Bungie recently — and quietly, it seems — made it possible to ask for your beloved’s hand in marriage in Destiny. Two game developers just got engaged through the game, thanks to a pair of custom items and a new emote.
The two people in question are game developers Adriel “MsMinotaur” Wallick, who organizes the annual Train Jam, and Rami Ismail, better known as one half of the game developer Vlambeer (Nuclear Throne, Ridiculous Fishing).
According to a series of tweets from Ismail, the two fired up Destiny today for a little cooperative gameplay. A surprise was waiting for Ismail at the Tower’s Postmaster: a proposal of marriage, a message known as “A Letter from Adriel.”
Uh. Uhm. Uuuhm. Yes. <3 pic.twitter.com/krxLqJWebY— Rami Ismail (@tha_rami) October 21, 2016
And since it wouldn’t be a proper marriage proposal without a ring, Wallick got Ismail one of those too: an artifact called the Ring of Eternity, “for Guardians who have found their perfect match.”
I got a ring too pic.twitter.com/pp4RZ72jdQ— Rami Ismail (@tha_rami) October 21, 2016
And since a mission of this importance in Destiny couldn’t be accomplished without the proper emote, apparently Bungie made one of those as well. Here’s Wallick’s Guardian on bended knee, doing some matchmaking with Ismail’s.
What she even has a special emote pic.twitter.com/4RjhHy3gPy— Rami Ismail (@tha_rami) October 21, 2016
This carefully planned event, clearly done with Bungie’s buy-in, hit a major speedbump along the way. Thanks to a widespread and still ongoing internet outage, Wallick and Ismail almost didn’t get into Destiny today. Here’s the scene from earlier today, prior to Ismail discovering the proposal.
Tonight's DDOS made someone who just came home after months of travel really sad. pic.twitter.com/kDyBVgl4pJ— Rami Ismail (@tha_rami) October 21, 2016
You all have NO idea https://t.co/I2ejItHrWJ— Adriel SpookyWallick (@MsMinotaur) October 21, 2016
Fortunately for Wallick, that downtime didn’t delay the proposal too long.
Hi I did a thing pic.twitter.com/s1fHsGduKY— Adriel SpookyWallick (@MsMinotaur) October 21, 2016
We’ve reached out to Bungie to see if the developer will offer some additional details on the behind-the-scenes process of sneaking Wallick’s proposal into Destiny and will update with its response.