DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-769

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BURDEN TOFU
TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
(38-5293) [7-1-0,58]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BURDEN TOFU                    ESTA
TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)            WRATHEMEN XXVI (471)
(38-5293) [7-1-0,58]           (38-5318) [2-0-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BURDEN TOFU                    BISHOP
TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)            WOB AFW (435)
(38-5293) [7-1-0,58]           (38-5320) [3-0-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WOB AFW (435)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WRATHEMEN XXVI (471)        32
2. WOB AFW (435)               15      TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
3. TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)          4      Unchartered Team
4. IMPULSION (470)              0
                                       WRATHEMEN XXVI (471)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)      104  73  5 58.8   1/ 2 WOB AFW (435)             7  4 0
 2/ 1*WRATHEMEN XXVI (471)       2   2  0 50.0   2/ 1 TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)       6  2 0
 3/ 3 WOB AFW (435)             17  20  1 45.9   3/ 3*WRATHEMEN XXVI (471)      2  2 0
 4- 4*IMPULSION (470)            0   2  0  0.0   4- 4*IMPULSION (470)           0  2 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.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  WOB 
AFW now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch 
out for SALMAN, who flew up 11 points in the rankings after mashing CONVICTED THIEF 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to 
walk out on the sands.  RASAM was subdued by BURDEN TOFU and drops 1 points.  Try as 
hard as the TMM KNOCKOFFS stable might, they were unable to find their warrior (and 
ex-Duelmaster) FLOOR KABOB before this week's fights.  In front of all the crowds, 
BURDEN TOFU took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Can 
you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the CLIFFHOME giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  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                  
 BURDEN TOFU 5293              7   1  0    58       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLOOR KABOB 5271             10   1  0   102       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
-FLUKY FRINDING 5175          17  22  0    97       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAMPY DIGIT 5252              6   1  0    70       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ESTA 5318                     2   0  0    48       WRATHEMEN XXVI (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RASAM 5313                    2   1  0    26       WOB AFW (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BISHOP 5320                   3   0  0    15       WOB AFW (435)
 SALMAN 5312                   2   1  0    15       WOB AFW (435)
-ALDON 5309                    1   0  0    13       WOB AFW (435)
-MOMENTUM 5300                 0   2  0     6       IMPULSION (470)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 5319                0  1 0 WRATHEMEN XXVI 471   SPYMASTER             769  NONE
DA2 5316                0  1 0 WRATHEMEN XXVI 471   ARENAMASTER ERLY      769  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was butchered by ARENAMASTER ERLYAIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
BURDEN TOFU demolished RASAM in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
ESTA devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SALMAN overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BISHOP bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  11 -  0      66  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 769 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         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BURDEN TOFU 5293            7   1  0   58 TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
AIMED BLOW       ESTA 5318                   2   0  0   48 WRATHEMEN XXVI (471)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BURDEN TOFU 5293.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BISHOP 5320.  The ten other most popular fighters were BURDEN TOFU 5293, 
ESTA 5318, SALMAN 5312, DA1 5319, DA2 5316, RASAM 5313,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was RASAM 5313.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DA2 5316, DA1 5319, SALMAN 5312, ESTA 5318, BURDEN TOFU 5293, BISHOP 
5320,  0,  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