As I’ve mentioned before in relation to stats, I’d rather be feared by name than by number. That said, that’s simply not enough for those people insistent on some sort of progression model.
So I propose replacing the half-arsed, borderline insulting stat tracking system with something that’s both suitable to the era and rewarding to the perseverant. As opposed to the current system which is both jarringly ugly and rewarding to the lucky and spiteful.
Badges will be awarded for such things as winstreaks, victory on each of the duelling maps, fisticuffs and mastery of a class. Each badge will be upgraded with more lavish detail as a new record is attained. Encouraging players to excel and wear their achievements with pride and honour.