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Who will win the final battle of Warriors of Armok, and how?

Fireheart (beheading)
- 5 (33.3%)
Fireheart (bisection)
- 1 (6.7%)
Fireheart (cleaving)
- 5 (33.3%)
Nichaey (beheading)
- 3 (20%)
Nichaey (bisection)
- 1 (6.7%)
Nichaey (cleaving)
- 0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 15


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Re: Warriors of Armok: Magma of Life [The Phoenix Opening: Round 1]
« Reply #150 on: July 09, 2009, 05:05:36 pm »

I've also thought of something that i'd like an opinion on. As you all know many of these fights have been determined by who gets the first hit in. I've tested this and if I give every single dwarf 1 skill point in their weapon skill, armour user, shield user and wrestler then the fights rely on equipment much more. It's possible that this could have effected the outcome of earlier fights, but it's too late for that. At the end of Round One I could do this to all the dwarves and i'd like to know if that's alright.

Hmm, that implies that there is something like "unskilled" underneath dabbling at 0xp, then. Interesting.

I'm all for moving the outcome of the fights towards skill and equipment over pure speed and luck.
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Re: Warriors of Armok: Magma of Life [The Phoenix Opening: Round 1]
« Reply #151 on: July 09, 2009, 06:45:37 pm »

How are you going to keep people skilled appropriately so they don't get all sorts of experience i the exhibition fights so they can come to the tourney's and kick ass?  Or is that where this rank business comes in? Rank 1 = Novice, Rank 2 = Regular, Rank 3 = Adept (etc).

Rank and experience wont be related. As for any future tournaments, if that's what you're talking about, they will probably only be done with dwarves of the same rank. This will likely be the only tournament in which all the dwarves take part, unless of course there was to be a final tournament which could happen when the new DF version comes out and a new DC (or something like it) comes out.

Rysith: I don't think so, dabbling is the same as having no skill as far as I know.

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Re: Warriors of Armok: Magma of Life [The Phoenix Opening: Round 1]
« Reply #152 on: July 09, 2009, 08:45:15 pm »

Wouldn't no skill be where it isn't even listed though? I would think dabbling means they have some tiny bit of skill.
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« Reply #153 on: July 09, 2009, 10:28:13 pm »

Dabbling means they have experience in the skill but I don't think it improves the skill. Level 1 is novice in DC which is what i'd give the dwarves.

The last two matches of round 1 should be up tomorrow. Maybe.  :)

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Re: Warriors of Armok: Magma of Life [The Phoenix Opening: Round 1]
« Reply #154 on: July 10, 2009, 09:06:24 pm »

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Re: Warriors of Armok: Magma of Life [The Phoenix Opening: Round 1]
« Reply #155 on: July 10, 2009, 10:53:31 pm »

The Phoenix Opening: Round 1

Match 7: ToonyMan Dwellingmirrors vs. Damug ďThe BerserkerĒ Wounddune

Rith: Match 7 of The Phoenix Opening is being prepared and what a match-up itís going to be. Two dwarves, nearly identical setups with only slight differences in weapon and chain mail. Either dwarf could take this one.

Stakud: This is the kind of match-up you might get in the quarter-finals so this is a real treat for a round one and our audience. I really think that both of these dwarves could do well in the next round but there are only do many spots and one of them needs to go. Will it be this dwarf? Entering the arena from the western doorway is ToonyMan Dwellingmirrors!

Spoiler: ToonyMan (click to show/hide)

Rith: Two dwarves have moved on with fabulous displays of brutality using the war hammer and will be the weapon of choice for ToonyMan here tonight. Though considered to be on the heavy armour side of things Toonyman still has plenty of maneuverability and shouldnít slow him down.

Stakud: And here comes ToonyManís opponent, wielding a battle axe that would send shivers down the spine of an elephant, provided the elephant was alone and had crippled legs, itís Damug ďThe BerserkerĒ Wounddune!

Spoiler: Damug (click to show/hide)

Rith: Hmm... Damug seems to be slowed down a bit considering he has the same basic equipment as ToonyMan.

Stakud: I think it might be the battle axe, I hear tell that they are quite heavy compared to other weapons.

 Rith: You learn something new everyday. Anyways, Damug has pretty much the same setup as Toonyman, only he was able to afford as slightly better chain mail in exchange for a cheaper weapon. Though they vastly differ in price, their overall efficiency as instruments of death arenít that different. Some might say Damugís axe is even better.

Stakud: I guess it pays to be market savvy. Whether this will play into the fight we will see, though Iím still not ready to make a prediction.

Rith: Neither am I, I think both dwarves are going to have to give it that extra effort if theyíre to come out on top. The signal has been given and this match is underway!

Stakud: There they go, charging headlong at each other. And its ToonyMan with the first attack bug Damug evades it; they collide into each other and go tumbling to the ground together!

Rith: Getting up they are circling each other, waiting for the other to make the first move. There goes Damug with a slash of his axe to ToonyManís chest! That chain mail didnít do much good as I can see it did some damage, but ToonyMan ignores the pain and blocks the second swing! ToonyMan takes aim but misses, Damug takes advantage of ToonyMan being off balance and gets in a slash to his left thigh, it doesnít look too bad.

Stakud: Damug with a crazed look on his faces swings his axe wildly but ToonyMan gets his shield up in time! But look! With a well-aimed swing of his war hammer ToonyMan catches Damug in the hand and Damug has lost his axe!

Rith: That hand looks bad, but Damug isnít giving up and is blocking all attacks by ToonyMan. What the, Damug, with his weapon lost has resorted to using his shield as a blunt club! While simultaneously blocking ToonyManís attack Damug is bashing him with his shield!

Stakud: Thatís one way to use it, but these attacks seem to be more of an annoyance to ToonyMan. Damug has no way to effectively fight back but is still perfectly capable of defending himself.

Rith: ToonyMan, getting fed up with this is giving it all heís got to get past that shield. Heís trying, but Damug isnít letting him through. ToonyMan is going to need to try something else. That might work! Knowing that Damug canít fight back Toonyman charges head first with no regard for his own safety and they both topple over.

Stakud: Ah ha! With Damug unable to successfully defend himself on the ground ToonyMan is going to work the only way one can with a war hammer, crushing limbs and crushing more limbs. Damug is completely helpless as ToonyMan hammers away. OH! With a devastating blow to Damugís mid section his insides become his outsides and this is over.

Rith: ToonyMan is the victor here in match 7 and will move on to the quarter-finals. What a match! I think this is the closest fight weíve ever had with ToonyMan being the first winner to take injuries. They arenít severe enough that he needs to use the Phoenix Chamber but he will definitely need to rest up after that.

Stakud: I thought Damug had it when he got that slash to the chest of Toonyman but he fought back and got in that momentum changing hit to Damugís hand.

Rith: You have to give credit to Damug as he didnít let that stop him and went on to fight without a weapon for most of this match-up. I see good things for him but not in this tournament, ToonyMan is the winner and will move on to fight the winner of our next match. If you thought that this was a good match-up, wait until you see what we have coming up. The similarities in equipment are all too the same as Remalle takes on Rysith!

To see a video of the fight click here.

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Re: Warriors of Armok: Magma of Life [The Phoenix Opening: Round 1]
« Reply #156 on: July 10, 2009, 10:54:14 pm »

The Phoenix Opening: Round 1

Match 8: Remalle Thunderwrath vs. Rysith Sunnytorch

Rith: It has been a long day but we have finally reached the last match-up of Round One. The light is fading and Iím sure these dwarves will want to get some rest soon so lets get right into it. Entering the arena now is Remalle Thunderwrath!

Spoiler: Remalle (click to show/hide)

Rith:  Change ToonyManís war hammer to a battle axe and that is exactly what Remalle is bringing to the game. The battle axe however as we learned last match is significantly heavier then other weapons so Remalle wonít be as fast as Rysith.

Stakud: Damug shared this disadvantage and he held up pretty well so who knows. We havenít seen any swordsdwarves fight since this morning, Iím looking forward to seeing what Remalleís opponent can do, itís Rysith Sunnytorch!

Spoiler: Rysith (click to show/hide)

Stakud: Rysith, like Damug choose a cheaper but fairly good quality weapon in exchange for more protective equipment. I like Rysiths choice of equipment improvement better though, the shield is a vital part of a warriorís arsenal and can protect you from all sorts of attacks rather then armour which will only protect the body part that is wearing it.

Rith: These two dwarves look anxious to get this thing going to thereís the signal! Both dwarves waste no time and hastily close the gap between them, whoís going to strike first and itís Remalle, but Rysith nimbly evades and bull rushes Remalle and knocks him down! Rysith bring his sword down on a sprawled out Remalle but Remalle blocks and shoves Rysith away with his feet. Remalle is back on his feet and engages Rysith, Both dwarves attack ferociously but neither has gotten a hit in.

Stakud: These fine warriors are putting on quite the show and the crowd is going wild, but this isnít just entertainment to these fighters, the need to block out everything around them and focus on not dying.

Rith: Donít die, got it. OH! With a well aim strike to Remalleís arm he has lost his shield, this isnít good for young Thunderwrath. Remalle is trying to keep his distance now but Rysith charges forward and plows into him, they both fall down in a tangle of metal and hair.

Stakud: I think Remalle lost his axe in the collision, no wait he is bleeding from his other arm, Rysith must have gotten in another good hit. Remalle now has no shield and no weapon. His saving grace would be if he could wrestle his way out of this but it looks like both his arms are broken.

Rith: Completely defenseless Remalle is at the mercy of Rysith and his blade. A slice to the leg and ití badly gashed, a hack to the arm and itísÖ gone.

Stakud: Go! Go! Go! Aww! It almost made it to the standsÖ

Rith: Rysith follows up with a swinging slash to Remalleís chest and the sheer force of the blow propels him backwards, this fight is over! Remalle is down for good and Rysith earns the final entry into the quarter-finals! What a magical moment this is.

Stakud: Screw this, Iím getting that arm.

Rith: Wait, where the hell are you going? Get back here weíre not done yet! ArghÖ idiot. Well, thatís it for today but there is still plenty to go. Join us next time when we kick off the quarter-finals with a fiery match-up between Fireheart and Diego ďThe SmashaĒ! Goodnight from Rith Rithdur and goodnight from Stakud Oslannicat who is now running around the arena floor with Remalleís arm in his handÖ I think Iíll stop off for a beer or two.

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Re: Warriors of Armok: Magma of Life [The Phoenix Opening: Quarter-finals]
« Reply #157 on: July 10, 2009, 11:12:27 pm »

Do I have more money now? If not, then I challenge Necksnapper to a duel!

(I take it the losers just fight each other at random?
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« Reply #158 on: July 10, 2009, 11:23:33 pm »

Do I have more money now? If not, then I challenge Necksnapper to a duel!

(I take it the losers just fight each other at random?

No more then when the tournament started and random yessir.

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« Reply #159 on: July 10, 2009, 11:30:14 pm »

Okay, But can my random fight be against Necksnapper?
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Re: Warriors of Armok: Magma of Life [The Phoenix Opening: Quarter-finals]
« Reply #160 on: July 10, 2009, 11:36:20 pm »

You can choose any fight between any two of those dwarves, so yes you could fight Neckbreaker, provided there isn't a more popular fight involving you or him... ;)

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« Reply #161 on: July 11, 2009, 12:00:50 am »

I don't suppose you've captured any animals, because I totally want to see someone try to wrestle a bear or two.
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« Reply #162 on: July 11, 2009, 12:23:37 am »

I don't suppose you've captured any animals, because I totally want to see someone try to wrestle a bear or two.
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Bear wins...
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Dwarf wins...
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Betters get 93 each with remainder going to Fighter...
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Re: Warriors of Armok: Magma of Life [The Phoenix Opening: Quarter-finals]
« Reply #163 on: July 11, 2009, 12:31:55 am »

A bear? Is that the best you can do? This is one of the most cheaty S.O.B. fortresses out there, I could turn a dwarf into a dragon and have all the dwarves try to kill it.

These kind of specialty matches are definately a possibility, but I would revert back to an old save after the fight. If there is one thing i'm trying to do is keep the dwarves on an even playing field within their own ranks.

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« Reply #164 on: July 11, 2009, 12:39:23 am »

Defeating dragons to earn money? This must be done.
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