they have made constructive changes on the first four arenas, i didnt notice anything on the fifth nor did notice inactive players health dropping this time like i have seen in the past. but i disagree with you on one point, this past arena at least for zombie slayer the start time was fairly beneficial for most and there was still very few active players, so i think a majority of players are joining for xp and hoping thier name doesnt come up on the fight list and they score rewards for doing nothing. I put in a request for much better randomness on the fight list. four hours into arena, and i had 11 of the same 15 as another person on my list, which is way too much for coincidence. It shows inactive people not being brought to the fight list and the same people on everyones list. (which also leads to tremendouse sniping). It would be better to have more randomness and that would lead to less sniping until the population of the arena dwindles to the point where you cant escape being on two peoples fight list.