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Getting married in MapleStory is a fairly complicated effort - there are rings to be organised, invitations, fees, dates, venues... and of course, a partner. News from developer Nexon suggests that even after jumping through all of these hoops, gamers aren't necessarily enjoying married bliss for any longer than their real-world counter-parts, with a divorce rate of just over 50%.
Some interesting statistics from Nexon include:
For a seemingly insignificant gameplay element, MapleStory marriages are surprisingly popular. MMORPG.com reports that more than 28,000 couples have been married in-game to date - but 15,000 of them have been divorced (another complicated process including hefty fees). The worst bit about digital divorce? You both lose your wedding rings, which are packed with all sorts of character buffs.
Jimmy the Geek