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03-30-2004, 02:24 PM

03-30-2004, 02:24 PM

03-30-2004, 02:45 PM
Well, frankly I think you're in a mood. But who know's. I would participate (to learn) if it was established. I could enjoy some creativity with FMB.

Your response to BlitzKrieg101 was very considerate.


03-30-2004, 03:08 PM
Why "comms" if ya'll rapp on the Board the tender Newbies can see too.

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03-30-2004, 03:26 PM
Ambitious idea. Sounds good...

03-30-2004, 04:02 PM
See - this is why you need to be a mod BC.

The perfect use of this venue - whether you set up a forum specific to training in all aspects of FB or just use GD.. but this would definitly reduce the number of complaints etc..
Because when people dont know How something works,they simply complain that it Doesnt work.
And - the more you know -the more there is to love about FB.

03-30-2004, 04:07 PM
I'm all for it BC. Keep me in mind if ya get it off the ground. Will be willing to help in any way you need.



03-30-2004, 04:20 PM
Too little of a community we are to do this.The flight school project was born before FB but nothing else but the idea remained.

Second,not many elite pilots would like to give away their secrets.IMO the only way to learn is to get a squad and ask veterans for help.JZG23 for example is constantly training JZG pilots.
Ppl that sacrifice their time and money rather work for individual - squad success.

Skins.AFAIK those who make it are know-it-all guys who have been sitting on ex.PSP for years.Also the community has so many skins that most ppl just leave this stuff to men who know how to do it.This is almost like trying to teach someone making models in 3d Sudio Max.

Lastly,most of us are guys who play FB in every free hour.Too little time to do anything besides flying cuz,there`d be no time to fly at all(making missions,skins takes hours).

To be sincere,making the whole community buy 2 more AEP copies would give better results.
Sure,this community is great,hardworking and all but it`s just plain too small.1C won`t exceed 1mln sold copies neither.

Community does what it can currently at it`s highest effort.


03-30-2004, 04:28 PM
I was also happy that UCLANUPE is as nice and helpful as he has been Bearcat. He helped me tons in IL-2 and Lock On. Man that guy gets around doesn't he? Missions and great movies for both sims.

Because I like too! Get a life!

03-30-2004, 07:11 PM
In WarBirds and Dawn of Aces we had volunteer trainers and dedicated training arenas (I assume they still do, I quit flying them several years ago).

The trainers were all selected by IEN, the company that runs the sim, from open applications and were selected for people skills as well as flying skills.

A schedule was maintained so the Training Arena was manned most of the time and trainers who were on line were on call by paging them.

This was a very good system. Certain trainers specialized in particular aircraft or particular skills (one DoA pilot who teaches aerobatics in RL taught virtual aerobatics in the sim).

The down side was that the trainers eventually formed an elite group. They set up their own squads and didn't fly with anyone else. That snobbish attitude drove many people away from using the Training Arena. Unfortunately, IEN encouraged that elitism.

This is a much more ambitious effort than what BC is suggesting but it is a posibility. I learned a lot from some of those trainers when I was starting out. Nothing anywhere like that system exists here.


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