RE: The K Report: Player Incentives [hr] Blaqk gonna show Kithrixx how to really nope someone! [hr] New players are not penalized by this system. New players, in fact, have zero change to them. The fact that you think that rewarding veterans can even remotely seem like a punishment to new players is comical at best. Obviously you're playing the wrong game. NOTD isn't designed to be a masochist's fantasy, it's designed to be fun and rewarding. You already lose lives by gaining rating, in fact I start with and obtain zero throughout the game because of my rating. To subtract a 5% movespeed would penalize everyone including new players who will eventually become veterans. Preaching elitism and newbie tolerance in the same post. You may not think it, and a lot of others wont either, but that is an elitist suggestion. If we went with your idea, then rating would factor into getting invited to organized games. How would you like it if you just unlocked commando, had 1800 rating, and Jercy turned you down from his Nightmare Alpha because your rating sucked? I wouldn't give two shits because I'd just play Photon Cycles with him later, but most people would feel pretty shitty. Your idea would penalize veteran players and make newer players feel shitty. Everyone is okay with aesthetic changes because they're pedantic! I'll be honest, if the only benefit to higher rating was a little doodad to put in your hat, even I would just tank rating. As it stands, before the 5% ms buff, having a high rating was pointless. Now there's incentive. Enjoy it.