Have you ever thought about quitting IF? I have once. This was when I began to get serious about flight simulation with X-Plane 11. In order to afford a more complex setup, I began thinking about quitting IF. The Climax of this story was when @DeerCrusher ghosted me at the IFVARB summit for what seemed like no reason after 3 other ghostings way back in May (the reason was because I was a spectator and I misread the times that spectators were to takeoff, and so I took off 2 hours earlier than when I was supposed to). This made me significantly think about IF live, and I decided to quit. When I checked back on my stats a few days later, I was surprised that my ghost was reversed. While I don’t think that the ghosting was necessary due to the lack of traffic at the time, this was a very happy moment for me, knowing that the mods and staff people would reverse ghosts if they were wrong. For info about these ghostings, see here:
Then my parents allowed me to continue the IF pro subscription, and continue improving to where I am today.
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