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Mathenaut
Mathenaut
Posts: 16

10/13/2015
I got married to my spouse and now all of my romantic options are locked out. My only options for romance are now from people who are not my wife.

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Kittenpox
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Posts: 869

10/13/2015
Robin Mask wrote:
I contacted support today, as my spouse is deactivated, but they can't do anything just yet. I'm apparently doomed to spend a considerable amount of time grieving their death, unable to pursue other romantic options :XD


I've had a similar effect, as my 'spouse' appears to have since quit the game, but hasn't deactivated. I just pretend they encountered Jack (or whatever) a few times too many and are now away in the Tomb Colonies, never to be heard from again. *shrugs* :-/

It's disappointing, but given that there are no romantic options post-marriage and I wouldn't gain anything by being married to a different player, being unable to divorce is unwelcome annoyance more than anything else - for now at least.

It would be nice for this to be changed in later updates of the game though.
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edited by Kittenpox on 10/13/2015

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Gemma Hawley
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10/13/2015
That's not exactly true, Robin Mask. You're free to admit your affection for someone new and then date them just as before. You just can't become bethrothed to or wed someone new.

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Erika
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10/13/2015
Robin Mask wrote:
I contacted support today, as my spouse is deactivated, but they can't do anything just yet. I'm apparently doomed to spend a considerable amount of time grieving their death, unable to pursue other romantic options :XD


FBG actually said that they couldn't divorce the two of you? What did they say about it?

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Zareen Bakara
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10/13/2015
I hope that romantic options are eventually made available for married characters. smile

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Sara Hysaro
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10/13/2015
They do plan on adding new options for married couples once they have the time. Might be a while, but it's something they'd like to do.

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Mathenaut
Mathenaut
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10/14/2015
That's nice and all.. but I'd be real swell if they just removed the cripple from getting married at present.

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Erika
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10/14/2015
Mathenaut wrote:
That's nice and all.. but I'd be real swell if they just removed the cripple from getting married at present.

the... cripple?
edited by Cecil on 10/14/2015

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Optimatum
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10/14/2015
I think Mathenaut means the block on doing romantic actions with a spouse.

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Sara Hysaro
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10/14/2015
Yeah, that's...not how I would have phrased that. "removed the [inability to play the sweetheart romance options]..." would have been a better way of saying it. Much more clear, too.

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Rupho Schartenhauer
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10/14/2015
It might be that Mathenaut is not a native English speaker, and the "cripple" was an intended pun that didn't survive translation...? Just guessing, mind you...
edited by Rupho Schartenhauer on 10/14/2015

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Andrew Astherson
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10/14/2015
Sara Hysaro wrote:
They do plan on adding new options for married couples once they have the time. Might be a while, but it's something they'd like to do.


Yeees, I can already imagine it:

"Your darling has invited their mother to spend a week or two at your lodgings"
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edited by Andrew Astherson on 10/14/2015

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Estelle Knoht
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10/14/2015
Rupho Schartenhauer wrote:
It might be that Mathenaut is not a native English speaker, and the "cripple" was an intended pun that didn't survive translation...? Just guessing, mind you...


Since I am not native myself, I'd guess "cripple" here is referring to the "act of crippling" instead. It might be less of a pun and more about getting confused with words, since words like incomplete and cripple can be a bit similar in other language. Like Chinese.

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genesis
genesis
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10/14/2015
I suspect what has happened is that Mathenaut was talking about inactive users. Inactive ~ invalid. And in some languages words that are derived from the root "invalid" are actually used to designate disabled people (in an emotionally and politically neutral sense that just doesn't come through in English in either "invalid" itself or "cripple")

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babelfishwars
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10/14/2015
*waves in a friendly fashion*

Hey guys - think the intention in the post under scrutiny is pretty clear. We do have quite a lot of posters (and players) where English is not the first language. Please do give the benefit of the doubt, because it's good to ensure they know they're welcome.

If you could avoid a discussion of whether or not the word is inherently problematic here, that would be useful - as it'll take this off-topic, could be unnecessarily unpleasant for some people, and could risk dying in flames.
edited by babelfishwars on 10/14/2015

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Mathenaut
Mathenaut
Posts: 16

10/15/2015
That post is definitely being read wrong. It is not "please remove crippled people from getting married", it's "please remove the handicap associated with getting married". Because it's kinda crippling given the range of benefits shared across free evenings vs.. +1 to your stats. Seriously.

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