DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/21/2013    Duedate: 03/06/2013

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-705

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KHEDRYN
WRATHMEN (408)
(24-3955) [14-2-1,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KHEDRYN                        HERO SANDWICH
WRATHMEN (408)                 SHEWISH BUFFET (510)
(24-3955) [14-2-1,126]         (24-5021) [6-0-0,94]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JOBERT DONNER                  KHEDRYN
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            WRATHMEN (408)
(24-4964) [16-32-0,80]         (24-3955) [14-2-1,126]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEWISH BUFFET (510)        41
2. MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)     19      MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
3. WRATHMEN (408)              14      Unchartered Team
4. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         11
5. TRIBE (507)                  5      SHEWISH BUFFET (510)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SHEWISH BUFFET (510)      16   6  1 72.7   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)   8  7 0
 2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)   57  26  5 68.7   2/ 4*SHEWISH BUFFET (510)      7  2 0
 3/ 3 TRIBE (507)               55  27  4 67.1   3/ 3 TRIBE (507)               6  7 0
 4/ 4 WRATHMEN (408)            37  21  2 63.8   4/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       5 10 0
 5/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      926 978 29 48.6   5/ 5 WRATHMEN (408)            2  0 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 358): PENNY of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 715): REPRESENT of ILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 717): LARGE MARGE of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 702): MEDAN QUIZZAR of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 704): KHEDRYN of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 701): COMIC BOOK GUY of ANDROID DUNGEON 010 (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 698): SCALES of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 699): PANAMA JACK of ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 662): MORK CALLING ORSON of CSU COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 659): LAVO VAUGN of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 650): BLACK BILE of AZURE CLOUDS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 305): GLOATING GARDINIA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 544): DELILAH of BAD GIRLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 259): SINCEMILLA of WRATHMEN XIV (Khradmon, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 602): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 358): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 717): WRATHMEN DM 20 (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 717): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 702): KISS ME (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 704): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 701): ANDROID DUNGEON 010 (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 698): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 699): OMNITRIX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 662): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 659): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 650): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 305): BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 543): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 259): PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 602): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 717): BLUE BULLDOG of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 650): ANTI-LEAP YEAR of THE 27 CLUB (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It's been quite some time since last I sat upon the throne here in Zorpunt.  I
expect my reign to be brief.  My manager gave me two options.  I could sit and only
participate in tourneys until I received my invite or I could try to go out on top.
Being a former Tourney Champion had earned me the right to choose.  As you can see, I
chose to try and go out on top.  One more win will probably do it.

                    Khedryn

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ZORPUNT brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see HERO SANDWICH win a fight and gain 25 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
HERO SANDWICH beat SERGEANT 3 and SERGEANT 3 lost 18 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, ZORPUNT may be getting bland, as KHEDRYN 
stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling 
you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, ZORPUNT?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  TRIBE was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like WRATHMEN avoided them the most this 
turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZORPUNT's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the ZORPUNT arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  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                  
 KHEDRYN 3955                 14   2  1   126       WRATHMEN (408)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 4 4901              12   5  2   103       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 HERO SANDWICH 5021            6   0  0    94       SHEWISH BUFFET (510)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT? 4991                   10   2  1    89       TRIBE (507)
 CAN I KICK IT? 4993          15   4  1    84       TRIBE (507)
 JOBERT DONNER 4964           16  32  0    80       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 POGO POLEN 5016              16   8  0    78       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 GENERAL 3 4905               10   5  0    78       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 SERGEANT 3 4903              13   4  1    70       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHILI CON CARNAGE 5020        4   0  0    63       SHEWISH BUFFET (510)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOLMAN POOLE 5032             8   6  1    51       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 EL SEGUNDO 4992               9   9  1    48       TRIBE (507)
 SERGEANT 5 4908               9   4  0    45       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 SERGEANT 2 4900              10   7  2    41       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 PHIFE 5015                    9   8  0    35       TRIBE (507)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TZATAKAN SAUCE 5024           3   1  1    22       SHEWISH BUFFET (510)
 LUBANESE SPICE 5026           2   1  0    19       SHEWISH BUFFET (510)
-BABY BACK RIBS 5049           1   0  0    19       SHEWISH BUFFET (510)
 T-JON LOY 5048                3   2  0    17       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 PEARL STONE 5034              3   5  0    14       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-RAV KIVAR 3953                2   3  0    14       WRATHMEN (408)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SCENARIO 4994          12  2 1 TRIBE 507            SERGEANT 4 4901       701  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whoa, that's a lot of sergeants.  We'll have to work on a recipe for them. -- Shewish
Buffet

Sergeant 4 -- For what? -- Pogo Polen

Can I Kick It? -- No!  Go kick something else! -- Jobert Donner

Sergeant 2 -- Drat.  I guess I was ranked above myself, wasn't I? -- Kolman Poole

Lubanese Spice -- Wow, too HOT! -- Pearl Stone

Baby Back Ribs -- So much for (groan) "All You Can Eat."  I couldn't eat it all. --
T-Jon Loy

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KHEDRYN devastated WHAT? in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
POGO POLEN was demolished by SERGEANT 4 in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
JOBERT DONNER was overpowered by GENERAL 3 in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
CAN I KICK IT? bested M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute fight.
SERGEANT 3 was overpowered by HERO SANDWICH in a 1 minute mismatched match.
KOLMAN POOLE devastated PHIFE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SERGEANT 2 was devastated by CHILI CON CARNAGE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SERGEANT 5 handily defeated LUBANESE SPICE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
EL SEGUNDO viciously subdued DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
TZATAKAN SAUCE won victory over PEARL STONE in a 1 minute fight.
T-JON LOY vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  16 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  18 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 705 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KHEDRYN 3955               14   2  1  126 WRATHMEN (408)
BASHING ATTACK   SERGEANT 4 4901            12   5  2  103 MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
AIMED BLOW       HERO SANDWICH 5021          6   0  0   94 SHEWISH BUFFET (510)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHAT? 4991                 10   2  1   89 TRIBE (507)
WALL OF STEEL    POGO POLEN 5016            16   8  0   78 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JOBERT DONNER 4964.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KHEDRYN 3955.  The ten other most popular fighters were EL SEGUNDO 4992, 
SERGEANT 4 4901, KOLMAN POOLE 5032, GENERAL 3 4905, CAN I KICK IT? 4993, HERO 
SANDWICH 5021, CHILI CON CARNAGE 5020, SERGEANT 5 4908, TZATAKAN SAUCE 5024, and 
WHAT? 4991.

The least popular fighter this week was PHIFE 5015.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SERGEANT 3 4903, JOBERT DONNER 4964, POGO POLEN 5016, T-JON LOY 5048, 
PEARL STONE 5034, LUBANESE SPICE 5026, SERGEANT 2 4900, WHAT? 4991, TZATAKAN SAUCE 
5024, and SERGEANT 5 4908.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KHEDRYN (24-3955) WRATHMEN (408)

                           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