I’ve noticed when acting as ATC on the playground server that many pilots who have filled a flight plan like to stick to it and ignore approach controllers.
Filling a flight plan is the correct thing to do, so well done for that! But when many different players flight plans overlap how are they going to avoid collision? Well that is he approach controllers job!
The flight plan works when taking you to a quiet airport or to within the approach controllers coverage area. If an approach controller is available, they can guide you in to the runway by sequencing you (in order) and to avoid unrealistic collisions. I understand that many pilots feel like they have spent 5 minutes creating a good flight plan and being diverted from that is frustrating, but this is a realistic flight sim and by ignoring approach controllers you are cutting into sequences which makes other pilots and controllers experience harder. The approach is not diverting you completely off course but rather into line to make sure you’re not too close to other flights. Please pilots on the playground have trust in your controller and be prepared to ditch your flight plan upon arrival.