Bridge Link and Strand Contract
When playing online, you can view the names of people whose items, equipment, and structures have appeared during your playthrough. These can be accessed in the cuff links menu by selecting Bridge Links.
From the list of players displayed on Bridge Links, you can choose to establish bonds known as Strand Contracts with other people. This causes items, equipment, and structures from whom you have Strand Contracts with to appear more frequently than those from other players.
How to form a Strand Contract
Before you can form a Strand Contract with another player, you must first raise your Bridge Link porter grade to 10. This is done by letting other players use your items, equipment, and structures.
To establish a Strand Contract, open the menu and select Bridge Link. Choose a player from the list and press △ to confirm the contract.
Note that a Strand Contract is a unilateral bond akin to “favoriting” a player. You do not need the approval of the player you wish to form a Strand Contract with to do so.
Increasing the maximum number of Strand Contracts
Each time your Bridge Link porter grade is raised by 10, the maximum number of Strand Contracts you can make increases by five. This also increases the time that you are able to send a like to players.