non-reboot allways did ''faster speedruns" don't know what math you talk about
and you can see people without frenzy/fs dont even bother now go more then 272
reboot by nature of farming got kannas with higher lvl that helps them in non-reboot not many got them so it's mostly on frenzy
i think msea took them down for update aswell and said they will add them back
and i belive nexon wants to make it new a bit better and more expensive coupons for 250+
i dont argue you should read aswell some maplers wanted split on ranking
when ranking are allready splited to reboot/non-reboot and both
its all about that "both" that its only extra and shouldnt be that big of a issue (discord bot can do same )
Even if a person is f2p and earnestly farms in normal server, they cannot keep up with reboot server. As the above person says, no matter how much we pay to win (frenzy, firestarter, whatever else) we will still not keep up.
As for the ranking, ever since the release of reboot in KMS, it has been a separate ranking because they understand the servers are playing under entirely separate playing fields. Every server as far as I am aware has a separated reboot ranking. The only exception being GMS
non-reboot can do much faster
but to achieve that needs $$$$ (why marvel/philo/dmt its "popular"?)
its only about time when they fix 3x/2x coupons and see non-rebooters rates explode (if non-rebooters still baits for that $$$)
also you compare kms and gms when it's like non-reboot and reboot like you say
after all still why all that matter when you got your own non-reboot ranking ?
If we're going to go off of what people's mindset is doing to gameplay, I guess we might as well just remove party play entirely too.
Ranking affecting a mindset does not mean it affects gameplay. Just as the solo meta does not directly affect party play.
It merely makes people avoid certain things. Don't blame rankings for something the players are doing to themselves.
Edit: The better comparison would be that you don't remove solo play because of solo meta.
Just like you don't remove rankings because of player's mindset.
Pretty poor analogy... people choose to train solo because it's more efficient. Party play is something that people may find fun still. People don't "choose" to be on combined/split rankings, they're forced into whatever Nexon decides on.
While party play vs solo is a choice of gameplay and efficiency, combined rankings is not a choice and has an effect on the mindset of non-reboot training and the toxic comparisons from reboot players that feel "superior." Even without toxic comparisons, seeing players that put in equal amounts of time to reach exponentially higher levels is just demoralizing for non-reboot players.
In KMS a guy in a non-reboot world beat reboot to the first spot of getting 275 so keep the rankings to give the non-reboot guys the fire they need.