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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 06:07am 26/08/11 | 50 Comments
One of the many questions I still had reeling in my head after our lengthy interview with Bethesda Game Studios' Todd Howard, revolved around relationships in the world of Skyrim.

Now, Bethesda PR and Marketing boss, Pete "Beefcake" Hines, has revealed via Twitter that you'll be able to marry within the game-world, and that it won't matter what sex you are, and so same-sex marriage is, indeed, finally legit... at least in a fantasy world.

"Not hush hush, just not making a huge deal out of it. You can marry anyone," he wrote before adding "Sorry, should clarify. Not any NPC, just mean any male or female. Doesn't matter what you're playing.

It's not known if these will be meaningful relationships ala Mass Effect or mostly arbitrary ala Fables 2 and 3.





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fpot
Posted 08:09am 26/8/11
haha jesus how f*****g gay can you get.
3dee
Posted 08:14am 26/8/11
Literally 100% gay?
Steve Farrelly
Posted 08:17am 26/8/11
I think it's more about player-choice, as much as it is about lifestyle-choice :)

Good on them (though they're definitely not the first)
fpot
Posted 08:18am 26/8/11
The thread on SA about this game would be pushing 100% gay atm with talk of this 'feature'.
paveway
Posted 08:19am 26/8/11
i'll marry you flowerpot
Tim Tibbetts
Posted 08:30am 26/8/11
Good to see.
Vash
Posted 08:32am 26/8/11
is there an in game asian race? Clearly they are the superior option for me to make my virtual girlfriend.
fpot
Posted 08:33am 26/8/11
khajits are pretty much the asian race so not only can you match your real life fantasy of having an asian girlfriend you can match your real life furry fantasies as well.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 09:25am 26/8/11
Meanwhile, on-topic - relationships on the whole in Skyrim - what would you prefer to see? Because I don't want to just marry someone in the game and have no real connection to them. It's hard given the sheer size of the game, but if they have specific quests that can build a genuine relationship between you and the character, I'll be happy
Tollaz0r!
Posted 09:36am 26/8/11
Hopefully it would be little more elaborate then Fable. Perhaps if you don't look after them and visit they'll get the s**** and start looking elsewhere for companionship. Then you have to find out what is happening and you can deal with it nicely or not.

Or you could take them on quests with you and get bonuses for various stuff, access to different places that grows as the relationship builds, giving you a good reason to visit ;D
Nerfy
Posted 09:37am 26/8/11
It does seem like the kind of feature which likely won't have any real depth, and will come off as more awkward for it, but time will tell. Maybe it'll be similar to the estate building options in morrowind, which were awesome, I mean who doesn't want a multi-stage-upgrade estate in a world of untold treasure, cultural conflicts, and questionable workers' rights?
butters
Posted 09:57am 26/8/11
Hey Steve, you wrote:

"It's not known if these will be meaningful relationships ala Mass Effect or mostly arbitrary ala Fables 2 and 3."

I think what you meant was:

"It's not known if these will be meaningful relationships ala Mass Effect or mostly arbitrary ala real life."
fade
Posted 10:00am 26/8/11
ratio of female-female:male-male relationships? Like 1000:1
Steve Farrelly
Posted 10:01am 26/8/11
That's because we're not talking about my life, which is ironically, a fable!
Tollaz0r!
Posted 10:02am 26/8/11
Also, in your thread title you should replace "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" with

Scrolls


Since everyone knows that word totally means elder scrolls series.
butters
Posted 10:13am 26/8/11
Touché honkey!
Tim Tibbetts
Posted 10:24am 26/8/11
To not be meaningless there should be a series of quests around it. Perhaps he/she gets kidnapped at some point and you have to perform a rescue.

It would be good if there was a bit of an arc around it. Still, it's not exactly a huge part of the game I wouldn't think so I'm not expecting much.
fpot
Posted 10:27am 26/8/11

Since everyone knows that word totally means elder scrolls series.
It was Door who was saying that hey? lolz
Strik3r
Posted 11:01am 26/8/11
-_^

not quite fpot.. creator of minecraft has been taken to court by bethseda for calling his new game Scrolls
Nerfy
Posted 11:03am 26/8/11
Come to think of it, Quest for Glory V had a slightly different approach to both Fable and Bioware, where there were several major characters throughout the world and you could choose to romance one of them - sorta like how there were the several estates in morrowind, but you can only choose one. Or... like... the choice of bulbasaur, charmander, or squirtle...
fpot
Posted 11:06am 26/8/11
not quite fpot.. creator of minecraft has been taken to court by bethseda for calling his new game Scrolls
Which is retarded. No elder scrolls fan calls the game 'scrolls'. Maybe an elder scrolls newb would. Anyone who plays the game refers to them by the bit that comes after the colon (Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion and then finally Skyrim). I never played the first one and don't recall what that was referred as.
Nerfy
Posted 11:16am 26/8/11
Arena, but yeah everybody calls it by its iteration title or TES. Somebody on Bethesda's end is being very silly, giving Notch a huge amount of advertising too.
BladeRunner
Posted 04:15pm 26/8/11
Obviously this new feature will go hand in hand with adult mods that the modders make. So be prepared to see more sex animations and texture tweaking lol.
trog
Posted 04:21pm 26/8/11
Which is retarded. No elder scrolls fan calls the game 'scrolls'. Maybe an elder scrolls newb would. Anyone who plays the game refers to them by the bit that comes after the colon (Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion and then finally Skyrim). I never played the first one and don't recall what that was referred as.
I have never ever heard those games as described as anything other than fpot says (I have never played any of them). In fact the first time I heard them described as "The Elder Scrolls X" I was like, "what the hell are you talking about?"
fpot
Posted 04:26pm 26/8/11
The Elder Scrolls 10???? trog just let slip he is from the future. Tell us all about it.
greazy
Posted 04:28pm 26/8/11
Until fpots post I did not know that Morrowind and Oblivion were part of elder scrolls series. S***.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 06:24pm 26/8/11
Scrolls Arena was awesome Fpot, I'm surprised you haven't played it.

Nerfy
Posted 12:51am 29/8/11
Enska
Posted 07:15am 29/8/11
Haha, that's cruel and kind all at the same time.
Mordecai
Posted 08:34am 29/8/11
Arena, but yeah everybody calls it by its iteration title or TES. Somebody on Bethesda's end is being very silly, giving Notch a huge amount of advertising too.

Even if they don't win it just gives them legal protection in case someone later on tries to use the word "Scrolls" for something else similar. They are showing they are prepared to fight every legal battle no matter how silly just so they can later defend the actual serious ones.

But like you said, everyone calls them Skyrim(job) Morrowwind etc.
Dazhel
Posted 09:56am 29/8/11
haha top stuff Nerf
oddjob
Posted 09:45am 17/11/11
Gays being allowed to marry is never a good thing
teq
Posted 10:05am 17/11/11
Gays being allowed to marry is never a good thing



welcome!

there's the door ----->
skythra
Posted 11:32am 17/11/11
Meanwhile, on-topic - relationships on the whole in Skyrim - what would you prefer to see? Because I don't want to just marry someone in the game and have no real connection to them. It's hard given the sheer size of the game, but if they have specific quests that can build a genuine relationship between you and the character, I'll be happy

What connection can you have between a mute and a two line wonder.

(have you spoken to any NPC's before? Any without a side quest you're likely to have a conversation revolving around two sentences, where you won't speak to either).
HERMITech
Posted 11:55am 17/11/11
"The Elder Scrolls V: SkyRimming" Now with Gay Marriage
Reverend Evil™
Posted 12:49pm 17/11/11
I can 100% garuntee that Tanaka has made a female toon and is trying for a lesbian relationship. If I got more than an hour into the game I'd prolly do the same thing. LOFL
D-Sub
Posted 01:07pm 17/11/11
Marriage? What a f*****g joke.

When my Nordic warrior comes home from a hard day of slaying everything in sight, he wants to sit on a throne of solid gold surrounded by scantly clad women lazing around pools and rubbing oil on each other.




Hogfather
Posted 05:54pm 17/11/11
Same sex marriage?

Nothing gay about that.
deadlyf
Posted 06:07pm 17/11/11
I like it how it's a "feature" and not a "We couldn't be bothered creating dialogue that identifies different sexes so regardless of what character you are playing it's all the same".

I guess calling it a feature is easier.
spoon
Posted 06:06pm 17/11/11
skyrimmed
Timmeh
Posted 06:55pm 17/11/11
At least in skyrim you can choose your sexuality.
Those playing MW3 have to accept the fact there gay.
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