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Dragon Oath Official Developer Blog

Developers of ChangYou's Dragon Oath, the F2P True Martial Arts MMORPG, write about Dragon Oath and the gaming industry. We'll also bring you insights about MMORPGs made in China and published in the West. Share your thoughts with us!

Author: changyou

Young, Male, Looking For Marriage? (You're Probably In Dragon Oath)

Posted by changyou Tuesday April 6 2010 at 5:55PM
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Every day, there are announcements and ads from Dragon Oath players seeking marriage. So far, this is no different than the real world, where finding a marriage partner is an important life transition. But in Dragon Oath, the demographics are a little different - players as young as thirteen are contemplating in-game marriage, and boys are just as enthusiastic about the prospect of marriage as girls.

A lot of this has to do with the in-game benefits for being married, which are significant. Married couples can cast special "Buffs" (stat enhancement spells) on their partners, can instantly teleport to their spouse's side, and have access to special items through couples-only quests. There are also various options for the couple's wedding day, ranging from a modest ceremony with a few friends, to an elaborate event with expensive gifts for guests.

In Dragon Oath, relationships between players are seen as important, and there are ways in the game to honor these connections. Friendships can be cemented by declaring the other player to be kin. Mentor relationships can be formalized as the bond between Master and Apprentice, complete with an in-game title marking them as such. And of course interactions between members of a guild, and between guilds, remain an essential part of socialization.

As long as romantic love and marriage continue to carry such benefits in Dragon Oath, we can expect players to remain interested in this kind of union. There is a Matchmaking Event planned for next week (3-8 p.m. PST on Wednesday the 14th) to help introduce singles who are interested in marriage to like-minded players.

In a lot of games, the goal is to be the most powerful player, an individualistic goal that can get a bit lonely. In Dragon Oath, the most powerful player is one who has formed a caring, cooperative bond with someone else. That's a mentality that we would love to encourage - to show young people that true strength involves the support of other people.

Love may not conquer all... but in Dragon Oath, it sure helps beat those tough bosses.

-  Lucy Song

Community Manager

Horusra writes:

me marry you long time for buff

Wed Apr 07 2010 9:05AM Report
someforumguy writes:

lol

Wed Apr 07 2010 11:12AM Report
dar_es_balat writes:

Yeah we had a married 'couple' in our guild.  When the 'girl' was finally pressured into joining ventrilo 'she' claimed to always have a sore throat, and that her voice was 'raspy' because 'she' couldnt talk well.  

I live in the SF Bay Area, and I smelled a tranny.  Turns out I was right.  The person bailed the vent, the guild, the marriage, and the game after being 'unmasked.'

Wed Apr 07 2010 11:26AM Report
Holgranth writes:

"Me marry you long time for buff"

Nuts I wanted to use that. Oh well if I needed a reason to stay AWAY from dragon oath......... this is totally it.

Thu Apr 08 2010 8:16AM Report
reni writes:

Creepy

Thu Apr 08 2010 9:31AM Report
wildchyld writes:

Its just a game silly people.

Thu Apr 08 2010 8:20PM Report
changyou writes:

Seriously, guys, it's just a game! It's no different than the "playing house" games that a lot of kids play, except that their make-believe comes with some nifty advantages in-game. There is no Dragon Oath conspiracy to corrupt teenagers.

- Lucy Song,

Community Manager for Dragon Oath

Thu Apr 08 2010 8:23PM Report
Microidle writes:

Although i never played this game, i can see the appeal of having your toon married, especially if the buff and items are worth it.

Sat Apr 10 2010 2:37AM Report

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