With the big news that our favorite sweat-inducing exercise video game is about to get mainstream, primetime media coverage all over the planet, what are some of your hopes and fears for the platform? Feel free to add your own!
-Brings even more people on board
-More income for Zwift
-Broad-scale acceptance of eSports, pushing coverage off of twitch and more into the mainstream channels.
-Broader acceptance in the biking world. There still seems to be a stigma that riding on zwift is not as hard as outdoors. I do not know about others, but I do know that 2 hours on zwift feels like a 3 1/2 hour outdoor ride to me.
-Group rides: I love group rides, however they are in an awkard spot right now. The fence was perfect, but its been gone for months. In addition, I have been on group rides where Zwift sends half the group in some random direction…I have a fear that people will see zwift, learn about it, sign up and do a group ride for there first experience, and just see people flying off the front, riders falling off the back left and right, and the group being split to pieces by auto-navigation.
-Sandbagging: This could make it exponentially worse without real controls
-Bloat. The UI is not good for trying to manage talking to your friends when there are tens of thousands of other riders also online. Its a mess and not ready for prime time. I know there is an update coming, but it needs to happen asap
Thats just my brief thoughts. Please feel free to add your own!