Yesterday I took part in 2 events, one a race the other a group ride.
In both events there were “riders” who were very clearly bots and stupid ones at that.
In the first race a C rider held a rock steady 5.3W/kg never varying by 0.1W regardless of conditions
In the group ride another rider held a rock steady 4.8W/kg again never changing, even when they got dropped on a climb.
I raised the first rider as an issue. Rather than respond the post was hidden and I was referred to guidelines.
ZWIFT DO NOT BEHAVE LIKE AN OSTRICH.
Your USP is your ability to recreate the impression of riding with others indoors. Other apps are much better at simulating virtual reality and the experience of riding outdoors indoors (I was a long time user of Rouvy which knocks Zwift into a cocked hat in terms of reality and variety.)
I also used to play World of Warcraft. It was plagued by bots and one of the reasons I stopped playing it was Blizzard’s failure to listen to its real users and do something to stop the virus infecting their product.
It is much easier to bot Zwift compared to WoW and there are many people out there who will take pleasure in so doing.
Zwift you must react now in a proactive manner to identify and shutdown bots otherwise you risk your game turning into a farce. It is a dereliction of duty to fail in this or expect 3rd parties like Zpower to do your work for you.
(Sorry if this breaks any guidelines.)