Hi, I'm writing per feedback of the new MCC progression system that will be implemented in the near future. With ranks going seasonal, I want you guys to please keep in mind that most (if not all) competitive players pour their time into the game solely to obtain the 50 with the ring behind it. The ranks with their emblems in this game a huge status symbol amongst the community. Halo 2's ranking system is already very slow and tedious, and it takes most high-level players an entire season (4 months) to even obtain a rank above 44. If the season resets this status emblem for players, the community will be very frustrated and angry with it because it will feel like they've been robbed of their time and effort. If the progression system is to be implemented, please ensure that the previous seasonal ranks will be honored, and the all-time Max rank of the player will be honored as well. I know I read this is the MCC notes, but I'm writing to you guys to really stress this point. Almost everybody in the community hates having their rank reset, and this is partly due to the fact that Halo 2 ranking system is extremely difficult to rank up in. It was not designed to be blended into a seasonal method, but a permanent one. Therefore, obtained the high rank may now become next to impossible, and there will be no true skill stratification each season. The skill spectrum will just be convoluted even towards the end of each season because ranking progression is so slow.
Therefore, I wanted to summarize with two points: The first one is Halo 2 ranking system was designed to be permanent and non-seasonal. If you want to implement seasonal, then please inflate the points per win/loss so skill spectrum can be stratified within a period that matches the season length. Secondly, the impetus behind playing MCC for most competitive players is their rank with their shiny emblem. It gives people a sense of accomplishment and honors their social status in the community. If ranks are going to be reset, then previous season ranks need to be preserved in a proper method, and a players all-time Max rank needs to be displayed on their career where it currently is or underneath the Seasonal rank. It needs to be designed in a way so it doesn't lose it's value and blow away into the void of insignificance. People pour hours in the game for their ranks, and I promise you most people will be very angry with their Max ranks aren't honored in a proper method when you click on their profile. Those are my 2 cents. Thanks so much for reading through this, I hope it will help the developers and influence their decisions. Cheers!