I cant actually find anywhere online that states when Zwift went live to the general public but i just checked and i first rode on Zwift on 14th February 2016.
Back then it was just the original Watopia map and there were so few people on it then, the riders were mostly bots riding around, just to give it some life.
I never rode Jarvis and never saw the old blue robot riders.
At that time, Ocean Boulevard was new.
I think the only worlds were Watopia, Richmond and London.
I’m kind of disappointed in the new XP process.
I’m now leveling up at an elevated rate for no good reason.
I think this new process waters down the significance of levels.
20,000 XP per level is a lot but that’s what everyone had to do.
With all the double XP special events, extra XP for riding streaks and accelerated leveling just because you’re above level 50, it makes the whole idea of levels less significant.
Watopia was originally just the Hilly Route I believe as you can see from this video from May 2015. I guess you could call any of the people in the video an OG Zwifter. The same channel has a video of a lap of Jarvis Island.
In the context of Zwift, the term “Zwift O.G.” likely refers to a Zwift Original Gangster. The use of “O.G.” is often associated with the term “original gangster,” which traditionally referred to someone with long-standing experience, credibility, or authenticity in a particular domain.