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Changes planned for 1 vs. 100 Season 2 News

Xbox 360 News by Ellie Gibson

Friday

Microsoft has revealed some of the changes we can expect to see in 1 vs. 100 Live when the second season begins.

As reported on the 1 vs 100 blog, there will be some adjustments to the role of the One. At the moment, explained Microsoft's "Adam Danger", "The One attains minor Xbox fame the moment they’re selected, and where it goes from there is all about how well they can fare against the competition. Some players in the beta received a torrent of friend requests, Party invites, and other assorted messages - perhaps more than they would’ve expected." So in Season 2, the status of the One will be set to "Busy" while they're on stage.

"There's a lot on the line, and it can be quite intense. We wanted to make sure that the One is able to focus on the game without distraction," said designer Brett Johnson.

In addition, the appearance of the One will be more dramatic in Season 2 - the lucky avatar will appear at the top of a staircase, strike a pose then stroll down to the stage.

1 vs. 100 launched in the UK last July. Back in August, Microsoft reported that 200,000 Europeans play the game every day.

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Toothball
30/10/09 @ 10:57
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I only remembered to try this once. It was a very hypnotic experience. I could see myself doing it for hours, but I managed to break away after not too long.
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30/10/09 @ 11:02
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Hopefully they'll fix the way The One is chosen, as a priority.
Britesparc
30/10/09 @ 11:05
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I really enjoyed season 1, but didn't have Gold at the time so could only play the free weekends. Really looking forward to S2.
darkmorgado
30/10/09 @ 11:13
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The One attains a measure of popularity?

So its not people just spamming them with messages and things to try to make them fail then...
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30/10/09 @ 11:16
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Another great feature would be actually releasing it, because it's still not out over here. I wish Xbox Live Europe got their act together for once and started expanding a lot of the UK Live features to other countries.
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Markusdragon
30/10/09 @ 11:18
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How about making it less painfully boringly slow?
SliderNL
30/10/09 @ 11:20
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what about making it available to the rest of Europe?
miiiguel
30/10/09 @ 11:25
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MS is a weird company, in places where they are already quite well established and even beating old king PS they keep on bringing new stuff, on Southern Europe where video-games are anounced in every media like being Playstation games (I shit you not, every video-game commercial on tv or outdoors, or even internet - check EG.pt! - are linked to Playstation) they do nothing, or, very, very litle.

I also have money, Mr. Microsoft!
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30/10/09 @ 11:30
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I agree with Markusdragon

There were too few questions in each round or the breaks between rounds/questions were too long.
Apostle
30/10/09 @ 11:40
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I hope that's not all they're doing.
DontLikeJelly
30/10/09 @ 11:50
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Bring it to Belgium! And also bring the Indie games section! And also the movie store!

Booo MS.
Monkey_Puncher
30/10/09 @ 12:09
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How about making it more fun for the people in the crowd?

The complete lack of involvement and tedium of sitting in the crowd for 2 hours hoping to get picked meant the numbers for the live shows dropped massively for the later shows in the series.
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30/10/09 @ 12:15
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I really liked this at first, and found it quite...exciting.

Then, after around 10 shots, I realised I was never going to be picked as either the One or even the mob and it completely lost it's appeal. It became pointless. I don't know how they picked people, but it was messed up. The amount of "ones" that had zero gamerscore seriously led me to believe it was fixed.

I really feel they have to make the selection process more transparent instead of some vague guff about answering questions quickly,but most of all, give everyone the same chance of being selected regardless of speed and accuracy. After all, there were seperate prizes for possessing those skills.
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Eraysor
30/10/09 @ 12:15
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When was season 1? Or was that the beta?
EarlBassett
30/10/09 @ 12:16
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"changes planned"?

I was expecting something about the entire format of the show, not a couple of minor tweaks.

Pointless article
AgentBalti
30/10/09 @ 12:23
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@poundhound - If you did play regularly enough, you would have got in the Mob. After a few weeks of religiously turning up for the Friday Night Show, I was in the Mob after the 3 or 4th round, every time for about 4 weeks on the spin. For me at least, it wasn't quite as random as some would suggest. And I won Poker Smash too...go me.
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30/10/09 @ 13:32
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It's not random, you just have to be any good.

>the lucky avatar will appear at the top of a staircase, strike a pose then stroll down to the stage.

Assumedly a way of getting fewer rounds into an episode, meaning less prizes.
KreyAtiv
30/10/09 @ 13:42
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They need to overhaul it a lot more than that. Actually give members of the crowd some Microsoft points and also cut down on the rather boring after a few times videos of "The Host" on about how to play the game in three seperate videos. :S
Surely you should have the option of turning that off if you've played it before.
Also those who got disconnected should get another chance.
Collymilad
30/10/09 @ 13:53
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Glad this is coming back. Excellent fun.

"MS is a weird company, in places where they are already quite well established and even beating old king PS they keep on bringing new stuff, on Southern Europe where video-games are anounced in every media like being Playstation games"

It's probably because the only place in EU that the 360 really does well (a "stronghold") is the UK. Most game ads here are linked to Xbox 360, although recently there have been a lot of PS3 ads turning up (and pretty good ones I might add)

The only thing I didn't like about 1vs100 was the fact that it seems to be the people who play the most and not the people who are the best (i.e. based on a percentage of correct answers) who are picked for the mob/theone.
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30/10/09 @ 15:36
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Alternate rounds select Ones based on different criteria, so that's not true even if it seems like it.

It never occured to me that the One might get spammed with invites in order to make him disconnect. Some people are tossers, I guess.

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