DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/17/2013    Duedate: 01/30/2013

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-494

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KOGAN DJIAN
SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3476) [17-5-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KOGAN DJIAN                    TRES
SAND DANCERS (67)              EL CAMINO:DOS (307)
(75-3476) [17-5-0,95]          (75-3481) [5-1-1,73]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WINTER ROSE                    ANGEL
SAND DANCERS (67)              RUNEBLADES (194)
(75-3467) [13-10-0,71]         (75-2193) [3-4-0,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (67)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RUNEBLADES (194)            48
2. CRITICALS (13)              24      CRITICALS (13)
3. EL CAMINO:DOS (307)         20      Unchartered Team
4. OTTODROME 85 (309)           0
5. SAND DANCERS (67)          -17      EL CAMINO:DOS (307)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*OTTODROME 85 (309)         5   0  0  100   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (67)         8  7 0
 2/ 0*EL CAMINO:DOS (307)       22  10  1 68.8   2/ 0 RUNEBLADES (194)          4  1 0
 3/ 2 CRITICALS (13)            58  42  4 58.0   3/ 0*EL CAMINO:DOS (307)       3  1 0
 4/ 0 RUNEBLADES (194)          21  28  2 42.9   4- 2*OTTODROME 85 (309)        2  0 0
 5/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)        981 %1387 27 41.4   5/ 3 CRITICALS (13)            1  2 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===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

     Greetings, Warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir 
to give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Practice pays 
for XAVIER, who pummelled CLAWS OF NIGHT, to pocket 25 points.  A certain someone 
should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 19 points to XAVIER.  
(Discrete enough, CLAWS OF NIGHT?) Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were 
disappointed by TO-FU BACKSTABBER, of JADE MOUNTAIN, who despite a 0-0-0 couldn't 
overcome JADE MOUNTAIN's Number 1.  Word has it one team in JADE MOUNTAIN is using 
psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     And how sociable are JADE MOUNTAIN's warriors?  Come, let us see.  If challenges 
were horses, WINTER ROSE could open up a fast food joint!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  JADE MOUNTAIN, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Green Axe.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOGAN DJIAN 3476             17   5  0    95       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XAVIER 2071                   7   3  1    86       RUNEBLADES (194)
 SECURE DEFENS 490             3   3  0    74       CRITICALS (13)
 TRES 3481                     5   1  1    73       EL CAMINO:DOS (307)
 WINTER ROSE 3467             13  10  0    71       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLAWS OF NIGHT 3496          11   3  0    62       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATERRADO INCREDIBLE 3483      5   1  0    54       EL CAMINO:DOS (307)
 BANDIDOS GUAPO 3480           6   2  0    46       EL CAMINO:DOS (307)
 LOCUTUS 2067                  6   4  0    38       RUNEBLADES (194)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEUNTE 3489                   5   1  0    29       EL CAMINO:DOS (307)
 RAGE 2204                     4   0  0    27       RUNEBLADES (194)
 ANGEL 2193                    3   4  0    24       RUNEBLADES (194)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PIP 3492                      2   0  0    23       OTTODROME 85 (309)
-SPARKY 3494                   2   0  0    22       OTTODROME 85 (309)
 JADE LOTUS 3511               2   4  0    14       SAND DANCERS (67)
 DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY 3509       1   1  0    14       CRITICALS (13)
-HARVEY 3495                   1   0  0    12       OTTODROME 85 (309)
 IRON HANDED 3508              2   2  1    10       CRITICALS (13)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KO-HAIN 3514                  1   2  0     9       SAND DANCERS (67)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
VERAG 3515              0  1 0 RUNEBLADES 194       IRON HANDED 3508      494   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

So we got a five-oh turn this time, and it doesn't MEAN anything, because it was just
us and the standbys out there on the sands.  This is ridiculous, and rather
depressing. -- Kogan Djian, duelmaster by default

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KOGAN DJIAN bested TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title fight.
CLAWS OF NIGHT was vanquished by XAVIER in a 1 minute uneven battle.
WINTER ROSE subdued ATERRADO INCREDIBLE in a action packed 1 minute fight.
TRES devastated SECURE DEFENS in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BANDIDOS GUAPO overpowered WAN-FA THE DANCER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LOCUTUS devastated DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FEUNTE bested JADE LOTUS in a 2 minute match.
ANGEL viciously subdued KO-HAIN in a popular 1 minute gruesome competition.
RAGE vanquished GUARDSMAN TAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
IRON HANDED dispatched VERAG in a 1 minute gruesome beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 494 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   KOGAN DJIAN 3476           17   5  0   95 SAND DANCERS (67)
SLASHING ATTACK  XAVIER 2071                 7   3  1   86 RUNEBLADES (194)
TOTAL PARRY      TRES 3481                   5   1  1   73 EL CAMINO:DOS (307)
STRIKING ATTACK  WINTER ROSE 3467           13  10  0   71 SAND DANCERS (67)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CLAWS OF NIGHT 3496        11   3  0   62 SAND DANCERS (67)
AIMED BLOW       ATERRADO INCREDIBLE 3483    5   1  0   54 EL CAMINO:DOS (307)
LUNGING ATTACK   LOCUTUS 2067                6   4  0   38 RUNEBLADES (194)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WINTER ROSE 3467.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ANGEL 2193.  The ten other most popular fighters were WINTER ROSE 3467, 
FEUNTE 3489, KOGAN DJIAN 3476, LOCUTUS 2067, XAVIER 2071, ATERRADO INCREDIBLE 3483, 
TRES 3481, BANDIDOS GUAPO 3480, JADE LOTUS 3511, and RAGE 2204.

The least popular fighter this week was VERAG 3515.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY 3509, SECURE DEFENS 490, CLAWS OF NIGHT 3496, 
KO-HAIN 3514, IRON HANDED 3508, RAGE 2204, JADE LOTUS 3511, BANDIDOS GUAPO 3480, TRES 
3481, and ATERRADO INCREDIBLE 3483.

                           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