I like the Leader Boards. I like trying to at least see my character on them. There are however a few things I don’t like and would like to see avoided in the future.
Categories in the past have rewarded players for using “cheesy” tactics rather then do the challenge as intended. By this I mean activities such as alt farming to get an awesome K/D or Power Leveling and alt to 80 to quickly get 79 expertise points and/or Level 80 Unconquered with little risk. When creating the categories, Funcom should think like the player base and avoid any “How can I cheat the system” tactics.
Rewarding Shards seems nice at first, but deeper it seems like a bad idea. The people that tend to with them are people who really don’t “need” them and will just use them on alt #12 or whatever. Myself I would rather see unique Titles or badges as any reward.
Speaking of Titles, I would really like to see a breakdown of how many players have earned each title.