I hit rank 1 as Killer and now I don't know why I should keep playing competitively... ideas?
So I consider myself a competitive gamer, I always prefer ranked and competitive queues over casual in any online multiplayer game, and I've been playing DBD for about 2 months now (I've had the game for over a year but only just got into it). It's the first time I've ever hit the highest rank possible in a game, and the competitive side of gaming that I enjoy, specifically for this game has now reduced drastically. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy the game, and I still have a lot of work to do if I want to p3 all my killers, but the drive to want to climb, to do better, to get better, now feels like it has gone. I know it's been stated before, and there's probably been other threads about it, but now that I've hit rank 1, what more is there for me to gain? There's no reward system, there's no killer leader board to climb, and if I want to play more relaxed than usual and I end up de-pipping, all I have to do is play 1-3 good rounds and I'm back at the top rank.
I enjoy having something to strive for in competitive games, more specifically, something that shows improvement, or skill or even prestigious, but with no end of season rewards, no form of survivor and killer leaderboard to compare your abilities with other killers, nothing, what point is there to wanting to maintain that rank, to climb all over again? Don;t get me wrong, I will have goals to climb back to rank 1 each season, and I will enjoy playing the game, but what is there really to keep me bothering to climb back up there? I don;t consider bloodpoints and leveling up characters as a suggestion because that has nothing to do with your rank or how good you are, it is simply grinding/farming and can be done at any rank. With the recent opening of the in-game store, I feel now would be a better time than ever to at least implement some kind of prestigious ranked rewards such as a cosmetic item (obviously something viable and doesn't clash with the current bloodweb prestige system. I wouldn't call that an optimal idea, but at least it would be something.
What are your thoughts? What would you like to see in regards to adding more value and prestige to reaching certain ranks?
And what would your suggestions be to try and currently bring back my competitive drive for the game (given that I have no interest in becoming a rank 1 survivor)?