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The Dark Forest / Birthday Notifications
« on: December 07, 2018, 05:11:11 PM »
Anyone else still get e-mails wishing them a happy birthday even though they haven't visited in years?

Bin-zibab.

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Hidden Temple Park / LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE REVIVAL MOVIE
« on: March 01, 2016, 12:13:38 PM »
...as a TV movie. Source

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The Heart Room / The Steps of ... "Knowledge"
« on: September 10, 2015, 04:24:50 PM »
I decided to make a video of every question that completely stumped contestants on the Steps of Knowledge. Check it out !

(P.S.: Hello, I'm alive, hope you all are well, etc. I'm getting old.)

(P.P.S.: WHERE IS MY WEBSITE?)


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The Dark Forest / Password Retrieval System
« on: October 03, 2014, 10:31:29 AM »
I received an e-mail this morning.

Quote
Dear The Mandarin Hand,
This mail was sent because the 'forgot password' function has been applied to your account. To set a new password, click the following link:

Regards,
The Phantom's Temple Team.

I haven't been here in years. Has this applied to anyone else?

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The Heart Room / Maybe a repost, but... Legends stats!
« on: February 05, 2010, 03:51:36 PM »
So last summer I compiled an exhaustive spreadsheet of Legends factoids.  I honestly don't remember if I ever posted it here, but for those interested... here you go.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=K0WC4N6K

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Soundstage 18 / I don't remember Nick Arcade being this awful...
« on: January 06, 2010, 07:05:36 AM »
Watch this and rage.

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The Jesters' Court / Twitter!
« on: September 17, 2009, 07:31:35 PM »
Follow each other moreso than you do here!

http://twitter.com/mhmanos

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The Pit / Legends of the Hidden Temple WIKI!
« on: August 26, 2009, 06:44:46 AM »
So this is what I've been working on.  I need tons of help.  Get cracking!

http://legends.wikia.com

(I have any information that may be missing.)

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The Pit / Regarding Fansites ... GEOCITIES IS CLOSING.
« on: August 25, 2009, 06:48:06 AM »
I didn't know where to put this, but since this is the subforum for fansites, I felt it would be most helpful here.

GeoCities is closing for good in a few months.  I suggest moving your servers if you use it.

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The Heart Room / BEST LEGENDS TEAM - The Temple Games
« on: August 21, 2009, 12:07:40 PM »
I won't put all the info here right away, but here's a bunch.

Frequency of Color Combinations:
11 - Blue Green (Blue 5, Green 6; Green undefeated in Season 1)
11 - Green Silver (Green 6, Silver 5; most frequent of Season 3, 6 times)
10 - Green Purple (Green 6, Purple 4; absent in Season 1;most frequent of Season 3, 6 times)
9 - Red Orange (Red 4, Orange 5; most frequent of Season 2, 5 times; Orange undefeated in Season 1)
9 - Red Silver (Red 2, Silver 7; most frequent of Season 1, 6 times; absent in Season 2; Silver undefeated in Season 3)
9 - Green Orange (Green 4, Orange 5; Orange undefeated in Season 1)
8 - Red Blue (Red 4, Blue 4; Blue undefeated in Season 3)
8 - Red Green (Red 5, Green 3; absent in Season 2)
8 - Blue Purple (Blue 5, Purple 3; Blue undefeated in Season 3)
8 - Orange Purple (Orange 8, Purple 0; Orange undefeated)
7 - Blue Silver (Blue 4, Silver 3; Blue undefeated in Season 3)
7 - Orange Silver (Orange 4, Silver 3; Orange undefeated in Season 3)
6 - Red Purple (Red 5, Purple 1; Red undefeated in Season 1; Red undefeated in Season 3)
6 - Purple Silver (Purple 3, Silver 3;  absent in Season 3)
4 - Blue Orange (Blue 1, Orange 3; Orange undefeated in Season 2; absent in Season 3)

OVERALL VICTORY IN TEMPLE GAMES
67.57% - Orange Iguanas - 25/37 times
51.35% - Blue Barracudas - 19/37 times
51.22% - Silver Snakes - 21/41 times
50.00% - Green Monkeys - 24/48 times
50.00% - Red Jaguars - 20/40 times
29.73% - Purple Parrots - 11/37 times

SEASON 1 ONLY
66.7% - Orange Iguanas - 6 times
57.9% - Silver Snakes - 11 times
55.6% - Red Jaguars - 10 times
44.4% - Green Monkeys - 4 times
43.8% - Blue Barracudas - 7 times
22.2% - Purple Parrots - 2 times

SEASON 2 ONLY
66.7% - Orange Iguanas - 10 times
60.0% - Red Jaguars - 6 times
50.0% - Blue Barracudas - 7 times
50.0% - Silver Snakes - 5 times
41.2% - Purple Parrots - 7 times
35.7% - Green Monkeys - 5 times

SEASON 3 ONLY
71.4% - Blue Barracudas - 5 times
69.2% - Orange Iguanas - 9 times
60.0% - Green Monkeys - 15 times
45.5% - Silver Snakes - 5 times
33.3% - Red Jaguars - 4 times
16.7% - Purple Parrots - 2 times

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The Heart Room / BEST LEGENDS TEAM - The Steps of Knowledge
« on: August 21, 2009, 11:50:19 AM »
First of all, here are the frequencies of every Steps color combination:
16 - Red Blue Green Silver (Most frequent in Season 1, 7 times)
12 - Red Green Orange Silver (Most frequent in Season 3, 7 times)
11 - Red Green Purple Silver (Absent in Season 1; Most frequent in Season 2, 7 times)
9 - Red Blue Green Purple
9 - Red Orange Purple Silver
8 - Red Blue Green Orange
8 - Red Blue Purple Silver (Absent in Season 2)
8 - Blue Green Orange Silver (Least frequent in Season 3, 1 time)
8 - Blue Green Purple Silver (Least frequent in Season 3, 1 time)
6 - Red Blue Orange Silver (Least frequent in Season 3, 1 time; Blue never advanced from this)
6 - Red Green Orange Purple
6 - Green Orange Purple Silver
5 - Red Blue Orange Purple (Least frequent in Season 3, 1 time)
4 - Blue Green Orange Purple (Absent in Season 1)
4 - Blue Orange Purple Silver (Absent in Season 1; Blue never advanced from this)

PERCENTAGE OF ADVANCING TO THE TEMPLE GAMES (OVERALL):
54.8% - Orange Iguanas
53.6% - Purple Parrots
53.5% - Green Monkeys
46.8% - Blue Barracudas
45.4% - Silver Snakes
43.9% - Red Jaguars

SEASON 1 ONLY
61.3% - Silver Snakes - 19 times
54.5% - Red Jaguars - 18 times
53.3% - Blue Barracudas - 16 times
42.9% - Orange Iguanas - 9 times
42.9% - Purple Parrots - 9 times
37.5% - Green Monkeys - 9 times

SEASON 2 ONLY
71.4% - Orange Iguanas - 15 times
68.0% - Purple Parrots - 17 times
53.8% - Blue Barracudas - 14 times
42.4% - Green Monkeys - 14 times
37.0% - Red Jaguars - 10 times
35.7% - Silver Snakes - 10 times

SEASON 3 ONLY
80.6% - Green Monkeys - 25 times
50.0% - Orange Iguanas - 13 times
50.0% - Purple Parrots - 12 times
40.0% - Red Jaguars - 12 times
39.3% - Silver Snakes - 11 times
33.3% - Blue Barracudas - 7 times

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The Heart Room / BEST LEGENDS TEAM - The Moat
« on: August 21, 2009, 11:39:17 AM »
It differs on the season, but the overall numbers speak for themselves.

HOW OFTEN A TEAM PASSED THE MOAT (OVERALL):
75.00% - Red Jaguars
73.33% - Green Monkeys
72.50% - Silver Snakes
64.17% - Blue Barracudas
58.33% - Purple Parrots
56.67% - Orange Iguanas

SEASON 1 ONLY
1st - Red Jaguars (82.5%; 12 1st, 8 2nd, 6 3rd, 7 4th)
2nd - Silver Snakes (77.5%; 9 1st, 6 2nd, 5 3rd, 11 4th)
3rd - Blue Barracudas (75%; 8 1st, 9 2nd, 6 3rd, 7 4th)
4th - Green Monkeys (60%; 5 1st, 3 2nd, 8 3rd, 8 4th)
5th - Orange Iguanas (52.5%; 5 1st, 8 2nd, 7 3rd, 1 4th)
6th - Purple Parrots (52.5%; 1 1st, 6 2nd, 8 3rd, 6 4th)

SEASON 2 ONLY
1st - Green Monkeys (82.5%; 8 1st, 9 2nd, 11 3rd, 5 4th)
2nd - Silver Snakes (70%; 13 1st, 2 2nd, 7 3rd, 6 4th)
3rd - Red Jaguars (67.5%; 6 1st, 6 2nd, 7 3rd, 8 4th)
4th - Blue Barracudas (65%; 4 1st, 9 2nd, 3 3rd, 10 4th)
5th - Purple Parrots (62.5%; 5 1st, 6 2nd, 4 3rd, 10 4th)
6th - Orange Iguanas (52.5%; 4 1st, 8 2nd, 8 3rd, 1 4th)

SEASON 3 ONLY
1st - Green Monkeys (77.5%; 2 1st, 8 2nd, 8 3rd, 13 4th)
2nd - Red Jaguars (75%, 6 1st, 5 2nd, 10 3rd, 9 4th)
3rd - Silver Snakes (70%; 8 1st, 7 2nd, 4 3rd, 9 4th)
4th - Orange Iguanas (65%; 10 1st, 6 2nd, 5 3rd, 5 4th)
5th - Purple Parrots (60%; 7 1st, 8 2nd, 7 3rd, 2 4th)
6th - Blue Barracudas (52.5%; 7 1st, 6 2nd, 6 3rd, 2 4th)

MOST FIRST PLACES
Silver - 30
Red - 24
Blue - 19
Orange - 19
Green - 15
Purple - 13

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The Heart Room / The Best Legends Team: Mathematically Proven!
« on: August 12, 2009, 12:58:17 PM »
I created a scorecard system to determine the best team ever on the show.  Here's how the scoring worked.

THE MOAT
- 20pts for 1st, 15pts for 2nd, 10pts for 3rd, 5pts for 4th
- 2pt deduction for every 30 seconds that elapses

THE STEPS OF KNOWLEDGE
- 11pts for the first question right, 10pts for the second, all the way down to 1pt for the eleventh question right
- 2pt deduction for an incorrect question

THE TEMPLE GAMES
- 10pts for winning a half-pendant game
- 20pts for winning a full-pendant game
- 10pts for winning a tie-breaker
- 5pts for winning a tie-breaker via the other team getting it wrong

THE TEMPLE
- 25pts for grabbing the artifact
- 25pts for getting it out of the Temple
- 10pts for finding and picking up the hidden half-pendant
- 15pt deduction for taking an incorrect route

The maximum number of points as such is 140 (20 Moat + 30 Steps + 40 Games + 50 Temple).  While 145 _is_ possible (20 + 30 + 30 + 10 + 60 Temple) for teams with 1.5 Pendants, it never happened.

And now, here we go:  the countdown of the twenty best Legends teams!

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The Heart Room / New Legends Research
« on: July 08, 2009, 01:52:54 PM »
EPISODES ANALYZED:  ALL

MOAT
Longest: The Silver Saddle Horn of Hannibal (2:35)
Shortest: The Mussel Shell Armor of Apanuugpak, The Pearl Necklace of Gwalior (0:10)

Quickest Team Across (0:07):
- Blue Barracudas (Ryan & Dawn), The Pearl Necklace of Gwalior


STEPS OF KNOWLEDGE
Shortest (6 questions asked):
- The Star of Sultan Saladin
- Ponce de Leon and the Lost Fountain of Youth
- The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary
- The Jeweled Necklace of Montezuma
- The Levitating Dog Leash of Nostradamus
- The Broken Wing of Icarus
- The Lion-Headed Bracelet of Chandragupta
- The Thornwood Gavel of Judge Roy Bean
- The Mummified Hand of the Egyptian King

Longest (11 questions asked):
- John Sutter and the Map to the Lost Gold Mine
- Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress
- The Missing Eye of David


SILVER MONKEY
Shortest:
Green Monkeys (Chrystine), The Lost Taj Mahal Turban of Aurangzeb (0:09*)
Orange Iguanas (Mike), The Thornwood Gavel of Judge Roy Bean (0:11)

Longest: Blue Barracudas (Jessica), The Lost Logbooks of Magellan (0:32)

*The base was already in place.
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I'm currently undergoing some superbly detailed advanced statistics, and if you know any information, I'd love any assistance.

What I'm trying to find:
- Quickest completion of the Silver Monkey
- Steps of Knowledge with the most asked questions
- Frequency of each Temple Game ("pulley pillar", "bungee soap mat", etc.)
- Quickest/slowest moat
- Most frequent half-pendant locations

Stuff like that.

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The Jesters' Court / The Left-Handed Smokeshifters
« on: June 06, 2009, 07:15:46 PM »
THIS NEW BAND IS AWESOME YOU GUYS SHOULD BUY THEIR STUFF.

We don't have any stuff yet.  Working on it.

I'm the guitarist.  Please rate away!

http://www.youtube.com/LHSmokeshifters

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