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Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2015, 10:07:59 PM »
118. Casey and Heather, Snow Cone
- 3rd in Moat
- 1st in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat Red Jaguars 1.5-1 in the temple games
- Out of time in the temple run

Where there's ridiculous legends and artifacts, there are ridiculous episodes like this one. And of course, all of the ridiculous episodes seem to feature horrible teams. This "feisty little team" consisting of Heather and Casey scraped by even more than Steve and Lisa did, and were a terrible team all episode. They barely beat out the Red Jaguars for the third spot in the moat. While they were the first team to win the SoK, this had to be the easiest SoK round on the show. I mean the questions that Heather and Casey got correct included "What was the tallest mountain in the world?" and "What did the Reverend find on top of Kilimanjaro?" Seriously? All of those questions are answered in the EPISODE TITLE. The temple games were not much better either. Heather bombed her "sinking steps" game. WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS CHOOSING THE STEP THAT WILL SINK? Seriously, she didn't even make it past the third row while the Red Jaguar girl made it to her eighth row. Casey barely tied his team game also. They also won one of the worst team games of Season 3 too.

You thought they were bad pre-temple run? In the temple run, they don't even make it past the bottom floor. That's very bad even for Season 3 standards. Casey wasted most of his time trying to complete the same objective. He really didn't now how to align himself with a Jester's Court painting and it took him 2-3 tries. He also stared at the Dark Forest temple spirit for like 10 seconds before running to his arms and taken out. Heather was a piss poor second runner and made no progress past the Dark Forest with 1 minute to herself. Plus, she tried to cheat by forcing the Shrine/Forest door open with her bare hands. And anyone who cheats does NOT deserve any sympathy. Teams like this and Xerxes (filmed on the same day) are teams that deserve all the criticism they get. This is hands down one of the worst, most filler episodes in the shows history, and Casey and Heather definitely deserve to be the third to last worst ranked team ever. And to think that users like "Green Monkeys Warrior" actually tried to defend this team too. :roll:

(Credits to "Paintbrush" for helping contributing to this!)
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Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2015, 11:07:53 PM »
And to think that users like "Green Monkeys Warrior" actually tried to defend this team too. :roll:
Oh that was the absolute worst. :shock: I can't believe she was retarded enough to think that both the Snow Cone AND Xerxes teams deserved any kind of sympathy, AT ALL. Both teams barely scraped by each round, completely lucked into their spot in the temple, and then don't even make it past the bottom floor of the temple? Both teams were terrible and they deserve all the criticism they get. :roll:

And I'll PM you soon about the next team that I think deserves to be featured next. And I have another question for you: Do you want me to PM you with multiple nominations of who should be featured next? Instead of one PM at a time? I figure it would speed up the process, so we wouldn't be clogging up each others inboxes. You can still post one at a time, but I figure it would be easier sending you multiple nominations at once. It's up to you. ;)

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Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2015, 02:12:21 AM »
It would definitely be a good idea to talk about multiple rankings at once. That way if we disagree on a team in a ranking, we might have other similar ones we can put into place. We can also double or even triple up if needed too in one post. But I like posting them separately so we can talk about them. I will definitely give you a PM soon to decide which team you want to use next. ;)

As for Snow Cone, I can't believe I forgot about this team. Seriously, if you didn't mention them I might've not remembered them until it was too late. :shock: It reminds me again on why I never remember this episode. Back during the Nick GaS days it was one of the last episodes I needed. Well, I didn't even know it existed until TMH needed. It was like Lily-Crested Crown where it seemed like no one here ever watched the episode and we were all waiting to see it. It sounds like some joke fan-made episode that you see in the Treasure Room of our forum. :P But God, what a horrible team. I can't see how GMW thought that Xerxes and Snow Cone were teams that "get too much criticism". Neither team could make it past the bottom floor, which is just pathetic for Season 3. And the Snow Cone team couldn't even make it past the Dark Forest. And Heather tried cheating to get to the Shrine. This is one of those episodes where I just wished it ended in triple capture. :x

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Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2015, 02:18:57 AM »
I've only seen the Snow Cone episode once, and I remember absolutely nothing about it. I suppose that's a good thing though, I must've blocked the entire episode out of my memory. Good thing I elected to feature that episode next, huh? And yeah, this was a terrible episode. It's not only a chore to sit through, it's extremely boring and way too fanficy, like you mentioned. :lol: How GMW felt the need to defend both this AND Xerxes is beyond me. They lucked into their temple appearances, and only advance what, 5-6 rooms in the temple? And I have ZERO respect for any player who tries to cheat in any portion of the show. These teams were terrible and they deserve all the criticism they get. They don't deserve to be defended at all. :roll:

And okay, I'll be expecting a PM soon then. I say we continue to post the episodes one at a time, but rank five or so episodes at a time via PM. That way, we still have room in our inboxes for further discussion. It would definitely speed this process up a bit. ;)

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Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2015, 05:52:17 PM »
I sent you a summary for the next team we agreed on. Feel free to add or change anything if you like. You can even post it if you like what you see and changed. ;)  I am sure most people won't be surprised by this next team. :afro:

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Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2015, 09:29:03 PM »
You can go ahead and post it. Everything looks great and nothing more needs to be added. So you are all set to post the next episode. ;)

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Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2015, 03:38:20 PM »
Okay, here is our next team! This team shouldn't be a surprise though to anyone either and I am sure everyone can agree with them being in this position. ;) :oops:

117. Noelle and Pat, Xerxes
- 3rd in Moat
- 2nd in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat Purple Parrots at the tiebreaker (1.5-1.5 score) in the temple games
- Out of time in the temple run

This is one of the few times where the losing team was better in every aspect than the temple team. The Purple Parrots finished 2nd in the moat, swept the SoK, and then performed pretty strongly in the temple games. Not only did they dominate better than the Green Monkeys, but Levi of the Purple Parrots was the brother of the legendary Zac Turney from "Bandit Queen". The Green Monkeys had no right to enter the temple, especially when their tiebreaker came down to the easiest question either. The Purple Parrots should've went to the temple. Levi destroyed Pat in the boys game, Noelle barely beat out Candace in the girls game (should've been a tie), and the end result should've been the Purple Parrots. And the tiebreaker is utter bullshit. The question was "What was Xerxes' throne made of?" The answer was "Marble", which was revealed by Kirk 10 seconds before the question was asked. ._.

After being gifted such an easy tiebreaker, the Green Monkeys go on to suck in the temple. Just like the "Snow Cone" team, Pat and Noelle could not make it past the bottom floor of the temple. People like to point out how hard this layout was, but there was no excuse for wasting all that time on the bottom floor of the temple. Both players were very slow and wasted unnecessary time in all their rooms. Hard temple run or not, these two were clearly not talented enough for the temple. Overall, Noelle and Pat are one of the most undeserving teams to enter the temple. Which is why they make the bottom 5 on this list. :roll:

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Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2015, 06:15:36 PM »
Oh yeah, they definitely deserve to be a bottom five team. How people can defend that team and say "we only hate them because Levi was Zac's brother" is beyond me. Even if Levi and Zac were NOT related, I would still hate them. This was a horrible team and they did NOT deserve to go to the temple. :roll:

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Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2015, 01:07:15 PM »
This is one of the few times where the losing team was better in every aspect than the temple team. Even John and Tia in Golden Cricket Cage finished first in the moat. In Xerxes, Pat and Noelle finished behind the Purple Parrots in every round they faced them. And I agree, I hated Pat and Noelle since day one when I watched this episode. Hard layout or not, they couldn't even get past the bottom floor. Yet other teams like Battle Flag and Pytheas had similar layouts and one made it to the artifact and the other team finished one room away. And the Pytheas team moved so slow too. What's Pat and Noelle's excuse then? They should've made it to the Shrine at least, but instead they screw around in every room. And Pat couldn't even make progress with a path cleared all the way to the Quicksand Bog.

The Purple Parrots would've done better, no questions asked. This is probably the one Parrot team I wanted to see go to the temple the most. Of course, after Golden Cricket Cage. :oops: And what was with that tiebreaker? Talk about not being prepared at all. It was like they didn't expect one to happen so just pulled one out at the last second. :roll:

Okay, I am going to PM you the next team. Which will conclude our bottom 5 too. ;)

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Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2015, 01:35:48 PM »
While it doesn't help their cause much, the Marble Armrest of Xerxes team did have a longer path than the other respective Chamber of the Sacred Markers runs. They were forced down into the Ledges, whereas the other teams were given direct entry to the Pit of the Pendulum via the Crypt. Also, the Shrine was inaccessible from both the Dark Forest and the Quicksand Bog. Noelle tried to find the key in both trees in the Dark Forest and came up empty-handed, and Pat climbed the ladder in the Quicksand Bog but was not allowed to enter the Shrine. I just wanted to point this out, even though their lack of progress in the temple was due to their speed (or, more accurately, their lack thereof) and their inability to effectively complete room objectives, rather than the layout itself.

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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2015, 01:51:55 PM »
Yeah, it was definitely the toughest Chamber path when the enter had to enter the top floor. In runs like Battle Flag, Pytheas, and Mussel-Shell Armor the teams had a shortcut to the Shrine and weren't forced into both entrance rooms. But Noelle and Pat just had trouble with every room they entered. I mean look how long Noelle spent in the Pit trying to knock over the column! And then she takes too long in the Jester's Court. Pat had almost a minute too and he did nothing with it. The bottom floor of Season 3 should never give you too much trouble. Players like David from Enormous Feather and TJ from Metal Beard completed their bottom floor rooms in about a minute. But the Xerxes and Snow Cone kids never even made it past it. I am willing to cut some teams slack for having tough layouts even if their performance were flawed like Imperial Wizard and Henry Hudson. But I will not forgive a team like the Green Monkeys in this episode because they would've struggled with a bunch of layouts. :oops:

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« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2015, 05:53:57 PM »
Yeah, hard layout or not, it doesn't excuse Noelle and Pat's terrible temple run. Should've been the Purple Parrots. :oops:

And you can post the next episode now. I agree with the choice and I don't have anything else to add. ;)

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« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2015, 08:28:48 AM »
Okay, we are set then to reveal our final team of the bottom 5! Once again, this team shouldn't be any surprise at all. Actually, this is one of the rare episodes where the temple run would've sucked if BOTH teams made it. :oops:

116, Veronica and Thomas, Bifocal Monocle
- 2nd in Moat
- 2nd in Steps of Knowledge
- Beat Red Jaguars 1.5-0.5 in the temple games
- Out of time in the temple run

Three Season 3 teams in a row? As strong and talented some of these teams were during this season, it also featured some God awful teams too. This episode featured poor competition in general. Every round there was at least one bad team. For example, the Orange Iguanas were even lucky to get past the SoK because the other teams were ringing in more often but kept getting wrong answers like the Green Monkeys and Red Jaguars. Then during the temple games, they faced an awful Red Jaguars game. Just watch the boys temple game - Colby of the Red Jaguars couldn't even make it up one hole during the trampoline game. So Thomas had a free pass to the top. After watching the Red Jaguars bomb the temple games, we should be glad that the Orange Iguanas made it the temple. Right?

Fast forward to the temple run. This has to be the most pathetic performance on the show after Golden Cricket Cage. :roll: These two took stupidity to a whole new level. To start off, Veronica spent over a minute climbing out of the Pit. She couldn't climb to save her life! I don't even know how she made it up. At least I can forgive Tony from Stone Head spending over a minute in Medusa's Lair. But NOT Veronica. You think the misery is over though? No, because Veronica enters the Room of the Ancient Warriors thinking the Shrine would open. -_- Of course that didn't work, but she is not done being a complete tard. She runs into the uncleared King's Storeroom where she is removed. Because that will totally advance you towards the artifact. :roll: Now, you think it can't get any worse than that suckfest. But Thomas is just as stupid. For starters, he tried pulling books in the Crypt when it was not needed. ARE YOU EVEN PAYING ATTENTION?! And then he runs into his partner's dead end before realizing he must go down. Time is basically up when he finds the half-pendant at the last second. Why grab it though? We'd rather see this temple run end in triple capture than watch 3 minutes of shit. :x

Overall, this is one of the worst temple teams on the show. Dead end or not, it was a disaster of a performance and a horrible way to start Season 3. Veronica and Thomas made some of the stupidest mistakes on the show. The only reason they got to the temple because they faced crappy teams all the way through. If they faced even an average  team like the War Fan kids, they would've been swept in the temple games. They deserve one of the bottom 5 spots. :oops:

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Re: Legends of the Hidden Temple Teams Rankings
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2015, 04:04:45 PM »
Boy, this team. :roll: This is a team that doesn't deserve any sympathy, doesn't deserve to be defended, and you can't even blame a hard layout on this one. If it takes you a full minute getting out of the Pit, then you don't even deserve to pass tryouts, much less be on the show. But then there was that Red Jaguar team that was just as bad. :oops: This temple run was Cricket Cage level of terrible and they deserve all the criticism they get. Even if it weren't for the Pit problems, they still would've bombed this temple run.

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« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2015, 04:31:24 PM »
God, I can't stand this episode or temple run. I do sort of agree with the other people that it was kind of messed up with the dead end, but just like Xerxes there is no excuse for this poor performance. I mean this team performed REALLY bad. Stuff like taking over a minute to climb a wall or pulling the books in the Crypt when it has been done is just pure stupidity. A team like Bandit Queen or Egyptian Queen will have much more success with this layout. I remember TPP needed this episode for one hundred percent completion. I can't imagine how he felt when he saw it though. :shock: I need to find his episode summary of it again. I saw this episode many times back during the day AND TeenNick played it twice. -_- But I guess judging how bad the Red Jaguars were, this temple run would've been a disaster either way. :oops:
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