Hello, everyone. I would like to start by saying that I’m not complaining, just giving my feedback, and wondering if there are some answers. I haven’t flown on Infinite Flight in a while, but when I did last, I was on the expert server. However, when I logged on, I wasn’t able to fly on the expert server because I didn’t have the landings. My question is - why does this have to be every 90 days? If I make expert server once, I should keep my rank there. If I want to fly with some spotter friends while waiting for a departure, I should be able to hop back on expert server without worrying about my landings in the past 90 days. Thanks. No complaints.
Agreed, i have no idea why this is implemented.
I think the reason for this is that the sim can really change and evolve over time and controls, ATC systems are much different than a while ago.
I think the 90 day landings is like a getting used to the new controls period.
As an example if someone played IF in ES 6 years ago, they might not be familiar with the new rules or controls so might not be ready/suited for the ES.
Fair enough! However it can be frustrating for people who don’t fit those requirements, like myself.
I’m in the same boat as you. I haven’t played IF in 6-7 months, therefore a Grade 1, but I guess rules are rules and I can’t do anything about it, no matter how frustrating it is.
The grades are something that you should be working for. Having grade 4 means you have more experience than grade 3. With the addition of global it was easier for people to fly for 20 hours and just rack up XP on auto pilot. Landing requires effort and shows that you are dedicated to getting better.
If you hit grade 5 in 2017 should you still have grade 5 having not flowing in years? You are being rewarded for the dedication to flying. This means that when you see a grade 5 pilot they have been dedicated to flying (and hopefully better).
This goes for most skills in life. Use it or lose it!
But should I be constantly working to maintain a grade? I don’t think so. Constantly working TOWARDS, and constantly working to MAINTAIN are two separate things from my perspective.
And if I’m paying for a premium subscription, I’m not paying to get back on the casual server and have people flying at 400kts at 4,000 feet on a 748. If I have made Expert Server in the past, and didn’t get kicked off, I should be able to keep grade three in my opinion.
I actually agree with you on this one. I’m at grade 3, but I feel like expert server should be more about experience than activity. I don’t think you should get expert server at first, but I feel like unless you get too many violations, that’s how people should move down.
Main culprit is likely the 15 landings in 90 days.
From the real world perspective the logic behind the recurring requirements makes sense. We as pilots have requirements that we must meet if we wish to fly on a regular basis. The same goes if we wish to fly with passengers (3 t/o & landings in the preceding 90 day) or in the IFR environment (6 approaches and a hold in the preceding 6 months). While our requirements IRL require more work, the logic that Infinite Flight uses is the same/similar.
We have recurring requirements, as others have stated, because we need to ensure we have quality and well informed pilots on a particular server. I’m not saying you’re neither of those attributes but again, from the IRL perspective you’ll appreciate why we have these.
I appreciate your standpoint and response, but this is a game, it’s not real life. I agree with the OP here.
Infinite Flight tries to simulate flying, not the FAA pilot requirement and training system. I can only afford to buy a sub a month at a time every couple months, and it’s tiring having to grind back up. My solution would be to have timely requirements for Grades 4 and 5, but not Grade 3, once you get there you can stay.
Understood, and for years till this day, people have asked for realism, realism, realism, and now they’ve got it. And now you’re telling me you don’t want it. You guys… 🤣
Community: ”Please make things as real as possible… kthanksbye”
Infinite Flight: We listen to our community and will do our best to work with the requests presented before us.
Community: ”Realism! It’s too real! I… I can’t handle it”
I want to emphasize on this point… considering IF Pro is £10 a month 😳
Well said, @Alec
Alright, but can people be kicked back to TRAINING instead of casual… :)
I get that. What about the second bit about the money though?
You know what I meant. Realism in terms of flying, not the inner workings of the FAA.
If someone’s going to purchase a subscription, you’d expect them to use it…the requirements are simple enough for Grade 3. 15 landings can take 10 minutes if you’re committed.
It takes a month to grind out all of the requirements just to get “current”. I find that had to believe.
I don’t. Sorry.