Asking for help and teamwork
What do you guys think about the possibilities for Parafolk to help one and other. Either by asking or offering help. In other games we have seen that characters can help each other with homework or build a sand castle together. But I would like to see something more in depth. When Paras help each other with tasks it should have a bigger impact.
Take for example a Para child who wants to bake a cake for her classmates on her birthday. She asks Para dad for help because she is not allowed to operate the oven alone and needs help with measurements. Whether Para dad helps her or not can depends on several factors, e.g. his personality, his mood, his knowledge about baking and his relationship with his daughter. Dad agrees to help and this increases their relationship and positively affects the way his daughter views him. They get to work and split the tasks. Dad reads the recipe, daughter gathers the ingredients, dad measures, daughter adds to bowl etc etc. During this baking there is the opportunity to work on the relationship (or not, depends on the player). This example is where the daughter would not be able to bake the cake without help. There can also be situations where a Para can do it alone, but it would be more efficient if they had help.
Let’s say you have 2 Paras with low baking skills. You can still have a high quality cake because their skills together is what counts. A Para with level 2 baking skill and a Para with level 3 baking skill, make a better cake together than a Para with level 4 baking skill can alone.
Another way how teamwork can affect tasks is the time of completion. 2 or more Paras will finish a task faster than 1 single Para. Think of hanging laundry to dry, fixing a car, cleaning the house.
It would be great if they can not only do tasks together, but also be conscious of it. Being able to talk about their experiences with others and remember how it was working together with specific Paras. Maybe if they had a bad experience, they will not accept to work with a particular Para is they were asked again.