I find it really difficult finding friends who are online with the mobile app. Last night for example My friend was on and we rode the exact same route, he was half a lap behind me but never once showed up in the Sneak a Peek Riders You Follow. If I looked at my feed I could see they were online as their activity shows “partial”. For a program that wants people to ride together with friends from other parts of the world I find this is way harder to do than it should be.
Any person you follow should show up under the “riders you follow” tab no matter where they are in the Zwift world. As it is now they only show up if they are on the same segment of road between turns and the chances of that are slim. I’m constantly shocked when I look at Strava and find out a friend that I follow on Strava and Zwift rode the exact same time as me and pretty much the exact route. Having one chance to press “ride with friend” when you first log in is unacceptable. I should be able to ride/find my online friends at all time when logged in. This is extremely basic mmog stuff.
At any point I should be able to click on an online friend and choose “follow” Zwift should automatically select the exact same route as my friend without them disappearing from my friends list everytime they make a turn.