The status game mechanic is used most commonly in online games because it is about the popularity of the player and their status. This can be seen by titles that a character owns, a mount, a level, or gear. There are few games that allow you to obtain really powerful gear because you own a current account that has got you these items which automatically proves that you have a status. Like in World of Warcraft, there are Heirlooms which make your game play much easier at lower levels. These can be obtained through your higher levelled character by either buying them in stores or winning them from certain events.