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The Temple => The Heart Room => Topic started by: Olmec on June 25, 2006, 05:46:09 PM

Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: Olmec on June 25, 2006, 05:46:09 PM
Post your strats for temple runs here!

~If the artifact is on the upper floor, start out in the lower floor & curve around. There is usually a temple guard in the entrance room on the same floor as the artifact. This rarely differs.
~Try to avoid a vertical trek through the center column. It usually is no good, but some exceptions (The Jeweled Scabbard of Sfroza).
~If the artifact is in the upper left room & you're in the Dark Forest, just bust through the wall. It's quicker to climb up to the room, than to assemble a dreaded siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilver monkey.
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: PhantomBPR on June 25, 2006, 05:53:48 PM
I got one.

~Hope that the tech crew screws up and the locked door opens.
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: Olmec on June 25, 2006, 06:24:58 PM
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I got one.

~Hope that the tech crew screws up and the locked door opens.


Haha, gotta love Mask of Shaka Zulu.
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: nicklegends on June 25, 2006, 07:31:00 PM
I would send in my partner first so I could be the one that wouldn't have to worry about temple guards, and then do every objective as quickly as possible, while taking a short-as-possible path to the artifact. I'd dash through the Dark Forest completely, if I had to enter it, to avoid any temple spirits (like Joel did in te Iron Nose Ring episode.)

That's pretty much it--go in second, and run like a madman. It's not a complex routine, but it would work.
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: dshban on June 25, 2006, 07:35:24 PM
nicklegends, you stole my answer.  :D
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: dshban on June 25, 2006, 07:38:42 PM
Another thing, I hate it when, for example, an artifact is hidden in the center room. They (almost) always press that actuator - its not going to open, moron! Or in the interview for one of the episodes, I cant remember which. The artifact was in the Throne Room (season 1). The girl said she was going to run into the ledges, go into the pit, and then go straight in the throne room and get the artifact.







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HELLO? IDIOT?? THATS NOT GOING TO WORK!?!

Naturally, they didn't get the artifact.

So I guess my strategy would be

- if the artifact is either in the central column of rooms, or the ones next to it, don't try and go straight there.
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: nicklegends on June 25, 2006, 07:40:31 PM
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Another thing, I hate it when, for example, an artifact is hidden in the center room. They (almost) always press that actuator - its not going to open, moron! Or in the interview for one of the episodes, I cant remember which. The artifact was in the Throne Room (season 1). The girl said she was going to run into the ledges, go into the pit, and then go straight in the throne room and get the artifact.







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HELLO? IDIOT?? THATS NOT GOING TO WORK!?!

Naturally, they didn't get the artifact.

Yeah, but then there are the times when it does work exactly as the teams plan (Shaka Zulu).
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: mikeofnash on June 25, 2006, 07:45:33 PM
After grabbing the artifact, just go straight across the top of the three-tier level. DON'T GO DOWN! YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE! Aw, too late.

Oh, yeah, only listen to Kirk shout orders during the run 50% of the time.
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: dshban on June 25, 2006, 07:56:54 PM
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Yeah, but then there are the times when it does work exactly as the teams plan (Shaka Zulu).


Correction. There is the time. Once, and it was (presumably) a production error. The only way these strategies could be used would be if the show comes back (lets hope), at which point the door system will be all high-tech and probably won't falter like that.
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: PhantomBPR on June 25, 2006, 08:00:23 PM
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After grabbing the artifact, just go straight across the top of the three-tier level. DON'T GO DOWN! YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE! Aw, too late.

Oh, yeah, only listen to Kirk shout orders during the run 50% of the time.

What's up with that anyway? Why can't they ever get out through the bottom? The Ledges?
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: Mstrgmr on June 26, 2006, 12:38:22 AM
Quote from: ""mikeofnash""
After grabbing the artifact, just go straight across the top of the three-tier level. DON'T GO DOWN! YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE! Aw, too late.

Oh, yeah, only listen to Kirk shout orders during the run 50% of the time.

I remember one time, it was faster for the kid to go through The Chamber of the Sacred Markers, so sometimes the second tier might be best
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: nicklegends on June 26, 2006, 06:30:22 AM
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Quote from: ""mikeofnash""
After grabbing the artifact, just go straight across the top of the three-tier level. DON'T GO DOWN! YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE! Aw, too late.

Oh, yeah, only listen to Kirk shout orders during the run 50% of the time.
I remember one time, it was faster for the kid to go through The Chamber of the Sacred Markers, so sometimes the second tier might be best

But consider your options! You can either get down on your hands and knees and crawl through two tiny doors, or you could bound up and down two small sets of stairs. I'd instinctively take the top-most route.
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: Mstrgmr on June 26, 2006, 06:46:20 AM
I would too, but with a running head start, the first one wouldn't be too hard to dive through, and you're also worn out, so climbing stairs could be harded
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: The Mandarin Hand on June 26, 2006, 10:32:20 AM
If the artifact is in the Mine Shaft / the Well / the Dungeon / the Quicksand Bog, and you retrieve it, climb the damn ladder and take the upper route.
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: Mstrgmr on June 26, 2006, 10:39:29 AM
Like the kid in The Lost Hornpipe of the Pirate Captain, pure genius right there
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: Olmec on June 26, 2006, 10:44:00 AM
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If the artifact is in the Mine Shaft / the Well / the Dungeon / the Quicksand Bog, and you retrieve it, climb the damn ladder and take the upper route.

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Like the kid in The Lost Hornpipe of the Pirate Captain, pure genius right there


And unlike Chris in "Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat". He was going up, but Kirk screamed "Bust through the wall!" so Chris jumped from the top of the ladder & went through the wall, only to not get out with the lost lariat. Stupid Kirk...
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: Mstrgmr on June 26, 2006, 10:57:08 AM
Yep, Kirk cost that team a win, Chris knew what to do, until Kirk messed him up
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: Frogger49 on June 28, 2006, 05:55:43 PM
I've got one.  If at all possible, make good use of potential shortcuts, like the two ancillary exits out of the Shrine of the Silver Monkey (Shrine-Bog and Shrine-Forest).
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: Olmec on June 28, 2006, 06:06:28 PM
Good point Frogger49 & welcome to the forums!
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: nicklegends on June 28, 2006, 07:31:50 PM
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Good point Frogger49 & welcome to the forums!

Indeed, it is a good point. I kind of wish there were more of those ''secret passageways,'' though. It would have added a whole lot more variety to the temple runs.
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: The Silver Monkey on June 28, 2006, 07:43:10 PM
Always enter the temple via the same room your partner did *cough*Walking Stick of Harriet Tubman*cough*

But, if they get forced from the cave of size to the room of royal gongs, for example, enter directly into the room of royal gongs.
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: nicklegends on June 28, 2006, 07:48:48 PM
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Always enter the temple via the same room your partner did *cough*Walking Stick of Harriet Tubman*cough*

But, if they get forced from the cave of size to the room of royal gongs, for example, enter directly into the room of royal gongs.

I think the golden rule in a temple run is using the fact that ''the shortest distance between two points is a straight line;'' granted you can't expect to take a path directly to the artifact, but you can almost always cut down the length of your partner's path in the temple.
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: The Mandarin Hand on June 29, 2006, 08:00:36 AM
Here's one.

Pull all three books in the Crypt.  Or hit all three tongues or Royal Gongs.
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: nicklegends on June 29, 2006, 08:10:10 AM
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Here's one.

Pull all three books in the Crypt.  Or hit all three tongues or Royal Gongs.

And what players often didn't realize in that room is that, often, different skeletons opened different doors. Some of them hopped on the opportunity to descend into the Ledges, when they could have probably tried another book and run into the Pit of Despair.
Title: Olmec's Temple Run Strategies!
Post by: Olmec on June 29, 2006, 09:30:05 AM
Yeah, the first one that comes to mind is Brian in The Sacred Ring of Sultan Suleiman