I've recently been playing a game that has an achievement system where different achievements reward you with points depending on the achievement. Some offer more than others. With these points you can purchase a few things for your account or character, such as fluff pets, reputation bonuses, item enchantment gems, fluff gear and even a mount for a high number of points. This same gamee has a really interesting pet system, where any player/class can own a pet and you can even have a pet taming profession to tame certain beasts in the wild. Pets arent really required in the game, but they do add an interesting aspect into the game. Each pet has a purpose, theyre not fluff or vanity. At early levels most just buff you, and at later levels (which their size grows) they learn more offensive skills or active skills such as healing to heal you with. This is different than say, WoW where a certain type of achievement may grant you an in game item or perk (which I found frustrating, why are there even points in that game?). I really think this is a great idea and definitely has me going out of my way to complete achievements. Another game I've spent quite a bit of time playing has a title system for completing achievements, and with each title comes different bonuses. So lets say you earned the title "slayer", by wearing this title you might be granted a bonus to your attk. power. This is also something I really like, though there are titles that certain classes probably shouldnt use, I can see this being an issue for some players who want to wear the "slayer" title but are healers (or something like that) I guess my point of this thread is that I like to see certain things in game to have an actual effect. I do like fluff pets, but I like a fluff pet that increases my crit a lot better. Titles are cool too, but if I know theres a title that can buff my role Im going to be more likely to obtain it. Same with achievements. I have really no reason to obtain achievements in most games because..well to me theres no point in it. Especially if I have to complete every...single...achievement in the game for a pink pony.. Im just not doing it. However, give me some points to spend on a fluff piece of costume gear and Im all over it. ya..thats my rant for the day Im really glad to see MMO's starting to "get it". Gamers like to be rewarded, often. They like customization and individuality. Anything else is all stick and no carrot.