DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/06/2017    Duedate: 03/18/2017

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-658

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NADA NADS
NO 11 (482)
(62-4930) [12-4-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NADA NADS                      POSITION IS EMPTY
NO 11 (482)                    
(62-4930) [12-4-0,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BASHER FORCE                   FALLING STAR
STRIKER FORCE (19)             CM - SCORPIO (464)
(62-4872) [22-23-3,92]         (62-4952) [4-2-1,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STRIKER FORCE (19)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STRIKER FORCE (19)          23
2. NO 11 (482)                 21      NO 11 (482)
3. CM - SCORPIO (464)           6      Unchartered Team
4. GAMERTAGS (479)              0
5. FLOYD'S BREWERY (267)        0      BLACK DRAGONS (425)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 NO 11 (482)               13   5  0 72.2   1- 1*GAMERTAGS (479)           8  0 0
 2- 1 FLOYD'S BREWERY (267)    105  43  9 70.9   2/ 2 STRIKER FORCE (19)        5  6 0
 3/ 3 CM - SCORPIO (464)       112  71  3 61.2   3/ 3 CM - SCORPIO (464)        4  3 0
 4- 4*GAMERTAGS (479)           12   9  1 57.1   4- 4 FLOYD'S BREWERY (267)     3  0 0
 5- 5 SPNSH INQUISITION (191)  177 147  6 54.6   5/ 5 NO 11 (482)               2  1 0
 6/ 6 STRIKER FORCE (19)       160 140 12 53.3   6- 6 SPNSH INQUISITION (191)   0  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  VALAMANTIS needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Like, GAMERTAGS 
had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by STRIKER FORCE!  Way to 
go STRIKER FORCE!  MVP award for STRIKER FARCE?  STRIKER FORCE's proud of him after 
beating DANGEROUS CRIMINAL and getting 12 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  
FALLING STAR got smashed by STICKER FORCE, and lost 3 points!  Oh, wow, like the 
Duelmaster must be the most popular gal in all VALAMANTIS.  She got the most 
challenges.  (But what about proposals?) Like, NADA NADS must be pretty gutsy!  It 
challenged the Duelmaster from CM - SCORPIO.  Does this beast have a death wish or 
what!  Was that a tear I saw in NADA NADS' eye, as it took over Duelmastership?  And 
wasn't VENUS fit to be tied!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  STRIKER FORCE 
was the most avoided team.  Is a 160-140-12 record really that scary?  Is there some 
deep dark secret why CM - SCORPIO's been avoiding STRIKER FORCE so much?  Or is it 
just that they're too scared?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NADA NADS 4930               12   4  0   115       NO 11 (482)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STIR IKE 4907                16   3  2   113       STRIKER FORCE (19)
-SHLITZ 2723                  23   5  0   107       FLOYD'S BREWERY (267)
 VENUS 4802                   20  12  0   100       CM - SCORPIO (464)
 BASHER FORCE 4872            22  23  3    92       STRIKER FORCE (19)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOBGOBLIN 4620               11   2  1    83       FLOYD'S BREWERY (267)
-STELLA ARTOIS 4628            9   2  0    78       FLOYD'S BREWERY (267)
-ANANGRY9YEAROLD 4897          5   1  1    73       GAMERTAGS (479)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MERCURY 4801                  8  13  0    66       CM - SCORPIO (464)
 STRIKER FARCE 4946            8   2  2    61       STRIKER FORCE (19)
-PSUNAMI FORCE 4920            6   2  0    57       STRIKER FORCE (19)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOEGARDEN 4625                4   3  0    49       FLOYD'S BREWERY (267)
-ROLLING ROCK 4716             3   1  0    43       FLOYD'S BREWERY (267)
-TAW BUNYAN 4900               3   1  0    42       GAMERTAGS (479)
 STICKER FORCE 4943            8   5  0    39       STRIKER FORCE (19)
-STUNNING RED 2711             4   2  0    36       SPNSH INQUISITION (191)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FALLING STAR 4952             4   2  1    29       CM - SCORPIO (464)
-SOFT CUSHION 2708             4   2  0    28       SPNSH INQUISITION (191)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOST IN SPACE 4944            4   2  0    23       CM - SCORPIO (464)
-SMOOTH CRIMINAL 4945          2   0  0    23       GAMERTAGS (479)
-CARDINAL FANG 2710            3   3  0    20       SPNSH INQUISITION (191)
-MORBIDLY OBEAST 4941          1   0  0    13       GAMERTAGS (479)
-DISH RACK 2709                2   4  0    10       SPNSH INQUISITION (191)
-YON FERN 4927                 1   1  0     9       NO 11 (482)
-IWONAMATHDEBATE 4942          1   0  0     9       GAMERTAGS (479)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BIG DIPPER 4953         0  1 0 CM - SCORPIO 464     SPYMASTER             658  NONE
THE TWINS 4937          3  4 0 CM - SCORPIO 464     STRIKER FARCE 4946    654  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BIG DIPPER was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NADA NADS devastated VENUS in a action packed 3 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
BASHER FORCE was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
STRIKER FARCE overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STICKER FORCE won victory over FALLING STAR in a crowd pleasing 5 minute brutal fight.
LOST IN SPACE bested CULT MEMBER in a 4 minute competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -   7 -  3      74  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 658 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   NADA NADS 4930             12   4  0  115 NO 11 (482)
TOTAL PARRY      VENUS 4802                 20  12  0  100 CM - SCORPIO (464)
STRIKING ATTACK  STRIKER FARCE 4946          8   2  2   61 STRIKER FORCE (19)
AIMED BLOW       STICKER FORCE 4943          8   5  0   39 STRIKER FORCE (19)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BASHER FORCE 4872.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FALLING STAR 4952.  The ten other most popular fighters were NADA NADS 4930, 
STICKER FORCE 4943, STRIKER FARCE 4946, BASHER FORCE 4872, VENUS 4802, BIG DIPPER 
4953, LOST IN SPACE 4944,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was LOST IN SPACE 4944.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BIG DIPPER 4953, VENUS 4802, BASHER FORCE 4872, STRIKER FARCE 
4946, STICKER FORCE 4943, NADA NADS 4930, FALLING STAR 4952,  0,  0, and  0.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     MOJO'S MONKEY (16-4101) THE FUN BUNCH  (396) 
                     LEAPING LEPER (33-7940) HALLOWIENERS  (635) 
                       EMERALD CITY (47-7896) LAND OF OZ  (217) 
                   SILVERTHORN (60-8840) SUPERIOR FORCES 60  (654) 
                       KAYCRON (63-2900) SUPERIOR FORCES  (235) 
                          MADONNA (63-3068) BAD GIRLS  (325) 
                   LEAST SHREW (70-6374) SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  (529) 
                 THE GREAT PUMPKIN (82-4576) LEGENEDS OF TKE 2  (618) 
                            HARV (82-35034) MY TCS  (5768) 
                      PERPETUAL (84-14073) OTTODROME 13  (2485) 
                        GEEZER (84-20642) GETTING OLD  (3683) 
                      LAST STRAW (84-24737) OTTODROME 41  (4393) 
                       LINT (84-29649) TUM'S ALL STARS  (5238) 
                PROFANELY ABUNDANT (84-42331) WINTER 2013 XIII  (7355) 
                   ZOMBIE BABY (84-53039) SPIRIT'S SPIRITS  (9134) 
                        CHILI (85-8953) MADE WITH MEAT  (1634) 
                   VINEGAR STROKES (85-9814) THE LEAGUE II  (1787) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                          MAKING YOUR CHALLENGES GO THROUGH

     First, you need to be sure you are making your challenges correctly.
     1.  Are you writing down the warrior I.D. number of the warrior you want to 
challenge?
     2.  Is your handwriting clear?
     3.  Is the warrior you are challenging within range of your warrior?  Warriors 
can challenge within their own class and the next higher class, plus the "Challenger" 
classes can also challenge the next lower class.  So, an Adept can challenge Adepts 
and Challenger Adepts.  A Challenger Adept can challenge Adepts, Challenger Adepts, 
and Champions.  (Try not to challenge down, though.  Besides being unsportsmanlike and 
making everyone mad, it isn't advantageous to your warriors.  They need to fight more 
experienced warriors so they will learn.)
     4.  Are your warriors eligible to make challenges?  If they didn't fight within 
the last two turns, then they can't challenge.
     5.  Are the warriors they want to fight eligible to receive challenges?  If they 
didn't fight within the last two turns, then they can't be challenged.

     Next, adjust your choices for the maximum likelihood of getting your challenges.  
There are several things that will help:
     1.  Have each of your warriors challenge two different opponents from two 
different teams.  That way, if the first opponent's team doesn't fight that turn, you 
still might get your second challenge.
     2.  Use your avoids.  Have each warrior avoid the teams of whoever you think 
might be likely to challenge him.  If you can get out of being challenged, that 
increases your chance of getting your own challenge through.
     3.  Don't challenge warriors who didn't fight last turn.  The odds are higher 
that they won't be fighting this turn.
     4.  Don't challenge warriors who might be involved in a bloodfeud (either as the 
killers, or the avengers).  A bloodfeud challenge has priority over all other 
challenges.
     5.  Don't challenge Tournament Victors.  A TV challenge has priority over all 
other challenges except bloodfeuds.  You'll need to do a little research in back 
issues of the newsletter to find out who the TVs are.
     6.  Don't challenge warriors who you know are going to challenge someone else, or 
are going to get challenged by someone else.  Your challenge has a better chance of 
getting through if it is the only challenge to that particular warrior.
     7.  Don't challenge the "easy pickings."  That is, warriors above you who have 
way too few fights or very bad records for where they are ranked.  They will tend to 
get challenged a lot.
     8.  Don't challenge warriors who are likely to be avoiding your team.  This 
includes any warrior your team fought within the last two turns.
     Well, it sounds like I've eliminated just about everybody, doesn't it?  Of course 
you can challenge opponents who fit into one or more of those categories; just try to 
find ones who don't.  Your idea candidate for a challenge is:  A warrior ranked 
somewhat above your warrior in the same class, or in the next higher class, with a few 
more fights than your warrior, and a winning record, who isn't a TV and isn't 
currently at war with anyone.
     I hope this will be of some help to you.

                                                  The Rogue She-Puppy