Here's how intimacy and marriage work in Revelation Online
Basically, it's system intended to get players to duo with their close friends -- a noble goal, right? Participating in specific types of content will grant you and your friend "intimacy points" -- that's everything from chatting and dueling to dungeoning and PvPing. There's also a mentoring tool: "If one of you is a mentor to the other, you can use this skill on your friend/partner to gain 2 [intimacy] points per skill usage."
Need to wear your heart on your sleeve? You can kinda do that too in a UI akin to The Sims': As your intimacy points with your selected buddy increase, so do the number of hearts displayed next to him or her in the friends panel.
So what's the point of all that sappy intimacy? Mawwage.
"Once a sufficient amount of intimacy has been generated between two players, they can then consider marriage! Stay tuned for our upcoming follow-up guides on marriage and its benefits, as well as divorce (for those who have fallen out of love, or are simply hoping to dedicate the benefits of marriage to someone else)."
We hope that divorce comes with angry faces in place of hearts!