Escaped Drug Lords Hippo......

Posted by Iireku (147 posts) -

Season two of 1 vs 100 recently jumped off and having missed the first run beta I could not pass up the opportunity to compete against tens of thousands of trivia fanatics.  Going into it fresh I had high hopes that my knowledge of otherwise useless information would allow me to swiftly grind my way up the ranks and achieve high enough status to ensure I would at least become a member of the Live Show Mob.  I played for a couple of hours averaging about 68% correct, but still getting enough exp to plow through the first 9 levels.  I was nowhere near touching top ten or top three, and I could not understand how so many players could not only answer every single question correctly, but with the additional instant answer bonus.  Needless to say these people are either freaks or more likely a "Consortium of Stupid Knowledge" playing under the guise of a single entity.  Originally I just brushed it off because I don't care about being number 1 or having the highest all time ranking.  
 
Then Friday comes along and the first Live Show of the season kicks off with a whimper.  I started out in the crowd where I proceeded to stay for the entire 2 hour session.  This wouldn't have bothered me so much if I hadn't noticed that a few of the mob and even a couple of the 1's were the same players from extended play sessions who dominated most of the time.  I understand that having higher stats does indeed boost the likely hood that someone will be chosen to participate in the fun prize winning game part, but I honestly don't think I could reach those ranks without some form of aid.  Which leads to my ultimate question.......
 
What is the specific criteria used to determine which 101 / 30,000+ users get to be IN each round?
 
I'm too lazy to email Chris Cashman myself, so i'm just gonna keep on playing and hoping that there is a certain degree of randomness in the process.  Other then that I find it to be a fairly entertaining game which all gold members should consider trying, even if only once. 
 
If you didn't TL;DR by now, Thanks.
 
                                                                Infamously Iireku 
 
BTW: if you're still wondering about the title, It has to do with a fucked up question in the game.  Something along the lines of  "what were authorities looking for months after the death of a drug lord?"  the options were 

  1. An escaped hippo
  2. Hidden Treasure
  3. A vault
Knowing nothing of Pablo Escobar before hand, I was gonna hit the treasure answer but my thumb slammed on Hippo and that was probably the most shocking moment of accidental correctness I have ever experienced.
#1 Posted by Iireku (147 posts) -

Season two of 1 vs 100 recently jumped off and having missed the first run beta I could not pass up the opportunity to compete against tens of thousands of trivia fanatics.  Going into it fresh I had high hopes that my knowledge of otherwise useless information would allow me to swiftly grind my way up the ranks and achieve high enough status to ensure I would at least become a member of the Live Show Mob.  I played for a couple of hours averaging about 68% correct, but still getting enough exp to plow through the first 9 levels.  I was nowhere near touching top ten or top three, and I could not understand how so many players could not only answer every single question correctly, but with the additional instant answer bonus.  Needless to say these people are either freaks or more likely a "Consortium of Stupid Knowledge" playing under the guise of a single entity.  Originally I just brushed it off because I don't care about being number 1 or having the highest all time ranking.  
 
Then Friday comes along and the first Live Show of the season kicks off with a whimper.  I started out in the crowd where I proceeded to stay for the entire 2 hour session.  This wouldn't have bothered me so much if I hadn't noticed that a few of the mob and even a couple of the 1's were the same players from extended play sessions who dominated most of the time.  I understand that having higher stats does indeed boost the likely hood that someone will be chosen to participate in the fun prize winning game part, but I honestly don't think I could reach those ranks without some form of aid.  Which leads to my ultimate question.......
 
What is the specific criteria used to determine which 101 / 30,000+ users get to be IN each round?
 
I'm too lazy to email Chris Cashman myself, so i'm just gonna keep on playing and hoping that there is a certain degree of randomness in the process.  Other then that I find it to be a fairly entertaining game which all gold members should consider trying, even if only once. 
 
If you didn't TL;DR by now, Thanks.
 
                                                                Infamously Iireku 
 
BTW: if you're still wondering about the title, It has to do with a fucked up question in the game.  Something along the lines of  "what were authorities looking for months after the death of a drug lord?"  the options were 

  1. An escaped hippo
  2. Hidden Treasure
  3. A vault
Knowing nothing of Pablo Escobar before hand, I was gonna hit the treasure answer but my thumb slammed on Hippo and that was probably the most shocking moment of accidental correctness I have ever experienced.

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