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Nomad
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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
Basher -12
Lunger -12
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 . . .
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Congrats on the 1000+ Lord Protectors. A big-time achievement, indeed.

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Stik
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I think you added an extra zero on there, Consortium! He's not quite at your gold standard yet. Wink

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
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Congrats! I agree with Stik, the style balance is certainly commendable.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:59 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Nomad, sorry about the 0, but, what the heck, you will be there some day!
Kudos nevertheless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:12 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Congrats Nomad! Another in a series of Landslide victories! Wink

Ok, I know Landslide wasn't yours (or mine) but I figured it was a fun way to reference our shared starting arena from way back in the 80s!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Well done! You know you guys who started in 10 could still be fighting in 10.... I am. It is the only team I maintain that is not tourney quality. Some great memories in there.

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Nomad
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:26 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Darkheart wrote:
Congrats Nomad! Another in a series of Landslide victories! Wink

Ok, I know Landslide wasn't yours (or mine) but I figured it was a fun way to reference our shared starting arena from way back in the 80s!


Love that line! I do have a team named Historical Kolact (4 graduates for the record) that has had a Landslide - two actually, they keep dying, unlike the original.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:15 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Nicely done! If my records are right I should hit 100 in the next year or so.

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