Not being funny but last time I checked I thought any member of The Forum can make a ATC tracking thread and it was up to the controller whether they want to allow pattern work or not. Not trying to come off as being rude at all
If you’d like to provide ATC service, and further more to promote it, you should be prepared to offer all services as best as possible. If traffic and weather allow for pattern work, it should not be denied. While there are no formal rules on the training server for ATC, and you can do what you’d like, I strongly believe that not allowing patterns (without proper reasons) is a disservice to the pilots who enter your airspace. In the event that the pattern becomes full, you have commands at your disposal to keep more planes from entering the pattern. But until the pattern is full, traffic builds, or weather deteriorated, why not provide proper ATC service?
If I allowed pattern work I think my workload and stress level would be greatly increased. I don’t mind controlling an airport where traffic is quiet because you only have arrivals and departures without pattern work, especially at such a large airport as Tokyo International. I don’t mind it because the traffic comes and goes in waves sometimes it’s busy sometimes it’s not
I’m not disagreeing with you at all, however I do get to give pattern instructions when I do not have an approach or departure controller I give pattern instructions to my arrivals coming in along with sequences and I’m prepared for go-arounds
I’ll also be honest with you because I’m controlling on the training server allowing pattern work it becomes a big mess it’s not like I can ghost him or tell him you’re doing something wrong. However we do have new commands such as when you tell a pilot to taxi to a certain Runway and they choose to taxi to another one now the tower can tell them to check their Runway assignment
Wait a minute correct me if I’m wrong, can you only create a ATC thread if you’re going for a IFATC? I didn’t mean to come off as rude, however I thought pattern work was the choice of the controller. Anyway let’s not make this about pattern work. I opened it to provide ATC services anyone’s welcome to come and depart, just no pattern work. Thanks and make sure that you have a great flight