DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/16/2017    Duedate: 03/29/2017

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-808

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GALAPAGOS
INTERNATIONAL (538)
(24-5295) [9-4-1,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GALAPAGOS                      MATILDA
INTERNATIONAL (538)            MUPPET MINIONS (544)
(24-5295) [9-4-1,90]           (24-5336) [2-0-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GALAPAGOS                      GALAPAGOS
INTERNATIONAL (538)            INTERNATIONAL (538)
(24-5295) [9-4-1,90]           (24-5295) [9-4-1,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INTERNATIONAL (538)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MUPPET MINIONS (544)        51
2. THE MENTORS 17-47 (543)      0      INTERNATIONAL (538)
3. NO 46 (540)                  0      Unchartered Team
4. TRIBE (507)                  0
5. INTERNATIONAL (538)        -19      MUPPET MINIONS (544)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 INTERNATIONAL (538)       36  16  5 69.2   1/ 2 INTERNATIONAL (538)       6  3 1
 2- 2 NO 46 (540)               13   7  1 65.0   2/ 4*MUPPET MINIONS (544)      6  7 0
 3- 3 TRIBE (507)              269 165 21 62.0   3- 1*THE MENTORS 17-47 (543)   4  4 0
 4- 5*THE MENTORS 17-47 (543)    6   7  0 46.2   4- 3 TRIBE (507)               2  2 0
 5/ 6*MUPPET MINIONS (544)       7  11  0 38.9   5- 5 NO 46 (540)               1  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

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to THE MENTORS 17-47, as they are pushed from the 
coveted top team spot by the INTERNATIONAL stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for 
DAVE, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Our Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KHALHUMS 
DWARF, BUT GALAPAGOS is still the Duelmaster because it has the most recognition 
points!  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at 
that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid TRIBE, please raise you hand.  Wow.  
Does ZORPUNT really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch 
INTERNATIONAL's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running 
from TRIBE.  Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying ROCK OF AGES 
will do.  It challenged 21 points down to trash SUZIE.  Definition of petty:  ROCK OF 
AGES won victory over SUZIE, a mismatch of 21 points.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALAPAGOS 5295                9   4  1    90       INTERNATIONAL (538)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STUDIO CONVEYOR 5258          9   5  0    81       TRIBE (507)
-FUNKY DIABETIC 5274           7   2  0    78       TRIBE (507)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWISS ALP 5308                7   3  2    48       INTERNATIONAL (538)
-LATER ALLIGATOR 5281          6   4  0    45       TRIBE (507)
-MONGOLIA 5296                 4   0  1    44       INTERNATIONAL (538)
-EIRE 5309                     4   1  1    36       INTERNATIONAL (538)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCK OF AGES 5293             8   6  0    32       INTERNATIONAL (538)
 MATILDA 5336                  2   0  0    26       MUPPET MINIONS (544)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EB29 5323                     2   1  0    22       THE MENTORS 17-47 (543)
 BIFF 5329                     3   1  0    21       MUPPET MINIONS (544)
 DAVE 5330                     1   3  0    20       MUPPET MINIONS (544)
-IMPECCABLE GRASS 5321         3   1  0    18       TRIBE (507)
-E FRIED 5305                  2   2  0    18       NO 46 (540)
-DRIVE 5326                    3   0  0    16       THE MENTORS 17-47 (543)
 BEEMO 5335                    1   1  0    16       MUPPET MINIONS (544)
-JH 50 5322                    1   2  0     5       THE MENTORS 17-47 (543)
 SUZIE 5331                    0   4  0     5       MUPPET MINIONS (544)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DATE LUMPY 5303        11  5 1 NO 46 540            GALAPAGOS 5295        807   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Team NO 46, Date Lumpy, Manager of 46, I deeply apologize.  I assure you that the 
killing of Date Lumpy was unintentional.  Mea culpa; mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. -- 
Galapagos

All, twitter followings are indicating that the Russians are saying that Trump made 
Galapagos do it. -- A Hacker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROCK OF AGES devastated SUZIE in a action packed 5 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GALAPAGOS was subdued by KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 3 minute gory Title melee.
SWISS ALP vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MATILDA overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 4 minute one-sided fight.
BIFF devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a slow 4 minute uneven brawl.
DAVE unbelievably bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 4 minute amateur's match.
BEEMO handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  1      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  2      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 808 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GALAPAGOS 5295              9   4  1   90 INTERNATIONAL (538)
BASHING ATTACK   SWISS ALP 5308              7   3  2   48 INTERNATIONAL (538)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GALAPAGOS 5295.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GALAPAGOS 5295.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUZIE 5331, DAVE 5330, 
SWISS ALP 5308, MATILDA 5336, BEEMO 5335, ROCK OF AGES 5293, BIFF 5329,  0,  0, and  
0.

The least popular fighter this week was BIFF 5329.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROCK OF AGES 5293, BEEMO 5335, MATILDA 5336, SWISS ALP 5308, DAVE 5330, 
SUZIE 5331, GALAPAGOS 5295,  0,  0, and  0.

               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