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Does "The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary" temple run get a too much negative criticism?

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Offline The Red Jaguars

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I kind of stole this idea from PP319's "Does this contestant get undeserved criticism?" topic below this one. The premise for this topic is quite similar. Everyday I will cover a certain temple run that either gets a lot of controversy or gets negative feedback among the fanbase. Your job is to decide whether that temple run really does gets too much of a bad reputation or deserves the criticism it receives. I am not going to cover every single temple run, only about a dozen at most. And I am not covering temple runs either where it is so obvious that it deserves the hate (Cricket Cage, Lost Hammer, Cracked Crown, Alhambra, Snow Cone). If there is a temple run you want me to cover for this poll, feel free to nominate it and I might use it. ;)

Previous Results:
Day 1 - "King Tut's Cobra Staff" - Yes (6), No (0)
Day 2 - "The Thornwood Gavel of Judge Roy Bean" - Yes (4), No (1)
Day 3 - "The Ivory Elephant of Scheherezade" - No (3), Yes (1)
Day 4 - "The Golden Pepperoni of Catherine de Medici" - Yes (4), No (0)
Day 5 - "The Golden Spider Web of Robert the Bruce" - No (4), Yes (2)
Day 6 - "The Dried Apple Half of William Tell" - No (5), Yes (0)
Day 7 - "The Bonnet of Dolley Madison" - Yes (4), No (0)
Day 8 - The Lost Whale Bone of Pytheas - Yes (4), No (0)
Day 9 - "The Treasure of Anne Bonny" - Yes (5), No (0)
Day 10 - "The Broken Wing of Icarus" - No (5), Yes (0)

I am going to start off with King Tut's Cobra Staff. My opinion will be in the next post.
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When it comes to the Cobra Staff temple run, I believe that it gets too much of a bad reputation among the fanbase. I am sure Eusinia's clueless is a big part of why it gets so much hate, but there whole run itself was rather exciting and definitely not as bad as people make it out to be. And as clueless as Eusinia was, she was also very fast too, which saved this run from being a total disaster. So this temple run gets a yes for me for getting too much of a bad reputation.

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Yeah, I gotta say yes as well. I don't understand why people call this a terrible run. Yes Eusinia was easily confused, but it was one of the most exciting temple runs and episodes and I think Eusinia and also David's performance made it that much more exciting. I think people like to call this run bad just because it's the Purple Parrots, and just because they're "the loser team." Where their temple runs are always weak, so therefore it has to be bad. I thought they were a very good team, and at least they almost reached the Cobra Staff.

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Eusinia may have gotten turned around a few times, but she moved quickly. David was a smart contestant who, although he did not move as fast, completed his objectives efficiently. I find this run to be enjoyable.

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Glad to see my topic inspired you TRJ. ;)

As for King Tut, I said yes as well. I'm surprised this run gets hated by some. I thought this run was good! :o



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This was a good run, I voted yes



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Yeah, I gotta say yes as well. I don't understand why people call this a terrible run. Yes Eusinia was easily confused, but it was one of the most exciting temple runs and episodes and I think Eusinia and also David's performance made it that much more exciting. I think people like to call this run bad just because it's the Purple Parrots, and just because they're "the loser team." Where their temple runs are always weak, so therefore it has to be bad. I thought they were a very good team, and at least they almost reached the Cobra Staff.

I actually don't think it is a Purple Parrot thing on why this run gets a lot of hate, I think it is because Eusinia gets so much undeserved criticism. I mean the King's Storeroom calls Eusinia a "slow-witted frontrunner" and TMH IIRC called her one of the "most clueless girls of S1". And a lot of people in general make her out to be another Tia, Lisa, and Kristen when they talk about this run. So when they read about this run, they think she was some lost cause player who doomed this run. This is what I actually thought about the "Cobra Staff" run before I actually watched it. And when you actually watch it, it is nowhere near a disaster it is made out to be. Nor is Eusinia anywhere near a bad player at all either. Both players complemented each others weaknesses too. So it's not like the players were polar opposites like Mike and Kelli in the Judge Roy Bean run were. I think it is mainly Eusinia for the reason this run gets hate.  ;)

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I think Cobra Staff can end it's time right about now. And with that, it looks like it gets a unanimous 6-0 vote that the whole episode gets a bad reputation! Definitely a good result.  ;)

Next temple run I want to cover is "The Thornwood Gavel of Judge Roy Bean".

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This was a very tough decision, but I always kind of felt that Thornwood Gavel does get a bad reputation around here. I can understand why it gets the negativity and it deserves the criticism for the most part, but I consider this temple run average at best. I don't think it deserves the same tier as Xerxes, Bifocal Monocle, William Tell, Enormous Feather, and Snow Cone. Although it does come close though. Mike was an awesome frontrunner and he had the fastest monkey assembly on the show ever. Kelli was the bad player and her mistakes were pretty unforgivable, but the team still made it two rooms away with a tough layout. I was very close in giving this episode a no though, especially thanks to Kelli.  :roll: I have a feeling the results for this episode will be close.  ;)

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I guess I'm the only one to vote no. While Mike was the only good player, Kelli completely screwed up. She had 1:20 to herself, and she still couldn't reach the artifact. Plus, the run really isn't that exciting anyways.

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So Thornwood Gavel ends with a 4-1 score in favor of it getting a bad reputation. I will edit the results in the original post.

My next run is going to be "The Ivory Elephant of Scheherezade".

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I know it seems kind of weird that I used the "Ivory Elephant" episode for this topic because no one really talks about it. But when people do talk about it, it does get kind of a bad reputation due to the mistakes the players made. Do I think this run gets too much of a bad reputation? I voted "no" because there were too many mistakes made during this run. Monica started off slow and took forever to get out of the Ledges, and then she assembles the Stone Column in horrible fashion that takes too long. Brad didn't help himself either when he entered the Ledges for no reason and wasted more time there then if he went into the Crypt directly. Plus, he missed the Shrine-Dark Forest shortcut too and took the slow Mine Shaft elevator. They weren't a bad team, but way too many mistakes made on both players parts. They would've reached the Ivory Elephant if it wasn't for those mistakes.  :?

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For Thornwood Gavel, I said yes because Mike was a great player.

For Ivory Elephant, I said no because I didn't think it had a bad reputation. :o



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For Ivory Elephant, I said no because I didn't think it had a bad reputation. :o

While I agree with PP319's statement, I feel that when Ivory Elephant does get mentioned, many times Brad and Monica are critiqued too harshly. Many, many contestants entered unnecessary rooms and passed by shortcuts, but unlike several other teams, Brad and Monica were strong players. Aside from Monica's assembly of the Stone Column, nothing went "horribly wrong" throughout the whole episode. I believe that calling this particular run "bad" because of the qualities TRJ mentions is too nitpick-y.

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I vote no, Brad and Monica made way too many mistakes that prevented them from reaching the Ivory Elephant. They pretty much brought it on themselves for making too many unnecessary turns. Oh well, maybe TRJ's player rankings of them *coughhintcough* will change my minds about them. I don't think it's a terrible run, it's more forgettable if anything.