I was trying to have a conversation with a friend in Acorn Meadows, yesterday. We were off on our own in a less populated part of the park, just having a good time and minding our own business. Then some people on bicycles decided to make it their goal to constantly shove our avatars around, by bumping into our avs with their bikes. It didn't appear that it was just an accident, as they kept coming by us just to get our avatars to move so far apart, we couldn't see one another's speech bubbles.
That was actually the first time I had witnessed this, but my friend has seen it go on quite a bit. So I figured if I posted about it, that might encourage someone to fix the bicycles to avoid this kind of thing from happening. I can handle rude behavior from people, but when they have an item that helps them disrupt others as I explained, the item needs to be fixed. After all, Home is about socializing and it's kind of hard to do that, when your avatar is constantly being separated from the person you are trying to socialize with.
That is going to be a real issue. VeeMee needs to respond to that concern because I can see the bikes being a real problem when trolls find it to be a fun thing to do.
I actually found out the bikes were working the other day when running a race when I got hit by a bike and sent back 100 meters.
That's happened to me a couple of times. When running races I try to stay clear of them when possible. When standing around I try to put object between me and them, like a bench or the concession stand. Standing in big crowds is like a bullseye for some the knuckle heads. Hopefully the developers are listening and fix the problem.
Those hypnotic bicycle rims keep you hypnotized while they run over you.
There are places in Home one simply does not go to. It looks like we can add Acorn Park to that list now.*Sigh*
It was nice while it lasted. Unfortunately all popular spaces will fall victim to this sort behavior at some point.
Aren't beautiful sunny places the sort of places fams hate? Don't they want to be inside stuffy, smoke filled rooms?
If it looks even remotely urban(cities have parks), you can count on every troglodyte and hate-spewing bottom dweller flocking to it. The same goes for beaches, now that I think about it.