This post confuses me. Lol, sorry. I really don't see many people complaining. Maybe they are out there and I'm just not looking in the right places on the forums. Anyway.... As a noob myself I welcome the challenge that the more experienced pilots bring when they choose to drop down to tier 1. I have a habit of checking my after-action report and seeking out people who gave me a good game. I'm always happy to see when I've flamed some guy with 10-20k battles. It happens every day. There are plenty of times they get me too. Well done, sir, if that's the case. When people choose to "flight-up" in tier 1, that does annoy me a bit, but hey, its just more of a challenge.
As far as joining a squadron/clan... Lets just say I'm old enough to fit comfortably (uncomfortably?) In the Grey Wolf group....lol. Point being many squadrons have requirements such as teamspeak etc. I have no idea what that is (well maybe SOME idea) but certainly no idea how to use it or even what I would need to do to use it if I wanted to. Which I don't. Old guys and tech and all the stereotype stuff you know. Having said that, eventually I may join a squadron just to check it out. I'm sure they could provide lots of knowledge about the game that I still lack (as evidenced by my noob questions here.....more to follow on that by the way....lol). Heck, I don't even understand half the game controls/options yet. I'm here for the fun. I'll learn the other stuff, eventually, when I get to it or when it becomes really important to my continued enjoyment of the game.
Lastly, i really don't understand when you say people are complaining that its hard to get Aces and such. Are you referencing GAA, specifically? In that case then I have no idea, but if you are talking regular aircraft, then I don't see a problem at all. I just checked my profile. 372 battles, 91 Aces. So....not that difficult. Again, if you are talking about GAA then I admit I have no idea. Those numbers are actually diluted somewhat as well since, for some odd reason, I decided to try for this "Chasing the Mosquito" event. That required me to move up to tier 4 to get a qualifying plane to attempt the challenge. So I pretty much skipped tier 2 and 3, researched my 1st tier 4 plane and away I go..... Not close to aces at that level yet ...lol.
On a side note.....flying tier 4 REALLY makes me appreciate the tier 1 biplanes. It's like trying to maneuver in mud while flying those things. Wood and cloth, that's the way man was meant to fly. Wood and cloth.