No, you make a good point. I don’t know if I wrote this before or after the patch notes? Or before I read them or simply didn’t register them, but nonetheless I agree with what you’re saying. An Arena game mode should be optional- as in, completely. A separate entity that adds extras should one want to play it, but no one is punished if they don’t.
I’m probably biased in that mindset, considering I’ve never been big on arenas, though. I only play this one for Glaivedriver, and even though I got all the TP for him last season, I’ve lost a lot of drive this go-round. I think I’ve only gotten 30-40? And it’s really just from lack of trying.
Going off on a tangent there, but my point is that, as with the rest of the game, they shouldn’t be punishing the players if they choose not to utilize a feature. It’s one thing to just not have access to new features, because, you know…they would just be extras one didn’t have before. If you want them, you’ll have to bite the bullet. But don’t take away what we already had.