True Romance in Telara – Share your story and we’ll personally plan your in-game day!
This contest is part of the celebration with the introduction of in-game marriages in Update 1.7 - check out all the details:
Save the Date – Get hitched and be part of a world record this Valentines Day!
Do you and your significant other play RIFT together or have they been looking for a reason to try? We’ve got a contest to make your big-day even bigger! MMO’s have played a role in thousands, maybe even millions of relationships – we want to know how online games benefit you and your loved one or the favorite memories you’ve made playing together!
Starting today we’re inviting you to share your story! Whether you met in-game, found a common bond in gaming, or use online worlds as a way to spend time together even when you’re physically apart – we want to hear from you. The best part – your story doesn’t have to start in RIFT, true romance can be found anywhere and you don’t need to limit you story to the confines of Telara.
Of course there’s something in it for you – from the stories we receive five lucky couples will get the royal treatment on their wedding day! Yours truly, Elrar – Community Manager, will officiate your wedding and provide all the trimmings, including the new wedding wardrobe outfits. That’s not all though, we’ll celebrate your new nuptials by telling all of Telara with a personalized in-game broadcast!
Here’s the Rundown:
- In 300 words or less (we’re not sticklers, but keep it to the point!) tell us how online games play a role in your relationship in this thread no later than Monday, February 6th @ 10AM PDT
- While we’re looking for the best stories it’s important to be a good story teller! Bonus points for writing style and legibility.
- Obviously – only one entry per couple please!
- Your partner doesn’t need to be an active RIFT player – but they’ll need to be able to show up for the wedding if you want to enjoy the prize!
- Winners will be contacted during the week of February 6th and announced on February 10th – we’ll coordinate a date and time on Valentines Day, February 14th, or set a rain date if needed.
These are the basic rules - be sure to check out the post linked above for all that wonderful legal text. As always we try to be inclusive of as many of our players as we can but due to regulations in certain regions or countries there are restrictions, we’ve provided a list below. Before you ask – Yes: Oceanic players from Australia, New Zealand, or Singapore are welcome to participate!
We look forward to all of your wonderful stories and celebrating true romance in Telara!
We met, we hated, we loved!
An ancient prison floats in the sky
where many have fought and died.
They arrived apart, and left together
Leaving dead bosses behind
As time would pass, and adventures would come
They found a common thread
Their love for exciting battle
And desire to make things dead
At first they considered each other enemies
And would fight over loot and kills
But eventually that all passed
And they loved one another for their skills
Eventually these great leaders
Combined their fruitful guilds.
And made a huge family.
That ran together for great kills!
Cheese! but fun! My wife and I met in World of Warcraft and were both the leaders of raiding guilds. At first we couldn't stand each other but that all changed over time as we ended up running more dungeons/raids together with our guilds. Eventually we combined our guilds, which of course meant we spent a lot of time together. We eventually grew on one another, and after about a year I moved to be with her. We got married a year after that on Halloween 2010 in costume and had a a Renascence themed wedding in New Orleans! Now we both play RIFT and we LOVE it. It is a way for us both to enjoy our time together and have more fun adventures!
Imperial Edict by the Ethian Princess..
I’m a proud Ethian princess. People address me as Cuupi the Warprincess. My prince hates to intro himself to the public, so I won’t call him to greet you guys, but he’s the extraordinary ninja called Otrahigus (a.k.a Otra). We started playing Rift a day before Rift officially went online. We have travelled through Freemarch and swam all the way to Ember Isle. Since then, we have always gone around bullying guardians in warfronts. All I do is stand at the front and charm the opponents with my magical beauty, waiting for Otra assassinates them one by one. We also often do dates by doing achievements and invasions. How many people in this world can date while riding a crocodile? Being in Rift has also introduced us to new comrades. Our first guild was also one of the first ones who got to slay the Lord Greenscale. To this date, I am still an active raider trying to kill Akylios while my boyfriend only PVPs with me. Playing a game with your spouse/loved ones can prove to break/make the relationship you have in real life. And Rift made ours flourish. We are very thankful that we found this game because it has helped us to understand each other more. I did not know he could curse before. (Like literally.) We hope to receive the honor of being the royal couple in Rift because I am THE Ethian princess! (DARE YOU DISOBEY ME!)
Your soon-to-be Queen