DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-699

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

COMIC BOOK GUY
ANDROID DUNGEON 010 (509)
(25-5571) [13-3-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COMIC BOOK GUY                 CLIFF
ANDROID DUNGEON 010 (509)      DREAM TEAMS (276)
(25-5571) [13-3-0,102]         (25-2649) [0-3-0,3]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BEETLEJUICE                    GASPAR HUELCO
SAY MY NAME (510)              THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5583) [19-16-0,90]         (25-5610) [7-14-0,62]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAY MY NAME (510)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAY MY NAME (510)           58
2. ANDROID DUNGEON 010 (509)   30      BASH BROS CARS (508)
3. HAREM (418)                  1      Unchartered Team
4. DREAM TEAMS (276)            1
5. THE EMPIRE (516)             0      DREAM TEAMS (276)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BASH BROS CARS (508)      35  12  1 74.5   1/ 5 SAY MY NAME (510)         7  4 2
 2/ 2 ANDROID DUNGEON 01 (509)  32  26  1 55.2   2/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    7  8 0
 3/ 3 SAY MY NAME (510)         75  63  4 54.3   3/ 3 HAREM (418)               5  5 0
 4/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   622 613 18 50.4   4/ 6 ANDROID DUNGEON 01 (509)  4  1 0
 5/ 4 HAREM (418)               40  40  1 50.0   5- 2 THE EMPIRE (516)          3  2 0
 6- 6 THE EMPIRE (516)         121 133 10 47.6   6/ 4 BASH BROS CARS (508)      2  4 0
 7/ 0*DREAM TEAMS (276)          5   7  1 41.7   7/ 0*DREAM TEAMS (276)         0  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)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     First I need to thank those who beat me for letting me live.  Thank you to
Shoulda 8 Steak, Cogsworth, and Candyman!  I also lost three times in my Rookies
tournament, but that was a long time ago.
     Assur expected me to die long ago, and was pleasantly surprised.  He hasn't
decided which one or even how he plans to train me.  Time will tell, I suppose.
     Off to the Dark Arena for my last fight.  The team will go inactive until Assur
gets that Dead Battery going again.

-- Flat Tire

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of LYRATILAN!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Bein' on top is great while it 
lasts, THE MIDDLE WAY 4.  But how many friends do you have now?  Up 'n down.  Up 'n 
down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, SAY MY 
NAME's 1st moved them up to 4-0-2 place.  What's with RADIOACTIVE MAN?  It actually 
beat BASH BROS CARS' DOOR DINGS, and walked away with 22 more points from the fight.  
Major screwup at THE MIDDLE WAY 4.  HUBERT KOMBUN lost 18 points to CANDYMAN.  Some 
new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe HUBERT KOMBUN will provide more easy wins...  See how 
the Duelmaster Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's ROWAN ORC?  That sort of initiative 
is how he got where he is now.  The crowds were amazed this turn, as ROWAN ORC killed 
the Duelmaster, FLAT TIRE, leaving BASH BROS CARS in mourning.  So now COMIC BOOK GUY 
gets to be LYRATILAN's Duelmaster.  But what comes around goes around.  I suppose you 
want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
HAREM.  The bums at BASH BROS CARS couldn't face the challenges from HAREM!  No 
excuse for that!  What do people see in SAURON?  His 8-2-1?  SAY MY NAME ain't 
talkin', but he's got 97 points.  SAURON didn't quite know what to make of a 
challenge he received from HEATHER of HAREM, who is 19 points below him.  HEATHER 
perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she was put to death by SAURON and ended up 
with 63 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  SAURON of SAY MY NAME got 12 points for removing another young 
punk.  Tough luck, HAREM!  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
LYRATILAN is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for 
my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COMIC BOOK GUY 5571          13   3  0   102       ANDROID DUNGEON 010 (509)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANTONY 5636                  18  17  1   100       THE EMPIRE (516)
 SAURON 5581                   8   2  1    97       SAY MY NAME (510)
-ANTONIAS 5632                16  13  1    96       THE EMPIRE (516)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEETLEJUICE 5583             19  16  0    90       SAY MY NAME (510)
 CANDYMAN 5582                19  16  0    90       SAY MY NAME (510)
-ELECTRIC SHEEP 5602           7   2  0    85       ANDROID DUNGEON 010 (509)
 JOSH LITTLE 5574             20  21  0    81       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 MELONDIE PRINN 5586          15  19  1    72       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 HUBERT KOMBUN 5587           10  20  2    70       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WYANADA ZOAR 5621            13   6  0    62       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 GASPAR HUELCO 5610            7  14  0    62       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 RADIOACTIVE MAN 5600          6   1  0    57       ANDROID DUNGEON 010 (509)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOOR DINGS 5559              14   7  0    49       BASH BROS CARS (508)
-DEAD BATTERY 5558             4   1  1    46       BASH BROS CARS (508)
-SARRIUS 5630                  8   8  1    43       THE EMPIRE (516)
 DEBBIE 4498                   7   4  0    41       HAREM (418)
-JULIUS 5653                   3   2  3    39       THE EMPIRE (516)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KENNY 2651                    2   3  1    36       DREAM TEAMS (276)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UP AND ATOM!! 5649            3   2  0    31       ANDROID DUNGEON 010 (509)
 STACI 4712                    2   0  0    25       HAREM (418)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANNE 4521                     4   3  0    19       HAREM (418)
-DARYLE 4364                   2   0  0    17       DREAM TEAMS (276)
 DMX 5675                      1   0  1    14       SAY MY NAME (510)
-DEMETRIUS 5652                3   2  0    11       THE EMPIRE (516)
 CLIFF 2649                    0   3  0     3       DREAM TEAMS (276)
-MONIQUE 4602                  0   2  0     2       HAREM (418)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUN        0  0 0                      DMX 5675              699  NONE
FLAT TIRE 5557         17  4 0 BASH BROS CARS 508   ROWAN ORC             699  NONE
HEATHER 4583            4  3 0 HAREM 418            SAURON 5581           699   

                                     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.

Flat Tire -- Truly, I am blessed by your favors!  More not-doing-errands!  I love it.
-- Hubert Kombun

Debbie -- Take that, eh? -- Wyanada Zoar

Heather -- Better you shouldn't have done that.  Now I'm all embarrassed, and you had
no call to do that to me! -- Melondie Prinn

Candyman -- Good teeth, eh? -- Josh Little

Door Dings -- Because of you, I've spent a lot of time in the body shop lately. --
Gaspar Huelco

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FLAT TIRE was dealt death by ROWAN ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HEATHER was murdered by SAURON in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
DEBBIE was viciously subdued by GASPAR HUELCO in a 3 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
COMIC BOOK GUY overpowered JOSH LITTLE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
WYANADA ZOAR was vanquished by BEETLEJUICE in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
CANDYMAN handily defeated HUBERT KOMBUN in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
MELONDIE PRINN won victory over NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 2 minute duel.
RADIOACTIVE MAN overpowered DOOR DINGS in a 3 minute gory uneven duel.
STACI overpowered CLIFF in a 1 minute uneven match.
DMX executed SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  11 -  5      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        30 -  20 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 699 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         5  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   COMIC BOOK GUY 5571        13   3  0  102 ANDROID DUNGEON 010 (509)
AIMED BLOW       SAURON 5581                 8   2  1   97 SAY MY NAME (510)
PARRY-LUNGE      BEETLEJUICE 5583           19  16  0   90 SAY MY NAME (510)
SLASHING ATTACK  CANDYMAN 5582              19  16  0   90 SAY MY NAME (510)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WYANADA ZOAR 5621          13   6  0   62 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
TOTAL PARRY      DOOR DINGS 5559            14   7  0   49 BASH BROS CARS (508)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BEETLEJUICE 5583.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GASPAR HUELCO 5610.  The ten other most popular fighters were RADIOACTIVE 
MAN 5600, COMIC BOOK GUY 5571, CANDYMAN 5582, SAURON 5581, BEETLEJUICE 5583, MELONDIE 
PRINN 5586, DEBBIE 4498, STACI 4712, HEATHER 4583, and WYANADA ZOAR 5621.

The least popular fighter this week was CLIFF 2649.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DOOR DINGS 5559, HUBERT KOMBUN 5587, JOSH LITTLE 5574, DMX 5675, 
WYANADA ZOAR 5621, HEATHER 4583, STACI 4712, DEBBIE 4498, MELONDIE PRINN 5586, and 
BEETLEJUICE 5583.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

FLAT TIRE (25-5557) BASH BROS CARS (508)

                           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