It seems there’s still lots of chatter around folks feeling like the bots vary so much; and it’s actually because they can and do, and it entirely depends on how large they get… and some groups get to be insanely large.
To decrease the number of consistencies, a system should be implemented that if you are constantly ahead of an RP for X time, force upgrade you to the next faster Robo.
By doing so, it will prevent upsetting the actual ground speed that the RP should be doing in a static test, and thus limiting the increased wattage required by varied weights of those riding in the group.
Just as group rides, folks sitting in front of the yellow beacon can cause havoc on the overall pace if they get aggressive enough.
There should be zero reason for folks to join a pace partner and be constantly pulling the robot along.
By force / optionally upgrading people to the next faster bot, means it will fill up higher paced bots, and paces will normalize to what they should be.
As for some reason, people will join a bot, get warmed up, but then continue with said bot for the remainder of their ride time, but only sit in front of it, instead of using the teleport feature to take them to the next faster pace, which would be better suited for their “warmed up” pace.
At least from my personal experience, the further up you get from Coco, the less riders there are by a large margin; Coco could have 300+ riders, Yumi <100, and Jacques <20.
Yet what we end up with, is people sitting in front of Coco for an entire hours at a time constantly sitting in front; when their pace is more accurate to that of Yumi or Jacques.
An automatic upgrade similar to that of joining a group ride when the pens open up with a countdown timer and a warning:
“You’ve been pulling ‘Coco’ for the last 5 minutes, do you want to stay here?”
If no response; force teleport to Yumi.
A bonus would be the multiplier from the previous RP continues instead of being reset.