I was thinking of making a list of friendly forum members and not attacking each other in arena. Last night I intentionally avoided SandSeven in the rank ~100 since I learned a lot from his videos and thought I owed him. Then I thought it could be a huge benefit if I had a friend list to avoid attacking each other in arena.
For those in the top rank as 1-50, most of the people you'll be facing may be forum members. I wouldn't suggest doing the same thing there, but at least for those who are out of 50 this will make the life easier.
I'm sitting in the arena rank 90-150 most of the time, so feel free to add me as your friend and send a message so I can add you back. Else you can post a reply here if you're ranked high enough, and I'll add you.
Wanna know a little tip?
When you're trying to gain ranks in arena use the friend list as a scout tool. Not like a, what formation are you running? scout tool but a 'Are you online right now so you can retaliate within the next 20 mintues?' tool.
example) In the top 100 you can only challenge +5 from your current position. Thus, 6 and beyond opponent X will have to challenge 1 person and THEN you. Add your first opponent to your buddy list and then if they are offline ATTACK! Once beaten quickly gain a few more spots ahead to be out of range of opponent X.
I don't know if I'm getting it. Why would you want to get out of the range of opponent X?
They have you on recording. A smart player will use this to their advantage. They can see if you're running a SD ninja, a revitalized mage, an enfeeble combo, etc.
It may not be much but knowing a little more about your opponent can really help in some cases.
By getting out of range of opponent X they can't utilize that info against you.
Okay that makes sense.. I was just changing my formation to leverage "X's knowledge on me' if he has previously challenged me.
After 21 rerolls and failing to get a decent talent on my ninja yesterday.. it will be really tough for me to break into top 100.
Once your good enough to be in top 50 in arena things change I haven't been bumped lower then 25 once I got into top 20.eveeyone has high level revitalize or sd destruct and SMs with revitalize though so without that you won't stay top 50