I continue to see a great deal of angst over arena dropping. I have absolutely no idea why people consider it somehow ‘unfair’. Arena dropping has many legitimate purposes. Usually if I am arena dropping, that is not my goal, it’s just a side effect. My goal is to get used to playing certain creatures that I don’t currently use on my arena team, mostly in advance of advantage tournaments. Why does anyone have a problem with that? Yes, eventually I’ll go back up and beat some teams in the process. But I am also LOSING to teams on the way down. You are just as likely to get a free win from me as you are battling me on the way back up. I can’t just magically put myself in the Library, I have to DROP to the library, or wherever I end up.
I agree that it’s bad sportsmanship to start a battle and ghost out, but I never do that. I get the battles over as quickly as possible.
Once I find the balance point, I’m going to stay there until I’m ready to put my A team in. Personally, I try to upgrade the team slowly and take some time to climb, but even if I put in my best team, I am going to take out a handful of teams, just like I gave trophies to a handful of teams on the way down.
Arena dropping is not a violation. It isn’t even an unfair tactic. It’s simply the only way to test out a team of dinosaurs against other teams of equal strength. I have no idea why that’s such a huge problem. Lots and lots of issues that should be addressed in this game, this is NOT one of them.