DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/17/2017    Duedate: 03/30/2017

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-713

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BANTU
WILDCATS (594)
(51-6064) [2-1-1,29]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BANTU                          POSITION IS EMPTY
WILDCATS (594)                 
(51-6064) [2-1-1,29]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNOW LEOPARD                   BANTU
WILDCATS (594)                 WILDCATS (594)
(51-6020) [5-2-1,27]           (51-6064) [2-1-1,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WILDCATS (594)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WILDCATS (594)               7
2. VENTURE BROS. (585)          0      WILDCATS (594)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       PUBERTY (319)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 VENTURE BROS. (585)      181 158  9 53.4   1/ 1 WILDCATS (594)            5  2 1
 2/ 3 WILDCATS (594)            70  93 10 42.9   2- 2 VENTURE BROS. (585)       3  5 1

    '*'   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.  Hey everybody, watch out for BANTU, who flew up 12 points in the 
rankings after mashing CULT MEMBER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was SNOW LEOPARD, who dropped 5 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with DANGEROUS CRIMINAL.  Well, if ya don't 
shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  HOLY DIVER did not fight 
this week so his title was forfeit.  It's a proud day for the WILDCATS stable, as 
their warrior, BANTU, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  Can you believe they are 
paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the TRICORUS arena.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the TRICORUS 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                  
 BANTU 6064                    2   1  1    29       WILDCATS (594)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOLY DIVER 6004              11   3  0    90       VENTURE BROS. (585)
-CHEETAH 5983                  6   0  2    90       WILDCATS (594)
-PANTHER 5901                  7   5  0    79       WILDCATS (594)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHEROKEE 6063                 2   0  1    28       WILDCATS (594)
 SNOW LEOPARD 6020             5   2  1    27       WILDCATS (594)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRIANA 6053                   2   2  0    21       VENTURE BROS. (585)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CHARLENE 5733          13 13 0 AMAZON ELITE 536     DROP DEAD LEGS 5809   709  NOT REVENGED
IDONEA 6049             6  3 0 AMAZON ELITE 536     FAIR WARNING 5938     709  NOT REVENGED
HEADSHOT 5820          13  8 0 VENTURE BROS. 585    CHEETAH 5983          712   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNOW LEOPARD was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BANTU vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute uneven Title battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   1 -  3      90  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   6 -  2      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  2      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         3 -  11 -  0      21  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 713 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNOW LEOPARD 6020.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BANTU 6064.  The ten other most popular fighters were SNOW LEOPARD 6020,  0, 
0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SNOW LEOPARD 6020.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BANTU 6064,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  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