Phantom's Temple

The Temple => The Heart Room => The Chamber of the Sacred Markers => Topic started by: The Red Jaguars on June 05, 2013, 03:36:46 PM

Title: Does this temple run get too much negative criticism? Day 11- Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 05, 2013, 03:36:46 PM
I kind of stole this idea from PP319's "Does this contestant get undeserved criticism?" topic below this one. The premise for this topic is quite similar. Everyday I will cover a certain temple run that either gets a lot of controversy or gets negative feedback among the fanbase. Your job is to decide whether that temple run really does gets too much of a bad reputation or deserves the criticism it receives. I am not going to cover every single temple run, only about a dozen at most. And I am not covering temple runs either where it is so obvious that it deserves the hate (Cricket Cage, Lost Hammer, Cracked Crown, Alhambra, Snow Cone). If there is a temple run you want me to cover for this poll, feel free to nominate it and I might use it. ;)

Previous Results:
Day 1 - "King Tut's Cobra Staff" - Yes (6), No (0)
Day 2 - "The Thornwood Gavel of Judge Roy Bean" - Yes (4), No (1)
Day 3 - "The Ivory Elephant of Scheherezade" - No (3), Yes (1)
Day 4 - "The Golden Pepperoni of Catherine de Medici" - Yes (4), No (0)
Day 5 - "The Golden Spider Web of Robert the Bruce" - No (4), Yes (2)
Day 6 - "The Dried Apple Half of William Tell" - No (5), Yes (0)
Day 7 - "The Bonnet of Dolley Madison" - Yes (4), No (0)
Day 8 - The Lost Whale Bone of Pytheas - Yes (4), No (0)
Day 9 - "The Treasure of Anne Bonny" - Yes (5), No (0)
Day 10 - "The Broken Wing of Icarus" - No (5), Yes (0)

I am going to start off with King Tut's Cobra Staff. My opinion will be in the next post.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 1 - Cobra Staff
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 05, 2013, 03:41:12 PM
When it comes to the Cobra Staff temple run, I believe that it gets too much of a bad reputation among the fanbase. I am sure Eusinia's clueless is a big part of why it gets so much hate, but there whole run itself was rather exciting and definitely not as bad as people make it out to be. And as clueless as Eusinia was, she was also very fast too, which saved this run from being a total disaster. So this temple run gets a yes for me for getting too much of a bad reputation.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 1 - Cobra Staff
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 05, 2013, 04:08:42 PM
Yeah, I gotta say yes as well. I don't understand why people call this a terrible run. Yes Eusinia was easily confused, but it was one of the most exciting temple runs and episodes and I think Eusinia and also David's performance made it that much more exciting. I think people like to call this run bad just because it's the Purple Parrots, and just because they're "the loser team." Where their temple runs are always weak, so therefore it has to be bad. I thought they were a very good team, and at least they almost reached the Cobra Staff.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 1 - Cobra Staff
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on June 05, 2013, 04:31:38 PM
Eusinia may have gotten turned around a few times, but she moved quickly. David was a smart contestant who, although he did not move as fast, completed his objectives efficiently. I find this run to be enjoyable.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 1 - Cobra Staff
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 05, 2013, 05:25:39 PM
Glad to see my topic inspired you TRJ. ;)

As for King Tut, I said yes as well. I'm surprised this run gets hated by some. I thought this run was good! :o
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 1 - Cobra Staff
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 05, 2013, 05:39:49 PM
This was a good run, I voted yes
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 1 - Cobra Staff
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 06, 2013, 01:02:49 AM
Yeah, I gotta say yes as well. I don't understand why people call this a terrible run. Yes Eusinia was easily confused, but it was one of the most exciting temple runs and episodes and I think Eusinia and also David's performance made it that much more exciting. I think people like to call this run bad just because it's the Purple Parrots, and just because they're "the loser team." Where their temple runs are always weak, so therefore it has to be bad. I thought they were a very good team, and at least they almost reached the Cobra Staff.

I actually don't think it is a Purple Parrot thing on why this run gets a lot of hate, I think it is because Eusinia gets so much undeserved criticism. I mean the King's Storeroom calls Eusinia a "slow-witted frontrunner" and TMH IIRC called her one of the "most clueless girls of S1". And a lot of people in general make her out to be another Tia, Lisa, and Kristen when they talk about this run. So when they read about this run, they think she was some lost cause player who doomed this run. This is what I actually thought about the "Cobra Staff" run before I actually watched it. And when you actually watch it, it is nowhere near a disaster it is made out to be. Nor is Eusinia anywhere near a bad player at all either. Both players complemented each others weaknesses too. So it's not like the players were polar opposites like Mike and Kelli in the Judge Roy Bean run were. I think it is mainly Eusinia for the reason this run gets hate.  ;)
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 1 - Cobra Staff
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 06, 2013, 11:01:52 AM
I think Cobra Staff can end it's time right about now. And with that, it looks like it gets a unanimous 6-0 vote that the whole episode gets a bad reputation! Definitely a good result.  ;)

Next temple run I want to cover is "The Thornwood Gavel of Judge Roy Bean".
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 2 - Thornwood Gavel
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 06, 2013, 11:09:53 AM
This was a very tough decision, but I always kind of felt that Thornwood Gavel does get a bad reputation around here. I can understand why it gets the negativity and it deserves the criticism for the most part, but I consider this temple run average at best. I don't think it deserves the same tier as Xerxes, Bifocal Monocle, William Tell, Enormous Feather, and Snow Cone. Although it does come close though. Mike was an awesome frontrunner and he had the fastest monkey assembly on the show ever. Kelli was the bad player and her mistakes were pretty unforgivable, but the team still made it two rooms away with a tough layout. I was very close in giving this episode a no though, especially thanks to Kelli.  :roll: I have a feeling the results for this episode will be close.  ;)
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 2 - Thornwood Gavel
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 06, 2013, 02:40:09 PM
I guess I'm the only one to vote no. While Mike was the only good player, Kelli completely screwed up. She had 1:20 to herself, and she still couldn't reach the artifact. Plus, the run really isn't that exciting anyways.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 2 - Thornwood Gavel
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 07, 2013, 12:29:20 PM
So Thornwood Gavel ends with a 4-1 score in favor of it getting a bad reputation. I will edit the results in the original post.

My next run is going to be "The Ivory Elephant of Scheherezade".
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 3 - Ivory Elephant
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 07, 2013, 12:37:38 PM
I know it seems kind of weird that I used the "Ivory Elephant" episode for this topic because no one really talks about it. But when people do talk about it, it does get kind of a bad reputation due to the mistakes the players made. Do I think this run gets too much of a bad reputation? I voted "no" because there were too many mistakes made during this run. Monica started off slow and took forever to get out of the Ledges, and then she assembles the Stone Column in horrible fashion that takes too long. Brad didn't help himself either when he entered the Ledges for no reason and wasted more time there then if he went into the Crypt directly. Plus, he missed the Shrine-Dark Forest shortcut too and took the slow Mine Shaft elevator. They weren't a bad team, but way too many mistakes made on both players parts. They would've reached the Ivory Elephant if it wasn't for those mistakes.  :?
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 3 - Ivory Elephant
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 07, 2013, 12:55:06 PM
For Thornwood Gavel, I said yes because Mike was a great player.

For Ivory Elephant, I said no because I didn't think it had a bad reputation. :o
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 3 - Ivory Elephant
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on June 07, 2013, 01:28:18 PM
For Ivory Elephant, I said no because I didn't think it had a bad reputation. :o

While I agree with PP319's statement, I feel that when Ivory Elephant does get mentioned, many times Brad and Monica are critiqued too harshly. Many, many contestants entered unnecessary rooms and passed by shortcuts, but unlike several other teams, Brad and Monica were strong players. Aside from Monica's assembly of the Stone Column, nothing went "horribly wrong" throughout the whole episode. I believe that calling this particular run "bad" because of the qualities TRJ mentions is too nitpick-y.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 3 - Ivory Elephant
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 07, 2013, 03:50:23 PM
I vote no, Brad and Monica made way too many mistakes that prevented them from reaching the Ivory Elephant. They pretty much brought it on themselves for making too many unnecessary turns. Oh well, maybe TRJ's player rankings of them *coughhintcough* will change my minds about them. I don't think it's a terrible run, it's more forgettable if anything.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 3 - Ivory Elephant
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 08, 2013, 11:57:39 AM
I don't really see how it is nitpicky to point out Brad taking the Mine Shaft elevator as a mistake either. Everyone slams Chandra and Carly in their respective runs for taking the Mine Shaft elevator and always holds it against them. I would think that it would be fair to do it for Brad too. They were a good team and made it far taking into account the path they took, but they still were flawed and would've reached the Ivory Elephant if those mistakes make. Regardless, it looks like the general consensus is that this temple run does not get a bad reputation.

I am going to do "The Golden Pepperoni of Catherine de Medici" next.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 4 - Golden Pepperoni
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 08, 2013, 12:02:52 PM
I voted yes for the "Golden Pepperoni" run getting too much of a bad reputation. The players in this run were good, but that one mistake at the end with Aqila passing up the Golden Pepperoni gets blown way out of proportion IMO. Yeah, it was a pretty big blunder and cost the team a second prize. But there way worse mistakes in the temple. Besides, Chris and Aqila were a good team up until reaching the Room of the Secret Password. Aqila did a good job in the temple too despite a couple of hesitations. She completed four objectives on her own too. I think all the negativity this run gets for that one mistake is just a little excessive.  ;)
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 4 - Golden Pepperoni
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 08, 2013, 03:02:35 PM
I also said yes, as people way over exaggerate what a terrible player Aqila is. Yes, she was too slow, and yes she passed up the pepperoni. But it was only a mistake, there have been WAY worse moves than running past an artifact. I really don't think this was a bad or pathetic run at all, in fact I find it to be very exciting actually. Besides, that layout was hard, even if Aqila didn't pass the pepperoni, they still wouldn't have won. It probably would've helped though if Chris had gone in second instead. Then people wouldn't be calling the Purple Parrots "the loser team" because of this run. Despite her mistakes, Aqila was a decent player and I can forgive her huge blunder at the end.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 4 - Golden Pepperoni
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 09, 2013, 12:34:03 PM
And the Golden Pepperoni gets a unanimous vote for getting too much of a bad reputation, and for good reasons too. It was actually a decent and watchable run.

Time to move onto "The Golden Spider Web of Robert the Bruce".
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 5 - Golden Spider Web
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 09, 2013, 12:39:17 PM
I voted no for "Robert the Bruce" getting too much of a bad reputation. While I don't hold Jeremy against the whole cheating in the temple games because I thought it was an honest mistake, the players in the temple run were kind of lackluster and average though. Both players moved too slow and it didn't help they were facing a very long layout also. Jeremy should've noticed that half-pendant also, and he kind of sucked in the temple too. His Silver Monkey assembly was very sloppy and he moved slow himself. Even though his run ended with 23 seconds on the clock left, he wouldn't have made it pass the Jester's Court. This temple run in general is annoying and I think it deserves any negativity it gets.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 5 - Golden Spider Web
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 09, 2013, 03:42:50 PM
I voted no. Even if Jeremy did have a half pendant, they wouldn't have made it past the Jester's Court. They were doomed to lose anyways.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 5 - Golden Spider Web
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 10, 2013, 12:37:14 PM
And time to end this poll now. "Robert the Bruce" ends with a score of 4-2 in which the general consensus is that this run the bad reputation it gets.

Now I want to cover "The Dried Apple Half of William Tell".
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 6 - Dried Apple Half
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 10, 2013, 12:43:12 PM
I voted "no" for the "William Tell" temple run. This temple run deserves the bad reputation it gets. While the Green Monkeys face one of the toughest layouts (quite possibly the toughest) layouts on the show, they were not a good team at all. Even if they faced a much easier layout, they probably wouldn't have won. Brett was a pretty slow player and it took him two minutes to get all the way down to the last room of the bottom shaft. Lauren was such a big fail that she couldn't even make it to the cleared King's Storeroom with a minute left. You can't even blame the temple layout on this team's incompetence because they were bad players. And even if their layout was tough, the "Ivan the Terrible" and "Belle Boyd" teams faced tough layouts also and they did just fine. Overall, the Green Monkeys were a bad team and this was a bad run in general.  :roll:
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 5 - Golden Spider Web
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on June 10, 2013, 01:04:32 PM
And time to end this poll now. "Robert the Bruce" ends with a score of 4-2 in which everyone believes that this run deserves the bad reputation it gets.

If the poll was not unanimous, then not everyone believed it deserved the bad reputation.  ;)


Now I want to cover "The Dried Apple Half of William Tell".

The William Tell temple path may have been brutal, but the team did not make a lot of progress. Brett was a bit hesitant, especially in the King's Storeroom. Meanwhile, Lauren only traversed two rooms during her minute in the temple, both of which were already cleared. I find it unfair to compare Brett and Lauren to the Ivan the Terrible and Belle Boyd teams because those two teams appeared to be older/taller, and their temple guard placements allowed the frontrunners to get further into the temple before getting taken out. That being said, I believe the William Tell team could have been much more successful in the temple and I believe that (almost) any criticism it receives is deserved.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 5 - Golden Spider Web
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 10, 2013, 01:17:29 PM
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If the poll was not unanimous, then not everyone believed it deserved the bad reputation.  ;)

Whoops, wording fail on my part. I fixed it though and thanks for pointing that out. :P


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The William Tell temple path may have been brutal, but the team did not make a lot of progress. Brett was a bit hesitant, especially in the King's Storeroom. Meanwhile, Lauren only traversed two rooms during her minute in the temple, both of which were already cleared. I find it unfair to compare Brett and Lauren to the Ivan the Terrible and Belle Boyd teams because those two teams appeared to be older/taller, and their temple guard placements allowed the frontrunners to get further into the temple before getting taken out. That being said, I believe the William Tell team could have been much more successful in the temple and I believe that (almost) any criticism it receives is deserved.

Well, I am not sure how older the Belle Boyd and Ivan the Terrible team would've been compared to Lauren and Brett since the never revealed any of the player's age in S3. So for all we know that Lauren and Brett could be the same age as Leah/Matthew and Travis/Elisa. I do agree that the height tended to favor taller players, but Leah was probably the same height as those two were and she performed very well. Even if Lauren and Brett had the "Belle Boyd" layout, the furthest they would've made was the Dark Forest. The only real brutal aspect of the "William Tell" layout was that Lauren and Brett were actually forced into the bottom of the Pit and then forced to climb up towards the King's Storeroom. The producers had a real twisted idea for temple layouts that day.  :shock:
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 6 - Dried Apple Half
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 10, 2013, 04:05:34 PM
I also vote no. If you yell incessantly at your partner to hurry up, but it takes you over 10 seconds to get where Kirk is standing to the Ledges, then you should NOT be on the show. [/TMH] Both players had no prayer anyways, as that layout was impossible.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 6 - Dried Apple Half
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 11, 2013, 12:33:56 PM
And it looks like the general consensus is that the "William Tell" run deserves the bad reputation it gets.

The next run I want to cover is "The Bonnet of Dolley Madison".
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 7 - Dolley Madison
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 11, 2013, 12:40:21 PM
I definitely believe that the "Dolley Madison" run gets too much of a bad reputation. While it does get its fair share of praise around here, the temple run also gets quite a lot of criticism and hate too. Especially on other sites like Youtube. It seems like some people make this run out to be another "Missing Weather Maps" or "Enormous Feather" where the second runner is clueless and ruins everything. Yeah, Ashlie did screw up in the Dark Forest and blew this win. But it was still a very exciting run and good team effort by Ashlie and Matt. Even after Ashlie wasted all that time, she still grabbed the Bonnet with some time left. She was very fast in the temple, so her mistake in the Dark Forest was offset by her fast speed. I always found this run to be exciting and one of the few good Orange Iguana runs. The Orange Iguanas were a good team in this episode that get overlooked due one blunder.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 7 - Dolley Madison
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on June 11, 2013, 01:11:53 PM
The Orange Iguanas were a fast and strong team. They were both good players, and I feel that they get an unjust amount of criticism. Ashlie's getting stuck in the Dark Forest was the only thing to go "horribly" wrong, but she wasn't the only person to ever get stuck in that room.  I believe it is slightly forgivable because another person had the same difficulty.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 7 - Dolley Madison
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 11, 2013, 02:41:08 PM
Yeah, Tess from Sojourner Truth got stuck in the Dark Forest as well. But she gets a free pass yet Ashlie gets maligned for doing the same thing. Plus, the players in Dolley Madison were a MUCH faster team than Sojourner Truth, and at least they reached the artifact. Besides the mistake Ashlie made in the Dark Forest, she was very fast and not clueless at all. This run definitely gets way too much criticism.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 7 - Dolley Madison
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 12, 2013, 12:42:57 PM
And the general consensus for "Dolley Madison" is that the run does get too much of a bad reputation, with a unanimous vote of 4-0.

Now I want to look at "The Lost Whale Bone of Pytheas".
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 8 - Lost Whale Bone
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 12, 2013, 12:48:45 PM
While I am not a fan of this temple run by any means, I think the "Pytheas" run does get a lot of undeserved criticism. When people talk about this run, they make the Orange Iguanas out to be a horrible and undeserving team. Brittany and Damien weren't a bad team at all, they were just so slow. Damien in particular was the slow one and Brittany didn't too bad. And despite being slow, the players knew what they are doing and completed their objectives rather quick. And they still made it one room away from a Chamber artifact. I find this run boring, but I don't think it was a bad run at all. So I voted yes.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 8 - Lost Whale Bone
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 12, 2013, 02:19:45 PM
I also vote yes, for the same reasons as TRJ stated. They definitely get way too much criticism, especially Damien. In the past, people tried to compare Damien to Kim from Lost Hammer, Jackie from Oracle Bowl, and Lisa from Alhambra. That's an unfair comparison, as Lisa, Kim, and Jackie were completely clueless and really screwed up in their runs. Yes, he was too slow, but I don't understand why people just blame Damien. Brittany was equally responsible, as it took her 8 seconds just to get up to the Crypt. Plus, Damien did assemble the monkey in 9 seconds, albeit with the base already put on. Plus, this team did a MUCH better job than Noelle and Pat did trying to reach their artifact in the very same room.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 8 - Lost Whale Bone
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 13, 2013, 12:22:33 PM
And Pytheas receives another unanimous saying that it receives too much of a bad reputation.

And I want to cover a S1 run next. The next one up is "The Treasure of Anne Bonny".
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much of a bad reputation? Day 9 - Anne Bonny
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 13, 2013, 12:27:42 PM
While I do find the "Anne Bonny" run to be exciting, I voted "no" for this run getting too much negative criticism. I think this temple run deserves all the negative criticism it gets. The team had an easy temple layout, and Ron blew it. He had 53 seconds to himself to bring the artifact out, and he takes the worst way out of the temple. At least in Tara's case her clock was ticking low anyways and she moved fast. Ron was so slow even before they reached the Treasure Chest. They would've had more success if Fred went in second anyways. No reason why this team couldn't have won. They had an easy half-pendant location, easy temple layout, and Ron still ruined it.  :roll:
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much negative criticism? Day 9 - Anne Bonny
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 13, 2013, 03:49:00 PM
Also a no from me. Ron screwed up, big time.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much negative criticism? Day 9 - Anne Bonny
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on June 13, 2013, 06:08:54 PM
Cheater deserves all the hate
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much negative criticism? Day 9 - Anne Bonny
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 14, 2013, 02:36:08 PM
And it looks like Ron and Anne Bonny deserve the criticism they get!

Let's try "The Broken Wing of Icarus" next. ;)
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much negative criticism? Day 10 - Broken Wing
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 14, 2013, 02:42:12 PM
"Icarus" was definitely the closest loss to being a win on the show. Jason came so close to bringing the Broken Wing out of the temple. Does this temple win get too much negative criticism despite it being very close? I voted "yes", I do believe that this temple run deserves all the criticism. While the temple ending was very memorable and sort of a nail biter, Jason was a moron in the temple. There is no reason why he couldn't win after grabbing the Broken Wing with 50+ seconds to himself. He hesitated too much and backtrack for no reason into the Observatory. And when he grabbed the artifact, he took a horrible way out of the temple. He should've easily won. If this episode was a temple win, I'd imagine it being another "Moccasins" or "Butch Cassidy" that will get a lot of praise for a player that wasn't even that great.  :roll:
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much negative criticism? Day 10 - Broken Wing
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on June 14, 2013, 02:56:01 PM
"Icarus" was definitely the closest loss to being a win on the show. Jason came so close to bringing the Broken Wing out of the temple. Does this temple win get too much negative criticism despite it being very close? I voted "yes", I do believe that this temple run deserves all the criticism. While the temple ending was very memorable and sort of a nail biter, Jason was a moron in the temple. There is no reason why he couldn't win after grabbing the Broken Wing with 50+ seconds to himself. He hesitated too much and backtrack for no reason into the Observatory. And when he grabbed the artifact, he took a horrible way out of the temple. He should've easily won. If this episode was a temple win, I'd imagine it being another "Moccasins" or "Butch Cassidy" that will get a lot of praise for a player that wasn't even that great.  :roll:

Don't you mean your vote is "no"? ;)

I also voted no for the same reasons. Jason was a moron who blew an easy win.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much negative criticism? Day 10 - Broken Wing
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 14, 2013, 03:25:27 PM
I also voted no, this temple run was so frustrating. Jason had an easy win basically handed to him, and he blew it. Look at how little time Olivia Emma and Tarrah had when they reached their artifacts, and the circumstances they had to face. They still got out with at least a second left, but Jason had plenty of time and still blew it. There's no reason why this couldn't have been a win. Not a heartbreaking loss at all.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much negative criticism? Day 10 - Broken Wing
Post by: The Bandit King on June 15, 2013, 04:52:47 PM
Chalk up another "no".  There is no reason that "Icarus" shouldn't have been a win.  Jason blew it, plain and simple.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much negative criticism? Day 10 - Broken Wing
Post by: NekoSuave on June 15, 2013, 05:02:44 PM
I'm voting 'no'. He was in the Shrine with 54 seconds left to go. He could have easily escaped in time. But no, he just had to take a convoluted path out of the Temple. This isn't a heartbreaking loss at all. It's a frustrating one.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much negative criticism? Day 10 - Broken Wing
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 15, 2013, 05:33:31 PM
I think this would be a good time to end Icarus' poll and move onto our next run. Looks like Jason the Moron gets all the criticism he deserves. :roll:

Next run up is "The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary".
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much negative criticism? Day 11- Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: The Red Jaguars on June 15, 2013, 05:39:02 PM
I vote "Yes" for the "Sir Edmund Hillary" run getting too much criticism. This run gets compared a lot to "Anne Bonny" where both Ron and Tara took the central shaft route of the temple instead of the Troubled Bridge. Unlike Anne Bonny though, I thought the Silver Snakes were a good team regardless of the mistakes they made. Both players moved fast in the temple and Tara was the only S1 contestant to not detour into the deadend Gargoyle Room. Not to mention, the team had to enter 9 rooms to even reach the Medal. And that included the slow Well bucket. If Danny didn't beeline for the direct path or Tara didn't take a bad exit, they would've won. But even then, the win would've been very close had they used the Troubled Bridge. Neither player was incompetent at all and this was a good team effort. I think I can overlook Tara's mistake taking into account all the right things they did in the temple.
Title: Re: Does this temple run get too much negative criticism? Day 11- Sir Edmund Hillary
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on June 15, 2013, 06:36:59 PM
Sir Edmund Hilary gets too much criticism? I never knew, I guess I vote yes.