I'm running the rank tracker, and here's some info that'll be useful for you, and some stuff I need from you.
First off, I need your callsigns! Try to keep it to your top 3 most used, if you have that many. I'll combine them all and pull the hours automagically.
In order to get your hours tracked, you need to fly on a server that can be tracked by mpserver15.flightgear.org - and we are using effective hours, not total hours. If you can't use that server or don't want to use that server, then you need to PM me a csv log outputted by flightgear, or (preferably) a KML file, or the direct link to a mpserver12.flightgear.org log. If you decide to go this route, I'll be auditing your flights and me inputting the hours is dependent on my availability (i.e. it might take a while - especially if I have a lot). So, use mpserver15 if at all possible.
If you have any questions about what your hours are per aircraft, or whatever, shoot me a PM on here and I'll get back to you when I can. I'll start a separate thread for updates and promotions once the ranking system ball gets rolling.
These are the callsigns I have. If you aren't on this list, or you want a callsign added, then let me know ASAP. If you are on this list, then once the rank system gets going, you are guaranteed to be at least 1st Lieutenant (rank level 2). as a bonus for being with us once this got going.
pinto | PINTO | OPFOR77
Leto | Icetail
Spectre | Maverick
EDIT: Tracked aircraft are limited to the OPRF aircraft. If you feel there should be an aircraft added to this list, let us know.
No. That's not possible without some serious overhaul and overhead. And I don't really think it's that big of a deal. I'm very meh about it. But if someone jumps 100 hours in a week and hits the top ten pilots in one week, then yeah I'll audit their flights. And considering hours don't even count for the higher ranks... If someone wants to spend a literal 20 days flying with fuel freeze and autopilot, then that's dedication.
About callsigns, I've used different before adopting this one. These were "Maverik" and "Maveric", first one was used in my very first flights in MP over KSFO, but looking at the MPserver15 it has been used by another person after so I dunno if you can consider it (ther are about 28 mins in the B-1B which I'm sure I've done 'cause the person who lately used this callsign later flew only civil aircrafts). Second one was adopted for about 2 years but then I changed it 'cause I found out someone else was using it (now it's a fried of mine and he's currently on this forum, but I don't think he's the only one who used this callsign) There are some good hours on it but I don't think they can be counted here since I'm not the only one to have flown military planes with it. There is also another one I've used only once (originally I've planned to use it for serious missions) for a B-1B flight over Iraq and Syria last year which is AV-3116 and there's about 1:30 there of flight time. Wanted to start form Incirlik AB but scenery wan't loading for the airport so I used Adana which is a few miles close to it. I was even intercepted by a MiG-21 over Syria who requested my intentions then let me go when I crossed the Iraqi border. I've got screenshots I've never released of this flight on the other PC.
Said all that, now the only callsign I use for flying is "J-Mav16" and I won't change it.
@pinto: About aircrafts, I think you can add KC-137R, KC-137R-RT, EC-137R and RC-137R which will be ready by the FGFestival (hoping to get the damage code ready by that time).
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You fly on a multiplayer server tracked by mpserver15.flightgear.org, or you PM me an automated log of your flight in csv, or kml format.
If doing the mpserver15 route, I have code that scrapes the server to find out how much you've flown automatically. So, I run this scraper, it tells me how many hours you've flown, and then I update the hours on this website by "hand" (the scraper outputs an HTML table that I upload here).