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Title: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 17: Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on December 30, 2012, 07:47:26 PM
Just like the other rating topics, I feel like we should do the same for the runs where the artifact was reached, but not brought out of the temple. In other words, the team got the second prize, but not the third one. 10 = awesome and 1 = crap (although you probably knew this by now). Each run will be chosen at random. The poll for each run will be open for 24 hours. Once time is up, I'll post the average total for each run. Please take a couple of seconds to vote and please feel free to comment.

Day Seventeen: "The Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl"
Season: Two
Players: Jim and Kristen of the Silver Snakes
Artifact Location: The Laser Light Room
Time left when artifact was grabbed: 14 seconds


Previous Results:
The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary: 7.40
The Broken Wing of Icarus: 4.57
Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat: 5.20
The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea: 8.40
The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa: 7.00
The Enormous Feather of the Me Linh: 2.66
The Broken Trident of Poseidon: 4.66
The Two-Cornered Hat of Napoleon: 7.50
King Tut's Cobra Staff: 7.33
The Golden Earring of Henry Morgan: 9.00
The Comet-Embroidered Battle Flag of William the Conqueror: 8.16
The Mush Pot Hat of Johnny Appleseed: 8.00
The Treasure of Anne Bonny: 4.00
The Good-Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie: 8.00
The Bonnet of Dolley Madison: 7.80
The Bone Necklace of the Blackfeet Chief: 6.80
The Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl: 8.33
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on December 30, 2012, 07:48:18 PM
By the way, I made it so that you can change your vote. Saving PPF the time of doing it herself. ;)

I’m giving “The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary” a score of 7. It was either a 7 or 8 from me, but I leaned more towards 7. That’s mainly because of the fact that this was season one where the rooms were easier to complete and because of Tara’s exit at the end. If not for those factors, this run would’ve gotten a higher score. Still, I like this run. It was fun to watch.
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on December 30, 2012, 07:52:53 PM
Another rate the Run ;)

I would say 7. If Tara would've taken the Bridge. It might've been a close win.
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 30, 2012, 08:02:59 PM
Sir Edmund Hillary gets an 8 from me. I for one thought the Silver Snakes did a fine job in the temple. They faced a lengthy layout and both Tara and Danny did a fine job taking into account all of the rooms they had to enter. Not to mention, Tara had to take the slow Well bucket too. Even though Tara took a bad exit out of the temple, it still would've been a very close win if she stayed at the top. Its not like Ron from "Anne Bonny" or Chris from "Lost Lariat" who had their win in the bag until they took a bad exit. Not many S1 runs are exciting, but this one is the exception. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 30, 2012, 08:30:49 PM
Giving it a 7, for same reasons as above.
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on December 31, 2012, 10:52:31 AM
I gave the "Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary" run an 8. For a Season 1 run, this path was unusually difficult and long. The Gargoyle Room/Troubled Bridge was a dead end with a temple guard, and the Shrine of the Silver Monkey only opened down to the bottom floor. I believe that hese two detours are what cost the team, not their performance in the temple. This team was fast and efficient throughout the whole run. And even if Tara stayed on the top floor upon exiting the temple, I don't know if she would have crossed the gate in time. She had 12 seconds to get through the Observatory, across the Troubled Bridge, through the Gargoyle Room, and down all of the stairs to the final gate.
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on December 31, 2012, 11:18:04 PM
That's it for "The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary". It scored an average of 7.4. Not bad.

Next up: The Broken Wing of Icarus
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on December 31, 2012, 11:20:02 PM
I can't get the bubbles to appear for voting. :|
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 31, 2012, 11:20:59 PM
You have to remove the poll and add another one. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on December 31, 2012, 11:21:57 PM
I only have an edit option.
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 31, 2012, 11:22:45 PM
Weird, I am able to remove my polls and add new ones. :o
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on December 31, 2012, 11:23:36 PM
I hope resetting the votes to 0 didn't break it. :o
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 31, 2012, 11:25:12 PM
It still doesn't give me an option to vote. Maybe you should try setting the poll time limit to 2 days to see what happens?
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 01, 2013, 12:18:46 AM
Poll fixed. You have to change the "day expire" feature. Set it to "1 day" and not "-1."
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 01, 2013, 12:22:50 AM
Thanks. Now we can vote. ;)

I'm giving "The Broken Wing of Icarus" a 4. That layout was pretty easy, yet Jason somehow finds a way to still lose. If this layout was handed to Missing Weather Maps' Nick, this would've been an amazing win.
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 01, 2013, 12:31:49 AM
I gave it a 5. It was a nailbiter of a run, but what ruins it is Jason's major hesitation. And don't get me started on his exit plan. And yeah, this layout was basically handed to them as a win, and Jason still couldn't make it out. I guess he was just nervous?

EDIT: Oh, and title changed from "Sir Edmund Hilary" to "Icarus" in the OP.
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 2: The Broken Wing of Icarus
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on January 01, 2013, 12:40:39 AM
I say 5, all you need to do is remove one bad thing (like going to the Observatory) and this is a win. Jason lost by inches.
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 2: The Broken Wing of Icarus
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 01, 2013, 01:00:33 AM
I gave Icarus a 5 also. It was more painful to watch Jason piss away the run rather than being able to enjoy it. Jason was a moron and he deserved to lose. He hesitated too much and made useless detours that cost him some time. Even when he grabbed the Broken Wing with plenty of time, he still fails to escape with it. What saves this run from getting a lower score was the ending being memorable and a nail biter until the end. So the ending was rather exciting and not cringeworthy like "Enormous Feather" and "Lost Lariat". But still, there are better "failed to bring artifacts out" episodes.
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on January 01, 2013, 02:24:04 AM
Weird, I am able to remove my polls and add new ones. :o

I think that option is only given to mods. I had the same problem in my "Rating" thread.

I gave the Icarus run a 6. It was an incredibly memorable run with a very exciting finish. Jason's exit strategy may have been heinous, but it made for a unique and memorable episode. The path taken in this run was also a pleasant change from the rather monotonous straight-line paths featured in most of Season 2.
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 2: The Broken Wing of Icarus
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 01, 2013, 08:50:43 PM
I'm cutting this poll short. Seven voters seems like the norm, so yeah, next run: Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat.

Icarus scored a 4.57 average. Not too good.
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 2: The Broken Wing of Icarus
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 01, 2013, 08:54:25 PM
PPF, I think you should take over. I can't remove a poll anymore and the date expiration feature isn't showing up for me.
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 2: The Broken Wing of Icarus
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 01, 2013, 09:33:06 PM
I'm not really into these threads and leading everything honestly. I know it's not too much work, but I'm just not interested. =/
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 2: The Broken Wing of Icarus
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 01, 2013, 09:35:54 PM
Then there's only one real solution to this problem: use the site RJF used for the temple rooms.
Title: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 3: Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 09, 2013, 08:43:04 PM
I have decided to continue PP319's idea of rating all the temple runs where the contestants grab the artifacts and failed to escape. So credit goes to PP319 since this was his idea. Perhaps the mods can merge the old topic with this one and I can continue making the daily polls for him? Last time we left off of Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat, so we will use that as our next poll.

Just like the other rating topics, I feel like we should do the same for the runs where the artifact was reached, but not brought out of the temple. In other words, the team got the second prize, but not the third one. 10 = awesome and 1 = crap (although you probably knew this by now). Each run will be chosen at random. The poll for each run will be open for 24 hours. Once time is up, I'll post the average total for each run. Please take a couple of seconds to vote and please feel free to comment.

Day Three: "Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat"
Season: One
Players: Colleen and Chris of the Green Monkeys
Artifact Location: The Well
Time left when artifact was grabbed: 52 seconds


Previous Results:
The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary: 7.4
The Broken Wing of Icarus: 4.57

Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 3: Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 09, 2013, 08:46:46 PM
I am going to give Lost Lariat a 5. The run started out decent for the first thirty seconds, but then it went downhill as soon as Chris entered the temple. Seriously, Chris was so stupid and was a lost cause. All he had to do was assemble a monkey and ride the elevator down to the Well. Yet, he moves slowly and looks lost and clueless. And even when he grabs the Lariat with almost a minute left, he still can't bring it out in time because he is so slow and takes the worst way out. This loss was still pretty memorable for all the mistakes made by Colleen, Kirk, and Chris. And while Colleen and Kirk are sort of responsible for this loss, so is Chris for being stupid. An easy win flushed down the toilet.  :roll:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 3: Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 09, 2013, 08:53:19 PM
Thank you PP4L. To be honest, I lost interest in continuing that topic. I just couldn't keep up with it for some reason. Maybe it was because I had trouble with posting a new poll. Although I will agree that the posts in that topic should be merged with this one and you can continue with posting new polls, assuming you are able to do that (unlike me). ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 3: Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 09, 2013, 08:55:43 PM
Oh, and my score for Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat. It gets a 5 from me. Colleen was solid. Chris was doing okay until he entered the Torch Room. That's when the run took a turn for the worst. He was ABOUT to re-enter the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, but Kirk just had to chime in telling him to bust through the wall instead. Of course, Chris should've ignored him, but still Kirk should hold some blame for that. :roll:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 3: Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on January 09, 2013, 08:59:28 PM
Thank you PP4L. To be honest, I lost interest in continuing that topic. I just couldn't keep up with it for some reason. Maybe it was because I had trouble with posting a new poll. Although I will agree that the posts in that topic should be merged with this one and you can continue with posting new polls, assuming you are able to do that (unlike me). ;)

I didn't do anything. TRJ set this all up.  ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 3: Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on January 09, 2013, 09:12:51 PM
I gave "Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat" a 6. For all of the things that went wrong with this run, they still had a pretty successful run. I feel there were several redeeming aspects to this run.

Colleen could have avoided the Heart Room and the guard there, making this a potential solo victory. Chris wasted a lot of time placing torches in the pedestals in the Torch Room instead of immediately taking the Well, but at least he showed that he knew how to complete that room (unlike Jackie, who needed to complete that objective). Chris' squatting position in the Well was brilliant in that he could easily get out. Once Chris grabbed the Lariat, he began to head up to the ladder, which would have probably led to a victory as well.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 3: Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 09, 2013, 09:25:02 PM
Thank you PP4L. To be honest, I lost interest in continuing that topic. I just couldn't keep up with it for some reason. Maybe it was because I had trouble with posting a new poll. Although I will agree that the posts in that topic should be merged with this one and you can continue with posting new polls, assuming you are able to do that (unlike me). ;)

I didn't do anything. TRJ set this all up.  ;)

:oops: I thought I saw your name in the first post. Sorry. :oops:

Anyway, thanks TRJ.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 3: Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on January 09, 2013, 10:28:32 PM
I gave Pecosa Bill a 5. Chris was doing good until he got the Lariat. Then he let the everyone down and blew it with his exit plan. This was a major letdown for the Green Monkeys.
Title: Re: Rate the Legends Runs, Artifact Reached - Day 2: The Broken Wing of Icarus
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 09, 2013, 10:51:07 PM
Topics have been merged. And I gave this run a 5, for same reasons as everyone else.
Title: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 11, 2013, 12:19:53 AM
The next run: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea

Day Four: "The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea"
Season: Three
Players:Nate and Lissy
Artifact Location: Tomb of the Headless Kings
Time left when artifact was grabbed: 14 seconds


Previous Results:
The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary: 7.4
The Broken Wing of Icarus: 4.57
Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat: 5.20
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 11, 2013, 12:23:00 AM
I am going to give Boadicea an 8. It was one of those heartbreaking losses where the team had a chance to score the elusive bottom of the central shaft win, but come up short. The team put up a good effort, but a combination of hesitations by Lissy and a tough temple layout was the downfall for this team. If Lissy moved a little faster in certain rooms, then we would've had an "Emiliano Zapata" type ending. Nate put a great effort though and he was smart to take the top route out of the temple. It was a pretty exciting loss, however I like "The Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl" a little better than this one.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 3: Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 11, 2013, 12:35:00 AM
Topics once again merged. Please keep these threads to one topic.

And this run gets a 7. It was a good run, MUCH better than the previous Red Jaguar "bottom central shaft" run. Lissy and Nate probably would have won if Lissy didn't hesitate when she was in the temple.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on January 11, 2013, 09:13:45 AM
I gave the "Royal Torque" a 9. I think this was one of the strongest temple run performances of the show. The path was long yet unique and not excessive, the temple guard encounters were memorable, and you can tell these contestants were trying to win. Those three elements define this run as an exciting one. Also, I don't see where Lissy hesitated to much, considering she completed her third room with 1:55 on the clock, which put her right on pace with almost every other Season 3 run.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 11, 2013, 10:46:05 AM
I also gave it a 9. One of my favorite losses on the show. Lissy was decent, but Nate was awesome! The layout wasn't the easiest either. Plus, the Torque was in the bottom center column room. That makes it more unique.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on January 11, 2013, 11:13:23 AM
Went with a 9 as well.  It really looked like Lissy was rattled for a bit by that Temple Guard in the Crypt, but she did pretty well and also cleared the Chamber of the Sacred Markers in great time, which was probably the most time-consuming room on the path aside from the Shrine.  I'd also give her points for regaining her bearings fast enough that she didn't try to go down to the Ledges after pulling on the second book in the Crypt.

Nate was an excellent player too.  The only thing was he had bad luck in rooms like the King's Storeroom.  His exit strategy seemed a little unconventional, but it was very smart because climbing up meant he didn't have to wait for a way out of the Tomb to open and the high road doesn't have anywhere near as many obstacles.  Fifteen seconds wouldn't have been enough to escape had he just stuck with the lower route instead, so all things considered, the only thing that really cost the team the win was luck when it came to specific rooms.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 13, 2013, 09:29:21 PM
Just wondering, but is this topic gonna be continued? If no, we can go the survey route like we did with the Legends rooms rankings.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 13, 2013, 11:14:45 PM
I am all for that idea. That would be a quicker way to get the results for every single "failed escape" run and we won't have to worry about having so many "Rate the __________" threads open. I could make a survey like that was used for the Legends rooms rankings.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 29, 2013, 09:28:00 PM
I feel this needs bumped because it should be continued. Also, I don't think we need a poll for every run we do. I don't feel that it's necessary to do that every time. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 29, 2013, 09:32:29 PM
I'd rather we just do a survey to rate the rest of the runs. Just like we did with the Legends rooms. I can set it up if we do continue it.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 29, 2013, 09:35:19 PM
Personally, I find posting our opinions and scores in these topics to be more fun than taking a quick survey. That's just me though. Anyone else feel this way?
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 29, 2013, 09:44:18 PM
I just thought the survey was quicker, instead of spending weeks finishing this up. If we do decide to do this again, I'd rather we set up another poll. Otherwise, it would be hard to keep track of who voted for who. At least with a poll, we already know where the particular run stands. But, I guess this is up to TRJ, since he was the thread starter.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 29, 2013, 09:51:55 PM
I forgot that some members like to stay silent about their picks. Maybe a quick poll is the best way to go.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 29, 2013, 11:50:14 PM
I don't mind continuing this topic. In fact, I was thinking of continuing now that the win topic is done. My only problem though is that I can't add polls at all since PP319 is the topic creator. What I can do is make a separate topic for the remaining failed escapes and once we are done with ranking the rest of them, then we can merge this topic with the one I create. We only have 12 failed escapes left to cover. I am going to do "The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa" next.

Also, one little problem. For some reason, I forgot the final score for the Queen Boadicea run since the poll is no longer around. Should I start it over or just take the average of everyone's score in this topic? :?:
Title: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 29, 2013, 11:53:02 PM
Day Five: "The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa"
Season: One
Players: Chris and Tracy of the Blue Barracudas
Artifact Location: Treasure Room
Time left when artifact was grabbed: 2 seconds


Previous Results:
The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary: 7.40
The Broken Wing of Icarus: 4.57
Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat: 5.20
The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea: 8.40
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 29, 2013, 11:54:16 PM
Five people posted their score for that run. I say take the average from that.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 29, 2013, 11:55:17 PM
Atahualpa gets a 7 from me. This was a good run, but it should have been a win. *Cough Heart Room cough*
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 29, 2013, 11:56:12 PM
I gave the Atahualpa run a 7. There weren't many exciting temple runs in S1, but this one was pretty good. Both Robert and Tracy were a good team, but they fell short due to bad detours and hesitations. If Robert never went up into the Heart Room, then they would've had a pretty solid solo victory. Gotta give props for Tracy for following up on her partner's steps pretty well, which included a trek through the Holes of Python, and even had to assemble the Silver Monkey. She even grabbed the Golden Jaguar before time was up. Overall, it was a pretty exciting loss and it had some memorable moments like Chris running behind Olmec.  :P
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 29, 2013, 11:57:55 PM
With those five votes, that would give Boadicea a score of 8.40. If everyone is alright with that, I will just use that score. And if someone who hasn't voted wants to rate this run, then I will adjust the score. But for now, I will keep that score for this run.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 29, 2013, 11:58:09 PM
I gave the Atahualpa run a 7. There weren't many exciting temple runs in S1, but this one was pretty good. Both Robert and Tracy were a good team, but they fell short due to bad detours and hesitations. If Robert never went up into the Heart Room, then they would've had a pretty solid solo victory. Gotta give props for Tracy for following up on her partner's steps pretty well, which included a trek through the Holes of Python, and even had to assemble the Silver Monkey. She even grabbed the Golden Jaguar before time was up. Overall, it was a pretty exciting loss and it had some memorable moments like Chris running behind Olmec.  :P

It was Chris, not Robert. You're thinking of the Snake Bracelet team Mr. Fogg-up God. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 30, 2013, 12:10:35 AM
TRJ, please keep this to one topic. Once again, topics merged.

And Atahualpa gets a 7 from me.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 30, 2013, 12:12:37 AM
PPF, the only problem is that I can't add a poll since PP319 is the topic creator. If I had the original post in the topic, then I can add a poll without having for you guys to merge it all the time. Is it possible for me to create a new topic and merge PP319's topic with my new topic? That way I can make the polls more freely. ;)

Day Five: "The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa"
Season: One
Players: Chris and Tracy of the Blue Barracudas
Artifact Location: Treasure Room
Time left when artifact was grabbed: 2 seconds


Previous Results:
The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary: 7.40
The Broken Wing of Icarus: 4.57
Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat: 5.20
The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea: 8.40
The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
The Enormous Feather of the Me Linh
The Thornwood Gavel of Judge Roy Bean
The Two-Cornered Hat of Napoleon
King Tut's Cobra Staff
The Golden Earring of Henry Morgan
The Comet-Embroidered Battle Flag of William the Conqueror
The Mush Pot Hat of Johnny Appleseed
The Treasure of Anne Bonny
The Good-Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie
The Bonnet of Dolley Madison
The Bone Necklace of the Blackfeet Chief
The Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 30, 2013, 12:14:01 AM
Then maybe I should take over for the thread after all. So I can add polls with me being a mod and all. That would be easier, I think?
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 30, 2013, 12:15:33 AM
I mean if you don't really mind doing it and all. There are only like 11 runs left to cover and put them all into my post above yours. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 30, 2013, 12:23:45 AM
Nah, I think I'll take over to make things easier. I'll put your above list in the OP and I'll be sure to remember to update the poll daily. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 30, 2013, 12:36:48 AM
Cool, that works out then.  :mrpurple:

In the mean time, do you mind removing the Thornwood Gavel episode from the list? I am not sure why I included that run.  :oops: However, the Broken Trident of Poseidon is missing from that list. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 30, 2013, 12:41:16 AM
Poseidon/Thornwood Gavel fixed in the OP.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on January 30, 2013, 03:48:55 PM
7 here too
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 30, 2013, 10:59:00 PM
Wow, only 4 votes? I was gonna close the "Atahualpa" poll early and start with the next episode. But, I suppose I'll keep it open if people still need more time. I still have no problem continuing this thread or anything, but it's no fun if it's literally just the same 3-4 people voting. If anyone else would like to vote, then I'll keep the polls open until its expiration.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 30, 2013, 11:23:58 PM
Yeah, 4 is not a lot either. Maybe it is just because the run itself is not pulling a lot of people in to vote. I mean there were a couple of wins like Roland and the Trojan Horseshoe that only got 4 votes too. I have a feeling that more people with vote in the "Enormous Feather" poll. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 30, 2013, 11:33:29 PM
Yeah, maybe with the "Enormous Feather" episode, it will draw in more votes. Since that run was much more memorable, for all the wrong reasons. So with that being said, Atahualpa ends with a solid 7.00 average, which makes my job easier.

So, all I need to do now is fix the poll and update the averages in the OP.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 6: The Enormous Feather of the Mi Linh
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 30, 2013, 11:40:29 PM
Now that the poll is set up, I am going to give the Enormous Feather run a 2. This is not a good temple run at all. David was a solid contestant, but Karisa was horrible as hell. I never knew how a contestant could think it is alright to move at such a sluggish pace at the FINAL round of a game show. She got lost in the frickin' Quicksand Bog and even Kirk kept shouting at her to hurry up. It's even a miracle that she reached the Feather. Oh yeah, she just walks out of the temple too once she reaches the artifact. :roll: I hate this temple run and refuse to watch it. I'd rather it end in triple capture then watch Karisa piss the whole run away.  :?
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 6: The Enormous Feather of the Mi Linh
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 31, 2013, 01:00:59 AM
Yeah, this run gets a 2 from me as well. This was a terrible temple run. Even if Karisa had gone in first, she probably would've wasted well over a minute just getting to the Dark Forest. Even David and Kirk were yelling at her to hurry up. And then, after she reaches the artifact, she doesn't make ANY effort to speed up. I refuse to watch this entire episode and there's a reason I always skip over it whenever I watch reruns on YouTube.

I was rooting for the Purple Parrots in the temple games. They would have done a better job for sure. They probably wouldn't have gotten stuck in the Quicksand Bog. Plus, they dominated nearly every round while the Orange Iguanas barely scraped by each round. :roll:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 6: The Enormous Feather of the Mi Linh
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on January 31, 2013, 08:36:59 AM
Me Linh gets a 2. Karisa got so lucky to get the Feather. If they were forced up the Pharoah's Secret Passage, they probably only get to the Shrine.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 6: The Enormous Feather of the Mi Linh
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 31, 2013, 03:06:06 PM
Apparently someone rated this a 6. I don't see how anyone could rate this lower than a 3. Unless someone voted 6 by accident, I put the "remove vote" option into effect in case they change their mind. :?
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 6: The Enormous Feather of the Mi Linh
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on January 31, 2013, 03:07:09 PM
Also said 2, simply because David wasn't half-bad.  But as TRJ said, it would've been more watchable had it ended with a triple capture...
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 6: The Enormous Feather of the Mi Linh
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 31, 2013, 03:09:24 PM
Yeah, they should have been caught by three temple guards, since this team only had one pendant and all. There was just no excuse for this team to lose. Poor David, even if he had gone in second, they still probably wouldn't have won.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 6: The Enormous Feather of the Mi Linh
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 31, 2013, 08:34:28 PM
Yeah, the team was pretty much doomed from the start due to Karisa. She was like Kim from "The Missing Weather Maps of Charles Lindbergh" where Nick was great but Kim was a lost cause. I don't think the team would've won if Karisa went in first. She was just so slow and it would've been a "Boadicea" type ending where the frontrunner is so slow and just wastes too much time and the second runner is very fast but falls short due to the lack of time.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 6: The Enormous Feather of the Mi Linh
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on January 31, 2013, 09:55:22 PM
Who the hell gave this a 6? Seriously. :?

I also gave it a 2 for Karissa alone. David was great, but Karissa was awful. Her performance alone is what drags the score down so much. THIS RUN SHOULD HAVE BEEN A WIN! :x
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 6: The Enormous Feather of the Mi Linh
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 01, 2013, 12:43:46 AM
I have a feeling it was an accidental vote. Unless someone confesses who gave it a 6, I still have to count it.

Anyways, this poll is waaaay overdue to get updated. Enormous Feather finishes with a 2.66. The next poll to be set up is "The Broken Trident of Poseidon." Just give me a minute to update things.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 7: The Broken Trident of Poseidon
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 01, 2013, 01:26:25 AM
I gave Poseidon a 3. This temple run is almost exactly like "Icarus", but more painful and disappointing. How does a contestant screw up a run so bad? Kimberly had everything in her favor including an easy temple layout and not a single temple guard encounter either. Yet, she still finds a way to lose even after grabbing the Broken Trident with 49 seconds left. Oh yeah, she decided to DROP the Trident as she was leaving the temple and wasted time placing herself in the Armors when she didn't need to. Not to mention, she was just so slow and inattentive throughout her time in the temple. A good temple runner is one that is consistent throughout the temple, not just before grabbing the artifact. And at least Icarus was sort of exciting when Jason grabbed his artifact -- this temple run was not exciting. Furthermore, Nick GaS made me hate this temple run a little more by playing it every other day.  :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 7: The Broken Trident of Poseidon
Post by: SGLegendsfan on February 01, 2013, 02:22:02 AM
I am giving this run a 5, because its just plain average to me.

Anyway, i guess some people like the enormous feather of me lihn run, so they gave it a 6. We all have different opinions.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 7: The Broken Trident of Poseidon
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on February 01, 2013, 06:48:02 AM
I gave Poseidon a 5. This run was going so well until Kimberly grabbed the Trident.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 7: The Broken Trident of Poseidon
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 01, 2013, 03:47:42 PM
I gave Poseidon a 5. This win was basically handed to Kim on a silver platter, but she blew it. She probably thought you still had to complete objectives even after you grabbed the artifact. But even then, that's no excuse. Olmec even told you before the temple run "All the doors of the temple will instantly unlock...." Furthermore, the team dominated nearly every round before they went to the temple.

As the saying goes: Never send the slow witted player first into the temple.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 7: The Broken Trident of Poseidon
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on February 01, 2013, 05:19:11 PM
I also gave "Poseidon" a 5.  It would've been lower, but Kimberly was actually doing great until she left the Trident behind.  XP
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 7: The Broken Trident of Poseidon
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on February 01, 2013, 05:41:16 PM
Poseidon gets a 5. Kimberly just screwed it at the end.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 7: The Broken Trident of Poseidon
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 02, 2013, 12:42:46 AM
Poseidon finishes off with a 4.66. At least I hope that average is right. The next episode is "The Two-Cornered Hat of Napoleon."

EDIT: Apparently someone voted twice. So one of the votes doesn't count. So the average is 4.66 instead of 4.71.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 8: The Two-Cornered Hat of Napoleon
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 02, 2013, 12:53:35 AM
I gave Napoleon a score of an 8. Another episode that was overplayed on Nick GaS. However, this temple run is actually pretty exciting and the team put a good effort despite the outcome not being a win. Brian didn't last long in the temple, so Carly had to cover a pretty long path. She was pretty fast in the temple herself and found the half-penant with no problem. The main downfall of this run though was that Carly never tried the Mine Shaft-Shrine door and took the slow elevator instead. But she still grabbed the Two-Cornered Hat at the last couple of seconds. It was a good team effort and they did pretty good taking into account the lengthy path they had to take. I also find this run memorable for Brian's girly scream and a rare completion of the Lightning Ball Room. :P

I don't know which Red Jaguar loss I like more between this and "Queen Boadicea". But this loss is exciting as hell even though I have seen it many times.  :mrred:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 8: The Two-Cornered Hat of Napoleon
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 02, 2013, 12:59:51 AM
I also gave this run an 8. Great effort by both Brian and Carly. If only Carly didn't take the elevator, (she didn't press hard enough on the Shaft/Shrine door), this team probably could've won. Overall, this is one of the very few Red Jaguar runs I actually like. :mrred:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 8: The Two-Cornered Hat of Napoleon
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on February 02, 2013, 01:09:50 AM
I gave it a 7. This was a nice run. I had to bump the score down because of the mistakes made in this run, most notably Brian trying the direct path in the Crypt and Carly not fully pushing in the actuator. This was still a good run.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 8: The Two-Cornered Hat of Napoleon
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on February 02, 2013, 08:08:42 AM
According to what you guys say, I'll say 7.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 8: The Two-Cornered Hat of Napoleon
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 03, 2013, 12:53:10 AM
Napoleon finishes with a 7.50, with only a mere 4 votes. The next run up is "King Tut's Cobra Staff."
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 9: King Tut's Cobra Staff
Post by: SGLegendsfan on February 03, 2013, 07:34:51 AM
8 for me. It was very exciting to see David grab the staff at the last minute. I was like 'Hurry up Well!!!' at the last few seconds. Although Eusiana was somehow unsure and hesitated, she was still speedy and David was a good player.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 9: King Tut's Cobra Staff
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 03, 2013, 10:32:18 AM
I gave King Tut a 7. Personally, I don't think this temple run is as bad as people make it out to be. Eusinia was a little clueless in some rooms of the temple, but her speed saved this run from going to total waste. David was the opposite of Eusinia where he was more slow but definitely smarter. It was Eusinia's fault they lost due to that central shaft detour. But it's not like she was like Karisa or Kimberly who were lost causes from the start. Overall, this temple run is pretty decent and respectable compared to most season one runs. It also had some funny moments like Eusinia poking her head out of the rock slab. :lol: Also, I thought it was interesting how the players were like opposite of each other. Pretty memorable Purple Parrot run if you ask me.  :mrpurple:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 9: King Tut's Cobra Staff
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on February 03, 2013, 10:53:32 AM
For reasons TRJ said, King Tut gets a 7.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 9: King Tut's Cobra Staff
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 03, 2013, 03:10:24 PM
I gave it a 7. Very memorable, nail biter of a run. Like TRJ said, it's not as bad as it's made out to be.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 9: King Tut's Cobra Staff
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on February 03, 2013, 03:39:43 PM
7, for the same reasons already mentioned.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 9: King Tut's Cobra Staff
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on February 03, 2013, 05:05:54 PM
Giving it an 8 because of how much of a nailbiter it was.  The team dynamic was also pretty interesting with the slow-witted player being a fast runner and the quick-witted player being a slow walker, which is definitely the opposite of how the smart-and-stupid pairing usually goes so I remember this run as standing out for that.  Solid run even if it meant the Parrots wouldn't win until Season 2, but it was still exciting.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 9: King Tut's Cobra Staff
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 04, 2013, 12:47:48 AM
King Tut's Cobra Staff finishes off with a 7.33. The poll for the next episode, "The Golden Earring of Henry Morgan," is coming up.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 10: The Golden Earring of Henry Morgan
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 04, 2013, 02:19:05 AM
Henry Morgan is getting a 9 from me. Besides maybe "The Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl", this was one of the most exciting losses on the show. Both Ashley and Shem were a great team, but they made a couple of mistakes that gave them a less desirable outcome. Ashley never tried the Dark Forest key and Shem could've went straight into the Room of the Mandarin Hand. But reaching an artifact in the center of the temple is still an achievement, and this team put up a good effort. In fact, this temple run is exciting simply for the way it ends. With the clock ticking down, Shem runs straight into the Observatory and has a very fast completion of the stone column, and then grabs the Golden Earring at the last second. Both him and Ashley were excited for even reaching the artifact! So while they didn't win at the end of the day, the ending makes this run very memorable.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 10: The Golden Earring of Henry Morgan
Post by: SGLegendsfan on February 04, 2013, 05:35:52 AM
Henry Morgan deserves a 9 to me. If it was a win, then :
Henry Morgan > All silver snake wins except bandit queen
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 10: The Golden Earring of Henry Morgan
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on February 04, 2013, 09:30:45 AM
Henry Morgan gets a 9 from me as well. This is probably my second favorite loss on the show. The run was exciting and both players knew what to do. Just an all around fun run to watch. :D

My favorite loss is Discarded Seal by the way. I can't wait to get to that run. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 10: The Golden Earring of Henry Morgan
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 04, 2013, 12:18:08 PM
We probably won't cover the Ivan the Terrible loss because the team didn't make it to the artifact in that temple run unfortunately. But I don't mind making an exception for that run and maybe the Dragon Lady loss also.

And it's funny that the last four episodes we covered were part of the Nick GaS 20 episode cycle: King Tut, Poseidon, Henry Morgan, and Two-Cornered Hat. And I am pretty William the Conqueror was part of that cycle (our next episode).  :lol:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 10: The Golden Earring of Henry Morgan
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 04, 2013, 03:46:31 PM
King Tut wasn't part of the 20 episode cycle. That episode was hardly ever played at all. So that "streak" is doesn't work.

Anyways, I gave this run a 9. Great run, great players, great ending. That's all I have to say.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 10: The Golden Earring of Henry Morgan
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 05, 2013, 12:42:55 AM
Just 3 votes? You'd think this run would get more votes. Maybe this thread is getting a little unpopular? It's definitely time to end this poll a few minutes early. The good news: It gets a solid 9.00 average.

The next run is "The Comet-Embroidered Battle Flag of William the Conqueror." Poll coming up soon.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 11: Battle Flag of William the Conqueror
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 05, 2013, 12:52:32 AM
Actually, four people voted in the Henry Morgan poll: Me, you, PP319, and SGLegendsfan. I guess one them forgot to vote in the actuall poll though? I am surprised this poll didn't get more votes either due to the run in question. But King Tut did get 6 voters, so I wouldn't be bummed out. ;)

Anyways, I gave William the Conqueror an 8. This is the only other failed "center of the temple loss" on the show next to Henry Morgan. The players in this run were great, but even good players make mistakes. Olivia shouldn't have wasted that time playing around in the Pit and Jonathan had no need to try the other suits of armor. Other than that, this temple run is pretty exciting and it was a good effort by Jonathan and Olivia. And reaching an artifact in the center of the room is a pretty good feat for S3. So while they didn't win in the end, both players still put up a good effort and should be proud for even reaching the Battle Flag. I will take this loss anyday over Pytheas, Xerxes, and Robert the Bruce.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 11: Battle Flag of William the Conqueror
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 05, 2013, 01:00:16 AM
Someone must have cast and vote and then changed it and didn't re vote. Because I only got 3 and only 3 votes. :?

And I gave this run an 8, for the same reasons. And yes the title had to be shortened due to the length of the title. ;) And not by choice either, it literally would not fit the entire episode title.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 11: Battle Flag of William the Conqueror
Post by: SGLegendsfan on February 05, 2013, 08:10:59 AM
For same reasons, 8!!!! :D
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 11: Battle Flag of William the Conqueror
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on February 05, 2013, 12:50:36 PM
Another 8. :P
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 11: Battle Flag of William the Conqueror
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on February 05, 2013, 06:49:45 PM
8  :P :P
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 11: Battle Flag of William the Conqueror
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 06, 2013, 12:43:57 AM
Battle Flag finishes with a 8.16. The poll for the next episode "The Mush Pot Hat of Johnny Appleseed" is coming up.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 12: The Mush Pot Hat of Johnny Appleseed
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 06, 2013, 01:21:03 AM
Johnny Appleseed gets a 7 from me. Even though this temple run is identical to "Sir Edmund Hillary" almost (which I gave an 8 ), I had to give this loss a lower score. It was a pretty exciting loss as far as Orange Iguanas run goes, but I have seen this run many times so it has kind of worn off on me. The ending of this run was exciting and did come down to the wire, but they really should've won. Too much hesitations on both players parts, Angela stalling too much in the Pit, and her not so great exit plan caused this Orange Iguana team to come up short. Not to mention, the Mine Shaft elevator ate some time too. It was an exciting loss, but this temple run is kind of forgettable IMO and the players hesitances wasted a litte too much time for them.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 12: The Mush Pot Hat of Johnny Appleseed
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 06, 2013, 01:27:33 AM
Angela's exit plan wasn't bad at all. It's not like she scaled the entire central shaft downward like Tara did.

Anyways, this run gets a 7 for me. It was a good run, but others were better.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 12: The Mush Pot Hat of Johnny Appleseed
Post by: SGLegendsfan on February 06, 2013, 05:08:02 AM
I like both players of this run and this run was a good one, so im giving it an 8!
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 12: The Mush Pot Hat of Johnny Appleseed
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on February 06, 2013, 08:25:16 AM
Johnny Appleseed gets a 7 from me. Even though this temple run is identical to "Sir Edmund Hillary" almost (which I gave an 8 ), I had to give this loss a lower score. It was a pretty exciting loss as far as Orange Iguanas run goes, but I have seen this run many times so it has kind of worn off on me. The ending of this run was exciting and did come down to the wire, but they really should've won. Too much hesitations on both players parts, Angela stalling too much in the Pit, and her not so great exit plan caused this Orange Iguana team to come up short. Not to mention, the Mine Shaft elevator ate some time too. It was an exciting loss, but this temple run is kind of forgettable IMO and the players hesitances wasted a litte too much time for them.

The Mineshaft being slow should not be counted against Angela. The elevator was just as slow for everyone, and their path forced them to enter that extra room. It isn't like Angela could have gone directly into the Viper's Nest, but instead went down into the Mineshaft by her own free will. Had this team been lucky enough to have a path identical to "Applewood Amulet of Emiliano Zapata," this run would have definitely been a win; they were just unfortunate enough to be forced to enter that extra room.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 12: The Mush Pot Hat of Johnny Appleseed
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on February 06, 2013, 10:30:58 AM
Am I the only one truly impressed with this run? I thought it was an exciting and fun loss to watch! Both players were great. I gave this run a 9.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 12: The Mush Pot Hat of Johnny Appleseed
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 06, 2013, 10:45:28 AM
Johnny Appleseed gets a 7 from me. Even though this temple run is identical to "Sir Edmund Hillary" almost (which I gave an 8 ), I had to give this loss a lower score. It was a pretty exciting loss as far as Orange Iguanas run goes, but I have seen this run many times so it has kind of worn off on me. The ending of this run was exciting and did come down to the wire, but they really should've won. Too much hesitations on both players parts, Angela stalling too much in the Pit, and her not so great exit plan caused this Orange Iguana team to come up short. Not to mention, the Mine Shaft elevator ate some time too. It was an exciting loss, but this temple run is kind of forgettable IMO and the players hesitances wasted a litte too much time for them.

The Mineshaft being slow should not be counted against Angela. The elevator was just as slow for everyone, and their path forced them to enter that extra room. It isn't like Angela could have gone directly into the Viper's Nest, but instead went down into the Mineshaft by her own free will. Had this team been lucky enough to have a path identical to "Applewood Amulet of Emiliano Zapata," this run would have definitely been a win; they were just unfortunate enough to be forced to enter that extra room.

I wasn't trying to hold the Mine Shaft elevator against either player. ;) I only mentioned it because it unfortunately ate up some time for the team when they could've used that time to reach temple gates. It definitely wasn't their fault that they were forced to take the elevator. The hesistances in the Pit earlier could've been prevented though. Still a close loss and good effort either way.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 12: The Mush Pot Hat of Johnny Appleseed
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on February 06, 2013, 04:18:36 PM
Am I the only one truly impressed with this run? I thought it was an exciting and fun loss to watch! Both players were great. I gave this run a 9.

Don't worry, you're not alone. I say 9.

BTW, I made a new rate the thread. Check it out ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 12: The Mush Pot Hat of Johnny Appleseed
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 07, 2013, 01:04:37 AM
This poll is waaaaaaay overdue to be updated. >_<

Johnny Appleseed finishes with a 7.75. "The Treasure of Anne Bonny" comes next.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 13: The Treasure of Anne Bonny
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 07, 2013, 01:27:46 AM
Anne Bonny gets a 5 from me. This temple loss is an embarassment to the Red Jaguars.  :oops: Fred didn't last long in temple, but it was long enough to tell us that she was pretty good and fast. Ron was a moron though and he is the one that screwed this run up. He was slow from the moment he stepped foot in the temple. Even after grabbing the artifact with about 50 seconds on the clock, he still can't bring it out in time. He takes the worst way out of the temple and doesn't even attempt to speed up at all. What a loser. This would've been win if Ron went in first and Fred went in second.  :? Screw Ron.  :roll: :roll:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 13: The Treasure of Anne Bonny
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 07, 2013, 01:30:46 AM
I am kind of confused on Johnny Appleseed's final score also. There were five votes: 7 (me and you), 8 (SGLegendsfan), and 9 (PP319 and GM1). Shouldn't that make the final score 8.0?  :?:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 13: The Treasure of Anne Bonny
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 07, 2013, 02:18:04 AM
Alright, I'll count GM1's vote. So Johnny Appleseed does finish with a 8.00 average.

As for Anne Bonny, it gets a 5. For the same reasons TRJ stated.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 13: The Treasure of Anne Bonny
Post by: SGLegendsfan on February 07, 2013, 05:11:30 AM
I am giving it a 3. This run was a red jaguar one only because of 'Fred'. Ron's bad exit plan and his unfair game play makes me dislike this run.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 13: The Treasure of Anne Bonny
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on February 07, 2013, 07:35:25 AM
I also gave it a 3. This should have been a win, but Ron screwed everything up badly. He did not put up a very good effort in the temple.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 13: The Treasure of Anne Bonny
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on February 07, 2013, 08:10:45 AM
I'll say 4, Cheater Ron just had to go down the central shaft  :roll:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 13: The Treasure of Anne Bonny
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on February 07, 2013, 01:28:42 PM
Kind of off-topic, but if this run had been a win, what score would you guys give it? Use whatever judgment you want. Whether it be if Ron took the bridge or didn't, what score would it receive? I'll do both.

Had Ron taken the bridge and won, this run might've gotten a 6 from me.

Had he ignored it and still won despite taking the long way, I'd probably give it a 4 or 5. I want to give it a 4.5 in this case, but since I round up, it would be a 5.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 13: The Treasure of Anne Bonny
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 07, 2013, 01:51:38 PM
I would've probably given it a 6 also. It would pretty much be on par with Davy Crockett and Snake Bracelet from the same day, except that I probably would've found it slightly better than those two. But it would be nothing special either way if it ended in a win. Ron was slow and dumb even before he reached the artifact. Not to mention, he never really completed the Treasury objective...
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 13: The Treasure of Anne Bonny
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 07, 2013, 04:15:55 PM
Unless Katherine/Fred went second or Ron hadn't blown it at the end, I don't see myself being impressed with the win at all. I'd probably give it a 5 or 6, otherwise I wouldn't find it that exciting.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 13: The Treasure of Anne Bonny
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 08, 2013, 01:02:02 AM
Anne Bonny finishes with a 4.00 average. "The Good-Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie" is next.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 14: The Good-Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 08, 2013, 01:10:16 AM
Empress Eugenie gets a 9 from me. I actually found this temple loss to be very exciting. Janeen was the reason why this team didn't win, she was way too slow and hesitant. It was almost like she was afraid to complete every objective in the temple. Thankfully, Jarrid help restore my faith in this run. He knew that Janeen screwed around for too long and had to haul ass in order to win. I actually thought they might've had a chance at winning with the way Jay was moving. Then he hit a production error in the Jester's Court that threw his chances of winning out the window. But still, the ending was VERY exciting and came down to the wire. I actually think Jay was just as good as Jarrid, Gator, Zac, and David. Too bad they didn't win, but this was all on Janeen.  :?
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 14: The Good-Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 08, 2013, 01:22:51 AM
Jay not Jarrid. ;)

Empress Eugenie gets a 7 from me. It was very exciting and a nailbiter, but Janeen was way too hesitant. She brought the run down honestly, this was really supposed to be a win.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 14: The Good-Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie
Post by: SGLegendsfan on February 08, 2013, 04:47:56 AM
I am giving it a 7 because jay was good and janeen was hesitant
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 14: The Good-Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on February 08, 2013, 09:00:21 AM
I gave it an 8. I really like this run, but that's only because of Jay. Janeen really brought this run down.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 14: The Good-Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on February 08, 2013, 09:34:52 AM
"Good-Luck Watch" gets a 9 from me, simply because Jay was a really good player, and I found Janeen's hesitancy to be so ridiculous that it became hysterical, especially when she encountered her two guards. Her bowing her head in shame upon encountering the Shrine guard was particularly funny.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 14: The Good-Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on February 08, 2013, 01:36:36 PM
Gave it an 8.  Janeen wasn't horrible aside from her hesitation, but Jay definitely saved this one from being a complete failure.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 14: The Good-Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 09, 2013, 01:02:20 AM
Good Luck Watch finishes with an 8.00. The next episode is "The Bonnet of Dolley Madison," our third to last episode for this thread.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 14: The Good-Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 09, 2013, 01:10:38 AM
Now that the poll is up, I am giving Dolley Madison an 8. I know this run gets a bad rep for a mistake that Ashlie made. But I still find it very exciting and fun to watch. Maybe that is because both players moved fast, which made it more tolerable to watch. If Matt didn't beeline for the direct path or Ashlie screwed up in the Dark Forest, this would be an awesome temple win. Matt could've even broken some records with the pace he was moving. Too bad that Ashlie's mistake in the Dark Forest hurt her team's chance at winning. But still, I enjoy this run.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 15: The Bonnet of Dolley Madison
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 09, 2013, 01:19:31 AM
I gave it an 8, for the same reasons. Very exciting run.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 15: The Bonnet of Dolley Madison
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 09, 2013, 01:27:32 AM
Which run do you guys like better - Mush Pot Hat or Dolley Madison?

I think I will go with Dolley Madison even though that run was filled with more glaring errors. But both Ashlie and Matt were extremely fast in their run, so it saved it from being Anne Bonny/Enormous Feather bad.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 15: The Bonnet of Dolley Madison
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on February 09, 2013, 01:29:13 AM
I gave Dolley Madison a 7. This was a really good loss, but points get docked for Ashlie messing up on the whole bottom floor. I also docked a point for Matt going for the direct path in the Ledges.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 15: The Bonnet of Dolley Madison
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on February 09, 2013, 01:29:53 AM
Which run do you guys like better - Mush Pot Hat or Dolley Madison?

I think I will go with Dolley Madison even though that run was filled with more glaring errors. But both Ashlie and Matt were extremely fast in their run, so it saved it from being Anne Bonny/Enormous Feather bad.

Mush Pot Hat. It was more exciting and had less errors.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 15: The Bonnet of Dolley Madison
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 09, 2013, 01:37:09 AM
Which run do you guys like better - Mush Pot Hat or Dolley Madison?

I think I will go with Dolley Madison even though that run was filled with more glaring errors. But both Ashlie and Matt were extremely fast in their run, so it saved it from being Anne Bonny/Enormous Feather bad.
Dolley Madison. I found that run to be more exciting and the players were faster.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 15: The Bonnet of Dolley Madison
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on February 09, 2013, 09:58:35 AM
Matt and Ashley had to be one of the most haphazard teams to ever run in the temple. Matt did not mess around with crossing the Pit or with smashing the pots in the King's Storeroom. His speed and lack of caution made his art of the run very fun to watch. Ashley was just the same, even when she got delayed in the Dark Forest and Jesters' Court. Overall, I like this run for how memorable the team's haphazardness was, so I gave it an 8.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 15: The Bonnet of Dolley Madison
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on February 09, 2013, 05:35:43 PM
I'll give it a 8. I would've really loved it to see this team win. If Ashlie never stalled in the Dark Forest. I think this run might have either a Emiliano Zapata type ending or a Icarus type ending.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 15: The Bonnet of Dolley Madison
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 10, 2013, 12:50:25 AM
It wouldn't even have to be an Emiliano Zapata type ending if Ashlie didn't stall in the Dark Forest. She had well over a minute when she first entered that room. She got confused really bad though and even unintentionally traveled into the Mine Shaft. They were both really fast players, but they didn't have anything to show for it because of all the time Ashlie wasted in the Dark Forest. It probably would've been the second best Orange Iguana win IMO after Atocha.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 15: The Bonnet of Dolley Madison
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 10, 2013, 01:26:31 AM
Way overdue to be updated: Dolley Madison finishes up with a 7.80. The next episode coming up is "The Bone Necklace of the Blackfeet Chief."
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 16: The Bone Necklace of the Blackfeet Chief
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 10, 2013, 01:33:43 AM
I am giving Blackfeef Chief a 7. This is another temple run people try to make it out to be worse than what it really is. Leah and Brandon were slow players, but they weren't clueless or bad at all. If they moved a little faster during the temple run, they this might've been the first Purple Parrot win. And as slow as they were, Brandon still had one of the fastest monkey completions on the show. If only he didn't decide to travel down the entire central shaft with the Bone Necklace, than it might've been an Icarus ending. -_- But still, it wasn't too bad at all and I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 16: The Bone Necklace of the Blackfeet Chief
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 10, 2013, 01:36:32 AM
This run gets a 7 from me too. Leah and Brandon weren't terrible players at all, they just needed to move faster.

Also, Brandon didn't descend the entire central shaft, he went into Medusa's Lair, then the Throne Room. And time was running low anyways, so he probably would have just ended up in the Pit anyways if he hadn't gone into Medusa's Lair.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 16: The Bone Necklace of the Blackfeet Chief
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on February 10, 2013, 09:49:29 AM
Blackfeet Chief gets a 7. Maybe if the Temple Guard was in the Throne room rather than the Dark Forest, do you think the run could've been a win.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 16: The Bone Necklace of the Blackfeet Chief
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on February 10, 2013, 10:34:41 AM
Again, I'm giving a lower score than you guys. I'm giving this run a 6. It was an okay run, but with that layout, it should've been a win. Leah moved way too slowly and Brandon didn't have the best exit. However, I feel that he saved this run from being a complete disaster.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 16: The Bone Necklace of the Blackfeet Chief
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 10, 2013, 03:59:53 PM
Even with Leah running too slow, the run was far from a disaster. It's not like she went in second and ruined the run, and it's not like she backtracked or anything. Plus, Brandon assembled the monkey in very quick time, so it's not like he did worse than Leah or anything.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 16: The Bone Necklace of the Blackfeet Chief
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 10, 2013, 06:36:49 PM
Both Leah and Brandon remind me of "The Lost Whale Bone of Pytheas" where the Orange Iguanas in that run were so slow, but they weren't clueless or bad. Except Leah and Brandon were faster than those two. And while the temple layout was easy for them, all of the King's Storeroom/Room of the Ancient Warrior temple wins were easy (Enormous Iron Nose Ring/Sforza/Catherine the Great). So they did fine taking into account the progress they made with their speed.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 16: The Bone Necklace of the Blackfeet Chief
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 11, 2013, 12:55:35 AM
Updating this early so I don't get swamped with it later, Bone Necklace finishes with a 6.80.

Next up is the final "failed escape" run on the list: "The Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl."
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 17: Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 11, 2013, 01:21:57 AM
Polynesian Girl gets a 9 from me. This is probably the most exciting temple run on this list next to "Henry Morgan". Kristen and Scott were a great team, but too much hesitations caused them to come up short. The biggest problem was that Kristen hesitated too much on the top floor. If she didn't pass the half-pendant in the Pit and went into the Observatory instead of the Mandarin Hand, then this would've been a close win. Either that, or have Jim go in second, and we would've had at least one bottom of the central shaft win.

But like I said, it was a good team effort and these two were the first to reach a bottom of the central artifact. And not to mention, this temple run was very exciting. I also thought it was funny how Kristen made those goofy poses at the camera too.  :lol: And of course, the Artist being the one grabbing the Portrait was pretty memorable too. So while these two didn't win, this is one the most exciting losses in the series and it never gets old.  :mrsilver:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 17: Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 11, 2013, 01:23:12 AM
For the millionth time, JIM NOT SCOTT. ;)

And Polynesian Girl gets an 8. Great run and nice way to cap off Season 2.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 17: Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 12, 2013, 01:12:04 AM
With a mere three votes, Priceless Portrait finishes with an 8.33, concluding the "failed the escape runs" rankings.

I'll let TRJ (or PP319, since he's the OP) handle the order of where the episodes ranked. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 17: Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 12, 2013, 01:52:13 PM
Here are the final rankings:

FINAL RANKINGS:
1. The Golden Earring of Henry Morgan: 9.00
2. The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea: 8.40
3. The Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl: 8.33
4. The Comet-Embroidered Battle Flag of William the Conqueror: 8.16
5. The Good-Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie: 8.00
6. The Mush Pot Hat of Johnny Appleseed: 8.00
7. The Bonnet of Dolley Madison: 7.80
8. The Two-Cornered Hat of Napoleon: 7.50
9. The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary: 7.40
10. King Tut's Cobra Staff: 7.33
11. The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa: 7.00
12. The Bone Necklace of the Blackfeet Chief: 6.80
13. Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat: 5.20
14. The Broken Trident of Poseidon: 4.66
15. The Broken Wing of Icarus: 4.57
16. The Treasure of Anne Bonny: 4.00
17. The Enormous Feather of the Me Linh: 2.66


Here are my thoughts:
I agree with most of the rankings. I might switch "Polynesian Girl" with "Queen Boadicea" because I felt that the Polynesian Girl run was more exciting and a little more deserving. Maybe "William the Conqueror" could be above Boadicea also.

I would also switch around "Poseidon" and "Icarus". While both players deserved to lose, Icarus had a much more exciting ending than Poseidon. But otherwise, both runs deserve to be this low.

And Atahualpa seems a little too low also.






Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 17: Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on February 12, 2013, 02:45:07 PM
I forgot to say that I gave Priceless Portrait an 8. It was a pretty good loss, even if some mistakes were made.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape run - Day 17: Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 12, 2013, 03:13:00 PM
I agree with the entire bottom five, though I'd swap Icarus and Poseidon. Atahualpa and Napoleon are too low, and I'd swap Polynesian Girl and Royal Torque. Otherwise, I agree with most of the rankings as well.