This guy’s powercurve broke the strava chart: http://www.strava.com/activities/238208865/power-curve
Here’s another one:
Both of the rides I’ve linked above have already been flagged on strava of obvious problems. In another thread here, Zwift employees have stated that they will have a system for flagging riders in game with wacky power data.
This activity will always be possible. For example, set up virtual power, disengage the resistance on the trainer and spin at 40 mph+ for new KOM’s. Maybe you change your weight in the profile to be 100 lbs instead of 150 lbs. I’m sure there are many other ways to trick the system. Greifing in MMO’s is always present.
Obviously the game is ‘for fun’ and we shouldn’t take it too seriously.My thoughts are around how this will be handled as Zwift becomes more ubiquitous and naturally more competitive.
When I sit down for an hour+ session on the trainer with a random selection of folks from around the world, I would like some assurances that everyone is being honest. Maybe that means having the ability to specify that I only want to ride with folks that have a ‘real’ power meter. Or maybe it means that we need the ability to create invitation only ‘races’. I’m not really sure what the answer is here.