Currently (as at U143), the game's Crime Spree Rank Spread lobby filtering code behaves in a rather bizarre way - for example, selecting a rank spread filter of 200 does not actually prevent lobbies with ranks below 200 from appearing which adds noise and defeats the very purpose of the filter.
Instead, the game sets the filter to
(Current Crime Spree Rank) - (Crime Spree Rank Spread filter value), which is nonsensical (e.g. if you have a rank of 123 and you specify 100, the filter restricts the search to 23 and above instead of 100 and above. WTAF, OVK?). Specifying filter values above your current Crime Spree rank causes the filter to behave as though it was set to Any (i.e. 0 and above).
This mod modifies the Crime Spree Rank Spread filter to disregard your current Crime Spree rank (because unlike reputation levels and Infamy ranks, abilities are not locked or otherwise hindered by low Crime Spree ranks) and do exactly what you would expect it to - filter out lobbies with ranks below the specified level. Now you can power level your Crime Spree rank to your heart's content.
If you are thinking to yourself that this is going to somehow cause more inexperienced players to join high Crime Spree rank lobbies, realize that nothing has actually changed in that regard. Such lobbies are already visible in the base game, even without this mod being installed. This mod only reduces noise by filtering out lobbies with ranks that you (may) find irrelevant to you.
Installation of the mod is straightforward - simply install the mod the same way as any other BLT mod. No configuration is necessary.
Notes and limitations
- Due to the way this mod has been implemented, it may inadvertently interfere with other mods that hook the same
- If this does indeed occur for you, please let me know the name(s) of the other mod(s) so I can work around the issue
0.0.1 / revision 1: - Initial release