@OmegaNeo8603 there could be a mini-game while people attend the wedding that grants attendees a certain level of gifts depending on there score
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@JuggernautGTX all opinions are good. A "Marriage shop" is not a bad idea and couples can earn points or items they can redeem for stuff they can only get once a week like a weekly buff so there is a set limit on the buff, or weekly SG so couples can grind there SG back they spent on the wedding. How they can earn points is by doing Quests, UQ, or anything that you can do that allows you to form parties and after the weekly reset, The buff goes away so they have to get it again. There can be a set limit on how many points they can get weekly so people do not have 1 million points so they can be like, " Eh we are set for a while I do not need to spend time with my spouse/partner." And if people do not want to do the wedding thing they do not have to like how I hardly do the casino even if it does give 40 SG a week. It is a choice I make even though others do it to get the prizes the casino has to offer.
@Miraglyth Well the time limit could be up to the PSO team if they deem it fit but if I had to slap a time limit on it I would say why not on the anniversary. When the date comes up they can renew their marriage for a fraction of the price or they can let it expire cause they just do not feel the spark they felt when they first got married. Also again the effect would only take place if they were in a party together, you can have a party of 4, that gives a 40% tribooster, and if 50% is too high they can make it 30% if they did the Grand Tier wedding so it could equal out to 70% tribooster, and that is just from having 2 couples in one party.
If people do not want to get married then they do not have to, people are allowed to make choices like that every day of their lives just like they do not wish to roleplay with people and instead just do UQ and chat with people in the lobby. There are always going to be those people that do not wish to do the things that the PSO team pushes out or they will either do it once or look into it and say "Nah not for me." That is just how people are.
The tribooster thing does not even have to be 50% it can be whatever the PSO team Wants it to be. Even if I was to get married in the game I would still buy the 90-day premium pack because it offers more than just a 50% tribooster you get your personal quarters extended for 90 days so you do not have to grind out fun points to keep your house, you get a shop for 90 days, you get 3 gold mission pass tickets so that saves you 600 SG right there, and you can trade with people; there is probably more that I am forgetting but I would not believe just cause people can get married it would "devalue" the premium pack. Honestly, for me the 50% tribooster that the premium pack gives it just Icing on the cake for me, the pack already gives so much to the player it feels like the PSO team is just being super nice to the players that invest money into it by giving players a 1-3 month permanent tribooster.
I know the Marriage System I came up with Is not 100% perfect; it is more of a foundation of an idea that would require a little bit of brainstorming to make sure that the system does not break the game but if a person was to first play the game and see there is marriage system in the game they can message their real-life girlfriend to also play the game with them so instead of one person joining the PSO community there could be two that venture into the game and after a certain point if they like the game they can marry to get the added effects so they can get that slight edge to catch up to everyone else.
I believe PSO2 would thrive more for the people if there was a marriage system added to the game. it would bring people together, give people something to talk about, and possibly bring people back to PSO. There can be special things that can be given to people from special items to new fashion clothes. Marriage has always been a big thing to people and just about every game has one and they all have done pretty successfully in the sense. Of course, the only drawback that could ever come to a person's mind is you could be sitting in the lobby and a random person comes up to you and bugs you to marry then but that is why we have a block system so a person does not really have to deal with stuff like that for very long.
How the system could work is there can be a big event that can have a set date so people know when to attend, special fashion outfits can be given out to the bride and groom along with a special ring. People that attend the wedding can get special items also that do special things that can give Power boosts, Experience boosts, or Rare Drop boosts so; it would give the person a really good reason to attend and the person that is getting married would really feel like it is there day.
There can be tiers of weddings that cost Star Gems to activate and the higher the Tier the higher the gifts.
Tier 1 can be just a simple wedding with the lowest set gifts and rewards. it could cost 200 SG so even people that are just starting out can afford it and it can be really fun for the new person just starting out also it would get the person thinking "wow maybe ill stick around this game for a bit longer than I thought."
Tier 2 can cost 500 SG and would be the middle event of the wedding. It would have more to offer from the ceremony to the gifts along with better stuff for the people that attend.
Tier 3 can be the grandest of ceremonies of the wedding. It could cost 800 SG and give the best possible rewards and gifts along with a special fashion outfit and the highest rarity ring.
There can be a special Tribooster that can apply to the happy couple for as long as they are in a party together. If a couple were to first join the game and would be looking to get married ASAP just so they can get that little extra boost they can do the Tier 1 wedding and then later down the road, once they saved up the SG, they can do the Grand wedding and get the better things that come with it. If divorces were to ever happen there can be a timer set on the two people where they cannot get married for 6 days and there can be a 24-hour cancel timer of set divorce so if the couple changes there mind they can stay married instead of going through the whole waiting process.
This is just a little thought I had and I do think this would help the game really thrive. It would give people something to look forward to in the game and maybe add much more excitement to it.