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Does Nick get too much criticism for his temple run performance?

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Re: Do they get too much undeserved criticism? Day 7: Bobby (Shaka Zulu)
« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2013, 08:18:39 PM »
I guess I'm gonna say no here. Let me explain: I'm not saying it's anyones fault the players got what they got. I'm not saying players are allowed to ask the producers to rig everything. But just because you get a free win because of a production error, doesn't mean I'm gonna give Bobby special treatment and call it "the best temple run ever." Even with the faulty door aside, it was still a lame, undeserved win. How people can say Bobby is a better player than Jennifer from John Sutter is beyond me. Nope, he deserves it. Never liked this run.
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Re: Do they get too much undeserved criticism? Day 7: Bobby (Shaka Zulu)
« Reply #46 on: June 08, 2013, 12:50:19 AM »
I voted no also for Bobby, for the same reasons PPF mentioned. Bobby really wasn't that great of a contestant at all. I know the bottom floor of that temple layout was not easy, but he did not complete it in good time at all. It took David 25 seconds to get from the middle of the Holes of Python to the temple gates. And it took Bobby what, 45 seconds to reach the temple gates? Let's be honest, if he was forced to take the long route in the temple, he probably wouldn't even have won. He was one of the worst temple victors on the show and the win was very lame and undeserving indeed. And it makes me wonder if the Tomb-Holes of Python door was even a production error? I wonder if Bobby actually forced his way into the Tomb of the Ancient Kings with his hands because it sounds like the golden door was forced open. It was obvious that the door was meant to be locked either way. That's what the Red Jaguars need, another cheater. :roll:

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Re: Do they get too much undeserved criticism? Day 7: Bobby (Shaka Zulu)
« Reply #47 on: June 08, 2013, 01:00:10 AM »
Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if Bobby forced the door open. That door was meant to be locked, and if he had to take another route (ala Stone Marker, Paintbrush), they wouldn't have won. I mean, look at how the Treasure Chest is open during the temple rundown. That was the route they were supposed to take. At least Jennifer from John Sutter earned her win, this was just dumb luck.

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Re: Do they get too much undeserved criticism? Day 7: Bobby (Shaka Zulu)
« Reply #48 on: June 08, 2013, 01:04:50 AM »
Right now, I'm shocked by these current results. :|


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Re: Do they get too much undeserved criticism? Day 7: Bobby (Shaka Zulu)
« Reply #49 on: June 08, 2013, 01:06:25 AM »
I'm not shocked at all. I knew they were gonna be split, because some people just don't like this run.

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Re: Do they get too much undeserved criticism? Day 7: Bobby (Shaka Zulu)
« Reply #50 on: June 08, 2013, 01:11:06 AM »
The only temple winner that I think gets too much criticism was Paula. Just because almost everyone seems to give her a hard time compared to other temple victors. I still find her win garbage and her performance overrated, but at least I can respect her a little more than some other victors. When it comes to Bobby though, I really hate this win. If he really forced the Tomb door open then, he is definitely the most undeserving temple victor. The  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  win was pretty lame too, but their layout was fair though. And if they were forced to take the Treasure Chest like mentioned above, I don't see this team winning unless Brittany moved like Leah/Jennifer from Map to the Lost Gold Mine.

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Re: Do they get too much undeserved criticism? Day 7: Bobby (Shaka Zulu)
« Reply #51 on: June 08, 2013, 01:21:15 AM »
At least everyone is convinced Paula's run was just a fluke. But Bobby only won because of the production error. Whether it's beyond his control or not, just because you're fast and get a lucky break, doesn't make you a great player. YouTube is especially the worst for it, calling Shaka Zulu "the best temple run ever" with the reasoning "he got lucky with the production error and won in the quickest time ever."

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Re: Do they get too much undeserved criticism? Day 7: Bobby (Shaka Zulu)
« Reply #52 on: June 09, 2013, 02:15:57 PM »
It's not Bobby's fault for the production error that made this win so cheap. I voted 'yes', but that doesn't mean he was a good player. He was just average.
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Re: Do they get too much undeserved criticism? Day 7: Bobby (Shaka Zulu)
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2013, 12:14:49 AM »
Voting for Bobby is over. This time, it's a 3-3 draw.

Next up: Ashlie, The Bonnet of Dolley Madison.
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Re: Do they get too much undeserved criticism? Day 7: Bobby (Shaka Zulu)
« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2013, 12:23:13 AM »
Ashlie gets a "Yes" from me. Out of all the players we covered so far, she was only the real good player in the temple. She moved very fast after Shem was taken out and even avoided a detour into the Room of the Mandarin Hand. She was a little clumsy though in the temple, but her speed made up for it. Her big mistake though was in the Dark Forest where she just couldn't seem to find a place to place that key at. She wandered around there for almost a minute and even plowed through the wall. I am not sure why she got so confused, but eventually she reached the Bonnet. While her mistake was costly, her performance prior to the Dark Forest was actually excellent and it's not like she was an unreliable player. She would've probably done much better as a frontrunner. And her partner was equally responsible for taking the direct path when they could've had a solo win.

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This one's very tough. Ashlie moved fast, but was clueless in the Dark Forest of all places and got confused in the Jesters' Court after grabbing the Bonnet. I really don't know which way to go with Ashlie. She traced Matt's steps very well and got the Bonnet, but at the same time she had it won but blew it.

Because she did blow it at the end, I'm gonna say no. However, it can go both ways. This was tough. :|


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Re: Do they get too much undeserved criticism? Day 7: Bobby (Shaka Zulu)
« Reply #56 on: June 11, 2013, 12:26:21 AM »
Ashlie gets a "Yes" from me. Out of all the players we covered so far, she was only the real good player in the temple. She moved very fast after Shem was taken out and even avoided a detour into the Room of the Mandarin Hand. She was a little clumsy though in the temple, but her speed made up for it. Her big mistake though was in the Dark Forest where she just couldn't seem to find a place to place that key at. She wandered around there for almost a minute and even plowed through the wall. I am not sure why she got so confused, but eventually she reached the Bonnet. While her mistake was costly, her performance prior to the Dark Forest was actually excellent and it's not like she was an unreliable player. She would've probably done much better as a frontrunner. And her partner was equally responsible for taking the direct path when they could've had a solo win.

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Again, the Dark Forest mistake and slight clumsiness in other rooms led me to say no. It was tough. I wanted to say yes, but I just feel Ashlie was more responsible for this run being a loss.


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I vote yes. Yes Ashlie screwed up big time in the Dark Forest, but that was her only mistake. Other than that, she moved very fast and had no other problems, besides of course tripping up the stairs. I think she gets too much criticism. Plus, Tess from Dried Ear of Corn made the same mistake, yet everyone praises her. But Ashlie gets criticized? This was a very easy decision for me.

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Looking back at it now, I think I might change my vote to yes. I mean, Ashlie wasn't the only one who wasted a lot of time in the Dark Forest. Claude and Tess come to mind right away.

Edit: Okay, I do want to change my vote. However, it won't let me. There's no option to remove vote.
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