Please do something turbine, I'm watching literally years of my hard work being completely devalued. I like to walk around on both sides and have people immediately respect my effort as a player when they click on me and see my rank. For opponents to stop for a second and second guess whether they really want to attack me. and to make an informed decision based on both my rank and the ranks of all nearby, whether they feel they can win or whether they should retreat etc... how can my opponents get a fair idea of what fight they're getting when they have a choice between supposedly equal ranks but one player farmed for a few hours and I have literally months of ./played in the moors. I equally used to love seeing a new high rank on server, immediately respect that he will be a strong opponent and certainly a transfer of note. My heart would go a little faster at the prospect of trying my skill against such an opponent, my competitive spirit would rise. and the resulting fight would be fantastic. Nowadays I see a new high rank and 90% of the time he's a rank-farmer... he dies horribly and I feel cheated, Where was the worthy fight? The thrill of fighting a high rank is gone... Turbine please bring the excitement back! Rank matters way more than just the advantages you can get (though that matters too)
also considering how many responses this has and the completely overwhelming support it's gotten I would like to see an official response. If nothing else moves you, how about the fact that this is so serious, players from both creep AND freepside have united behind this cause. How often does that happen turbine?
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