Meaningful rank reset could affect Perks, Offerings, Addons & Items?
The way rank reset currently works the only thing that happens is that players loose some progress in the Killer or Survivor rank.
All Perks, Offerings, Addons & Items remain.
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What is the point of the rank reset?
Based on the available information it seems that the idea is to reset the progress of Killer and Survivor rank back a few levels so the game experience can be more balanced.
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Why is it bad for the gameplay experience that players are allowed to stockpile Offerings, Addons & Items?
From my point of view one of the core issues for game balance is that rare and ultra rare items can be stockpiled by players who hit 50 and do not decide to Prestige or already reached Prestige 3 and 50.
Special events that grant bonus Blood Points further allow dedicated players to gather more Very and Ultra Rare Items, Addons and Offerings.
As a result Very and Ultra Rare Items, Addons and Offerings are available in abundance.
Instead of encountering players with Very and Ultra Rare Items once in about 20 matches about every second or third match is affected by them.
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Why perk slot numbers and perk levels matter
As the perks currently work for some of them it makes a huge difference if they are at rank 1 or 3.
When people prestige it makes the game more challenging from levels 1-15 when only limited perk slots are available.
1-4: One perk slot
5-9: Two perk slots
10-14: Three perk slots
15+: Four perks slots
It is not a balanced game experience when players who are equipped with just one, two or three rank one perks face other players who have four rank 3 perks equipped.
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The affect on low medium and low rank players
If the hard core players who have the time to spend several hours a day each week at this game would remain at rank 1 -4 Very and Ultra Rare Items, Offerings, Addons and Perks would not affect the more casual player who would enjoy to remain at rank 10 - 5.
Unfortunately some people intentionally play in a way to lower Killer or Survivor ranks.
Other people may have been inactive at the game and also reach lower ranks.
Because of that it is possible to face players equipped with 4 purple rank 3 Perks, 1 Ultra Rare Ebony Mori and 2 Ultra Rare Add-ons at lower or medium ranks.
That is not a balanced gameplay experience.
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No feeling of progress at Prestige 3 Rank 50
For some one of the main motivations to level up a character may be to unlock Perks.
When players reach Prestige 3 Rank 50 and unlocked Rank 3 of all perks there is nothing left to unlock.
Players then face the choice to either keep playing with that character and stockpile items for their inventory or play another character.
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Suggestion - Rank resets affects Perks, Offerings, Items & Add-ons
Ranks reset could be changed to truly reset the playing field for everyone.
Both Survivor and Killer characters keep all the unlocked Perks but they are reset to rank 1.
Very Rare and Ultra Rare Offerings, Items & Add-ons are removed from the players inventories.
Rare, Uncommon and Green Addons remain.
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- Casual Players should not face Hardcore players with stockpiled Inventory and all Rank 3 Perks when everyone ends up in the same pool after rank reset.
- The ability to bully low rank players with stockpiled Very and Ultra Rare Offerings, Items and Add-ons becomes less frequent.
- Hardcore players who already unlocked all Perks may find a new motivation to play again after rank reset by levelling the Perks up to Rank 3 again.