For those of us who have a great many games already (such as myself, HHH, etc..) will we start at a higher level, such as 40 or whatever? Or does all of this start from the beginning?
I put a great deal of thought into this, in fact. I was very close to making a section on it in the blog post.
In the end, I feel the right decision is to start everyone at level 1*. Some people have been playing since 2008, and if the points were given out for every game played there would be tons of people who basically started out already done leveling.
The fun is really in the journey, not the destination. Think about the last RPG you played -- did you have more fun after you were max level, or while you were leveling up?
This would also make it impossible for new players to compete.
*: This is not entirely true. Some things *will* carry over from before 2.0 and award points. But it's the exception rather than the rule. More on this will be announced later.