Pace Partners FAQ [August 2020]

Awesome! Will each pace bot be available 24/7? I really hope so. Please!!!

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Pace Partners will return this week after we’ve given version 1.0.56501 a couple days to become available to all OS platforms globally. iOS and Apple TV in particular take a little longer to propagate to Apple’s servers worldwide.

A week without Coco felt like forever, didn’t it? We thank you for your patience.

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Thanks Shuji.

Somobedy in Apple was missing Coco, because update is available on iPad and iPhone to install. The same in Google :slight_smile:

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Great news!

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Hey all - Pace Partners will return in a few short hours at October 7 @ 22:30 PDT / October 8 @ 05:30 UTC. We will resume your regularly scheduled bot-programming as shown in the first post above.

It’s important that you are on the latest game build v1.0.56501.

This is especially true for Android, iOS and Apple TV users who may have auto-update disabled - please follow these instructions to manually update.

AND YOU GUYS: following their hiatus, up to 4 Pace Partners will be running at any given time. There will be occasions when the pacebots need to take a pee break, so don’t be entirely surprised when you see less than four. :wink:

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Have you got a rough schedule of when they are available?

I see them now…

poor coco, eternally lapping on tempus fugit. give her better scenery!

I wouldn’t mind see her and Bowie swap… would like to do some Tempus at 3.2-4 :slight_smile:

Please alternate their routes! I’m not strong enough to follow the A and B bots, I’m tired of Tempus Fugit, however now that all 4 seem to be riding at the same time more often I should finally be able to give Dan a try.

Was just riding with Bowie. First lap went fine w/kg seemed to be within the expected range. The second lap however… Bowie drilled it the entire lap doing 5.2 w/kg and blew the entire group apart. Not sure if this is expected behavior or a bug.

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I’d more just want the A bot NOT riding through the dirt/jungle. I hate that route with the dirt. Put it on Magnificent 8 or some other longer-ish route with moderate/light climbing.

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Hi @Jim_Hollow welcome to Zwift forums.

It’s not August 29, right? Turns out Bowie was feeling frisky and flexed on y’alls for that one ride. Sorry about that - I checked with his human - shouldn’t happen again.

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Are Zwift people running these manually? :joy:

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It says diesel dan 1-2.4w/kg … today i rode 45min with him and dan held 1.5w/kg all the time…uphill or down …same… is this normal?

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Yes, this is the normal way they work. We never know exactly how fast they are going until you join them, unfortunately, it would be nice to see their current w/kg on the join screen. They don’t increase for hills, just a steady pace the entire time.

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yeah, but it just doesnt feel natural…it would be nice if he rides more dynamic…1-1.5w on downhill and 2-2.4w uphill etc…

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And Coco Cadence rides at 2.6, that’s too big of a gap between pace partners. 1.5 - 2.6, really this is the best zwift can do …

There is too big of a pace difference between pace partners … DD rides at 1.5 and CC rides at 2.6 REALLY this is best you can do Zwift, SAD!!