I was chatting with my wife the other night about how disillusioned I have become about battling in the arena.
We both started playing at the same time, about a month after the game was launched, and I was always a little bit more enthusiastic than her. The fact that I had retired from work and she hadn’t led to me racing ahead in the early days.
We spent ages chatting and comparing our teams over the next 18 months or so, and then with another boost reset I lost interest in arena battling and kind of stalled at about 5000 trophies. I would battle if I had to for my dbi, but other than that I didn’t. I was sick to death of having highly boosted teams that were lower levels than mine beat me time after time. She on the other hand always battles and is still only at around 4800 trophies and has never hit 5000.
Anyway, back to the other nights conversation. I asked her what she was doing and she said battling in the arena. I told her I would be happy never to battle in there again. To which she said “What was the point of the last 2 years and all the boosts you have put on your team then?”. Well I was stumped, and had to stop and think for a while. A couple of days infact, and my answer is that I can now see that it’s all in my mind that I hate the arena so much. It simply is what it is.
When Ludia decided it was time to sell boosts every day last Christmas I should have gotten a different mindset. I should have said well that’s any chance of an even playing field gone now, so I’d better stop hoping to win as often as I lose.
My wife really doesn’t care one bit if she loses. She has a completely different attitude to me, and for that I commend her. I wish I could stop caring whether I win or lose. But until I can master that I will struggle to enjoy the arena experience.