So here’s a plot of my proposed scheme for level > 50 points, using exponentially increasing point totals: to get to the next level, you need +4% more points. So if you have 1 million points, the next level is 1.04 million: you need 40 thousand more points. How did I get 4%? The average points per level up to 50 is 2% of the points needed to reach 50. So I doubled that and got 4%.
Here’s 3 examples: +4%, +5%, and +6%. To get to a level 100 would require around 3.55 million points with +4%. That seems reasonable: like reaching level 50 seven times, which would be extremely hard. But level 100 should be something only a few riders achieve, I think.
There’s other schemes, like power-law. Exponentials are just one option.
Would an increase in a number no one sees other than you be any different to an increase in XP points which no one sees? you would just increase a smaller number based on an increase in a bigger number.
I don’t really see the point in levels to be honest, i don’t care about jerseys or gloves or whatever and if i’m level 50 or 250 it makes no difference.
Indeed , Zwift really havent explored kit options too much.
Even the jersey includes the bib shorts by default too so a lot of scope there too . .
I cant see why we cant have something akin to anyone in pro peloton who has held world champions jerseys gets to flash there kit with the rainbow . So here we can get something similar for either jersey ( or shorts maybe ) to include either level number or at least what decimal you are 50,60,70 etc .
As most have hinted jerseys are not a great reward sine we will have club jerseys to wear . So Helmets , socks , Tyre wall colors , Even Bike frame colours could be re-purposed for level rewarding .
On the later perhaps Zwift could kill 2 birds with one stone and make RED bike frame something that comes with Level 100 Ditch the slidding scale disaster area and implement specific colours as upgrades with leveling / drops .
My suggestion is to simplify the future design of this area by doing away with more levels.
When you get to level 50/21 the progress bar should become a live display of your accumulated totals: distance, altitude, calories, hours spent (similar to what you can see on the front screen of the android app).
Instead of seeing a progress bar crawl across the screen, you could then choose which of your accumulators is getting close to its next thousand (or number ending in zero) and use that as a motivation to keep going.
XP still accumulates and can be used at the drop shop for new kit.
My reason for suggesting this is I think its cool to be able to see live values of your accumulated totals, and the current impasse on level 50 looks like it could be an opportunity to do this.
I suspect that it’s easier to delete the current artificial limit of levels than it is to program another, new recognition system to the current basket of levels, XP, jerseys, bikes, challenges, badges, etc.
Levels seem to mean nothing ! Other than to the individual. They are only obvious if the rider is sporting that level Jersey. And for beginners, the Jersey level above there level, is not visible so I have no clue what some of the jerseys represent level wise !
I have been using Zwift for 5 months, have already concord the Everest challenge, almost finished the California challenge. Am at level 15, easy peasy. So level 50 is not that much of a challenge to be honest. Incidentally I am 64.
Introduce a Star ratting !
Reach a fictitious level 100, and you get a star, fictitious level 200, 2 stars.
Your Level needs to be displayed next to your name bar during rides. Else levels are to be honest irrelevant.
You will be surprised, to reach level 15 you only need 38,000xp to reach level 50 you need 500,000xp
So Some of us have been working hard and are over 1,000,000 xp and would like to know what level we are at. At least if someone see us ride and look at our profile they can see we have been riding for a bit.