after prestiging you should be able to change the color of your name in the lobby. after one prestige, you unlock one color. after the second prestige you unlock another and you can change them as you unlock more
- Extra create-a-class slots. (Similar to WaW)
- Extra prestige challenges (Similar to MW2)
- Integration with the site, similar to the integration found with the green toned boards of WaW.
I think that should do it in terms of rewards. Like you stated Vahn, exclusivity does not go hand in hand with prestige in terms of weapons and content along those lines. I am all for the traditional elements returning.
Finding something for this is difficult as once so many people prestige the reward you get for prestiging becomes less of a reward as everyone has it. That is why gun camos would be good but eventually become boring and unwanted so i don't suggest doing this.
Maybe something like when you prestige you get a code for say $1 or less off of DLC. Would be difficult to implement but would mean people would play the game more trying to get up to $10 off DLC, which I'm guessing is what you want. Yes you will probably lose money but this is only a brief idea.
Maybe deeper character customisation the further you go into prestige. Start off with limited options and then by 10th you will have maybe 100 different combinations.
Maybe the ability to unlock something here on the site (If there is stat linking of course) IDK what it could be but I'm just throwing things out there.
I dont see how prestige having an unlock the rest dont have as un-balancing the game. Everyone has the option to do it if they want to, it's like saying having different weapons at level 50 compared to level one un-balances the game....
But hey i always prestige just for the slots and to avoid boredom so havin anythin else like camo's etc is a bonus.