The second season of 1 vs 100 Live ends tomorrow. The final live show of the season will be at 10:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Extended play sessions will actually run for a few days longer with the last being held on Monday. Do not fret at the news of the season ending because there are plans to have a third season although no specific time or date has been set for it’s beginning.
Disconnection issues plagued the game throughout the entire second season (even more so than the beta season). I don’t think a single game went by without me getting booted at least once. The one time I made it into The Mob I got booted as well which actually cost me a prize. Now I know why it seems a couple Mob members always seem to get really common sense questions wrong, they must be getting disconnected! In fact, I even saw The One get disconnected a few times. That really must have sucked! I can only assume that these issues stem from the game drawing so many players with over 20,000 every night and sometimes even 40,000+. In addition to connection issues, they also experienced audio feed problems for a few weeks where a majority of the players couldn’t hear the host, Chris Cashman, speaking and just sat there in awkward silence.
Although it did have it’s fair share of troubles, season two had many improvements over the original beta season including achievements, new avatar dances, and a much more detailed “Sprint theater.” Several special guests appeared throughout the season including the one and only Major Nelson who really had a lot of constructive feedback to give about the show. He said that he would be pushing some ideas for improvements for the next season such as being able to see more info about why an answer was right after the question thus increasing your knowledge and making 1 vs 100 even more educational.
I think that if one improvement should be made for season three then it should be to remove party support for the game. The top players all play in large groups. That is perfectly fine if you are in the same room or playing in the same little group of four. That’s part of the fun is being able to play with friends and family. Where it gets stupid though is when you are in a party with a bunch of people as well. It just seems unfair to the single person playing when you have a dozen other players helping you get every answer right. That is why you routinely see some of the same people in the top 10. It’s not because they are really smart, they aren’t. It’s just that they have so many other minds helping them, it’s hard for all of them to get a question wrong.