Perhaps there's just no one that low doing arenas. This is not all there is to the matchmaking. So I don't know what you're talking about when you say you can't say anything bad about dark souls 2 matchmaking arena. I'll still invade with souuls because they're super atena to use, but I just couldn't make the arena work when people with buffed katanas and rapiers were hitting almost as hard as I was.
You won't get matched quickly, if my experience with the arena is of any indication.
DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin The blood arena searches for opponents of your lvl for the first seconds. But then if it doesn't. I'm just wondering. Because I've decided to try out my SL 30 character in the arena with k SM and it seems like I'm being paired up with.