3/18/2013 8:43:30 PM
Bleacher Report News
Bleacher Report is back fellas and it's been a long time coming this month. We had an epic flyweight tourny that we have seen dominate the lower weightclasses in the past two weeks. We've seen BDB go to a new format for forums and commentaries then back again as well. The new format is very neat but it seems that managers just didn't catch on, maybe BDB isn't ready to move on just yet. We also saw the new and improved BOTS come into play, this will dramatically affect the game in the future. I would say this is the biggest feature to come into BDB since the top ups. You now can fight a 5 - 10 - 15 - and even a few 20 rated bots to help accelarate your fighters career. This will add to higher rated fights and a learning experience for noobs to practice (especially since the fights run in 10 minute intervals). Here are some highlights for the month of February and some news.
Flyweight Tourny - This was an epic tournament in which we saw la-may pull off another victory. La-may seems to be the messiah of BDB tournaments and looks to be have a ton of success with his fighters Cedric and Febris Nas. Here are some of the WT champs so far from the tournament
Big Boy's Fly Champ (managed by Big Boy)- Current Strawweight Champ - 3 WTs beating JAH's and Just Bobs Tourny fighters. Also Suxel's Randall Rexes.
Astaroth (managed by Dogs of War)- Current Light flyweight Champ - 3 WTs beating Dodgeballs tourny fighter and TR's Jet Fraust/EC's Christian Albers
Ultra Dodgeball (managed by Dodgeball) - Past Flyweight Champ - Defeated Jimsters fighter to win the flyweight title then lost to DoW Astaroth
Bartholemew The Great (managed by Jimster) - Past Flyweight Champ - Defeated EC's Ramses Shaffy then lost to Ultra Dodgeball
Febris Nas (managed by La-may) - Current Flyweight Champ - Flyweight tourny winner and beat one of the greatest of all time in Balrog's Unit IV
So far we've seen 5 WT champs from the flyweight tournament for an accumulation of 9 WTs!!
BOTS - We've seen a few days of managers taking part the BOTS with the generic fightplan of 4/8/8 to tougher and smarter bots. This will help increase the learning curve for noobs and a challenge for the veteran managers. Get ready to see our very first 30 rated fighter by the end of the year, yes I'm saying it first here.
Remember to SIGN UP for Just Bob's Tournament!!
Our very own JB is hosting a killer tournament and is offering prizes for the managers who come away from it all on top. Make sure to sign up in the forums or contact Just Bob! It's a who's who of managers.
WT wins Feb - 2013
Big Boy - 17
ZWIP - 11
Top Rank - 10
la - may - 8
Suxel - 1
Terminator Ty - 1
Balrog - 1
Manager of the Month(Feb 2013)
Big Boy Inc
Big Boy and La-may had a very close race for manager of the month in February. La-may won 8 WTs and won the flyweight tournament and easily really hard to vote against but on the other hand I did win 17 World Titles, setting a February record. We also saw some real strong competition in ZWIP and the ever enduring Top Rank. We saw the second straight month of multiple 10 WT wins by a manager. I'm assure that will become the new norm in this modern era of BDB. This is BDB on steroids.(5 1st place votes, 2 2nd place votes = 26 pts)
2nd - La-may (3 1st place, 2 2nd place, 2 3rd place = 22 pts)
3rd - ZWIP (2 2nd place, 2 3rd place, 3 4th place = 13 pts)
4th - Top Rank (3 3rd place, 4 4th place = 10 pts)
Manager of the Year standings
Big Boy 46 pts(Feb)
la-may 38 pts
Top Rank 36 pts(Jan)
ZWIP 19 pts
Hemmo 3 pts
EC 1 pt
Balrog 1 pt
Fighter of the Month
Taylor Seguin managed by Big Boy Inc. (super flyweight)
Taylor had a great run in February, he had a thrilling trilogy of WT fights with Top Rank's Grover, besting him the first two times unexpectingly before Grover finally figured out how to take Taylor out completely. What Taylor did was pull of a few upsets and win 5 WTs in the month of February! He is the second straight BB fighter to be crowned Fighter of the Month. 11 pts
Little Bit Shy 4 pts
Mills Lane 3 pts
Yxhuggaren 3 pts
-January - Biggie KO IX managed by Big Boy Inc-
The race for most World Titles for 2013!
1 - Big Boy Inc. - 34
2 - Top Rank - 29
3 - ZWIP - 18
4 - la-may - 13
5 - Balrog - 4
6 - Eddy Crown - 3
7 - Suxel - 2
8 - Dodgeball - 1
9 - Terminator Ty - 1
US East - 34
US West - 29
US Midwest - 19
Europe - 18
AustraliaAsia & SA - 4
US South - 1
Canada - 0
8/1/2012 11:46:33 PM
Top 50 Managers of All Time
1 - Joe Byrd (US East)
Joe Byrd dominated the game early on in it's life. He had over 100 WT wins and is still listed in the first page for wins/KO's of all time. You also have to remember that most of the people on that list have been playing for many years and Joe Byrd basically has been retired for the last ten years. DoD can pass Joe Byrd if he keeps up his pace but even DoD has slowed down recently. For now, Joe Byrd is the number one manager of all time in BDB.(30th in wins/24th in KO's/106 World Titles)
2 - Duke of Dorkdom (US West)
The all time leader in world titles, KO's, and second in wins. DoD has dominated BDB the past five years and is the manager of the most successful fighter ever in Matsya(32 world titles!) He is a class act and one of the best slugger managers of all time. He can also dance a little as well. I just wonder if anyone can ever catch up to all his records that he owns. Impressive.(2nd in wins/1st in KO's/308 World Titles)
3 - Suxel (Europe)
This guy can kill you with his sluggers and also outdance you with his dancers. Suxel is an amazing manager and one that I hold the most respect towards. Suxel at anytime can easily win any world title that he wants. He is that good. It's also great to see that he is still active and in the hunt for championships(as he holds 5 at the moment). He could easily be number one or two on this list...but....(16th in wins/14th in KO's/223 World Titles)
4 - Fong (AustraliaAsia and South America)
Fong...do I need to say more? This guy was an absolute beast!@ Notice that 4 letter names can strike so much fear into other managers? Fong made some of the best sluggers of all time and almost had a positive record against ALL managers. I think Fong has also the most bad ass name in BDB history. Just my opinion. Truly a beast.(38th in wins/31st in KO's/149 World Titles)
5 - Joe (Europe)
Joe was in many eyes the best manager when TBG first started and certainly has the accomplishments to go along with that title. You have to realize that he won 80+world titles while there was less divisions and more competition. Joe was a freak of nature and just the simple name Joe would warrant such respect.(61st in wins/60th in KO's/86 World Titles)
6 - Bold Bill (US East)
The true BB in BDB. Bold Bill had one of the longest runs at top of BDB in history. He is one of the most respected managers of all time and was just recently active. He says that he has no time to "scout" his opponents but I'm sure that one day he will make a come back. He was the first manager to win the original 11 World Titles.(18th in wins/17th in KO's/126 World Titles)
7 - Slick Willy (Canada)
Slick Willy was a freak of a manager, he dominated a few years back from the get go of his introduction to BDB. It seem that every fighter Slick had was insanely talented. From 2004-2005 Slick Willy was BDB version of Babe Ruth.(64th in wins/57th in KO's/74 World Titles)
8 - Nicholas "Knuckles" Marsolo (US Midwest)
Some of the best fighters in BDB history usually have Marsolo at the end of their names. I want to make a campaign for NKM to come back to the game! I always loved chatting with him in the past and he was a good guy. The best midwest manager of all-time in my opinion. ZWIP is closing in on him at the moment, just need NKM to make a comeback!(14th in wins/15th in KO's/56 World Titles)
9 - Balrog (AustraliaAsia and South America)
The second best manager coming out of AustraliaAsia and South American region and there's no one even close to him after that. Balrog makes some of the most difficult fighters for me to face and always kills my sluggers. Balrog is in the championship fight against DoD for this year's 2011 CIT championship. Classy manager as well.(19th in wins/27th in KO's/118 World Titles)
10 - Peekaboo (Canada)
Peekaboo had the talent to be the best of all time. I'm sure that most managers would agree that he was right up there with the best. He holds a 33-14-7 record against Joe Byrd and 20-16-2 against Joe. He still gets ranked in the top 10 even after a rather short career. Awesome talent.(50 World Titles)
11 - Eddy Crown (Europe)
Eddy Crown has been a mainstay in the BDB landscape as an elite manager throughout his whole career. He has 300+ plus victories against DoD, JonP, and Top Rank. Eddy is one of the best dancer managers of all time as well. Like someone said, he is the 2nd best dancer manager in the game right now behind Suxel. A great manager.(4th in wins/5th in KO's/262 World Titles)
12 - Black Boots Boris (US West)
Here is a name that I bet 90% of BDB probably don't remember but this manager was a beast. Fu Manchu is one of the top 5 fighters of all time easily and he even had a successful run with Peekaboo( a bought fighter). I always wondered how much more success BBB would have had if he stayed active within BDB. I idolized him when I first started playing TBG back in 1999.(71st in KO's/45 World Titles)
13 - Baddog (Canada)
Who can forget how Baddog dominated BDB back in the day with his McGee fighters. I tried to imitate his fighters before and just got my ass handed to me(another proof that I can't do dancers). He was the best manager in the game when he was active and led the tradition of Canada having the best managers.(54th in wins/64th in KO's/62 World Titles)
14 - la-may (Europe)
La-may is one of the all-time greats and is right up there in the record books. He has won 173 world titles through out his career in BDB! He also ranks 4th in KO's right behind DoD, Frankie, and Top Rank. la-may is another manager that I have a feeling that will be making a comeback sometime as well, just taking a break.(6th in wins/4th in KO's/173 World Titles)
15 - Vibo (Canada)
Vibo's fighters strike fear right into the heart of any dancer/slapper in BDB. He ranks 10th of all time in my KO's efficiency rankings and outside of Fong, probably is the best pure slugger manager. He still has a few fighters out there right now but I wish that he was a little more active so I can see how my sluggers compare to Vibo's...maybe it's a good thing he isn't that active. (43rd in wins/40th in KO's/22 World Titles)
16 - ZWIP (US Midwest)
ZWIP has improved greatly as time went on in BDB, he was always very good but now he is just too damn good! He owns a fighter Warning that just rules the middleweight division and tops my p4p list with no competition. Guess ZWIP has learned how to master the art of the slugger. Top Rank and ZWIP will be skyrocketing up this list in the near future, trust me.(13th in wins/20th in KO's/105 World Titles)
17 - Top Rank (US West)
Top Rank is ranked 17th?! The 2011 MOTY?! Top Rank has and always has been one of the best managers in the game and this just proves how many great managers we've had in the past. Another year like 2011 and Top Rank will sky rocket right into the top ten of all time. He will also be knocking on DoD's steps if he keeps his activity up for all time records.(3rd in wins/3rd in KO's/155 World Titles)
18 - Pete (Europe)
A lot of people might say that Pete won most of his world titles as a toughman competitor with his Pete's Dragon fighters but Pete still holds a VERYimpressive record against some of the best managers in the game. Pete was a great manager and could hold his own against the best in the Europe region.(36th in wins/43rd in KO's/53 World Titles)
19 - JonP (Europe)
JonP dominated the middlweight division for years and could manage sluggers/dancers equally as good. I just realized how many talented managers we've had in the game in the past few years and JonP was an absolute elite manager.(9th in wins/11th in KO's/126 World Titles)
20 - Baptist Preach (US South)
BP is a very controversial manager in BDB history as well with Frankie. BaptistPreach was known as a loud mouth and picked only fights that he can win easily so he was able to create AP monsters. He was a cocky SOB but he did dominant up there with DoD for well over a year. I wonder how people would react if BP decided to make a comeback...(72nd in wins/49th in KO's/60 World Titles)
21 - PSmith17 (US Midwest)
PSmith was a relatively newcomer when I made my first comeback in BDB and boy did he love to kick my ass all over the place! He was a dominant manager coming out of the Midwest and holds impressive h2h with some of the very best managers in BDB. If he was still active he would have a chance to be in top ten if he just focused enough.(11th in wins/12th in KO's/75 World Titles)
22 - Lawrence the Puck-Law Man! (Canada)
Ultra Outlaw...all of his fighters named after famous hockey players at the time...Lawrence was in the same class as Joe, Joe Byrd, Demise, etc. His career in BDB ended a little shorter than others but he still remains one of the most well respected managers of all time. When people talk about great managers they usually throw a Lawrence reference in the conversation. Great great manager.(99th in wins/90th in KO's/21 World Titles)
23 - Demise (US West)
Demise is one of the true elite managers and one of the best in the US West all time. He was one of the first managers to dominate back when BDB was called TBG and he did so with relative ease. It looks like he is back in semi-retirement mode and could easily come back to fight for the title of best in BDB.(35th in wins/25th in KO's/60 World Titles)
24 - Petu v.d. pajm (Europe)
Petu made a brief comeback with a new account that states he is from Finland(I never knew that they get their own region?) but has disappeard in the last few months. Nevertheless I'm sure he would be pleased to be ranked 24th all time history of BDB managers. I really do hope that he takes his comeback seriously and give some competition to Eddy Crown and Suxel. Great manager.(66th in wins/61st in KO's/38 World Titles)
25 - Frank White (US West)
Here comes the all time leader in wins and second in KO's in BDB history! He is also the most controversial manager in BDB history. I'm sure that most of you will never forget his clique of Frankie's Mafia and his absurd claims of being the best in BDB. But in reality he was one of the best and the most active manager known in history of BDB. I actually liked Frankie and now that Aaron has uplifted the bans. Pleaseee come back Frankie! Pleaseee!(1st in wins/2nd in KO's/214 World Titles)
26 - Fists (US Midwest)
Fists was last years winner of CIT and one of the best in the year of 2010. He came in with a bang and left the game suddenly this year. I do suppose that he will be making a comeback in 2012 to proclaim himself as the best that BDB has to offer. Well he can battle ZWIP, Terminator Ty, J.Aaron Hall, etc etc for best in the midwest.(33th in wins/29th in KO's/41 World Titles)
27 - Cheez the DKE (US East)
Ahh yes, my arch nemesis in BDB. He has more wins against me than any other opponent and I have the most wins against Cheez than any other opponent. Back in the day he was truly one of the elite managers up there with Joe, Joe Byrd, etc. He seems to be in semi-retirement mode at the moment but if he had the focus like in his old days he would be up there with Balrog, Suxel, DoD, ZWIP, Top Rank, Vibo, etc. A great guy also.(10th in wins/7th in KO's/57 World Titles)
28 - Dangerous Dan (US Midwest)
I find it weird how some old school managers are able to keep their fighters intact and while some others lose theirs during time. Dangerous Dan is a real old school manager that was one of the best in the golden days of TBG. It says that he hasn't signed in for over ten years but his legacy has already been established. One of the best ever.(58th in wins/75th in KO's/20 World Titles)
29 - Tau Kappa Omicron & Co (Canada)
TKO is a relatively new comer into the BDB landscape and made a great impact in the few years that he was one of the elite managers. I actually acquired Bruce Wayne (Balrog's version) recently that looks to be a model after TKO's Bruce Wayne ex-heavyweight champion. He has a great h2h record against the best managers and one of the best to come out of Canada.(51st in wins/46th in KO's/17 World Titles)
30 - Khrog (US East)
A great manager coming out of the once potent US East(Myself, Slam, and Luchini really need to make a name for our region again). He was a little cocky but he definitely had the skills to back it up when needed. What was his great fighters name? Zanzai Hornet? Correct me if I'm wrong but Khrog was a beast when he was active.(26th in wins/28th in KO's/25 World Titles)
31 - DaCamel (US Midwest)
I remember always going to his page just to get his strength/agility calculator and winning one of Stormcomin's tournaments with DaCamel quite a few years back. That was one of my greatest memories to actually have won something(when I was one of the worst managers in the game). He did fight that often but was one of the best and could've matched up to anyone in the game. Just wish that he gave the game more time.(55th in wins/48th in KO's/5 World Titles)
32 - Crawdad (US Midwest)
How many great managers have come out of the Midwest now? Crawdad is a name that often gets forgotten when people talk about past elite managers and he was one of the best in the time he played. He is also one of those managers that quickly burnt out and disappeared before he really could leave a real mark in BDB. That's unfortunate.(18 World Titles)
33 - Kenny K.O. (US Midwest)
He recently participated in the 2011 CIT and I honestly believe that he should make an allout come back into the game. We need more muscle in the Midwest region to spice things up lol He was a classic veteran BDB manager who holds a lot of respect in the game. One of the best of all time.(15th in wins/21st in KO's/31 World Titles)
34 - Dodgeball (Europe)
Here is another great manager coming out of the Europe region. He dominated much of the Europe region while he was active and had his fair share of champions. He was never an easy win and a tough competitor.(34th in wins/30th in KO's/11 World Titles)
35 - Gentleman Gym (US East)
Here is one of the great US East slugger managers in BDB history. He made quite a few slugger champions in his day and left his imprint in the US East division(back when it was much more competitive). He is another guy that I can see making a comeback in the near future.(40th in wins/37th in KO's/29 World Titles)
36 - Nino (US West)
Nino had some great heavyweights back in the day, I remember him being one of the best managers back in the day. He really didn't excel anywhere outisde the heavyweight division which really does hurt his legacy. He could've been much much more...(45th in wins/41st in KO's/17 World Titles)
37 - J.Aaron Hall (US Midwest)
Here's another old time vet that has recently made a come back with a bang. He recently won the Super Welterweight title and has a few other fighters that are knocking on the door to stardom. He is priding himself on being the next elite manager in BDB which is no easy to task to do in today's game.(37th in wins/59th in KO's/14 World Ttiles)
38 - Orange Gym (US South)
Here is a classic vet of BDB that was the first manager to reach the 25 rating with his boy Gutboy Barrelhouse. I'm sure all the old vets will remember this guy and say that he was a pivotal aspect of TBG/BDB history. I also liked the fact that he wrote on his gym page "Never been suspended or disciplined." That's quite a feat here? lol(98th in KO's/33 World Titles)
39 - Jagger (AustraliaAsia and South America)
I still remember Cate's Monster being one helluva a fighter and Jagger being a great manager for his time. His rein didn't last as long as others but he was an elite manager at his time. He has a decent H2H with some of the best managers in the past and if he ever was active like the rest of us he would have a ton more accomplishments. Solid manager.(96th in wins/23 World Titles)
40 - Big Boy Inc. (US East)
Big Boy Inc. has been around since 1999 and started out when he was just 15 years old. Most people don't realize that I was VERY young when I started and got my ass handed to me quite a few times.Big Boy has had a few champions and seeks to get countless more in the future. Think of Frank White with some power to his punch and you get Big Boy! His prospects are on the rise and see Big Boy to go up in the list in the future.(12th in wins/8 in KO's/12 World Titles)
41 - Slambango (US East)
Another bad boy from the East, Slambango took BDB by the storm a few years back and has never looked back. He has only won 9 world titles on his resume but if he is focused he will have plenty more. His stock is rising and see him go up the ranks in the future.(23rd in wins/23rd in KO's/9 World Titles)
42 - Terminator Ty (US Midwest)
Here comes another veteran that is still active in the BDB landscape. He had a heavyweight champion by the name of Fart Smeller recently and is looking to pick up his slack in the next coming year. Expect bigger things from Ty and you will see him go up the ladder in the future as well.(17th in wins/19th in KO's/19 World Titles)
43 - Jonnydog (Europe)
His H2H records aren't impressive but I often feel that a lot of gyms have poor H2H records due to inactivity and bad matchups. It's part of the game but you can't ignore the fact that Jonnydog has won 22 World Titles and was a very active manager. It's not easy having successful fighters that are coming out of Europe, which is by far the most toughest region in BDB history.(32nd in wins/26th in KO's/22 World Titles)
44 - B.U.M. Inc. (AustraliaAsia and South America)
B.U.M. was a great manager coming out of Australia region and was a very active manager for some time. He has left a big impact with all of his great fighters in countless divisions. I wish that he would make a comeback and we can duke it out like old times. A classic vetern BDB'er.(7th in wins/6th in KO's/16 World Titles)
45 - George Davis (US West)
I'm sure that many of the newbies will have no idea who George Davis was but at one point he was considered one of the elite in BDB. He had a short lived history but was mainly a heavyweight manager. I'm not sure if his "dino's" would be as effective as today but he was a great manager nonetheless.(59th in wins/56th in KO's/7 World Ttiles)
46 - Battlin Bectel (US Midwest)
A true classic vet that has kept up with the game after all these years. It seems that every time I make a comeback I seem to be battling all of his Bectels. It seems that he has been less active in the past few years but you can't ignore his accomplishments in BDB. He owns one of the most respectable gyms in BDB history.(5th in wins/9th in KO's/25 World Titles)
47 - SEB (Europe)
Here is a great manager coming out of the very tough Europe region. He held his own against the likes of Eddy Crown, Suxel, Joe, la-may, etc. He might've only won 5 world titles in his career but he also fought against the toughest of competitions. If he was more active he would've won a lot more in his career.(39th in wins/39th in KO's/5 World Ttiles)
48 - Mamoulian (Europe)
Mamoulian had a few great fighters but his career was relatively short. I wonder if many managers in BDB even remember facing him in the golden years of BDB. He sure did make an impact with his 25 world title wins. Only if he stuck around a little longer...(25 World Ttiles)
49 - West Central Ohio Assasin (US Midwest)
Here is a popular manager out of the Midwest region that I think has left an imprint in BDB history. I remember that he could run sluggers and dancers quite well against any of the toughest managers.(53rd in wins/47th in KO's/13 World Titles)
50 - Smithers (US Midwest)
Here's one of the talents that if he kept up with the game would be one of the true elites in BDB. He had a quick run and remember that his fighters were very tough to beat but his career ended before it started.(57th in wins/78th in KO's/7 World Titles)
Managers who can make the Top 50 in the near future - Luchini, The Coroner, Nachos from Home
Top Ten KO percentage of wins(500 minimum KOs)(Dec 1st, 2011)
1 - Nuno 74%
2 - Demise 73%
3 - Luchini 70%
4 - Big Boy Inc. 68%
5 - B.U.M Inc. 68%
6 - Fong 68%
7 - Duke of Dorkdom 67%
8 - Dad & Son 66%
9 - Joe Byrd 64%
10 - Vibo 64%
Question of the Week(December 1st, 2011)
Who are the current Top Five managers in BDB?
Duke of Dorkdom(5)36 Points
"He's never fought a fight he didn't pick with precision. Outstanding record reflects his skill at this."
"Most world titles, pillar of the game for years. I'd rank him higher but I think he is still only semi into the game at the moment."
"just an ip producer"
"I remember when he came into BDB that me and him use to have an rivalry, now it's more like a beating every time I face his top guys."
"Another choosy manager. No skill. Has no idea how to create a fighter either. Clearly plaguerized his piece under Key Concepts."
"This guy just kills me!"
"best dancer manager"
"There are about three or four guys that I face and know that they always have my number and Balrog is the best of them. Hands down the best in the game right now."
Top Rank 22 Points
"Padded his record over the last decade by beating the likes of the Terminators. Otherwise, disregard this joke of a gym."
"when it came to number 5 I couldn't exclude one of these guys. Both tremendous managers whose records speak for themselves. TR has came back with a bang over the last12 months and ZWIP is probably having his best form ever."
"When I came back to BDB and saw that Top Rank was back in the picture, I knew that he would be in the top tier with DoD, Suxel, EC, Balrog, etc. He has a lot of fighters and I seem to fight him every night(unsuccessfully most of the time)."
Suxel(1) 18 Points
"absolute class act with an almost Midas touch. Fantastic with all fighter types and his record shows just how tough a competitor he is."
"I hate fighting this guy!"
"manager that can win with both types of fighters"
Eddy Crown 17 Points
"One of my bogey managers. Always tough and never gives away an easy win. Seth gaikeama(spelling) is still one of my favorite ever fighters. When I was stil new I aspired to one day make fighters like that."
"Makes some of the best fighters around for the past ten years"
"2nd best dancer manager"
ZWIP 12 Points
"Dominates the girlie-girls in the U.S. Midwest. He has backed up those gimme wins with a 34% win percentage against gyms in their first-ever BDB fight."
"when it came to number 5 I couldn't exclude one of these guys. Both tremendous managers whose records speak for themselves. TR has came back with a bang over the last12 months and ZWIP is probably having his best form ever."
Vibo 6 Points
"Almost a carbon copy of what I said for suxel. Not quite as active and still on the comeback trail though. One of the best ever."
"another ip producer"
Slambango 2 Points
"Blockhead Brothers from the U.S. East. These guys HIT HARD. And it's a damn good thing. These guys got more Knockouts than the WWE Divas. And just about as much brains."
Big Boy Inc. 2 Points
"Blockhead Brothers from the U.S. East. These guys HIT HARD. And it's a damn good thing. These guys got more Knockouts than the WWE Divas. And just about as much brains."
"Receiving consideration: Angee Dungelo, J.Aaron Hall .... pretty dang good managers .... with damn fine press releases!"
Question of the Week(December 15th, 2011)
Who is the most underrated manager in BDB?
2 Votes - J.Aaron Hall - US Midwest
"J Aaron Hall, Great manager who I perosnally think has the potential to be one of the next greats."
"He is the future of BDB"
2 Votes - ZWIP - US Midwest
"ZWIP - probably never mentioned in the TOP managers, but very well rounded, excels with dancers. Can't ever sleep on him, he will always bring his best."
"I'll go with ZWIP for most underrated. He didn't make the top 5 managers but has 3 WTs and 3 guys in your top 20 P4P."
1 Vote - Terminator Ty - US Midwest
"Managed Fart Smeller to multiple heavyweight titles and is a true BDB Vet. Also one of the nicest guys around."
1 Vote - Suxel - Europe
"Ranked 4th in the current BDB list when he is by far the most dominating manager in the game."
1 Vote - Big Boy Inc. - US East
"He never gets mentioned because he is a slugger manager but imagined if he learned how to dance?"
1 Vote - Slambango - US East
"-slambango- Never an easy task to fight against his guys. He definately has the skills to be one of the top managers and to build up a lot more world champions than he did so far."
Ranking the top regions of all time
1 - Europe In terms of talent, no other region has created the amount of great managers in BDB history. From the early days with one of the all time greats Joe dominating til the current day Suxel monopoly of world titles that he possesses at the moment. Europe has always been a force to reckon with in BDB past and present. You can never forget the likes of la-may and eddy crown. Europe has well over 1000 world title victories making them the most dominating region of the past and present!
2 - Canada In the question of the month for June, Canada was ranked 5th by active managers in the top regions of all time list. I really feel that they have forgotten what region was TRULY dominant for years with the likes of Lawrence, Peekaboo, then Baddog and Slick Willy taking over their reigns. Canada was a quiet region for years til Nachos from Home made quite the impressive run this year.
3 - US East The bad boys from the east! Joe Byrd was the single most dominating manager of all time. He ruled BDB back in the day and held all the records til an influx of new managers have come in and the double amount of weight classes were set in. You can never forget Cheez when he actually paid attention to his fp's and won multiple world titles. Bold Bill is one of the top managers of all time and is still semi-active. Khrog, Gentleman Gym, Slambango, Big Boy, etc. US East has always had some heavy hitters and some of the best of all time.
4 - US West The west has won over 800 world titles and arguably could be said to have some of the most dominating managers when it comes to world titles. Duke of Dorkdom is the all time leader in world title wins, Top Rank has won 40 world titles this year alone and it's not even June yet! They also claim the infamous Frank White, who might have a bad reputation but was still a very good manager in his own right. The west only hurts because before DoD, it was basically George Davis, Black Boots Boris, and Top Rank. GD and BBB were stellar managers but had brief careers. Top Rank is one of the all time best and a bitch to fight.
5 - US Midwest This is going to create some controversy with some of my midwest friends but Midwest was basically an unknown region outside of Nicholas Marsolo in the early part of years. DaCamel, Kenny KO, Dangerous Dan, were also great managers during that time. I have to say that the midwest region is the most competitive in the current state of BDB. They have some great young managers in 53rd street gym and ZWIP, J.Aaron Hall, Terminator Ty, Fists, Weaver, Bectel, BobbyMac, etc. The list goes on and I just see this region rising up the ranks.
6 - Australia and South America Fong and Balrog are two legends in BDB history, there are no doubts about that statement. B.U.M. was one of the most active and high quality managers for years. Jagger was also a great manager. But after you go through a few of their guys, you see a big drop off in depth. I'm very HAPPY to see that Bust Yole and Coogee Kronk are making A&SA a more quality region. Bust Yole seems to be the Nachos of 2011 and Baptist Preach of 2010, breakout manager of the year so far!
7 - US South This has to be the most desserted region of all time. They can claim one of the best talents in Baptish Preach, but he came and gone in a flash. Orange Gym was a great heavyweight manager but he hasn't been seen in years. Jedi Jays is one of the better all around managers back in the day. Never can forget Meadows. But the south really lacks any elite managers and the future doesn't look too bright. Actually, there is a guy by the name Mr Clover that is promising reckoning for the rest of us. Maybe he is the hopeful of a US South take over? NWO style?
Top Regions of All Time (June Question of the Month)
1 - Europe (20 pts)
"Suxel, Eddy Crown & Catatonic. They seem to have the owners grip on this region"
"Joe, petu, Eddy, Mamoulian"
"1 - 4 europe"
"Only picked last because its traditionally been a small region often with only a couple if any of its regional belts filled. What it has lacked in regional competition it makes up for with managers like Joe, la-may, SEB, Eddy Crown and others who tear it up on the world level."
"EC, suxel, la-may, petu, jonp, joe, jonnydog.......consistently has managers competing at the top."
2 - US West (14 pts)
"DOD & TR.....Regardless of how many other great managers come from the west. With these two active it would be a struggle to get your fighters through the ranks."
"Top Rank, DOD, & Coroner. It's my Region and very intimidating mostly because of managers like these. Very tough. Up & comers like Bronze Southpaw will just make it tougher."
"Top Rank, DoD, The Coroner and others"
"Just in sheer talent, Duke of Dorkdom, Frank White and Top Rank always have made me groan when I face them. Not sure if its a tracked stat but I would not be surprised if the west has held the most WTs."
3 - US East (11 pts)
"Bigboy, Khrog, Joe Byrd, Bold Bill, Luchini...probably should be tied with US West in terms of talent, but your list don't leave room for draws."
"BB, drunk Cheez in chat, Khrog, Howie"
"Big Boy, Luchini & Cheez. You all give me a rough time."
"because of managers like Cheeze, Big Boy, Bold Bill and others"
4 - US Midwest (9 pts)
"Ranks above A&SA for the number of very good managers they have. ZWIP and Knuckles are the cream of the crop but they have a lot of others"
"Fists, Zwip & Terminator Ty. Zwip & Ty give me problems for me every time. I don't believe I've ever faced a Fists fighter. (What Luck!)"
"Not because of world domination, but the level and competitiveness of the managers often led to tougher fights than Ive experience in world title matches. Managers like Zwip, Terminator Ty and BobbyMac have always been good and only keep getting better. Its not unusual at all for midwest regional titles to be higher-ranked than world title fights."
5 - Canada (8 pts)
"Peek, lawrence of canadia, BD"
6 - A&SA (1 pt)
"for a large period of the game had some tough managers to beat just to get to mid level ratings. unfortuntely just not enough mid level managersto make it higher in the rankings. Canada had periods where they were the toughest region in the world. Unfortunately just can't maintain the numbers"
What feature would you like to add to the game?(June Question of the Month)
"One feature to add to the game - Interim belt holders. e.g. Fighter A has been World Title Holder for # number of months. After this period of time the next highest rated fighters can fight for an interim title or something along those lines. The Interim WT holder can gain rating/status unlike the WT holder in order to get up to challenge him. If the WT holder is still unchallenged while the tnterim belt has been held for # number of defences then the interim belt holder gets an "offered fight" where their rating/status would be temporrily raised to EQUAL the rating of the world title holder. Forexample: Fighter A (WT holder) rating status 18/18 Fighter B (successfully holds interimbelt) rating status 15/15 Fighter B get offered the fight vs Fighter A. Figher B accepts. Allocates 6 Attribute Points wherever they would like temporarily. Fighter B wins and goes to16/16 loses the temporary belt and AP's. Gains BP's as if he were fighting a HIGHER rated opponent Is now the WT holder. Fighter A loses 1 rating point. Is now 17/18 and free to challeng for the title or manually schedule."
"Now, as for the feature to be added, this is much more interesting to me. There are so many features and bug fixes that I'd love to see implemented that it seems a shame to pick just one, but let's see ... I think I'll have to go with changing the chat. I think that the beauty of the old chat (I played briefly in the 90s) was that there was a central, public room where everyone was, and it was fun to go there sometimes just to read the conversations. Obviously the success of any chat will be dependent on how many people use it, but I think one that is its own page and just one big room would be more encouraging."
"Visual interpretation of fight scripts. Its something I wished could happen since I started playing."
"From the old days I do miss mr. Chat Monitor. (Yeah, I know there's the chat option but the time seemed to be much more relative last millenium)... it was a great fun to log into chat when the fights were (supposed to) run..."
"I would like to see fights grouped together in a card with prelims, undercard and main events. I know that EKO had something where everyone payed a few gym credits and then all the fights had a purse and the purse was highter based on if it was for a championship or for higher ranking. The house also took a cut and that couldn't hurt Aaron's bottom line. I believe the ametures were immune to the fee."
"I do have an idea running around my head that would involve bidding credits to a specific gym, to bring out a qualified fighter, of certain mandatory qualifications, for a given bout. (I'm not talking about that bounty thing.) The bidding gym would also have to have a fighter of equal qualifications to even bib the fighter out. These qualifications would be significant. Such as: Undefeated, Winning streaks, KO Streaks, and so on. This could also involve other gyms paying credits to face the winner of the given bout if qualified. I have more details on this idea (Such as some purse for the winner) and it would need be separate from the basic fight match ups obviously. A percentage of the intake would go back into the game of course. Are you listening Aaron? Just a thought. ;)"
In my first interview I picked one of the most charismatic managers in BDB history. He leaves the best press releases and always in good spirit. He will one day conquer the US West and win his first world title belt! He is none other than Angee Dungelooooo!!!!!!!
Biggie: So Angee, how long have you been playing BDB?
Angee Dungelo: since july 97. and about 4 or 5 years off.
Biggie: Wow, so you were around when the game first started. What do you think is the biggest difference between the game back in the late 90's and the current state of BDB?
Angee Dungelo: It's improved greatly. Features organization, sparring, forums, commentaries. Really impressed. Lots of bugs removed also
Biggie: I totally agree with you. I know that you're the master of the press. What can the game do to improve and encourage more managers to use the press?
Angee Dungelo: Well, everyone is different,...I got to doing "roll playing" for my fighter creations...Without a doubt, AL LEE showed this. Managers responded to it, and it sort of took off from there. There are some bright managers out there who are great in the press. I'm no master. But thanks.
Biggie: That's awesome, it's always a great thing to see a manager who gets the other managers involved with certain fights. But do you think there is anything the game can to do to encourage managers to be more active with press releases, commentaries, forums, etc?
Angee Dungelo: AL is here with me by the way.
Angee Dungelo: I cant really say. I try to shut up at times and see if someone comes along. I think many newbies dont even know about the press.
Angee Dungelo: And less of how to use it because the old timers are a bit weak in showing what fun it can be.
Biggie: How is crazy AL doing these days? Yes I agree that the newbies aren't aware of many of the features that we have here in BDB.
Angee Dungelo: The original of the 13 AL LEE's is licking lamposts when he's out of the home. We discurage this. 11 of the others can still fight.
Angee Dungelo: Pardaon me,... Al needs his bib,... he;s drooling again.
Biggie: hahah I think he has been knocked around quite a few times. So what manager would you say gives you the most problems?
Angee Dungelo: At my level, I run into yourself, Coroner, and Bronze quite a bit,...
Angee Dungelo: I was climbing up with wins on Coroner, but he's changing that on me. As with Bronze and you.
Biggie: Do you think the quality of managers has dropped since the golden age of Joe Byrd, Joe, Peekaboo or do you feel that if they were active today that they might actually struggle with the current crop of managers?
Angee Dungelo: I think you all are better but I still want to take you down.
Angee Dungelo: Wow, What a flashback. Forgot about Peekaboo & byrd,...
Angee Dungelo: My old brain recalls Duck, Woods, and White.
Angee Dungelo: Duck was the first to help with the press thing. Spicifically "Don The Cop"
Angee Dungelo: Great times.
Biggie: You have taken me down quite a few times. We all have beaten up on each other and ave to admit, I like doing so.
Angee Dungelo: I like beating you also. ;D
Biggie: Yes I remember Duck, great manager. Do you think the current crop of managers of DoD, Nachos, ZWIP, Balrog, Top Rank, etc. Would still be elite back in the golden age?
Angee Dungelo: Which aint awlays easy.
Angee Dungelo: The game is better now. I bet the best of those days would take advantage of the current improvements,... and be a tough lot for Top Rank, DOD &b Fists.
Angee Dungelo: Frank white would just say he is the best no matter what. LOL
Biggie: Ok, I'm going to ask a few questions now. I will be asking these same questions in every interview.
Biggie: Frank White lol
Biggie: Who would you say was your mentor in BDB?
Angee Dungelo: Duck.
Angee Dungelo: When I knew nothing, he helped
Angee Dungelo: also cheez
Biggie: 2 - If you had to pick the greatest manager of all time, who would that manager be?
Angee Dungelo: Besides myself? ummm,....
Angee Dungelo: TR.
Angee Dungelo: I'm US west remember. That's all I see is TR.
Biggie: Top Rank is a beast of a manager, he made quite hte come back
Biggie: 3 - Who is your all time favorite fighter in your own gym?
Angee Dungelo: Tonto Whompum / AL LEE
Angee Dungelo: even. Press favorites and fair fighters.
Angee Dungelo: Bite Tyson also
Angee Dungelo: I have young clones of them so I hope to bring them a reginal title oneday.
Biggie: 4 - Back in the early days of EKO/TBG. Sluggers ran rampant. What fighter type do you think is the most dominant in BDB currently?
Angee Dungelo: There are a lot of nothing fighters it seems by players that lost interest right off. But mostly,.. Sluggers I think
Angee Dungelo: Some damn good damncers out there though.
Angee Dungelo: But this is just what I run into.
Biggie: 5 - What is the "golden" weight class in BDB? The heavyweight division has been relatively weak for the past few years with the lack of elite fighters. What division do you think has taken it's place?
Angee Dungelo: The new (to me) Supers seem to be weak in most divisions. I feel Crusier, Light heavy, & Straw are pretty challenging today.
Angee Dungelo: Lets sat (Straw to answer.
Angee Dungelo: I see a lot of old managers working them
Biggie: 6 - What "up'n comer" that you see has the most potential to be the next big thing?
Angee Dungelo: Bronze Spouthpaw,...
Angee Dungelo: Lets just stay with that.
Angee Dungelo: I even mad a fighter called: Southern Bronzepaw.
I want to thank Angee for being my first interviewee and hope to have many more! Angee was great!
Question of the Month!! (july edition)
Who's your biggest Rivalry?
Top Rank (4 votes)
Big Boy Inc. - "I think that every night I face off against TR a dozen times and we have some of the best fights. Most are slugfests that either catapult one of our fighters careers or retires our guys."
Bronze - "My answer to these two questions is the same, but for different reasons. My number one rival has been Top Rank since I first started playing back in late '97. Back then, as well as today, this rivalry has always been friendly. It has long been my goal to be the one manager that he hates facing, though I'm sure I haven't gotten there yet. When you have a mentor at anything, there is always a special feeling that goes along with winning, and Top Rank was my mentor."
ZWIP - "Bectel and I have been in the Midwest since the beginning, I have fought him close to 600 times. As far a biggest rival, it varies from who is active. The past 2-3 years it has to be Top Rank. We have fought each other around 250 times and we both have won over a 100 times with several draws. i am around the same with Ty but I have fought TR for world titles 25 plus times so he gets the nod as #1 rival."
Balrog - "Unfortunately there is no one in my region active that i have buit up a rivalry with. I'd have to answer Top Rank through the number of fights that I have against him"
Big Boy Inc. (2 votes)
J.Aaron Hall - "Big Boy just cause you always hurt me even if I win. Also you keep pulling my dead fighters out of their graves to abuse their corpses again..."
53rd Street gym - "You(aka Big Boy)"
ZWIP (1 vote)
Nachos - "My biggest rival, at least from my perspective, is ZWIP. It seems like we only ever meet in WT fights, and yet we actually seem to meet quite often. We both run similar types of fighters and so our fights tend to be more about mind games than strategy. At least that's how I view them"
The Coroner (1 vote)
Angee Dungeloo - "I would say The Coroner. I was pulling wins off him and evened our gym scores for a while. But when he gets busy, things change. I have to really work to get wins, and he is now ahead again."
Eddy Crown (1 vote)
Catatonic - "Probably Eddy Crown, since my move to the 'Europe' region I have been matched with him more. Still don't manage to beat him very often though!"
Who do you hate to face the most?
Top Rank (4 votes)
J.Aaron Hall - "Top Rank because I fight him more than any other manager and I have lost to him more than any other manager. 75-106-12 against him"
Angee - "I want to say Top Rank, because he owns me, along with nearly all the US West. LoL! But in truth it's DOD. I have fought him 45 times and only won 2 with 1 draw. I call that not just being owned, but also being rented out as his personal bitch boy. ;)"
Bronze Southpaw - "You guessed it, Top Rank is also the guy I hate facing. This is because he knows my style and I doubt there is anything I know that he does not. He also scouts better than any manager I know. Beating him is always a real challenge, and he likes to dish out the IPs when he gets a chance."
Nachos - "The manager I hate facing the most is probably the manager I do face the most - Top Rank. His FPs just seem really solid and it's very tough to find any weaknesses to exploit."
Nachos From home (3 votes)
Big Boy Inc. - "Nachos makes fighters that literally are made to kill my sluggers. I hate facing him with any matchup. I would say the next manager I hate to face would be ZWIP, but Nachos I seem to face more often. With bad results."
Vibo - " Nachos, I just hate facing his fighters... It's like they're taylor made to beat mine."
ZWIP - "As far a someone I hated to fight it had to be DOD. In the early days I had a probably 25-3 edge on him but he got MUCH better and started beating me up any chance he could. I couldn't seem to find plans to beat him on a consistant basis,,he retired alot of fighters for me,,LOL. Nacho's seem to have my number today. We have had sooooo many very, very close title fights. We make very similiar type fighters so plans are tough to make different enough to matter."
Duke of Dorkdom (2 votes)
He isn't even active and still gets 2 votes! lol
Eddy Crown (1 vote)
Balrog - "Eddy Crown. No such thing as an easy fight vs Eddy. Even when i know I have an advantage I am never gauranteed a win."
The Coroner (1 vote)
53rd Street Gym - "The Coroner"
Big Boy (1 vote)
Catatonic - "Strangely enough it is actually you. Any horde of sluggers gives me a scare"
Interview of the Month with la-may!!(July 2012)
1 - How long have you played in BDB? - If I remember it correctly I started around 96. The game was called Virtual Victories back then...
2 - Since you've been gone, what big differences do you think the game has made? Do you think the changes have made the game better? - The game engine has been pretty much the same and why fix something that is pretty well in balance... The most visible changes have been in the interface, sparring and number of divisions. * Personally I don't give a damn about the interface, it's the game that counts. * I would have thought the limited scouting / sparring w/ actual values would be something I'd oppose, but I kinda like it... just a different style approaching the fight... saves a lot of time if you run a large gym AND want to properly prepared for every fight * 20 divisions demand lots of fighters in order to have regular competition in the top. I'm not sure if it's that's the current situation. * "tough"man is not a division
3 - How do you feel that the talent level now is compared to when you were active before? - I'd have to say the talent level used to be wider and sharper. I'm sure that's temporary, new managers evolve and old farts make comebacks.
4 - Who would you say is your favorite fighter in your gym? - My old favourite fighters are all gone due reqruiting etc. I haven't yet grown fond of the new crop of fighters. Of the old champs I have only Conan Carnage left in the gym. He was my first or second champ... he was a genuine beanpole (back then you needed to get lucky to get freak fighters, since new fighter was always randomly created by game) and he stole the cruiser title from one of the most legendary sluggers, Maliks Archie "Ol Mongoose" Moore, using take-7-and run -tactic
5 - Did you ever have a mentor in the game when you first started? - Petu vd. Pajm was the one who introduced me to the game and who was there for me to discuss about tactical choices.
6 - Generally what are your favorite type of fighters that you like to run? - At the beginning I liked those skinny beanpole slappers. Then I turned to those slapping/dancing midgets loaded w/ spd and agl. I've always found sluggers kinda boring to manage. But hey, I'll eat anything :)
7 - What are some ways that BDB can do to hold onto the new managers that just join? -That is a real challenge, since you need time to learn the basics and just then you can start to get addicted. I think the key is that there's managers (like yourself) who are willing guide the new