ShadowAce11 Posted July 20, 2017 Share Posted July 20, 2017 Let it be noted I fervently dislike writing things like this, but as a player and more specifically a veteran, I feel obligated to do so. Over the past couple months, I have seen a drastic decrease in organization and coherence on Enhanced due to an influx of newcomers. While, for the first couple weeks, becoming acquainted with the learning curve is to be expected, it is wholly ridiculous for this process to go on for months at a time. Additionally, with the typical process of "learning in the field" rather than through an official training night or a personal training session, vital concepts are being missed, ranging from improper radio use to failing to understand the medical system. Most importantly though, a sense of obeying the command structure is generally left out. I would highly recommend new players be required to attend a training night, or a personal session scheduled with an official Enhanced representative (mods, maybe Spartans and veterans) before being permitted to equip any roles that require a somewhat advanced knowledge of the systems in play on the server. How would this be enforced? That's a good question that I don't have an answer for. But is it becoming more and more necessary? Without a doubt, yes. I would be more than willing to volunteer any time I have to help with this process if need be. So that covers my little rant about player competence, now let's discuss a case of pilot competence that happened today (20/7/17) on the server. Names will be excluded for privacy. Most pilots are extremely good at what they do, and I applaud them for the good experiences they help foster on the server. And I do not intend for the following to apply to them. Some, however, desperately need to be dealt with. Today, a player joined while I was piloting. Including him, there were two others on the server. He took the copilot slot. I immediately warned him that he was not allowed to be there; he needed to slot to Alpha. It took up to my fourth warning before he obliged and switched. In that time I was giving him warnings, he went over to the heli maintenance, spawned a helicopter (did not know what it was at the time), hopped in, and nearly took off. Carrying the single Alpha member in my helicopter (I assume the copilot was waiting for his reslot timer to end), I dropped him off to the AO and cleared a majority of the hostiles. After being shot down by a BMP, I disconnected. After leaving the server for roughly an hour, I came back and slotted up as an Alpha member. The copilot had switched to Alpha, then back to Vortex when I left. Upon reentering the AO, the pilot flew dangerously high and used autohover for landing, resulting in a nearly-shot-down situation. Upon landing, he continued to sit there for about 10 seconds, before turning his engine off entirely to communicate with Alpha Lead. He did return to base, but not before almost getting shot down again by the BMP due to his slow speed and high flight. Having to attempt landing three times (with that BMP still on him), he repeated this process while bringing in the FSG team. While he was making his trips, I notice something: Spoiler An Apache crash. That unknown helicopter he spawned was a two-seater Apache. During the time I was offline, he one-manned it, and proceeded to fly it into the AO and crash it. This was a "set up a comms tower" mission, so once Alpha and Nomad cleared the AO, he began to fly the crate in. Upon entering the vicinity, he was shot down by a BMP due to his once again linear path and slow speed. At that time, he disconnected. My point here is that: People should know the command structure, and know to obey the slotting rules. People, especially pilots and other specialty slots, should know proper conduct on the server. This is not a training server. You should know how to fly properly before touching these more advanced, modded models. ----- Once again, I would be more than willing to volunteer to help with training nights to help resolve these issues. Anything I can do to help I'm happy to. I had to put this rant/report out here, not because I wanted to, but because I felt responsible as a person who has a duty to the server and its population to obey the rules and make sure they're followed by others. The things above are beyond unacceptable, and need to be dealt with. LEO, Noah_Hero, Stuart.G and 3 others 6 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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