This has devolved into arguments over two separate mindsets on how skins and stuff are perceived.
One side is saying it is content, another is arguing it is a badge of honor.
Neither is wrong, but neither is exclusively right.
Its not Legit content in the way of locking off an entire new hunter or monster strictly to being a reward to only people who can place in Gold. But its not just some piddly little thing.
But that is how it is SUPPOSED to work. Cosmetics gained from playing PvP in a ranked scenario, are supposed to inspire envy, and thereby push a person to their limits, and potentially beyond, learning from past mistakes and upcoming accomplishments to become a better player. With enough experience, time, patience and help, ANYONE can become good enough to place Gold, it just requires ALL of those. Simple as that.
On the matter at hand, I completely agree with the thought that it would be awesome to see some ranked play cosmetics. Exactly as said too. Weapons or something universal across all characters, like a ‘badge’ slot or something.Then add some really bad ass Badge item for ranking high enough, and each new tier could be a new variant of that badge. Like Rank Bronze is like Halo’s low level Difficulty icon, then Rank Silver gets a dagger, Rank Gold gets both daggers on it, then Rank Plat (or whatever the correlation is to this) Gets the skull. You know, something to denote, without detracting.
I would honest to god drool over that shit. Goliath already looks a bit like Godzilla, just add some alterations to his color scheme, bingobangobongo done.