I admit "This is dumb" was overly hostile. Sorry, Systar.
I still stand by my words, though. Roleplaying is about writing and telling a story, at least for me. OOC achievements don't matter. If you want to integrate them, I'm fine with it, but I don't act like people who do so have any more of a right to do so then people who haven't earned 'em OOC. For example:
I think Eldanesh has the same right to be the 'conquerer of Naxxramas' then anyone else.
I think someone who doesn't PVP or PVE at all has the same right to RP a powerful character, and the same legitimacy to roleplay one, as a gladiator does.
Hey, I really appreciate that. And, I actually agree with you. What I was saying was that I've incorporated game MECHANICS into my ROLEPLAY. It's something I like to do. Systar is a warrior, so her utilities are limited to warrior tactics. Of course, I emphasize what traits my characters have, because I'm a creative player and enjoy finding loopholes to fill in. All that I said was that's how I play, but it's not how I expect others to play.
I just wanted to point out that there can be some major benefits in understanding your class at level cap. Especially if you're into adventure and fighting roleplay, like I am. Understanding my classes gives me a better idea of how I wish to shape my characters.
Achievements, quests, and PvP/PvE play are separate from my point, but since we're looking at those too, I will address how I see it. I really enjoy incorporating quest events, PvE/PvP achieves, and encounters into Vanstern's roleplay. It's very fitting for him. I also draw off of different quests that he's done to retell them during pub/drunk RPs. I don't do this for all my characters. I certainly don't do it with Systar! She's the least heroic character ever!
The point is, it's an untapped resource of information and possible character development. For some, it may even be a completely different approach to roleplay that they may like to try. It's not like I'm saying it's more valid than any other roleplay style, which is why the whole "this is dumb" comment really offended me. Especially since you and I have RPed together and enjoyed it!