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    Default Ladies and gentlemen: Survival of the Strongest Warrior in Wuxia

    Everyone please take note. Currently, there are 9 warriors on the list. When we reach down to the 4 finalists, we will begin a new "no-hold back" stage in the game, similar to what we did for the previous 2 games. In that stage, it's all about the speed. The 4 finalists' scores will ALL be reset to 10, and we cast ALTERNATING +1/-3 votes. If you cast a +1 vote, then your next vote must be a -3. The only time limit is the 1 post per minute constraint by the forum.

    5 more contestants will perish before we reach the 4 finalist standing. We must eliminate 5 contestants in today's retirement and tomorrow's retirement. If we only eliminate 2 today, then we will eliminate 3 tomorrow. There is a chance that 2 candidates will have the same low score, in which case we would have a 3-person elimination.


    Let's play the ultimate survival game. The theme is Survival of the strongest warrior, with an emphasis on STRONGEST. I want to keep the candidate pool short (21 max), so I will only include candidates which have received popular postulation for being the best in either Jin Yong or Gu Long universe, namely:

    From the Jin Yong canon:

    Zhang San Feng
    Dong Fang Bu Bai 10
    Shi Po Tian 10
    Ah Qing 10
    Xu Zhu 10
    Sweeper Monk 10
    Xiao Yao Elders (all 3) 10
    Demonic Swordsman Du Gu Qiu Bai 10
    Huang Shang 10
    Central Divinity Wang Chong Yang 10
    Xiao Feng 10
    The Yellow-dressed Lady Yang 10

    Out of Gu Long's universe:

    Water Matriarch 10
    Yu Pei Yu 10
    Dong Guo Xian Sheng 10
    Shen Lang 10
    Xiao Yao Hou 10
    3rd Master Xie Xiao Feng 10
    Yan Shi San 10
    Ding Peng 10
    "Master of the Island" Old Man Gong (Gong Jiu's father) 10
    Night Emperor Ye Di 10

    The rules are simple:

    1. Each warrior starts at 10 points. Either add OR subtract a point for a chosen warrior. It is not necessary to place alternating votes at this time.

    2. You may vote once every five turns OR every 30 minutes, whichever comes first; this means that unless 30 minutes have passed since your last vote, you must wait until at least four others have voted before you vote again.

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    4. To facilitate the tracking of the scores, please cut and paste the ENTIRE LIST of swordsmen in your post (highlighting your addition/subtraction).

    5. ---

    6. Mandatory retirement: in order to ensure that the game flows at a steady pace, the candidate with the lowest score will be mandatorily retired if no candidate has been voted out in the past 12 hours, unless there was extensive server downtime. When retirement is effective, every contestant that shares the lowest score will be retired. To make things easier, retirement will take place ONCE per day at around midnight Eastern Standard Time (the exact time will vary daily, and will be announced in advance); however, this one retirement will retire the warriors at the TWO lowest scores. For example, imagine that the scores look like this at the end of day x:

    Dong Fang Bu Bai 8
    Xu Zhu 7
    Xiao Yao Hou 5
    Sweeper Monk 5

    The 2 lowest scores are 5 and 7. We would retire Sweeper Monk (5), Xiao Yao Hou (5), and Xu Zhu (7).

    Please take note of the change. Thank you.




    What makes people think they may be the best:
    Dong Fang Bu Bai - handled 3 of the top warriors of the era with a needle
    Shi Po Tian - defeated the next 2 best warriors of the era; was light years better than the best fighter of the central plains
    Ah Qing - disarmed thousands of soldiers
    Xu Zhu - inherited the power of 3 martial arts sages, totaling around 180 years of internal energy
    Sweeper Monk - killed Murong Bo and Xiao Yuanshan in one stance, and then brought them back to life
    Xiao Yao Elders (all 3) - were reputed to never need more than one move to kill a first-class fighter
    Demonic Swordsman Du Gu Qiu Bai - overcame the sword without a sword
    Huang Shang - invented the Nine Yin martial art that caused chaos in LOCH
    Central Divinity Wang Chong Yang - triumphed in a martial arts tournament against the LOCH Greats; was described to have been inferior to no one during his life time
    Xiao Feng - was described to never have tasted defeat due to his unparalled warrior mentality
    The Yellow-dressed Lady Yang - was said to be able to subdue Zhou Zhiruo effortlessly
    Yan Shi San - invented a sword stance beyond control that equated death to any contender; was described by the 3rd Master Xie Xiaofeng to never have had an equal in the past, and never will have an equal in the future
    Water Matriarch - _____________________
    Yu Pei Yu - _____________________
    Dong Guo Xian Sheng - _____________________
    Shen Lang - _____________________
    Xiao Yao Hou - gave the impression that he could turn the universe upside down
    3rd Master Xie Xiao Feng - _____________________
    Ding Peng - _____________________
    "Master of the Island" Old Man Gong (Gong Jiu's father) - _____________________
    Night Emperor Ye Di - _____________________

    (Experts: Please feel free to write a sentence for the above characters with missing profile)
    Last edited by PJ; 02-21-06 at 11:03 PM.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    I think now is a good time to start this game. The Femme Fatale thread is getting an awful lot of traffic, it's hard to keep track there. HOpefully this game will even out the pace.

    YOUR FIRST VOTE MAY BE EITHER (-) OR (+). I will start. Remember, alternating votes is currently not in place, so you may add or subtract as long as it's every 5th turn

    Dong Fang Bu Bai 10
    Shi Po Tian 10
    Ah Qing 10
    Xu Zhu 9-
    Sweeper Monk 10
    Xiao Yao Elders (all 3) 10
    Demonic Swordsman Du Gu Qiu Bai 10
    Huang Shang 10
    Central Divinity Wang Chong Yang 10
    Xiao Feng 10
    The Yellow-dressed Lady Yang 10
    Water Matriarch 10
    Yu Pei Yu 10
    Dong Guo Xian Sheng 10
    Shen Lang 10
    Xiao Yao Hou 10
    3rd Master Xie Xiao Feng 10
    Yan Shi San 10
    Ding Peng 10
    "Master of the Island" Old Man Gong (Gong Jiu's father) 10
    Night Emperor Ye Di 10
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Dong Fang Bu Bai 10
    Shi Po Tian 10
    Ah Qing 10
    Xu Zhu 9-
    Sweeper Monk 10
    Xiao Yao Elders (all 3) 10
    Demonic Swordsman Du Gu Qiu Bai 10
    Huang Shang 10
    Central Divinity Wang Chong Yang 10
    Xiao Feng 10
    The Yellow-dressed Lady Yang 10
    Water Matriarch 10
    Yu Pei Yu 10
    Dong Guo Xian Sheng 10
    Shen Lang 10
    Xiao Yao Hou 10
    3rd Master Xie Xiao Feng 10
    Yan Shi San 10
    Ding Peng 10
    "Master of the Island" Old Man Gong (Gong Jiu's father) 10
    Night Emperor Ye Di 9-
    Flying Away

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    Dong Fang Bu Bai 10
    Shi Po Tian 10
    Ah Qing 10
    Xu Zhu 9
    Sweeper Monk 10
    Xiao Yao Elders (all 3) 10
    Demonic Swordsman Du Gu Qiu Bai 10
    Huang Shang 10
    Central Divinity Wang Chong Yang 10
    Xiao Feng 10
    The Yellow-dressed Lady Yang 10
    Water Matriarch 10
    Yu Pei Yu 10
    Dong Guo Xian Sheng 10
    Shen Lang 10
    Xiao Yao Hou 10
    3rd Master Xie Xiao Feng 10
    Yan Shi San 11+
    Ding Peng 10
    "Master of the Island" Old Man Gong (Gong Jiu's father) 10
    Night Emperor Ye Di 9

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    Dong Fang Bu Bai 10
    Shi Po Tian 11+
    Ah Qing 10
    Xu Zhu 9
    Sweeper Monk 10
    Xiao Yao Elders (all 3) 10
    Demonic Swordsman Du Gu Qiu Bai 10
    Huang Shang 10
    Central Divinity Wang Chong Yang 10
    Xiao Feng 10
    The Yellow-dressed Lady Yang 10
    Water Matriarch 10
    Yu Pei Yu 10
    Dong Guo Xian Sheng 10
    Shen Lang 10
    Xiao Yao Hou 10
    3rd Master Xie Xiao Feng 10
    Yan Shi San 11
    Ding Peng 10
    "Master of the Island" Old Man Gong (Gong Jiu's father) 10
    Night Emperor Ye Di 9
    Last edited by kidd; 02-10-06 at 04:45 AM.
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    Dong Fang Bu Bai 10
    Shi Po Tian 11
    Ah Qing 10
    Xu Zhu 9
    Sweeper Monk 10
    Xiao Yao Elders (all 3) 10
    Demonic Swordsman Du Gu Qiu Bai 10
    Huang Shang 10
    Central Divinity Wang Chong Yang 10
    Xiao Feng 10
    The Yellow-dressed Lady Yang 10
    Water Matriarch 10
    Yu Pei Yu 10
    Dong Guo Xian Sheng 10
    Shen Lang 10
    Xiao Yao Hou 10
    3rd Master Xie Xiao Feng 11+
    Yan Shi San 11
    Ding Peng 10
    "Master of the Island" Old Man Gong (Gong Jiu's father) 10
    Night Emperor Ye Di 9

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    Dong Fang Bu Bai 10
    Shi Po Tian 11
    Ah Qing 10
    Xu Zhu 9
    Sweeper Monk 10
    Xiao Yao Elders 11+
    Demonic Swordsman Du Gu Qiu Bai 10
    Huang Shang 10
    Central Divinity Wang Chong Yang 10
    Xiao Feng 10
    The Yellow-dressed Lady Yang 10
    Water Matriarch 10
    Yu Pei Yu 10
    Dong Guo Xian Sheng 10
    Shen Lang 10
    Xiao Yao Hou 10
    3rd Master Xie Xiao Feng 11
    Yan Shi San 11
    Ding Peng 10
    "Master of the Island" Old Man Gong (Gong Jiu's father) 10
    Night Emperor Ye Di 9
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    How about this, instead of:

    2. You may vote once every five turns; this means that you wait until at least four others have voted before you vote again.

    3. The exception is that you may vote out of turn if nobody has voted for 30 minutes after the last post.

    Change it to:

    2. You may vote once every five turns or every 30 minutes, whichever comes first; this means that you wait until at least four others have voted before you vote again. (You might wish to reword it and make it sound smoother).

    3. Obsolete.


    With that change, we can get this game going if only 4 people wants to participate.

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    Again and again DY gets shafted.

    Dong Fang Bu Bai 10
    Shi Po Tian 11
    Ah Qing 9-
    Xu Zhu 9
    Sweeper Monk 10
    Xiao Yao Elders 11+
    Demonic Swordsman Du Gu Qiu Bai 10
    Huang Shang 10
    Central Divinity Wang Chong Yang 10
    Xiao Feng 10
    The Yellow-dressed Lady Yang 10
    Water Matriarch 10
    Yu Pei Yu 10
    Dong Guo Xian Sheng 10
    Shen Lang 10
    Xiao Yao Hou 10
    3rd Master Xie Xiao Feng 11
    Yan Shi San 11
    Ding Peng 10
    "Master of the Island" Old Man Gong (Gong Jiu's father) 10
    Night Emperor Ye Di 9

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    For personal bias or bliss, i voted down Ah Qing first. In fact, Lady Yang would be one of the weakest from the JY side, and unless translations come out thick and fast, ppl like SPT, Midnight Emperor, Water Matriach will all be kicked out first.

    First Prediction: Ultimate Winner -- Sweeper Monk, First Runner Up: Shen Lang!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordwiz
    How about this

    2. You may vote once every five turns or every 30 minutes, whichever comes first
    This rule has been adopted. Thanks Wiz.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    ALAMAK!

    PJ, where's ZHANG SAN FENG??!!

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    Dong Fang Bu Bai 10
    Shi Po Tian 11
    Ah Qing 9
    Xu Zhu 9
    Sweeper Monk 10
    Xiao Yao Elders 11
    Demonic Swordsman Du Gu Qiu Bai 11+
    Huang Shang 10
    Central Divinity Wang Chong Yang 10
    Xiao Feng 10
    The Yellow-dressed Lady Yang 10
    Water Matriarch 10
    Yu Pei Yu 10
    Dong Guo Xian Sheng 10
    Shen Lang 10
    Xiao Yao Hou 10
    3rd Master Xie Xiao Feng 11
    Yan Shi San 11
    Ding Peng 10
    "Master of the Island" Old Man Gong (Gong Jiu's father) 10
    Night Emperor Ye Di 9


    I was also wondering about where ZSF went. But then, we also have excluded people like YG, GJ, etc, so I guess it's reasonable that ZSF was excluded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IcyFox
    ALAMAK!

    PJ, where's ZHANG SAN FENG??!!
    not on the list

    I can justify this because Zhang Sanfeng himself thought that he was no better than Guo Jing, who is also not on the list.

    It was a close call but ultimately I decide to give the benefit of doubt to more mysterious characters, like Wang Chongyang and the Yellow dressed lady.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Do the Xiao Yao elders fight together or by themselves? I'm assuming that you grouped them together because their skill level was the same, and not to have them fight as a team, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordwiz
    Do the Xiao Yao elders fight together or by themselves? I'm assuming that you grouped them together because their skill level was the same, and not to have them fight as a team, right?
    Naturally
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ
    not on the list

    I can justify this because Zhang Sanfeng himself thought that he was no better than Guo Jing, who is also not on the list.

    It was a close call but ultimately I decide to give the benefit of doubt to more mysterious characters, like Wang Chongyang and the Yellow dressed lady.
    Jin Yong himself said that Z3F is the strongest character in his whole canon. By default Z3F is better than Sweeper and DGQB. He almost won the last game anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IcyFox
    Jin Yong himself said that Z3F is the strongest character in his whole canon.
    No, that's not what Jin Yong said. He said that Zhang Sanfeng is the best martial artist. As I explained in the past, that does not equate the strongest.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    30 minute rule.

    Dong Fang Bu Bai 10
    Shi Po Tian 11
    Ah Qing 9
    Xu Zhu 9
    Sweeper Monk 10
    Xiao Yao Elders 11
    Demonic Swordsman Du Gu Qiu Bai 11
    Huang Shang 10
    Central Divinity Wang Chong Yang 10
    Xiao Feng 10
    The Yellow-dressed Lady Yang 10
    Water Matriarch 10
    Yu Pei Yu 10
    Dong Guo Xian Sheng 10
    Shen Lang 10
    Xiao Yao Hou 10
    3rd Master Xie Xiao Feng 11
    Yan Shi San 12+
    Ding Peng 10
    "Master of the Island" Old Man Gong (Gong Jiu's father) 10
    Night Emperor Ye Di 9
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ
    No, that's not what Jin Yong said. He said that Zhang Sanfeng is the best martial artist. As I explained in the past, that does not equate the strongest.
    But he should still be stronger than people like SPT and DFBB.

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