To go from level 25 to level 26 is 11k XP. But from 26 to 27 is only 9k. Then there’s zone where it oscillates between 10k and 20k. Eventually settling down on 20k towards the end.
I assume you have some specific reason for this, but it seems very odd to me. You could have still hit 500,000 for level 50 while taking a more typical approach to XP progression. Even a flat 15,600 per level would have done it.
If you will reach the higher level equally fast as the lower the challenge factor will decline. Reaching the next level at a higher XP as before is very challenging! The game keeps staying intersting. Sure riding itself is the challenge in the end but having a programm like Zwift just overcomes this aspect and the hunt after distance (km, mi) and Experience will overcome which is a nice thing because you simply forget what you are doing. In the end its like breathing if to many deflections (?) will rush your mind. Deflections like hunting XP, Items, virtual Trainingspartner (even Ghosts) and so on. This is what every competitive person is after for. Its like a drug.
So my advie would be add unlimited leveling or at least level 100 or 101 with cubic growth. Which means:
every XP a zwifter gained will be calculated henceforth cubic
unlocked items remain
leveling will be harder
maybe current level will fall to level x basend on XP because of cubic growth
Jon I’m a little confused with new levels. I’m on level 25 and opted for the “Bring on the Levels” at log on. Noticed my level is stil at 25 just hoping for clarification on how the level ups work with my rider score around 400,000 and mileage around 19,000km. Assumed it would have automatically taken levels up but reading thread it’s confusing. Thx.
Exponential? Excellent idea. If we use powers of 2, in order to reach level 50, I would have to average 50 billion XP per day for 60 years? Zwift would never have to worry about people asking for more levels. Maybe powers of 1.5?
Thanks for the update. One clarification…Is it true you receive more extra points per distance when using metric (km) instead of imperial (miles). According to Zwift Insider, that is the case. So if you set Zwift to use metric, you accumulate extra points faster? Sounds like a glitch.
An observation: accelerated leveling, it seems, means that any riders with over 110,000 points will not get any “new” points for riding after they update until they’ve ridden enough to get back to their “old” points total. So, someone with 400,000 XP before the update has been reset to 110,000. They’ll then have to ride 1812.5 km (not accounting for bonus points) to get back to the 400,000 XP they had before the update. And then they’ll start accumulating new XP at the normal rate. But they’ve gotten no new XP for the 1812.5 km they’ve ridden since the update, which would normally have accumulated 36,250 new XP.
This assumes that this statement is exactly accurate, and that it means that acceleration lasts until the old XP total is reach again: “Accelerated leveling stays in place until you reach whatever level your XP would have taken you before this update.”
I suspect that your xp (from both distance covered and finish lines) is deferred until you complete the workout segment. If you get a full completion star on the segment, the deferred xp is awarded (perhaps with a bonus based on segment time and difficulty). If you don’t get a completion star for the segment, I think you lose the deferred xp.