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Re: Are the Purple Parrots truly the biggest losers?
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2011, 07:39:45 PM »
Yeah, I'm standing by the Purple Parrots too. They had so many tie breaker losses, it was awful. Being a PP fan can suck, but they're still my favorite team and always will be.



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Re: Are the Purple Parrots truly the biggest losers?
« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2011, 08:12:04 PM »
If we're going by win-to-run efficiency, the Orange Iguanas sucked way more.  4/25 amounting to 16%.  Let's not forget that even in one of their victories, the frontrunner DROPPED his pendant and his partner had to toss it back to him. (The Lucky Medallion of Atocha)

But yeah, the Purple Parrots lost a LOT of tiebreakers.
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Re: Are the Purple Parrots truly the biggest losers?
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2011, 08:35:08 PM »
You're lucky THK. Your favorite teams are the Silver Snakes and the Green Monkeys, teams that had better success than the other four teams.



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Re: Are the Purple Parrots truly the biggest losers?
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2011, 09:16:11 PM »
Yeah, I'm standing by the Purple Parrots too. They had so many tie breaker losses, it was awful. Being a PP fan can suck, but they're still my favorite team and always will be.
I agree, I'm also standing by the Purple Parrots too. Even though they are indeed, a very unlucky team.

If we're going by win-to-run efficiency, the Orange Iguanas sucked way more.  4/25 amounting to 16%.  Let's not forget that even in one of their victories, the frontrunner DROPPED his pendant and his partner had to toss it back to him. (The Lucky Medallion of Atocha)

But yeah, the Purple Parrots lost a LOT of tiebreakers.
At least the Orange Iguanas HAD temple appearances. Even if their lose/win ratio was the worst.

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Re: Are the Purple Parrots truly the biggest losers?
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2011, 09:23:17 PM »
The Purple Parrots were like the red-headed stepchild team of Legends. They had the fewest temple appearances and the fewest victories on the show.

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Re: Are the Purple Parrots truly the biggest losers?
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2011, 03:31:52 AM »
Legends was an elimination-type game show, with the Temple as a bonus round. While the bonus round is always the most challenging, keep in mind that the majority of the show has to do with staying in the game. If there were more Purple Parrot teams that made it to the Temple, would it not be possible for there to be a whole lot more Purple Parrot losses? I gotta go with PPF and say that the # of victories/# of Temple Runs ratio is lesser in comparison to the # of Temple Runs/# of Temple Games appearances ratio.
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Re: Are the Purple Parrots truly the biggest losers?
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2011, 01:45:58 AM »
You're lucky THK. Your favorite teams are the Silver Snakes and the Green Monkeys, teams that had better success than the other four teams.

The thing is, the first time I watched the show, I immediately picked the Silver Snakes without knowing anything.

And in fact, I originally hated the Green Monkeys because every other episode I saw, they kept beating the Silver Snakes.  What really changed my mind about the Green Monkeys was when I saw The Lost Hornpipe of the Pirate Captain.  Jarrid and Jessica were awesome.
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Re: Are the Purple Parrots truly the biggest losers?
« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2011, 11:39:42 AM »
Legends was an elimination-type game show, with the Temple as a bonus round. While the bonus round is always the most challenging, keep in mind that the majority of the show has to do with staying in the game. If there were more Purple Parrot teams that made it to the Temple, would it not be possible for there to be a whole lot more Purple Parrot losses? I gotta go with PPF and say that the # of victories/# of Temple Runs ratio is lesser in comparison to the # of Temple Runs/# of Temple Games appearances ratio.

Good point. Many people have tried scoring systems to rank the teams, but most of them are just based on their performance in the temple.  I propose a new one to see if it changes anything.


For each episode:
1 point for passing the Moat (1/2 point if they get one member across)
            The first team across gets an extra 1/2 point
2 points for passing the Steps of Knowledge (if they don't make it, 1/2 point for each question they got right)
            The first team down gets an extra 1/2 point
            If a team sweeps the first three questions, they get an extra 1/2 point on top of that
Points in the Temple Games equal to the number of pendants they won
1 extra point for making it to the temple
            If they win with a shutout, they get another extra point
1/2 point for finding the half-pendant in the temple (if applicable)
1 point for grabbing the artifact
            At my discretion, I can still award losing teams this point if they were screwed over by a production fault or an insanely difficult layout
2 points on top of that for returning with the artifact


I think this scoring system would accurately account for how far they made it in the game and how well they did in each round.  I made the Moat only worth one point because 2/3 of the teams make it, and the only reason I give so many extra points for winning in the temple is that only about 1/4 of the runs were successful, so it was a pretty big thing.

Tell me if you guys like it, and I'll go through the episodes and tally it up.
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Re: Are the Purple Parrots truly the biggest losers?
« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2011, 12:03:06 PM »
I like that method. I have a feeling the Blue Barracudas and Orange Iguanas might be close to the Purple Parrots in terms of who the worst team was throughout the entire show.



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Re: Are the Purple Parrots truly the biggest losers?
« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2011, 06:23:09 PM »
To back up reply #31 by THK, here's a link with all the win %'s:

http://www.nicklegends.co.cc/featsfactsfirsts.html


The Purple Parrots rank thrid in temple win percentage. Also, the Red Jaguars weren't as good as I previously thought. Two of their wins (that I can think of at the top of my head) were extremely easy, and you know which two I'm talking about.



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Re: Are the Purple Parrots truly the biggest losers?
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2011, 06:38:23 PM »
*cough*Shaka Zulu*cough*
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Re: Are the Purple Parrots truly the biggest losers?
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2011, 06:43:13 PM »
Also, I'm going to change my scoring system a little bit.

The team who finishes the Moat first gets an extra 1/2 point
The team who finishes the Steps of Knowledge first gets an extra 1/2 point
If that team wins the Steps by sweeping the first three questions, they get another 1/2 point on top of that
If the team wins the Temple Games with a shutout, it's worth an extra point.
At my discretion, I can still give the Temple Run teams the point for reaching the artifact if they were screwed over by a production fault or an insanely difficult layout.

EDIT: I added these to the earlier post.
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Re: Are the Purple Parrots truly the biggest losers?
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2011, 06:51:32 PM »
*cough*Shaka Zulu*cough*

That's one of them. The other is The Ivory Hunting Horn of Roland. Wow, the Red Jaguars are the proud owners of the top 2 quickest temple wins. That makes up for only winning four times, one ahead of the PPs.

The new additions to your scoring method looks good. Are you going to be doing this all by yourself or is help going to be ok like in the guard topic?



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Re: Are the Purple Parrots truly the biggest losers?
« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2011, 07:13:29 PM »
It won't be a problem.  It actually gives me an excuse to go back and watch every episode.  Yay!

Also, I further changed the scoring.  The bonus for winning the Temple Games is reduced to 1 point instead of 2, since that's too much considering it's on top of the pendants they already won.
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Re: Are the Purple Parrots truly the biggest losers?
« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2011, 02:09:07 AM »
*cough*Shaka Zulu*cough*

That's one of them. The other is The Ivory Hunting Horn of Roland. Wow, the Red Jaguars are the proud owners of the top 2 quickest temple wins. That makes up for only winning four times, one ahead of the PPs.

The new additions to your scoring method looks good. Are you going to be doing this all by yourself or is help going to be ok like in the guard topic?

How dare you diss those two wins! They are some of the most quality wins on the show!

Just kidding. Even though I am a big Red Jaguars fan, I will be the first win to admit that we have a bunch of garbage and pathetic runs on the show. I mean we have Blackbeard's Treasure Map, Elizabeth I's Golden Ship, Keys to the Alhambra, the Lost Love Lettero f Little John, etc. We also have some pretty pathetic wins too like the Mask of Shaka Zulu.

Luckily we don't have all the other pathetic temple runs like the Silver Snakes (*cough Golden Cricket Cage of Khan and John Henry's Lost Hammer cough*) ;)