DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/16/2013    Duedate: 01/29/2013

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-700

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MEDAN QUIZZAR
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6958) [18-8-2,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MEDAN QUIZZAR                  MAULCONTENT
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
(22-6958) [18-8-2,99]          (22-6727) [4-1-1,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LULU ORLENE                    LULU ORLENE
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6964) [12-13-0,88]         (22-6964) [12-13-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KISS ME (726)               40
2. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         15      WE BE WAR FLAILS (659)
3. WE BE WAR FLAILS (659)      10      Unchartered Team
4. ARE YOU ? (768)              5
5. MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)       -3      MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)     10   3  1 76.9   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       9  6 0
 2/ 0 WE BE WAR FLAILS (659)    15   8  1 65.2   2/ 0 KISS ME (726)             5  0 0
 3/ 0 KISS ME (726)             22  18  2 55.0   3/ 2*MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)     5  1 0
 4/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      411 416  8 49.7   4/ 0 WE BE WAR FLAILS (659)    1  0 0
 5/ 3 ARE YOU ? (768)           17  36  2 32.1   5/ 3 ARE YOU ? (768)           1  7 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)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hastshin Farlis, Retired Mercenary.  Why am I fighting this antique?  Why is
this antique fighting at all?  Didn't he save any money during his earning years?
But at least it's more dignified, or something like that, to fight HIM than the
Concubine.  I don't LIKE beating up on women.
     Yes, I know, this is what I said last time.  The fight is just about what
happened last time, so why should I say something new?

                                   Medan Quizzar

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SOLVEN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see HOT IN THE SHADE win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BORT 
beat MAULCONTENT and MAULCONTENT lost 8 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, SOLVEN may be getting bland, as MEDAN QUIZZAR stays top 
dog in the city.  The Victory Tavern, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  
Where do they get this stuff?  From SOLVEN's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEDAN QUIZZAR 6958           18   8  2    99       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LULU ORLENE 6964             12  13  0    88       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 HARD LUCK WOMAN 6448         11   4  0    69       KISS ME (726)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BORT 5734                     6   5  0    61       WE BE WAR FLAILS (659)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAULCONTENT 6727              4   1  1    49       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
 MAULT LIQUOR 6728             5   1  0    48       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
 FARLIN MEEKS 6974             8  15  0    39       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 IRSON ORSON 7019              4   5  1    34       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOUT IT OUT LOUD 6421        2   6  1    25       KISS ME (726)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOVE OR CONFUSION 6916        4  10  0    22       ARE YOU ? (768)
 FOREVER 6422                  4   2  0    17       KISS ME (726)
 HOT IN THE SHADE 6459         1   0  0    15       KISS ME (726)
-MAULTESE FALCON 6729          1   1  0    10       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
 IYAN KENNIS 7036              2   1  0     7       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 100,000 YEARS 6538            1   0  0     7       KISS ME (726)
 THIS GUY 7025                 1   4  0     7       ARE YOU ? (768)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 7037                0  1 0 ARE YOU ? 768        SPYMASTER             700  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.

I totally do not believe in a "noble assassin."  Contradiction in terms there. --
Lulu Orlene

Maulcontent -- I resemble that remark. -- Irson Orson

Mault Liquor -- Still, you do more than Milton can, if Milton is the one I'm thinking
of, to make the whole thing bearable. -- Farlin Meeks

This Guy -- Am I?  I don't think so.  I think I'm that other one over there. -- Iyan
Kennis

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MEDAN QUIZZAR vanquished NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 2 minute uneven Title battle.
LULU ORLENE savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 4 minute expert's fight.
MAULCONTENT was defeated by BORT in a 2 minute fight.
HARD LUCK WOMAN demolished IRSON ORSON in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
MAULT LIQUOR savagely defeated FARLIN MEEKS in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
LOVE OR CONFUSION was devastated by THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 3 minute competition.
SHOUT IT OUT LOUD viciously subdued THIS GUY in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner duel.
FOREVER won victory over IYAN KENNIS in a slow 6 minute duel.
HOT IN THE SHADE overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven match.
100,000 YEARS luckily beat FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 4 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  13 -  2      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  16 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 700 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MEDAN QUIZZAR 6958         18   8  2   99 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
TOTAL PARRY      HARD LUCK WOMAN 6448       11   4  0   69 KISS ME (726)
WALL OF STEEL    BORT 5734                   6   5  0   61 WE BE WAR FLAILS (659)
BASHING ATTACK   MAULCONTENT 6727            4   1  1   49 MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAULT LIQUOR 6728           5   1  0   48 MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LULU ORLENE 6964.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LULU ORLENE 6964.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAULT LIQUOR 
6728, MEDAN QUIZZAR 6958, HARD LUCK WOMAN 6448, SHOUT IT OUT LOUD 6421, MAULCONTENT 
6727, BORT 5734, IRSON ORSON 7019, FARLIN MEEKS 6974, IYAN KENNIS 7036, and HOT IN 
THE SHADE 6459.

The least popular fighter this week was FOREVER 6422.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were 100,000 YEARS 6538, THIS GUY 7025, LOVE OR CONFUSION 6916, DA1 7037, 
HOT IN THE SHADE 6459, IYAN KENNIS 7036, FARLIN MEEKS 6974, IRSON ORSON 7019, BORT 
5734, and MAULCONTENT 6727.

                           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