The warlords that the privates battle are much lower levels than them. They still have a chance to win, and if they do, the private gets rewarded majorly for it. If they lose, they dont lose much at all because they lost to a high ranked player.
I am not happy either i completely agree i am battling first age warlords that are ina range of my level of 80 through 90 i am level 90. Then we have people with jade gear spam shields etc. and storm they always keep on using wild bolt and they have super high strength. i am very frusturated now my rank is below 400. i dont spam shields or have high defense saying that i am ice. balance mana burns way too often this one battle i didnt even get to attack because mana burns. I only like fighting death and fire since they dont do things in a unfair manner. life heals after every attack!