DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/29/2013    Duedate: 02/25/2013

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-260

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MRALISSA LOON
MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
(73-5939) [14-10-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MRALISSA LOON                  POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)            
(73-5939) [14-10-0,99]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FRISBEE                        MRALISSA LOON
FOUND IN THE SAND (299)        MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
(73-3098) [17-15-0,87]         (73-5939) [14-10-0,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PALINDROMES (693)           22
2. THE BEGINNING (355)         13      MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
3. MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)          5      Unchartered Team
4. ALPHABET SOUP (39)           0
5. SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)         0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 4 WAY BACK WHEN (659)       42   4  1 91.3   1/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       8  7 0
 2- 6 SUPER STARS (629)         63  19  3 76.8   2- 3 ALPHABET SOUP (39)        6  3 0
 3- 7 THREE BLIND VICES (660)    9   3  1 75.0   3- 1 SUPER STARS (629)         4  1 0
 4- 8 MONGOL HORDE (658)        64  22  3 74.4   4- 8 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      2  0 0
 5- 9 SUE'S BOYS (632)          65  26  4 71.4   5- 5 WAY BACK WHEN (659)       2  0 0
 6-11 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      29  13  1 69.0   6/20 PALINDROMES (693)         2  0 0
 7-12 THE BULLS (43)           200 105 11 65.6   7- 6 THE BULLS (43)            2  2 0
 8-14 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      428 342 37 55.6   8/12 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   2  2 0
 9-16 ALPHABET SOUP (39)       132 120 10 52.4   9-13 THE FLYING FISHES (695)   2  3 0
10/19 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)      183 194  5 48.5  10/ 0 THE BEGINNING (355)       1  0 0
11/21 PALINDROMES (693)         96 106  7 47.5  11- 4 SUE'S BOYS (632)          1  0 0
12/20 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   71  79  1 47.3  12-11 THREE BLIND VICES (660)   1  1 0
13-22 THE FLYING FISHES (695)   43  51  4 45.7  13-21 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       0  1 0
14/ 0 THE BEGINNING (355)      108 129  6 45.6  14-10 MONGOL HORDE (658)        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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 356): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 306): MASSEY of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 330): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): SOUTH SPOON of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 311): MOLDAR NAY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 305): GLOATING GARDENIA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 289): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 282): JOHN WAYNE of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 258): HALIFAX of BOMBS AWAY (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 259): TOO SHORT of BASH BROS HAIR CUT (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 259): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 74): CONTRACT BRIDGE of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 257): GABBER KNIGHT of 500 BPM (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 356): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 306): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 330): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): OBG! (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 311): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 305): BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 289): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 282): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 258): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 259): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 256): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 74): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 257): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 305): WOXTON of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): LATKA of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): MATH of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 281): KING MIDAS of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 280): INUYASHA of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 259): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It has been a LONG road for me to get to here.  I was rolled up by the Sandman
long ago.  He decided I wasn't worth his time very early in my career.  Then Assur
picked up the team to get a raw basher recruit.  Not surprisingly, Assur's concern
was only for the basher.  He saw a bit of potential in me, so kept  me on the team.
He's a hard master, requiring lots of work in the training facility and doesn't
promise you'll ever fight on the sands (especially if you aren't a basher), but he is
fair and patient.
     After the Sunglasses he found and took over this team for became immortal, I was
worried.  But now again he is giving me the chance I've always wanted.  And here I
sit on the throne.  I'd like to think I've turned the corner on my career and my
recent winnings are going to continue, but I'm not ignorant.  I will continue to work
and hopefully gain the title of Lord Protector soon!

Frisbee

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  MIDDLE WAY 18 now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep 
it.  Take a look at PALINDROMES' act, as they have a 1-0-0 week and gain 14 places in 
the team ranking.  A stormcloud is brewing over the SUE'S BOYS guildhouse.  Rumor 
says any more weeks like this ones 0-0-0 may send the team to the Dark Arena.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for WONTON NOT NOW, who flew up 22 points in the rankings after 
mashing TALITHA SEALE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days 
it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  TALITHA SEALE lost to WONTON NOT NOW and 
drops 19 points.  In front of all the crowds, MRALISSA LOON took the Duelmaster's 
crown for hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Advice to bashers--never force 
anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Well, the dead guy STRIKER MATCHUPS just took BASH BROS 
BASHERS off his Christmas card list.  The poor guy's bloodfeud just expired with 
zippo results.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very 
important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ERINIKA have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MRALISSA LOON 5939           14  10  0    99       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEN ROTHLESBURGER 5504       17   4  0   130       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-BEER KHAN 5755               20   6  1   125       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-KENNY CHESNEY 5517           15   5  0   118       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
-HINES WARD 5505              16   2  0   116       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-DEATHFROMABOVE 5766          10   1  0   116       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
-CHAKA KHAN 5760              13   4  0   115       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-JEROME BETTIS 5501           15   6  1   113       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-KITTY 5765                   17   1  0   112       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
-SAM THE SHAFT 5762           15   2  1   112       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
-SUN LIGHT 5489               16   3  1   106       SUPER STARS (629)
-BULL MARKET 4124             22  10  1   103       THE BULLS (43)
-BRAD PAISLEY 5520            14   6  1   103       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
-SILVER BULL ION 5149         11   3  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
-POP KHAN 5757                 9   2  0   100       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 BURIED TREASURE 4264         15  15  0    98       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-PRODIGAL SUN 5851            10   1  0    96       SUPER STARS (629)
-DUM BULL 5669                21   2  0    95       THE BULLS (43)
-ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL 5502      13   9  2    93       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUN STROKE 5486              14   5  1    89       SUPER STARS (629)
 FRISBEE 3098                 17  15  0    87       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-SUN RAY 5490                 14   4  0    85       SUPER STARS (629)
-KHAN D. DATE 5756            15   4  0    84       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-SUN TZU 5488                  9   4  1    77       SUPER STARS (629)
-R.S.I. 3888                   6   1  0    70       ALPHABET SOUP (39)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DRUGS 5767                    9   3  1    69       THREE BLIND VICES (660)
-F.U.B.A.R. 4196              11   7  1    67       ALPHABET SOUP (39)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STUB BULL 5485               10  21  1    66       THE BULLS (43)
-P.D.Q. 4628                   5   9  0    65       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
 WONTON NOT NOW 6069           6   2  0    61       PALINDROMES (693)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-I.R.S. 4629                   7   6  0    55       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-EVE 3232                     12  10  0    52       THE BEGINNING (355)
-TIGER SHARK 6109             10   8  1    43       THE FLYING FISHES (695)
-KHAN KISSEDADOOR 5838         4   6  1    42       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 TALITHA SEALE 5959           10   7  0    40       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-STINGRAY 6111                 8  11  0    39       THE FLYING FISHES (695)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADAM 4648                     2   4  0    30       THE BEGINNING (355)
-ENGLISH LEATHER 6100          3   1  1    28       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-BEACH BUM 4522                2   6  0    28       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-ORCA 6107                     6   6  1    25       THE FLYING FISHES (695)
-DR. AWKWARD 6072              3   3  1    25       PALINDROMES (693)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MUD PUPPY 6105                3   1  0    23       THE FLYING FISHES (695)
 URSULA ZAROFF 6114            2   4  0    22       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 RAEMOND PURR 6084             5   4  0    19       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-TURKEY VULTURE 6098           3   1  0    19       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-SNEAKERS 5021                 2   1  0    16       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-HYDROGEN 4647                 1   6  0    15       THE BEGINNING (355)
-TIME 5020                     1   0  0    15       THE BEGINNING (355)
-BIG IN JAPAN 6097             2   2  0     8       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-BLUEGILL 6104                 1   3  0     7       THE FLYING FISHES (695)
 YILDOR ZANE 6121              1   4  0     7       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-F.B.I. 5016                   1   2  0     5       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-NEW GUINEA PIG 6101           0   4  0     4       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-BELGIAN WAFFLE 6123           0   1  0     1       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STRIKER MATCHUPS 6120   8  3 0 BASH BROS BASHER 696 STUB BULL 5485        256  NOT REVENGED
HUNGARY HIPPO 6102      2  2 0 WORLDWIDE GORE 36    O'LEARY 6037          257   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

F.U.B.A.R. -- Ha!  Embarrassed you, didn't I? -- Mralissa Loon, crowing while she has
the chance
P.S.  And FOUR skills for me!  Thank you.

Stingray -- This is no time for a fish to be out flying.  Freezing rain, you know. --
Talitha Seale

Wonton Not Now -- When, then? -- Raemond Purr

Mud Puppy -- I didn't sign up for mud wrestling! -- Yildor Zane

F.B.I. -- Aha!  You're a golem.  I might have guessed. -- Ursula Zaroff

Crip -- Pretty sure I challenged with B.T., but at this point, it's been two months
and I can't remember strats I put in a few days ago... -- Assur

Sunlight revealed too much (like my weaknesses)! -- Buried Treasure

Raemond Purr -- Does your name mean something?  It comes off the tongue nicely,
regardless, as did my victory. -- Wonton Not Now

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FRISBEE was bested by MRALISSA LOON in a action packed 1 minute master's Title fight.
BURIED TREASURE demolished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
TALITHA SEALE was vanquished by WONTON NOT NOW in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
RAEMOND PURR was overpowered by ADAM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
URSULA ZAROFF devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
YILDOR ZANE was savagely defeated by MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    69 -  25 -  2      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       33 -  15 -  1      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  11 -  1      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  16 -  2      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   9 -  2      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW        29 -  28 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  17 -  0      32  |

Turn 260 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MRALISSA LOON 5939         14  10  0   99 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FRISBEE 3098               17  15  0   87 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
BASHING ATTACK   WONTON NOT NOW 6069         6   2  0   61 PALINDROMES (693)
SLASHING ATTACK  TALITHA SEALE 5959         10   7  0   40 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FRISBEE 3098.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MRALISSA LOON 5939.  The ten other most popular fighters were BURIED TREASURE 
4264, WONTON NOT NOW 6069, ADAM 4648, URSULA ZAROFF 6114, FRISBEE 3098, TALITHA SEALE 
5959, RAEMOND PURR 6084, YILDOR ZANE 6121,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was YILDOR ZANE 6121.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RAEMOND PURR 6084, TALITHA SEALE 5959, FRISBEE 3098, URSULA 
ZAROFF 6114, ADAM 4648, WONTON NOT NOW 6069, BURIED TREASURE 4264, MRALISSA LOON 
5939,  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