DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/14/2013    Duedate: 01/26/2013

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-715

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANYA
ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
(14-4829) [8-3-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANYA                           JEX
ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)             ORDER (487)
(14-4829) [8-3-0,98]           (14-4848) [2-1-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LASSO                          HARRY MUTT
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4668) [14-47-2,91]         (14-4693) [17-30-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)          34
2. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        28      ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
3. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          25      Unchartered Team
4. ORDER (487)                  7
5. WU-TANG FOREVER (479)       -8      ORDER (487)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)        65  32  1 67.0   1/ 2 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     10  5 0
 2/ 4*ORDER (487)                2   1  0 66.7   2/ 1 WU-TANG FOREVER (479)     6  5 0
 3/ 2 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     718 526 40 57.7   3/ 4 ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)        4  2 0
 4/ 3 WU-TANG FOREVER (479)     61  52  4 54.0   4/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        4 11 0
 5/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       798 938 14 46.0   5/ 5*ORDER (487)               2  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 356): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 715): REPRESENT of ILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 714): MARIA of WU-TANG FOREVER (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 699): MEDAN QUIZZAR of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 702): WHAT? of TRIBE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 698): FLAT TIRE of BAS BROS CAR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 695): SCALES of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 696): PANAMA JACK of ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 660): MENDAL KORDIN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 657): DANCING SHADOW of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 648): UNCLE JUNIOR of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 304): GLOATING GARDINIA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 542): GYPSY JUNE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 258): HALIFAX of BOMBS AWAY (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 600): KHRISTOPHER of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 356): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 715): WRATHMEN DM 20 (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 714): WU-TANG FOREVER (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 699): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 702): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 698): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 695): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 696): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 660): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 657): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 648): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 304): BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 542): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 258): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 600): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 715): GREEN WITH ENVY of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater)
                   (turn 714): YELLOW BELLY of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 713): REUNITED of WU-TANG FOREVER (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 698): FLAT TIRE of BAS BROS CAR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 695): SENATOR SMITH of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 660): MENDAL KORDIN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 659): PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM of ADVENTURE TIME 2 (The Muffin Man)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 303): JASMIN of JADE WARRIORS (Brandon Massingale, mgr.)
                            LI KUI of WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 541): KUNG PAO KOLACTAN of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in TOBIR!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Too bad, WU-TANG FOREVER, but 
THE DEATH SQUAD was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for THE LITTLE PUP?  THE 
DOGHOUSE's proud of him after beating KUNG-FU MASTER and getting 17 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  VORTEX got smashed by HARRY MUTT, and lost 5 points!  And 
I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome ANYA. 
Aren't ZOMBIE SQUAD proud.  (Oh, my.) Who was the wiseguy that said TOBIR's 
Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Victory Tavern?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  Like, is 
FEATHERS popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of TOBIR!  He's got a 
0-5-0, is that good?  Some fights are really unfair.  How do you think A DOG FOR 
TODAY feels about being challenged by SIDEWINDER, 18 points above him?  I was sorry 
to see such an unfair "fight" in TOBIR.  SIDEWINDER got 5 points after beating A DOG 
FOR TODAY, 18 points below him.  BROWN WIDOW must not be a good enough fighter to get 
in fair fights.  She challenged WU-REVOLUTION.  10 is a big difference.  (Well, 
that's what they tell me.) I thought BROWN WIDOW showed great skill and promise when 
she subdued WU-REVOLUTION.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All TOBIR ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a 
job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANYA 4829                     8   3  0    98       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPIKE 4764                   10   1  0   123       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
-ZANDER 4759                  10   5  1   105       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
 LARGE MARGE 4868              8   5  0    97       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 LASSO 4668                   14  47  2    91       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARRY MUTT 4693              17  30  0    87       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 MARIA 4770                   19  16  0    85       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
 THE LITTLE PUP 4775          13  21  0    74       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SEVERE PUNISHMENT 4774        3   2  0    64       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VORTEX 4846                  10   9  0    52       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
-WILLOW 4754                   5   2  0    48       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
 BROWN WIDOW 4875              6   2  0    39       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 SIDEWINDER 4876               6   2  0    38       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEX 4848                      2   1  0    23       ORDER (487)
 WU-REVOLUTION 4812            3   1  0    20       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
 MAN MOUNTAIN 4879             4   1  0    16       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 JILES 4885                    1   0  0    15       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
 A DOG FOR TODAY 4877          2   6  0    12       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 FEATHERS 4881                 0   5  0     5       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 4886                0  1 0 WU-TANG FOREVER 479  BANDIT PRINCE         715  NONE
DA2 4887                0  1 0 WU-TANG FOREVER 479  STONE GOLEM           715  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     Hot Flash!  The Face-to-Face Tourney will be in the 18th, 19th, and 20th of this
     month.  Get your strategies in by the 17th, please and thank you.

Large Marge -- I didn't MEAN to knock you down, I was just, you know, enthusiastic.
There was no need to beat me up over it. -- Harry Mutt

Brown Widow -- Listen, *I* am the Dog here, despite what the Commission says.  That
means *I* do the biting. -- Feathers

Sidewinder -- Snakes.  I don't like snakes. -- A Dog for Today

Reunited -- Well, at least you're LEAVING. -- Lasso the Disgruntled

Severe Punishment?  But it was just ONE shoe! -- The Little Pup

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
LARGE MARGE demolished LASSO in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge melee.
SIDEWINDER devastated A DOG FOR TODAY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
BROWN WIDOW overpowered WU-REVOLUTION in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
MAN MOUNTAIN bested FEATHERS in a 4 minute novice's Challenge duel.
MARIA was bested by ANYA in a 2 minute mismatched Title match.
HARRY MUTT handily defeated VORTEX in a action packed 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
THE LITTLE PUP vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JEX vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JILES defeated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 2 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  12 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 715 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ANYA 4829                   8   3  0   98 ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
STRIKING ATTACK  LARGE MARGE 4868            8   5  0   97 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
PARRY-LUNGE      MARIA 4770                 19  16  0   85 WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
WALL OF STEEL    VORTEX 4846                10   9  0   52 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
PARRY-STRIKE     SIDEWINDER 4876             6   2  0   38 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LASSO 4668.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HARRY MUTT 4693.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANYA 4829, LARGE MARGE 
4868, FEATHERS 4881, DA2 4887, BROWN WIDOW 4875, THE LITTLE PUP 4775, JEX 4848, JILES 
4885, LASSO 4668, and SIDEWINDER 4876.

The least popular fighter this week was MAN MOUNTAIN 4879.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WU-REVOLUTION 4812, A DOG FOR TODAY 4877, DA1 4886, VORTEX 
4846, MARIA 4770, SIDEWINDER 4876, LASSO 4668, JILES 4885, JEX 4848, and THE LITTLE 
PUP 4775.

                           AVOIDS, BLOODFEUDS, & CHALLENGES

                                       by Pagan

     Ever wonder how the whole challenge/avoid thing works?
     Who you fight depends on exactly how it works.  We will never know exactly how it 
works unless we can get a look at the coding for the program, but this is how I think 
it works:

The Situation:
     The system allows a warrior to make two separate challenges and two distinct 
avoids.
     Avoids are distinct in that they MUST indicate a specific team to be avoided, so 
a "double avoid" indicates a single team twice, which by default means you are 
avoiding one team.  In this case, the second avoid is a duplicate and therefore a 
waste of an avoid.
     Challenges are to specific warriors.  You have a first challenge, and then you 
have a second challenge.

The Process:
     First the computer removes all Dark Arena challengers from the list of available 
warriors.
     Second, the computer checks for WHO fights WHO by going though all TVs and 
bloodfeuds, which are 100% sure to go through except in four instances:
     1. the warrior challenged does not fight,
     2. the warrior challenged is also making a bloodfeud or TV challenge and that 
challenge has already been assigned,
     3. the warrior has already been assigned to a Dark Arena fight,
     4. that warrior has declared your team to be one of his warrior's avoids, 
reducing your challenge to 50%.
     Third, the computer assesses all the regular first-challenge warriors and assigns 
fights.  All other challenges are at 100% chance of success except in a few instances:  
warrior challenged is going to the DA, warrior challenged is involved in a previously 
assigned challenge, warrior challenged is not running this turn, or warrior challenged 
has avoided your team at 50% chance to avoid.
     Fourth, the computer assesses and assigns all secondary challenges of warriors 
not so far assigned for bloodfeuds and TVs.
     Fifth, the computer assesses and assigns all the regular second challenges.
     Sixth, the computer assigns random matchups in each available class starting with 
the highest class first.
     Seventh, the computer finds the remaining warriors that have successfully avoided 
all first and second challenges and/or who also did not get randomly assigned, AND for 
whom no more available warriors remain in their class for random pairing.  All of 
these warriors get RSI-generated warriors to fight based on their class.
     So, if I'm right and avoids reduce the chance for a challenge to 50%, then:
     In the absence of an avoid
          single challenge = 100% success
          double challenge = 100% success, then an additional 100% success
     Where an avoid is involved
          single challenge vs avoid = 50% success
          double challenge vs avoid = 75% (chance to avoid is 0.5 * 0.5 = 0.25; 1 - 
0.25 = 75% chance to succeed

     Bloodfeuds and TVs may increase the percentage chance of success above 100%, or 
they may not.  I feel that their increased ability to get through is based solely on 
the way the computer assigns challenges.  They are first, so they are most likely to 
go through.  The 100% chance for a challenge to succeed is 100% if it's a TV bloodfeud 
and you are the first one to get assigned a fight that day because you are also the 
Duelmaster.  But after that the chances start to diminish rapidly.
     The run-through for second challenges theoretically means your challenge should 
be 100% but it's not the case if you are the LAST guy the computer goes to for finding 
challenges.
     If you don't double challenge, you significantly lower your chance to get your 
challenge through.  The second challenge is not equal to the first challenge.

Pagan