In the online game Final Fantasy XIV, two players who are close to one another can partake in an Eternal Bond ceremony. With options ranging from entirely free to paid with real-life money, it is an in-lore way to form a bond with a friend which offers a handful of perks. This type of marriage system isn’t all that unusual in an online game, with other games on the market going even further by having a fully-fledged adoption character. But with the game’s focus on fashion and taking screenshots, once the main cutscenes are concluded, guests typically get thrown into a period of photography.
Two of my long-time friends on the Kujata server – Andrew Hale and Suika Watermelon – had their Eternal Bond ceremony earlier this evening. With easily the largest number of players in attendance, a testament to their activity in the data center’s raiding community, I could not resist taking the opportunity to capture a few snaps.
The free ‘Promise of Innocence’ item is the basic pack, giving you access to special non-dyable attire, limited venue options and a small handful of other goodies. The next level up, ‘Promise of Passion’ will set both you and your partner aside 7 euros each. This pack comes with a dyable outfit, a unique two-person Chocobo mount and more. Spending twice that amount (14 Euro) to nab a ‘Promise of Devotion’ package offers an alternate dyable ceremonial outfit and a much broader option of venue designs to choose from. I would recommend at least going for the ‘Promise of Passion’ set at least, as it offers the easiest way to get a two-person mount and gives more wedding attire options than the basic white
Take That (In-Game) Snap Daily Photo is an off-shoot of the Take That (In-Game) Snap article series, in which the first article focusing on Final Fantasy XIV was recently published. This looks at, celebrates and critiques how video game developers have implemented professional photography-like systems into their games. It will cover how the systems handle, just how accessible they are and, where applicable, how a modding community might be making these tools even better. With this Daily Photo spin-off series, I will be sharing individual photos from the games either covered or soon-to-be-covered in the series.