Ok. So recently I restarted to wonder about ranks.
To veterans out there, if you do still recall, there was actually exhilaration and admiration to anyone who had good ranks back in the day, ESPECIALLY since there was the green rank glitch.
Bronze and silver were already rare, diamonds were only available to a select few.
Now, it's possible to get diamond very easily, with a measly 8,000 rank. In order to increase replayability, I recommend we either revamp the ranks, or simply add new ranks.
Aside from the idea of simply increasing req of diamond to like, 100,000 rank for good difficulty, I have come up with some stuff.
1st. Addition of more ranks, while shifting diamond way up high.
Gold - 4k
And so on..
Yeah..you get the idea.
However, this will cause a stairway-to-heaven effect on players, where they are required to climb to the stars, which proves exhaustive to many.
The idea is to fragmentalise the rank system. Ever noticed te many jut-outs from the diamond plate? What if..8-k rank gave you only a piece of the diamond? To get the full diamond piece, u gotta keep earning skill to eventually fully convert your entire plate into diamond. Bear in mind that the rank plate will seem wholly colourful with all the golds silvers and diamond fragments all over.
However, this is real messy and can require quite a big deal of reprogramming. Not likely, but still an idea.
Basically the ranks come in sets. So the first set is green to diamond. The second set is blue to plasma, etc.
Blue (same shape as Green) 12k
After a series of ranks, we get to the recolours.
Dark green -105k
Dark Bronze -125k (notice the exponential curve and these ranks should have an outer purple glow to give the OOMPH rather than a boring colour.)
Dark Diamond -250k
The best part?
Upon ATTAINING Dark Diamond (the req can be adjusted by SkyVu, not necessary to be 250k), a
SET OF DARK DIAMOND SKINS (like the gold skin set) will be available to be purchased.
I strongly recommend these skins to be joules (2,500,000) for a start. After all, it's the joule counterpart for the gold skins. Although the burden of cost is not exactly equal to 1,710 gas, the rank pre-requisite saves SkyVu with the inspiration for players to achieve 250,000 rank or higher.
Introduction of DECAY system:
As many of us have experienced, after attaining diamond we never drop again. At least never back to green unless you reset it or somehow play very un-diamond like. That's why i suggest the DECAY system, where upon entering the DARK zone, your rank decays.
Dark Green (-170 rank per day of not playing)
Dark Diamond (-300 rank per day of not playing)
This will urge players to play the game to get those dark diamond skins / personal achievement.
And this is where the battle bears gold server notifications for your phone actually play a part in.