DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/13/2017    Duedate: 03/25/2017

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-815

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EIGHTH-RATE
SEA DOGS (224)
(18-10661) [11-11-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EIGHTH-RATE                    WALDO
SEA DOGS (224)                 INTO THE BADLANDS (727)
(18-10661) [11-11-0,97]        (18-10772) [1-3-0,6]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EIGHTH-RATE                    SIREN
SEA DOGS (224)                 SEA DOGS (224)
(18-10661) [11-11-0,97]        (18-10826) [2-0-1,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHEPHERDS (252)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (224)              37
2. HIP HOP HEROES (511)        14      NEXT GENERATION (547)
3. NEXT GENERATION (547)        8      Unchartered Team
4. SHEPHERDS (252)              7
5. INTO THE BADLANDS (727)      1      INTO THE BADLANDS (727)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 NEXT GENERATION (547)    278 152 17 64.7   1/ 2 SHEPHERDS (252)           8  1 0
 2/ 2 SEA DOGS (224)           585 540 40 52.0   2/ 3 SEA DOGS (224)            7  5 1
 3- 3 STREET PIZZA (106)       836 851 58 49.6   3- 1 STREET PIZZA (106)        4  1 0
 4/ 4 HIP HOP HEROES (511)     164 178  9 48.0   4/ 5 NEXT GENERATION (547)     3  0 0
 5- 5 ERRATA (675)              32  35  1 47.8   5/ 6 HIP HOP HEROES (511)      2  7 0
 6/ 6 SHEPHERDS (252)          905 %1054 44 46.2   6/ 4*INTO THE BADLANDS (727)   0  6 0
 7/ 7*INTO THE BADLANDS (727)    3   8  1 27.3   7- 7 ERRATA (675)              0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out TALCAMA to see 
what's new.  Like, STREET PIZZA had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 
spot by SHEPHERDS!  Way to go SHEPHERDS!  One team deserves special mention 'cause 
they moved up 1 after going 3-1-0.  Keep it up, SEA DOGS!  MVP award for KRS-ONE?  
HIP HOP HEROES' proud of him after beating DAN and getting 12 points.  Talk about yer 
big time losers!  DAN got smashed by KRS-ONE, and lost 9 points!  This Duelmaster is 
like something else!  TENTH WATCH stopped BUSY BEE dead in his tracks!  Is the 
Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Remember 
you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EIGHTH-RATE 10661            11  11  0    97       SEA DOGS (224)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JIM 10474                     7   0  0   100       SHEPHERDS (252)
 BUSY BEE 10572               24  13  0    95       HIP HOP HEROES (511)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CURLY 10747                   6   0  0    82       STREET PIZZA (106)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOE 10756                     5   0  0    64       STREET PIZZA (106)
 KRS-ONE 10723                 6  14  1    62       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
-LARRY 10754                   6   1  0    62       STREET PIZZA (106)
-HEADBAND 9601                 5   5  0    62       ERRATA (675)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABE 10732                     4   1  0    50       SHEPHERDS (252)
 DAN 10589                     4   1  0    38       SHEPHERDS (252)
-ABCMLG 10100                  5   4  1    36       ERRATA (675)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUY 'N ANNE 10794             3   0  0    30       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 PRISCILLA 10653               3   0  0    30       SHEPHERDS (252)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE WIDOW 10770               1   0  0    20       INTO THE BADLANDS (727)
 SIREN 10826                   2   0  1    18       SEA DOGS (224)
-BULKHEAD 10808                2   2  0    10       SEA DOGS (224)
-EVEN 10029                    1   0  0    10       ERRATA (675)
-SUNNY 10771                   1   1  1     9       INTO THE BADLANDS (727)
-QUINN 10768                   0   1  0     7       INTO THE BADLANDS (727)
 WALDO 10772                   1   3  0     6       INTO THE BADLANDS (727)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 10837               0  1 0 HIP HOP HEROES 511   STONE GOLEM           815  NONE
BOSUN 10830             0  1 0 SEA DOGS 224         AVENGING ZILTHOR      815  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
BOSUN was butchered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
TENTH WATCH handily defeated BUSY BEE in a action packed 5 minute one-sided match.
EIGHTH-RATE devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Title fight.
KRS-ONE devastated DAN in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl.
ABE devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PRISCILLA handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GUY 'N ANNE vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WALDO slimly lost to SIREN in a action packed 3 minute gory beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  10 -  3      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  11 -  1      21  |

Turn 815 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BUSY BEE 10572             24  13  0   95 HIP HOP HEROES (511)
STRIKING ATTACK  ABE 10732                   4   1  0   50 SHEPHERDS (252)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EIGHTH-RATE 10661.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SIREN 10826.  The ten other most popular fighters were EIGHTH-RATE 10661, 
WALDO 10772, KRS-ONE 10723, GUY 'N ANNE 10794, BOSUN 10830, ABE 10732, PRISCILLA 
10653, BUSY BEE 10572, DAN 10589, and DA1 10837.

The least popular fighter this week was DA1 10837.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DAN 10589, BUSY BEE 10572, PRISCILLA 10653, ABE 10732, BOSUN 10830, GUY 
'N ANNE 10794, KRS-ONE 10723, WALDO 10772, EIGHTH-RATE 10661, and SIREN 10826.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

TENTH WATCH (18-10705) SEA DOGS (224)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     MOJO'S MONKEY (16-4101) THE FUN BUNCH  (396) 
                     LEAPING LEPER (33-7940) HALLOWIENERS  (635) 
                       EMERALD CITY (47-7896) LAND OF OZ  (217) 
                   SILVERTHORN (60-8840) SUPERIOR FORCES 60  (654) 
                       KAYCRON (63-2900) SUPERIOR FORCES  (235) 
                          MADONNA (63-3068) BAD GIRLS  (325) 
                   LEAST SHREW (70-6374) SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  (529) 
                 THE GREAT PUMPKIN (82-4576) LEGENEDS OF TKE 2  (618) 
                            HARV (82-35034) MY TCS  (5768) 
                      PERPETUAL (84-14073) OTTODROME 13  (2485) 
                        GEEZER (84-20642) GETTING OLD  (3683) 
                      LAST STRAW (84-24737) OTTODROME 41  (4393) 
                       LINT (84-29649) TUM'S ALL STARS  (5238) 
                PROFANELY ABUNDANT (84-42331) WINTER 2013 XIII  (7355) 
                   ZOMBIE BABY (84-53039) SPIRIT'S SPIRITS  (9134) 
                        CHILI (85-8953) MADE WITH MEAT  (1634) 
                   VINEGAR STROKES (85-9814) THE LEAGUE II  (1787) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                          MAKING YOUR CHALLENGES GO THROUGH

     First, you need to be sure you are making your challenges correctly.
     1.  Are you writing down the warrior I.D. number of the warrior you want to 
challenge?
     2.  Is your handwriting clear?
     3.  Is the warrior you are challenging within range of your warrior?  Warriors 
can challenge within their own class and the next higher class, plus the "Challenger" 
classes can also challenge the next lower class.  So, an Adept can challenge Adepts 
and Challenger Adepts.  A Challenger Adept can challenge Adepts, Challenger Adepts, 
and Champions.  (Try not to challenge down, though.  Besides being unsportsmanlike and 
making everyone mad, it isn't advantageous to your warriors.  They need to fight more 
experienced warriors so they will learn.)
     4.  Are your warriors eligible to make challenges?  If they didn't fight within 
the last two turns, then they can't challenge.
     5.  Are the warriors they want to fight eligible to receive challenges?  If they 
didn't fight within the last two turns, then they can't be challenged.

     Next, adjust your choices for the maximum likelihood of getting your challenges.  
There are several things that will help:
     1.  Have each of your warriors challenge two different opponents from two 
different teams.  That way, if the first opponent's team doesn't fight that turn, you 
still might get your second challenge.
     2.  Use your avoids.  Have each warrior avoid the teams of whoever you think 
might be likely to challenge him.  If you can get out of being challenged, that 
increases your chance of getting your own challenge through.
     3.  Don't challenge warriors who didn't fight last turn.  The odds are higher 
that they won't be fighting this turn.
     4.  Don't challenge warriors who might be involved in a bloodfeud (either as the 
killers, or the avengers).  A bloodfeud challenge has priority over all other 
challenges.
     5.  Don't challenge Tournament Victors.  A TV challenge has priority over all 
other challenges except bloodfeuds.  You'll need to do a little research in back 
issues of the newsletter to find out who the TVs are.
     6.  Don't challenge warriors who you know are going to challenge someone else, or 
are going to get challenged by someone else.  Your challenge has a better chance of 
getting through if it is the only challenge to that particular warrior.
     7.  Don't challenge the "easy pickings."  That is, warriors above you who have 
way too few fights or very bad records for where they are ranked.  They will tend to 
get challenged a lot.
     8.  Don't challenge warriors who are likely to be avoiding your team.  This 
includes any warrior your team fought within the last two turns.
     Well, it sounds like I've eliminated just about everybody, doesn't it?  Of course 
you can challenge opponents who fit into one or more of those categories; just try to 
find ones who don't.  Your idea candidate for a challenge is:  A warrior ranked 
somewhat above your warrior in the same class, or in the next higher class, with a few 
more fights than your warrior, and a winning record, who isn't a TV and isn't 
currently at war with anyone.
     I hope this will be of some help to you.

                                                  The Rogue She-Puppy