DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/12/2013    Duedate: 01/25/2013

DWES EG ARENA

DM 82    TURN 347

This Week's Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JESSICA
LUROCIANS T108 (9073)
(82-53734) [8-2-1,139]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JESSICA                        ALAKAZAM
LUROCIANS T108 (9073)          PSYCHIC DECK (3621)
(82-53734) [8-2-1,139]         (82-22705) [3-3-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Week's Favorite

YING                           YANG
ERATTA1 (9085)                 ERATTA1 (9085)
(82-53792) [12-6-1,98]         (82-53793) [8-5-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STUFF URBANE MINES (7632)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LUROCIANS T108 (9073)         35 
2. PSYCHIC DECK (3621)           27    LUROCIANS T108 (9073)
3. A MATTER OF TASTE (9440)      13    Unchartered Team
4. THIRSTY THUGS 706 (7947)      13 
5. STUFF URBANE MINES (7632)     13    POSITION IS EMPTY

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THIRSTY THUGS 705 (7946)   1   0  0 100.   1/ 1 STUFF URBANE MINES (7632) 5  3 1
 2/ 0*THIRSTY THUGS 706 (7947)   1   0  0 100.   2/ 2 COLORING (5947)           3  0 0
 3/ 0*THIRSTY THUGS 713 (7954)   1   0  0 100.   3/ 9 COLLEGE RADIO 3 (5444)    3  0 0
 4/ 0 LUROCIANS T108 (9073)     16   4  1 80.0   4- 4*DEVIATION (1697)          2  0 0
 5- 3*MEDAL OF HONOR E5 (8239)   6   2  1 75.0   5-11*NUMBERS GAME II (7841)    2  1 0
 6- 4*TEAM 5 II (7433)           3   1  0 75.0   6/ 0*PSYCHIC DECK (3621)       2  1 0
 7- 6 MEDAL OF HONOR A10 (8206) 15   6  0 71.4   7/ 3 ERATTA1 (9085)            2  4 0
 8/ 8 COLORING (5947)           11   5  0 68.8   8- 5 HANGING LOOSE (9016)      1  0 1
 9- 9*MEDAL OF HONOR I3 (9374)   4   2  0 66.7   9- 7 BAD INTENTIONS (9022)     1  0 0
10-10*GARDEN DEVILS (8544)       2   1  0 66.7  10/ 0 LUROCIANS T108 (9073)     1  0 0
11/ 1*TOP FIVE (4418)            2   1  0 66.7  11- 6*MEDAL OF HONOR I3 (9374)  1  0 0
12/ 7 ERATTA1 (9085)            27  16  1 62.8  12/ 0*THIRSTY THUGS 705 (7946)  1  0 0
13/ 0 A MATTER OF TASTE (9440)  14   9  0 60.9  13/ 0*THIRSTY THUGS 706 (7947)  1  0 0
14-12 MEDAL OF HONOR F4 (9348)  12   8  1 60.0  14/ 0*THIRSTY THUGS 713 (7954)  1  0 0
15/ 0*1980 RAIDERS (1926)        3   2  1 60.0  15-19 MEDAL OF HONOR A9 (8205)  1  0 0
16-13 THE MOTHERSHIP IV (6252)  10   7  1 58.8  16- 8 MEDAL OF HONOR A10 (8206) 1  0 0
17-14*NUMBERS GAME II (7841)     4   3  0 57.1  17-12*4 LETTER TREASURE (8402)  1  0 0
18/ 0 PROJECT HAYSEED (854)     13  10  1 56.5  18-14 THE MOTHERSHIP IV (6252)  1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-15 BAD INTENTIONS (9022)      9   7  1 56.2  19-16 LAME SUPERHEROES (3766)   1  0 0
20-16 MEDAL OF HONOR A9 (8205)   9   7  0 56.2  20/ 0*1980 RAIDERS (1926)       1  0 0
21-17*DEVIATION (1697)          10   8  1 55.6  21-25 PLACES 2C URBANE (7633)   1  1 0
22-19 EVERYBODY RUN!!! (3986)    5   5  1 50.0  22/36 INQUISITION 0302 (3010)   1  1 0
23/11*MONTY'S ARMY (4993)        2   2  0 50.0  23/24 PSU RADIO (5441)          1  2 0
24/22 INQUISITION 0302 (3010)   10  11  1 47.6  24/31*ARCANE LOCKJAW (6310)     0  4 0
25-21 MEDAL OF HONOR E3 (8237)   6   7  1 46.2  25/27 NUCLEAR WASTES (7975)     0  3 0
26-23*4 LETTER TREASURE (8402)   4   5  2 44.4  26/22*MONTY'S ARMY (4993)       0  2 0
27-24 HANGING LOOSE (9016)      11  14  1 44.0  27/ 0 A MATTER OF TASTE (9440)  0  1 0
28/25 NUCLEAR WASTES (7975)     13  18  0 41.9  28/ 0*G FORCER (9077)           0  1 0
29-26 MEDAL OF HONOR F2 (9347)  10  14  0 41.7  29-17 MEDAL OF HONOR F2 (9347)  0  1 0
30-27 MEDAL OF HONOR F10 (9353)  7  10  1 41.2  30-28 MEDAL OF HONOR F4 (9348)  0  1 0
31-28 MEMPHIS DELIGHTS (4911)    9  13  0 40.9  31-29 MEDAL OF HONOR F10 (9353) 0  1 0
32/30 PSU RADIO (5441)          13  23  1 36.1  32-18*GARDEN DEVILS (8544)      0  1 0
33/31 STUFF URBANE MINES (7632) 12  22  1 35.3  33-20 MEDAL OF HONOR E3 (8237)  0  1 0
34/32 COLLEGE RADIO 3 (5444)    18  35  0 34.0  34-30*MEDAL OF HONOR E5 (8239)  0  1 0
35/ 0*PSYCHIC DECK (3621)        6  12  0 33.3  35-33*LAZY 26 (8372)            0  1 0
36/29*ARCANE LOCKJAW (6310)      4   8  0 33.3  36-34*TEAM 5 II (7433)          0  1 0
37-33 PLACES 2C URBANE (7633)   12  26  1 31.6  37/15*TOP FIVE (4418)           0  1 0
38-35*LAZY 26 (8372)             2   6  0 25.0  38-21 MEMPHIS DELIGHTS (4911)   0  1 0
39-36 LAME SUPERHEROES (3766)    5  17  0 22.7  39-35 EVERYBODY RUN!!! (3986)   0  1 0
40/ 0*G FORCER (9077)            0   1  0  0.0  40/ 0 PROJECT HAYSEED (854)     0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
DWES EG brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  With any luck, I can sneak into The 
Dripping Blade and join INQUISITION 0302's celebration over their good record this 
turn.  22nd place, not bad.  Why not, I'm having a good day, so I feel sorry for TOP 
FIVE, who went 0-1-0 and dropped 22 into 37th.  Here's my pity, for what it's worth.  
Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see JESSICA win a fight and gain 35 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, JESSICA beat YING and YING lost 14 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, PROFESSOR IVY 
has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out 
with the old, in with the new, as JESSICA takes the Title and last week's bar tab 
from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Dripping Blade, humph!  I've tasted better 
ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From DWES EG's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  DWES EG, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
LAME SUPERHEROES the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And 
who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It 
was ERATTA1.  Ha ha ha ha!  I notice YELLOW challenging down 32 points to fight 
CRUISER ION, COLORING doubtless has some rotten excuse for such an insult to honor.  
And sorry to say, YELLOW won victory over CRUISER ION, leaving a bad feeling with the 
crowd.  I think exploitive snob is the term I'm looking for.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in DWES EG to get a drink than The Dripping 
Blade!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have 
too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad to see the back of this place-- 
Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JESSICA 53734                 8   2  1 139         LUROCIANS T108 (9073)     

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PROFESSOR IVY 23587           2   6    148         LAME SUPERHEROES (3766)   
 YELLOW 36005                 11   5    123         COLORING (5947)           
-EMERALD TWIST 37689           8   2    111         THE MOTHERSHIP IV (6252)  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YING 53792                   12   6  1  98         ERATTA1 (9085)            

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BAMBINA BALLERINA 11705       6   1     84         DEVIATION (1697)          
 CRUISER ION 32979            11  11     80         PSU RADIO (5441)          
-GODSLAYER 53475               9   7  1  74         BAD INTENTIONS (9022)     
 COAL 45399                    5   6  1  74         STUFF URBANE MINES (7632) 
 MONTY BURNS 55805            12  14     68         NUCLEAR WASTES (7975)     
-GRUNT 90 48961                6   2  1  67         MEDAL OF HONOR E5 (8239)  

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VERNON MCGARITY 55330        12   8  1  66         MEDAL OF HONOR F4 (9348)  
-RULE OF 72 46717              4   2     66         NUMBERS GAME II (7841)    
 KID CUDI 56222                5   8     63         COLLEGE RADIO 3 (5444)    
 BELLE 56362                   8   4     62         A MATTER OF TASTE (9440)  
 UNI-BALL 19450                6   7     62         INQUISITION 0302 (3010)   
-QUADZILLA 24967               4   5  1  62         EVERYBODY RUN!!! (3986)   
-GOLD 49985                    1   0     61         4 LETTER TREASURE (8402)  
-BILL WEEVIL 50777             2   1     60         GARDEN DEVILS (8544)      
-CLETO RODRIQUEZ 48789         9   7     59         MEDAL OF HONOR A9 (8205)  
-ENTRANA 45405                 6   4  1  59         PLACES 2C URBANE (7633)   

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YANG 53793                    8   5     54         ERATTA1 (9085)            
 ALAKAZAM 22705                3   3     52         PSYCHIC DECK (3621)       
 TIM THE ENCHANTER 30458       2   2     45         MONTY'S ARMY (4993)       
-JAMES MILLS 55323            10  14     44         MEDAL OF HONOR F2 (9347)  
-CASHEWS 44260                 3   1     42         TEAM 5 II (7433)          
-CHARLES MCGIAHA 55902         4   2     35         MEDAL OF HONOR I3 (9374)  
-ZEN JOINT 49835               2   6     34         LAZY 26 (8372)            

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOE MANN 48950                6   7  1  33         MEDAL OF HONOR E3 (8237)  
 DAVE CASPER 13211             3   2  1  32         1980 RAIDERS (1926)       
-MITHRIL 45401                 3   5     32         STUFF URBANE MINES (7632) 
-HELLS CUCINA 11701            3   1     31         DEVIATION (1697)          

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAITING ROOM 27215            2   1     21         TOP FIVE (4418)           
-GOLD 45398                    2   5     19         STUFF URBANE MINES (7632) 
 HAUNTER 22701                 2   0     18         PSYCHIC DECK (3621)       
 WOBUFFET 28508                1   1     15         PSYCHIC DECK (3621)       
 CHILLY WILLY 47297            1   0     13         THIRSTY THUGS 706 (7947)  
 KATE 47333                    1   0     11         THIRSTY THUGS 713 (7954)  
 COCKROACH 47295               1   0      9         THIRSTY THUGS 705 (7946)  
 CRITICAL'S PECS 56183         0   2      6         ARCANE LOCKJAW (6310)     
 HAYSEED X-V 6118              0   2      2         PROJECT HAYSEED (854)     
 1 53754                       0   1      1         G FORCER (9077)           

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GETTY GITTIN' 56361     0  1 0 ARCANE LOCKJAW 6310  ARENAMASTER           347  NONE
BRIEF 53790             3  3 0 ERATTA1 9085         WURM KIN              347  NONE
NOT MUCH 56073          0  1 0 ERATTA1 9085         SHEWISH GIANT         347  NONE
SOLDIER 32 55357        7  9 1 MEDAL OF HONOR  9353 COAL 45399            345   

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                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BRIEF was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GETTY GITTIN' was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
NOT MUCH was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
YELLOW devastated CRUISER ION in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
TIM THE ENCHANTER was defeated by UNI-BALL in a 2 minute Challenge match.
YING was bested by JESSICA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's Title duel.
MONTY BURNS was overpowered by COAL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ALAKAZAM was savagely defeated by YANG in a action packed 2 minute expert's melee.
BELLE was vanquished by KID CUDI in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DAVE CASPER won victory over WAITING ROOM in a 1 minute fight.
WOBUFFET defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 3 minute gruesome match.
HAUNTER savagely defeated HAYSEED X-V in a 6 minute brutal novice's fight.
CRITICAL'S PECS was devastated by CHILLY WILLY in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
COCKROACH savagely defeated 1 in a 1 minute gory amateur's match.
KATE handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  18 -  2      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  15 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        31 -  36 -  0      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  11 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  12 -  1      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 347 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  JESSICA -11802              8   2  1  139 LUROCIANS T108 (9073)
BASHING ATTACK   YELLOW -29531              11   5  0  123 COLORING (5947)
WALL OF STEEL    BELLE -9174                 8   4  0   62 A MATTER OF TASTE (9440)
LUNGING ATTACK   YANG -11743                 8   5  0   54 ERATTA1 (9085)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is YING -11744.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
YANG -11743.  The ten other most popular fighters were UNI-BALL 19450, JESSICA 
-11802, TIM THE ENCHANTER 30458, YING -11744, WOBUFFET 28508, COCKROACH -18241, KATE 
-18203, YELLOW -29531, COAL -20137, and KID CUDI -9314.

The least popular fighter this week was 1 -11782.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CRITICAL'S PECS -9353, BELLE -9174, ALAKAZAM 22705, MONTY BURNS -9731, 
CRUISER ION -32557, NOT MUCH -9463, GETTY GITTIN' -9175, BRIEF -11746, WAITING ROOM 
27215, and DAVE CASPER 13211.

                           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