Faction rank should change as a character's points change. If they have 10 points then they are rank 10 and if they go down to 9 points they should immediately become rank 9. The current system is slow (takes a day or until server down to update rank) and the points don't even match the rank half of the time (I have a character who has 2 points and is rank 10?). Also, this change would perhaps increase the value of obsolete "normal" artifacts. For example, if a player who has 10 points loses a point and goes to rank 9 then they won't be able to wear their rank 10 faction armor until they gain another point. Now many would complain about that but they could always just put that "normal" ornament of the magician on instead of the fancy mana regen 3 faction one until they get their points back up. Just my two cents on faction points. There definitely needs to be something changed about this old bugged out system.