If this has been asked before, I'm sorry... the search didn't bring up anything useful, and I'm quite enthusiastic about this game. So again sorry if this has been asked before.
I have found this wiki post
, which outlines the ranking system and how it works. That's cool with me. The page mentions that on average it takes five years to reach Elite - now obviously that's in-game time.
What I'm interested in are two questions:
1) How much real-world time does one need to achieve Elite?
Now assuming one plays 1 hour every day (7 days a week), and performs 4 kills in that hour, it would take you 1600 days to reach Elite. That comes down to approx. 4.38 years real-world time
2) Can the numbers stated on the page be tuned up so that the game retains its replay appeal?
I'm asking in case reaching Elite is reached much quicker. I want this game to last.