New Jumping Bean Functionality

I did a group ride today where the leader announced a new functionality he was going to try for this ride. It amounts to many avatars jumping from side to side and seemingly all around in a group. The larger the group the more jumpers! For those who do crits IRL those moves are marks of incompetent dangerous idiots who should be avoided at all costs. In Zwift it is a distraction from a group ride where one should be concentrating on where they are in the peloton or looking at the scenery. Why was this functionality deemed to be necessary by Ocean Ave?

I believe the technical term for this is “a joke”. But it is true that this kind of continuous side to side movement while riding in a group (and, as a side effect, losing draft all the time even though riding in the middle of a group) has just been getting worse over the last months.

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