Troll on Expert

Hello community

I am currently flying on the expert server to Seattle. I have a fighter jet that has been about 1nm behind me at the same altitude and is following my attempts to deviate from his flight path.

I have never encountered a troll on the expert server and am wondering if there is anything I can do about this? He got really close to me no matter how I turned or lowered altitude.

Looks like he turned around for now but that is really annoying.

Thanks

P.p

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He was probably just escorting you for a bit, as some pilots will do that from time to time, but other then that, your way to go is to DM a mod or staff

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How do you tell them your good on an escort 😐

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That’s the only issue, some people don’t want escorts, and they just happened to get chose for one, but unfortunately, there is no way to communicate with other pilots in app

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His name is “capt andrew” I cannot seem to find him though.

This feature request might be of some intrest to you

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Could’ve you changed your display name to something like No escort?

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That would have been a good idea. Next time…and I mean I hope to god there is no next time but I will…he really kinda ruined my experience there.

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Woah, that’s actually a great idea.

I never would have thought of that one xD


I personally don’t like escorts either, luckily for me i haven’t received any for the past 8 months, so i’m golden ;)

They are quite annoying and kinda ruins the realism of my flight… :/

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Agreed it did for me, a big turn off. Now I got to climb back to 40,000. I have never had it happen. Not on training server or on expert.

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I’ve had it happen to me once, back in February this year i think, on Expert.

I was on right downwind, RWY 27R at LHR, some guy in a fighter was flying along side me, i got somewhat irritated at him and hoped to shake him off soon, so i turned onto him, he ascended, and flew away, thankfully :)

There was Active ATC there at that time, so i don’t know if that had any effect, no warnings were issued at him, so i didn’t care much only that i got instructed to turn right, and he was to my right, so i had no other choice then to fly right into him, way to kill the realism of my 10h flight but oh well… :/


Luckily, that’s my only time so far, i pray for it to be the only time i ever experience it.

Those who want to escort someone should be the one to PM the pilot first to know if they want an escort or not!

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I don’t think this would work. From experience if you change your display name during your session, it will only update once you leave and reconnect to the server. @Patria

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From my experience, i know that changing your display name mid session will allow other sto view your new display name…

I’ve done it before and it worked… I guess i’ll have to try it again and see if works, since now i’m concerned it might not after reading your post :/

I mean it’s a great way to let know that you don’t want an escort, and if as i said, it works to change you display name and it’ll be correctly viewed without ending your flight then that’s a one good solution :)

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You could try changing your Callsign to something like NOFOLLOW or NOESCORT and see if that makes him stop

Edit: this has been suggested for the display name, but I think the follower is more likely to notice the new Callsign than a change in your display name 😉

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You got intercepted, not escorted. Did you Squawk 7500 or something? Lel

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Interesting. I wonder if there is a delay when changing your display name. I remember I changed mine once and a friend spotted me about 10 minutes later and it still wasn’t updated.

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Perhaps it was just an escort or perhaps not. Sometimes people do slip through the cracks but I mostly find them doing patterns at airports waiting for prey lol.

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If they are being respectful, and not crashing into you I dont see the problem with a simple escort…

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I would have thanked them personally 😅 I would be happy to get an escort. But I do see why some people could get a little annoyed if you’re on expert and you don’t want to be escorted.

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It’s extremely annoying but I suppose it didn’t cause harm, just freaks me out when I see a fighter jet 1nm behind me showing red blimp on my screen while I’m trying to figure out where Mt. Rainier is so I don’t crash into it on approach.