OK, another day, another report. More people reporting it on Reddit and I just noticed my rank drop by three today.
The odd thing now is it’s ignoring live chars with well over 15k fame. I know this as I can see it in the char select. Notice the Bards and Sorcs. Those are my two chars with over 15k base fame. But you can also see my other Bard and Sorc, which according to the game have only achieved 3 and 4 quests respectively.
It’s not because of the ~200 fame you can get deducted, because the old way of working it out boosted you through the first 225 or so fame. My Sorc has over 17k fame so there’s no way that can account for it. And the game thinks I haven’t even achieved 5k base fame on Bard, an even greater discrepancy.
Playing either 15k char briefly raises my rank until I switch to another char again – visible in game and in my rank history which is looking ever more ridiculous.