enough to understand. A man and a woman get married, people watch them, this is generally understood to be a good thing, yada, yada, yada. Still, there’s a lot more to it than that, and today, we’ll go through some of the key features that set Chinese weddings apart. Find out what in our full article on the Zentia forums
For one, you know how Western wedding outfits haven’t changed in a few hundred years? Yeah...