Fable 3

Fable 3 Achievements

Popularity Contest

Make 20 Friends.

This is not an online achievement, so don't let the achievement tile fool you.

This requires the “Friend Pack” from the Road to Rule. Then interact with an NPC until they ask you to do something for them. After completing their task and returning to the NPC they will become your friend. Brightwall is a good place to do this as 98% of the time you'll be asked to go to the Dwellers Camp to dig something up or hand something to someone, so it’s all fast travel!

Relationship quests where you take someone on a date do not count towards this achievement. It has to be a quest!

Complete this 20 times and it'll unlock.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 34 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by XBM Yosho
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 01:38:09 AM

This one is broken, I cannot get this thing to update AT ALL. I even made a new character, got to the part where you buy the friendship chest, I only have Dweller camp, mistpeak and brightwall available. I am doing friend quests for these spots, I already have like 7 friends, AND NO UPDATE. WHY?

Comment #2 by Mizark04
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 09:24:03 AM

I noticed this too last night. Hopefully they'll fix it soon.

Comment #3 by lazai
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 09:52:44 AM

see i have the oppisite my adotped daughter every time i gave her a gift it counted as she becoming my friend weird im like the only person not having many glitchs in game well beside the bit where it takes a few minutes to load or the game just goes very laggy at times

Comment #4 by Vigor
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 10:32:01 AM

I have over 200 friends in Fable 3 and at least 25 friendship quests completed, I don't know what gives or takes to get this. I have a feeling it has something to so with Xbox Live friends, the achievement image indicates..

Comment #5 by Psycho Sykes
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 10:46:10 AM

After I fixed up bowerstone when becoming king I went down there to check it out and everyone of them had become my friend

Comment #6 by Hai ITZ Rob
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 02:38:26 PM

At one point everybody in the City of Aurora was friends with me, I checked the statistics and it said I had like 30. The achievement never unlocked. The same happened in Bowerstone Oldtown.

Comment #7 by Wayne Porter
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 03:38:48 PM

It is possible that 'friendly' is not enough. The cheevo could require you to get 30 villagers to become 'best friends', for me, a male hero, this was one step up from 'friendly' for any straight male villagers, lesbian female villagers, or anyone who is celibate (otherwise the next step would be 'love'). This generally requires doing a little relationship quest for the person. I have also had problems with this cheevo. Since the game does not track the amount of 'best friends' you have, I have no idea if I should have met the requirements or not, but I have been working on 'best friends' for quite some time now. I would call this cheevo broken for now.

Comment #8 by Denots Almighty
Thursday, November 04, 2010 @ 03:35:14 AM

no you gotta make online friends

Comment #9 by Jordcraft
Thursday, November 04, 2010 @ 06:48:13 AM

i got this by doing 20 relationship quests from people who were neutral. i did this after finishing the game and found it tricky to find people i wasnt already friends with however when i established driftwood (island paradise achv) all the villagers there were neutral to me so it was easy from then :)

Comment #10 by xXDr34DKn1gHtXx
Saturday, November 06, 2010 @ 09:08:01 AM

i have the same thing as #3
maybe u guys should have children and try too

Comment #11 by xMuhIn III
Saturday, November 06, 2010 @ 07:36:45 PM

I've Done Over 30 Relationship Quests And Made Them My Friend But I Didnt Get The Achievement Anyone Know How To Get That Achievement Pleases Tell Me :)

Comment #12 by mgordon0944
Monday, November 08, 2010 @ 12:49:20 PM

I have the same as #3 and #10. Every time I do a quest for my daughter it adds a friend for some reason

Comment #13 by DarkManX4lf
Monday, November 08, 2010 @ 06:06:25 PM

I tried the same as #3 and #10 and no luck. My counter just wont go just stays at 2 friends....

Comment #14 by brokenaesthetic
Monday, November 08, 2010 @ 06:37:02 PM

As far as I can gather its how many in game friends you make, because when I complete a 'relationship quest' the achievement progress indicator box (10/20 friends made for example) pops up after some quests. The problem I'm having with this achievement is no matter how many quests I do (and I've done a hell of alot, maybe 50 + so far) I can't get the counter past 16/20, and it falls to 14/20 in a matter of seconds. I'm trying to lower the price of every building, home and business to 0 profit, then go back to the quests to see if that has any effect. I think if you make a friend, depending on how civilians see you, you can also loose friends. Well I have anyways. If its just a bug in the game I hope it gets fixed soon :(

Comment #15 by brokenaesthetic
Monday, November 08, 2010 @ 08:07:42 PM

Update to my earlier post: lowering the rent and prices seemed to help towards keeping friends.

On another note, when you press the A button to interact with someone, press RT to check if they're straight or gay. Like number 7 stated earlier, it seems that to make a friend they have to be straight males or lesbian females. Even though it says 'friends' with gay males or straight females, I don't think these are acknowledged towards the achievement.

Also, if you do have a kid (mine was an adopted kid), keep interacting with them too. I got about 3 extra friends just by giving him toys which helped with the time.

Comment #16 by BuddyNugget219
Monday, November 08, 2010 @ 10:48:39 PM

Definately busted. I have 278 friends and I've done 68 relationship quests and nothing ive tried everything. Definitely broken achievement

Comment #17 by Cambra
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 02:42:32 PM

It's not broken, it's extremely retarded, you gotta find a neutral straight male
or any neutral girl, and hold A with lvl 5 dog charisma (so they like you
faster , saves time) then do their stupid ass request to be friends, as long as
they dont die or you do something bad to make them not like you it will count,
well i was on my 20th one, last one, looking for the guy to turn it in finally,
but it was night and so i slept in a house i owned that i was renting out which
is apparently the worst crime because all 20 of my friends went from friendly back
to neutral, wasted like 3hours, and thats when I quit and returned the game.

Comment #18 by Hi Inf Priest
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 01:49:54 PM

Well this sux, it says i have 354 friends in game and i only need 20?!? That and the fact i just tried to get it like 30 minutes ago. I got up to 13 friends then when i finished my 14th straight run, what happened? I was put back to just 2! I still just dont understand this so any pointers would really help.

Comment #19 by TheOnlyMastrx
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 08:39:49 AM

Dont know if this will help anyone here but you have to do 20 relationship quests earning the 20 friends, has nothing to do with online friends, or people that are your friend already, you must find 20 neutral people interact with them and get their relationship quest and complete it, do this with 20 people and you should get the achievement. Be warned though, if you kill a villager while doing these relationship quests you may lose all progress. I started a relationship quest and it glitched, I wanted it out of my quest book but no way to abandon quests so I figured I would kill the lady and that would do the trick, it did but it also set me from 14/20 all the way back to 0/20. Good luck, don't mess it up like I did.

Comment #20 by SauceyMGee
Saturday, November 13, 2010 @ 12:49:34 AM

I had the same problem as most of you. I tried to accumulate them slowly during the game and the counter kept going back to 0 for various reasons. After I completely finished the game, I went to the academy and all the crate carriers were neutral so I made all them my friend (including a few randoms in bowerstone) and I got the achievement. Also, I did this all in one shot in about an hour or so.

Comment #21 by RexWarrior
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 10:18:58 PM

This is a rather interesting one to get, I got it easily by doing relationship quests for people I was neutral with and doing only nice expressions. My husband hasn't gotten the achievement yet, however he tends to do funny, disgusting and scary expressions as well as crimes and killing people in between. I think if you lower your moral standing while attempting this, you count goes down and you have to start over again. Yeah, and don't kill a spouse, even out in the middle of nowhere, everyone knows about it!

Comment #22 by anti41
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 06:42:45 AM

i have been making friends from neutral have about 27 friends through this way and still no acheevo hence its fu**ed

Comment #23 by anti41
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 05:24:43 AM

just a quick update i did one more and it worked got the achievement people must dislike u if u kill people or something like that either way whoop

Comment #24 by Sheepdog
Monday, November 22, 2010 @ 03:52:10 AM

This achievement has to be done in one sitting. It's not about making online friends. The easiest way is to do this before you become ruler. I did this by starting a new game, making my way to Brightwall Village, and once you're there you can complete 20 relationship quests in a row that will send you between Brightwall, Dweller Camp and Mistpeak. If you do this as soon as you enter Brightwall, you won't be able to select your quest, so make sure you finish them one by one and use the map to quick travel to wherever the golden quest trail is.

If you become ruler, it's still possible, just extremely tedious, as you're either already everyone's friend, or everyone runs away too quickly and takes too long to become friends one by one.

Comment #25 by CoronaOne
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 10:20:23 AM

This is what I did to get this achievement... Start a new game. Be good and make the right (good) decisions. Play fast till you finish the Music Box mission. At this point buy the friends/nice expressions pack on the road to rule. Now the Dwellers Camp and Brightwater Village are open to you. Go to both of these and make nice expressions to people till you get their relationship quest. Do the quest and you will slowly make progress on the Popularity Contest Achievement! This will take an hour or two but at least you will get the achievement!!!

Comment #26 by Mr Foxhound
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 01:10:34 PM

I just got it up to 15/20 completed friend quests. When I finished the next one, it said "1/20". Yeah, this is bugged.

Comment #27 by samjustsam
Friday, December 17, 2010 @ 01:26:30 AM

i figured this had to do with the orientation of the characters u interact with. i keep looking at the achievement progess and it doesnt always go up when i make a friend. it went up when i did a quest for mt daughter tho. i doubt the chievo has anything to do with xbox live friends although the picture of it kinda seems to hint at that. the games a rushed glitchy mess anyways.

Comment #28 by Ryanbeatyou
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 09:57:17 AM

After some testing, it appears that you will only get credit for a friend
relationship quest for as long as they are your friend. If you are charging
buttloads of rent or raising taxes or whatever, this will happen almost
immediately. I would suggest either playing a good guy and lowering the rent
to keep the friends that you have made, or exploiting your children because it
seems that gifting them toys will get you friend counters and those you probably
won't lose. On a side note, how did my rep get so low?

Comment #29 by Nicodemus008
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 12:00:03 AM

Bugged for me too. Can not unlock

Comment #30 by Galador
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 11:12:23 PM

It's bugged. I have befriend everyone in the game. And yet when I did the last friend quest... it told me 2/20. ): They'll put out an update eventually, in the mean time just ignore it. And it is ingame NPCs not real people friends.

Comment #31 by Frozone189
Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 04:28:40 PM

I'm not sure if it's bugged or not. But I think it's because some NPCs put you back to Neutral if you either kill people in their city, don't visit them, etc.
I was at about 15 and then I was doing a courier quest and the recipient died. So I went back to the guy and he hated me. And then the next person I did became my friend and I was at about 8.
I figure it's like clothing achievement, you can't get it unless you have the clothes, because if you went and traded/sold the clothes they wont count.
As I type I just unlocked this achievement. So try my theory and see if it works.. I did most of my people in Bowerstone Castle and made everyone my lover or best friend. So that if they downgrade me I'll still be a friend. It worked :)

Comment #32 by Galickgun
Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 05:41:34 PM

omg...i am going to have trouble unlockgun this one.... :(..

Comment #33 by legendofbazinga
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 09:42:58 PM

hey it seems pretty buggy if you have already beat the game.. what i did was start a new game, play until you get the music box, then everyone in bowerstone is neutral so you can friend all of them easily since they only send you to dwellers camp and mistpeak

Comment #34 by LeeJ2512
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 12:07:54 PM

im not even gettin a counter when i do friendship quests :S just comes up with people who love me and its at 2..

Comment #35 by LeeJ2512
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 12:23:41 PM

this is fucked up, whenever i do friendship quests i dont get a counter its just stuck at "villagers who love u" and its been stuck at 2 forever

Comment #36 by LeeJ2512
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 01:10:21 PM

i eventually got a counter that said 17, im just doing my 19th now so heres hoping...

Comment #37 by LeeJ2512
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 01:16:26 PM

thank christ i actually got the achievement. woot, an hour and a half of relationship quests paid off!

Comment #38 by ChosenOne
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 02:49:10 PM

Try doing it with an adopted or biological child. Go until they ask for a gift, it will be the same thing every time from the 5 times I have done it. I bought 5 toy horses. Then I gave it to the child and it gives me one everytime. I only have about 11 right now.

I will check it once I finish if it works.

Comment #39 by LukeW93
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 11:17:21 PM

This was just a pain in the ass achievement, not only did it hardly ever update, but sometimes it demoted your friends for no reason! but I persisted and got it eventually :)

Comment #40 by Detonh8r
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 10:32:12 AM

Just got this achievement, i did notice that your friendship rating towards villagers drops if you dont interact with them, it also drops a lot faster depending on how much rent your charging. in the end i dropped the rent down to low in both driftwood and dweller camp, took on 10 relationship quests from driftwood first then positively interacted with them as soon as i completed the quest, i then skipped over to dweller camp and did another 10 r quests and this popped as i finished as soon as i handed in the last one, hope this helps

Comment #41 by Galickgun
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 05:38:19 PM

this chivo is gay...just adopt child and gives them toys..once u gave them one..kick his nanny and adopt another one!...this chivvo is use its glitch to beat it!

theres no other way without getting mad at it...

Comment #42 by Galickgun
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 08:19:16 AM

finnaly i got it...bout time.. just adopt 20 child or make some with ur wifes and gift them toys... the *Popularity contest* achievement update will pop up each time u gift...
but you cant gift more then one toys to each child cause it wont work.
thats how i got it and u will spare hours if u do that instead of those stupid mofo
g*y idiot relationship quest that dont work..

I hope i helped a bit..

Comment #43 by Cal2Ya
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 01:44:11 AM

I kept doing gift quest for the same adopted child. I only had one adopted child and my achievement updated each time I gave him a gift. Stocked up on gifts from general good stores and I never had to leave my spot. This chivo was done in less than 15mins after I figured it out.

Comment #44 by OwerdnA
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 07:10:45 AM

20 for 20 - no issues - didn't matter if they were straight, male or female (as male hero) I'm not sure what people mean about they 'have to be neutral' anyone who isn't a friend (or above) will hate you or be neutral so I would have thought it was obvious (sorry I'm not being sarky) what I did do was after I completed each quest I spoke to them once more and did a perfect 'nice' action so as the friendship was quite strong rather than just over the marker (which is where the quest takes it). It makes me laugh that people were complaining that if they didn't do anything then they would lose them 'for no reason' - there is a fair few bugs in this game and that part isn't one of them. If you don't keep engaged with your friends in real life you tend to drift apart; or maybe you were too bus

Comment #45 by OwerdnA
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 07:17:03 AM

y playing fable to notice :P

That said - i'm miffed as to the casue of other people's problems with the actual stats showing at least to and the achievement not popping.

Comment #46 by Bobby G
Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 08:54:50 PM

I completed this achievement using the adopted child method stated above. Here's
some tips/details on how I did it:

I was able to complete this achievement after I finished the entire game and
became king. I adopted 2 children and put them in a home in Brightwall Village
and hired a nanny (put them in a house where you do not have a wife or husband).
I kept the upkeep of the house at the default (25). I went up to each child and did a good expression (Hold A) until the gift quest came up. Then I completed the gift quest
by giving them the correct gift. My "Achievement Progress" went up by 1 after
every time I completed the gift quest.

When I tried this for my adopted children that were in my family home (where the
wife/husband was), the children's relationship bar would go f

Comment #47 by Bobby G
Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 08:56:01 PM

When I tried this for my adopted children that were in my family home (where the
wife/husband was), the children's relationship bar would go from Happy to Love
after I competed the gift quest. Once it hit Love I would not be able to do anymore
gift quests for that child. I would decrease the relationship from Love to Happy
by doing a bad expression and then perform a good expression to receive the
gift quest again. However, this seemed to reset my "Achievement Progress". For some reason the children that I had with the nanny would always stay at Happy after I completed the gift quests, allowing me to complete gift quests continuously for 1 child.

I spent a long time completing the other relationships quests (fetch, courier,
etc.) with no luck. Hopefully this helps.

Comment #48 by dracon74
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 11:09:29 PM

i've done 36 relationship quests, and only 1 of them was a "date". same as #13, its only showed up as 2. even though ive done so many more than that.. its only said that once, and i havent seen any other checkpoint. i know it has to do with making friends with the characters in the game, not live friends... if anyone has any advise, just comment or send me a message on xbox.
GT: dracon74

Comment #49 by zepedance
Monday, January 24, 2011 @ 03:15:23 PM


same problem with me, like 50 quests done only 13 counted towards the achivement

just try to do the relationship quests offline

it worked for me and also to a friend, i bet its the solution for the must of you

you can give me your legendary weapons if you like hehehe

Comment #50 by oli90
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 01:44:18 PM

You need to find people who are "neutral" towards you, fill the bar by doing nice expressions, then complete the quest and their status will change to friend. If you do anything evil the bar will go down and back to neutral and you will lose progress towards the achievement.

Comment #51 by Whammyaniac
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 10:07:11 PM

I can confirm that the orphan trick works if you waited until after becoming ruler of Albion. Adopt a kid from the Orphanage in Bowerstone Industrial. Keep extending good expressions and they'll ask for a gift. Give it to them, and you've "made a friend", according tothe game. They must be adopted so that the realtionship bar will max out at "max happy". If they're you're biological child, the next step is love, and the quests stop. IF you end up having to get an impossible to find item (like the porcelain doll) do a brief mean expression (no extending) then back to happy ones. You'll sometimes get a quest for a different item.

Comment #52 by emojesus92
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 01:05:58 PM

add me so we can get this achievement. my gt is emojesus92

Comment #53 by Cyanide Bride
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 08:39:29 AM

talk about broke.. every time i make a new "friend" the popular counter thing either doesnt work, or actualy counts down..

Comment #54 by oscarnogueira
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 05:33:57 PM

This glitchy achievement drove me mad!
I had 19 (of 20) friends and suddenly after sleeping the number went down to 0 (zero).
No I'm doing all the quest again. Damn it!

Comment #55 by pfryguy80
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 06:53:13 PM

I vouch for the adoption glitch. Was 15/20 after doing over 40 relationship quests so I did 5 adoptions and 5 gifts.

Comment #56 by AlexLuthor
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 09:38:15 AM

I did what #25 said.Worked 100%

Comment #57 by Rule
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 04:37:48 PM

Achievements in this game are tedious and annoying... This one is no exception...

Comment #58 by Rule
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 09:14:40 AM

Seriously? Doing friends quest doesn't make people my friend, and I just randomly lose the few I actually do make. This game is buggy as fuck, just ridiculous...

Comment #59 by Xbus Games
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 10:12:58 AM

It is not bugged just a pain. You cannot make friends of people that dislike or fear you because your popularity only degrades with them and you lose them as friends. You have to do this early on when people tend to remain neutral.

Comment #60 by katloubee
Friday, May 06, 2011 @ 04:22:32 PM

I need to restart tomorrow to try and get this achievement. Thankfully I have all the other ones. It's just a pain you can't have more than one save? :(

Comment #61 by xJGBxMr Wikid
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 05:37:49 AM

Is there a way to look at how many friends you have?

Comment #62 by insert_name_here
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 12:58:03 PM

I just adopted 4 children in a row and straight away they went to "love" and not happy.

Comment #63 by AUtigerGUY
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 05:04:32 PM

Just something I came across, if any villagers fear you, then you will not gain anything when making friends. You must fix the fear relationships first. I noticed I had made many friends but none counted after I had shot a few guards in bright wall. As soon as I fixed those relationships then tried again, I noticed the counter increasing.

Comment #64 by Hobo Brawler
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 08:56:18 AM

Is there anyway to raise your morality after finishing the game?

Comment #65 by Excolo
Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 05:19:04 AM

You need the friend ingame or XBOX live?

Comment #66 by Edmister
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 06:15:23 PM

If you go into another heros world and become friends with him/her people does it count towards the achievement??

Comment #67 by II Ronnie12 II
Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 04:56:28 PM

Using the child/gift glitch, does anyone know why sometimes the gifts count towards the achievement and other times they don't? This should be worth more than just 15GP!

Comment #68 by A Common Dread
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 03:19:14 PM

This is stupid as hell, I had about 12 friends clocked, then it went down to one, and the worst thing is, I dont think I have enough people who are neutral with me in my world, since im king and everyone loves me. I give this achievement, infinite sadness for the rest of its achievement life.

Comment #69 by Disconnected
Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 12:56:05 AM

You have to become friends with ppl you are neutral for your counter to go up i suggest you find someone neutral then friend them with the relationship quest so ur offically "friends" then keep pushing it till your "best friends" from a 2nd quest this will give you more then enough time to get the rest of the twenty friends needed,Happy Hunting.

Comment #70 by Itz JezusTime
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 07:48:02 AM

I did it with villagers in brightwall, was pretty easy.

Comment #71 by markowski2014
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 09:59:04 AM

You have to become friend with the people which the person has to be on nuetral. Then do the quest and that should be 1 more towards the achievement. If you are evil it would be much easier because everyone hates you and you can make anybody a friend. I was a nice ing and it took forever.

Comment #72 by Zhaniel
Saturday, July 23, 2011 @ 02:24:06 PM

I had no problem achieving this one. Gay or hetero, it always counted.

Comment #73 by WooAlex
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 07:42:23 AM

I swear this is broken, everytime i get a new friend my counter stays at 2?

Comment #74 by zAlexM
Saturday, August 06, 2011 @ 08:21:51 AM

I did this today and it unlocked for me! What i did was i went to people in
Brightwall Village and went to the people who were NEUTRAL. Then simply did the relationship quest. I did 20 people in ONE sitting which took like 1 hour and 20 minutes.
The achievement unlocked perfectly fine.

Comment #75 by xXGalickgunXx
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 08:11:01 PM

i had to adopt 20 child and gift them toys for the counter to raise....this is a stupid glitched achievement...if you adopt a child and gift him a toy...the counter raise by one...and you need to adopt another one and gift another toy....and blablabla...took me forever.... -____-''

Comment #76 by 09dadams
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 04:29:29 PM

I keep on randomly losing friends when i get my rent money even though its on low rent?

Comment #77 by Daakotaa
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 09:07:43 PM

This is NOT a GLITCHED achievement... at least not for me...
I played the game as 100% good throughout the whole game and saved all people.
I also bought all shops and vendors and put the prices to low.

The consequence of doing the above is that almost everyone will already be
friends or best friends with you, or even love you.

The only place that I never tampered with (by buying any businesses/vendors/
homes) was Driftwood. This resulted in everyone having a mid-neutral feeling
towards me. I made every person there a friend of mine by doing the relationship
quests and I got the achievement.

Comment #78 by Daakotaa
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 09:17:37 PM

And if it makes you paranoid that you are losing friends... keep a list of
everyone you make friends with so you can see if you are truly losing friends
or not. Easy to do in Driftwood because it is not hugely populated and no
one locks themselves in a house.

YES, friends will revert to neutral over a long period of time so you want
to do all 20 fairly quickly.

All 20 friends made MANUALLY (doing the quests) have to remain your friends
all at the same time to acquire the achievement.

Comment #79 by paul182
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 10:11:37 PM

Is there meant to be a counter as you do this achievement? I've never once seen it go up on my file. This achievement is really annoying me.

Comment #80 by GGL Sk1LLz
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 04:52:20 AM

Everyone should try what #49 said. Try and do the achievement when you are off xbox live. I was trying to do it while i was connected to xbox live and it wouldn't work. Not even the orphan trick. Right when i disconnected it worked and I had no problem with the counter starting over.

Thanks Zepedance i appreciate it. This achievement was wasting so much of my time.

Comment #81 by HadesLOC
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 01:21:39 AM

This achievement is not either broken or glitch, the issue with this one is that
every little action that you do that has a negative impact on the NPC is gonna
make the counter to start regressing, if you are already king don't rent any and
I mean any house at all, put your store taxes on low, have only one wife with or
with out kids (I have one), don't steal or kill while you are on your quest for this
achievement, also the NPC relation bar has to be on neutral and I think that the little arrow thats indicates the relationship status cannot be on the end of the bar.
I hope this is of any help and good hunting!!! :)

Comment #82 by HHO Shogun
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 01:33:16 PM

Easy if you follow what #38 and #42 said... make sure you are good (housing repaired so you dont become evil or bad), buy a bunch of different toys (do before you start to not risk losing friend while you get more or accidentially do something bad and losing friends), goto orphanage and adopt a couple of kids (i would think your own kids would work too.... i had adopted 4), place at a home or two you own near each other (note that if you put at a house with a wife already there it will be fine, no wife and a nanny will be hired and only 2 kids per house i believe), and then visit one of the kids. interact and do only A button things until finished with achievement (hug, tickle, etc), then they should offer you a relationship quest, accept by holding A, and the if you have the toy they w

Comment #83 by HHO Shogun
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 01:43:30 PM

... okay, rest got cut off... if you have the toy the want, give it to them immediately by holding the A down.

1) Counter for friend achievement does not always display though they always took and would be there next time it did show.
2) Have extra kids so that if someone asks for a gift you run out of, you dont have to leave risking something bad going against you and friends being lost .Just ignore and move to next kid.
3) Try to finish immediate all 20. I rotated between 3-4 kids, but you could probably use just one if you had correct supplies. Start to finish less thn 30 min.

Comment #84 by jmarquis
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 07:20:04 AM

I had to complete about 10 or 15 friend quests before they started counting towards the achievement.

Comment #85 by Temesklk
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 01:07:39 PM

I did this by giving a gift 20 times to a single kid. :D

Comment #86 by SnakeIntheboX
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 05:45:35 AM

This is *ucking bugged I have been screwed twice. Once as ruler and once playing up to brightwall village on a new hero.

First my breadcrumb trail spazzed out then ! stopped appearing over villagers and now every time I make someone a friend from 'neutral' I get a "villagers who love you" counter and am compared to people on my friends list my achievement counter stopped at 8 and after doing 4 more friend quests I have not seen it since.

Going to try playing offline next, then cache flush. This cheevo is fu*ked your lucky or did it before a "patch" update that broke things further.

Comment #87 by SnakeIntheboX
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 05:48:20 AM

should be "you're", hooray for the lack of comment edit function!

Comment #88 by Adeodattus
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 11:16:17 AM

# 42 comment the best!

Comment #89 by XX Bobs Fury XX
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 04:50:46 AM

Just adopt like 20 children and get them all to befriend you by giving them each the gift that they want.

Comment #90 by kaoslord
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 08:00:28 AM

how to gain friends: adopt a child, give them full upkeep and nice house and do 20 gift relationship quests for them which are all gifting toys (can be the same child you do the quest for)

or make friends with neutral members of the population which is the same sex as your character or the opposite sex (if the character is a lesbian)

how to not lose friends: dont kill villagers

set the tax to lowest

donot do and evil interactions

dont befriend members of the opposite sex ( as the game thinks you just want to marry them)

this is tested and approved by myself as i didnt sleep last night :) hope that helps guys

Comment #91 by Boba Fett
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 03:18:07 PM

This takes much longer than on would first think... Okay so this took a while but the best way I found to make all of your (or at least most) of your friends in Brownstone Market, once you've run your mini quest to gain them as friends carry on making nice conversation until he or she asks you to do them yet another favour other take them out on a date. Now once you have them at the level go on and make a new friend this way you won't lose friends due to the fact in time you will lose friends status with them if you don't interact with them. Hopefully this saves you some time. Being only worth 15G it sure is rewarding to hear that wonderful little "bloop" lol! =P

Comment #92 by KingGotenW
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 01:45:45 AM

After becoming king, setting all the prices to low, adopting 2 kids (black boy, white girl) Put them with a wife in brightfall and just kept trading off gifts until the girl asked for a porcelain doll, which I didn't have. The boy went to love for a second, so i pointed and laughed at him to make it go down to happy (didn't reset counter)

Achievement earned about 40 seconds ago.

Reason for boy and girl is because they ask for different things, and for days before i had been buying out the general store at bowerstone market. Toy guns, toy swords, ragdolls.

Comment #93 by mallor
Saturday, February 25, 2012 @ 03:44:27 PM

Fail. This achievement was tracking for me and then it reset.... I don't care enough to do it all again since I have 21 friendship quests completed now. Good luck to anyone else who goes for this though.

Comment #94 by spicednutmeg
Friday, March 02, 2012 @ 07:46:06 PM

I got stuck with 101 friends and tons of relationship quests done, with only 5/20 on my tracker. Was able to do it with the orphans quickly and easily, altho tracking down the gifts became a bit annoying. It was easier once I adopted 4 kids :) Kinda brought a smile to my face to adopt the kids and then shower them with presents :P

Comment #95 by armyranger0126
Friday, March 09, 2012 @ 02:38:49 AM

I have like 36 quests completed and still haven;t got the achievement. These glitchy achievements remind me of 2K games and the reason I stopped buying those.

Comment #96 by Moonspoons69
Monday, March 12, 2012 @ 02:32:29 PM

I'm about to try the orphan trick on a good save but it hasn't worked for me other wise :/ I think its got a bug in the game

Comment #97 by Colin84PL
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 07:19:20 AM

orphan trick works great but you have to do it offline. that is the most important thing - be offline. buy tons of toys then take your adopted kid to some quite place and begin the trick.
i've tried many methods, many times. nothing worked. then i went offline and got the cheevo at first attempt.

Comment #98 by ArrestedDeveloper
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 08:21:00 AM

Yup, Orphan trick is the way to go.

Comment #99 by Deadly Haven
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 07:42:10 AM

To get this achievement, you should go for it at the beginning of the game, BEFORE you've become the ruler of Albion.

You have to go up to villagers who are neutral to you, and be nice to them until they give you a relationship quest to become their friend. Accept the quest, and continue to do this with 19 other people in the same town.

Then, go on the quests all at once (do all of the Courier quests, if you can. These are the easiest, because with the other quests, if you wait to long the auest dissapears. With Courier quests, because you have the quest item, the quest can never go away until completed). Finish the quests, and go up to each of the people, they'll say that they'll be your friend now. Once you've done this twenty times, you will get the achievement.

Making a bunc

Comment #100 by Deadly Haven
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 07:43:55 AM

Making a bunch of friends do to your actions does NOT count. You have to become friends with neutral people, one-on-one by being nice and doing relationship quests.

Hope this helps.

Comment #101 by ttdrevan
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 09:17:49 AM

My counter keeps failing to 0 everytime I got +1 friend. I think it has to do something about Highest rent everywhere.. hmm

Comment #102 by ttdrevan
Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 07:19:05 AM

Now normal rest and it keeps demoting everyone to neutral after I got them gifts/fetched sth etc. Geez..

Comment #103 by swridout
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 04:25:33 PM

So did anyone actually get the achievement or is this a waste of time?

Comment #104 by HylianNarwhal
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 04:48:15 AM

To ttdrevan / o Revan x, yeah having highest rent will make everyone hate and even fear you, which is annoying, but after I had sorted out getting Tough Love I put everything down to Normal rent, and that bumps people back up to neutral.

Hoping the bug on this that previous posts have said has been sorted out, but I think if you commit any kind of crime (I entered a house when the door wasn't open) then the friend counter for the achievement goes back to 0.

And you have to do this through relationship quests which is really annoying, with my rent on normal and being a goodly Queen most villagers are my best friends or in love with me anyway, but it doesn't count.

Comment #105 by ciaqman
Monday, July 30, 2012 @ 07:17:45 PM

I got up to 4/20 friends made and by the time i am able top make a 5th friend my achievement progress pops up and goes down 1. has anyone got this achievement/know what I should do?

Comment #106 by HerBravado
Thursday, August 16, 2012 @ 06:06:04 AM

I unlocked this achievement with no problem, for those who are still having trouble. I did this by completing friendship quests in Brightwall -before- becoming ruler. I didn't do them all in one sitting--a couple of sessions & it unlocked! The counter didn't reset itself as I did if you want to do this the easiest way, complete this before you go further in the game. That being said, I think the counter only resets when you lose friends due your actions as ruler (like high rent). I could be wrong, though!

Comment #107 by DCxENVY
Thursday, August 16, 2012 @ 08:10:24 AM

Finally done it, just started a new game and ran through it to the music box then i got the friend pack and done the quests.and it didnt show the counter till i got to 16 so had no idea it was working but YIPEEEEEE it did, hope this helps

Comment #108 by razorwave
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 10:16:19 PM

This one was horrible. I did it after beating game in Aurora because everyone was still Neutral there thank god. Had to grind this one and I still wasn't sure if I was making progress or not lol but its finally done now

Comment #109 by Auron Surmount
Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 08:12:02 PM

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not do a quest that brings you to an area, where there are people who fear you or hate you. This, and i tested it, makes it far more likely that the counter will be reduced to either 0 or 2. The other issue is if you kill someone between doing quests. The counter will reduce.

I have been plauged with this achievement reducing for awhile. My problem is i kept on going to Brightwall Village. Which so happens, over half the villagers hate or fear me. So i found if i don't go there (even if i have a quest, just do another), my friend counter won't reduce.

Comment #110 by martini94x
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 @ 03:37:35 PM

Finally got this one done! I had something like 50 relationship quests done and I killed a villager and I went to 0. Which was good because I hadn't seen the achievement progress thing pop up in AGES!
So then I just did 20 quests for neutrals and pop!

Achievement get.

Comment #111 by Barker Guru
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 04:36:34 PM

if anyone is still having trouble with this cheevo then fear no more as there is a simple way to do this. the easiest way is to start up a new game. this is a pain as you have to play through part of the storyline before you can start making friends. but once you have got the music box you can open the second gate in the road to rule and the 2nd chest on the left is the one you want which is 2 guild points so no need to save up! once you done this and before you see walter talk to the people doing positive actions (using the A button) till they give you a relationship quest around 3-5 good actions. then simply complete the task which will most probably be delivery where you just fast travel an carry out the task. then return to the original person to become friends and repeat this 20 times

Comment #112 by AC SpecOps
Saturday, June 22, 2013 @ 08:36:03 PM

I'm going to do #111. Here goes. I'll tell you guys if it worked.

Comment #113 by Mr W Grant
Sunday, June 23, 2013 @ 01:38:14 PM

I can confirm that 111's method works. Pain in the arse starting again but its another cheevo down.

Comment #114 by Nibbets
Sunday, June 23, 2013 @ 04:11:19 PM

So far I've been able to get 4 friends from the people inside the castle after finishing the game as "good". Seems like the majority of the workers in there are neutral so you could try there instead of restarting a new game.

Comment #115 by Big Shamshu
Monday, July 01, 2013 @ 06:14:10 PM

I can also confirm that #111 works. Directly after you open the magic box, buy the friendship pack from the Road to Rule. Then when you're back in Albion, find people, do the positive acts and complete their relationship quests. I found all 20 people in Brightwall Village. 20 people later, achievement done.

Comment #116 by Oceans4Ransom
Saturday, July 06, 2013 @ 03:32:43 PM

The adoption process works for me. All of my adopted kids were at the love stage so i had to knock that down atad before i gifted them.

Comment #117 by Asians In Paris
Monday, July 08, 2013 @ 03:51:13 AM

The adoption method did not work for me, I did it about 15+ times, and I finally got an update for 1/20, and I quit after that.

Is that normal?

Comment #118 by EmmaDo1992
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 @ 08:34:04 AM

adoption didn't work for me & would glitch after I became ruler, I got this achievement the way comment #111 said, its a pain having to go through the beginning again but after i got the magic box, i was just sent to Dweller Camp & Mistpeak Valley, which wasn't as annoying as different regions every quest that would keep my tally down.

Comment #119 by Bellatrixz
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 02:32:22 AM

I tried everything except starting the game over and i just can't get this achievement. I've been doing friendship quests, giving gifts to my adopted kids and after 4 hours of doing this a message showed up saying i had 9 out of 20 friends. I give up, this is not worth it.

Comment #120 by Bellatrixz
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 10:40:36 PM

*Update from my last post*. Just got the achievement!!!! What i did was, started a new game like other people suggested and started doing friendship quests right after completing the music box quest, there's just like 3 locations unlocked so the quests go by very fast as it is only a matter of fast traveling. The counter did not show up once while i was doing the quests but i kept writing down who i had befriended and as soon as i marked down my 20th friend the achievement popped. I got the achievement in about 2 hours and i just talked to anyone, didn't even need to check if they were gay or straight.

Comment #121 by unlea5hthebe4st
Saturday, July 27, 2013 @ 05:54:01 PM

Man this achievement was a bitch. Every time I got that little bit closer to 20/20, I lost a friend.. so had to find yet another on top of the one I was currently trying to get. Finally done it.

Comment #122 by mike1gh
Monday, September 23, 2013 @ 05:08:20 PM

I was struggling with this chevo, I was trying to accumulate as I went along but found that this was one best done in one session, I also think that who you pick to do the relationship quests is important, anybody who is neutral should be your target as I found anybody who was already a friend didn't register, good places I found for neutrals were bowerstone market and the old quarter.

Comment #123 by WOLVES R SWEET
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 05:30:15 AM

I did the adopted child and that helped me to get the achievement

Comment #124 by MNcrewDeMedici
Saturday, March 08, 2014 @ 12:59:56 PM

looking for all digspot locations for the portraits. I already have some but need major swift still anyone knows? (ps this is not worth an achievement sadly)

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Lionhead Studios


US October 26, 2010
Europe October 29, 2010

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