I’ve been saying for ages now that two aspects have to be changed to improve the quality of the expert server.
“Identifier” pilots have to go. You often see their violation count through the roof, and seem to only be playing to rack those Vios up and to mess with other’s experience. Contacting them is impossible as they don’t have any community accounts linked, leaving no possibility to submit feedback, or explain why they received a violation. I’ve been getting responses the first few times I suggested this saying that there are many (mostly young children) whose parents don’t allow them to create an account. I honestly don’t find the expert server a place for young(er) children as it’s rather complicated and stressful from time to time (not to forget the numerous researches that have shown that younger children do not have a developed enough brain to comprehend complication, danger and stress, hence why they’re so restricted with money and politics). A community account has to become a must, period.
Secondly, the permitted violation ratio has to be changed. With the current grade table, it is way too easy to get back to grade 3 and gain back that access to the expert server. The current vio ratio for G3 is 0.5, and if I’m correct, one needs only 2 landings to get back up. I’d see the quality of flying in the ES increasing were the ratio decreased to 0.2 or even 0.1 (even lower would perhaps be overkill)
Also, a maximum of 5 level 2 or 3 violations in a whole year is too lenient. This has to be decreased to a maximum of 2/3. Upping the min. landing count isn’t going to work, as these are relatively easy to farm, just doing touch and goes instead of gaining them by flying.
Just my two cents, I do hope something will be done, as the standard of the expert server has absolutely been ravaged.