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Re: Rate the Green Monkeys Run - Day 3: The Very Tall Turban of Ahmed Baba
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2014, 08:04:07 PM »
And PS, check out the "Rate the wins" thread that I just happen to bump last night. Look where I ranked it. Maybe you should re rank them too.

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Re: Rate the Green Monkeys Run - Day 3: The Very Tall Turban of Ahmed Baba
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2014, 08:05:21 PM »
I have to say that Ahmed Baba is the most overtalked about run on the show. It is even talked about more than runs like Annie Taylor and Apanuugpak. That is one of the reasons why I can't stand it. Also, the win itself is uneventful and crap. Like I said, I like Trojan Horseshoe much better than Ahmed Baba.

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Re: Rate the Green Monkeys Run - Day 3: The Very Tall Turban of Ahmed Baba
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2014, 08:09:41 PM »
No kidding. The more a run gets praised, the more and more I hate it. Put bluntly, I'm sick and tired of hearing about it. I hate this run, and I'm not gonna smirk at even the very thought of this run. It doesn't deserve anything. No accolades, no praise, it deserves sweet fuck all. I've never seen a contestant and run gets praised as much as Shane's run. :roll: I hate this run, and anyone who likes it just goes to show how very little taste you have. Seriously, how can anyone like this run? It's complete crap. And I'm not gonna sugar coat it and tell people I like it. I don't understand how anyone can like it. I'm sick and tired of hearing it. And I'm not gonna like it just because I get dumped on for criticizing it. :roll:

Sorry to rant, but the love it gets is absolutely ridiculous.
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Re: Rate the Green Monkeys Run - Day 3: The Very Tall Turban of Ahmed Baba
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2014, 08:16:19 PM »
I think it is a good time for me to revisit the rank the wins thread. Good idea on bumping that. :mrred:

But yeah, I was one of those people that have never cared for this win since day one. I never understood how people praised this win, but always hated on runs like Nose Ring. Joel is kind of overrated, but I like his episode much more than Ahmed Baba. Hell, Joel's episode is actually one of my favorite episodes in Season 2. :mrsilver: I remember TBF would praise Shane for being a good player, but called players like Tarrah lucky. The reason I chose to rate Ahmed Baba next is to get it out of the way. The other Green Monkeys wins were better, as well as some of the losses too (Discarded Seal, Belle Boyd, Good-Luck Watch, etc)

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Re: Rate the Green Monkeys Run - Day 3: The Very Tall Turban of Ahmed Baba
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2014, 08:24:37 PM »
And I stayed up until 2:30 AM writing everything down too. And it took me a whole hour. So now it's your turn to re rank them. :mrred:

And yeah, TBF also used to give people flak for dissing Shane. He would put Shane on a pedestal and crap on other players like Tony from Billy the Kid over ONE mistake he made in the temple. Since you know, let's bring down other peoples favorites just to make ours look good, right? In all seriousness, Shane was not that great, at all. Any average player would've won this layout. He just happen to run into less temple guards. I much prefer losses like the other Green Monkey ones you mentioned and also Leopard Skin Cloak. And latter episode is especially a better episode than Ahmed Baba. If only Chandra had won, but that darn elevator tripped her up. Oh well, still love that run regardless. :mrpurple:

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Re: Rate the Green Monkeys Run - Day 3: The Very Tall Turban of Ahmed Baba
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2014, 07:27:30 PM »
I gave it a 4. I don't hate it but it's VERY overrated.
Top 10 episodes:
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2. Lion Headed Bracelet of Chandragupta
3. Applewood Amulet of Emiliano Zapata
4. Milk Bucket of Freydis
5. Jewel Encrusted Egg of Catherine the Great
6. Much Heralded Helmet of Sir Gawain
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8. John Sutter and the Map to the Lost Goldmine
9. Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress
10. Discarded Seal of Ivan the Terrible

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Re: Rate the Green Monkeys Run - Day 3: The Very Tall Turban of Ahmed Baba
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2014, 10:04:04 PM »
It's way overrated, and I never liked it from Day 1. Even the very first time I watched this temple run. Some things never change I guess. Shane was just an average player who just happened to get lucky with his layout. And the very worst part is all the fanboys who give you crap or dissing it in even the slightest. I'm so sick of hearing about this win. But, I've already ranted about this enough.

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Re: Rate the Green Monkeys Run - Day 3: The Very Tall Turban of Ahmed Baba
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2014, 04:22:01 PM »
Ahmed Baba finishes with a 4.25. :mrgreen:

Next up is "The Golden Spider Web of Robert the Bruce".  :mrgreen:

Episode: "The Golden Spider Web of Robert the Bruce"
Artifact Location: Chamber of the Sacred Markers
Players: Jeremy and Christine
Pendants: 1.5
Outcome: Triple Capture



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I gave Robert the Bruce a 3. I am sorry, I hate this temple run. I know it has an identical layout to "Missing Portrait", but I felt that Jeremy and Christine sucked in their layout. They were both slow and Jeremy got lost in every single room. Plus, he should've found that half-pendant. One of the most boring runs I have ever seen. Oh yeah, I have seen it many many many times thanks to Nick GaS. :x One of the weakest Green Monkeys runs on the show. :roll:

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Another 3. Sucky run for sure. :roll:

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I gave it a 2. Possibly my least favorite Green Monkeys run.
Top 10 episodes:
1. Lucky Pillow of Annie Taylor
2. Lion Headed Bracelet of Chandragupta
3. Applewood Amulet of Emiliano Zapata
4. Milk Bucket of Freydis
5. Jewel Encrusted Egg of Catherine the Great
6. Much Heralded Helmet of Sir Gawain
7. Snakeskin Boots of Billy the Kid
8. John Sutter and the Map to the Lost Goldmine
9. Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress
10. Discarded Seal of Ivan the Terrible

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I find Xerxes and Dried Apple Half to be slightly worse. But yeah, Golden Spider Web is pretty bad too.

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I find Xerxes and Dried Apple Half to be slightly worse. But yeah, Golden Spider Web is pretty bad too.

Same here, I thought those two runs were suckier than this one. Also, I hate Cosa Rara more than this one. But I am glad that I am not the only one that doesn't think highly of this episode.

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I hate Golden Spider. I hated it on Day 1. Who would find anything even remotely interesting or good about it? :roll:

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Robert the Bruce ends with a 2.75. :roll:

Next up is "The Discarded Seal of Ivan the Terrible".  :mrgreen:

Episode: "The Discarded Seal of Ivan the Terrible"
Artifact Location: Room of the Ancient Warriors
Players: Elisa and Travis
Pendants: 2
Outcome: Out of Time