I saw that Yorkshire was swapped out for New York the other day, with people speculating that the expected concurrent rider count would be too high for such a small world.
As such I wondered if it would be worth including support for 3 worlds to choose from at once, either during the COVID-19 induced peak only, or in general going forwards. I’d split it into the following 3 groupings:
- Watopia (permanent as usual)
- “Large multi-route guest worlds”: London & New York
- “UCI/race courses”: Richmond, Innsbruck & Yorkshire
Another option if that’s not very feasible might be to “shard” the smaller worlds, so that riders can only see/draft/interact with a subset of the riders in world at once, maybe grouped by region / auto-shard based on a rider limit (e.g. 1000 riders at Yorkshire). Meetups/events/“ride with X” can pull you into the organizers area.