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Re: Analysis and Comparison of Temple Run Contestants
« Reply #165 on: March 26, 2014, 11:26:38 PM »
Yeah, Veronica and Thomas wouldn't have even reached the artifact in Roland.  :shock: Some temple teams would've sucked ass no matter what layout you gave them. It would be another Snow Cone type run where Veronica would screw around the bottom floor of the temple and she might be able to reach the Hunting Horn at best. It's just like giving Lauren and Brett the Sforza layout where they would still lose despite it being really simple.

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Re: Analysis and Comparison of Temple Run Contestants
« Reply #166 on: March 27, 2014, 03:22:12 PM »
Another contestant I'd like to bring to the front of our discussion is Mike from Thornwood Gavel of Judge Roy Bean. As PPF pointed out here:

Interesting stuff there. Based on that list, Leah, Mike, and Jessica were the fastest.

Mike was one of the fastest contestants to enter the temple. He completed his third room with 2:22 left on the clock, making him the fastest male front runner of Season 3. He completed six rooms and entered his seventh before getting removed from the temple with 1:22 left on the clock. In other words, he got though half of the rooms' objectives in half of the allotted time- that's pretty quick, in my book. Mike had one of the fastest Shrine completions and had an overall strong performance. Although he wasn't "sprinting" through the temple, he made great time and was efficient in all of his rooms. In fact, I'd say his overall performance was pretty flawless, even though some may argue that his choice to go into the Tomb of the Headless Kings instead of the King's Storeroom cost the team more time. Yet, whenever this episode is mentioned, Mike is deemed an "average" and "boring" contestant. Is this a fair assessment of his performance?

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Re: Analysis and Comparison of Temple Run Contestants
« Reply #167 on: March 27, 2014, 03:30:18 PM »
I can’t believe anyone would say anything bad about Mike. I am not a fan of Thornwood Gavel, but this has nothing to do with Mike. He was a solid front runner in the temple and made great time. Not to mention, he had the fastest Silver Monkey assembly on the show. It was Kelli that completely ruined this run. With 1:22 to herself and path cleared all the way to the Room of the Secret Password, she had more than enough time to grab the Thornwood Gavel. Instead, she blows this run by running into incomplete rooms and moving like a slug. I never had a problem with Mike at all, I totally blame this loss on Kelli. How anyone could call him average are probably the fans think that think only Gator and Zac matter. I remember outer space use to criticize him for the direct path, but he made it far in the temple and left Kelli plenty of time. Even if he started at the top, this team still would’ve lost thanks to her. Also, I am pretty sure Kirk criticizes Mike in the temple run too for being too hesitant? Kirk is full of crap sometimes.

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Re: Analysis and Comparison of Temple Run Contestants
« Reply #168 on: March 27, 2014, 03:38:59 PM »
Yeah, Mike was a great player. He even assembled the monkey in THE fastest time. Didn't he do it in 9 seconds? Kelli was completely to blame for why the team lost. She had a whole 1:22 to herself, but was a poor planner. She should've just followed Mike's path, and leave all the other uncleared rooms alone. I don't blame Mike one bit for entering the Tomb instead of the King's Storeroom. It may not be the best route to take, but it's either that, or waste too much time climbing the Pit walls. Contestants like Sherra and Halie did the same thing. Mike was a solid player, it was Kelli who ruined the whole temple run. Also, didn't Kirk accuse David from Enormous Feather for "being too hesitant?" David was Speedy Gonzales compared to Karisa.
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Re: Analysis and Comparison of Temple Run Contestants
« Reply #169 on: April 25, 2015, 03:16:17 PM »
One comparison I always wanted to do was how long a player truly lasted in the temple.

A bit after the fact, but here is that comparison for the Season 3 frontrunners.

EpisodeContestantRemoval RoomRooms EnteredTime Left on Clock
Bifocal Monocle of One-Eyed JackVeronicaKing’s Storeroom50:42
Comet-Embroidered Battle Flag of William the ConquerorOliviaTomb of the Headless Kings 32:17
War Fan of the Forty-Seven RoninJeremySecret Password 71:07
Much-Heralded Helmet of Sir GawainTiffaniN/AN/AN/A
Lion-Headed Bracelet of ChandraguptaAndreaN/AN/AN/A
Lion-Slashed Jacket of SacajaweaLaurenKing’s Storeroom 51:17
Secret Map of the Bandit QueenMiriamDark Forest 51:17
Thornwood Gavel of Judge Roy BeanMikeSecret Password 71:22
Snow Cone of Mount KilimanjaroCaseyDark Forest 50:59
Upside-Down Compass of Henry HudsonSherraKing’s Storeroom 61:05
Bent Shaving Pan of Jedidiah SmithIrishAncient Warriors 70:30
Marble Armrest of XerxesNoelleQuicksand Bog 71:03
Smashed Printing Plate of Frederick DouglassJasonDark Forest 80:30
Mystical Spellbook of the Imperial WizardJaredQuicksand Bog 80:46
Useless Map of the Chibcha ChieftainHallieTomb of the Headless Kings 32:30
Golden Spider Web of Robert the BruceChristineAncient Warriors 51:49
Discarded Seal of Ivan the TerribleTravisSilver Monkey 81:14
Mysterious Manuscript of Mary ShelleyKateSilver Monkey61:13
Dried Apple Half of William TellBrettTomb of the Headless Kings 60:56
Missing Portrait of Hans HolbeinRachelAncient Warriors 51:24
Ivory Hunting Horn of RolandYakerraN/AN/AN/A
Royal Torque of Queen BoadiceaLissyChamber of the Sacred Markers31:56
Lost Hornpipe of the Pirate CaptainJessicaAncient Warriors 61:32
Enormous Feather of the Me LinhDavidDark Forest 51:57
Red Sash of Tokugawa IeyasuBrandySecret Password 61:21
Broken Trident of PoseidonKimberlyN/A N/AN/A
Lily-Crested Crown of Clovis IKatieSilver Monkey 60:51
Mussel-Shell Armor of ApanuugpakAmandaDark Forest 51:32
Metal Beard of the Egyptian QueenTJDark Forest 51:56
Mummified Hand of the Egyptian KingMaggieTomb of the Headless Kings 32:20
Lost Taj Mahal Turban of AurangzebDeanSilver Monkey 61:07
Melted Head of Madame TussaudNickAncient Warriors 60:45
Pearl Necklace of GwaliorRyanSilver Monkey 61:27
Bullet-Riddled Handbag of Belle BoydLeahDark Forest 71:00
Lost Whale Bone of PytheasBrittanySilver Monkey 71:22
Dried Ear of Corn of Sojourner TruthEddieAncient Warriors 41:48
Jeweled Scabbard of SforzaLaceyChamber of the Sacred Markers41:35
Good-Luck Watch of Empress EugenieJaneenSilver Monkey 51:30
Ruby Earring of BenzibabAnnieTomb of the Headless Kings 32:35
Jewel-Encrusted Egg of Catherine the GreatKrisTomb of the Headless Kings 32:28

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Re: Analysis and Comparison of Temple Run Contestants
« Reply #170 on: May 14, 2015, 08:12:27 PM »
I am impressed in how much time Brittany from Pytheas was removed from the temple with. As much criticism as she gets for moving slow, she actually left Damien with enough time in the temple.  Hell, she even made better time than Irish from Bent Shaving Pan who gets a lot of sympathy for her one room away guard. Also, I always forget how Annie was removed the quickest from the temple.  :o

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Re: Analysis and Comparison of Temple Run Contestants
« Reply #171 on: July 27, 2016, 01:57:27 PM »
I was watching "The Lucky Medallion of Atocha", and I noticed something that I've never noticed before. As Ty is crossing the gate with the Medallion, you can see that he starts to trip down the steps. Then, when he is about two steps from the bottom (and looks like he's about to fall), the angle switches to him at the bottom, where he seems like he has been out of breath for a while, and stopped running a while ago, and Ty's excitement seems to have decreased.

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This could be nothing, but after rewatching the clip a few times, I also notice that the audience (which is present) seems to have a producer generated applause at a strange time, not when he crossed the gate, but after the scene changes.

My hypothesis is that Ty feel, he got up gave a hug, and they edited out the fall. Thoughts?

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Re: Analysis and Comparison of Temple Run Contestants
« Reply #172 on: July 27, 2016, 10:27:17 PM »
I never noticed that before about the ending to the Atocha run.  :lol: When Ty runs past Olmec, you can see him stumbling a little bit and then it's like he teleports to the bottom where Kirk and Jennifer are. It's possible that he tripped during the ending and they wanted to refilm it to make it look better? Interesting find though and I like how to this day we can still find quirks about the various temple runs.  :mrorange: Also, the Emiliano Zapata run had a weird edit when Olivia-Emma was in the Observatory. Which was taped right after Atocha. ;)

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This could be nothing, but after rewatching the clip a few times, I also notice that the audience (which is present) seems to have a producer generated applause at a strange time, not when he crossed the gate, but after the scene changes.

This is actually true, there was a stage hand off screen that was coordinating the audience to make gestures and sounds at certain times. A while ago, there was this neat video called the "Legends Wrap Video" for Season 1 of the show where it showed footage of behind the scenes of the S1 Legends episodes. There were some scenes where the stage hands coordinated the audience to do different interactions. ;)

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Re: Analysis and Comparison of Temple Run Contestants
« Reply #173 on: July 29, 2016, 09:25:52 AM »
How could I have missed that this whole time. The celebration does look less enthusiastic, and this is because it's a different take. This is like the Freydis ending where they had to re-shoot the ending due to Tarrah puking. The producers try to make everything exciting without changing the result. I think it was in Zac's interview that they had to re-shoot the ending of a Temple Game.



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