Watching the surge is like watching DEFRAG and how to save yourself from Surge Revenge

Wayne01

Well-Known Member
Only a few of you will get this but it is to those few that I am talking to... You know who you are...
Remember the old days when hard drive optimisation was a daily event that was set by cron task. But then you were called to a friends house and they had porn littered all over their hard drive and worse still smeared across the root directory. So you would do a little clean up and go and have dinner or go on a two week holiday while defrag did its magic... There was always about 5 minutes where I would sit there spell bound watching the data blocks being optimised. One block would be ripped from there to then show up magically in its correct spot. At some point you would remember you actually had a life to live and would rip yourself away from the screen...
To get to the point
Now I have been playing with BlueStacks I have been watching Uber Driver and Uber Passenger side by side.
The Real time Car and Surge updates are way more responsive...
Think of The Surge in a game battle scenario...
It takes 3 passenger players to log on to create a 1.2 Surge...
1.2 - 1.4 Surge can be killed by 1 car showing up (you can see where the cars are on the Surge screen like hot water melts ice at this battle strength... Similar to your girlfriend showing you a picture of your mum when you are kissing her.... Thanks car for showing up... The Surge will never reappear...
1.7 Surge will be down graded to 1.2 Surge when 1 or two cars show up... Thanks friend
2.5 Surge will survive a 3 car hit and would have been a 3.2 Surge if that 3rd car had not shown up. That third guy is a Surge killer or a Surge Savior. Lets look at this further...
Now no sane passenger will book at 3.2 unless they are late for a job interview or a plane or are drenched in water or really really drunk or a combination of all the above. Most will just go have anther beer or cup of tea (aka hidden beer) while they wait out the surge...
Even people who book at 1.2 Surge have a sense of entitlement like the player who chooses to be the magician in a RPG... They will look at getting their pound of flesh for having to pay a extra 50 cents for their trip to the train station or the supermarket... You are a bastard for forcing them to press the book button...
That free mint wrapper from the last passenger will look like 50 that cover the whole floor of the car... That finger print will look like a dead body draped across the bonnet of your car. That seat that is not positioned properly is a personal attack on their private space. Even though they chose to sit in the back...
Hint if they say... How comfy it is back here or The back seat is the safest place to sit.... Be afraid. Be very afraid... You are heading into 4 or lower territory and only rolling a double dragon on octagonal die will save you... Whip into action and adjust any of the front seats including your own if you hear the warning horns of Mordore from the back seat...
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Best strategy to saving yourself from the wrath of a 1.4 or higher Surger revenge assault on Elrond is....
When you pull up...
Open both doors (front and back passenger side to be clear)
While waiting for the Hordes of Hell to descend. (aka Saurons minions) Clean the windows... All the windows. Make sure that the passenger sees you cleaning the windows. Especially theirs.
Remember if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it fall. Did it make a sound...
Yes the hell it did but the bastard took their sweet time in showing up to get into the freaking car.
Upon seeing this the opening line from the passenger will be.... "I can see that you take pride in your car"
Once they have said this there is no going back.... Any over site like a wrapper or a dirty ***** will be over looked....
Note this will not save you from going through a red light or running over cyclists unless they have commanded you to do so... (just talking about star system and not the real world police force or actual morality here)
Safe Driving
 

No_water

Well-Known Member
Uber drivers have lost thier minds. Goodness gracious me. If i was ever to drive for Uber, i officially say NO, after reading the above. WayneO, come on, get a grip on thing's. For the life of the mother of Jesus, take control, it's just a job of driving someone from A>B.
 

Wayne01

Well-Known Member
Uber drivers have lost thier minds. Goodness gracious me. If i was ever to drive for Uber, i officially say NO, after reading the above. WayneO, come on, get a grip on thing's. For the life of the mother of Jesus, take control, it's just a job of driving someone from A>B.
You crack me up... Pot Kettle Black....
All in fun. Some admin and programmers will understand...
 

Apollo

Well-Known Member
Only a few of you will get this but it is to those few that I am talking to... You know who you are...
Remember the old days when hard drive optimisation was a daily event that was set by cron task. But then you were called to a friends house and they had porn littered all over their hard drive and worse still smeared across the root directory. So you would do a little clean up and go and have dinner or go on a two week holiday while defrag did its magic... There was always about 5 minutes where I would sit there spell bound watching the data blocks being optimised. One block would be ripped from there to then show up magically in its correct spot. At some point you would remember you actually had a life to live and would rip yourself away from the screen...
To get to the point
Now I have been playing with BlueStacks I have been watching Uber Driver and Uber Passenger side by side.
The Real time Car and Surge updates are way more responsive...
Think of The Surge in a game battle scenario...
It takes 3 passenger players to log on to create a 1.2 Surge...
1.2 - 1.4 Surge can be killed by 1 car showing up (you can see where the cars are on the Surge screen like hot water melts ice at this battle strength... Similar to your girlfriend showing you a picture of your mum when you are kissing her.... Thanks car for showing up... The Surge will never reappear...
1.7 Surge will be down graded to 1.2 Surge when 1 or two cars show up... Thanks friend
2.5 Surge will survive a 3 car hit and would have been a 3.2 Surge if that 3rd car had not shown up. That third guy is a Surge killer or a Surge Savior. Lets look at this further...
Now no sane passenger will book at 3.2 unless they are late for a job interview or a plane or are drenched in water or really really drunk or a combination of all the above. Most will just go have anther beer or cup of tea (aka hidden beer) while they wait out the surge...
Even people who book at 1.2 Surge have a sense of entitlement like the player who chooses to be the magician in a RPG... They will look at getting their pound of flesh for having to pay a extra 50 cents for their trip to the train station or the supermarket... You are a bastard for forcing them to press the book button...
That free mint wrapper from the last passenger will look like 50 that cover the whole floor of the car... That finger print will look like a dead body draped across the bonnet of your car. That seat that is not positioned properly is a personal attack on their private space. Even though they chose to sit in the back...
Hint if they say... How comfy it is back here or The back seat is the safest place to sit.... Be afraid. Be very afraid... You are heading into 4 or lower territory and only rolling a double dragon on octagonal die will save you... Whip into action and adjust any of the front seats including your own if you hear the warning horns of Mordore from the back seat...
************************
Best strategy to saving yourself from the wrath of a 1.4 or higher Surger revenge assault on Elrond is....
When you pull up...
Open both doors (front and back passenger side to be clear)
While waiting for the Hordes of Hell to descend. (aka Saurons minions) Clean the windows... All the windows. Make sure that the passenger sees you cleaning the windows. Especially theirs.
Remember if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it fall. Did it make a sound...
Yes the hell it did but the bastard took their sweet time in showing up to get into the freaking car.
Upon seeing this the opening line from the passenger will be.... "I can see that you take pride in your car"
Once they have said this there is no going back.... Any over site like a wrapper or a dirty ***** will be over looked....
Note this will not save you from going through a red light or running over cyclists unless they have commanded you to do so... (just talking about star system and not the real world police force or actual morality here)
Safe Driving
Chill out brother.Try not to think too much.Just go with the flow.
 

Chirsg

Member
To be honest, I don't care about the surge as much for the money, rather the probability of getting a pax easier. It is rotten that pax give you an unfair star rating based on surge which drivers shouldn't have complete control over.

I really do think that the rating system should be according to a checklist of
- Did you get to you destination?
- Did the driver offend you? What was said?
- Was the driver violent and did you feel unsafe?
- Did the driver break any laws?
- Did the driver follow your preference of navigating to your destination?

Just so it's easier and/or possible to dispute an unfair star rating.
Your guide, while fun to read and perhaps necessary for some, isn't something that should even be an option. Uber needs to take care of the good contractors, lest they get nothing but creeps and criminals.
 

weekendnightdriver

Well-Known Member
It is rotten that pax give you an unfair star rating based on surge which drivers shouldn't have complete control over.

I don’t get 1* because it was on surge unless I took it in a dodgy area such as South Morang. Don’t take base ping while the surge is flashing. The pax don’t go away until they get a ride.
 

Who is John Galt?

Well-Known Member
Only a few of you will get this but it is to those few that I am talking to... You know who you are...
Remember the old days when hard drive optimisation was a daily event that was set by cron task. But then you were called to a friends house and they had porn littered all over their hard drive and worse still smeared across the root directory. So you would do a little clean up and go and have dinner or go on a two week holiday while defrag did its magic... There was always about 5 minutes where I would sit there spell bound watching the data blocks being optimised. One block would be ripped from there to then show up magically in its correct spot. At some point you would remember you actually had a life to live and would rip yourself away from the screen...
To get to the point
Now I have been playing with BlueStacks I have been watching Uber Driver and Uber Passenger side by side.
The Real time Car and Surge updates are way more responsive...
Think of The Surge in a game battle scenario...
It takes 3 passenger players to log on to create a 1.2 Surge...
1.2 - 1.4 Surge can be killed by 1 car showing up (you can see where the cars are on the Surge screen like hot water melts ice at this battle strength... Similar to your girlfriend showing you a picture of your mum when you are kissing her.... Thanks car for showing up... The Surge will never reappear...
1.7 Surge will be down graded to 1.2 Surge when 1 or two cars show up... Thanks friend
2.5 Surge will survive a 3 car hit and would have been a 3.2 Surge if that 3rd car had not shown up. That third guy is a Surge killer or a Surge Savior. Lets look at this further...
Now no sane passenger will book at 3.2 unless they are late for a job interview or a plane or are drenched in water or really really drunk or a combination of all the above. Most will just go have anther beer or cup of tea (aka hidden beer) while they wait out the surge...
Even people who book at 1.2 Surge have a sense of entitlement like the player who chooses to be the magician in a RPG... They will look at getting their pound of flesh for having to pay a extra 50 cents for their trip to the train station or the supermarket... You are a bastard for forcing them to press the book button...
That free mint wrapper from the last passenger will look like 50 that cover the whole floor of the car... That finger print will look like a dead body draped across the bonnet of your car. That seat that is not positioned properly is a personal attack on their private space. Even though they chose to sit in the back...
Hint if they say... How comfy it is back here or The back seat is the safest place to sit.... Be afraid. Be very afraid... You are heading into 4 or lower territory and only rolling a double dragon on octagonal die will save you... Whip into action and adjust any of the front seats including your own if you hear the warning horns of Mordore from the back seat...
************************
Best strategy to saving yourself from the wrath of a 1.4 or higher Surger revenge assault on Elrond is....
When you pull up...
Open both doors (front and back passenger side to be clear)
While waiting for the Hordes of Hell to descend. (aka Saurons minions) Clean the windows... All the windows. Make sure that the passenger sees you cleaning the windows. Especially theirs.
Remember if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it fall. Did it make a sound...
Yes the hell it did but the bastard took their sweet time in showing up to get into the freaking car.
Upon seeing this the opening line from the passenger will be.... "I can see that you take pride in your car"
Once they have said this there is no going back.... Any over site like a wrapper or a dirty ***** will be over looked....
Note this will not save you from going through a red light or running over cyclists unless they have commanded you to do so... (just talking about star system and not the real world police force or actual morality here)
Safe Driving

Good stuff. :smiles::smiles: Thanks, Wayne
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