I have been on Zwift for over 2 years now, I am at Level 33 and incentive-wise its getting a bit boring. I did all the challenges. I got all the socks. Andt he new drop system is just another number running up on my screen. Group rides are all about the fence now.
So, here are some random thoughts
Incentives for social behaviour
The closer you ride to the leader on a group ride, the more drops you get.
If you ride in front of the fence, you drops start counting backwards.
Someone drafting behind you should also increase the drop count.
What about a Ride-around-the-World Challenge? That shouldn’t be too hard to implement. You’ll get to wear a Tron TT-Suit on Zwift for a month if you’ll finish it.
New Race Modes
How come Zwift doesn’t have Last-Man-Standing-Races? Every lap (or after x minutes) the last rider gets eliminated until nobody is left? Don’t get it. Such a cheap way to have fun. If you wanted to take this a step further let the T-Rex eat the last rider off the road.
A drop in the Bucket
The drop system in general is a bit underwhelming, if you ask me. I already got all the socks I need and I like my Tron Bike very much, so I don’t care about other frames. Not at all. I know why you’re doing it, but lets be honest, this is more of a marketing platform than actual encouragement for riders. Pls come up with something else so we all can keep enjoying Zwift.
Zwift in Times of Corona
Given the current global Corona-Crisis Zwift should have the balls to give away one or two free months to everyone, so we can play our part and encourage people to shut down group rides. Enjoy the tax write-off for promotions and in the long run certainly a lot of new customers, but just do it. You’re welcome.
Speaking of encouragement: Please, everyone, stop encouraging people to travel right now, because it is such a great time. It is certainly not. Don’t even joke about it in the chat. Someone, probably some I-ride-solo-anyways-Guy, will take it seriously and that someone might have been infected days ago and doesn’t even know it. And he or she will get on a flight or a bus or a train and will spread the virus. No question about it.
(I keep hearing that people are smarter than this, but just take a look around. They are not.)
Thats my 2 Cents for now, fee free to vote on my Bug report regarding special characters in the Companion App, its from November and still isn’t fixed.
Have a nice Sunday, stay safe and I’ll see you on the Tour of Watopia.