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Title: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 09, 2015, 02:14:04 AM
I borrowed this idea from GM1's Episode Countdown thread he made a couple of years ago. ;) Basically, I am going to make a countdown of my own but instead rank the teams on the show. I have put a lot of thought into this list and I found that it would be nice to share it here. I don't expect many people to respond or give feedback given the state of the forum, but this is just a way for me to retain my interest in the show. I will try to update this as much as possible. ;) Any feedback would be nice but it is only optional.

I will post my first rankings in the next post. ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 09, 2015, 02:20:07 AM
120. John and Tia, Golden Cricket Cage
- 1st in Moat
- 2nd in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat Purple Parrots 1.5-1 in the temple games
- Out of time in the temple run

Yup, you knew this was coming. :oops:  The most joked about team on the show is also the worst team on the show. Even if you are a casual fan, you should know that this is the worst temple team ever. Now, if you haven't seen this episode you might think that John and Tia were actually a decent team before the temple run. I mean they did finish 1st in the moat and SoK and this was during early on in Season 1 too! But they weren't really dominant though and instead struggled to barely scrape by most of their rounds. Their competition was very weak too. Take the moat for example where John had trouble staying on his raft. And they barely beat the Purple Parrots during the temple games too. John bombed his game, Tia tied hers, and they barely beat the Purple Parrots 4-3 in the final game.  :roll:

Sure, there were mediocre like a lot of Season 1 teams. But it is the temple run that cements them as the "worst team ever". If you haven't seen it, I can sum it up easily by saying that these two losers only made it through 4 rooms in 3 minutes. That's just a disaster considering their temple rooms were the Cave of Sighs, Wall Climb, Heart Room, and Throne Room. Why did they have so much trouble? I literally can't find a reason why they had such a hard time. I mean none of their rooms were hard at all, and the sad part was that they really were trying the temple but didn't have a clue where to go. How can a team with two teenager be this stupid? This is one team that you literally can't sympathize with for one bit. They were lost causes and are the worst Legends of the Hidden Temple team in the history of the show.  :roll:

I will continue tomorrow with another one.
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 09, 2015, 02:21:18 AM
Darn, I was just gonna start a thread just like this. And it was gonna be a countdown of episodes too.

Mind if I help you with this, if you need any? I sort of want to get in on this too. And the Cricket Cage team was 2nd in the steps, not first.
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on February 09, 2015, 06:39:20 AM
John & Tia... the one team where you could say "I could shit a better team" and you'd be right.  :lol:


Damn, did they suck. 4 rooms. They will always be remembered for that stat.  :roll:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 09, 2015, 10:12:59 AM
Darn, I was just gonna start a thread just like this. And it was gonna be a countdown of episodes too.

Mind if I help you with this, if you need any? I sort of want to get in on this too. And the Cricket Cage team was 2nd in the steps, not first.

Sure, I don't mind the help at all! :mrred:  If you have any plans for a team to rank at a certain number, just let me know by PM and we can talk about it. Most likely I will agree with it too. ;) And the help would be appreciated too since I will be busy for the course of the year. ;)

And fixed the mistake for the SoK too. I NEVER want to give John and Tia too much credit. :afro:

John & Tia... the one team where you could say "I could shit a better team" and you'd be right.  :lol:


Damn, did they suck. 4 rooms. They will always be remembered for that stat.  :roll:

Yeah, John and Tia's performance is truly one of a kind. But they technically aren't the only team to travel through 4 rooms. Joe and Gabby from Golden Ship also did the same thing. But their temple run was cut short too, so its not the same thing at the end of the day. And 4 rooms in 3 minutes is very shameful for a team. Even Sabrina from Blackbeard covered more rooms than BOTH players. :oops:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 09, 2015, 03:59:33 PM
Yeah, at least Joe and Gabby had some sort of excuse. They were caught by three temple guards, and the half pendant (like most Season 1 runs) were nowhere in sight.

And I'll PM you Stone Marker. I already have a team in mind that can be team #119 for you. ;) Also, I was going to start a countdown of episodes, in the same format that GM1 did his in. But since we have this thread, I don't think it would be necessary. Plus, it would be too much upkeep for me anyways. But I'll gladly help with this thread. Since ranking all sorts of things Legends related is fun. :mrpurple: What do you think?
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 09, 2015, 06:53:27 PM
I got your PM and I like your suggestion for the next team.  :mrred: They were definitely one of the next choices for me. I will wait until you reply again before posting it. I like your idea of a Episode Countdown thread too. I wanted to do something similarly using our episode reviews. Maybe we can do it down the road when we are done with this?  ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 09, 2015, 10:16:55 PM
Alright, you are free to post it now, since I have covered everything that I wanted to cover. :mrpurple: And yeah, we can start our own "Countdown of Episodes" thread as soon as we're done with this. Either that or when we reach the halfway mark of this project. Whichever works for you. ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 09, 2015, 11:16:59 PM
Okay, we can move onto the next team now! The Paintbrush and I both believed that this team was the best choice for the second worst team. I am sure you guys will agree too. ;)

119. Steve and Lisa, Alhambra
- 2nd (Tied) in Moat
- 1st in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat Silver Snakes at the tiebreaker* in the temple games
- Out of time in the temple run

* = Silver Snakes rang in incorrectly, giving Steve and Lisa an automatic pass in the temple

We had a few contenders for this spot, but we believe his team definitely deserves to be the second worst. This episode had Silver Snakes written all over it, but thanks to the piss poor Season 1 rules the better team didn't earn a trip to the temple. The Red Jaguars were weak in the earlier rounds. Steve and Lisa both lost their individual games to their opponents, and barely won out their team game. Then they only got to the temple because the Silver Snakes rang in incorrectly in the tiebreaker. Now this is not entirely their fault since Season 1 had some broken rules, but then they decide to crap the bed in the temple too.

The temple run was just a disaster like Golden Cricket Cage. The team never made it past the bottom floor of the temple, and Lisa was one of the worst second runners ever. She had 2:30+ to herself but could not figure out how to move forward at all. Even if the Tomb was a potential production error, she could've tried the top floor rooms instead but failed to do so. While you might think this team shouldn't be ranked too low thanks to Steve, but he wasn't that great of a player to begin with. His temple path in the temple was way too easy where any average runner would've breezed through it. Plus, he really  wasn't dominant pre-temple rounds either. Ironically, it was Lisa who answered most of the questions in the SoK and won the team game for them. So Steve really did not have that big of an impact early on. And then Lisa goes in the temple and screw everything up. :roll: This is easily the most undeserved team to make it to the temple next to a Green Monkeys team featured later on (and maybe soon too).

(Credits to "Paintbrush" for helping contributing to this!)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 10, 2015, 02:08:00 AM
Alhambra totally deserves to be the second worst team. They only won because the Silver Snakes choked at the tiebreaker. Only to have Lisa go in there and screw everything up. Easily the worst episode in the whole series. There's a reason it's the worst ranked episode in the Episode Review topic. :roll:

And I have a pretty good idea who team #118 should be. I'll PM you with that tomorrow. ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 10, 2015, 02:27:40 AM
I use to think highly of Steve from Alhambra, but my opinion has changed of him since rewatching the Alhambra episode again. He really wasn't that great and his fast speed was a result of having such an easy layout. If anything, Lisa was the better player before the temple. I mean THK even had an "okay" ranking of her before the temple run. But at the same time, he did give Steve a 10 in the temple when he has no grounds for it. Yet, he gives David from Lawrence of Arabia an 8? I know this is not the Player Rankings thread, but since we are talking about Alhambra I think it is appropriate to bring it up. But Steve does not deserve all the love he gets in the temple. His path was way too easy. Even Bobby from Shaka Zulu would make the same amount of time as Steve. This team deserves the second to last ranking for sure. Even after their gifted temple appearance, they STILL screw it up. After Tia, I have to say that Lisa is the second worst girl ever. And this is no doubt the worst episode ever.  :evil:  :oops:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 10, 2015, 04:41:00 PM
Yeah, Steve was really not that great at all. Every room he passed were just empty, hit the actuator rooms that any average player could breeze through. He definitely did not deserve a "10" in the players rankings thread. Calling him a perfect player is exaggerating. And why did David from Lawrence of Arabia get an 8 again? He was flawless in the temple, is this because he followed Candace's path a little too precisely? While Steve was a much more competent player in the temple than Lisa, he wasn't THAT great.

And check your PMs. I have an idea on who should be team #118 in this thread. ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on February 10, 2015, 05:12:48 PM
The Alhambra team. Should've never been in the Temple. Lisa made sure it was the worst episode ever. So slow, and backtracked all the way from the Tomb to the Pit when she could've tried the Shrine.  :roll:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 10, 2015, 09:13:01 PM
The Alhambra team. Should've never been in the Temple. Lisa made sure it was the worst episode ever. So slow, and backtracked all the way from the Tomb to the Pit when she could've tried the Shrine.  :roll:
While that is all very true, isn't that what we just said above? ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 10, 2015, 09:43:32 PM
And in Lisa's defense (*pukes* :oops:), she actually did try the key to the Shrine from the Tomb of the Ancient Kings. For some reason though, it seemed like the door didn't open to the Shrine. We don't hear any sound effect and all of the golden doors were already open. Not sure what happened, but this probably added to her confusion. But still, that doesn't excuse her for wasting 2:30 and not making any progress. She could've tried the upper floors at least for an alternate route. I mean teams like Wild Bill Hickok and Belshazzar had way tougher dead ends, but they still tried alternate ways and even covered more rooms than the Alhambra team. What makes this team even more pathetic was that they were gifted their temple appearance and still sucked ass in the temple. :roll:

I got your PM too and I definitely agree with that team you suggested. I will post our next rankings in the next post. ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 10, 2015, 10:07:59 PM
118. Casey and Heather, Snow Cone
- 3rd in Moat
- 1st in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat Red Jaguars 1.5-1 in the temple games
- Out of time in the temple run

Where there's ridiculous legends and artifacts, there are ridiculous episodes like this one. And of course, all of the ridiculous episodes seem to feature horrible teams. This "feisty little team" consisting of Heather and Casey scraped by even more than Steve and Lisa did, and were a terrible team all episode. They barely beat out the Red Jaguars for the third spot in the moat. While they were the first team to win the SoK, this had to be the easiest SoK round on the show. I mean the questions that Heather and Casey got correct included "What was the tallest mountain in the world?" and "What did the Reverend find on top of Kilimanjaro?" Seriously? All of those questions are answered in the EPISODE TITLE. The temple games were not much better either. Heather bombed her "sinking steps" game. WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS CHOOSING THE STEP THAT WILL SINK? Seriously, she didn't even make it past the third row while the Red Jaguar girl made it to her eighth row. Casey barely tied his team game also. They also won one of the worst team games of Season 3 too.

You thought they were bad pre-temple run? In the temple run, they don't even make it past the bottom floor. That's very bad even for Season 3 standards. Casey wasted most of his time trying to complete the same objective. He really didn't now how to align himself with a Jester's Court painting and it took him 2-3 tries. He also stared at the Dark Forest temple spirit for like 10 seconds before running to his arms and taken out. Heather was a piss poor second runner and made no progress past the Dark Forest with 1 minute to herself. Plus, she tried to cheat by forcing the Shrine/Forest door open with her bare hands. And anyone who cheats does NOT deserve any sympathy. Teams like this and Xerxes (filmed on the same day) are teams that deserve all the criticism they get. This is hands down one of the worst, most filler episodes in the shows history, and Casey and Heather definitely deserve to be the third to last worst ranked team ever. And to think that users like "Green Monkeys Warrior" actually tried to defend this team too. :roll:

(Credits to "Paintbrush" for helping contributing to this!)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 10, 2015, 11:07:53 PM
And to think that users like "Green Monkeys Warrior" actually tried to defend this team too. :roll:
Oh that was the absolute worst. :shock: I can't believe she was retarded enough to think that both the Snow Cone AND Xerxes teams deserved any kind of sympathy, AT ALL. Both teams barely scraped by each round, completely lucked into their spot in the temple, and then don't even make it past the bottom floor of the temple? Both teams were terrible and they deserve all the criticism they get. :roll:

And I'll PM you soon about the next team that I think deserves to be featured next. And I have another question for you: Do you want me to PM you with multiple nominations of who should be featured next? Instead of one PM at a time? I figure it would speed up the process, so we wouldn't be clogging up each others inboxes. You can still post one at a time, but I figure it would be easier sending you multiple nominations at once. It's up to you. ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 11, 2015, 02:12:21 AM
It would definitely be a good idea to talk about multiple rankings at once. That way if we disagree on a team in a ranking, we might have other similar ones we can put into place. We can also double or even triple up if needed too in one post. But I like posting them separately so we can talk about them. I will definitely give you a PM soon to decide which team you want to use next. ;)

As for Snow Cone, I can't believe I forgot about this team. Seriously, if you didn't mention them I might've not remembered them until it was too late. :shock: It reminds me again on why I never remember this episode. Back during the Nick GaS days it was one of the last episodes I needed. Well, I didn't even know it existed until TMH needed. It was like Lily-Crested Crown where it seemed like no one here ever watched the episode and we were all waiting to see it. It sounds like some joke fan-made episode that you see in the Treasure Room of our forum. :P But God, what a horrible team. I can't see how GMW thought that Xerxes and Snow Cone were teams that "get too much criticism". Neither team could make it past the bottom floor, which is just pathetic for Season 3. And the Snow Cone team couldn't even make it past the Dark Forest. And Heather tried cheating to get to the Shrine. This is one of those episodes where I just wished it ended in triple capture. :x
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 11, 2015, 02:18:57 AM
I've only seen the Snow Cone episode once, and I remember absolutely nothing about it. I suppose that's a good thing though, I must've blocked the entire episode out of my memory. Good thing I elected to feature that episode next, huh? And yeah, this was a terrible episode. It's not only a chore to sit through, it's extremely boring and way too fanficy, like you mentioned. :lol: How GMW felt the need to defend both this AND Xerxes is beyond me. They lucked into their temple appearances, and only advance what, 5-6 rooms in the temple? And I have ZERO respect for any player who tries to cheat in any portion of the show. These teams were terrible and they deserve all the criticism they get. They don't deserve to be defended at all. :roll:

And okay, I'll be expecting a PM soon then. I say we continue to post the episodes one at a time, but rank five or so episodes at a time via PM. That way, we still have room in our inboxes for further discussion. It would definitely speed this process up a bit. ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 11, 2015, 05:52:17 PM
I sent you a summary for the next team we agreed on. Feel free to add or change anything if you like. You can even post it if you like what you see and changed. ;)  I am sure most people won't be surprised by this next team. :afro:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 11, 2015, 09:29:03 PM
You can go ahead and post it. Everything looks great and nothing more needs to be added. So you are all set to post the next episode. ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 12, 2015, 03:38:20 PM
Okay, here is our next team! This team shouldn't be a surprise though to anyone either and I am sure everyone can agree with them being in this position. ;) :oops:

117. Noelle and Pat, Xerxes
- 3rd in Moat
- 2nd in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat Purple Parrots at the tiebreaker (1.5-1.5 score) in the temple games
- Out of time in the temple run

This is one of the few times where the losing team was better in every aspect than the temple team. The Purple Parrots finished 2nd in the moat, swept the SoK, and then performed pretty strongly in the temple games. Not only did they dominate better than the Green Monkeys, but Levi of the Purple Parrots was the brother of the legendary Zac Turney from "Bandit Queen". The Green Monkeys had no right to enter the temple, especially when their tiebreaker came down to the easiest question either. The Purple Parrots should've went to the temple. Levi destroyed Pat in the boys game, Noelle barely beat out Candace in the girls game (should've been a tie), and the end result should've been the Purple Parrots. And the tiebreaker is utter bullshit. The question was "What was Xerxes' throne made of?" The answer was "Marble", which was revealed by Kirk 10 seconds before the question was asked. ._.

After being gifted such an easy tiebreaker, the Green Monkeys go on to suck in the temple. Just like the "Snow Cone" team, Pat and Noelle could not make it past the bottom floor of the temple. People like to point out how hard this layout was, but there was no excuse for wasting all that time on the bottom floor of the temple. Both players were very slow and wasted unnecessary time in all their rooms. Hard temple run or not, these two were clearly not talented enough for the temple. Overall, Noelle and Pat are one of the most undeserving teams to enter the temple. Which is why they make the bottom 5 on this list. :roll:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 12, 2015, 06:15:36 PM
Oh yeah, they definitely deserve to be a bottom five team. How people can defend that team and say "we only hate them because Levi was Zac's brother" is beyond me. Even if Levi and Zac were NOT related, I would still hate them. This was a horrible team and they did NOT deserve to go to the temple. :roll:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 13, 2015, 01:07:15 PM
This is one of the few times where the losing team was better in every aspect than the temple team. Even John and Tia in Golden Cricket Cage finished first in the moat. In Xerxes, Pat and Noelle finished behind the Purple Parrots in every round they faced them. And I agree, I hated Pat and Noelle since day one when I watched this episode. Hard layout or not, they couldn't even get past the bottom floor. Yet other teams like Battle Flag and Pytheas had similar layouts and one made it to the artifact and the other team finished one room away. And the Pytheas team moved so slow too. What's Pat and Noelle's excuse then? They should've made it to the Shrine at least, but instead they screw around in every room. And Pat couldn't even make progress with a path cleared all the way to the Quicksand Bog.

The Purple Parrots would've done better, no questions asked. This is probably the one Parrot team I wanted to see go to the temple the most. Of course, after Golden Cricket Cage. :oops: And what was with that tiebreaker? Talk about not being prepared at all. It was like they didn't expect one to happen so just pulled one out at the last second. :roll:

Okay, I am going to PM you the next team. Which will conclude our bottom 5 too. ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on February 13, 2015, 01:35:48 PM
While it doesn't help their cause much, the Marble Armrest of Xerxes team did have a longer path than the other respective Chamber of the Sacred Markers runs. They were forced down into the Ledges, whereas the other teams were given direct entry to the Pit of the Pendulum via the Crypt. Also, the Shrine was inaccessible from both the Dark Forest and the Quicksand Bog. Noelle tried to find the key in both trees in the Dark Forest and came up empty-handed, and Pat climbed the ladder in the Quicksand Bog but was not allowed to enter the Shrine. I just wanted to point this out, even though their lack of progress in the temple was due to their speed (or, more accurately, their lack thereof) and their inability to effectively complete room objectives, rather than the layout itself.
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 13, 2015, 01:51:55 PM
Yeah, it was definitely the toughest Chamber path when the enter had to enter the top floor. In runs like Battle Flag, Pytheas, and Mussel-Shell Armor the teams had a shortcut to the Shrine and weren't forced into both entrance rooms. But Noelle and Pat just had trouble with every room they entered. I mean look how long Noelle spent in the Pit trying to knock over the column! And then she takes too long in the Jester's Court. Pat had almost a minute too and he did nothing with it. The bottom floor of Season 3 should never give you too much trouble. Players like David from Enormous Feather and TJ from Metal Beard completed their bottom floor rooms in about a minute. But the Xerxes and Snow Cone kids never even made it past it. I am willing to cut some teams slack for having tough layouts even if their performance were flawed like Imperial Wizard and Henry Hudson. But I will not forgive a team like the Green Monkeys in this episode because they would've struggled with a bunch of layouts. :oops:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 13, 2015, 05:53:57 PM
Yeah, hard layout or not, it doesn't excuse Noelle and Pat's terrible temple run. Should've been the Purple Parrots. :oops:

And you can post the next episode now. I agree with the choice and I don't have anything else to add. ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 14, 2015, 08:28:48 AM
Okay, we are set then to reveal our final team of the bottom 5! Once again, this team shouldn't be any surprise at all. Actually, this is one of the rare episodes where the temple run would've sucked if BOTH teams made it. :oops:

116, Veronica and Thomas, Bifocal Monocle
- 2nd in Moat
- 2nd in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat Red Jaguars 1.5-0.5 in the temple games
- Out of time in the temple run

Three Season 3 teams in a row? As strong and talented some of these teams were during this season, it also featured some God awful teams too. This episode featured poor competition in general. Every round there was at least one bad team. For example, the Orange Iguanas were even lucky to get past the SoK because the other teams were ringing in more often but kept getting wrong answers like the Green Monkeys and Red Jaguars. Then during the temple games, they faced an awful Red Jaguars game. Just watch the boys temple game - Colby of the Red Jaguars couldn't even make it up one hole during the trampoline game. So Thomas had a free pass to the top. After watching the Red Jaguars bomb the temple games, we should be glad that the Orange Iguanas made it the temple. Right?

Fast forward to the temple run. This has to be the most pathetic performance on the show after Golden Cricket Cage. :roll: These two took stupidity to a whole new level. To start off, Veronica spent over a minute climbing out of the Pit. She couldn't climb to save her life! I don't even know how she made it up. At least I can forgive Tony from Stone Head spending over a minute in Medusa's Lair. But NOT Veronica. You think the misery is over though? No, because Veronica enters the Room of the Ancient Warriors thinking the Shrine would open. -_- Of course that didn't work, but she is not done being a complete tard. She runs into the uncleared King's Storeroom where she is removed. Because that will totally advance you towards the artifact. :roll: Now, you think it can't get any worse than that suckfest. But Thomas is just as stupid. For starters, he tried pulling books in the Crypt when it was not needed. ARE YOU EVEN PAYING ATTENTION?! And then he runs into his partner's dead end before realizing he must go down. Time is basically up when he finds the half-pendant at the last second. Why grab it though? We'd rather see this temple run end in triple capture than watch 3 minutes of shit. :x

Overall, this is one of the worst temple teams on the show. Dead end or not, it was a disaster of a performance and a horrible way to start Season 3. Veronica and Thomas made some of the stupidest mistakes on the show. The only reason they got to the temple because they faced crappy teams all the way through. If they faced even an average  team like the War Fan kids, they would've been swept in the temple games. They deserve one of the bottom 5 spots. :oops:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 14, 2015, 04:04:45 PM
Boy, this team. :roll: This is a team that doesn't deserve any sympathy, doesn't deserve to be defended, and you can't even blame a hard layout on this one. If it takes you a full minute getting out of the Pit, then you don't even deserve to pass tryouts, much less be on the show. But then there was that Red Jaguar team that was just as bad. :oops: This temple run was Cricket Cage level of terrible and they deserve all the criticism they get. Even if it weren't for the Pit problems, they still would've bombed this temple run.
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 14, 2015, 04:31:24 PM
God, I can't stand this episode or temple run. I do sort of agree with the other people that it was kind of messed up with the dead end, but just like Xerxes there is no excuse for this poor performance. I mean this team performed REALLY bad. Stuff like taking over a minute to climb a wall or pulling the books in the Crypt when it has been done is just pure stupidity. A team like Bandit Queen or Egyptian Queen will have much more success with this layout. I remember TPP needed this episode for one hundred percent completion. I can't imagine how he felt when he saw it though. :shock: I need to find his episode summary of it again. I saw this episode many times back during the day AND TeenNick played it twice. -_- But I guess judging how bad the Red Jaguars were, this temple run would've been a disaster either way. :oops:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 14, 2015, 09:06:08 PM
I've only seen the full episode maybe twice at most. It's your typical filler material episode where there's no redeeming qualities whatsoever. And I also remember TPP needing to see this episode for 100% completion. You can probably find that post of his in the Daily Episode Log. But yeah, this team had NO excuse for their bad temple performance. And I refuse to stick up for them just because of their dead end. Which could've happened to every average team, and even they would've handled it better.
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 16, 2015, 04:03:44 PM
Okay, here's the next entry for the team rankings. This is yet another team the Paintbrush and I agreed on.

115. Kristen and Scott, Lucky Pig
- 4th in Moat
- 2nd in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat Purple Parrots 1.5-0.5 in the temple games
- Out of time in the temple run

You might be surprised to see this team rank this low, but watch this episode to see how weak they really were. Actually, this ranking has nothing to do with Scott as he was easily the star of this episode despite not entering the temple. He literally did all the work for the team in this episode. He got the team across, he got all the correct answers for his team in the SoK, and he won both his individual game and his team game. Yet, he doesn't even get a chance in the temple. We were very surprised the Blue Barracudas even made it to the temple! All day the Purple Parrots proved to be the better team - 2nd in moat, swept the SoK, and almost tied the team game. Kristen on the other hand was literally no help at all and Scott did all the work for this team. Just look how bad she loses her Bamboo Forest temple game to 10-year old Annie. :roll:

You think the Barracudas were weak pre-temple rounds, just wait until the temple run. Kristen was an utter failure in the temple and everything that could go wrong did go wrong. First off, she had NO idea whatsoever what to do in any temple rooms. She relied on Kirk and Scott to guide her through all the temple rooms. She even got lost in the Treasure Room and Dungeon. -_______- So she wasted a lot of time looking confused in the easiest rooms of the temple. Not only that, she moved so damn slow too. Hello? You do realize you only have 3 minutes on the clock? I guess being the size of a land whale was part of her problems. I mean she had trouble climbing the wall in the Wall Climb. Not as much as Veronica from "Bifocal Monocle", but it was still time consuming and a pathetic attempt. The most pathetic part about her performance was that she spent almost 3 minutes in the temple and by the time she got removed, Scott had no chance of entering! Poor guy, he carried the team on his back and yet didn't even get a chance in the temple. :roll:

Hard layout or not, there are no excuses for Kristen's piss poor performance. Her layout wasn't even that hard and almost all her rooms were easy. Which is why she made it far in the temple in the first place. Give this layout to a more competent team like Jennifer and Damien from "Lost Gold Mine" and it would've been a much more successful run. For the record, we don't believe that Scott was a bad contestant at all and the low ranking is because of Kristen and how the team scraped by every round. If anything, he was the one "shining star" in an otherwise miserable episode. Overall though, the Purple Parrots were the much more deserving temple team in the end. Which is why we chose to rank the "Lucky Pig" team this low. :oops:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 16, 2015, 05:13:52 PM
Scott, NOT Jim.
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 17, 2015, 10:59:45 AM
Wow, I blew that one big time. :afro: I fixed all the Jim/Scott mistakes though. :;)

Other than that, I will post the next rankings later on. ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 17, 2015, 03:49:26 PM
Great, and I think I know which team is gonna be featured next too. ;)

And yeah, Kristen was a horrible player. A hard layout is no excuse, she didn't contribute one thing to her team. And poor Scott doesn't even have a chance at the temple thanks to her. He should've just been paired up with his classmate Annie. At least the short 10 year old would've done a better job at the temple than Kristen did. And LOL at chubby Kristen losing a temple game to by far one of the shortest, youngest contestants ever. :lol: That really says a lot, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 18, 2015, 09:59:09 PM
Annie would've done much better than Kristen, no questions asked. I say she was the best out of all four players (Kristen/Scott/Annie/Annie's Partner). She did a good job at the moat, answered all 3 questions in the SoK without getting any wrong, and won her individual game. She reminds me of Tarrah from "Freydis" with her short stature and dominance. And she definitely would've done better than that fat ass in the temple too. I mean that layout was NOT hard at all. James from "Ponce de Leon" was taken out in the Room of Harmonic Convergence with almost a minute left, and he had the exact same path. Robbie and Tina from "Kamehameha" almost entered every single room and they had almost a minute left when their run ended in triple capture. Kristen was just a clueless lost cause that only made it far because her temple rooms were easy. At least with Annie, Scott would've had a chance to get to the temple. ;)

Also, I am about to PM you our next team just in case you want to add anything. ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 19, 2015, 04:09:25 PM
Not to mention, Annie looked exactly like Tarrah. With her short stature and almost same hair style. :lol: And yeah, I agree that Lucky Pig's layout really wasn't hard at all. Sure, the temple guard placement was a tad unfair, but every room that Kristen entered was simple. And look how far the likes of James, Robbie, and Tina got with their long paths, like you said. Even if Annie did get removed from the temple one room away, she would've left Scott 50 seconds at least. So Annie and Scott put together as Purple Parrots definitely would've done a MUCH better job than chubby Kristen in the temple.

And you can post the next episode. Great choice, and you hit the nail on the head for everything. ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 19, 2015, 09:27:32 PM
Without further ado, here is the next team ranking!

114. Claude and Marie, Lost Lion Tail
- 3rd in Moat
- 2nd in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat Silver Snakes 1.5-0.5 in the temple games*
- Out of time in the temple run

*Only advanced because the Silver Snakes dropped their signs in the team and allowed a window of opportunity for the Purple Parrots to advance.

This is the first Season 2 team to make the list. While most of us love any chance that the Purple Parrots can take to get to the temple, this team had no business being there at all. There were two things wrong with this team mainly: 1.) They got a free pass to the temple and 2.) Claude was just a downright atrocious player. He was EXACTLY like Kristen from "Amelia Earhart" where he didn't do anything for his team throughout the episode and sucked in the temple run. Marie was the star of this episode and team. Claude didn't even utter a single word in this episode. :roll: But this team had no business in the temple in the first place anyways. In the team game, the Silver Snakes were leading when their sign fell down while they were on the second step. That meant they had to go all the way back down and grab it again. This gave Claude and Marie a free pass to the top. If this never happened, it would've been a Silver Snake run easily.

Now, it is not always the team's fault if another team screws up. But if you take that gift-wrapped win to the temple and screw up badly, then you are going to have Hell's wrath fall upon you. And that is exactly what happened in this episode. Marie was actually a pretty good front runner. She cleared a path all the way to the Swamp with about 1:45 left for Claude to work with. Claude on the other hand was just entirely clueless. I mean it was like he had NO idea what he was doing. :? I could understand a S1 contestant getting confused, BUT NOT SOMEONE FROM THE MIDDLE OF SEASON 2. :x First off, he had to be the slowest runner ever. He just moved like there was s*** in his ass. And secondly, he didn't know what he was doing at all. In the Dark Forest, he found the key and had no idea where to put it. And when he plowed through the wall, he tried putting the key into the temple guard peep hole in the Dark Forest. -______________- I am sorry, I have NO sympathy for Claude or this team. I don't know how he found the half-pendant but I wish he never did. What an awful way to ruin your temple run. Overall, this team ranked very low for being mediocre before the temple run and then sucking in the temple even after getting a free pass in the temple games. I'm sorry TPP, but I cannot support or find anything redeeming about this team. :(
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 19, 2015, 10:01:57 PM
Oh yeah, this team totally deserves to make the list next. They only won because the Silver Snakes dropped their sign in the third game. Only to have Claude screw everything up. :roll: And LOL at "hells wrath" and "shit in his ass." :lol:

I think I know which team you want to feature next, but I won't spoil anything here. ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 20, 2015, 12:14:38 PM
Yeah, we pretty much finished the rankings up to #113. I almost have that done and I will post it later today. ;) It probably wouldn't be any surprise either for most. :afro:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 20, 2015, 03:53:50 PM
And then once Episode #113 is posted, then we can figure out who to feature next for our next batch of episodes. ;) I already have ideas on who should get featured next for Episodes 112 and lower. None of which should be a surprise to everyone else either. :afro:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 21, 2015, 12:42:19 AM
And here is our next team!  :mrblue:

113. Terry Kay and Aaron, Jean Lafitte
- 4th in Moat
- 2nd in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat Red Jaguars 1.5-1.5 in the temple games after coming down to a tiebreaker*
- Out of time in the temple run

*Only advanced because the Red Jaguars answered incorrectly during the tiebreaker.

I really don't have much to say about this team. The stats I posted above can pretty much tell you the whole story. The Blue Barracudas basically scraped by each round by being the last team to complete to finish in each area. And when the temple games down to a tiebreaker, the Red Jaguars got the questions wrong which automatically gave the Blue Barracudas a free pass to the temple. Similar to the Red Jaguars advancing in "Alhambra". :roll: And like "Alhambra", the team that went to the temple sucked. They hardly made progress because they were too busy screwing around. Aaron chose the top floor of the temple in hopes to get across the Bridge. While the door appeared to have opened, it would not budge at all. So Aaron wastes a good chunk of time trying to get the door open but he has no luck. When he gets the hint that he should go down, then he slowly makes his way past the Wheel Room and is removed in the Heart Room after meeting two consecutive guards. Being a second runner, you would expect Terry Kay to follow Aaron's path, right? That would be the logical thing to do. Instead, she actually tries to cross the Troubled Bridge and it worked! Just one problem though. Terry Kay only had a half-pendant and was taking a different path from his partner. Later, we will find how this actually screws a team over! Despite lucking out on that stupid mistake, she still moves so slow through the temple. She spends the rest of her temple run struggling to put the Silver Monkey pieces together while her midget ass doesn't even come close to finishing it. Time expires as the Silver Monkey was no where complete. Overall, there is nothing to say about this team except Terry Kay was really really short and both players scraped by to get to the temple. They were basically another "Alhambra" team but with 1.5 Pendants and two incompetent players. :roll:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 21, 2015, 01:38:19 AM
Yup, this is exactly who I predicted would be the next team. Nothing special about filler Aaron and midget Terri Kay, except that they barely scraped by each round. It's a safe bet that the Red Jaguars would've done a better job in the temple instead.

So I guess it's time to discuss the next batch of episodes to feature here? ;) I already have an idea for the next team. And I'm sure you'd agree with it too. :afro:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 22, 2015, 12:53:51 AM
Yeah, they literally scraped by every round where they reached the last spot for every round. Terry Kay was especially so slow and I imagine it would've taken her more time than Jessica from Lost Logbooks to assemble the Silver Monkey. But it is hilarious watching her move in the temple and assemble the Monkey. :lol: But this team was a waste of space and the Trouble Bridged difficulty was all their fault. There is no excuse to not make it further.

And I sent you a PM for the next set of teams. We can work out the ranking #'s like we did the first time.
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 22, 2015, 02:04:23 AM
Check your PMs. I have an idea for which team should be featured next. And it wasn't one of the teams you had in mind. You'll probably agree with it.
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 24, 2015, 01:56:36 PM
It's been a while, so time for a new update! I would like to thank the Paintbrush for reminding me about this team because I almost forgot about them like I did with Bifocal Monocle. :oops:

112. Lauren and Brett, Dried Apple Half
- 3rd in Moat
- 2nd in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat Silver Snakes 2-0.5 in the temple games
- Out of time in the temple run

Another team that I almost overlooked if it wasn't for the Paintbrush reminding me! This was one of the most unlikable teams on the show. They were not impressive one bit in this episode. Basically, the Silver Snakes did better than them in almost every single round. The temple game performance was lackluster too, especially considering the Mysterious Manuscript team had the exact same games and they did better. The temple run is infamous for having one of the hardest layouts in the history of the show, as was the case for all the layouts that day. But this team was just a train wreck in the temple and their layout cannot be blamed for their sorry ass excuse of a performance. Brett had a lot of trouble in the temple. First, his path was very tricky because he was forced down into the Ledges from the Crypt, and then forced down into the bottom part of the Pit, and after that was forced to climb up the wall into the King's Storeroom! That was asking for a lot there. But Brett was also so slow and dimwitted that he wasted a lot of time for no reason. For example, in the King's Storeroom he found the key but instead of trying the pedestals he tried entering the Room of the Ancient Warriors. It didn't help that Lauren was f**king shouting at him in the background, making this temple run more grating. :x Seriously, put that whore in a straight jacket because she kept jumping around like a little kid who needed meds. :roll: In the Chamber, he wasted more time trying to find the symbols on the wall and you can still hear Lauren in the background screaming. Luckily, he was removed from the Tomb of the Headless Kings with 56 seconds left. :roll:

Now it is time for Lauren to take over in the temple. Maybe she can have enough time to make some progress even! Wait, why are you WALKING up the temple steps. Do you hear Kirk shouting at you to go?! Basically, Lauren wastes 56 seconds to go to the stairway leading to the King's Storeroom. Are you f'ing kidding me?! Even Thomas from Bifocal Monocle made more progress with less time. What a sorry excuse for a second runner. She had to be the worst second runner in Season 3. Even worse than Dana! Overall, this team was just a lost cause and had no business in the temple. Hard layout or not, they would've sucked no matter what layout you gave them. I think that TMH was onto something when he said that Lauren "failed as a human being" and Brett looked like he had herpes. I think I got herpes after watching this suckfest. :roll:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 24, 2015, 03:40:25 PM
I think this temple run and episode can give anybody herpes just watching it. :lol: Seriously, what was up with that sore that Brett had? And yeah, this team was a complete disaster all episode. They barely scraped by each round, (though the Silver Snakes weren't any better :roll:), and then did a terrible job in the temple. Lauren definitely fails as a human being. She really IS like an ADHD kid off her meds. After running her mouth all run, she wastes 57 seconds climbing up to the King's Storeroom. As the second runner. Contestants like her and Dana do NOT deserve to be on the show, let alone make it to the temple. Didn't we give this temple run a "1" when we ranked this episode last year? It totally deserves it. There's definitely a reason I don't watch this episode very often. Terrible temple run. :roll:

And yes, it's a good thing I reminded you of this episode. Or we wouldn't have covered it until #50. Imagine that. :lol:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 25, 2015, 04:52:44 PM
After watching this temple run again for this ranking, I cannot believe that people compare Jennifer from Madame Tussaud to Lauren and Dana. :roll: Seriously, Lauren had more extra time than Jennifer and she didn't even make it the third room of the temple with 57 seconds. Dana, while having very little time, still managed to screw up with what time she had because she went into the wrong door in the Ledges. :roll: Jennifer was smart enough at least to bypass the entire central shaft and added progress to her run! She almost had the Silver Monkey completed too. I can't see how Jennifer can be blamed for her temple run being a loss when Nicholas wasted too much time. I bet if Jennifer went in first and took Nicholas path, she would've left more than a minute left. She might've even started in the King's Storeroom.

As for William Tell, this is another crappy run that was one of the last episodes I needed like Snow Cone. Of course, it ended up being one of the worst episodes ever. I don't even remember any of the earlier rounds at all and the the temple run is memorable for all the bad things. Brett and Lauren were such an incompetent team and I especially can't stand Lauren. What a horrible second runner. Even Thomas from Bifocal Monocle added progress in his run. No excuses for this shit job either. If Travis and Elisa had this layout, they might've made it one room away. Even the Belle Boyd team did great with a similar layout!
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 25, 2015, 09:02:11 PM
People are stupid for comparing Jennifer to Dana and Lauren. Jennifer had every right to shout at Nicholas. He spent his entire time in the temple hesitating and dilly dallying around. ANY contestant would be angered by that. By the time Jennifer entered the temple, she only had 40 seconds left. Obviously it's not enough time to make decent progress. And she pulled her weight just fine in the temple. She managed to make it one room further than her partner, AND almost assembled the monkey in time. If she had gone in first, and went straight into the King's Storeroom instead of the Tomb, she probably would've WON for her team. Assuming the third temple guard was in the Ledges. Can we expect a contestant to make it all the way to the very bottom corner in the temple, grab the artifact, and WIN in 40 seconds? No. :roll:

And Jennifer is NOT a bad person for shouting at Nicholas either. People need to stop being too sensitive about that. I'd MUCH rather have a shouter like Jennifer and Jay from Good Luck Watch who actually make up for wasted time, than contestants like Dana and Lauren. You know, the kind who shout at their partners and do nothing to back it up? Jennifer is not comparable to either one of them at all. I thought she was a great second runner. Better than Katie than Mystical Spellbook even. :roll:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 25, 2015, 10:22:03 PM
Yeah, Jennifer is an underrated second runner. I don't know what people expect her to do better? There was no chance she would've grabbed the Melted Head unless she moved crazy fast like Zac. Even then, she still had to assemble a Silver Monkey and she did it in very fast time too! I am pretty sure that this would've been a solo win too if the team took the high road. Since the layout was exactly identical to Lost Hornpipe. Since day one, I never criticized Jennifer for her performance because I think she did just fine with the time she head. Even her shouting wasn't as bad as Dana and Lauren. Lauren just wouldn't shut up. :x I guess people really want her to be like Thomas or Brian from Bent Shaving Pan who screwed around as second runners but get not slack for it. :roll:

I am working on the next ranking right now. We will be done with our bottom ten once we are done with the next team. :mrred:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 26, 2015, 01:27:25 AM
Yeah, I also never criticized Jennifer's performance as a second runner from Day 1. Unless she moved like Gator or Robbie from Kamehameha speed, victory was impossible by the time she set foot in the temple. She did great as a second runner, and this whole "Don't talk the talk if you can't walk the walk" does NOT apply to her. Jennifer did just fine in the temple, and she pulled her weight just fine.

And I can't wait until your next ranking. :mrred: I think I have a good feeling of who it might be. :afro:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 26, 2015, 11:10:10 PM
Here's our next team to cover that will conclude our bottom 10! Once again, this team shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. :oops:

111. Sabrina and James, Blackbeard
- 1st in Moat
- 2nd in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat Silver Snakes 2-1.5 in the temple games
- Out of time in the temple run

To finish off our bottom 10, the "first temple team ever" is going to cap off the list. Oh wait, this ranking is not about the "Belshazzar" team! Don't listen to what people say about "Blackbeard" being the first episode taped because it is NOT even close to being a first episode. It is just another S1L5 episode that just contains different editing compared to the other ones that day. You might've expected this team to rank lower given how God awful the temple run was. But we are ranking how the team performed overall in their episode, and we felt this team was "stronger" than the other ones listed below it. It was still an awful episode and Sabrina was one of the worst girls ever. :roll: To start off the episode, the Red Jaguars were actually very strong in the moat. They were the first team across the moat and it took another 40 seconds to get the next team across. But their dominance didn't last long as they sucked throughout the rest of the rounds. In the Steps, they barely advanced as the second team, especially considered the Orange Iguanas and Blue Barracudas were tied on the second step with them. Hell, the Blue Barracudas clocked in before the Red Jaguars got their final question right. The Red Jaguars barely scraped by the temple games too.  They beat the Silver Snakes 2-1.5 where one of the individual games and the team game ended in a tied. Hell, James temple game should've been a tie because the Silver Snake boy was so close to getting his cannonball into the basket that would've made it a 1-1 tie. This episode could've been a 2-2 Pendant tie! Unfortunately, the Red Jaguars win the temple games. :roll:

Despite scraping by in the earlier rounds, the temple run couldn't be that bad right? Oh God, you don't even want to know how ugly it is about to get. :x Sabrina was one of the most dimwitted and poor excuse for a player in the temple. This boy... I mean girl was just pathetic every second of the run. She was very slow, clueless, and had no sense of direction. She started by taking the lower route in the temple, but when she got into the Wheel Room the door to the Harmonic Convergence door didn't open. Now before you call it a production error, if you look closely she really didn't push the actuator hard enough. I really doubt that this was a dead-end because the Wheel Room was never treated as a dead-end in any other episode. If it was, they would've kept the Cave of Sighs door locked instead. But that's okay, because she takes about a minute to backtrack to the Room of the Three Gargoyles where she gets lost again. The door to the Troubled Bridge didn't open all the way, so she plays around with the Gargoyle tongues and even tries to leave by the temple guard door. :roll: She eventually makes her way to the Heart Room, but she encountered even more locked doors! But she never tried the door leading to the Room of Harmonic Convergence. After wasting more time there, Sabrina goes back into the Observatory while Kirk tries to tell her to go back down to the Heart Room. But Sabrina thinks he meant going back to the entrance and she literally walks back to Kirk as time runs out. -______________________________________________________________________________________________-

Overall, this was a pathetic and one of the worst temple runs after "Golden Cricket Cage". Sabrina had no idea how the temple worked at all, and entering only 5 rooms in 3 minutes is just pathetic. No excuses for this performance. Katherine from "Belshazzar" had an even more tough production error, but she still moved fast and tried moving forward. Sabrina was walking all over the temple and it was clear she paid no attention to Olmec when he was giving the temple rundown. Overall, this was one of the worst temple teams ever. Their only saving grace was their moat dominance which was actually pretty impressive given how difficult the moat was in S1L5. But other than that, they barely advanced by two close rounds and Sabrina the Man sucked big time in the temple. Which is why "Blackbeard" will be the final team in the bottom 10. :roll:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 27, 2015, 03:56:17 PM
I thought for sure Smashed Printing Plate was gonna be the next time featured. But Blackbeard deserves it even more. :oops: This temple run was just a disgrace. And poor James never even got to enter the temple thanks to Sabrina's incompetence. :roll:

And Blackbeard is definitely NOT "the first episode ever recorded." Just because it says "Episode 1" on it, doesn't make it the first ever episode. It may have been the planned first episode, it may have been the first episode edited. But it's NOT the pilot episode. Kirk even said himself there was no pilot episode filmed before hand. Which explains why the entirety of Season 1 was so sloppily produced all together. The people here who used to call this the pilot episode just like to think they know what they're talking about. It just shows how gullible people are. Blackbeard was just another S1L5 episode, just like Ponce de Leon, Oracle Bowl, etc. Hell didn't they share the same moat rejects in a different episode that filming day too? If there was no pilot episode filmed before hand, then I refuse to call it the pilot episode. And I'm glad you brought that up in your above review too.
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 27, 2015, 04:28:21 PM
Yeah, I was going to originally pick Frederick Douglass over Blackbeard. Especially since the Red Jaguars were cheated and unremarkable in that episode, while the Blackbeard kids did okay pre-temple round for a Season 1 team. But then I remembered how awful Sabrina was in the temple. She got lost in the easiest rooms and didn't know the right way to go in the temple. At least Dana got a chance to go to the temple in her run. :oops:

And yeah, there is no way that Blackbeard was a pilot episode. I will give credit to Renegade for correctly guessing that it was the very first episode, but I don't agree that it was a pilot episode that was taped separately. First off, it would make no sense that they used S1L5 layout for one day with the Wheel Room and then switch to S1L1 for their official taping. Secondly, the temple run in Blackbeard is a lot smoother than Galileo or Dead Man's Hand temple run. In Galileo especially, Kirk sounded so awkward. My guess is that Blackbeard was originally suppose to be for S1L1, but they had to postpone it due to time constraints. Which is why there are a lot bad edits like the butt shot in the moat, no historical figure in the legend, the SoK music ending prematurely, and the atrocious camerawork during the temple run. But Blacbeard was definitely taped in S1L5 entirely because 1.) The moat rejects from this episode appeared in Leonardo Da Vinci and 2.) The temple games are similar to the other episodes that day, especially Ponce de Leon. ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 27, 2015, 04:35:51 PM
Yeah, I always thought Blackbeard was just postponed from being the actual first episode due to time constraints. Because like you said, it would make no sense to use S1L5 as a temple layout, then switch right back to S1L1 the next day. And while the editing throughout the whole episode was bad, it was filmed much more smoothly than all the S1L1 episodes were. Including Belshazzar, which also had a S1L5 temple run. Blackbeard was just another S1L5 episode, that just happens to have "Episode 1" labeled on it.

Also, I thought the SOK music ending too early was an early Season 1 quirk? I know it happened in episodes like John Sutter and Alhambra too.
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 27, 2015, 04:43:55 PM
It's possible, because I do believe the music ending did happen in Map to the Lost Gold Mine. I think it happened in Golden Ship also. And those episodes had the weird sounding SoK buzzers. But yeah, Blackbeard being postponed for S1L5 makes the most sense to me. Especially when the Belshazzar temple run was also taped in S1L5. But it was definitely not a separately taped episode before Belshazzar because that episode runs much smoother than the S1L1 episodes. I mean episode like Belshazzar, Galileo, and Dead Man's Hand had the "find one of the ______ and bring it back to the rightful owner" lines. That was not in Blackbeard. Same with the "Actually, it's Olmec's Temple" which was dropped in Golden Cricket Cage.
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 27, 2015, 04:50:51 PM
Yeah, S1L2 had the weird sounding SOK buzzers, but S1L1 had normal sounding ones. As bad as Blackbeard's episode was, I can't believe people think there's this scientific theory that Blackbeard is the "first episode recorded." It may be labeled "Episode 1," but it's NOT a pilot episode. Not that it excuses the bad episode in any way. But still, there was no pilot. :roll:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 27, 2015, 04:54:04 PM
If there was pilot, then there would be no reason for Belshazzar to be postponed in the first place. After all, Kirk said the very first episode took 18 hours to tape? That had to be Belshazzar, which was why the temple run was postponed. Man, I really wonder how Katherine and Sean did it? I would love to get an interview from them. :o

Also, the next team will be Smashed Printing Plate for sure. This has to be the most unlikable team on the show. Obnoxious, cheaters, and both runners were incompetent in the temple. At least Golden Cricket Cage kids weren't extra loud or cheated. :oops:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 27, 2015, 04:57:18 PM
No, but the Cricket Cage kids did have ADHD tendacies like fidgeting and acting extra hyper when LOSING in the temple. But at least they didn't cheat their way through the temple. Smashed Printing Plate is the most unlikeable team for sure. That's just an episode I've only seen once, and haven't watched it again ever since. Nor do I plan to. :oops:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on February 28, 2015, 01:14:44 AM
Time for a new ranking! This time, it is a team that we have talked about for a while now. :afro:

110. Jason and Dana, Smashed Printing Plate
- 3rd in Moat
- 2nd in Steps of Knowledge
- Swept the Purple Parrots in the temple games
- Out of time in the temple run

Don't be fooled by the stats above, this was not a good team. In fact, this had to be one of the most disliked teams on the show. Jason and Dana were nothing but no good cheaters and incompetent throughout their episode. And Dana was one of the most obnoxious girls on the show. The Purple Parrots should've been the temple team in this episode. They outperformed the Red Jaguars in the first two rounds. And while the Red Jaguars did sweep the temple games, it was not impressive at all. When you compare it to "Mystical Spellbook" from the same day, Dana and Jason were not dominant at all. And there is no way I am going to let Jason get a free pass for trying to cheat also. In the team game, the teams had to cross to the other side by choosing the right path with the sinking steps. Well, Jason tried to skip one row of steps by jumping to the second row. This was not how the game worked because the players were suppose to choose the correct path all the way to the end. Luckily, he chose the wrong sinking step anyways. But still, this cheating is unforgivable.

The temple run was a huge disaster too. Between Dana's constant shouting and Jason's incompetence, it was really hard to enjoy this run. Although you wonder why Dana was shouting non-stop? Jason was a f**king moron. The body moved slow in almost every room he entered. In the Room of the Ancient Warriors, when the first armor didn't work, he backtracked to the Chamber for no reason at all. After figuring out that he was suppose to go to the Shrine, he turns around and finishes the incomplete Ancient Warriors objective. Amazingly, he assembles the Silver Monkey in a good time. But it doesn't take long for him to mess up again since he missed the Dark Forest shortcut. Luckily, the Secret Password-Bog door was open so he caught a lucky break there and saved some time. In the Dark Forest, he meets his second temple guard where the Temple Spirit is moving his arms around like crazy while Jason is just staring at them. For f**k sake Jason, just get your ass out of the temple! :roll: Dana, with very little time, still managed to screw up in the temple herself. She took the wrong door in the Ledges which sent her to the bottom of the Pit. -___________- Okay, I give up with this team. :roll:

Overall, this was one of the worst teams to enter the temple and they barely miss out of the bottom 10 teams. The Purple Parrots were a better team and they should've gone to the temple. No excuses for Jason and Dana's poor temple run either. Lissy and Nate from "Queen Boadicea" had an identical layout, and they almost pulled off a win! One of the most unlikable teams ever, and that is because everything they did was painful to watch. :roll:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on February 28, 2015, 03:50:29 PM
Overall, this was one of the worst teams to enter the temple and they barely miss out of the bottom 10 teams. The Purple Parrots were a better team and they should've gone to the temple. No excuses for Jason and Dana's poor temple run either. Lissy and Nate from "Queen Boadicea" had an identical layout, and they almost pulled off a win! One of the most unlikable teams ever, and that is because everything they did was painful to watch. :roll:

The Smashed Printing Plate and Queen Boadicea runs did not have identical paths. Jason and Dana were allowed to progress directly from the Chamber of the Sacred Markers to the Room of the Ancient Warriors (the King's Storeroom could have been completed if Jason chose to head there from the Pit, but would have ended up heading down to the Chamber of the Sacred Markers anyway); Lissy and Nate were forced to complete the King's Storeroom objective in addition to the Chamber of the Sacred Markers. Additionally, Nate was only given the option to head down to the Dark Forest from the Shrine, while multiple doors opened from the Shrine for Jason.
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on February 28, 2015, 04:32:07 PM
Oh man, this team. :roll: This was by far one of the most undeserved teams to ever make it past the moat, let alone to the temple. I don't care if the Purple Parrots got destroyed in the temple games, they would've done a MUCH better job in the temple than those two worthless losers did. Jason sucked, did multiple things wrong in the temple, and Dana was by far the most unlikeable contestant in the history of the show. They deserve the criticism they get, and I'm glad they ranked as low as they did. How this team gets treated like a charity case is beyond me. Even if there was zero cheating all episoe, I would still hate them. This temple run, like Lucky Pig, Enormous Feather, etc. was just a pathetic loss. Very pathetic team in every aspect. :roll:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on March 01, 2015, 01:37:16 AM
Overall, this was one of the worst teams to enter the temple and they barely miss out of the bottom 10 teams. The Purple Parrots were a better team and they should've gone to the temple. No excuses for Jason and Dana's poor temple run either. Lissy and Nate from "Queen Boadicea" had an identical layout, and they almost pulled off a win! One of the most unlikable teams ever, and that is because everything they did was painful to watch. :roll:

The Smashed Printing Plate and Queen Boadicea runs did not have identical paths. Jason and Dana were allowed to progress directly from the Chamber of the Sacred Markers to the Room of the Ancient Warriors (the King's Storeroom could have been completed if Jason chose to head there from the Pit, but would have ended up heading down to the Chamber of the Sacred Markers anyway); Lissy and Nate were forced to complete the King's Storeroom objective in addition to the Chamber of the Sacred Markers. Additionally, Nate was only given the option to head down to the Dark Forest from the Shrine, while multiple doors opened from the Shrine for Jason.

The only real difference between the two runs was that Nate and Lissy were forced to go into the King's Storeroom. And the temple guard placement was a little deeper into the temple in Smashed Printing Plate.The real reason I compared them was because both teams swept the temple games, both were Red Jaguars, and both had Headless Kings artifacts. Sorry if that was confusing because it even confused me when I read it. :afro: But other than that, both Red Jaguar teams had a similar path  Lissy and especially Nate made better time than Jason in the temple. While there were multiple doors open for Jason from the Shrine, he really should've saw the Dark Forest door open. Other contestants like Tiffani and Tess saw all of their doors open and they still used the Shrine shortcut. Jason just wasn't attentive at all in the temple. I think the Queen Boadicea team would've won in the Printing Plate layout due to having one less guard. And I think the last guard was in the Crypt in Printing Plate too?

Oh man, this team. :roll: This was by far one of the most undeserved teams to ever make it past the moat, let alone to the temple. I don't care if the Purple Parrots got destroyed in the temple games, they would've done a MUCH better job in the temple than those two worthless losers did. Jason sucked, did multiple things wrong in the temple, and Dana was by far the most unlikeable contestant in the history of the show. They deserve the criticism they get, and I'm glad they ranked as low as they did. How this team gets treated like a charity case is beyond me. Even if there was zero cheating all episoe, I would still hate them. This temple run, like Lucky Pig, Enormous Feather, etc. was just a pathetic loss. Very pathetic team in every aspect. :roll:

Coincidentally, I would support all the Purple Parrot teams in the losses you posted. :P I hated this episode and team since day one. Dana was so f'ing obnoxious in this episode. She kept making faces when Olmec/Kirk was talking to her and she kept shouting during the temple run. :x I like how with very little time to herself she still screws up in the temple. :roll: Jason was no prize either and I could see why Dana was shouting at him. I am so glad to get this team out of the way because they really are on of my most hated teams ever. At least Golden Cricket Cage's team can be entertaining to make fun of. :lol: :oops:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on March 01, 2015, 04:14:04 PM
The Royal Torque team would've won with Smashed Printing Plate's layout, I don't care who went first. So I really don't see how this is confusing at all. I mean, Lissy and Nate had a MUCH harder layout, yet they actually reached their artifact. Yet Jason and Dana had every single shortcut possible opened to them, but failed miserably. There was no excuse for this bad performance. Jason deserves all the criticism he gets. So thus, it's not hard to see that any average team would've won with Smashed Printing Plate's layout. :roll:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on March 02, 2015, 12:33:31 AM
Another day another ranking! This time, it is outer space's favorite team. :afro:

109. Karisa and David, Enormous Feather
- 4th in Moat
- 2nd in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat the Purple Parrots in a 1-1 tiebreaker
- Failed escape temple run

I haven't even started the rankings yet and this team is already making my blood boil. :x You might wonder why a team that reached the artifact rank so low? Well, it is for two reasons: 1.) They barely scraped by every round of the temple and 2.) Karisa was one of the worst second runners of Season 3. Before we touch the temple run, let's talk about the Orange Iguanas pre-temple round. That is right, they literally did the bare minimum to pass each round. That is like the definition of scraping by. :roll: In the moat, the Orange Iguanas barely beat out the Green Monkeys for the last spot. In the SoK, the Purple Parrots got all 3 of their questions right before the Orange Iguanas even tried to answer. The temple games had the Orange Iguanas win their individual games, but they got slaughtered in the team game by the Purple Parrots. Seriously, Purple won 4-1 in the swinging bag game. Just like all Orange-Purple episodes, the Orange Iguans omnce again beat the Purple Parrots in the tiebreaker. :?

The temple run was one of the most frustrating temple runs in the history of the show. David was a pretty quick frontrunner and made good time on the bottom floor. He was taken out in the Dark Forest with around 2 minutes left. Karisa... she was the exact opposite of David. TMH put it perfectly when he said that she was "the most retarded girl of Season 3". Seriously, this girl f**ked up this run big time. She was taking her sweet ass time in the temple. For example, in the Pit of the Pendulum, she spent extra time just trying to drop down safely. After slowly walking along the bottom floor, she finally makes her way into the Quicksand Bog. But wait! She wastes even more time getting confused by the room objective! HOW DO YOU GET CONFUSED IN THE QUICKSAND BOG! It is like getting confused in the Treasure Room. :roll: :roll: :roll: When she finally figures out that she has to go up, she still is moving slow and looks lost. :x Both David and Kirk were getting impatient with her. After wasting time in the Shrine and Ancient Warriors, the door to the King's Storeroom opens with 20 seconds left. But Karisa is still moving like a f**king snail. Time ends in the Pit of the Pendulum. Way to go Karisa, you really blew it this time. We all wish that your temple run ended in triple capture. :roll:

Overall, this was a horrible team. They literally scraped by every round and Karisa was a horrible player in general. The Purple Parrots were definitely the clear cut better team in this episode. Especially considered they finished first in every round. This team reminds me of "Lucky Pig" where one player carried the team all day (David) while the other player f**ked everything up (Karisa). The only reason they didn't rank lower was because David was a pretty good contestant all day and the team actually managed to reach the artifact too. Other than that, Karisa had no business being on the show in the first place. :roll: And don't fall for what people say about the "War Fan" team too. While the Silver Snakes in that episode got to the temple the exact same way as the Orange Iguanas in this episode, they were also a better and more competitive. And their temple run is way more forgivable than this one. Screw you Karisa. :x
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on March 02, 2015, 04:47:53 PM
Dang, this features one of the worst players in the shows history. This episode is like a spitting image of Lucky Pig, where the male player drags the entire team through the episode because the female player is completely useless. In this case, David is the strong player, and Karisa is the like Renegade said "the most retarded contestant of Season 3." The Purple Parrots (like most of these episodes) should've gone to the temple. This Orange Iguana team did NOT deserve to go to the temple at all. They barely scraped by, lucked into their temple games, and then did a terrible job in the temple thanks to Karisa. All while the Purple Parrots were first in the moat, first in the steps, only to lose at the tiebreaker, again. :roll: So what if they only won the third temple game? The Metal Beard team only won their third game, as did the Lucky Pillow team. It's not like the Purple Parrots were a weak team all episode, unlike the Orange Iguanas were. And don't even get me started on Karisa getting confused in the QUICKSAND BOG! Even TPP went nuts on that back when he wrote an episode summary of this episode in the Daily Episode Log. Can you blame him too? The saddest thing about this episode is even if Karisa went first, it still would've been a loss. I'm willing to bet she would only give David 40-50 seconds of time left to try to finish the job. :roll: Terrible temple run, it should've been the Purple Parrots. How outer space thought this was a good Orange Iguanas team and that they deserved to go to the temple is beyond me. This temple run could've been an amazing win if David didn't get paired up with Karisa. -_-
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on March 03, 2015, 12:14:36 AM
outer space had the worst opinions on this forum. I am not going to hide this fact either. :shock: His love for Enormous Feather is so irrational and stupid because he would criticize the War Fan team for the exact same thing! And the War Fan team got to the temple the exact same way as the Enormous Feather team. -_- And I agree, I would support the Purple Parrots team easily in this episode. This is one of those teams I am shocked that even made it to the temple. The Purple Parrots were better in every way, but the Orange Iguanas fluked their way into ANOTHER temple run appearance. I think Sir Gawain is the only tolerable Orange-Purple episode in Season 3. O_o. Karisa was just a sorry excuse for a contestant and I can't believe how slow she was moving. :x Like seriously, you have the artifact in your hand why are you still walking so slow? :roll: Screw this episode, I hope I never have to watch it again. :x

Man, a lot of Enormous Feather talk lately. :lol: Luckily, we are done with this team now and hopefully I don't have to talk about or review this episode again. :afro: :oops:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on March 03, 2015, 02:28:02 PM

108. Garrett and Rinette, Mata Hari
- 1st in Moat
- 1st in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat the Blue Barracudas 1.5-0.5 in the temple games
- Out of time in the temple

Nothing really to say about this team except that they were one of the dozens unremarkable and forgettable teams from Season 1. Looking at the stats for this episode, the Silver Snakes looked like a good team before the temple run. I mean they did finish first in the first two rounds of their episode. But this low ranking is mostly for the free pass the Silver Snakes got in the temple games. This episode has to feature one of the most poorly officiated temple games round on the show. In Season 1, there were a lot of temple games that were determined the winner by being "further along" if the temple game ended in a tie. It was a judgement called, but most of the time it was easy to determine the winner. In this episode though, Kirk took the "furthest along" rule too seriously. In Rinette's temple game, the players had to grab a plain book and swap it with a signature book on the other side of a wall. Well, the final temple game score was 2-2. Instead of calling it a tie, Kirk said that Rinette won because she was "further along" than Brian of the Blue Barracudas. Which was utter bull because they were both neck-and-neck. This temple game should've been a tie. Garrett lost to pretty bad to a girl in the second temple game. In the team game, Kirk awards the Silver Snakes with ANOTHER "furthest along" win. But both teams only transferred 1 secret document a piece, and the Silver Snakes were not that far ahead in this temple game. So this one should've been a tie also. I am not sure on what grounds that Kirk thought the Silver Snakes were a better team in either temple game, but it screwed the Blue Barracudas over and they really should've gone to the temple with a 2-1.5 score. Although watching the Blue Barracuda girl in the team game having a hard time climbing the dragon tunnel, I guess it was a good thing that the Silver Snakes went to the temple.  :shock:

The temple run was unremarkable also. Garrett was a little slow for a frontrunner. He had trouble maneuvering through certain rooms like the Cave of Sighs and Holes of Python. He also spent too much time on certain objectives also. Despite these troubles, he was still did a decent job, but got removed one room away from the artifact with 44 seconds. Rinette on the other hand was a sorry excuse for a second runner. She moved SO DAMN SLOW in the temple. I know 44 seconds is not a lot of time, but she wasn't even trying at all. She was taking her sweet old time in all of the temple rooms she entered. She only entered the Holes of Python when time was up for her team. Just like Lauren from "Dried Apple Half", Rinette was a pathetic second runner (minus the screaming luckily). This team ranks low mainly because of her. She does not get a free pass because of having little time. A lot of contestants had the same time as her, but they used it wisely even if their team wasn't successful. Rinette, who was two years older than Garrett, was a lost cause and if she went into the temple first then it would've been another "Lucky Pig" type run. :roll:

Overall, this team ranks low for two reasons: the undeserving temple run appearance and Rinette. They really had no business in the temple and only won the temple games because of the shoddy officiating. And the Blue Barracudas were a terrible team too, so they faced weak competition to get here. Also, Rinette was a very poor second runner. You are 14-years old and you move slower than John from "Golden Cricket Cage" in the temple? :roll: Unremarkable team is unremarkable.
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on March 03, 2015, 05:16:28 PM
Kind of surprised to see the Mata Hari team rank this low. But thanks to the temple games, it does make sense. Kirk just had no idea what he was doing in the temple games. Although the Silver Snakes looked like a MUCH stronger team than Blue Barracudas were. I would hate to see that girl in the temple. :roll: And the temple run really wasn't that bad at all. I didn't think Gareth was slow at all. He actually moved pretty fast. He just had a hard time manuvering through tight spaces because he was rather chubby. So I really don't see the problem with him. He was MUCH better than say.... Kristen from Lucky Pig.

Rinette on the other hand, was a lost cause. Imagine if she had gone in first. It would've been another Blackbeard esque temple run. :roll: And don't give me that "But she didn't have enough time!" excuse. She was too slow and didn't make ANY effort whatsoever. Any second runner that just walks through every room, no matter how much time is left, deserves to be criticized. Period. End of story. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on March 03, 2015, 11:38:48 PM
It was tough for me to rank this team low. After all, Garrett and Rinette were first in both the moat and SoK! But I found this episode to be another Lucky Pig episode where one player was strong all day while the other player was dead weight. Example: Garrett got all the questions correct in the SoK just like Scott did in his episode. But at least in Mata Hari, the better player got to go into the temple first. But still, Rinette was a horrible player in this episode. She was two years older than Garrett, but performed on the same level as John and Tia. :roll: The temple games was one of the reasons why I placed them this low. They were pretty much on par with the Blue Barracudas competition wise. If anything, this episode should've gone to Blue. But I guess that was a good thing they didn't win because GiGi sucked. :afro:

I don't mind Garrett in the temple. I felt that he could've moved faster, but he still made good time and was always trying for the shortest route at least. Better than James from Lost Fountain of Youth who just walked through the whole temple and missed an easy shortcut. :roll: I wish Garrett would've moved a little faster. But that doesn't excuse Rinette with a shit performance though. Why on earth are you moving that slow? You still had a chance to reach the artifact if you really worked hard. It would've been a close call but if David from Lawrence of Arabia could complete the bottom floor in 26 seconds, you should have enough time to make it to the top floor with 44 seconds. Horrible player that would've made it another Lucky Pig run if she went in first. :oops:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on March 04, 2015, 02:55:52 PM
No rest for the wicked, because time for another ranking!

107. Jessica and Robert, Lost Logbooks
- 1st in Moat
- 2nd in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat the Orange Iguanas 1.5-0.5 in the temple games
- Triple capture in the temple

Another day, another Season 1 team. This episode features the first time the rare Blue-Orange temple games occurred AND the only time Blue beat Orange in the temple games. Unfortunately, this beautiful combination is wasted on a lackluster and forgettable team. This was yet ANOTHER "Lucky Pig" type team where one player does all the work and the other player sucks. In this case, it is Jessica that is Kristen and Robert that is Scott. There is really not a lot of things to say about this team. Their only real strong point was finishing first in the moat. In the Steps of Knowledge, the Blue Barracudas got two wrong answers. Also, Robert was the one providing all the answers to the team while all Jessica was doing was relaying them to Olmec. And she wasn't even speaking loud enough either. -_- They were not much better in the temple games. Jessica was AWFUL in her temple game. Jessica and the Orange Iguanas girl had to climb to the top of a slippery slide to grab a bag of spice and bring it back down. Well, Jessica didn't even reach the top once and kept falling down. The Orange Iguanas girl whooped her ass and almost beat her 3-0. Robert was a little better in his temple game, but the Orange Iguanas boy was strong too and beat him by a hair. Jessica almost lost the team game for her team because she missed a couple of crows in their team basket. With their only victory over the Orange Iguanas, get prepared for a disappointing temple run!

Season 1 is famous for having production errors and dead ends. This ruined a lot of teams during this season. But so did bad players, like Jessica in this temple run. Robert was a very fast temple runner. He had some bad luck in the Room of the Harmonic Convergence where he met a temple guard AND a dead end. After trying every single combination possible, no door opened even though it sounded like one should've. He was smart enough to backtrack through and enter the Heart Room. Unfortunately, he was removed by a temple guard as he almost escaped him. :lol: Jessica was a sorry excuse for a second runner though. She was very slow and was clearly not paying attention. She entered the Room of Harmonic Convergence and tried the objective again even though Robert clearly tried it earlier. After having no luck (as if a new door was going to open :roll:), she slowly follows Robert's path again. She heads into the Shrine and spends a long time with the Silver Monkey. In fact, this episode featured the longest Silver Monkey assembly. After she miraculously gets it put together, time is running short but she still has some time to grab the Logbooks. Unfortunately, she meets her last guard in the Pirate's Cove with only a half-pendant. Ending the run with the second slowest triple capture on the show. :roll:

Overall, this as a lackluster and boring temple team. Robert was good, but Jessica was a lost cause and dragged this team down a lot. Even though the half-pendant was obscure in the temple, this team wouldn't have won anyways because Jessica was so damn slow. I guess whenever an artifact is located in the Dungeon, the team is suppose to be trash. :roll: Too bad, because this was the only time Blue beat Orange in the temple games. :(
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on March 04, 2015, 03:52:05 PM
It's Robert, not James.

And I agree, this episode was just as filler as it gets. The sad thing is, it was filmed on the same exact day as Lucky Pig. :oops: The only thing I even remember about this episode was the rare Blue/Orange pair, and all the dead ends in the temple run. That's it. And by the way, this was the second shortest triple capture on the show. Lost Taj Mahal Turban was shorter by only four seconds. What a shame too, I really like Blue/Orange as a temple game match up. Fortunately, the next episode to feature it was MUCH better.
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on March 04, 2015, 10:45:38 PM
Lost Logbooks was a such a boring and uneventful episode. Blue/Orange deserved to be used in a better episode, not on trash like this one. Leonardo Da Vinci was a much better episode than this one when it comes to Blue/Orange. ;) Probably the only episode with that combo I even like. :afro: Jessica is the only real reason why this team ranks so low too. So slow and terrible in every room she entered. It felt like almost every other Season 1 temple run had a fast male runner but a slow female runner. Triple capture or not, this team would've loss. :afro:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on March 04, 2015, 11:15:48 PM
Two team rankings in the same day? Well, I had to review this team because I felt that their ranking would be interesting. :P

106. Kim and Billy, Lost Hammer
- 1st in Moat
- 2nd in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat the Orange Iguanas 2-1 in the temple games
- Out of time in the temple

Season 1 had a lot of bad players, and this run is famous for having one of the stupidest players in the history of the show. You might even be surprised how high this team ranks because of how bad said player was. Well, what makes these rankings different from the rest is that we are taking both the temple run and previous rounds performance into consideration. Kim and Billy were actually a really strong team before the temple. They were first in the moat despite being behind half of the other teams early on. During the temple games, Kim and Billy both won their individual games. Billy even dominated his temple game with a score of like 7-3. Hell, they were impressive in the team game despite it being a tie. The Orange Iguanas scored to pull ahead near the end of time, but Kim makes a last second grab and gets her hammer into the bucket literally before time is up to tie the game. Their dominance was actually pretty solid for a very early Season 1 team. Unfortunately, it falls apart in the temple run... :roll:

The temple run... if you haven't seen it or heard about then you should get prepared and clear your brain because what I am about to tell you is the truth. Kim's performance is about to blow your mind. :shock: After starting off by taking the high road, Kim enters the Pit and and tries to enter the lower level. Wait, what are you doing?! ARE YOU REALLY TRYING TO KNOCK ON THE DOORS TO OPEN THEM?! No seriously, Kim did not know how to open any of the doors in the Pit. She literally tried knocking on the doors and forcing them open with her hands. How could you be this dumb? Doesn't the giant button right next to the door mean anything to you? Even John and Tia knew what a button looked like! While all this is happening, you can hear Kirk and a few people in the crowd shouting at her. Yeah, it turned out to be that bad. After realizing what she needed to do, she finally enters the Heart Room. Another room that is filled with actuators. You know what that means? More confusion and shouting. It got so bad that the producers sent a mercy guard into the Heart Room. Seriously, he had to be a mercy guard because it took him a long time to come out and he left so abruptly. After spending almost another minute in the Heart Room, she finally finds the button to go down to the Throne Room. And oh sweet baby Jesus, there is a temple guard there to take her out! With only 1:18 to himself, Billy did a pretty good job in the temple. He moved pretty quick and was smart enough to dodge the Heart Room detour. Unfortunately, he wasted time trying to climb the useless webbing in the Spider's Lair. Smart move, but it should've been obvious that he couldn't have reached the top. After giving up, he bypasses the Tomb of the Ancient Kings shortcut and rides the elevator up to the Torch Room where time ends.

Believe me, everything I said about the temple run is true. Kim was by far one of the most incompetent and clueless players on the show. If you don't know how the easiest thing in the temple works, then you have no business being there in the first place. Billy made a couple of mistakes himself, but they were no where near the level of fail as Kim. :roll: What an awful and unforgiving performance. This team was a classic example of "wasted potential". They were strong before the temple run, but blew their load in the temple. And it is all thanks to Kim. :roll: Despite the epic fail that is the temple run, they are not the worst team on the show either. Their early temple round dominance saves them from having a lower spot.

Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on March 05, 2015, 03:03:37 PM
And here is yet another ranking! This one was short and sweet though because there is not a lot to say about this team. :afro:

105. Christina and Evan, Shiva
- 2nd in Moat
- 2nd in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat the Silver Snakes 1.5-0.5 in the temple games
- Out of time in the temple

ANOTHER Season 1 team ranking?! It should be no surprise really to see so many of their teams rank this low. The talent level during this season was inferior to the later seasons. Not all players from this season were bad, but a majority of them were either average or sucked. The team in this episode was just average. Unlike the other rankings I did, I am not going to go in depth with this team. The numbers above can describe how mediocre they were. The temple run was just your typical Season 1 run with a long path and a slow team that didn't know what they were doing. Christina did alright as a frontrunner. She took the direct path route in the temple, which forced her team all the way up the central shaft. But still, she actually made decent time in the temple and was removed with around two minutes after a trip up the central shaft. Evan was pretty sucky though, and he moved so slow following up on Christina's path. Even Kirk was getting impatient with his lack of speed. :roll: In the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, he butchered the monkey pretty bad. Just look at TSM's sig for reference! Not as bad as Larry from "Mary Shelley", but it might be runner-up for worse Silver Monkey ever! So yeah, that is all I have to say about this team. They were weak all day and didn't come close to the artifact during the temple run. Just another Season 1 team that you will forget about because they are unremarkable. :oops:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on March 05, 2015, 03:41:00 PM
Man, so much to respond to, it's overwelming. O_O

1. Lost Logbooks was a terrible team. Blue/Orange deserved better than that. You're right.

2. Lost Hammer sucked too. Stupid Kim, press a damn button.

3. Shiva was a boring filler episode. Christina? Evan? Who?

Sorry for the short response, but this is just way too much. Great repsonses, keep up the good work. But this is too much for me right now. :( :oops:
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on March 05, 2015, 04:57:51 PM
No worries, I don't expect you to reply to every single ranking. I realize it is a lot to talk about, and I don't want to overwhelm anyone with this. It's just something I like to do with my posts. I do it on every forum I go to. But I really appreciate the feedback. ;)

And there is nothing good about any of these teams that are worth saying. Lost Logbooks and Shiva were so uneventful that there is not much needed to be say about it. And we all know how Lost Hammer went. PUSH THE BUTTON, KIM! :x

I will make more rankings sometime tomorrow. ;)
Title: Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
Post by: The Red Jaguars on March 25, 2015, 12:41:17 AM
I want to carry on with this rankings, even if it means I am the only one posting. Since I want to complete this list anyways. I have a lot of catching up to do, but here are a couple of teams that will make the list:

104. Irish and Brian, Bent Shaving Pan
- 3rd in the Moat
- 1st in the Steps
- Beat the Green Monkeys in a 1.5-1.5 tiebreaker
- Out of time in the temple

The Orange Iguanas in this episode were just average when it comes to Season 3 teams. To start, Irish and Brian were one of the last two teams to make it across the moat. During the SoK, Irish got one answer wrong and Olmec didn't even get a chance to reveal his choices. They were still the first team to head to the temple games, but it was surprising that they edged out the Red Jaguars who were on the second to last step already. The temple games came down to a tiebreaker, but both individual games were one-sided. Irish bombed her temple game because she kept choosing the wrong sequence of steps during the "sinking steps" game. Brian on the other hand really dominated by the Green Monkeys boy in his temple game. The team game had the "boulder throwing game" where it ended in a 2-2 tie, which was a little better than other teams that used this game. The one thing that I do have to say that impressed me about the Orange Iguanas was that they both answered Olmec's tiebreaker question correctly at the same time.

The temple run was a disappointing for Season 3 standards. Irish was one of the slowest runners of the third season. Even though she made it one room away from the artifact, it should not take you 2:30 to do so. And this is including her taking the Shrine shortcut also. Her main problem was that she spent a very long time on most of her room objectives. People always give Brittany from "Lost Whale Bone" a hard time for moving slow in the temple, but she made better time than Irish. You can argue that the one room away guard was unfair, but Irish should also not have such little time on the clock. Brian was a pretty slow second runner also. He had little time to make progress, but he still moved so damn slow and was taking his sweet time moving through all the rooms. Aside from the one room away guard, this layout was pretty fair. If a fast team like "Discarded Seal" had this layout, they probably would've won. Irish and Brian were a pretty poor team for Season 3 standards and on the entire show.

103. Steven and Jessie, Silk Sash
- 4th in the Moat
- 2nd in the Steps
- Beat the Green Monkeys 2-0.5 in the temple games
- Out of time in the temple