The connectivity with other players is a large part of what made Dragon's Dogma and its expansion, Dark Arisen, the cult classic it is today. You could recruit a companion created by another user: a subtle and light way to offer players an experience with others.
Capcom has some bad news though if you play on the Xbox 360 version of this game. As it will no longer be possible to access network features from the end of March.
"To all Xbox 360 players, thank you for all the pieces you have shared in the Rift and the damage done to the Ur-Dragon". The publisher stated on their website.
This update will occur on March 31, so you have little time to enjoy it. Rest assured, however, it will still be possible to play offline. In addition, servers will still be active for the PS3, PS4, Xbox One and PC versions.