From day 1 in Scotland and still to this day, Scotland has a couple of very obvious bugs.
Nearby riders are shown in the side panel regardless of their direction of travel. Somewhat disconcertingly, I’ve seen this brought up by others in these forums only to be told “It happens in other maps, no more, no less” and the topic is then closed. Firstly, no, it doesn’t happen to this extent in other maps. I’ve ridden all the maps many times and I’ve NEVER noticed it happening. Not to say it never has, but I’ve never noticed it elsewhere. Secondly, even if it did happen in other maps, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen pretty much 100% of the time in Scotland and needs fixing. I know it’s already been noted but there seems to be a very obvious and deliberate ‘playing down’ of this particular bug by other forum members for reasons I can’t understand.
The second one is that Zwift leads you through roundabouts the wrong way, as though you were riding on the right side of the road. This doesn’t happen in other ‘left hand’ maps.
I agree, Paul; I’ve been variously told by different Zwift staff on here that it’s a feature, a minor bug that they’re not treating as priority, or a bug that they’re actively investigating and working on fixing.
I’m glad to find someone else on here who finds it as annoying a bug as I do, and agrees that it manifests more severely on the Scotland map than any other. I get that some may not find it as irritating as we do, but for me it’s severe enough that I won’t use that map.
Can’t help on the roundabout thing though; I just rationalise it as it being closed roads and hope I remember that the ones in real life aren’t.
David, it’s a bug. And yes, I have managed to see a bike race or two thanks. My point is that it is inconsistent with other left hand ride maps which follow the flow of traffic whether you think that is desirable or not.
Hi Stuart, I never said anyone had denied it was a bug. As to the level of priority of the bug, that is for the Zwift team to decide on, but one thing is certain, the more they hear about something, the more priority it will potentially gain. It seems to me that some people are actively trying to downplay the feedback of others. The level of annoyance with this bug may be insignificant to you compared to others, but to me, this is the one that most annoys me currently, to the point where I posted about it. I respect your right to your opinion and you have given it, I only ask that you respect mine in return. As for how it affects my training? That’s not really for you to judge is it? Lastly, I agree, you are going over old ground.
Someone will have to explain that reason.
I see no logical reason to show riders going the opposite way in the rider nearby list. The way I understand the rider nearby list, it is to show how much of a time gap riders have on you, or the gap you have on other riders. Someone who is riding the opposite direction should have no place on that list, as they are irrelevant with respect to those time gaps.
So all races, routings, directions around roundabouts, side of the street, etc, no matter the country, continent or planet, in real life, do the same thing and all go the same direction with predictability?
The Oz has spoken
Stuart, with respect, unless you have sight of my DMs on here, then you can’t possibly know. But you don’t, and I do, and I have been told by a Zwift staffer that the way it works in Scotland is how it’s meant to.
And I’m not asking you to agree with me, just to understand that different things affect different people in different ways. It’s called tolerance and understanding.
The riders nearby thing. Which is the only thing I’ve really been talking about on this thread.
And, of course, I see the priority as higher than you. But, ultimately, of course, what matters is how it’s perceived in Zwiftland, so what I’ve been seeking is a clear, consistent position from @shooj and @James_Zwift that this is, indeed, accepted as a bug which needs to be fixed.
Of course there is another even bigger issue now with the riders nearby display in races in that if you get to the front of the pack and your name gets to the top of the list, it stays there, and you can no longer see the details of those in front of you. But I guess that’s a whooooole other thread…