In a recent interview Nexon America's Mabinogi producer, Ted Kim, stated, "When players speak out about specific content, we do our best to deliver. That is the great thing about Mabinogi; it allows players fully immerse themselves in the lives they take on in-game. Players can get married, fight dragons, become musicians or learn to cook. We think that opening up the wedding system to same gender characters is fully in the spirit of offering nearly limitless options to our players.”
Many of Mabinogi's players have been requesting same sex marriage for the game for a very long time. Not only is this a step in the right direction for the community of LGBT gamers, but it's actually a very handy feature even for those people who may have disagreed. Prior to this feature, players have had to divorce in order to change their character genders, a frustrating process if one happens to want to change their character gender for any number of reasons, including journal achievement or in order to use a certain item, etc. Now if a married player needs to change gender for any reason, they can do so freely without need to divorce.
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