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Friendly Encouragement typically involves a pop-up message that informs the player of their friends' progress in the same game. This is not simply a friends leaderboard
, but the game actively encouraging you to beat your friends in certain aspects of the game. A typical example of this is in Fable III
, which tracks statistics
of all types of things including balverines
killed, money earned, and even number of children. When a player kills a group of balverines, the game will typically pop up a message that informs the player of the next person on their friends list who has killed more. Another recent example is within Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
, which tracks players performances in real-time in order to inform a player when a friend has beaten a record time. The game takes this a step further by actively challenging the player to recapture the record.