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Multiplayer registration and LOGIN required

Postby clrCoda » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:11 am

Someone flies in MY AVA0028 va callsign in the KSFO region at about UTC 23:20 to 23:50 on mpserver07 in a V22. That was not me, and I hope the person ghosting me did not offend any of the good pilots flying in the KSFO region at that time. If so, I appologize, I have no control over what names people will fly under.

A requirement for registration and login to multiplayer servers is obvious for newer flightgear versions to attain access to mpservers.

This is not cool!

Flying as someone else can bring unwanted issues to the originator of the name. I do not fly in the KSFO region for many reasons. Many others do the same, and it is well known why many of the best pilots in flightgear just typically ignore KSFO.

I suppose I can keep a plane in world always in order that some one do not ghost me.

I see this action by that pilot as an attack on the va and an attack on my good name in general.

Grow up, Bonehead!
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Re: Multiplayer registration and LOGIN required

Postby kiwi88 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:57 am

Good idea,

If it was part of the FGFS package to check user/pw that would solve spoofing issues, maybe even the reg could allow for alliases also.

anyhow, if implemented I would hope it could be disabled on private servers (while relays off) as authentication for my own private server could be a pain.

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Re: Multiplayer registration and LOGIN required

Postby DutchPilotMitchell » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:39 am

A login feature would be very helpful.
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Re: Multiplayer registration and LOGIN required

Postby Johan G » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:08 am

A login feature and/or some kind of authentication seems to be needed to avoid trolling impostors.* If the bad guys show up however, I'd think the ignore check box on the pilot list is the way to go rather than banning or blocking them.

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Re: Multiplayer registration and LOGIN required

Postby clrCoda » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:51 am

The ignore feature is not really a feature. It is after the fact. If for instance it ignored everyone on load, and you could switch someone on when you want them on, then this feature would not be backwards. Please follow the logic.

By the time you ignore someone, the damage is already done, you have loaded their plane, their hello message is already received, and anything that is said is on screen before you can do anything about it.

Ignore is basically ignore-rant. :)

The pilots list should start with everyone ignored, and you switch on who ever you want.

This does not really have anything to do with the need for registration and log in, that's entirely another issue.
Both issues would help to make the "in-world" a safer place.

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Re: Multiplayer registration and LOGIN required

Postby mischka » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:37 pm

I also think a login feature should be implemented. The ignore button doesnt prevent somebody flying under my callsign and me not being able to login as myself.

it would warrant that a certain user you encounter regularly actually is that person. Also it would enable to ban certain people who categorically misbehave.
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