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One Armed Bandit
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:13 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Tourney Date: April 8, 2017 (as reported by Stik in his post "April Fools or Death and Taxes?")

ADM Freeze Date: February 25, 2017

Reminder for new and returning players: There is no basic freeze! Basic warriors are classed based on their FE on the date of the tourney.

I don't expect anyone to receive a tourney announcement or discover the prize info until the second week of March, but I will post updates as new information comes out.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

12 year history of April prizes:

April 2005 - Ambi
April 2006 - Clone
April 2007 - DYO
April 2008 - 10 Bonus Potions
April 2009 - Clone/Twin
April 2010 - Super Team
April 2011 - Team Stat-Swap
April 2012 - Clone/Twin
April 2013 - DYO
April 2014 - 3 Stat-Switch Potions
April 2015 - Clone/Twin
April 2016 - Rainbow DYOs

I'm assuming Rainbow DYO falls in the same category as vanilla DYO and that Super Team was an aberration. Based on the pattern of Clone-DYO-X every three years, what I can conjecture about the upcoming prize is that it is probably NOT Clone/Twin, NOT a DYO, NOT bonus pots (since that is the current January/July prize), and NOT max damage (since that was offered very recently in the previous January/July).

That leaves many possibilities, including stat-switch potions, ZAPs, 10 skills, an older prize, or a brand new prize.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:19 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Kinda hoping for ZAPs or perhaps Ambi! Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

One Armed Bandit wrote:
12 year history of April prizes:

April 2005 - Ambi
April 2006 - Clone
April 2007 - DYO
April 2008 - 10 Bonus Potions
April 2009 - Clone/Twin
April 2010 - Super Team
April 2011 - Team Stat-Swap
April 2012 - Clone/Twin
April 2013 - DYO
April 2014 - 3 Stat-Switch Potions
April 2015 - Clone/Twin
April 2016 - Rainbow DYOs

I'm assuming Rainbow DYO falls in the same category as vanilla DYO and that Super Team was an aberration. Based on the pattern of Clone-DYO-X every three years, what I can conjecture about the upcoming prize is that it is probably NOT Clone/Twin, NOT a DYO, NOT bonus pots (since that is the current January/July prize), and NOT max damage (since that was offered very recently in the previous January/July).

That leaves many possibilities, including stat-switch potions, ZAPs, 10 skills, an older prize, or a brand new prize.


Are you suggesting we shouldn't hope to see Super Team again? Smile

I didn't mind it but I also wasn't stuck buying all those Team Sheets either!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:24 am Reply with quoteBack to top

For those that emailed Lee, Sandy or CSR to request post-freeze electronic mini-overviews, you should expect them soon if you haven't already received them.

The ADM Freeze happened this past weekend, as expected. Lee sent out e-minis overnight to those on her list, and presumably Sandy will do the same when she gets to the office this morning.

It is not too late to ask for post-freeze minis if you forgot to do so (although you might miss the first wave of emails).
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Still no word on if the missed M-I Bloodgames will be made up here?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:07 am Reply with quoteBack to top

BlitzWolfer wrote:
Still no word on if the missed M-I Bloodgames will be made up here?


The feeling at the Face was they would be run sometime in the Spring, possibly the same time frame, but would be separate and not part of the Mail In Tourney.

I have not heard anything further since Tempe.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

A tourney announcement has reached a manager. The prize for the mail-in is Team Stat-Swap.

"A Team Stat-Swap: The opportunity to create a new team of five warriors, switching any or all of the attributes amongst the five warriors are your whim, then adding the remaining 70 points--the only catch is that each warrior must have 84 points when you're done! Further, each of these five warriors will be cloned three times, and you may choose the best warrior of those three to remain on the team."
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

BlitzWolfer wrote:
Still no word on if the missed M-I Bloodgames will be made up here?


From Lee about the possibility of the MI BGs running concurrently with Spring MI: "That's actually a good idea. If I can get an announcement in, we'll do that."
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I've settled on my MI roster and I'm preparing to mail their strategies to RSI within the next few days. My crew:

Entrants: 50
Breakdown by class: 3 Primus, 3 Contenders, 1 Eligible, 3 ADM, 2 Freshmen, 2 Challengers, 2 Champions, 4 Adepts, 10 Initiates, 10 Apprentices, 10 Rookies
Breakdown by style: 10 ST, 8 AB, 8 SL, 6 LU, 4 PL, 3 BA, 3 PR, 3 PS, 3 TP, 2 WS

I have a handful of bust-outs spread between Eligibles, ADM, and Freshmen, although none of them are expected to be dominating presences. My best hope in basic is my Adepts TC from October who will be competing in Champions, but the likelihood of a repeat performance is fairly remote.

I have enough slim shots at TCs that I hope to be very entertained reading the tourney. Best of luck to all my competition!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:34 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Sending 22
Warriors only from teams in arenas being run (no real sandbaggers)
No Fresh+
AB-2, BA-4, LU-3,PS-1, SL-3, ST-6, TP-3 sigh - no PL, PR, WS)
Rook-3, Appr-6, Init-8, Adep-4, Cham-1

Unlike OAB, I do not wish you luck or well against my warriors. Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

One adjustment to my breakdowns:
Class: +1 Primus, -1 Freshmen
Style: +1 WS, -1 PL

All thanks to a lousy PL who refuses to learn over the Freshmen line like he is supposed to! But this way, at least I get to bring my WS count up to 3 (making 3 WS/TP/PS/PR/PL/BA as my smallest styles).
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Surprisingly settled on my MI roster early, printed sheets and am locked and loaded:

Entrants: 62
Breakdown by class: 1 Champ, 8 Adepts, 9 Inits, 11 Apps, 31 Rooks
Breakdown by style: 12 LU, 10 AB, 7 PL, 7 PR ( Shocked ), 7 ST, 6 BA, 5 SL ( Cry ), 4 PS, 4 TP, 0 WS ( Embarassed )

I'm a bit surprised at how these shook out from the original 104 that were potentials. I absolutely suck at SLs and PRs, but hey, I'll give it the old college try. Had a chance to rush a WS that did well in October into the mix just to represent, but decided there was something satisfying about closing the door and leaving anyone else for KC.

As always, hope springs eternal and reality is an surly companion.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Smaller tourney for me than what I've been running recently. Sending 44.

Primus-2, Contenders-1, ADM-2, Frosh-2, Challengers-2, Champs-5, Adepts-1, Initiates-2, Apprentices-7, Rookies-20.

AB-9, LU-8, PL-1, PR-3, PS-3, SL-2, ST-9, TP-3, WS-6

Missing Eligibles this time and the Primus slots are guaranteed 0-5s. The champs are at the mid point on FE, just going to boost timing. No bashers either. Didn't really expect that. Busting one Frosh who TVd in Tempe. We'll see there. A few that I like in Apps and Rookies but those are always wild classes.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:09 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I am not sending anyone this tourney. I just don't see the point in spending money at this time.

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