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Re: Legends S1 Contestants Elimination Thread - Tournament Edition
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2012, 11:32:41 PM »
Well apparently people dislike my choices thus far, but maybe this one will sit a little better.... maybe? Probably not.

But, regardless, I'm going to have to eliminate Adam from Davy Crockett. He really was not all that fast, nor was he forced to do anything that strenuous besides climb up and down a few sets of ladders and stairs. But even so, it took him 0:58 to reach where his partner left off... which is just about as long as it took his partner to reach the Observatory while doing all of the objectives for the room as well. I don't know, I guess I don't place that much emphasis on the fact that he won. It's not like they had that many rooms, or that many time-consuming rooms, but somehow this run came down to the final few seconds. And even so, it wasn't that exciting of a win, in my opinion... rather, it was just... there... sort of, I guess. The fact of the matter is, I don't consider Adam to be one of the "best" contestants of the season, and so he was going to be eliminated at some point, whether it be now or in a few votes' time.

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Re: Legends S1 Contestants Elimination Thread - Tournament Edition
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2012, 11:39:43 PM »
I actually agree with you 100% about Adam, PP4L. There is no reason why he should've finished with four seconds left on the clock at the end of the run. He was so slow and made no effort to speed up. Shannon reached the Observatory with around 1:54 on the clock (and she traveled 5 rooms to get there.) It took Adam almost the same amount of time to reach where she left off. And not to mention, he makes no attempt to speed up when grabbing the Collar. They would've lost if they would've been forced to enter into any other room, and that was because Adam was such a slowpoke and almost as bad as Jeremy.  :roll:

Next to go is Eusinia. She may have been fast in the temple, but she was also pretty clueless too. She ran down the central shaft for no reason and even tried exiting out of the Wheel Room! If she didn't waste all that time then David might've had more time to bring the Cobra Staff out of the temple.

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Re: Legends S1 Contestants Elimination Thread - Tournament Edition
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2012, 12:32:27 PM »
We really need an update and next to go is Justin from "Zenobia". He was another slow and clueless contestant in the temple. The temple layout might've been tough, but he wasted too much time backtracking and had no sense of direction. They could've reached the Golden Chains if it wasn't for Justin.

Jennifer Holtz (Galileo's Cannonball)
Catherine (The Golden Cup of Belshazzar)
Sarah Beckmeyer (Wild Bill Hickok and the Dead Man's Hand)
Jennifer (John Sutter and the Map to the Lost Gold Mine)
Becca (The Helmet of Genghis Khan)
Tina (The Pendant of Kamehameha)
Lea (The Star of Sultan Saladin)
Lucretia (The Trojan Horseshoe)
Jennifer (The Belly Button of Buddha)
Jennifer (The Golden Chains of Zenobia)
Keeley (The Stone Marker of Leifr Eiríksson)
Tracy (The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa)
Retina (Alexander and the Gordian Knot)
Tara (The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary)
Colleen (Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat)
Jennifer (The Dragon Lady and the Blue Pearl)
Candace (Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress)
Shannon (The Collar of Davy Crockett)
Tracy (The Snake Bracelet of Cleopatra)
Katherine "Fred" (The Treasure of Anne Bonny)
Jammin' John (Galileo's Cannonball)
Josh Sullener (Wild Bill Hickok and the Dead Man's Hand)
Billy (John Henry's Lost Hammer)
Damian (John Sutter and the Map to the Lost Gold Mine)
Taylor (The Helmet of Genghis Khan)
Steve (The Keys to the Alhambra)
Robbie (The Pendant of Kamehameha)
Shawn (The Trojan Horseshoe)
Nick (Henry VIII's Great Seal)
Mitchell (The Moccasins of Geronimo)
James (Ponce de León and the Lost Fountain of Youth)
Shane (The Oracle Bowl of Delphi)
Eddie (The Helmet of Joan of Arc)
Christopher Santorra (The Stone Marker of Leifr Eiríksson)
Chris (The Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa)
Tim (Alexander and the Gordian Knot)
Bobby (The Mask of Shaka Zulu)
Danny (The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary)
David (King Tut's Cobra Staff)
Albert (The Dragon Lady and the Blue Pearl)
Gareth (The Codebook of Mata Hari)
David (Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress)
Robert (The Snake Bracelet of Cleopatra)
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Re: Legends S1 Contestants Elimination Thread - Tournament Edition
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2012, 03:26:07 PM »
Good elimination of Adam. He almost cost his team the win due to a lack of speed.

Next to go is Sarah (Wild Bill Hickok). Just a forgettable player from a forgettable run. If I remember correctly, she also entered the Heart Room from the Observatory door in the Pit. She can go now.



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Re: Legends S1 Contestants Elimination Thread - Tournament Edition
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2012, 04:00:40 PM »
I eliminated Sean from Belshazzar. He's still on the list.

For my vote today, Keely from Stone Marker can go next. She wasn't that great.

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« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2012, 10:56:49 PM »
My second elimination goes to Chris (Stone Marker). Not enough time to prove himself, thus he doesn't deserve to be on the list anymore.



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Re: Legends S1 Contestants Elimination Thread - Tournament Edition
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2012, 10:59:25 PM »
Retina from "Gordian Knot" can go next. She was fairly slow, and the run wasn't that good.
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Re: Legends S1 Contestants Elimination Thread - Tournament Edition
« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2012, 11:06:12 PM »
I removed Sean from "Belshazzar" from the list. The other votes I will remove on the next update. ;)

I am going to get rid of Albert from the "Blue Pearl" episode next. He messed up big time in the Treasure Room and also did pretty bad in the Shrine. If he got his head together earlier, than Jennifer could've definitely reached the artifact.

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Re: Legends S1 Contestants Elimination Thread - Tournament Edition
« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2012, 12:49:13 AM »
I'm gonna get rid of James from "Ponce de Leon" next. While he did make it far, and cleared 9 rooms on his own, he moved pretty slow. Plus, he didn't take the shrine/forest passage, which added more rooms to his run.

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« Reply #39 on: September 28, 2012, 09:10:43 AM »
I'm going to get rid of Billy (Lost Hammer) next. While he was WAYYYYYY better than his dumbass partner Kim, Billy wasted time himself by trying to climb the spider web. I can understand why he did that, but he's not that memorable anyway.



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« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2012, 12:02:35 PM »
Bye bye Garett from "Mata Hari". He did make it far in the temple, but he was rather slow moving and the one room temple guard ruined this team's chance of winning. But he really could've picked the speed up a little bit.

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« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2012, 03:54:02 PM »
Josh from "Dead Man's Hand" goes next. He didn't last that long in the temple, and he's not that memorable.

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« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2012, 07:04:22 PM »
Sarah from the Dead Man's Hand got really stuck in the central shaft... granted it was due to the fact that she missed the Throne/Swamp door. And I'm pretty sure she was going to be forced to go up from the Swamp, since she unsuccessfully tried both doors to the Tomb of Ancient Kings.

Anyways! Even though she was keeping a good pace, she got very turned around and didn't use her two minutes in the temple very wisely. I'm afraid that, for this reason, I don't consider her one of the "best" contestants from the first season.

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« Reply #43 on: September 28, 2012, 11:00:12 PM »
This might not be a popular elimination, but next to go is Damian (Lost Gold Mine). While he covered three rooms nicely, he didn't last long at all. That's not enough time to get a good idea of how competent he was, so I'm eliminating him now.



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Re: Legends S1 Contestants Elimination Thread - Tournament Edition
« Reply #44 on: September 29, 2012, 12:02:57 AM »
I'm not going to say that I disagree with your decision to eliminate Damian, PP319, but I will say that not lasting long should not be the only criteria for eliminating a contestant. It just came down to the temple guard placement which ended Damian's part of the run prematurely.

Take "Secret Map of the Bandit Queen" for instance. If Zach was sent into the temple before Miriam, he would have been taken out in the Dark Forest (granted, that's not only three rooms, so it's not a perfect comparison, but I doubt that people would be as crazy over his performance if that had happened). It's all a matter of perspective, and I feel that from here on out, a whole spectrum of criteria should be used to eliminate the contestants left on the list. After all, this is supposed to be a "best contestants" list, not a list of the most memorable, most favorite contestants who lasted long in the temple and may or may not have reached the artifact, if not helped their teammate to reach the artifact/brought the artifact out of the temple.