Are you tired of new, or even veteran users not following directions? This feature is a step toward a better ATC experience on both the expert and training server!
In game ATC Tutorials
Okay, so you’re already wondering if this is a repost - yes, I am aware of the ATC tutorials posted on youtube and whatnot, but I’m talking about a different type. I’m proposing a mandatory ATC tutorial for new users, both on the training server and the expert.
I have noticed from a TS1 controller view, that many users still don’t follow the rules.
What does this do?
Basically, the ATC menu will highlight the suggested commands… for new TS1 users, they MUST click these things, such as before being able to push, they must ask for permission. I’m going to divide this into 2 sections - one for the Expert server and one for the TS1 server.
- Users with the first few(3-5ish flights) on the server must follow this
- Ask to push, then the push button will be enabled.
- Request taxi before being able to throttle up - with a speed limit
- Must be holding short to request takeoff
- Pattern tutorial (Explaining downwinds, bases, etc)
- And many more…
- With the fact that more users are able to join this server due to long flights, some users are still learning - I understand that everyone is learning through the process, so this will just have recommendations, not forcing people do it
- If they get violation or ghosted(reported) they must use the feature
- ATIS first!
- Etc… can you think of more?
Okay, so I understand that this would be hard to code, but maybe it doesn’t need to be as high tech - Just a gold highlight and maybe an arrow as a suggestion.
Upon entering the training server for the first time, users will be guided as to what to do. They must use these commands before pushing back, etc. The system could also warn people of going the wrong way, the wrong way requested by ATC. After using this for a few times, users will be able to have more freedom. For the expert server, they will be guided onto using ATC… things will just be highlighted, and they won’t be forced to use it.
Constructive criticism is encouraged, please comment on this so I can improve it.
Yes! I do understand that this would take time and a ton of work - but would the outcomes outweigh the costs? Let me know.
Thanks for staying along,
Aviation Enthusiast, Grade 3, virtualBlue First Officer