Hmph. I've been reading a number of posts (both here and at my school's VF4 BBS) about cheating your way to the top of the rankings, simply by using two memory cards and a little copy-file cleverness. I'm wondering: How many people have done this, and what has it gotten you? The problem I have with cheating the system is thus: You're not only hurting your own reputation (for the embarrassment you'll get when someone who EARNED their rank trounces your ass), but you get nothing out of it in return. The whole purpose of the game's ranking system is to provide a definite measurable quantity that represents your skill as a Virtua FIghter. If someone is better than you are, they'll most likely be ranked higher. What do you get for faking a rank? That extra-special 100-win item that your skills are too pathetic to earn otherwise? Don't cheat the CPU just so you can get pretty stuff to wear. Once you tire of it and start losing to actual people, you'll just get demoted again anyway. (Unless, of course, you cheated all the way up to Emperor level and can't get demoted, in which case you have so much free time that VF4 rankings should be your least concern.) Just think of the embarrassment: "Man, I just saw The Emperor lose to a guy at 9th kyu... talk about rough..."