I have 4 people in my fleet arena constantly interlocking themselves in top 4. It's getting really frustrating as I'm unable to battle any one because they lock each other up.
This is unfair and honestly I would try to contact them but since the payout time is too full all the way up to 4th, they are probably not even gonna be interested in rotating with another person.
Something needs to be done, I'm basically forever doomed to be stuck behind them and no matter how strong my fleet becomes I won't be able to go up against 4 people all by myself. What's worse is that I can't lock myself in 5th either due to the fact that I have noone to battle, everyone is unavailable due to being in combat with one another so I'm literally vulnerable for the last 10 minutes. I know there are others luring around during that payout time as well.
I don't think this is fair by any means, and don't use the argument that I should have joined them sooner because that's not how the game is meant to be played. I wish I would have known sooner that it's possible to collude with other players instead of rightfully fighting to get a good rank, I wish someone would have told me but honestly I don't see why I should forever be locked out of top 4 because I am not part of the cool kids.
I'm sorry but this has to change to ensure a great experience for all players!