The best way to gain these new ranks is by not even trying. Edit as you normally would. Then, when you get a new rank, enjoy it. It will be something to be proud of. When you do large edits for the sake of ranks, it doesn't have the same feel to it as earning it fair and square, or the surprise of finding the new rank on your page suddenly.
I do too. There is so much potential with it, like 10 random players or 10 friends getting together to go through a season of ETN. Some on Discord are saying that they want to make their own characters, and some like the idea of using avatars of the OGs (Original Guests). Some want an online game, some want an app. Going off of the app, if that happens, some want VR or ARG (Augmented reality game) while others want a regular game version. I can't wait! One more week!