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Think Piece: RANKISM! iCoastie

Rankism! Everyone has an opinion on it! Some have more hardened positions than others. When it comes down to it, there seems to be two prevailing sides. You’re either for it, or against it! How profound right? Jokes aside we got some interesting opinions on this subject. Especially taking into consideration, the increased payouts in Organized Crimes as of late and why that has directly led to the resurgence of rankism. So without further ado, let’s get into it!

Beginning with the more pragmatic side; some feel that once you attain a certain rank it’s owed to you and is part of the game. Just rank up and then you can do it yourself to make a little extra scratch on the side. There seems to be a prevailing thought amongst a good portion of the community that you must ‘earn’ your way into the game over time. With ranks being so important experience wise, why would you not flaunt your status as a Don to make each organized crime just a little more profitable?
“Because it’s ruining the game!”, some from the more socialistic side may say. Which, to be fair, seems to be the ‘go to’ argument when people don’t get their way these days. Does this issue have credence with that statement though? Let’s dig deeper.

The main issue most would agree is the lack of influx of newer players into the game. With the OC prices increasing for overhead across the board, and especially for the driver. Would that not directly affect the newer bootleggers? Would that not make it more difficult than it already is to build wealth in the game? Personally, I don’t believe this to be the case. It’s not difficult to save up a few hundred thousand dollars just playing the game naturally. By then, it is possible to of stolen at the very minimum, one Duesenberg to lower the overhead costs for your first Organized Crime. From there, reach out and try to make some connections.

The main crux, if you were to ask me, is the boundary. There isn’t a defined limit on rankism for Organized Crimes. When can you start demanding more? How much more? When can you start requiring only a certain rank and above? Is it left up to that person’s individual discretion? Should logic play a role? Should there be a minimum disparity in rank?

So many questions that you must answer for yourself. All I can ask is that you remember that we all die, and everyone is low ranked at one point including yourself. Maybe it is fair to want a little more for yourself, maybe it isn’t. Either way, let’s all just do each other a favor and increase our communication to ensure everyone is on the same page and maybe just maybe, be a little more reasonable… We here at the buzz want to keep this conversation going, so please feel free to comment below and tell us what YOU think about rankism! COOOOOAAAASSSSSSTTTTIIIIIEEEEEE OUUUUUTTTTTT!!!!