Tried a Pace Partner ride yesterday for the first time. Kinda cool and will ride with them in the future. I believe a future addition could be variable w/kg based on the terrain. Higher w/kg on the climbs, advertised on the flats and then lower to much lower on the descents.
It’s a shame that you used the same names. Why not give the partners on different worlds different names? Now I can’t say to someone “meet you with C. Cadence”, I have to say “meet you in world X with C”. You could also introduce some additional regional colloquialisms to the sporadic chitter chatter by regionalising them and having a broader spectrum of bots. Personally, I’m bored of riding with a Frenchman and an Australian. Give me a Belgian and a Scotchman.
So was this a 1-day only thing? (November 30th). Or is it saying the Pace Partners will always also be running on Makuri Islands? In that case I guess we have to wait for days that Makuri is a guest world, or if you can figure out a way to hack over to Makuri, the Pace Partners will be there?
We’ve passed the feedback on to the internal team who can help optimize this moving forward. There is agreement that we need to work on optimizing the performance in Yumezi, but there’s no timeline currently for when the work will be completed. We will provide updates as we have them and I want to thank you again for the detailed information.
Thanks. I’m more than happy to provide further data if necessary. Essentially the hardware demands on Makuri Islands (both Yumezi and particularly Neokyo) to achieve and maintain 60fps are much, much higher than the rest of the game. I understand and appreciate that the visuals and art design are of increased quality, but we’ve effectively gone from a $200 PC being strong enough to a $2,000 PC not being strong enough. There’s something fundamentally different going on in the background, which is holding back performance.
@Aoi_Niigaki I’d really like to see another pace partner at the lower end of the power/weight range as well. 2.0 would be perfect. I find 1.5 too easy and 2.5 is a bit much for a longer ride. This would be really helpful for a lot of people: newer riders, women, older riders, etc…
It would be great to see the Group A and B pace partners on flat routes as well as the current hilly routes. Hilly routes are great strength training but flat routes at pace are useful for FTP building and TT training. Perhaps having pace partners in 2 available worlds would be a way to achieve this, giving the rider a choice.