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A Shared-World RPG...The Social Bond

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“Hang in there i’m almost there” “I'm taking a betting here” “I'm fully charged now” “Bring It”. Our little band of four will enter Shaper Storms and take on the worst the wilds can throw at us, all to keep humanity safe behind the walls of Fort Tarsus. How will Anthem develop the social interactions that will create a bond between teammates and reward further gameplay.

I'm sure BioWare will have all the bells and whistles of mobile devices, streaming and a host of other media forms to deliver that part of the social contract. What I'm referring to is the social bond between players. The one that will make you want to jump into your Javelin every day and join your friends in their adventures and exploration. “Where are we going today” “South, we haven't gone South yet”. Will each of us have a story to uncover, similar to the individual stories of Shepherd’s team, “Hey guys, I've got to find out where this armor came from”. Some personal backstory or guest that leads us down some path that our teammates will experience with us. In turn we will aid them in theirs. Thus creating that shared experience for further exploration.

“You did what, where. Been there and that never happen to us”. We need the mystery of what's around the next corner to keep us going deeper into the shared world of Anthem. Even if you're running solo that shared experience needs to be there. “You need to check this out”, “Nice weapon" " Some Freelancer was battling this creature. I jumped in and the two of us killed it, it dropped this legendary weapon, you should have been there”. Anthem always needs to offer us that sense of adventure.

If that call, text or notification that you received to join up with your friends immediately, was to take part in a battle or the exploration of a cave that was just discovered. Then time zones won't make a difference if the pull of your friends and the experience is strong enough in this shared world of Anthem. BioWare needs to create a shared purpose for us to stay connected to our friends, clan and Anthem for years to come.
 
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#2
Nice reading, I would say that a nice API for mobile is a need this days, so we can track progress, see our characters and (cross finger) keep in contact with our friends in game.
 
#3
I agree that anything mobile will be needed to keep in touch if we don't want to miss something. I'm looking at a lot of coffee when this game launches.
 
#4
Great article Carlo! I agree that BioWare needs to give us a mobile experience. Let us track our character's items, progress and keep in touch with our friends This would really up the level of social interaction.
 
#5
Hey this is a great article and I age completely but I wish I had xbox live gold to play with my friends in this game speaking of xbox live gold do you know if you need it to play this game
 
#6
Hey this is a great article and I age completely but I wish I had xbox live gold to play with my friends in this game speaking of xbox live gold do you know if you need it to play this game
Xbox live is required to play any multiplayer game, so yes. :)
 
#11
I think that's probably the case, but I don't know for sure. It's too early to tell.
Yeah because I thought and hoped it would be like destiny where players can be around you without xbox live gold. Thanks for the info regarding the topic is it possible that you can let me know when it's official?
 
#12
Yeah because I thought and hoped it would be like destiny where players can be around you without xbox live gold. Thanks for the info regarding the topic is it possible that you can let me know when it's official?
We will be posting any official information as soon as we know about it!
 
#13
In Destiny, if you don't have "Plus" or "Gold" you cannot enjoy most of the best features, you can't do instances, raid and all the endgame.
Anthem is been build as a service, so.... if I were you I would start saving.
 

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