The Arena offers the ultimate in skill-based competitive play. When entering the Arena [F8], all players have their equipment and character level equalized. A level 20 player, for example, will scale up to be able to compete against a max level player. But if you’re serious about Arena competition, reaching max level should be a priority. The Arena system will match you up with an opponent of similar skill, based on their ranking, to provide the most even and fair competition possible.