I would like to share some feedback on late joining.
It is a good feature you can still join when you would be a couple of minutes late. But I have a problem were people get joined in, at the front of the race.
Yesterday at a stage of the Tour Of Watopia, Big Loop route, people were still spawning in after 15 to 20 minutes and got morphed into the front of the race. I know, because I was battling around 8 tot 10 th place. We were riding up the EPIC and about 5 to 8 riders spawned into my group of 4. It was really annoying and not fair since they didn’t had to do the complete EPIC KOM. I also had to put in an extra effort because I got stuck after one late joining rider that did not match our pace and I lost contact with my bunch and had to close the gap.
I am not opposed against late joining, but why cannot they join at the back? It would make more sense, since then they can ride the whole ride and do not mess up others their race.
Concerning the new pack dynamics, thank you Zwift for making things more realistic. It is much nicer to ride into a pack, not going through riders anymore like we used to. I hope you guys are still working on it, improving the pack dynamics further, because more then I would like to my avatar gets a reset and suddenly I find myself a few positions back, 5 to name a number. Yesterday I found myself in a reset-loop that took a good 30 seconds or about. Reset, 1 second later, another reset, 2 seconds later, another reset, 1 second later yet again a reset …
That reset is not always annoying, and perhaps equally - but that does not stand out this much - you get a good reset, and thus you really do not notice.
Keep up the good work improving the game.