I used to play heaps of Arena on 1.0.7 and was really saddened when it got nerfed to irrelevance in 1.0.8.
It’s now 1.0.9 and at level 207 I’m regularly playing against guys in the 500’s and 600’s.
I have 1 40/40 weapon and 8 level 10 cities. I’m assuming that these players have all the 40/40 weapons, all level 10 cities and most are probably 5 star.
Whilst I can totally understand why no-one below level 500 would bother playing, this really makes for unbalnced play and creates an incredibly negative playing experience.