There used to be a feature (now removed) where you could mark Friends as “Best Friends”. This was replaced by the follower feature.
I think that restoring this feature (while keeping Friends and Followers) would have numerous benefits:
- You could restrict Friends from joining your games (rather than ALL of your Friends, just your Best Friends could follow you in-game).
- This would allow users to quickly differentiate between the importance of their Friends.
- People may be more open to adding friends, since it wouldn’t prevent them from easily contacting their actual friends.