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Redemption 57 desperate attention whore postings
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07-09-04, 04:36 AM (EST)
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"Route Marker confusion"
Did anyone else find it hard to follow the latter part of the first episode with the route marker opposite the hotel?

How come the contestants were even allowed to try and do the roulette game without having a route marker? Surely the route marker should have to be found first before the dealer would let them play.

This I found very odd and although good viewing when the spasos got to the pit stop, it didn't make a lot of sense.

Also, man, the first group are very patient. When Dennis acutally held the group up at the Airport ticket booth I could not beleive all the others just stood there and waited, apart from a few scumbag gripes. I would have just pushed them aside and gotten the ticket. Bet Chip and Reichen would have done so last season.

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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
 A hitch & a glitch realitybites 07-09-04 1
 RE: Route Marker confusion Macadamia 07-09-04 2
 RE: Route Marker confusion seahorse 07-13-04 3
 RE: Route Marker confusion qwertypie 07-13-04 4

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realitybites 1174 desperate attention whore postings
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07-09-04, 08:36 AM (EST)
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1. "A hitch & a glitch"
>How come the contestants were even allowed to try and do
>the roulette game without having a route marker? Surely the
>route marker should have to be found first before the
>dealer would let them play.

I agree with you in theory, and this is probably something that will get tightened up by the producers before the next race.

What happened is that the roulette dealer was probably trained to ask the names of the players, give them their chips, and tell them the rules. She wasn't asked to check for a clue or play dumb. It was a weakness in the design here that allowed them to perform the detour without actually knowing what it was.

Chip & Kim and Kami & Karli got very lucky, because if they had lost all their chips, they would have had no idea what to do next, and probably would have had to do one of two options:

1) Try to find the detour clue that they missed in the first place, or
2) Follow someone who had performed the detour and get socked with a 24 hour penalty.

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Macadamia 46 desperate attention whore postings
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07-09-04, 08:55 AM (EST)
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2. "RE: Route Marker confusion"
>How come the contestants were even allowed to try and do
>the roulette game without having a route marker? Surely the
>route marker should have to be found first before the
>dealer would let them play.

I think the way it worked out was appropriate. Everyone must have been told the rules and how the game works. So if a team doesn't read the clue properly, screws up and doesn't get the route marker too bad. Go back, do it right and suffer the consequences.

>Also, man, the first group are very patient. When Dennis >acutally held the group up at the Airport ticket booth I could >not beleive all the others just stood there and waited, apart >from a few scumbag gripes.

I was kind of wondering about that too. In fact I would have expected the ticket agent to ask Deniis to step aside instead of letting the line grow.


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07-13-04, 11:26 AM (EST)
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3. "RE: Route Marker confusion"
What was confusing is that there was a flag at the Casino entrance that attracted the contestants. Remember this was their first week in the game, so they might have forgotten the route marker.


ŠSlice & Dice Chop Shop 2004

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07-13-04, 11:50 AM (EST)
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4. "RE: Route Marker confusion"
I thought it was great.
First rule in TAR
READ THE CLUE!!!!!!
second rule in TAR
READ THE CLUE!!!!!, etc. etc.
It has happened enough times in the past where teams have been penalized for not following directions (My favorite were the two b!tchy law students who did not know what the words 'on foot' meant).


Slice & Dice Chop Shop 2004
But that is just me, I am a rule follower. BAAA BAAAA.

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