The following topic is pointing out problems with the Expert Server and possible fixes
The following is stated in the Welcome Message on the Expert Server
"Welcome to the Expert Server,
This server is reserved for serious users only. Real-world procedures apply and will be enforced by ATC.
-Be respectful of others
-Follow ATC Instructions
-Do not pause or leave the app while communicating with ATC
The liver servers are a communal environment dependent upon everyone’s participation for an enjoyable experience. Happy flying!
The bold portions point out the things not being upheld by the Welcome Message alone when spawning into the Expert Server
First off, that the “server is reserved for serious users only” is a problem. Some users on Expert Server are not upholding what Expert Server states, and that is being reserved for serious users. There has been many incidents alone with me, and many other serious users on Expert where unicom is not being used or the server is being treated as casual.
Second, Being respectful of others is also not being upheld. Users cutting off aircrafts on final in the air and on the ground has been happening on the Expert Server way too many times. Pilots on the ground takeoff with an aircraft on short final. Pilots have also cut off other pilots on bases, downwinds, and even on final to land as quick as possible. This is not respecting the other users on Expert Server
Third, being "Dependent upon everyone’s participation for an enjoyable experience is defintely not happening. Again, users not using unicom, nor following inbound patterns into airports
Unicom alone is one of the biggest problems. Users either don’t use it, nor even care about the airspace they are flying in. Some users use unicom at the last minute or use it briefly, seeming they don’t know how to properly use unicom. It is frustaing to dealt with users reporting inbound and positions at the last minute, and being too lazy to follow the inbound traffic. I alone have dealt with way to many incidents and know many others have these similar incidents to call the Expert Server, an Expert Server for "Serious Users Only."
The other problem is users flying extremely erratic. Users have cut off pilots on final, bases, and downwinds, both in the air and on the ground. Users have cut pilots off on short final, by taking off in front of them, forcing them to go around. The other way of being cut off is when inbound. Aircrafts on base or downwind get cut off by users who either are doing their own thing or aren’t reporting their intentions on Unicom.
Possible FIXES for Expert Server
Testing: I know that this has tried to be pushed and I am backing the idea of taking a test to be able to fly on expert. This will verify you have the knowledge of how to fly on expert properly. This would also point out the problematic people and and filter the qualified users and unqualified users on Expert.
Academy This could go along with testing, but a use of an Academy for users wanting to fly on expert could be another possible fix. Like the test it will filter the users. To join the Expert server you would have to go through an academy flight to be qualified for the expert server. Already Virtual Airlines such as DLVA, are using an academy to verify the users they let in know what they are doing. This along with testing would verify the Expert Server is a "Serious Server."
Report Button Working: Again, this one has been requested and is another key piece. If all users on Expert policed each other, expert would then be put back into its proper place as being a server "Reserved for serious users only"
This proposal feature could be used as a review system, where Certified Moderators/ATC can review replay footage sent to them through the Report button, where they can decide the proper discipline with the replay.
These are the ideas I have came up with. I have been flying on Infinite Flight for years and experienced how truly great the Expert Server was when it was being “reserved for serious users” along with making users have an Enjoyable Experience while flying on Infinite Flight.
Please comment down with any other ideas on how to make Expert Server Great and not being a complete joke like the current state is.
I know their have been plenty of other topics about Expert Server and possible fixes, but they seem to be ignored