Personally I agree with witchking's idea.. This situation won't attract more players..
I understand a flight simmer needs to learn teamwork/tactic/communication/patience..etc.. it's not a kid's video game right? Sigh. A game is a game after all. The game is supposed to be fun and enjoyable for everyone. Most servers on HL is for veterans not beginners. I dont mind the settings, my closest friend/gamers already gave up playing lockon. Why? the sever setting.. I hear RTFM. practice...join squad..get TRackIr, TS, and blah.. I know those things help a lot. I know most of you can't live without them. You probably hate that a punk joins the server and ruins the whole game. You'd say it is a cheat..that's a cheat..this that... It happens man. What the hell is admin/host for??? If they dont monitor, dont even setup the server. If external view is a cheat, fine. nobody likes to be ass kicked by newbies in the game right? again... this is a game. not a million dolla flight simulation!
Have you thought of why players still fly on Ubi? How come IL2 is more popular?? It's all about various setting of servers. Doesn't matter lockon has a new version coming up.. I bet people who plays lockon will remain same..