- Do away with ‘different’ worlds altogether.
Make Innsbruck, London, New York & Richmond boroughs/towns(or even separate islands) in Watopia (similar to now how the jungle/alpe route is off on its own via a winding long road, hidden by the landscape.
this way you have one unified world to ride in (like an MMO!!) and no requirement at all for any sort of calendar or world switching.
when you build a new course (even ones based on real locations) they just become a new island or new area of Watopia.
(I really cant believe you aren’t going down this route already??!!)
for the love of god code in MMO chat functionality.
I am fed up to the back teeth having to see group leaders chat and group chat spammed globally.
I also don’t want to see mindless chat from complete strangers spamming the right hand side of my screen.
Allow us to filter chat by free riders, workout riders, event riders, group riders, friends.
Allow me also to block/mute people.
CHOICE PLEASE to hide annoying chat and to join/leave chat channels (Global, Event, Group, Friends, workout, free ride)
Allow us to hide groups of riders
If I’m free riding, I only want to see other free riders.
I am not interested in seeing workout riders (as they are doing their own thing and you cant really ride with them)
I definitely do not want to see enormous group/event/race peletons destroying my frame-rate!
CHOICE PLEASE to hide rider avatars by rider types
If I want to ride solo/alone, that’s my choice, allow for it.
I like riding alone in real life (I’m a TT’er, its what I do week in week out)
Solo play and solo players are a very real and valid form of any game/hobby.
Superb talk on this very subject:
“In this classic GDC 2011 talk, BioWare Austin’s Damion Schubert discusses the rationale for solo playstyles in MMORPGs, the need to cater to this playstyle from a business point of view, and the design intricacies of providing solo play without invalidating the ‘massive’ parts of your game design.”