There were what, 6 champions before Rangers were around? So that means, every single high level fighter (except DeathLord) was able to see both Rangers and Champs before deciding.Michael wrote: There is no disadvantage, other than the small rank requirement, to being a ranger.
The top fighters have more champs than rangers simply because champions were out long before rangers were. A better question is how many super fighters picked being a champ over being a ranger after both were out? I dont know of any.
Actually, name -one- superfighter who picked being a Ranger over a Champion. Me (if you consider me such)? Elenis (also maybe)?
Also it takes at least 300 ranks to be a decent Ranger. More if you use the morphs and such. I guess that's a small investment compared to the bonus.
That said, I agree with how the tests are done (maximum bonus is family bonus). You see how many seventh circle rangers? One I think?
(FWIW I'm nowhere close to passing 8th.)