Not everyone cares about rank. I think it is a stupid/flawed and therefore exploited system. I'm just a Skull and I don't care because I can hold my own and I know that. That's all that matters. When every game you play you have friend invites because
A) You had a good time
B)You help them reach their new highest round
C)They take constructive critism well and learn from mistakes by asking questions and actually listening and trying what you suggest. Or them watching my screen (or anyone's) after they had bled out and picked up a few tricks while doing so.
D) Epic saves. Everybody loves epic saves. From bones to shotguns. Someone that will run a train and not attempt a pick up... Not a great team player in my opinion. If someone can be saved someone should try and a little communication is all you need.
I must admit however that those shotguns do look nice and I have contemplated trying to get them on a new account, but that just doesn't seem right. Especially since I have posted several times on how people should also not worry about rank. If you got the skill people will recognize it and play with you regardless. Lol. Right Cate ;)?
If I quote Jimmy Z, the rank reflects how good you are playing right now.
And not knowing before that kills and downs are significant in your rank, it would take a big effort to get the max rank shotgun sort of to catch up unless you create a new account.
Anyway, I don't see much big difference in players skill with rank skulls, skull with knife and shotguns. Legit shotguns rank players tend to survive longer though.