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The Temple => The Heart Room => The Chamber of the Sacred Markers => Topic started by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 12, 2014, 03:08:01 AM

Title: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 6: The Enormous Feather of the Me Linh
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 12, 2014, 03:08:01 AM
So, it's been a while since I've started a poll here. And you guessed it, it's another rehash topic. (http://phantomstemple.us.to/index.php?topic=2572.0) I figure it's about time I start this particular poll over again. Especially since the first topic was put together rather sloppily. There were A LOT of good failed escapes on the show. And I have a feeling this will make for some interesting discussion here. Furthermore, it's been almost two years since we've last covered this. So I figure everyone's opinions have changed since then. Plus, I would love to get feedback for some of the newer members here that weren't around for the original topic.

So let's dig right in and get restarted, shall we? We will cover all the failed escapes in the same order as last time. ;)

We will start with "The Medal of Sir Edmund Hilary." :mrsilver:

Previous Results:
The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary: 8.00
The Broken Wing of Icarus: 4.00
Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat: 5.60
The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea: 8.00
The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa: 7.75
The Enormous Feather of the Me Linh
The Broken Trident of Poseidon
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

Day Six: "The Enormous Feather of the Me Linh"
Season: Three
Players: David and Karisa
Artifact Location: King's Storeroom
Time left when artifact was grabbed: 10 seconds
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hilary
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 12, 2014, 03:11:54 AM
I gave this run an 8. I almost gave it a 7, but I thought it deserved an 8 more. Danny and Tara were a solid team, and were VERY dominant all episode. And their path was pretty tough too, especially having to use the Shrine/Well passage instead of go directly into the Torch Room. Tara did exceptionally well in this temple run. By taking a different path from her partner, and even grabbing the pendant medal with 20 seconds left on the clock! Unfortunately, Tara had poor plans for exiting. And apparently Ron took notes on that. :roll: So therefore, it was a loss. Plus, Danny's direct path plan ate up a lot of time as well. Either way, great run and great effort by both players. And I just rewrote this episode in the episode review topic too. :mrsilver:

EDIT: And this is both the 50th topic in the Chamber, and the 6,666th post in the Chamber too. The Paintbrush is on fire! :twisted: :afro:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hilary
Post by: AimYourBrent on December 12, 2014, 05:26:52 PM
I gave it a 7 because 8 just felt too high to me. I'm voting the same way I would if these episodes were not segregated into a unique group. So there won't be any 9s or 10s from me here.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hilary
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 12, 2014, 05:33:57 PM
I am glad to see this topic revisited! This is one of the really old rating threads and it really did need a second round. ;)  :mrred:

And I gave Sir Edmund Hillary a 9. This was one of the most exciting failed escapes on the show and the best of Season 1! Some people think that this temple run is overrated, but I think it deserves all the praise it gets. Tara and Danny were a strong team in the temple and they actually faced a pretty long layout. Even though they made mistakes like Danny taking the direct path and Tara running down the central shaft with the artifact, they were also a very fast team and Tara was smart for being the only S1 player to not run into the dead end entrance room. Too bad Tara took the wrong way out of the temple, although this doesn't bother me as much as Ron because she had little time anyways. Could she have won if she took the Trouble Bridge? It would've been a photo finish like Applewood Amulet. But this temple run was a great effort and one of the most exciting losses on the show.  :mrsilver:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hilary
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 12, 2014, 08:17:20 PM
Yeah, I'm glad to have revived this thread too. :mrred: I would've done it a little sooner, but then other things came up. But yeah, I think this is a solid loss too, and it's the first ever failed escape nonetheless. I definitely don't think this run is overrated, as this was a very strong team and episode in general. And I'm pretty sure Tara would've won with about 4-5 seconds left on the clock if she didn't scale the central shaft. But I blame Danny more for the loss, since his direct path plan kind of wasted a lot of time. Regardless, this was one of my favorite losses nonetheless. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hilary
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 13, 2014, 01:54:53 AM
Yeah, Danny's mistake kind of gets overlooked. He actually lost some extra time because the Troubled Bridge was a dead end. Had he avoided the direct path, he would've been taken out in the Shrine and Tara would've had more time to work with. And despite having much less time than Ron (almost a 30 seconds difference), him and her still finished in the same place in the Wheel Room. So that is why Tara running down the central shaft doesn't bother me as much as Ron. Golden Jaguar and Sir Edmund Hillary are losses from Season 1 I enjoy even though the teams should've won. ;)  :mrblue:  :mrsilver:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hilary
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 13, 2014, 01:57:01 AM
Yeah, and Golden Jaguar is coming up soon in this thread too. ;) We just got to get through Icarus come tomorrow. Even though we're already covering it the Green Monkey thread. Oh well. :lol:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 1: The Medal of Sir Edmund Hilary
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 13, 2014, 04:03:27 PM
And with a non solid 8 average, and 5 votes, time to end the poll for "The Medal of Sir Edmund Hilary." :mrsilver:

Up next is "The Broken Wing of Icarus." :oops:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 2: The Broken Wing of Icarus
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 13, 2014, 04:11:10 PM
I gave this run a 4. Like I said in the Green Monkey thread, this could've been an easy win, but Jason blew it. This temple run was absolutely frustrating, even after grabbing the artifact with 50+ seconds left on the clock, he STILL couldn't get out in time. Poor April never got a chance to enter the temple thanks to Jason. I can't believe anyone would ever consider this run exciting. :roll:

I know I know, we're already covering this in the Green Monkeys thread. :lol: But I wanted this to stay consistent with the old thread, so I figured I'd cover it anyways. And tomorrow is Pecos Bill, another frustrating failed escape from the Green Monkeys. :afro:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 2: The Broken Wing of Icarus
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 14, 2014, 01:22:01 AM
I gave Icarus a 4 too. I can't stand this run at all and it is one of the worst failed escape runs on the show. Jason was a horrible contestant that was given a generous layout that he completely blew. I have no sympathy for him because all of his mistakes were time consuming and avoidable. This should've been a win with a lot of time left like Enormous Iron Nose Ring, but his own incompetence caused him to come up one second short. Even if he won, I wouldn't have liked it either way. I like Lost Lariat much better than this run, and Chris sucked just as bad as Jason. Too bad the temple run sucked because the rest of the episode was pretty good. :roll:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 2: The Broken Wing of Icarus
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 14, 2014, 01:24:42 AM
Yeah, and guess what's tomorrow: Pecos Bill. Another frustrating run. Why did I agree to do this again? :roll:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 2: The Broken Wing of Icarus
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 14, 2014, 01:26:31 AM
I actually like Lost Lariat though. ;) At least it was interesting and unique for all the mistakes made by everyone even though Chris sucked ass. And nobody goes around and praises it as much as Icarus. Which is why I can't stand Jason's run.  :oops:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 2: The Broken Wing of Icarus
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 14, 2014, 01:28:09 AM
Yeah, it was exciting and it came down to the wire. ;) But Chris and his slowpokeness completely ruins it. It's funny how we're covering Icarus in two different threads. Has that ever happened in here before? :lol:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 2: The Broken Wing of Icarus
Post by: AimYourBrent on December 15, 2014, 01:49:49 AM
I went with a 4. I can't believe they blew it.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 2: The Broken Wing of Icarus
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 15, 2014, 04:45:16 PM
And with a solid, unanimous 4 average, time to end the poll for "The Broken Wing of Icarus." :oops:

Up next is "Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat." :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 3: Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 15, 2014, 04:53:13 PM
I gave this run a 6. It was an exciting run, but it was very frustrating at the same time. This was one of those runs where BOTH players were equally responsible for this loss. Of course, Chris was to blame the most. For moving like a slow moving rock, and taking his sweet time exiting the temple. Although Kirk should NOT have told him to bust through the wall. Stupid Kirk, let the kids take their own way out of the temple. Sure, Colleen should've noticed the Observatory bar was raised, but man, was she fast. Probably the fastest Season 1 girl ever. But Chris was just pathetic. So Colleen, Chris, and Kirk were to blame in some way. Oh well, still a memorable temple run nonetheless. Better than Icarus.

And I know we also covered this in the Green Monkey thread not long ago. And I'm pretty sure I gave it a 6 there too. So I wanted to stay consistent. :afro:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 3: Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 15, 2014, 09:33:41 PM
I gave Lost Lariat a 6. I like this run much better than Icarus even though Chris was just as moronic as Jason was. At least this run doesn't get praised to high heaven like Icarus. As for the run itself, it should've been an easy win but it didn't happen because Chris was a moron. What makes this run interesting is that you can argue that Colleen, Chris, and even Kirk was responsible for this loss. Not many runs you can say that about. It was a frustrating loss, but it is a fun run to discuss due to the unique mistakes in it.  ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 3: Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 15, 2014, 10:41:48 PM
I think this may be the only temple run where both players AND Kirk were responsible for this loss. Of course, we all know Kirk had no idea what he was doing as a host for Season 1. But this temple run is very unique and interesting to talk about because of all of that. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 3: Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat
Post by: AimYourBrent on December 18, 2014, 10:24:23 PM
Gave it a 6. For the same reasons.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 3: Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 19, 2014, 05:03:24 PM
And with a 5.6 average, time to end the poll for "Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat." :mrgreen:

Up next is "The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea." :mrred:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 19, 2014, 05:10:40 PM
I gave this run a 7. I'm not a huge fan of this run, and I find it a little overrated. But it was still a great run and featured a solid effort by Lissy and Nate. The clear star of the run to me was Nate. Look at the way he breezes through every room he enters. And his layout was pretty hard too! Nate manages to grab the torque with 15 seconds left on the clock, and then tries to exit the temple via the top floor. Which was a smart move, considering the Pit slows a lot of people down, see Tiffani from Sir Gawain. Unfortunately, he just couldn't get out in time. Mostly because of Lissy's hesitance at the beginning, and the long path to the artifact itself. The only reason I can't rate it higher is because it really lacks the excitement factor. Nothing really stands out about it compared to runs like Good Luck Watch and Priceless Portrait. So I really don't think as highly about it as most of the fandom does. Still a great run nonetheless, and MUCH better than most bottom central shaft runs.

I definitely expect this run to rate very high, and that's fine too. It's much better than Smashed Printing Plate, that's for sure. :afro:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 19, 2014, 06:22:00 PM
I gave Queen Boadicea a 9!  :mrred: I love this run and the Red Jaguars were a very strong team. This is one of those temple runs where the team had to be on their "A" game to win. Unfortunately, Lissy moved a little too slow at the beginning of the run. Had she moved faster in rooms like the Crypt and Pit, Nate might've been able to escape. But Nate was a great player and he picked up the slack very well. Bottom of the central shaft runs were always hard, but this team tackled their layout just fine. If only Lissy moved a wee bit faster. Solid teamwork and a close ending makes this one of the most exciting losses on the show. The only run that I find a little more exciting is Polynesian Girl when it comes to bottom of the central shaft runs.  ;)  :mrred:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 19, 2014, 09:37:29 PM
They definitely had to be on their "A" game to win. At least Nate picked up the slack though. So it was almost an "A" game for them. And like I said above, he had a great exit plan. It's actually easier to exit the temple via the top floor than it is the bottom. Though if he had stuck to the bottom floor, it would've been a very close finish. It probably would've been an Icarus or Applewood Amulet type finish! :o Still a solid run, much better than Smashed Printing Plate. I mean, THIS layout was harder, and Nate and Lissy still made better progress. Though I definitely prefer Polynesian Girl over this run. Since the latter run had a smidgen more excitement. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 4: The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 31, 2014, 03:30:45 PM
And with a non unanimous 8 average, and 4 votes, time to end the poll for "The Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea." :mrred:

Up next is "The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa." :mrblue:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 31, 2014, 03:39:17 PM
I gave this run an 8. This was a solid Season 1 temple run. Both Chris and Tracy moved very swiftly through the temple, but unfortunately Chris' detour in the Heart Room cost them a chance at a solo victory. Tracy did a great job following up on Chris' path, and she grabbed the jaguar just before time ran out. Making this the only failed escape the Blue Barracudas ever had. Despite the one mistake entering the Heart Room, this temple run was very memorable and exciting. Especially at the beginning of the run where Chris tries to enter the temple from behind Olmec, instead of going directly into the Cave. :lol: And I just rewrote this episode in the episode review topic too, how fitting. :mrblue:

And this failed escape is much better than the one coming up tomorrow, Enormous Feather. :afro:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 01, 2015, 12:17:05 AM
I gave Golden Jaguar an 8. This was a quirky and memorable temple run from literally the beginning to end. At the start, Chris running between Olmec and the Cave of Sighs was pure gold. :lol: It would've been funny if he actually ran behind Olmec! Luckily, he fixed himself right away and ran into the right direction. Unfortunately, he made the same mistake in the Heart Room where he entered that room for no reason. He was taken out one room away from the artifact. Tracy was actually a great second runner who doesn't get enough appreciation. She quickly retraced Chris' steps, assembled the Silver Monkey in good time, and grabbed the Golden Jaguar with two seconds to spare. You are telling me feel sorry for Jessica from Ponce de Leon and Rinette from Mata Hari? Overall, this was a fun run to watch that featured a decent team.  :mrblue:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 01, 2015, 12:33:20 AM
And I just reviewed this episode too. Kind of like I had just reviewed Sir Edmund Hilary when I first started this topic. Good choices, huh? :mrblue: :mrsilver:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 01, 2015, 12:35:48 AM
And you reviewed every episode we ranked so far too. Does that mean Enormous Feather is your next review? :afro:

And Golden Jaguar is a great episode. Imagine if it was a win? It might get into the 8 range like Sultan Saladin and Lawrence of Arabia. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 01, 2015, 12:38:07 AM
Me? Take on Enormous Feather? No way, though it would be interesting to see where that will score with me. :oops:

And yeah, both Sir Edmund Hilary and Atahualpa would rank REALLY high if they were wins instead. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: The Red Jaguars on January 01, 2015, 01:31:21 PM
I like Sir Edmund Hillary a little more than Golden Jaguar. Tara and Danny really should've won, but their layout was tough and they pretty much dominated it. If it was any other team with an artifact from that room space (Snake Bracelet, Genghis Khan) then they probably wouldn't have reached the artifact. They were a fast and smart team in the temple that almost escaped with the artifact. And Tara's central shaft detour doesn't bother me as much as Ron's mistake. ;) But Golden Jaguar is exciting too and I think that people overlook this run because they assume it is another Electrified Key or Iron Mask where the players kill their chance at a solo win. But Chris and Tracy were still a smart and fast team.  :mrblue:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on January 01, 2015, 03:27:43 PM
I personally like Atahualpa a little more, but Sir Edmund Hilary was a great run too. And the latter run was THE first ever failed escape too. And you're right, if the Genghis Khan or Snake Bracelet team had Sir Edmund Hilary's layout, they wouldn't have won at all. Atahualpa to me has more going for it, and it's more memorable. It's a very underrated run too. It's just like Chandragupta where people overlook it way too much, and it needs to be praised more. But like you said, people just overlook Atahualpa because of the detour into the Heart Room. I personally love Atahualpa, and that and Sir Edmund Hilary are some of the better Season 1 episodes. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on March 02, 2015, 09:05:31 PM
Does anyone want to still vote in this thread? I was thinking of dusting this thread off after a two month long absence. But I wasn't sure if anyone was gonna vote in this poll at all. Do you guys consider this thread a good idea? Does anyone want to do this anymore? If you guys say no, I'll understand. I just want to check with everyone first.
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: The Red Jaguars on March 02, 2015, 11:34:24 PM
I certainly want to continue this thread!  :mrred: A long with the other rating threads too. I know not many people vote here now, but these threads are fun and sort of keep this board a live. The next run is also Enormous Feather, so I am looking forward to rating it. Especiall since we have been talking about it a lot lately. :afro: I definitely want to continue this rating thread and my rating thread. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 5: The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on March 03, 2015, 04:43:08 PM
Alrighty then, with a whopping 7.75 average, time to end the poll for "The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa." :mrblue:

Up next is "The Enormous Feather of the Mi Linh." :oops:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 6: The Enormous Feather of the Me Linh
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on March 03, 2015, 04:51:07 PM
I gave this run a 3. But I honestly think it deserves lower than that. This team barely scraped by all episode, with David doing on the work, only to have Karisa go in there and screw everything up. Karisa just didn't belong in the temple at all. After being left PLENTY of time to grab the artifact and win, Karisa just walks through every room and gets trapped in THE QUICKSAND BOG! Of all places, she just stands there shrugging her shoulders! And then when she finally does reach the artifact, she makes no effort to speed up. -_- This was a terrible temple run and this team did NOT deserve to go to the temple. Should've been the Purple Parrots. They probably would've won with that layout. Since it wasn't even that hard at all. But of course, they lost at yet another tiebreaker. :roll:

And of course tomorrow's run is no prize either. :oops: Just like this run, we have also talked about it recently. :afro:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 6: The Enormous Feather of the Me Linh
Post by: The Red Jaguars on March 03, 2015, 09:50:58 PM
I gave Enormous Feather a 1. There were a handful of frustrating failed escapes - Anne Bonny, Lost Lariat, Icarus, Broken Trident, etc. but this one was the weakest of them all. There are no words to describe how much I HATE this temple run. :x It was one of those runs that legitimately made me upset when it was over. Karisa was a sorry excuse for a runner and I don't know how she feels the need to move so damn slow when she is racing against the clock. Not only that, she got confused in the damn Quicksand Bog. >_< I don't know how she even got to the Feather in the first place. It was because David set her up with a nice path and the layout was easy. She was so damn bad that even Kirk was shouting at her to move faster! What an awful temple run and I can't find anything nice to say about it. Even if David was a pretty good frontrunner. But Karisa was a waste of space and I would rather her pull a Harriet Tubman than watch her suck it up in the temple. :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll: If any failed escape run deserves the lowest score possible, it is this one right here. :oops:
Title: Re: Rate the Failed Escape Run - Day 6: The Enormous Feather of the Me Linh
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on March 04, 2015, 03:37:47 PM
Yeah, this temple run was just terrible all around. How outer space said they deserved to go to the temple is beyond me. :roll:

And guess what's coming up tomorrow.... Poseidon. Another dimwitted player who blew their load, big time. :oops: