I think it’s mostly bots, names don’t match country flags and I can’t get over it!
There was a time when you ride with blue bots on Zwift because there were so few real people on. I kinda miss’em.
RGT had a fair number of bots.
I don’t really chat with people on Zwift so bots or not makes little difference to me. On Zwift I just like somebody to chase and it doesn’t matter if they’re a bot.
Especially for the 20 minute FTP test, why can’t I have a personal robopacer? Doing the FTP test would be a whole lot better if I could chase a robopacer.
Because this and many other feature desires voiced here are too niche to implement. One of the best ways to release bad software is to lack focus and cram with features very few use.
I agree on the training plans. I wish there was a google calendar output so I can see what workouts are scheduled, and stop this deal where I have 5 workouts available for the week, but no actual “Monday = workout 1, Tuesday = 2, Wednesday = rest) etc.
Pacers at a fixed power or a pacer of one of your previous rides were a thing on the computrainer……in the 90’s. Once they got off of the Nintendo onto the pc you could have up to 5 of them and they would draft off of each other and you if you set “drafting on”. Gotta tell ya, those pacer options were really great!
A lot of the GaaS Companies are closer to 1000 people, the fact is GaaS needs enough people to run the game then to produce content updates, events cosmetics and then the marketing and community engagement. I have no doubt that it would be possible to run Zwift with less people then they have/had, but htey also did some Hardware development that didn’t pan out.
And here is the reason the thing is free and run on a shoestring budget, the hope that one of the big players will pick it up, probably not the best environment currently for that to happen… but if you want to make it sustainable you will need to charge a monthly fee or hope that you can make a predatory MTX model work. (unless you are the UAE and do it part of your sportwashing and have money to burn.