I'm Sorry but I don't agree with resetting the ranks. I would also hate to think what the legal implications could be given that commercial transactions have taken place in order for players to obtain the ranks. At the moment, one of the reasons I am still here is the money I have invested in mineage. If I was to loose the rank and be forced to reinvest I would be gone. I see the merit in what you suggested of everything starting afresh but I am sure that, with careful planning, things could be done right to achieve the outcome of new regular players and revenue stream, without upsetting the current long term players.