Gaming is a realm of endless possibilities, and reaching that coveted 100% completion is a badge of honor for many players. However, the path to 100% completion varies drastically between single-player and multiplayer modes. This article delves into the unique challenges and tips for attaining 100% in multiplayer games, based on one gamer’s recent experience.
Two Worlds: Single-player vs Multiplayer
In single-player games, reaching 100% completion can be a straightforward endeavor. You have the liberty to go at your own pace, focusing on every detail. But in multiplayer, the dynamics change drastically. Though the objectives remain the same, they are often shared or distributed among players, complicating the path to the mountain-top finale of 100% completion.
Task Division: A Delicate Balance
Selling Products and Collectibles
In our example game, players sell items through a delivery box to unlock a compendium. This task is shared; whoever sells the items unlocks it for everyone. Task division becomes moot here, as anyone can contribute. However, be mindful that you’ll miss out on the unlocking if you’re not online at the time of sale.
Farm Totems and Golden Bells
The farming tasks are also shared, with the caveat that magic books are individualized. You can’t use a magic book unless you’ve completed the mage quests, so it might be efficient for just one player to focus on this.
Killing monsters for the Adventurers’ Guild varies from player to player. The count is individualized, making this part quite challenging. Game time in multiplayer modes goes by much faster, especially in mining areas where monsters don’t spawn frequently.
Building relationships with NPCs is another individualized task. While you don’t have to max out the relationships, reaching 8,000 points with marriageable villagers is sufficient. Here, the first one to propose wins the NPC’s hand, so there’s no need for all players to court the same villager.
Farming Skills Level
All players should aim to reach level 10 in all skills. While some skills are easy to level up, foraging can be a time-consuming endeavor. It would be smart to have one person combine this with the monster-hunting task.
Hidden Objectives: The Quest for Stardrops
Stardrops are generally easy to find. Whether it’s in the fair, the 100th-floor mine chest, or purchased from Krobus, there’s no need to worry, as everyone can contribute to the museum collections.
Crafting Recipes & Cooking
Cooking recipes are individualized, meaning you need one person specifically for this role. Some recipes require level-ups in fishing and combat, so ideally, it should be the same player who has already maxed out these skills.
Blueprints & Marriage Rings
While most crafting blueprints unlock through skill leveling, a few need relationships. It’s best for the player focusing on cooking and relationships to handle this. Moreover, if multiple players are involved, the marriage rings can be reused, allowing for multiple player-player marriages.
Fishing Goals & Golden Walnuts
Catching fish contributes to one of the stardrops and is an individual task. Golden walnuts on Ginger Island are shared, making this particular objective easier to complete.
Final Thoughts: Teamwork Makes The Dream Work
Multiplayer 100% completion is an entirely different beast compared to its single-player counterpart. The division of tasks becomes crucial, and being strategic in who does what can save a lot of time. Individual contributions affect the group, and shared tasks bring a sense of unity. If you’re aiming for that 100% in multiplayer, knowing these nuances can make the journey less cumbersome and far more enjoyable.