Today I have a slightly more serious topic to discuss. The following info should apply to everyone here on the IFC, especially when making a live topic.
What is this?
I have seen an increase of topics that seem to “shame” controllers. Now, this isn’t because what the controller did was wrong, no. It’s because people think what they did was right.
“I was ghosted by IFC-[blank], and I was doing everything right!”
And it seems there is a simple answer:
PM Your Controller
Although, in most cases it isn’t even necessary to PM them. The game literally tells you what you did wrong. If you were to actually look at why you were ghosted/reported, you can actually become a better pilot!
What can I do instead of PMing the controller?
For starters you can do things like:
- Find what you did wrong, and learn from it.
- Apply what you have learned in your next flight.
- Help teach others not to make the mistake you made.
What should I do if I think I need to PM a controller?
Here I will list the steps that you should take to write your PM to a controller.
Find your controller. The game will tell you who reported/ghosted you, so just find their IFC tag.
Start and finish your PM, and read it over. Make sure you include your callsign, and where you were reported. Be nice to IFATC!
Send your PM. You can expect a response soon.
What happens if I do make a topic?
You will receive the same answers. Every. Single. Time.
“Please PM the controller, they will confirm with you.”
Or your topic will be closed, with the same message.
Please take this into account when you get reported/ghosted, it will really help keep the forum clean and less clogged up.