It's that time again.... (Arena Rant)
I'm sure we all noticed that the bots have been removed from the arena. Now the original issue is back in full force. Arena has never been fixed. They've only postponed the issue.
The reason why all of this is an issue in the first place is because of Great Hall, and the Arbiter missions revolving around arena progression. Arena being difficult is not the issue. It's an issue because it halts progression in other areas of the game.
Look... How much this issue affects you really depends on how strong your account is, how far you've progressed your great hall, Arbiter missions, ETC.
Even if I win 30 battles in gold 4 arena per day, it will still take about 3 years to max out great hall. If you want arena to be difficult, you can't expect to also be winning like that.
If you are winning dozens of battles per day, that means arena is not hard for you. You can't have it both ways. So are you willing to completely sacrifice your great hall progression in order for arena to be a challenge for you?
The current arena was made for a game that doesn't exist anymore. I'm sure when raid was a brand new game, you could cruise in gold 4 arena with almost any team at all. That game is dead.
I believe that the top tiers of arena should be difficult, but it should not halt progression in other areas of the game. At the same time, there needs to be a grind for great hall and reward incentive.
The solution is to remake the arena system from the ground up. Until then, bots should return to the arena to help players progress.
Visit the thread in the link below to my thread explaining the best arena rework.