I must say this is one of the best organized forums I’ve been on.
A lot of great information is being shared.
I’ve learned a lot and I enjoy Infinite Flight all the more because of it.
However, there are things that just don’t feel right. There are even things that don’t feel good at all.
Playground. Don’t get me started on that.
But now the Advanced Server is getting worse as well. Just wait and see what happens when ATC goes away.
A lot of people just don’t care. The mentality of certain people.
I had hoped that this could be an environment shielded from outside real life stuff. It’s not.
People are people. There are people who deliberately want to annoy others or cause problems.
There are people who use inappropriate call signs. And so on.
All the rules that must be implemented to try and regulate this. Emphasis on TRY.
Then the forum itself.
I’ve become a Regular in just two months.
I did my best to contribute to the community in several ways.
I just don’t get some things.
I get the Real World Aviation category. I somehow also even get the Spotting subcategory. But is it really necessary to post all aviation spotting photos? This is about Infinite Flight! It’s not an aviation picture database!
“Well if you don’t like it, don’t look at it”, I hear you think. True. It’s just an accumulation of things that sort of caused the fun part to fade away.
I’ve tried things to help make things better.
I even started a team called Sky Patrol. Not to play policeman but to go fly with a couple of fellow pilots. Before taking off we would look around to see how things were going. Just for 10 or 15 minutes. When we spotted something “bad” we would make sure it was deliberate and then report that pilot with enough people to be able to ghost that person. So having fun and doing some good in the process.
I think there were twelve people in the group.
Then the update came and people disappeared. Just a couple of them returned.
I’ve answered people’s questions or pointed them to the right source or in the right direction.
I also tried to give information to help pilots and ATC keep it as real as possible.
Proper runway usage at EHAM for instance. Most people just don’t seem to care.
It could be me. I could be just too sensitive. But me having fun is my main goal here. If I can’t, I’m gone. It’s that simple.
Right now, the fun part is sort of gone. That’s caused by being disappointed in people. Being hurt by them. Feeling ignored. Not understanding why certain people do certain things. Having to flag more posts than I would have liked to. Reporting trolls. All of it.
I think I’ll fly SOLO for a while. I don’t know what will happen later, but for now, you might not see me as much, if at all.
Thanks a lot to everyone I’ve been in contact with in a good way. You know who you are.
P.S.: I didn’t say I was leaving. Just taking it slow for a while.