Thursday, August 28, 2014

First day with Infinite Flight Live Post Mortem

First of all, we want to thank all the early adopters and we appreciate your patience, support and feedback as we work through the remaining issues with this first release of Infinite Flight Live.

Since the release on Android yesterday, we have learned a lot and we wanted to give you an update about what is going to happen next.

Over the course of the next few days we are going to focus on performance issues in order to improve the experience when there are too many pilots in one location (like it happens in KHAF for example). In the meantime, you can fly in less crowded regions to increase your standing and XP quietly :)

We are also going to continue experimenting and testing the following improvements:
  • Having a dedicated server for pilots with high standing so they can enjoy a more realistic experience with like-minded peers (we could even have a low, medium and high standing server)
  • Randomize default starting airport to avoid having everyone start at KHAF :)
  • Limit the number of pilots that can be at an airport and only allow to start there if it is not full (with a queue system)
This is of course just a start and we will keep you posted about the changes we bring to Infinite Flight Live. Feel free to send us constructive feedback through the usual channels.


About the iOS update, we will do our very best to release it as soon as possible but we first have to address the issues that were reported so far so we can have a better experience for everyone when we starting adding all the iOS pilots :)

Happy Landings!

63 comments:

Aymen Hamdi said...

A lot of lags... It isn't very fluid i don't know if it's normal or no and you can improve that. And thank you for your wonderful work !!!

Jamie Mac said...

You have told us what's new in the update except there's now multiplayer that you have to pay for. What is new besides that?

dwayne christopher said...

Hi Infinite flight can you please please put the option to turn hud on and off from cockpit view....would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Mike Leinenbach said...

I will not subscribe next.month boo

William Canty said...

Very poor update. You banged on about it so much and you've only let yourselves down. Real big fail on your behalf. Nothing is more annoying than paying for everything individually and then sell it all in bulk for less. The update itself is not all that good neither. I will be putting this game to back. There is plenty of alternative games! Rortos is outstanding. And cheap and has couds/weather buildings etc. You shot yourself in the foot guys. Greed got the better of you!

jbird said...

Is it just me, or are people really missing the plot here? These developers work around the clock to bring us by far the best flight simulator you can get on a mobile device. People complain non stop on Facebook and their blog posts about the update not coming soon enough, and then are shocked an amazed when they push it out with some bugs. And that's not even the most shocking part. They want it all for free! Let's give these developers a standing ovation for creating a great flying experience and not abandoning the project, which they could easily do. Thousands and thousands - literally - of daft comments about when it will come out, then when will it come out on iOS, when they could not have communicated it more clearly. And further, facebook promotes comments on posts that Infinite Flight comments on so you're sure to see their replies.

Let's all try to read what they're telling us, and patiently wait for them to develop, fix bugs, and make their clients happy. You'll never please everyone, but it's clear to me that they're sure trying.

Infinite flight, please keep up the good work. I'm excited to try multi-player when you're able to bring it to iOS.
Cheers!

Thomas Butler said...

People, be content with what you have! We're lucky they went out of their way and didn't give up on this project so that we could have multiplayer! The price may be $4.99 a MONTH, but at least that's it! Be CONTENT.

Cherno Ann said...

You already can, simply press the Page button and drag it up to HUD-2

dwayne christopher said...

Thank you very much Cherno...:)

Jake Morgan said...

By far the best app iv ever downloaded. Keep up the good work :)

Mzwandile Amandus said...

Great update! I can't wait for the next one. Keep up the smart / hard work.

Curtis Karlsen said...

I heartily agree jbird! I think iF is much more than a game, and the devs are not just trying to 'get rich'. Losers that can't see that can feel free to leave!

David Anderson said...

So basically we are beta testers for the Apple jocks... So we pay for a work in progress so that they don't have to suffer through any glitches???

Jeff Silk said...

Dear IF developers, you clearly have created and nurtured a product that people love and care about greatly, even to a dysfunctional extent. I, for one appreciate your effort, even as people all over the globe pester you about when you'll be done with the new version. Delayed gratification is underrated. I have faith you will make adjustments as problems come up. Looking forward to flying the new version soon.

jbird said...

Stop your subscription and wait like the "apple jocks" have to wait if you don't like it. Some gratitude and patience goes a long way.

Jey_Jey said...

I have registered With the new version of infinite flight, which promesed acces to all airplanes and regions,. However they remain blocked. Please adviceme on the problem

Andon Manaj said...

How am i supposed to pay for my subscription because i was trying to test it for a month and it wont take my money from google pay account...

James Thomas said...

I cant sign in, any help?

Michael H said...

Playing the last version some hours, it's obvious that the solo play has received only very little attention. It seems that not joigning multiplayer now makes you a second zone player. In my opinion, multi should always be an extension of an already rich solo mode. Which is not the case here.

Off topic, IF is certainly the one and only simulator on the market with such an unrealistic flight model behavior when using flaps. In the real life, creating lift or drag does NOT generate so much side effects on the flight line. If yes, a lot of crashes would happen every day !

muziki007 said...

What about Amazon. It's hard to be grateful for something I don't have!

Rad said...

Congrats to all those that have managed to subscribe which is more than I've been able to do! Just keeps coming up server not accepting any new users at this time. If your going to release it to everyone on the Android platform at least make it available for people to be able to subscribe and use. Infinite Flight is a great game but the support in my opinion is poor. They only respond to questions from users as and when they feel like it. People want direct answers not just some statement.

Larose Royce said...

Everything is working for me with minimum lag...on a S4 (knock on wood) I CAN'T PUT IT DOWN!!! Great job! ~LR

Aric Anderson said...

Well, the one good thing about it Apple's one update/week policy is that it can be play tested so that the released product is better. Now I'm not saying the iOS is better than Android. I'm just saying that patience has its virtues.

Also, I do have one sole complaint. I am really, truly hoping that IF doesn't go down the path of games like Assassins Creed or Call of Duty, where the offline or solo mode was the beauty and heart of the game, and then with the advent of online gaming the single player just fell away from existence. Please don't let that happen to IF.

Kim Ledbetter said...

Agree completely. Thx.

Andy said...

Okay, first up I am on IOS so not tested the new version yet. I'm not a fan of subscriptions for software and would prefer to pay up front for content or have it included with IAPs that are optional. I was thinking about what the Live experience brings and while I can see what the Devs are trying to achieve, I believe the fundamentals remain the same. You can select your aircraft and region, take off, fly around and land. This remains the same between both Solo & Live. The real change with Live is having other air traffic and the need to account for this.
Personally, I would love to see this as an AI option for the Solo player i.e. Have an option for no traffic, light traffic, moderate traffic or heavy traffic. Any traffic is handled offline by the device and having the choice of traffic volume allows the user to keep things as is without traffic, or increase / decrease the volume of traffic depending on how well their device can cope or how busy they want their environment. The Pros of having AI handle this is:

You can control how much air traffic there is
No random users can spoil your game
Your actions will not impede on others
No need to be online to play

I understand that the Devs want to create a living, breathing environment for people to fly in but having AI controlled aircraft will provide much of this and also provide other benefits.

Waqas Ahmed said...

Keep up the good work. Please attend the B-747 ASAP.

Mike Varney said...

Can't get on your server to fly live...too busy?

sencere estevez said...

I have a question if you pay a monthly subscription and you dont pay will it stop the subcription till i pay or will it continually taking money out of my credit card?

John Humphries said...

I love it and fir a few quid a month its nothing could do with a few more tutorials tho ;-)

goodshow said...

wait can we jus pay per month and try it and after i pay when eve i want to pay for a month or they will take moony out of my credit card for the rest of the time?

Andon Manaj said...

Okay everybody listen up! I subscribed last night and flew for 90 mins until i decided to unsubscribe. The reason for that is the fact that while i tried my best to respect certain airspaces, i encountered some violations that didnt even make sense like "wrong type of aircraft on the airport". But thats not all. When you fly in the crowded areas you will experience:
1) airplanes that tailgate and overtake you on final,
2) aircraft that will line up on the runway positioning themselves facing the three other planes that are landing back to back,
3) aircraft that skip the runway but take off on taxiways....

Therefore i feel that the points system is useless if pilots wont act with common sense and courtesy. I wont subscribe until some guide lines are set or until pilots realize that airways are not highways.

jjjjjjjjjjjjjjj said...

excellent work on the update, keep up the good work! Main issues I have encountered in multiplayer have been with the atc scroll list and aircraft chaos at heavily populated runways. whilst flying above areas of high runway density, scrolling down the atc list to find the required channel can be quite a challenge. the list constantly updates and refreshes back to the top of the list making it extremely hard to select a channel further down the list. Maybe an atc button on the airport info page of the inflight display directly connecting to its channel would make this alot more efficient. Also, I have found heavily populated runways to be scenes of pure chaos. lol. possibly a lag issue? but might need to right some general rules of etiquette and hand out stiffer penalties to offenders. just my 2 cents! all in all, a great time had. Keep it up

jordan veigas said...

this is a wonderful game with such a big scope for evolution ,i recommend a spectator mode for live , a better log book that separates flying hrs and landings , taxiway lights ,and for the issue you have between the kids flooding the airports and serious flier , introduce a new mode with a dedicated server called IFFS pro , which needs a high standing to use . for live ,those breaking violations constantly after being issued a certain set of warnings get kicked from the server . you should earn the right to go live not exploit it so i recommend training mission to be added which have to be passed without which you can't fly live

Nikunj Wadgeri said...

How to turn on hud cockpit lights

Nicholas Maskell said...

Not showing full screen on nexus 7

Bob skywalker said...

easyjet add

Jason said...

I still have startup crash at loading screen just before entering main menu. I've done clean install of factory ROM (KK 4.4) to make sure there are no residues left from old installs. Device is meizu MX3.

ruparaw said...

A very good suggestion. I like your word "kids flooding"

Steven Joseph said...

How can I improve my ranking?

西山裕太 said...

とてもよいです

sam sparks said...

So it's a new week... Where the multiplayer update for ios?

mikefj2004 said...

Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!! So excited for the IOS release. Love you guys!!!!

khairil amly said...

I have pieces of terrain floating all over the air.. pls tell me how to fix it..

Owen Galea said...

Sry i have a total of 6800 xp and on the leader boards it is showing 2000 what can i do to fix it pls. Tks

Owen Galea said...

Othewise keep op the good work you are doing a great job tks a lot. And can you add the a320 family with air malta livary pls tks

Alex Nolli said...

Let's relase the ios upadate pleaasseeee

Chinedu Odiachi said...

Why can't I use my Google play card to pay for the multiplayer?

Elias Estrella said...

Ps if you can't send the update then hive us a free plane

Brady Wyniemko said...

Release the new update and then fix the little bugs through out little updates. BEEN WATING FOR SO LONG!!!!!!!

Idris Md Noor said...

Pls fix the floating blocks issue. Never had one before updating and it is really frustrating as i cant see where i am flying.FYI i am using galaxy tab 2..anyone out there having the same issues.

Chris Hoover said...

Your asking for money again. I've paid 50$ for in app purchases, the app was 5$ and now your asking for 5 $ a month for live??? Can't you lower it to like 2$ a month?. Just stop asking for money

Logan Mazer said...

You should add plane a.i for solo mode where you can control the traffic levels to the amount of traffic you want and also if you don't want any. So add a button to turn off a.i. Just a thought so I hope you add this soon.

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Essam 100 said...

Very nice this update but where is Saudia airline B747?!! I'm very sad for this :(

林立頓 said...

Good

林立頓 said...

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Star Scream said...

Thanks

Star Scream said...

Thank you love ❤ it

Star Scream said...

I wana fly online

C.K. Tan said...

I like this update but i NEVER TRY!!!

C.K. Tan said...

Because I don't know how to download Infinite Flight Live. If you got any idea, please comment!!!

C.K. Tan said...

And 2 more,1 is where can I get Infinite Flight for PC (Window 8.1), 2 is where can i get Infinite flight for free and update. I download Infinite Flight in Mobomarket, but no UPDATE!!!

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