Hi Scott. Thanks for the reply and that certainly clears up why this is taking so long and is not on the top priority. Whilst all the items you discuss sound great they are non-essential.
Extensive course information will become necessary as further worlds are added, but right now most users understand the difference between Richmond and Watopia and a simple mouseover description is enough to fill any gaps.
Knowing where friends are would be great, but it’s something for the future too. Many of us don’t even have that many friends who ride regularly and the ones that do have generally arranged to meet them / know where they are.
Isolating chat. I’m actually surprised you are suggesting this as I’ve always thought Zwift were aiming to keep everyone together. In the future I’m sure you will develop chat much more (dedicated channels), which will provide natural segregation and in the meantime I don’t mind riding Watopia and seeing the general “I’m so fast. I’m doing the Wringer. My FTP is amazing. I’m group leader, slow down, slow down, slow down, slow down” chat.
So all you suggest will incredible and I can’t wait to see it. But right now something very simple will do something VERY BIG for a lot of customers.