Controllable Companion Bots – All you need to know
Welcome to a new era of virtual cycling! MyWhoosh proudly presents Controllable Companion Bots, a feature set to redefine your cycling experience in our latest release. This cutting-edge innovation introduces an element of strategy and teamwork, transforming your solitary rides into immersive, competitive adventures.
Controllable Companion Bots are a unique addition to MyWhoosh, allowing riders to select up to four bots from a range of six distinct bots – each boasting a unique personality and specialized cycling skills. Designed to mimic real-world team dynamics, these bots bring a novel twist to your virtual races, offering new tactical possibilities and excitement.
Getting Started with Companion Bots:
- Choose Your Event: Begin by selecting a special event that allows the use of bots. These events are tailored to integrate bot dynamics seamlessly into the race.
- Assemble Your Team: From the selection menu, pick up to four bots from six available types. Each bot type offers a distinct strategic advantage, allowing you to tailor your team based on your racing style and the course’s demands.
- Customized Performance: Bots perform based on your FTP and their pre-defined personas. This unique feature ensures that the bots’ actions are in sync with your own abilities, creating a more realistic team experience.
- Control and Command: You’ll see controls on your HUD to command your bot team. Use the bots to sprint, lead, or recover using a combination of buttons and sliders for dynamic control.
Deep Dive into Bot Personalities: Each bot’s attack and sprint capabilities depend on your power output, the duration, and their recovery period. Strategic use of these bots can dramatically influence race outcomes, from drafting efficiently to executing timely attacks.
- Sprinter : The Sprinter bot is your go-to for high-intensity, short-distance bursts. Ideal for final sprints or quick breakaways.
- Mountain : The Mountain Bot thrives on steep climbs, offering sustained power and endurance where it matters most.
- Flat : The Flat Bot excels in maintaining top speeds on flat terrains, perfect for long stretches without significant elevation changes.
- Attacker : The Attacker Bot specializes in making decisive, strategic moves that can change the course of the race in an instant.
- Smasher : With the Smasher Bot, harness raw power to dominate the peloton and create significant gaps.
- Climber : The Climber bot brings grace and efficiency to challenging ascents, helping you conquer hills with ease.
Interactive Control System:
- Rider HUD: Once you’re in the event, your Heads-Up Display (HUD) becomes your control center. Here, you’ll find intuitive controls to manage your bots.
- Command Actions: Use the HUD to command your bots to sprint, lead, or enter recovery mode. Each action directly impacts the race dynamics and can be strategically used to gain an advantage.
- Energy Management: Managing your bots’ energy is crucial. Overworking them leads to faster battery drain, requiring strategic planning to ensure they’re available when most needed.
- Instant Recharge: Utilize two instant recharges per event to give your bots a quick energy boost. This can be a game-changer in critical race segments.
- Stay in Charge: Bots follow your lead, staying behind unless commanded otherwise.
- Drafting and Pacing: Use your bots to create effective drafting strategies or to set the pace of the race. This not only conserves energy but can also be used to outmaneuver opponents.
- Tactical Diversity: Experiment with different bot combinations and strategies. Each race offers a new set of tactical challenges and opportunities.
- Experiment and Enjoy: Each ride with your bots offers a new opportunity to explore strategies and enjoy the thrill of cycling with a team. We encourage riders to share their bot-assisted race experiences and strategies. This community feedback will help us evolve and enhance the bot features in future updates.
With the introduction of Controllable Companion Bots, MyWhoosh is not just changing how you ride – we’re changing the game of virtual cycling. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or new to the sport, these bots open up a world of strategic possibilities and fun. Get ready to elevate your MyWhoosh experience – where every ride is an adventure, and every strategy can lead to victory. Dive in, strategize, and most importantly, enjoy the ride!