The stupid timer in arena has to go or at least extended when a character in the opposite team is defeated. It's annoying having to attack againts a team with Barris and chewbacca! All it does is stall since chew acts decides to take all the damage and the Harris heals him back and it could take almost 2 minutes just to kill him. Other times if they have a count doku his counter attacks or bonus just stall even more! It's so stupid, there's been plenty of times when I'm about to win and then timer runs out, it's so stupid.
You just need to accept that your current PvP team setup isn't strong enough to beat teams stronger than you to advance in rank. It's called character progression. You'll get there eventually.
Also, when you stand five strong against one or two (often times Bariss and/or Chewie, maybe Dooku) and you see the time running out it's frustrating. Because I have to disagree with the "your team simply isn't strong enough if you can't finish in 5 minutes" argument.
If you have a team that would win 9 out of 10 against an opponent without time limit, but draws (aka loses) 5 out of 10 because of the time limit it is frustrating.
I would appreciate some kind of fast forward function for attack animation (like in HoDA).
But you don't have unlimited time, that's the point of the PvP timer.
The goal is to defeat the enemy team within 5 minutes and if you can't then it means you're not strong enough to be fighting that team, or you need to reassess your strategy.
If they started giving you 8 minutes to fight then people would still complain that it's not enough time if they draw and will ask for more, then where will it end?
Not to mention there's a legitimate technical reason why there's a time limit for PvP.
It's because when you engage another player, both of your character records are locked which means nobody can fight you.
How many complaints would people have if they wanted to start an Arena fight but couldn't because someone was engaged in a battle with them for 10+ minutes?
Its only designed to frustrate u to lure u to spend money. There is no reward for moving forward, because everytime u do, it just get 10x harder. Im at level 50 and basically hate this game.
Either have the same team make-up and enjoy knowing you are just as frustrating, or get a FOTP and kill them before they even get a chance to do anything (only time I have run out of time is one round where all ai crit my fotp and he died - also the only time he has died in arena).