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The implications of giving a friend a Ring of Mara

voigtvoigt Austin, TXPosts: 23Member

I want to lodge a formal complaint (the official forums are turned off right now) about the Imperial Edition bonus "Rings of Mara: Complete the Ritual of Mara with a friend and receive an experience bonus when you play together." I get what they are trying to do with the item itself but making them rings of "Mara" adds a lore predicament.

From Skyrim wiki:

"In Skyrim, you have the option of marrying an NPC, regardless of race or gender. To do so, you must complete the quest The Bonds of Matrimony, which involves speaking with Maramal about marriage and wearing an Amulet of Mara which signifies that you are available to be married. Once you have found an NPC who also wishes to be married, and whose disposition towards you is high enough, you can gain their consent to marry you and then attend the wedding ceremony at the Temple of Mara."

I feel like the implications of giving a friend a Ring of Mara is like proposing to them which is not the case most of time time.  A lot of my friends started making fun of it, calling it Rings of Bromance, etc.  I think the item should be renamed to something that does not involve Mara or the marriage ceremony.  I suggest they are just Rings of Fellowship or something less romantic.

 

What do you guys think?

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member
    Don't be so uptight?

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCPosts: 5,608Member Uncommon
    hmm... you play just with other guys right? Ge them to roll a female toon if that works better for you :)
  • MibletMiblet BognerPosts: 333Member
    Originally posted by Iselin
    hmm... you play just with other guys right? Ge them to roll a female toon if that works better for you :)

    +1

    Or you can roll the female toon, or you can be a happy couple and damn what the world thinks!!

  • Skeeter50Skeeter50 summerville, GAPosts: 147Member Uncommon

    I do feel kinda weird performing the ritual of Mara with my nephew.

    Maybe being Orcs it will be ok.

  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshPosts: 5,498Member Uncommon
    I think gay marriage is awesome!
  • voigtvoigt Austin, TXPosts: 23Member
    Originally posted by Miblet
    Originally posted by Iselin
    hmm... you play just with other guys right? Ge them to roll a female toon if that works better for you :)

    +1

    Or you can roll the female toon, or you can be a happy couple and damn what the world thinks!!

    I have no issues if people WANT to get married, I just thought that pre-order bonus should not be tied to the marriage ceremony at all.  People who do not want their characters to be married in-game should not need to avoid using the marriage rings and lose out on the bonus exp.  I just think its awkward to ask your buddy if you want to get married for the insurance money :)

  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCPosts: 5,608Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Skeeter50

    I do feel kinda weird performing the ritual of Mara with my nephew.

    Maybe being Orcs it will be ok.

    LOL. Dwarves I would understand but Orcs? image

     

    It's a game guys... and it's also the frikking 21st century. Live a little.

  • voigtvoigt Austin, TXPosts: 23Member
    Originally posted by Skeeter50

    I do feel kinda weird performing the ritual of Mara with my nephew.

    Maybe being Orcs it will be ok.

    Yeah, I didn't even think about the situations where you would be married to a relative or a child, that's double weird.

  • DAS1337DAS1337 Parma, OHPosts: 2,404Member

    To be honest, I never even put any thought into those rings.  It's actually quite funny.

     

    This isn't really an issue, but I do enjoy lore and I can see your point.  Though, it's not like ZOS has been consistent with their lore, have they?

  • greenreengreenreen Punchoo, AKPosts: 2,101Member Uncommon

    It won't be on a public list will it?

    I think you can keep your Bromance private. Make jokes about who is the top and who is the bottom, have fun with it. I had a girl friend and we used to say we were lesbians only on Tuesdays. We had a great time playing that game. For the record, I've never had a lesbian experience (though I've been offered) and I'm certain I'm straight. I'm also not the character I play in a video game - you know that about yourself, you are a real person.

  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCPosts: 5,608Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by evilastro
    Originally posted by Iselin
    Originally posted by Skeeter50

    I do feel kinda weird performing the ritual of Mara with my nephew.

    Maybe being Orcs it will be ok.

    LOL. Dwarves I would understand but Orcs? image

     

    It's a game guys... and it's also the frikking 21st century. Live a little.

     

    So in the 21st century incest becomes acceptable?  

    Gee I hadn't even thought about that till you mentioned it... goes to show there's just no way to predict reading comprehension or people's desires to deliberately misconstrue things on the internet.

  • Crazy_StickCrazy_Stick Privacy Preferred, NCPosts: 1,059Member

    Well, we now know where that mature rating came from... LMAO  I mean this is a conversation that I didn't want to have about ESO.

     

     :)

  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member
    Originally posted by Iselin
    Originally posted by evilastro
    Originally posted by Iselin
    Originally posted by Skeeter50

    I do feel kinda weird performing the ritual of Mara with my nephew.

    Maybe being Orcs it will be ok.

    LOL. Dwarves I would understand but Orcs? image

     

    It's a game guys... and it's also the frikking 21st century. Live a little.

     

    So in the 21st century incest becomes acceptable?  

    Gee I hadn't even thought about that till you mentioned it... goes to show there's just no way to predict reading comprehension or people's desires to deliberately misconstrue things on the internet.

     

    If you only wanted to respond to the Orc part then you should have edited out the portion about him marrying his nephew.  Not sure how else you could interpret what you said based on that quote.

     

     

     

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member
    Originally posted by voigt
    Originally posted by Miblet
    Originally posted by Iselin
    hmm... you play just with other guys right? Ge them to roll a female toon if that works better for you :)

    +1

    Or you can roll the female toon, or you can be a happy couple and damn what the world thinks!!

    I have no issues if people WANT to get married, I just thought that pre-order bonus should not be tied to the marriage ceremony at all.  People who do not want their characters to be married in-game should not need to avoid using the marriage rings and lose out on the bonus exp.  I just think its awkward to ask your buddy if you want to get married for the insurance money :)

     

    I'm not really clear on the lore of Elder Scrolls games, but who is to say that in ESO the Rings of Maru mean the same thing they do in Skyrim?  Isn't there like a thousand years difference in when the games occur?

     

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • EntinerintEntinerint brooklyn, NYPosts: 843Member Uncommon

    If you're a dude and you marry a dude it means you're gay.

     

    There's nothing wrong with being gay.

     

    I however, am not gay which is why my ring of Mara goes to my girlfriend.

  • voigtvoigt Austin, TXPosts: 23Member
    Originally posted by lizardbones 

    I'm not really clear on the lore of Elder Scrolls games, but who is to say that in ESO the Rings of Maru mean the same thing they do in Skyrim?  Isn't there like a thousand years difference in when the games occur?

     

    http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Mara  seeing that Mara is the Goddess of love...

  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCPosts: 5,608Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by evilastro
    Originally posted by Iselin
    Originally posted by evilastro
    Originally posted by Iselin
    Originally posted by Skeeter50

    I do feel kinda weird performing the ritual of Mara with my nephew.

    Maybe being Orcs it will be ok.

    LOL. Dwarves I would understand but Orcs? image

     

    It's a game guys... and it's also the frikking 21st century. Live a little.

     

    So in the 21st century incest becomes acceptable?  

    Gee I hadn't even thought about that till you mentioned it... goes to show there's just no way to predict reading comprehension or people's desires to deliberately misconstrue things on the internet.

     

    If you only wanted to respond to the Orc part then you should have edited out the portion about him marrying his nephew.  Not sure how else you could interpret what you said based on that quote.

     

     

     

     I don't know. maybe the "It's a game guys" part showed that I was now talking to everyone and not still reposnding to the OP...too obscure?

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon
    OP the RPG part of the game isn't important if it becomes inconvenient. We're a mix and match crowd here. We like to pick and choose when the rules apply to us.
  • ReallymjReallymj loveland, OHPosts: 43Member
    What about the cyber police? I mean if you give this ring to a minor can you get jail time? This is a serious issue. I see the weirdest shit on the news. You have to be really careful with this kind of stuff.

    ~Im not what I am~

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member
    Originally posted by voigt
    Originally posted by lizardbones 

    I'm not really clear on the lore of Elder Scrolls games, but who is to say that in ESO the Rings of Maru mean the same thing they do in Skyrim?  Isn't there like a thousand years difference in when the games occur?

     

    http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Mara  seeing that Mara is the Goddess of love...

     

    Well, in that case just buck up and deal with it to get the 3% bonus. :-)

     

    Just don't be surprised if your other friends get jealous of whomever you give that ring to.

     

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • Skeeter50Skeeter50 summerville, GAPosts: 147Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by lizardbones
    Originally posted by voigt
    Originally posted by lizardbones 

    I'm not really clear on the lore of Elder Scrolls games, but who is to say that in ESO the Rings of Maru mean the same thing they do in Skyrim?  Isn't there like a thousand years difference in when the games occur?

     

    http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Mara  seeing that Mara is the Goddess of love...

     

    Well, in that case just buck up and deal with it to get the 3% bonus. :-)

     

    Just don't be surprised if your other friends get jealous of whomever you give that ring to.

     

    Oh the Mara madness! I will just pass on this game.....NOT.

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member
    Originally posted by Reallymj
    What about the cyber police? I mean if you give this ring to a minor can you get jail time? This is a serious issue. I see the weirdest shit on the news. You have to be really careful with this kind of stuff.

     

    I agree.  This is by far the weirdest bit of news concerning ESO I've heard.  You'd expect people to be "War Bound" or something, not married.

     

     

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • PyatraPyatra Kansas City, KSPosts: 644Member
    Originally posted by lizardbones
    Originally posted by Reallymj
    What about the cyber police? I mean if you give this ring to a minor can you get jail time? This is a serious issue. I see the weirdest shit on the news. You have to be really careful with this kind of stuff.

     

    I agree.  This is by far the weirdest bit of news concerning ESO I've heard.  You'd expect people to be "War Bound" or something, not married.

     

     

    Um... she's also the Goddess of maternity guys. Her commandment in the 9 divines is:

    "Live soberly and peacefully. Honor your parents, and preserve the peace and security of home and family."

    You only think it is weird in lore because you only remember that one facet of her from the last game.  I think it should be named the Rings of Azura because everything is better with Azura.  Stupid Mara.... can go hose off in a swamp for all I care.

     

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member
    Originally posted by Pyatra
    Originally posted by lizardbones
    Originally posted by Reallymj
    What about the cyber police? I mean if you give this ring to a minor can you get jail time? This is a serious issue. I see the weirdest shit on the news. You have to be really careful with this kind of stuff.

     

    I agree.  This is by far the weirdest bit of news concerning ESO I've heard.  You'd expect people to be "War Bound" or something, not married.

     

     

    Um... she's also the Goddess of maternity guys. Her commandment in the 9 divines is:

    "Live soberly and peacefully. Honor your parents, and preserve the peace and security of home and family."

    You only think it is weird in lore because you only remember that one facet of her from the last game.  I think it should be named the Rings of Azura because everything is better with Azura.  Stupid Mara.... can go hose off in a swamp for all I care.

     

     

    "Goddess of Maternity" doesn't help make it any less weird.

     

    Also, I found a pic. http://www.brilliantearth.com/The-Mara-Ring-Platinum-BTG7227396/

     

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • PyatraPyatra Kansas City, KSPosts: 644Member
    Originally posted by lizardbones
    Originally posted by Pyatra
    Originally posted by lizardbones
    Originally posted by Reallymj
    What about the cyber police? I mean if you give this ring to a minor can you get jail time? This is a serious issue. I see the weirdest shit on the news. You have to be really careful with this kind of stuff.

     

    I agree.  This is by far the weirdest bit of news concerning ESO I've heard.  You'd expect people to be "War Bound" or something, not married.

     

     

    Um... she's also the Goddess of maternity guys. Her commandment in the 9 divines is:

    "Live soberly and peacefully. Honor your parents, and preserve the peace and security of home and family."

    You only think it is weird in lore because you only remember that one facet of her from the last game.  I think it should be named the Rings of Azura because everything is better with Azura.  Stupid Mara.... can go hose off in a swamp for all I care.

     

     

    "Goddess of Maternity" doesn't help make it any less weird.

     

    Also, I found a pic. http://www.brilliantearth.com/The-Mara-Ring-Platinum-BTG7227396/

     

    So if you give it to family members its normal.... of course anyone that isn't family or a loved one....  yeah okay so then it gets weird if its not those 2 categories...

    We are renaming these:  THE RINGS OF BROTERNITY!

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