For being a "social RPG," Rockman Xover isn't terribly too social, to be honest. Yeah you can send friend requests, but even then those "friends" just appear in your battles as AI controlled drones. Other games of similar nature have features like messaging and even creating groups or teams. However, it appears Rockman Xover is getting equipped with a chat feature soon (if not already). The circled button on the bottom of the menu is a chat button, although it doesn't seem to be available yet (I'm unable to play Xover myself at this time). With the ability to chat with friends, players may be able to develop more of a sense of purpose in the game aside from just constantly leveling up. But this remains to be seen with how the feature is implemented.
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