I say we go back to the original wow model for prestige and favor gain. Every week the system tallies your total estimated favor. If you are ranked higher in your cluster than your prestige ranking would predict, you gain in prestige. If you are lower, you go down in prestige. R40 people would have to finish top 10 to keep R40 level
I wouldn't mind that, except the gear better be Relic with awesome synergy crystals that matches, if not, beat highest raid tier of raid gear.