You’re saying that 2 weeks after a rank reset, one month an half after a boost reset (many players only put back their boosts a couple of weeks ago), and you’re ONLY 500 down from where you were previously. Seriously, currently you’re sitting in the worst possible bracket (library/sphere), and you’re likely still fighting guys who are in the 7000 range! It used to take only a few days for the top players to climb back to their previous rank, but now, the top of the ladder is totally crowded, and there’s no real incentive to climb back up fast. So my suggestion is: don’t do anything fast. Wait until you get closer to the end of the month to see how things are shaping up. Sure enough, I would not expect the same rank as before. Don’t forget that there’s also tons of players who had boosted totally wrong dinos as they were climbing up (other than their top 8) and likely were happy to get all those boosts back, while if you were boosting carefully, yours boost may have only came back from your 8 dinos. So sure enough, some players now have more boosts available to them, than your own pool. So, basicaly, before you commit to anything costly, wait until the end of the month and see where you end up.