As we know, pilots are the final authority in the operation of an aircraft, but also needs to be very clear with ATC about what he is thinking while trying to successfully complete a flight, to avoid violations and in this sim, ghosting.
If there is one thing I’ve noticed, I think pilots don’t have enough approach communication options to be on the same page with ATC, which can lead to pilots not following instructions. ATC has more options (and rightfully so), but I think pilots need some more for approach.
For example, if the pilot can have at his disposal options, such as “request change in heading”, and “please repeat instruction”, which can then be followed up with “unable” and/or “unable, stand by”, can allow ATC to give the pilots a chance to request a specific heading which they can approve/deny.
I think it would also be good, since we are all flying on a server, that pilots can mention if they are having any connectivity issues, so that they can then be instructed to leave the airspace until the problem is resolved, and allow pilots to request approach.
The idea came just from recent experiences I’ve had in which it was difficult to get on the same page with ATC. I think ATC might have a bit too much authority in the game and there isn’t enough opportunity/time for pilots to sort out issues or misunderstandings mid-approach (or departure).