As the title states, this is NOT a criticism of Advanced Controllers, but merely a suggestion.
This may already be the case with some Advsnced controllers, but I haven’t experienced it too often.
I would like to see Advanced ATC learn, or have the basic approach procedures in front of them (ie on a separate device), and be aware of runway configurations for the current conditions for the airport they are controlling.
What do I mean by this : although in the advanced server (if you follow instructions) the ATC 99% of the time gets perfect spacing, good vectors, sequencing, runway clearance etc, and everything goes well down to touchdown, you often get vectored in extremely unrealistic ways, or get landing clearance / takeoff clearance on runways that aren’t used in such a way.
For me, the reason I do fly most of my time on playground, is because I have more freedom to fly my own course onto final. But, I don’t like the ATC in playground as generally they have no idea, but I like the ATC in advanced but then I usually have to follow the unrealistic approaches.
Maybe other people aren’t as pedantic as me, but I’m pretty OCD with my realism and flying commercial routes (the limited amounts) as they would be flown in real life.
I have been able to spend about 15 mins online for each airport I intend to fly to, and learn ATC procedures. You can look at the plates, websites that have all the procedures, airfield diagrams, listen to LiveATC.net follow aircraft on flightradar etc etc.
I know it takes effort, but if you are passionate about IF, ATC, and really think you deserve to be advanced ATC, it’d be great to put in that effort to make your ATC session even better. Again, don’t take it the wrong way and accuse me of saying you don’t put in effort, as my caveat in the title and first paragraph says, this is not criticism!
I can give examples of what I mean with configurations etc to clarify if need be…