I am new here, so please forgive me if my questions in this post have been addressed previously. I have been practicing my ATC skills on the training server - not because I intend to become an expert ATC, but rather because I simply find it fun. Anyway, I’ve noticed that many on the training server do not follow my instructions. I have watched the ATC tutorials and have done my own research to make sure I am giving the proper instructions. For example, at LAX, I only grant clearance for takeoff/landing at either of the 4 runways on one end of the airport (i.e. 06L, 06R, 07L, 07R; or, 24R, 24L, 25R, 25L). Many users decide to land/take off at runways opposite of the ones I’ve given clearance to. This results in one plane taking off at one end of the runway, while another plane is landing at the opposite end of the same runway. While I do give patterns instructions to guide the aircraft to the correct runway, they often respond to my instructions with “unable.” I cannot warn or threaten to ghost the insubordinate aircraft(s) since I am controlling on the training server. Is there anything that can be done to try and urge these users to follow directions? I feel like it makes me look bad that I have planes landing and taking off all over the place. I’m a grade 3, so I usually fly on the expert server with those who crave a bit of realism, but I can’t control on the expert server (I don’t think I would be able to handle that - props to the expert ATC’s).
I play this game because I have a fascination and interest in aviation, though I am not pursuing that career path, nor do I think I have the same level of interest and knowledge of the subject as most of you do. It’s a lot of fun, and I certainly get my aviation fix playing this game. With that said, please keep in mind that I may not know as much as you all, and I appreciate any insight/advice you have to offer.