Spartacus has been in beta for about 5 days now . It’s the perfect solution for players who don’t like fighting in the Arena but would like the rewards and benefits. With the right settings you can achieve decent results. One player has already received all of the Damage Dealer and View from the Top achievements!
I’ve only done manual Arenas and still have a ways to go. My theory for trying so hard now is that there are still players in the Arena. If things don’t change, I predict that weaker players will slowly drop off and only the strong will be utilizing the feature. It may be more difficult in the future to come in 1st place.
Spartacus can’t really help with the other achievements. Zynga is the only one who can help us and that's my strategy. Whining about their ridiculousness could maybe lead to change! It’s very frustrating to see these.
The best settings to get the most 1st place finishes are to attack the player with the most points and to attack until stamina is gone. For more details on using Spartacus go here. Team Spockholm has done a great job in improving this Spocklet and as soon as I stop caring about Respect, I plan to use it.