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Dream Theater The League - A Change of Champions
« on: February 23, 2019, 02:33:38 PM »
DT the League 2016 - https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=44826

DT the League 2015 -  https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=42658.0

DT the League 2014 -  https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=39921.0

DT the League 2013 - https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=34282.0



Hello friends! After a 3 year hiatus, I am able to devote enough time to the forum to revive Dream Theater The League!

For those of you new to the format, each week we randomly match up Dream Theater songs against each other.  After X amount of weeks, we take the songs with the best records and pit them against each other in one or multiple tournaments.

The theme for this year (years?) is "The Bigger Picture". Gone (for now) are the divisions that were featured in the past couple of league years. Now we're throwing all of the songs together. Featured for the first time in this format will be all of the Non-NOMAC songs of The Astonishing as well as the songs from the brand new album, Distance Over Time! Together with all of the studio songs, and some of the unreleased songs, that brings our number to 152.

 Since we're going bigger, there will be 35 Weeks in the regular season instead of the usual 20!

The list of songs we're using is as follows:
1.   2285 Entr’acte
2.   6:00
3.   A Better Life
4.   A Change of Seasons
5.   A Fortune in Lies
6.   A Life Left Behind
7.   A New Beginning
8.   A Nightmare to Remember
9.   A Rite of Passage
10.   A Savior in the Square
11.   A Temping Offer
12.   Act of Faythe
13.   Afterlife
14.   Along for the Ride
15.   Anna Lee
16.   Another Day
17.   Another Won
18.   As I Am
19.   Astonishing
20.   At Wit’s End
21.   Barstool Warrior
22.   Begin Again
23.   Behind the Veil
24.   Beneath the Surface
25.   Beyond This Life
26.   Blind Faith
27.   Breaking All Illusions
28.   Bridges in the Sky
29.   Brother, Can You Hear Me?
30.   Build Me Up, Break Me Down
31.   Burning My Soul
32.   Caught in a Web
33.   Chosen
34.   Constant Motion
35.   Cover My Eyes
36.   Disappear
37.   Don’t Look Past Me
38.   Dystopian Overture
39.   Endless Sacrifice
40.   Enigma Machine
41.   Erotomania
42.   Eve
43.   Fall Into the Light
44.   False Awakening Suite
45.   Far From Heaven
46.   Fatal Tragedy
47.   Finally Free
48.   Forsaken
49.   Heaven’s Cove
50.   Hell’s Kitchen
51.   Hollow Years
52.   Home
53.   Honor Thy Father
54.   Hymn of a Thousand Voices
55.   I Walk Beside You
56.   Illumination Theory
57.   In the Name of God
58.   In the Presence of Enemies
59.   Innocence Faded
60.   Just Let Me Breathe
61.   Learning to Live
62.   Lie
63.   Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
64.   Light Fuse and Get Away
65.   Lines in the Sand
66.   Lord Nafaryus
67.   Losing Faythe
68.   Lost Not Forgotten
69.   Metropolis
70.   Misunderstood
71.   Moment of Betrayal
72.   My Last Farewell
73.   Never Enough
74.   New Millennium
75.   Octavarium
76.   Only a Matter of Time
77.   On the Backs of Angels
78.   One Last Time 
79.   Our New World
80.   Out of Reach
81.   Outcry
82.   Overture 1928
83.   Pale Blue Dot
84.   Panic Attack
85.   Paralyzed
86.   Peruvian Skies
87.   Prophets of War
88.   Pull Me Under
89.   Raise the Knife
90.   Ravenskill
91.   Raw Dog
92.   Regression
93.   Repentance
94.   Room 137
95.   S2N
96.   Sacrificed Sons
97.   Scarred
98.   Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
99.   Space-Dye Vest
100.   Speak to Me
101.   Status Seeker
102.   Strange Déjà vu
103.   Stream of Consciousness
104.   Surrender to Reason 
105.   Surrounded
106.   Take Away My Pain
107.   Take the Time
108.   The Answer
109.   The Answer Lies Within
110.   The Best of Times
111.   The Bigger Picture
112.   The Count of Tuscany
113.   The Dance of Eternity
114.   The Dark Eternal Night
115.   The Enemy Inside
116.   The Gift of Music
117.   The Glass Prison
118.   The Great Debate
119.   The Killing Hand
120.   The Looking Glass
121.   The Ministry of Lost Souls
122.   The Mirror
123.   The Path That Divides
124.   The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun
125.   The Road to Revolution
126.   The Root of All Evil
127.   The Shattered Fortress 
128.   The Silent Man
129.   The Spirit Carries On
130.   The Walking Shadow
131.   The Way It Used to Be
132.   The X Aspect
133.   These Walls
134.   This Dying Soul
135.   This is the Life
136.   Three Days
137.   Through Her Eyes
138.   Through My Words
139.   To Live Forever
140.   Trial of Tears
141.   Under a Glass Moon
142.   Untethered Angel
143.   Vacant
144.   Viper King
145.   Voices
146.   Wait for Sleep
147.   When Your Time Has Come
148.   Where Are You Now
149.   Whispers on the Wind
150.   Wither
151.   You Not Me
152.   Ytse Jam

Each of the 152 songs will face 35 other songs drawn at random. After 35 Weeks, we'll have album tournaments. After the album tournaments, the top 64 songs will advance to a single elimination tournament to crown the Champion of the League!


I will be making updates to this thread as we progress. So please check back early and often.

This will be a long endeavor, and probably won't end until the calendar says 2020.... but it's all about having fun.

And keep spinning Distance Over Time.... getting to know those songs.... because we'll be starting very soon!

If there's any questions or comments, please comment away!
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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019, 03:08:23 PM »
Hell yeah!! I'm so ready for this. Missed a lot of the ones from previous years.

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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019, 06:15:29 PM »
Hell yeah!! I'm so ready for this. Missed a lot of the ones from previous years.

Good to hear! Should be fun.

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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2019, 09:34:21 PM »
Oh man I missed this. Can’t wait to participate again.
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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 05:14:35 AM »
Wait a fucking minute, it's been three years already? Wow.
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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 06:53:54 AM »
And suddenly Polls & Survivors springs into life again! Should be fun! And enormous. 152 songs = 76 matchups a week = 4 groups of 19 matches. Works out rather neatly in that sense. But yeah, I'm beginning to get a sense of the magnitude of this thing.

Another advantage I have this time is that I have more of the albums. I have all the studio albums aside from WDADU. And tbh, I'm minorly tempted to pick that up now, if only for the completist in me.
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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 07:37:27 AM »
Wait a fucking minute, it's been three years already? Wow.

Now wait a minute man....

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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread - Starts March 11th
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019, 06:02:03 AM »
DOC, my brother, I'm sooooo game.

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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2019, 09:49:11 AM »
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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread - Starts March 11th
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2019, 12:45:56 PM »
Very good news!

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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread - Starts March 11th
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2019, 11:53:20 AM »
Thanks all for the feedback. Should be a lot of fun. Hopefully we can generate some good discussion during the matches. Always neat to see songs from different albums/era matched up.

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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread - Starts March 11th
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2019, 12:16:31 PM »
I'm still going to keep half an eye on little things like aggregate records. The format has changed a few times, but even when we had the divisions, the matchups were still drawn at random, and even though the regular season is longer now, it's still largely the same format.

That being said, Octavarium enters the season with an unbeaten run stretching way back to the Semi-Finals of the 2013 Championship Tournament. As far as the regular season goes, it has an aggregate record of 80-0. It's going to be fascinating watching the season unfold.

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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread - Starts March 11th
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2019, 08:50:37 AM »
Soon.....this story ends where it begins...

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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread - Starts March 11th
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2019, 09:29:44 AM »
Count me in, these were always fun - I'll try to remember to keep up with it until the end this time  :lol

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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread - Starts March 11th
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2019, 01:40:13 PM »
Will we be keeping an eye on vote differential to rank songs with equal records?

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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread - Starts March 11th
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2019, 01:54:49 PM »
With so many songs and no divisions....I don't think I'm going to, Take the Time to calculate differentials, especially when a 3-0 song with wins over say, Cover My Eyes, Vacant & Status Seeker would have a more impressive margin of victory than a 3-0 song with wins over In the Name of God, Surrounded & The Glass Prison.

I will post defined tiebreakers, but most likely won't calculate them until seasons end....or perhaps once every 5 or 10 weeks.

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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread - Starts March 11th
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2019, 06:31:43 AM »
Week 1 Kickoff Match - https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=53559.0
Learning to Live defeats Octavarium 22-21


Week 1-A - https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=53560.0
1.   Pull Me Under defeats 6:00 24-12
2.   Prophets of War defeats 2285 Entr’acte 18-14
3.   Paralyzed defeats A Better Life 21-11
4.   Outcry defeats Raw Dog 35-1
5.   Panic Attack defeats Ravenskill 26-10
6.   S2N defeats On the Backs of Angels 22-13
7.   Our New World defeats Repentance 20-15 
8.   Sacrificed Sons defeats One Last Time 23-13
9.   Out of Reach defeats Room 137 21-13
10.   Space-Dye Vest defeats A Fortune in Lies 26-10 
11.   A Life Left Behind defeats Speak to Me 22-12
12.   Lord Nafaryus defeats My Last Farewell 27-6
13.   Stream of Consciousness defeats A Rite of Passage 31-4
14.   A Tempting Offer defeats Status Seeker 21-14
15.   Dystopian Overture & The X Aspect tied at 17-17 
16.   Along For the Ride defeats The Answer 26-10 
17.   The Spirit Carries On defeats Endless Sacrifice 22-14
18.   Surrender to Reason defeats Savior in the Square 27-9
19.   Pale Blue Dot defeats Raise the Knife 20-15

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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2019, 07:10:02 AM »
Week 1-B Results: https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=53568.0

Week 1-B
1.   Overture 1928 defeats Regression 36-0   
2.   Strange Déjà vu defeats Act of Faythe 35-1 
3.   Take the Time defeats Afterlife 32-4
4.   Surrounded defeats Anna Lee 29-6
5.   Another Day defeats Take Away My Pain 30-6
6.   The Bigger Picture defeats Another Won 27-8
7.   The Answer Lies Within defeats Astonishing 22-14
8.   At Wit’s End defeats The Best of Times 30-6
9.   Barstool Warrior defeats The Enemy Inside 28-8 
10.   The Dance of Eternity defeats Behind the Veil 19-17 
11.   The Gift of Music defeats Begin Again 27-8
12.   Beneath the Surface defeats The Dark Eternal Night 19-17
13.   Beyond This Life defeats The Killing Hand 27-9 
14.   Blind Faith defeats The Looking Glass 27-9
15.   Bridges In the Sky defeats The Great Debate 22-14
16.   The Path That Divides defeats Brother, Can You Hear Me? 32-2 
17.   The Ministry of Lost Souls defeats Burning My Soul 24-12
18.   Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence defeats A Nightmare to Remember 27-8
19.   Breaking All Illusions defeats The Glass Prison 20-16

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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2019, 09:05:29 AM »
Week 1-C - https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=53575.0
1.   The Count of Tuscany defeats As I Am 24-11
2.   Build Me Up, Break Me Down defeats The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun 19-16
3.   The Mirror defeats Caught in a Web 27-7
4.   The Shattered Fortress defeats Chosen 18-17
5.   The Road to Revolution defeats Cover My Eyes 23-11
6.   Disappear defeats The Root of All Evil 20-15
7.   The Silent Man defeats Constant Motion 19-16
8.   Don’t Look Past Me defeats The Way It Used to Be 16-14
9.   The Walking Shadow defeats Enigma Machine 18-15
10.   Erotomania defeats This Is the Life 19-16 
11.   Fall Into The Light defeats These Walls 18-16
12.   Three Days defeats Eve 22-13
13.    Lifting Shadows Off a Dream defeats Never Enough 28-7
14.   This Dying Soul defeats False Awakening Suite 32-3
15.   To Live Forever defeats Far From Heaven 22-13 
16.   Finally Free defeats Through Her Eyes 34-1 
17.   Forsaken defeats Through My Words 23-12
18.   Vacant defeats Heaven’s Cove 21-14 
19.   Trial of Tears defeats Fatal Tragedy 20-15 

Week 1-D - https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=53582.0
1.   A Change of Seasons defeats Peruvian Skies 29-3 
2.   Under a Glass Moon defeats Hollow Years 23-9
3.   Hell’s Kitchen defeats Viper King 25-7
4.   Home defeats Untethered Angel 28-4
5.   Honor Thy Father defeats When Your Time Has Come 19-12
6.   Voices defeats I Walk Beside You 31-1 
7.   Hymn of a Thousand Voices defeats Where Are You Now? 19-11 
8.   Illumination Theory defeats Wait For Sleep 19-11
9.   In the Name of God defeats You Not Me 31-1 
10.   Innocence Faded defeats Whispers On the Wind 26-4
11.   In the Presence of Enemies defeats Ytse Jam 25-6
12.   Wither defeats Just Let Me Breathe 24-8 
13.   Lie defeats Only a Matter of Time 22-10 
14.   New Millennium defeats Light Fuse and Get Away 26-6 
15.   Lines in the Sand defeats Moment of Betrayal 27-5 
16.   Metropolis defeats Losing Faythe 29-2 
17.   Misunderstood defeats Lost Not Forgotten 21-11 
18.   Scarred defeats A New Beginning 22-9

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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2019, 09:07:23 AM »
Standings after Week 1

Tier 1 (1.000 Winning %) – Songs 1-75
Along For the Ride (1-0)
Another Day (1-0)
The Answer Lies Within (1-0)
At Wit’s End (1-0)
Barstool Warrior (1-0)
Beneath the Surface (1-0)
Beyond This Life (1-0)
The Bigger Picture (1-0)
Blind Faith (1-0)
Breaking All Illusions (1-0)
Bridges in the Sky (1-0)
Build Me Up, Break Me Down (1-0)
A Change of Seasons (1-0)
The Count of Tuscany (1-0)
The Dance of Eternity (1-0)
Disappear (1-0)
Don’t Look Past Me (1-0)
Erotomania (1-0)
Fall Into the Light (1-0)
Finally Free (1-0)
Forsaken (1-0)
The Gift of Music (1-0)
Hell’s Kitchen (1-0)
Home (1-0)
Honor Thy Father (1-0)
Hymn of a Thousand Voices (1-0)
Illumination Theory (1-0)
In the Name of God (1-0)
In the Presence of Enemies (1-0)
Innocence Faded (1-0)
Learning to Live (1-0)
Lie (1-0)
A Life Left Behind (1-0)
Lifting Shadows Off a Dream (1-0)
Lines in the Sand (1-0)
Lord Nafaryus (1-0)
Metropolis (1-0)
The Ministry of Lost Souls (1-0)
The Mirror (1-0)
Misunderstood (1-0)
New Millennium (1-0)
Our New World (1-0)
Out of Reach (1-0)
Outcry (1-0)
Overture 1928 (1-0)
Pale Blue Dot (1-0)
Panic Attack (1-0)
Paralyzed (1-0)
The Path That Divides (1-0)
Prophets of War (1-0)
Pull Me Under (1-0)
The Road to Revolution (1-0)
S2N (1-0)
Sacrificed Sons (1-0)
Scarred (1-0)
The Shattered Fortress (1-0)
The Silent Man (1-0)
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Space-Dye Vest (1-0)
Strange Déjà vu (1-0)
The Spirit Carries On (1-0)
Stream of Consciousness (1-0)
Surrender to Reason (1-0)
Surrounded (1-0)
Take the Time (1-0)
A Tempting Offer (1-0)
This Dying Soul (1-0)
Three Days (1-0)
To Live Forever (1-0)
Trial of Tears (1-0)
Under a Glass Moon (1-0)
Vacant (1-0)
Voices (1-0)
The Walking Shadow (1-0)
Wither (1-0)


Tier 2 (.500 Winning %) Songs 76 & 77
Dystopian Overture (0-0-1)
The X Aspect (0-0-1)

Tier 3 (.000 Winning %) Songs 78-152
2285 Entr’acte (0-1)
6:00 (0-1)
Act of Faythe (0-1)
Afterlife (0-1)
Anna Lee (0-1)
Another Won (0-1)
The Answer (0-1)
As I Am (0-1)
Astonishing (0-1)
Begin Again (0-1)
Behind the Veil (0-1)
The Best of Times (0-1)
A Better Life (0-1)
Brother, Can You Hear Me? (0-1)
Burning My Soul (0-1)
Caught in a Web (0-1)
Chosen (0-1)
Constant Motion (0-1)
Cover My Eyes (0-1)
The Dark Eternal Night (0-1)
Endless Sacrifice (0-1)
The Enemy Inside (0-1)
Enigma Machine (0-1)
Eve (0-1) 
False Awakening Suite (0-1)
Far From Heaven (0-1)
Fatal Tragedy (0-1) 
A Fortune in Lies (0-1)
The Glass Prison (0-1)
The Great Debate (0-1)
Heaven’s Cove (0-1)
Hollow Years (0-1)
I Walk Beside You (0-1)
Just Let Me Breathe (0-1)
The Killing Hand (0-1)
Light Fuse and Get Away (0-1)
The Looking Glass (0-1)
Losing Faythe (0-1)
Lost Not Forgotten (0-1)
Moment of Betrayal (0-1)
My Last Farewell (0-1)
Never Enough (0-1)
A New Beginning (0-1)
A Nightmare to Remember (0-1)
Octavarium (0-1)
On the Backs of Angels (0-1)
One Last Time (0-1)
The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun (0-1)
Only A Matter of Time (0-1)
Peruvian Skies (0-1)
Raise the Knife (0-1)
Ravenskill (0-1)
Raw Dog (0-1)
Regression (0-1)
Repentance (0-1)
A Rite of Passage (0-1)
Room 137 (0-1)
The Root of All Evil (0-1)
Savior in the Square (0-1)
Speak to Me (0-1)
Status Seeker (0-1)
Take Away My Pain (0-1)
These Walls (0-1)
This is the Life (0-1)
Through Her Eyes (0-1)
Through My Words (0-1)
Untethered Angel (0-1)
Viper King (0-1)
Wait For Sleep (0-1)
The Way It Used to Be (0-1)
When Your Time Has Come (0-1)
Where Are You Now? (0-1)
Whispers On the Wind (0-1)
You Not Me (0-1)
Ytse Jam (0-1)


Week 2 starts on Monday!

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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2019, 10:22:07 AM »
lol Octavarium is a tier 3 song
Hey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2019, 11:30:17 AM »
Overture 1928 has the biggest win of the first week, with a 36-0 shutout of Regression.

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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2019, 03:41:23 PM »
And this is why I can't consider margin of victory in this format. Learning to Live scored the biggest win in week one....buy Overture 1928's margin of victory was much, much higher.

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Re: Dream Theater The League - Home Thread
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2019, 03:44:59 PM »
As sports leagues enjoy a good stat or two, it'd be cool to chip in with some as the season goes on.

Seven songs from Distance Over Time won their opening match. That's a very impressive showing for an album that's only weeks old as far as our experience of it is concerned. That beats Images and Words, which has six winners, while ADTOE has five.

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« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2019, 04:21:22 PM »
It all depends on what songs they are matched with.  Standings after week 1 really don't mean much.  A whole bunch of songs in Tier 1 could lose the match the following week and just the opposite for some Tier 3 songs.
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« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2019, 05:32:20 AM »
None of this means much, really, in the grand scheme of things. It won't mean much after week 35 either. But we still do this because we enjoy it, because we're interested to see who will win the championship. It's like most football leagues. You know deep down that the title's going to be contested between three or four teams max, but it doesn't stop the rest of the league from happening and us taking an interest in it.

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« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2019, 09:58:11 AM »
As sports leagues enjoy a good stat or two, it'd be cool to chip in with some as the season goes on.

I want to know which song has the highest WAR.
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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2019, 11:41:01 AM »
Week 2-A :  https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=53602.0

1.   The Root of All Evil defeats Moment of Betrayal 30-4
2.   This Dying Soul defeats You Not Me 31-3
3.   Untethered Angel defeats A Better Life 19-14
4.   Through Her Eyes defeats Where Are You Now? 25-8
5.   Wait For Sleep defeats To Live Forever 22-12
6.   These Walls defeats Ytse Jam 23-11
7.   Three Days defeats Whispers On the Wind 30-2
8.   The Dance of Eternity defeats Just Let Me Breathe 27-7   
9.   This is the Life defeats Wither 23-11 
10.   The Spirit Carries On defeats Only a Matter of Time 26-7 
11.   6:00 defeats Vacant 25-9
12.   Never Enough defeats The X Aspect 18-15 
13.   Behind the Veil defeats One Last Time 18-16 
14.   Octavarium defeats The Walking Shadow 33-1
15.   New Millennium defeats The Way It Used to Be 24-10
16.   The Road to Revolution defeats My Last Farewell 19-14 
17.   Metropolis defeats The Silent Man 31-3 
18.   A Change of Seasons defeats Under a Glass Moon 27-7
19.   Bridges in the Sky defeats Outcry 26-8 

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« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2019, 12:38:03 PM »
As sports leagues enjoy a good stat or two, it'd be cool to chip in with some as the season goes on.

I want to know which song has the highest WAR.

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« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2019, 12:44:27 PM »
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As sports leagues enjoy a good stat or two, it'd be cool to chip in with some as the season goes on.

I want to know which song has the highest WAR.

And Corsi.
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« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2019, 11:09:36 PM »
14.   Octavarium defeats The Walking Shadow 33-1

Okay who is the one person that voted for The Walking Shadow?!
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« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2019, 09:35:33 AM »
Week 2-B - https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=53612.0
1.   Viper King defeats 2285 Entr’acte 22-8
2.   Lines in the Sand defeats The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun 28-3 
3.   The Mirror defeats Losing Faythe 31-1
4.   The Great Debate defeats Lifting Shadows Off a Dream 17-15
5.   Lie defeats The Killing Hand 16-15 
6.   In the Name of God defeats The Gift of Music 26-6
7.   Learning to Live defeats The Looking Glass 30-1 
8.   Innocence Faded defeats The Dark Eternal Night 17-15 
9.   In the Presence of Enemies defeats The Enemy Inside 26-5 
10.   As I Am defeats A New Beginning 20-12 
11.   The Count of Tuscany defeats Honor Thy Father 24-8 
12.   I Walk Beside You defeats The Best of Times 22-10 
13.   The Bigger Picture defeats Hymn of a Thousand Voices 29-2 
14.   The Glass Prison defeats Light Fuse and Get Away 28-4
15.   Heaven’s Cove defeats The Answer 21-9 
16.   Misunderstood defeats The Shattered Fortress 26-6 
17.   Lost Not Forgotten defeats The Ministry of Lost Souls 20-11 
18.   Take The Time defeats Hell’s Kitchen 24-8 
19.   The Path That Divides defeats Lord Nafaryus 16-13

Week 2-C - https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=53624.0
1.   Scarred defeats False Awakening Suite 29-4 
2.   Erotomania defeats Speak To Me 25-6 
3.   Hollow Years defeats Take Away My Pain 22-11
4.   Forsaken defeats Status Seeker 24-9
5.   Surrender to Reason defeats Far From Heaven 24-8
6.   Finally Free defeats Strange Déjà vu 25-8
7.   A Life Left Behind defeats Astonishing 28-3 
8.   Space-Dye Vest defeats Eve 26-7 
9.   Repentance defeats Enigma Machine 18-14
10.   Sacrificed Sons defeats Don’t Look Past Me 25-7
11.   Endless Sacrifice defeats Room 137 24-9
12.   Disappear defeats Raise The Knife 23-10
13.   Chosen defeats Regression 21-12
14.   Ravenskill defeat Cover My Eyes 24-6
15.   Constant Motion defeats Raw Dog 26-5
16.   Caught in a Web defeats Paralyzed 20-12 
17.   Fatal Tragedy defeats Stream of Consciousness 25-8 
18.   Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence defeats Fall Into the Light 27-5 
19.   Home defeats Surrounded 19-13

Week 2-D - https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=53625.0
1.   Pull Me Under defeats Brother, Can You Hear Me? 29-3 
2.   Build Me Up, Break Me Down defeats Prophets of War 19-12 
3.   Peruvian Skies defeats Burning My Soul 30-2 
4.   Beyond This Life defeats Panic Attack 21-10 
5.   On the Backs of Angels defeats Beneath the Surface 17-14 
6.   When Your Time Has Come defeats Through My Words 19-12 
7.   Barstool Warrior defeats Out of Reach 24-8
8.   Our New World defeats Begin Again 21-10 
9.   At Wit’s End defeats A Fortune in Lies 26-5
10.   S2N defeats Dystopian Overture 24-7
11.   A Nightmare to Remember defeats Another Won 23-9 
12.   Illumination Theory defeats The Answer Lies Within 26-6
13.   Another Day defeats A Rite of Passage 25-7
14.   Afterlife defeats Act of Faythe 24-6 
15.   Anna Lee defeats A Savior in the Square 17-15
16.   Along for the Ride defeats A Tempting Offer 18-13 
17.   Breaking All Illusions defeats Overture 1928 27-5
18.   Blind Faith defeats Pale Blue Dot 19-12 

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« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2019, 01:43:56 PM »
14.   Octavarium defeats The Walking Shadow 33-1

Okay who is the one person that voted for The Walking Shadow?!

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« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2019, 02:20:14 PM »
14.   Octavarium defeats The Walking Shadow 33-1

Okay who is the one person that voted for The Walking Shadow?!

 :hat

I've never been a fan of 8V.  Call me crazy.

So it was a legitimate vote? I'm good with that. Would rather someone prefer The Walking Shadow to 8VM then to learn that someone messing with the polls for no good reason.