DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/18/2013    Duedate: 01/31/2013

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-562

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TICK ... TOCK
UNNAMEABLES (91)
(60-511) [27-9-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TICK ... TOCK                  POSITION IS EMPTY
UNNAMEABLES (91)               
(60-511) [27-9-0,130]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOFFA                          BIG DOG
BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)      RED DOG GANG (476)
(60-8802) [12-50-1,90]         (60-8882) [15-15-1,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RED DOG GANG (476)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RED DOG GANG (476)          50
2. UNNAMEABLES (91)             8      UNNAMEABLES (91)
3. BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)    4      Unchartered Team
4. THE MOTHERSHIP AH (662)      0
5. EMOTES (668)                 0      GREAT SMIALS (563)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*EMOTES (668)               2   0  0  100   1/ 1 RED DOG GANG (476)        9  6 1
 2/ 2 UNNAMEABLES (91)          85  61  2 58.2   2/ 5 UNNAMEABLES (91)          3  2 0
 3- 3 INGRATE WHITE NORT (348) 152 147 12 50.8   3- 4*THE MOTHERSHIP AH (662)   2  1 0
 4/ 4 RED DOG GANG (476)       622 859 15 42.0   4- 3*EMOTES (668)              1  0 0
 5/ 5 BUGS, SLUGS & THUG (591) 145 220 11 39.7   5/ 6 BUGS, SLUGS & THUG (591)  0  3 0
 6- 6*THE MOTHERSHIP AH (662)    7  19  1 26.9   6- 2 INGRATE WHITE NORT (348)  0  2 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 713): GLINDORA of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 715): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 661): GOLDENEYE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 709): LUCK DEVIL of THE DEVIL'S OWN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 711): DEE NILE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 703): WHIRLING FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 704): SIR BLUEBELL of LORDS INC. (Lord Z., mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 701): STEEL SHARPENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 697): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 694): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 686): GRINCY of BAD GUYS (Mr. Bad Guy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 643): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 329): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 576): LINKIN LOGGER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 561): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 543): GRAHAM CRACKER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 538): THE BLUE PILL of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 259): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 499): MARISAN TEN MEDARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 493): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 485): TIGER JONSALMIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 602): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 713): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 715): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 661): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 709): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 711): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 703): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 704): LORDS INC. (Lord Z, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 701): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 697): DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 694): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 686): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 645): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 329): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 576): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 561): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 543): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 538): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 259): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 499): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 493): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 485): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 602): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 713): BLUE STREAK of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 715): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 660): THE BEAKSTER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 711): DEE NILE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 701): STEEL SHARPENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          PLUTONIUM PUNCH of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 700): GRASSFIRE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                          MOTHIAS of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 697): INSIDIOUS of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                   (turn 322): WILHELM SCREAM of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): MATH of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 560): FENWRIST of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
                          PRIME MINISTER of INGRATE WHITE NORTH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 498): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 484): NAKED LUNCH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in ARADI. 
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  For every 
winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at INGRATE WHITE 
NORTH, who went down to 2nd from 6th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a solid 1-2-0 
outing, UNNAMEABLES has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out 
for DEAD DOG, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing HAPPY PEASANT like 
a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
DIRTY DAWG, who dropped 4 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
RUTHLESS JAYWALKER.  Well, everybody's pal TICK ... TOCK moved his record to 27-9-0 
by defeating HOFFA in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 2 recognition points.  
Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the ARADI giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been real, 
and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TICK ... TOCK 511            27   9  0   130       UNNAMEABLES (91)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAM'EHLA ANDERSON 5844        8   5  1   122       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
-CHOPPED RABBIT 1362          13   2  0   104       UNNAMEABLES (91)
-BEERZILLA 6170                9   8  0    97       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 8802                   12  50  1    90       BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)
-TOCK .. TICK 512             12   6  0    84       UNNAMEABLES (91)
 BIG DOG 8882                 15  15  1    76       RED DOG GANG (476)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEERBARIAN 7361               5   0  1    57       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-1% BURGER 8896                3   2  1    56       THE MOTHERSHIP AH (662)
-99% STUPID 8895               4   2  0    45       THE MOTHERSHIP AH (662)
 DEAD DOG 8962                 3   0  0    43       RED DOG GANG (476)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ERIC GAGN'EH 7402             2   1  0    31       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
-AFK 8952                      2   0  0    29       EMOTES (668)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIRTY DAWG 8940               5   7  1    24       RED DOG GANG (476)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAISY DAWG 8947               5   4  0    23       RED DOG GANG (476)
 ARLENE 8964                   1   0  1    16       RED DOG GANG (476)
-HOPE AND CHANGE 8926          0   2  0     2       THE MOTHERSHIP AH (662)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TRUSTWORTHY SCRI        0  0 0                      ARLENE 8964           562  NONE
DA1 8959                0  1 0 UNNAMEABLES 91       JORGE BLACK ORC       562  NONE
DA2 8960                0  1 0 UNNAMEABLES 91       STONE GOLEM           562  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Afk -- I've said that sometimes, when I was eating... peanut butter, maybe, or
something else that stuck to my tongue. -- Daisy Dawg

Tick .. Tock -- I couldn't wait any longer for you, it's hunting season! -- Fenwrist

And... standbys.  Okay.  Suspicious characters, each one of 'em. -- the other Dogs

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by JORGE BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA2 was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
TICK ... TOCK overcame HOFFA in a 3 minute veteran's Title match.
BIG DOG won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a popular 2 minute master's brawl.
DIRTY DAWG was overpowered by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DEAD DOG devastated HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DAISY DAWG devastated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ARLENE put to death TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 3 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   9 -  0      10  |

Turn 562 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      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TICK ... TOCK 511          27   9  0  130 UNNAMEABLES (91)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEAD DOG 8962               3   0  0   43 RED DOG GANG (476)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOFFA 8802.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BIG DOG 8882.  The ten other most popular fighters were TICK ... TOCK 511, DEAD DOG 
8962, ARLENE 8964, DAISY DAWG 8947, DA1 8959, DA2 8960, HOFFA 8802, DIRTY DAWG 8940,  
0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DIRTY DAWG 8940.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOFFA 8802, DA2 8960, DA1 8959, DAISY DAWG 8947, ARLENE 8964, DEAD DOG 
8962, TICK ... TOCK 511, BIG DOG 8882,  0, and  0.

                           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