Pokemon Go has a lot of things that need a rework, improvements, etc. But one especially... Level 40 or simply leveling.
As you reach level 38 you do not have anything that makes you play to level 40. Hours and hours of playing should be rewarded accordingly (yes, you get a lot of XP, stardust, etc playing that amount of time).
Instead of making the player reach higher levels it seems Niantic wants the player in lower levels. It could be a way of lowering the speed of the development. They won't need to create more levels if the players keep being on 30s. The leveling curve (or curse) is insane, I am about to reach level 38 and in the late months I have been playing a bit less so maybe I could be a bit higher, maybe in 38. However the thing is leveling is hard and has no reward but it is not the main problem, the main problem is keeping this system. Imagine +5 Levels... 5M XP each one? 10-15-20? Whatever. It is not realistic.
Exp. Share: an item for the late game. It could make the curve a bit more reasonable for everyone and Niantic won't need to change the system in the future, also is exp. share, a classic, it should be in the game somehow.
Prestige: it would, in my opinion, be insanely funny (with a little rework for late levels). How it would work? So many ways. You could restart and encounter less powerful pokemon (you would keep yours at the same level), but maybe with better IVs, higher chances for a shiny Pokemon, and also a higher level cap available once you reach level 40 again.
I think exp. share is easier but prestige has a lot of advantages also you can introduce exp. share along with the prestige, even better. No more levels, no more complexity... If Niantic adds more levels it would need a new curve of EXP or they will create a monster. With a level rework most of 40 players will complain for easier leveling... I think prestige is the solution.
-With a reduction of the requirements and introduction of prestige both parts will be pleased, level 40 would achieve prestige 1-2 whatever, with good rewards, and 30s players will see level 40 easier and also they will have a motivation.
-With prestige Niantic won't need to think about a way to introduce more levels, they simply redesign the 40 path in the prestige mode, maybe more XP needed and better, far better, rewards
I think the numbers are not interesting and the players who read this will understand the essence of the idea so I won't waste time in balance.
PRESTIGE METHOD ADDITIONS
Along with the Prestige method it could come so many things...
Some kind of Perks, easier shinies, higher IVs, faster leveling, the possibility of choosing the move of the TM, bonus items in pokestops, bonus items in raids.... If I keep listing I won´t finish.
Better rewards once you reach a new level.
Special avatar or something like that.
One more incubator.
One more time the only limit is imagination, the main thing is the Prestige Idea.
To sum I think Level 40 problem is not a 2017 problem, it will be a 2018 problem, one more for Niantic's list.
I would like to mention that I am not English so please tell me If you see something weird or a bad phrase structure.
Does anyone have any ideas for solving the LV40 problem?