Friday, November 7, 2014

Queen of the Skies, Part 3 & Upcoming Infinite Flight Live Improvements

We have a lot to talk about today!

First of all, we wanted to remind you that David from our team will host another official "Fly In" event today. The event will have 2 times to accomodate our fans that are on different timezone. More details here. Also don't forget to subscribe to our reddit community to post event pics, share your flying experience or manage your virtual airlines.

The second thing we wanted to mention, is the upcoming improvements that are coming to Infinite Flight Live.
Since launch, there have been issues with pilots not following the rules (not waiting for their turn to takeoff, taking off from the wrong side of the runway, not using ATC properly, etc). We believe that part of those issues are due to the lack of clear instructions and proper signage to help novice pilots follow the correct procedures (if you are a novice pilot, we strongly suggest that you take a look at the Infinite Flight Live Introduction video on our YouTube channel).

Below are a few tweaks that we have been working on to improve runway condition visibility:

Runways are now colored according to their current usage restrictions. Also added METAR information at the top.
Added "virtual fence" at runway entrances that shouldn't be used for takeoff 

Another source of frustration comes from pilots who will disregard the rules no matter the consequences. We could ban those users but it means that pilots who just want to have fun can't enjoy Infinite Flight Live. We spent a lot of time reading all of the ideas that we received to improve the situation, and we believe we have found a good solution that should please the most dedicated pilots as well as the ones who want to be free to fly the way they want.

In a future release, we will introduce a way to report a specific user; if that user is being reported by enough people during a short amount of time (TBD), the reported user will be temporarily "ghosted". Instead of being banned from connecting to Infinite Flight Live, a "ghosted" user will simply be invisible to all other pilots. This also means that any ATC communication from that user will be ignored. "Ghosted" users won't be able to see each other, they can only see (and learn from) the pilots who follow procedures. "Ghosting" will also be applied to pilots receiving many violations during a short period of time.
The specifics of this new feature are not yet final and we might only activate this new functionality on advanced servers, but we believe this should dramatically improve the experience for all.

Lastly, as we mentioned last week, we have much more of the 747 to show. We decided to add many variant for you to enjoy and today we are showing 1 more... hope you are as excited as we are to fly this one:


Happy Landings!

45 comments:

Connor Greenwall said...

awesome

Holden Riley said...

Amazing, just amazing! You guys do everything perfectly! I saw the 747-8F in the pics of the runway! The new arc improvements are fantastic as well! You guys never disappoint!

Uriel Mazoz said...

Good way to punish bad players and teach novices. What do you think about showing green, orange and red runway in ATC too, not just in METAR? Really good fixes, and excellent job with the 747! Thanks FDS team.

Red Bird Pilot said...

These are good improvements Flying Dev Studio! Hopefully the update is near! :)

Red Bird Pilot said...

I love this! But then again, what happens if people start trolling and report dedicated pilots?

Devon Gee said...

Im not so sure I like the look of the virtual fence its a great concept but in my opinion I think it looks "cheap" idk it wont effect me because I dont use closed runways but having ATC colour coded should be more than enough for all but the dumbest #nimrods to figure out whats open and whats closed.If anyone from the FDS team reads this how about implementing invisible virtual fences at say the hold short line and anyone who crosses over gets ghosted for a minute that way it wont effect anyone except themselves.

The new 747 looks great jw will we be able to control SOFIAS door? Or does ait just open ay X altitude?

Aymen Hamdi said...

Guys do you know what ? You are the best; it is useless to shout OMG... I stay calm... :) And i say you're the best team ! It's simple
Thank you for your hard work

Uriel Mazoz said...

I know, we were discussing about this in beta group and I don't remember what we decided. Only Matt can answer that. I hope troll players don't come in groups ��

Uriel Mazoz said...

I hope we will be able to...

Michael Barredo said...

Please also add on the liveries the Philippine Airlines B747 hehe thanks FDS! Your the best guys!

Mike Silvia said...

Great update. Keep up the good work. I can't wait for the 747 release.

spencer doyle said...

Can't wait but can you and new phrases to atc such as .... Lining up on runway.... And .... Is pushing back?

Larose Royce said...

Great job guys... can't wait

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F218 said...

I am sick and tired of these pointless updates and everyone saying oh add this plane or that place just get to the point when is this update coming out

Pickles S said...

"GHOSTING" i'm not to sure about..maybe if you lowered the points which would restrict them from aircraft/airport usage then when they reach the required points they will still be under "ghosting"...too many bullies out there who don't respect the product given and effort put into it and other pilots as well..but thanks for a step in the right direction..Nuff Said!!

Herimanto Suhardi said...

Add ATR 72,Twin otter, Dash 8 and Lukla Airport,Madeira Airport,Chourcevel Airport please.!

Yellow Pilot 10 said...

KLM 747 please. I'm so excited to land a fully-loaded 747 in St. Maarten Princess Juliana! Nice improvements.

sunderw1641 said...

This has to be the best flight simulator game that you can get on any mobile platform. The attention to detail the way that the aircraft response to your command is amazing. and the constant updates that you come up with on this game it blows my mind I cannot wait to see you in the new 747. And I know we have to wait for a little bit longer but I can only imagine what the Concorde will be like when you make that available. And those new updates that you have coming available soon will make the game that much more enjoyable. another item that I know a lot of us would like to see is the capability of switching between standard pound weight and Metric kilogram weight.

Roman Soldier Josh said...

Could you guys add Philippine airlines and Delta airlines for the b747? My sister won't stop begging me to beg you for this livery (4 year old sister) you guys are the best!!! Can't wait for the update:)))

Kemal Kusumantara said...

Only nasa 747? Add more 747 dudee,,,747 Garuda!

Tekin Ekmekci said...

Brilliant plane and Legend of the coming sooonn ☪☪☪☪ ☪☪ ☪☪ ☪☪☪☪ ☪☪ ☪☪

Little Jaye said...

Wow my comments are not posting. I haven't said anything wrong. So not fair

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maxmustang said...

Bout Time.. Wanna see blatant disregard and a lack of common sence spend a few minutes at KSFO (Half Moon Bay) in the Frisco Region.
It like a monkey with a football!

Virtual Emirates COO said...

When is the new updates coming out on iOS?

Red Bird Pilot said...

It's added!

Maurice Tomlinson said...

Awesome job. But there is one issue that you guys need to address. Sometimes a player doesn't know a runway is closed or open until we're about to land. What would be great is when we are creating our flight plans we can see the status of each runway at our destinations. I think once a player taps on the airport they should see the status of the runways so we don't have to doing some crazy maneuver to avoid landing on a closed runway.

joshua Arriaza said...

Great stuff FDS but can you please add taxiway lights and landing approach lights? It would be great to taxi at night without having to have my phone 4 inches feom my face so I can see where im going. Thanks again

meshari alharthi said...

How about the SAUDIA livery? So many people like it !!!

Connor Greenwall said...

What do you mean it's added. The new update isn't available to me yet.

meshari alharthi said...

The update isn't available in this time, but I meant if they can added on the next update.

Connor Greenwall said...

no. Red bird pilot said that it is available. what did he mean?

meshari alharthi said...

I'm talking about the SAUDIA AIRLINES livery if they can added for the next update, I'm not sure what you speaking about is it the livery or the update

Zach Wildes said...

Loving the upcoming improvements, in the next sneak peeks can we see a cockpit view of the newly remodeled 747? Please and thank you

shashi aviator said...

Hi guy's. Awesome work, appreciate if you can also include the Malaysian B744 freedom of space.
Also virtual fancing for the arrival and departure gates depending on the aircraft size maybe an advantage.
Lastly pls add some South East Asian group airports.

Essam 100 said...

Can you add saudi airlines in next update please ???

meshari alharthi said...

Yeah man , I hope they do

Airplanes & Rollercoasters said...

Thanks! I am sure everyone will love this feature, and I am glad you made it so that they do not get kicked out.

Theodore Harris said...

Great work guys!!!!

Danny Sabo said...

Absolutely, positively outstanding IF team. It's your responsiveness and willingness to listen to your customers concerns and feedback and then to act upon them that makes you guys the best Dev Team for Mobile platforms in the business!!! Only wish I had read this sooner so I wouldn't have vented frustration yesterday on Facebook. ;-p. I look forward to the pending update and will do so as patiently as possible. I really think this will make the serious pilots user experience so much more enjoyable. Kudos IF team!!!!

shashi aviator said...

Agreed

samir 687 said...

hello infinite plane for the flight to help me install

ruparaw said...

patiently waited these awesome update in the nearest time to come through

Park Manhee said...

How can you open the telescope?

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