Got my PS4 trophy for it during the first Valor weekend, won’t ever touch it again except when required by campaigns.
Writs are nice, orbs are nice, but playing that mode just isn’t worth those rewards. They’d have to be tossing out handfuls of books of deeds or imperials for me to suffer through it.
It was bad enough when it just started as a lobotomized version of old Arena; now that thousands of teams have cycled through the match-ups it’s basically equivalent to doing pvp/GW and seeing the eye-rolling familiarity of Life & Death, Weaver, Selenus teams and the like.
I just don’t think there’s any configuration of Arena that would be fun for me if the primary ‘theme’ of it is “strip away everything you spend years working to unlock and attain”. If other people find that enjoyable more power to 'em but it’s regrettable to me that there’s usually more complexity in figuring out the scoring guide for World Events than there is in an entire mode of the game.