I am a daily visitor in the arena, trying to understand the whole system behind it.
Playing since the beginning of this year, so far I understand that the amount of trophies decide the offered contestants. But thats about it.
I apologize in advance if this post reads partly as whinging or complaining. Since I cannot speak one cannot hear that this seems as a matter of fact to me.
My current attack team is formed like this:
957 (3*) Blazing Phoenixfire
944 (3*) Gloomleer
915 (3*) Driftcleaver
898 (3*) Trügrit (I REALLY love the German Name Ächtermümm)
787 (3*) Tuffnut Junior (this just replaced my 771 2*-Anveil)
So this team makes up 4501 in strength.
My defense team is supported by my Anveil and sums up to 4312 in total.
A friend of mine playing the game since the first day stated that this is a nice team considering playing for about 4 to 5 weeks.
I have learned by experience this numbers are not absolute values. You can get smashed easily by 2thousandsomething teams with up to 3 dragons - if the team is setup right.
When I check the arena rarely I see defense teams lower than 5500 - which is still far stronger than mine. Sometimes I do not bother about the streak and go attacking these teams no matter if they smash mine or not.
Yes the one or the other battle has been won - with a handful of trophies. I well know I am putting myself out this way as bait for the stronger player for revenge. Which picks up well over 100 trophies from me.
Bravery seems not to be honoured so far.
I can well wait until others have taken so many trophies from me that I can see teams well under my level for regaining trophies and keep the arena level (copper II).
Slaughtering weak teams does not seem to be a heroic action, to me at least it doesn’t. I rather consider it frustrating.
Generally it is not really motivating to get only teams offered I know I will wiped away within a few rounds.
I do not know if the last update on the Arena takes some more time to have effect (and no, my second name is definitley not Patience) for a more fair pairing of contestants or not.
I also apologize for any spelling and grammar errors in this text, my native language is German, not English.