Joined: Jun 27, 2006
Location: Fargo, ND
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:16 am
It seems I can't count. Or, at least, I lost track of a few of the things I was counting. I recently got graduate #100! Except it turns out that Lunar Eclipse was actually #103. I missed a few.
But still, 100 graduates seems like a large number to me - or at least it is a nice round number. And it is a lot more than I ever thought I would get either when I began playing in the mid 1980s, when there was no such thing as graduation, or when I returned to the game around 2006. So I think it is worth celebrating with a pint or six down at the ol' Broken Bone Tavern in Sunset.
For those interested in such things, a little breakdown of the graduates.
13 teams total produced these graduates - one was from the second ever Bloodgames, so 12 normal arena teams.
Sentinels - arena 7 - produced the most - 27 graduates.
Nomadic Tribe - arena 21 - 24 graduates
Dragonbane Guild - arena 81 - 19 graduates
Vikings (My original team) - arena 10 - 16 graduates
No other team produced more than 4, although in an age of tournament teams and warriors, I think it is worth noting that only 4 teams, including the Bloodgame squad, have produced only one. And the Phantom Regiment in Stormcrowe may well produce more if the Slaughter's Challenge ever begins again.
Styles you ask? Why, yes, I have that information.
Striker - 16
Wall of Steel - 13
Slasher - 10
Total Parry - 10
Parry Strike - 9
Parry Lunge - 8
Aimed Blow - 7
Parry Riposte - 6
Not surprisingly I have been making a determined effort to put more AB, PR and PL onto my squads recently. The balance isn't bad. Only 10 of these were at all what I would consider "tournament warriors" - where they were consistently timed and got at least 10FE from tournies. The rest were just regular arena guys. Three of the graduates have been forced into Primus, although a few others are eligible.
Somewhere around 2008 I was able to give my exact win-loss record in D2. At the time I had just achieved my 1,000 ever win. I suspect I could find that number again, but it would take a while. Maybe sometime when I have an afternoon and something I want to put off doing . . .
The Consortium ArchMaster Poster
Joined: Nov 23, 2002
Location: on the golf course, in the garden, reading, traveling, and now Consulting
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:07 pm
Congrats on the 1000+ Lord Protectors. A big-time achievement, indeed.
_________________ Ye Old Consortium Scribe & Crapmaster 2013, Crapgiver 2014
1044 ADM graduates (with 40+ manager IDs) including 122K+ fights and 79K+ wins plus 4 teams with 1000+ wins (Animal Farm DM11 @1655*; Bulldogs DM11 @ 1592; Lenpros DM30 @ 1509; Fandils @ 1427
Stik ArchMaster Poster
Joined: May 06, 2003
Location: Frozen Tundra of North Dakota
Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:28 pm
I think you added an extra zero on there, Consortium! He's not quite at your gold standard yet.
Big time congrats my friend! I daresay your style balance is probably much better than most who've made it there!
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Darque ArchMaster Poster
Joined: Jun 21, 2002
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:03 pm
Congrats! I agree with Stik, the style balance is certainly commendable.
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