I know you can get gold when you level up but that's not the kind of linking I'm talking about. I want to be able to see my avi in Summer Springs. And for those that don't have a gaia account or don't wish to link, they can make an in-game avi that they can personalize in keeping with the game's "every town's unique" selling point. Heck, even if you just put an in-game customizable avi in the game I'd be happy. In the storyline you're an actual person and you see everyone else who lives in your town, except yourself, so why not have a little "you" that you can see walking around too.