@skicoak Ah I can see that. My DnD experience has only been over long games that developed character relationships slowly. The caring came from the characters spending time together.
So we only meet once a week and play each session by ear, some times it's a roleplay heavy one, and other times it's a strategy session, or just straight dungeon crawling.
To be honest, I probably wouldn't do to well in a set up like the one you're talking about. Not saying it's bad, though. As long as you're having fun, that's the important thing.