Most of us have been in this moment. It’s a late night and you have started your flight, you are climbing up to your cruising altitude, you set the throttle at a constant N1, and then someone/something calls your attention, a few minutes later you come back to see the overspeed warning and as you are rushing to your device to reduce speed you see the message change. Ghosted for excessive speed. You end the flight and lie down in a slightly disappointed mood.
One week doesn’t seem like much of an issue, but it is important to understand what you can find when you fly on the expert server that is present on almost no other servers, good and capable pilots. 2 days ago I found myself in this situation, and while recently trying to complete a flight on training server, numerous times I was interrupted by runway incursions, spacing issues, and controllers who instead of learning to control, spam the same message into your frequency multiple times. For me, violations have been a complete deterrent from playing anything other than the expert server, and in my opinion, there should be a more of a different system in place for violations which I will go into depth more below.
As generally accepted, violations should be treated as a learning experience, but if it happens to experienced pilots on the expert server, what is there to learn? I’m pretty sure most if not all pilots on the expert server are aware of the 250knts speed limit below 10k, 35knts taxi limit, etc. Of course, there is always the argument to be made that it is important to be near your device at all times, but it might be important to understand that at many times, not only is Infinite flight an idle game (such as at cruising) but also being on a mobile platform, there are locations that people will play the game at where things will take away their attention from the game for a few moments, during which they will rack up violations, and get ghosted. Now does it make sense to punish the player in an instant with a ban off of expert server for a week when he racks up violations? To me, it doesn’t make sense that you immediately get kicked off instead of providing you another chance on the server.
Personally, I think it would be much more reasonable to encourage the design of a new system, not based on punishing people who know the rules and make mistakes, but teaching people who may not know the rules, and giving them another chance to attempt to fly on the expert server. Maybe, instead of 5 violations and then a ghost, it would be reasonable to have 4 violations with just a kick from the server, saving you that one violation from getting ghosted, and keeping you on expert while being at grade 3. I’m just confused as to how the grade and violations system groups pilots who made a mistake, along with pilots who just disregard the rules and could care less for other players, as if that is an equal offense. In all, I would love to see a redesign of the grading system, violations, system generated ghosts, and reformatting of server player bases to be based more on people who disregard the rules, people who actually want to learn, and people who know the rules, but I’m interested to hear the opinions of others, what is the stance of the IFC on the current status of some servers and the violations and grade system?
*Disclaimer: This is not a feature request, just looking to gather the thoughts and ideas of other players to see if I’m just completely out of my mind on this topic or if there are some others out there who agree or disagree with me,