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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« on: October 10, 2021, 10:46:25 PM »
I wouldn't say the reboot sucks. It's only one episode in and I did like some things about it. However, I will say I found the first episode to be underwhelming. I'll start with the negatives.

-As TMH said, I'm not a fan of those contestant interjections. They felt like pace breakers more than anything else. While it's nice to learn more about the contestants, Legends in the past worked really well without the interjections similar to what a lot of reality shows have. These interjections result in episodes being an hour long. I honestly preferred it when Legends was half an hour. It made the episodes more digestible if you get what I mean.

-Each episode will only have four teams of two competing. This first episode saw the exclusion of the Orange Iguanas and the Silver Snakes. However, judging by the second episode promo at the end of this episode, it looks like the Silver Snakes will appear. I wish it stayed at six teams, but that's just my personal preference. This really wasn't too big of a con in my opinion.

-New host Cristela Alonzo's first performance was underwhelming. Echoing what TMH said, she didn't seem that invested, which isn't good at all. I know Kirk took a while to get things going and obviously Cristela could get it going at some point too, but her first episode wasn't all that impressive.

-The way the show told the story with the cartoony looking images looked.....cheesy? I think that's the right word to describe it? I wasn't too big on that. I thought it looked silly. Maybe that's a better word to describe it. I wasn't a fan of that.

-Another thing I didn't like is the fact that temple runs can no longer end via temple guard capture. Yep, another thing that TMH mentioned as being a negative. It was fun watching teams go through the temple and wondering if they would make it to the artifact or get caught by the third temple guard if the team had one or one and a half pendant of life. Now teams are guaranteed to enter the temple with two pendants due to how the temple games work (two games, one pendant earned for each one and if the teams split the games, a tiebreaker determines the winner and it nets them a second pendant). Obviously it would suck if a run ends in capture super early like in Elizabeth I's Golden Ship, but early ends were rare anyway and usually it was the team's fault for letting it happen (*cough* Harriet Tubman run *cough*). I feel like doing it this way with team's being guaranteed two pendants for the temple run kind of ruins the tension, especially when it looks like there's only one set path the team can take to get to the item.

-Did we really need the Chime sponsorship? We already get plenty of those ads on YouTube, so seeing them again here left me feeling annoyed.

Now the positives. I'll just sum it up with this sentence: even though things look different, it's still Legends of the Hidden Temple.

+The Moat was a little different, but it still felt like the moat if you catch my drift. It involved doing multiple things before ringing the gong. The first three teams to succeed move on, the last team is eliminated.

+The Steps of Knowledge are pretty much unchanged and that's fine. No complaints here other than the aforementioned silly looking imagery used to tell the story.

+The Temple Games were fun to watch. It's only two games this time around, but I still found it to be entertaining. Each game was team based and they both had multiple objectives that had to be completed before hitting the button on the gong pedestal. The second game had one team play the game while the other team stood back and watched to see how fast they could complete it. If the second team isn't able to beat the first team's time, then a pendant is awarded to the first team. I thought the temple games were good. I like it.

+The temple has been revamped with some new rooms and I think they're good. Rooms like The Dark Forest, Spider's Lair, and the ever popular Shrine of the Silver Monkey are back, but the new rooms work rather well. I forgot the names already, but one room had the temple runner reach through three skeleton bodies to find a beating heart which must be inserted into a slot to open the door. Another room requires the runner to pull sticks out of a cylinder which drops objects onto the ground. One of them is a jade token and the player must find it and insert it into a slot to advance. Another room has the player finding articles of clothes to put onto a queen mannequin and once all of them are on, the next room opens. I like that the show is trying new things with the rooms and I thought they were good.

+Dee Bradley Baker back as the voice of Olmec! Of course this is a positive.

There are a couple of things I'm indifferent about. One is the lack of Kirk Fogg. I would've loved to see him make an appearance, even if it meant him being a cameo. However, I'm not gonna lose sleep over this. Also, temple runs are now 4 minutes instead of the previous three. I don't know how to feel about that yet, so I'll hold off on judgment here for now.

All in all, not bad. However, it wasn't that impressive. I feel like the cons outweigh the pros, which is a shame. Still, it is the first episode, so things could always improve. At least I hope.

The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« on: October 06, 2021, 10:09:19 PM »
October 10th is approaching fast! I already have the show recorded in case I forget. I'm hoping it's good!

The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« on: October 03, 2021, 08:56:32 PM »
I hate it when this site goes down. It happened again, but I'm glad it's back up now.

The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« on: June 07, 2021, 09:34:05 AM »
I swear the Firefox browser updates too much. :roll:

I'll admit to being one of those people who have been critical of certain temple runners in the past. John and Tia from Golden Cricket Cage, Sabrina from Blackbeard's Treasure Map, Kim from Missing Weather Maps, the list goes on. They deserve criticism for their poor efforts, but I don't think they deserve to be hated on and called all sorts of names. If I've done that to these people in previous posts, then I'm sorry. I never meant to be hateful to them.

I get it. Back then, they were kids and I'm sure going through the temple at that age wasn't all that easy. What might look easy to adults may have been tough for some of these younger people. Also, this was being recorded for TV. I'm sure that didn't help. Some kids might've been really nervous performing in front of cameras. Not to mention, from what I understand, these kids were at the set for most of the day. I'm willing to bet most of them were tired and worn out. That may have had some effect on their temple performance. Also, you can't forget the temple guards. If they encountered one, I'm sure that had to throw them off their game.

Again, I'm sorry if anyone has taken offense to anything I've said about certain contestants.

The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« on: May 18, 2021, 08:01:08 PM »
It’s not that you can only be in California it’s more do I want to go to California in a pandemic? I have not left Minnesota since February last year.

Though if there was no Pandemic Id sign up in a heartbeat.

Yeah, the pandemic doesn't help. Also, I'm not the traveling type. I've never been in a plane before and I don't feel comfortable being in one. I'd rather drive or be driven to the location. Sadly, it's in Cali, so I probably won't try out.

Also, I kind of want to see what this version of Legends is like before signing up for it. If it has more than one season and the first season is disappointing, then chances are I won't bother trying out. I'm hopeful it'll be good though. Fingers crossed!

The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« on: May 11, 2021, 12:52:54 PM »
Eyes emoji

So are you willing to apply to be a Purple Parrot like how I applied to be a Green Monkey?

After reading through that article, I hate to say it, but I'm most likely gonna pass on this opportunity. The "Can you comfortably swim 200’ (feet) without assistance?" part would deny me a chance to be on the show because I can't swim. At least not very well anyway. Also, this show is taking place in LA and I basically live on the other side of the country. I'm not willing to travel that far.

I'd love to be on the show, but I don't think I'm cut out for it. I'm just not fit and it sounds like this version is gonna be more physically demanding than early Legends.

The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« on: May 10, 2021, 11:54:50 AM »
Got my second covid shot yesterday. So far I'm feeling somewhat okay. I got a sore arm and a lack of energy/tiredness, but thankfully I'm off work today and tomorrow, so I can rest up.

The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« on: May 04, 2021, 08:24:04 PM »
Looks like emotes are working again. Nice!  :) ;) :D :lol: :P 8) :twisted: :mrteal: :o :mrgreen: :mrblue: :mrorange: :mrpurple: :mrred: :mryellow: :mrsilver: :mrpink: :mrchameleon: :azn: :afro: :angel: :grin:

The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« on: May 01, 2021, 10:01:12 PM »
I like how posting is back and we're not doing much with it, lol.

So anyway, who else has gotten a covid shot? I'm getting two. I've already gotten one. I'll get my 2nd shot next week. Can't wait to have another sore arm. :(

The Dark Forest / Re: The NFL Football topic
« on: April 27, 2021, 11:07:11 PM »
So now that we can post again, what did you guys think of this season's ending?

First of all, I was so happy that the Browns not only finally made the playoffs, but won a playoff game as well. They deserved it. However, I'm still kinda salty that they beat us to not only make the playoffs, but to advance to the next round as well. XD Oh well, they earned it and they probably should've won against the Chiefs, but I'd say their season was a huge success and I have hope that they'll be back in the playoffs next season too.

The Bills were impressive also. They deserved that awesome season. Hopefully they can keep it up.

Finally, Tom Brady won another Super Bowl. :rolleyes: I didn't even think the Bucs were all that good, but they somehow pulled it off. At this rate, Brady may never retire. :P

The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« on: April 27, 2021, 11:01:20 PM »
Well that was fun. XD

Anyway, I'm not sure on the reboot. Maybe it'll still happen, but I don't think anyone knows for sure what's gonna happen.

The Steps of Knowledge / Re: Posting has been fixed!
« on: April 27, 2021, 10:59:50 PM »
Yay posting is back! :D

Though it looks like avatars aren't appearing and emojis aren't working. Still, it's great that we can post again. :)

The Dark Forest / Re: The NFL Football topic
« on: January 05, 2021, 12:18:16 PM »
The Browns continue to be decimated by covid-19. Now their head coach has the virus. That's on top of quite a few players having it. What a crappy situation for the Browns. They finally make the playoffs and then this happens. Now I don't think they stand a chance against us. Like THK said, I think we need to see more from Stefanski, but let's be real here, he's helped get the Browns to where they are now. Without him, the Browns will most likely lose by double digits, especially considering we're gonna be playing our starters this time around.

Kevin Stefanski definitely deserves consideration for coach of the year. However, I think it'll go to Bills coach Sean McDermott. He's turned Buffalo into a powerhouse. That's the team I think stands the best chance against the Chiefs in the playoffs. Maybe the Ravens can stand up to them too, but the Bills are the biggest threat to the Chiefs in my eyes.

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