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19th Nov '16 9:27:00 AM ThraggLootrippa
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* ''VideoGame/BubbleBobble'', in the original game. In order to get a good ending, you have to beat the Final Boss with two players. Of course, you can subvert this if you give player 2 a continue before you land the final blow. This is also possible in the NES/Virtual Console version by having player 1 pause the game and press Select to give an extra life to whoever's missing (since Select and Start only worked on P1's controller at the time).
6th Nov '16 1:25:26 PM Kayube
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* If you GottaCatchThemAll in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', you must engage in this, since not only are the Pokémon [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo divided up between games]], but every generation has some Pokémon which only evolve when traded, and each campaign can catch only one starter Pokémon without trading. Also, Pokémon obtained in trades gain experience faster than Pokémon caught in your own game.

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* If you GottaCatchThemAll in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', you must engage in this, since not only are the Pokémon [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo divided up between games]], but every generation has some Pokémon which only evolve when traded, and traded. There are also occasions in each campaign can catch only game where the player has to choose from one starter of a selection of Pokémon without trading.to add to their party- most commonly, the selection of three starters at the game's beginning and a choice of fossils to revive. Since the player can only pick one, the others must be obtained by trading with someone who picked the other option. Also, Pokémon obtained in trades gain experience faster than Pokémon caught in your own game.
6th Nov '16 12:04:59 PM Prfnoff
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* If you GottaCatchThemAll in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', you must engage in this, since not only are the Pokémon [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo divided up between games]], but every generation has some Pokémon which only evolve when traded. Also, Pokémon obtained in trades gain experience faster than Pokémon caught in your own game.

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* If you GottaCatchThemAll in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', you must engage in this, since not only are the Pokémon [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo divided up between games]], but every generation has some Pokémon which only evolve when traded.traded, and each campaign can catch only one starter Pokémon without trading. Also, Pokémon obtained in trades gain experience faster than Pokémon caught in your own game.



** Each campaign can catch only one starter Pokémon without trading.
15th Oct '16 8:09:00 PM nombretomado
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* Many {{Facebook}} games are ''downright impossible'' to play alone, because the game refuses to give you items which are required for certain quests. Instead, you must beg for them from your friends, which requires either alienating your real-life friends with endless "Send me TwentyBearAsses!" requests or making "friends" with perfect strangers who happen to already play the game (and hope that they do not quit playing or run amok on your wall).

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* Many {{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} games are ''downright impossible'' to play alone, because the game refuses to give you items which are required for certain quests. Instead, you must beg for them from your friends, which requires either alienating your real-life friends with endless "Send me TwentyBearAsses!" requests or making "friends" with perfect strangers who happen to already play the game (and hope that they do not quit playing or run amok on your wall).
7th Oct '16 4:12:20 AM DoctorTItanX
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Supremely awesome if one actually has ''access'' to friends who own the game; a FanConvention is a great place to do this. Modern consoles and handhelds are able to go online, so many games with these features also include anonymous internet matchmaking.

Supremely annoying if no access is possible due to location, you're replaying an older game that isn't in sync with whatever is popular these days, or you simply don't have any friends, or at least any who are just as interested in the game as you are. In this case, you might have to buy multiple copies and play with family, give them as gifts, word-of-mouth advertise to get your friends to buy the game, or just play entirely on your own on both copies. (This can make some Socialization Bonuses seem more like RevenueEnhancingDevices.)

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Supremely It's supremely awesome if one actually has ''access'' to friends who own the game; a FanConvention is a great place to do this. Modern consoles and handhelds are able to go online, so many games with these features also include anonymous internet matchmaking.

Supremely It's supremely annoying if no access is possible due to location, you're replaying an older game that isn't in sync with whatever is popular these days, or you simply don't have any friends, or at least any who are just as interested in the game as you are. In this case, you might have to buy multiple copies and play with family, give them as gifts, word-of-mouth advertise to get your friends to buy the game, or just play entirely on your own on both copies. (This can make some Socialization Bonuses seem more like RevenueEnhancingDevices.)
23rd Aug '16 11:09:27 AM 32_Footsteps
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyBraveExvius'' allows a copy of someone else's character to join the player on a quest or exploration. Both parties get bonus points towards summoning more units when this happens. If that someone else is on your friend list, though, the bonus points are doubled for both parties, and the guest unit is allowed to use their LimitBreak and SummonMagic while visiting.
24th Jul '16 6:14:45 PM nombretomado
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* While not required, all ''{{Creatures}}'' games allowed players to save their Creatures as discrete files and give them to friends (or put them in stasis for six generations, or clone umpteen times), and ''Docking Station'' introduced the ability to send them over the internet within the game. Additionally, ''Creatures 2'' was somewhat backward-compatible, allowing creatures from the first game to be converted for the second.

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* While not required, all ''{{Creatures}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Creatures}}'' games allowed players to save their Creatures as discrete files and give them to friends (or put them in stasis for six generations, or clone umpteen times), and ''Docking Station'' introduced the ability to send them over the internet within the game. Additionally, ''Creatures 2'' was somewhat backward-compatible, allowing creatures from the first game to be converted for the second.
25th May '16 12:34:14 PM Tanuki_Researcher
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'' has Mission Mode, which lets you replay completed missions from Story Mode in order to gain Mission Crowns, which can be redeemed for bonuses from the Moogle. While the mode is designed to be played with freinds, it can be played solo (The English versions are more clear on this) though the enemy stats are boosted regardless, making it NintendoHard. Still, you do get EXP even if you fail, so you can keep trying until you're strong enough to win. Playing Mission Mode is the only way to obtain the maximum number of inventory slots available, and it is the only feasible way to reach Lv. 100, as the gaps between levels are so wide at the end of the game that playing without level multipliers (some of which are only available in Mission Mode) would qualify as a LowLevelRun.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'' has Mission Mode, which lets you replay completed missions from Story Mode in order to gain Mission Crowns, which can be redeemed for bonuses from the Moogle. While the mode is designed to be played with freinds, friends, it can be played solo (The English versions are more clear on this) though the enemy stats are boosted regardless, making it NintendoHard. Still, you do get EXP even if you fail, so you can keep trying until you're strong enough to win. Playing Mission Mode is the only way to obtain the maximum number of inventory slots available, and it is the only feasible way to reach Lv. 100, as the gaps between levels are so wide at the end of the game that playing without level multipliers (some of which are only available in Mission Mode) would qualify as a LowLevelRun.
9th May '16 9:20:02 AM GoblinCipher
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* Crafting in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''. The best foods are Hi Meins. Creating them is a three-step process, each step requiring the level 15 skill of a different class. The last step actually requires that you ''be'' a Mysticality class, so [[NewGamePlus skill perms]] won't help you there.
** There are also [[BonusDungeon Hobopolis, the Slimetube, and Dreadsylvania]] which require you to be in a Clan in order to play in them, and while it is possible to get the best rewards in Slimetube [[AvertedTrope by yourself]], you'll want a team of 6 people in order to find the best items in Hobopolis, and some parts of Dreadsylvania (such as the items needed to unlock [[BonusBoss the hardmode versions of the bosses]]) require co-operation between clan mates.
** And the mall, as well as trading in general. Honestly, despite the label of an MMORPG, Kingdom Of Loathing is a single player game with a few socialization bonuses.

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* Crafting Clan dungeons in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''. The best foods are Hi Meins. Creating them is a three-step process, each step requiring the level 15 skill of a different class. The last step actually requires that you ''be'' a Mysticality class, so [[NewGamePlus skill perms]] won't help you there.
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[[BonusDungeon Hobopolis, the Slimetube, and Dreadsylvania]] which require you to be in a Clan in order to play in them, and while it is possible to get the best rewards in Slimetube [[AvertedTrope by yourself]], you'll want a team of 6 people in order to find the best items in Hobopolis, and some parts of Dreadsylvania (such as the items needed to unlock [[BonusBoss the hardmode versions of the bosses]]) require co-operation between clan mates.
** And the mall, as well as trading in general. Honestly, despite the label of an MMORPG, Kingdom Of Loathing is a single player game with a few socialization bonuses. bonuses.
** At one point the best foods in the game were hi meins, which could only be crafted using elemental powders (generated exclusively by Muscle classes) at the Wok of Ages (accessible only to Mysticality classes). If you weren't currently a Chef-Mage, you'd have to obtain them from someone who was. The Wok of Ages and hi meins have both since been removed from the game.
6th May '16 6:46:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[GaiaOnline zOMG!]]'' places a heavy emphasis on socialization. The game is designed in such a way that if you don't find some people to crew with, you're not going to progress very far. In fact, the path to the FinalBoss for the launch chapter requires synchronization between at least 3 players to open. In addition, your character gets bonuses by interacting with other players, called [[TheForce G'hi]] bonuses. You can fill your G'hi up by visiting Barton Town or joining a 6 person crew. But if your G'hi runs out, all of your bonuses will be gone until you can get more G'hi.

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* ''[[GaiaOnline ''[[Website/GaiaOnline zOMG!]]'' places a heavy emphasis on socialization. The game is designed in such a way that if you don't find some people to crew with, you're not going to progress very far. In fact, the path to the FinalBoss for the launch chapter requires synchronization between at least 3 players to open. In addition, your character gets bonuses by interacting with other players, called [[TheForce G'hi]] bonuses. You can fill your G'hi up by visiting Barton Town or joining a 6 person crew. But if your G'hi runs out, all of your bonuses will be gone until you can get more G'hi.
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