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$20 Aussie for new accounts as of today. Same price for existing accounts for the next 12 months (Grandfathered), then it's $20/month.

- New users, there is no price increase, the price is what it is. $20.
- Existing users: No impact for 12 months.

My God some people have lost their shit over this though. And that's putting it nicely. Value is different for everyone. If people are using multi-billion dollar communication infrastructure, with a belly full of food, while being warm in their homes, to complain about a few dollars..... what a time to be alive! 

I've said it a few times now. Zwift need to charge me double. I ride it daily.

 

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15 minutes ago, gplama said:

$20 Aussie for new accounts as of today. Same price for existing accounts for the next 12 months (Grandfathered), then it's $20/month.

- New users, there is no price increase, the price is what it is. $20.
- Existing users: No impact for 12 months.

My God some people have lost their shit over this though. And that's putting it nicely. Value is different for everyone. If people are using multi-billion dollar communication infrastructure, with a belly full of food, while being warm in their homes, to complain about a few dollars..... what a time to be alive! 

I've said it a few times now. Zwift need to charge me double. I ride it daily.

 

So $20AUD a month? 

Up from $14??? 

 

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44 minutes ago, gplama said:

Confirming.... and departing. I've copped so much misguided anger over this today.

I hope not departing Trannies mate? I've appreciated your advice. £12.99 in UK . I'm at old price but this is still ok. Not sure about how many subs I'd like all together though.

 

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9 hours ago, FatPom said:

I hope not departing Trannies mate? I've appreciated your advice. £12.99 in UK . I'm at old price but this is still ok. Not sure about how many subs I'd like all together though.

 

Agree with FP 

Great to have you around. 

 

I wasn't getting angry, just really confused about the increase, Faceache is too hard to follow and get facts about it. 

 

Thanks very much Lama. Cheers 

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I don’t think Llama will leave here he has been here long before Zwift. 

I think he and a few others who are the “faces” of zwift have been copping the brunt of some people’s anger on Facebook.

 

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16 hours ago, gplama said:

$20 Aussie for new accounts as of today. Same price for existing accounts for the next 12 months (Grandfathered), then it's $20/month.

- New users, there is no price increase, the price is what it is. $20.
- Existing users: No impact for 12 months.

My God some people have lost their shit over this though. And that's putting it nicely. Value is different for everyone. If people are using multi-billion dollar communication infrastructure, with a belly full of food, while being warm in their homes, to complain about a few dollars..... what a time to be alive! 

I've said it a few times now. Zwift need to charge me double. I ride it daily.

 

Think where I sit, if I’m using it, happy to pay (obviously), but I have a life outside of sport so can go 6 months without riding,  so as soon as it’s that magic $20 for me, Inthink I probably should disconnect whereas I’d just let it ride normally if it was less than twenty bucks knowing at some point I will get back on the horse.  

Guess everyone measures value in different ways if people are losing their shit over it, but everyone is in control of their own choice wether to use or not. 

 

 

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I just finished reading a couple of pages on ST about it.

For $5/month increase for them, there are some big tantrums going down.

For an occasional user, it might tip some out.

For a regular user it probably works out at ~$1/ride

 

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Slowtwitchers think nothing of dropping $ om new bike every year or paying thousands for a wind tunnel visit but whine about this... 

 

In saying that I'd like to see them offer a cheaper price for annual memberships than month by month..

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In the UK the price is now £12.99 which is AUD 22.70.  I am in at the old price (£8.00), so we've a bigger price increase.  I'm happy to see how much it gets used in the next year and what extras are now coming. The cost itself is not much issue but like I say, when you add a TR, TP, Strava premium or whatever else is out there, then it starts to add up I guess.

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Why have premium strava when you have TrainingPeaks?

personally TrainingPeaks covers everything. 

Then zwift. 

And of course free Garmin for ultimate backup 

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4 minutes ago, Peter said:

Why have premium strava when you have TrainingPeaks?

personally TrainingPeaks covers everything. 

Then zwift. 

And of course free Garmin for ultimate backup 

I don't know. Apart from Zwift, I don't have any of it.  Point being, none of things are much individually but can add up collectively . (like buying coffee)

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At around 5hrs of Zwift a week, that's only $4 per session. 

Swimming costs $5.60 per session and I have to make room for others. 

Zwift is just me doing my thing. Good value. 

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I really like Zwift and explore something new about the site each day.  One thing I've noticed is that the default course seems to be London on weekdays and Wattopia on weekends.  I rode up Box Hill on Zwift last Thursday,  I didn't make the leader board, it did inform me that that my best placing was 125th for the day.  Oh well, work to do.:lol:

What are the little glowing squares that I see when I pass/get passed by some riders?

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The riders (and runners) with screens in front of them are doing workouts of some kind using workout mode.

In-game leaderboards are a rolling 60 minute window (not to take away anything from getting 125th) :)

 

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13 minutes ago, gplama said:

The riders (and runners) with screens in front of them are doing workouts of some kind using workout mode.

In-game leaderboards are a rolling 60 minute window (not to take away anything from getting 125th) :)

 

haha thanks. When I rode up Box Hill, the Leader's time was 6:06, I was 'somewhat slower' :lol:

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Yeah up the big mountain in Watopia I am only about 10min off the KOM. Only 10..... Just 10min.... LOL :huh:

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17 minutes ago, FFF1077 said:

Yeah up the big mountain in Watopia I am only about 10min off the KOM. Only 10..... Just 10min.... LOL :huh:

I went up there, then made the mistake of turning left up to the radio mast! :wallbash:

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1 hour ago, FatPom said:

I went up there, then made the mistake of turning left up to the radio mast! :wallbash:

Box hill seems like ventoux for me at moment...

 

And then i find out the default trainer setting is for 50% so my 7% gradient is really only 3.5%... 

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1 hour ago, FatPom said:

I went up there, then made the mistake of turning left up to the radio mast! :wallbash:

It's awesome ay!?! LOL :lol:

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28 minutes ago, pieman said:

Box hill seems like ventoux for me at moment...

 

And then i find out the default trainer setting is for 50% so my 7% gradient is really only 3.5%... 

I played with the trainer setting.... It is insane at 100%

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