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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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And the general consensus for "Dolley Madison" is that the run does get too much of a bad reputation, with a unanimous vote of 4-0.

Now I want to look at "The Lost Whale Bone of Pytheas".

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While I am not a fan of this temple run by any means, I think the "Pytheas" run does get a lot of undeserved criticism. When people talk about this run, they make the Orange Iguanas out to be a horrible and undeserving team. Brittany and Damien weren't a bad team at all, they were just so slow. Damien in particular was the slow one and Brittany didn't too bad. And despite being slow, the players knew what they are doing and completed their objectives rather quick. And they still made it one room away from a Chamber artifact. I find this run boring, but I don't think it was a bad run at all. So I voted yes.

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I also vote yes, for the same reasons as TRJ stated. They definitely get way too much criticism, especially Damien. In the past, people tried to compare Damien to Kim from Lost Hammer, Jackie from Oracle Bowl, and Lisa from Alhambra. That's an unfair comparison, as Lisa, Kim, and Jackie were completely clueless and really screwed up in their runs. Yes, he was too slow, but I don't understand why people just blame Damien. Brittany was equally responsible, as it took her 8 seconds just to get up to the Crypt. Plus, Damien did assemble the monkey in 9 seconds, albeit with the base already put on. Plus, this team did a MUCH better job than Noelle and Pat did trying to reach their artifact in the very same room.

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And Pytheas receives another unanimous saying that it receives too much of a bad reputation.

And I want to cover a S1 run next. The next one up is "The Treasure of Anne Bonny".

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While I do find the "Anne Bonny" run to be exciting, I voted "no" for this run getting too much negative criticism. I think this temple run deserves all the negative criticism it gets. The team had an easy temple layout, and Ron blew it. He had 53 seconds to himself to bring the artifact out, and he takes the worst way out of the temple. At least in Tara's case her clock was ticking low anyways and she moved fast. Ron was so slow even before they reached the Treasure Chest. They would've had more success if Fred went in second anyways. No reason why this team couldn't have won. They had an easy half-pendant location, easy temple layout, and Ron still ruined it.  :roll:

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Also a no from me. Ron screwed up, big time.

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And it looks like Ron and Anne Bonny deserve the criticism they get!

Let's try "The Broken Wing of Icarus" next. ;)

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"Icarus" was definitely the closest loss to being a win on the show. Jason came so close to bringing the Broken Wing out of the temple. Does this temple win get too much negative criticism despite it being very close? I voted "yes", I do believe that this temple run deserves all the criticism. While the temple ending was very memorable and sort of a nail biter, Jason was a moron in the temple. There is no reason why he couldn't win after grabbing the Broken Wing with 50+ seconds to himself. He hesitated too much and backtrack for no reason into the Observatory. And when he grabbed the artifact, he took a horrible way out of the temple. He should've easily won. If this episode was a temple win, I'd imagine it being another "Moccasins" or "Butch Cassidy" that will get a lot of praise for a player that wasn't even that great.  :roll:

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"Icarus" was definitely the closest loss to being a win on the show. Jason came so close to bringing the Broken Wing out of the temple. Does this temple win get too much negative criticism despite it being very close? I voted "yes", I do believe that this temple run deserves all the criticism. While the temple ending was very memorable and sort of a nail biter, Jason was a moron in the temple. There is no reason why he couldn't win after grabbing the Broken Wing with 50+ seconds to himself. He hesitated too much and backtrack for no reason into the Observatory. And when he grabbed the artifact, he took a horrible way out of the temple. He should've easily won. If this episode was a temple win, I'd imagine it being another "Moccasins" or "Butch Cassidy" that will get a lot of praise for a player that wasn't even that great.  :roll:

Don't you mean your vote is "no"? ;)

I also voted no for the same reasons. Jason was a moron who blew an easy win.



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I also voted no, this temple run was so frustrating. Jason had an easy win basically handed to him, and he blew it. Look at how little time Olivia Emma and Tarrah had when they reached their artifacts, and the circumstances they had to face. They still got out with at least a second left, but Jason had plenty of time and still blew it. There's no reason why this couldn't have been a win. Not a heartbreaking loss at all.

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Chalk up another "no".  There is no reason that "Icarus" shouldn't have been a win.  Jason blew it, plain and simple.
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I'm voting 'no'. He was in the Shrine with 54 seconds left to go. He could have easily escaped in time. But no, he just had to take a convoluted path out of the Temple. This isn't a heartbreaking loss at all. It's a frustrating one.
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I think this would be a good time to end Icarus' poll and move onto our next run. Looks like Jason the Moron gets all the criticism he deserves. :roll:

Next run up is "The Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary".

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I vote "Yes" for the "Sir Edmund Hillary" run getting too much criticism. This run gets compared a lot to "Anne Bonny" where both Ron and Tara took the central shaft route of the temple instead of the Troubled Bridge. Unlike Anne Bonny though, I thought the Silver Snakes were a good team regardless of the mistakes they made. Both players moved fast in the temple and Tara was the only S1 contestant to not detour into the deadend Gargoyle Room. Not to mention, the team had to enter 9 rooms to even reach the Medal. And that included the slow Well bucket. If Danny didn't beeline for the direct path or Tara didn't take a bad exit, they would've won. But even then, the win would've been very close had they used the Troubled Bridge. Neither player was incompetent at all and this was a good team effort. I think I can overlook Tara's mistake taking into account all the right things they did in the temple.