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The Heart Room / The Ivory Hunting Horn of Roland temple run
« on: April 23, 2019, 02:40:16 PM »
I was thinking about this run earlier and how easy of a win it was. Then I was thinking to myself: "Was it really meant to be that easy?".

Let's think about a few things here:

- Yakera only had to complete five room objectives. She entered the Shrine of the Silver Monkey from the Dark Forest
- After knocking over the pendulum, two doors opened: King's Storeroom and Tomb of the Headless Kings
- This was a 1 and a half pendant run. The half pendant was on the wall above the left-side markers in the Chamber of the Sacred Markers. There's a picture of this early on in the half pendant locations topic
- Only one temple guard was encountered

I'm having a hard time believing that this run was meant to be that easy. Was the Tomb of the Headless Kings meant to open after the column was knocked down? Was the Dark Forest-Shrine door meant to open only five rooms into the run? A part of me really believes a production error may have occurred involving one of those rooms. I mean, having the team completely bypass the room with the half pendant? That seems odd to me. I know something similar happened with The Mummified Hand of the Egyptian King (half pendant in the Chamber, the doors leading to the Tomb and Storeroom opening from the Pit), but that layout would've been a little harder given that team would've been forced to encounter two temple guards along the way, plus they would've had to complete more rooms had the front runner not entered the Tomb. I don't know if the Ivory Hunting Horn run was meant to be this simple.

Thoughts?

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I feel like we've done this topic before, but I can't find anything about it and after rewatching this run again last night, it had me wondering who should take most of the blame for this episode's temple run being a loss. All three options I feel share some blame.

Chris: We all know what happened with him. He wasn't as fast as his partner (Colleen), he wasted so much time in the Torch Room, and he was slow during his poor exit attempt.

Colleen: Yes, she was fast. However, she made one big mistake that led to this team's downfall: her detour into the Heart Room from the Observatory after the Treasure Room opened from there. Had she not detoured into the Heart Room, she would've had a solo win. Instead, it was this mistake that lead to her getting taken out of the temple by the temple guards.

Kirk: Even though Chris was sluggish getting to the Lariat, he still had plenty of time to escape and he was getting ready to enter the Shrine of the Silver Monkey from the Well room ladder. That was until Kirk told him to bust through the wall, which Chris did instead. I think Chris heard Kirk and he listened.

So who should get the most blame here?

After taking some time to think about it, I think Chris should get the most blame. I may have had different opinions back then (I think I originally blamed Kirk the most), but over time, I think my opinion has changed and it's not good for Chris. There was no reason for him to be as slow as his partner. Yes, Colleen made a mistake by entering one extra unnecessary room, but she's not the only player to have done this (the frontrunner for "The Electrified Key of Benjamin Franklin" immediately comes to mind as it was an identical situation). Chris had no excuse for his poor performance and he could've very easily ignored Kirk's advice. Chris should've known the bottom route would've taken longer than escaping from the top because of how time consuming the Holes of Python are.

So in the end, I think Chris should take most of the blame here.

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The Heart Room / The Golden Cup of Belshazzar temple run
« on: April 02, 2017, 11:23:03 PM »
I recently rewatched this temple run and it had me wondering. Was this an impossible win due to technical bugs? No doors opened even after every combination was used in the Room of the Harmonic Convergence. You could hear a ding, but nothing happened. Then at the end it seemed that no doors opened in the Treasure Room. The player tried the button for the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, but it didn't open. The player also tried opening the treasure chest to enter the Swamp, but I guess that door didn't open either. Unless it did and the player didn't even bother going down there.

So was this an unwinnable layout because of technical glitches? Or was the team intended to go down from the Treasure Room into the Swamp? I think if there was a glitch, it would've happened in the Room of the Harmonic Convergence. A sound could be hear indicating the objective was completed, but no doors opened. Plus, it seemed really harsh to have them go back into the Cave of Sighs and up from there. Personally, I think this was a bugged run due to this. I don't know if the door to the Swamp opened from the Treasure Room, but if it didn't, then that would really make this an impossible layout.

Thoughts?

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