Massively multiplayer online games aren't just a passing hobby for many players out there, it's a real passion in their lives. At Massively, we frequently hear about unions of all types in MMOs -- titles which allow players to marry one another
, couples who decide to tie the knot in-game, married couple experience bonuses
, and now and again an inventive marriage proposal. But this
is something new... EVE Online
player Suva Orefinger is ready to settle down with her (real life) boyfriend, and he says he'll marry her... assuming she's willing to prove her commitment to him. In typical EVE
fashion, her boyfriend's bargaining posture has led to a rather unique proposition. He's posed a challenge to Suva: fill a Charon-class freighter with corpses and he'll make his vows. This is no easy feat. A character must die for each corpse to be created in EVE
, and the Charon is a massive ship, which can hold nearly 100,000 of these victims of New Eden's violence. "Something easily gotten is not highly valued,"
her boyfriend says. But if Suva can do it, he'll be all hers, 'til death do they part.
She had this to say on the EVE Online
forums today: "So here is the deal: I need your corpses. Contract, trade, I need them. I'm still kinda new and I don't have a lot of isk... but I want to try because I think he's worth it. I know this is a strange thing to ask, but from what I have seen in this game so far, EVE is filled with people who could help. Please?"
If you're willing to suspend disbelief on this, and either find it amusing or simply admire her determination to make her man keep a promise, why not help Suva out? See her call for help on the EVE Online forums
, and get in touch with her either there or in-game if you'd like to help with her rather unconventional mission objective of obtaining 100,000 frozen meat popsicles.