A blog post for longer form thoughts and answers.
@SaraPickell: Q to the listening audience: Would you play an MMO with no character advancement
@NT_: @SaraPickell In what ways would it be different from the FPS online games that don't have character advancement (like COD2, not COD4)?
@SaraPickell: @NT_ it would be massive, and wouldn't necessarily be an FPS. Better question, it what ways would it be similar, and are those bad things?
@NT_: I think this would make a good blog post & discussion thread, if you like. Topic's a bit deep for twittering at work, lol.
@hallower1980: I would, but it would have to have better combat, exploration, and more dynamics than typical MMOs
@copperbird: @SaraPickell Yes, it doesn't need to get more powerful. But it would need some other goals.
@Ardua: @SaraPickell Depends I suppose on what I can do. If there was a good hook, yes.
@xbevisx: Now THAT is a killer question. I'd like to be adventurous and say yes, although for season reason it scares me. Like clowns.
@JadeTalon: @SaraPickell How would rewards work? How different or customizable will each player's "character" be?
@SaraPickell: @JadeTalon Dunno, didn't really have any specifics in mind when I asked. I suppose then what would you need to be the answers to say yes?
@pasmith: @SaraPickell Probably not. I play most games, MMO or not, for the character advancement. Maybe if it had a killer storyline
@Ysharros: @sarapickell yes, if you define advancement purely as getting levels
@pasmith: @Ysharros @sarapickell Wouldn't getting new skills, fame, gear, etc all fall under character advancement, though?
@SaraPickell: @Ysharros but what if it wasn't? I'm kind of asking myself that now, what if you never even changed from what you first look like?
@Ysharros: proooobably -- but I imagine you'd find folks would figure out ways to make their own goals. Else it would be IM-with-avatars?
@Ardua: @SaraPickell @Ysharros Indiana Jones. Have whip, will make the rest up as the situation requires. Who needs to change themselves?
@copperbird: @SaraPickell If you start out looking amazingly cool, you might not want to change (like CoH)