I have seen quite a few times on W101 what can happen in the arena: People can go INSIDE of the ring. Is this normal? I'm just wondering. Is it some sort of glitch? Cuz one time I teleported to someone inside of the ring, then the battle was over. The winner stayed in his place, and then there was a countdown. I think I was brave enough to go there. Then I lost.
Yeah, it's normal. From what I can think/gather, players go in there because it's probably the only reminiscent of the old arena (when you could just walk in and battle other players for fun/when ranked didn't exist).
NOTE: I'm not a beta tester of Wizard101 (sadly), but from what I've seen from pictures on the site, and on some youtube videos, that seems like the most logical explanation (even though I have no idea how to get in there without porting).