I've had the idea of creating a webgame for a while now, and as it becomes more and more accurate i started playing around with Symfony 2.0.
First question :
it seems that it is recommanded to use Doctrine2 (ORM) to manipulate database with Symfony, but i'll feel more comfortable with pure SQL. Am i wrong ?
Second question :
The game i'm thinking of is somewhat a kind of RPG, with the classic character, stats, inventory, etc.
I have some notions of SQL, and i'm improving my knowledge of it at school right now (though i deplore they only teach us oracle environment), but there's a point i need to discuss : How would you modelise the character's inventory ? Is a noSQl databse (mongoDB) usefull here ?