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Offline RaceUntilWeDie

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Should they put Detours in the Final Leg again?
« on: October 17, 2014, 04:01:40 PM »
I wasn't around when they put Detours in the final legs. Do you think they should do that again? I think it's a factor for teams to fall behind, which I hate in finales.

Sorry if this should be posted in another topic and not as a new topic, didn't know where to ask this  :-[


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Re: Should they put Detours in the Final Leg again?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2014, 10:28:39 PM »
Personally, I never like Double Roadblock legs and I always just preferred to have Detours in all legs, including the finale. The only thing is that they would only work if they were balanced and one team does a different Detour, but it could always be edited out if all three teams chose the same option.

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Re: Should they put Detours in the Final Leg again?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2014, 11:32:18 PM »
I side with Jimmer about the balancing of Detours. For example, I thought TAR12 (Seafood Detour) and 13 (Nature Retreat Detour) did a fantastic job keeping both respective tasks an equal shot of falling behind and advancing ahead. The choices were simple, yet unexpected in how teams would handle either task, not how the task would handle the teams... if that makes sense.
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Re: Should they put Detours in the Final Leg again?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2014, 03:22:20 AM »
1 roadblock and 1 detour. Tradicional , and perfect.
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Re: Should they put Detours in the Final Leg again?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2014, 11:15:41 AM »
1 roadblock and 1 detour. Tradicional , and perfect.

Tell that to this season :D
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Re: Should they put Detours in the Final Leg again?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2014, 11:48:25 AM »
1 roadblock and 1 detour. Tradicional , and perfect.

Tell that to this season :D

You should tell to TAR26 since TAR26 will start filming in the couple of months later.
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Re: Should they put Detours in the Final Leg again?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2014, 12:09:51 PM »
I feel that the finale memory challenge should be a team effort and not a Roadblock. For example, even though TAR 11's challenge screwed up Charla and Mirna and Dustin and Kandace's race... it was a good challenge relatively testing how well teams have communicated with each other.

TAR 17 pit-stop greeters challenge was cool and would have been more epic if the previous task did not allow teams to have such a big time difference with each other.

TAR 22's hello greetings in different languages could have been a great task to be done by two person too.

If they have to strictly limit it to 2 Roadblocks in the final leg, then each player has to take a memory challenge for each Roadblock. I get pretty turned off when they do tasks which are totally unrelated to the race in the final leg. For example, no idea why do they have to free themselves with David Copperfield, or fix light bulbs in Vegas in TAR 24. The magic challenge could have incorporated some memory challenge, such as remembering the combination of the number of countries visit + the number of legs the Detours came before the Roadblocks + something else so as to unlock themselves.

Something as easy as that... but meaningful you see.

But argh, we can't have everything in a single race I guess. :(


 

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