This.Have a ranked mode with custom variations allowed. Maybe its own KL. This way the regular ranked/KL isn’t effected.
I would also like a permanent ranked mode (similar to SFV’s ranked mode). There doesn’t need to be any rewards (in fact, I think I’d prefer there not to be) and just let people grind for months/years to climb the ranks. I think you’d get a good pool of people looking for good matches to take seriously, and would help a lot of players improve at the game.
It would certainly need points/tiers to be altered though. You should lose points if you lose in any rank (unless you’re at 0), and there may even need to be sub tiers (Warrior, Ultimate Warrior (lol), etc)
Not sure if this should be with set variations or customs (or switch it on a toggle) but I’d really like to see this. I played SFV for years because of this feature alone... I only stopped because they pooched the netcode and made it even worse.