It has recently been brought to my attention that some people want a Clan Arena style mode a’la RA3 built into Painkiller. Not only do I think this would be a mistake, I think it would degrade the gameplay in this game.
Painkiller is a game with so much depth, focusing on armor, health, and ammo control. Each map has limited supply of these items, which in turn makes them a very crucial part of the gameplay. This promotes a very defensive game with offensive aspects.
A Clan Arena mode would remove all of this depth from the game and add nothing. Sometimes people just want to jump around and senselessly frag, not having to pay in mind this depth, but that’s what we have CS for, right? =)