The update is good although more warning regarding the qualifications are needed.
I believe your Medical advisor is indeed an ECSW and not a paramedic and is quite junior in their career.
Some of us have offered our services where we have been in the service a lot longer such as myself @Alctw10 and @Josh2101 to name but a few.
You can criticise all you like, but where does that get you? You've mentioned the issue with the qualifications and regarding the way they were rolled out; I prompt you to read the below, written by TACRfan, as it does explain pretty well that all we've done is pass the content we'd like to see. The way it's released is well out of our hands, Dan, but we have passed on feedback.
You're correct, I'm an ECSW and relatively new in to the career having recently left EOC, but the information I have supplied and units/features I have requested don't seem to be problematic? The main problem seems to be the way the update was rolled out, which, by the way, I totally agree with. It was not well thought out, it was not particularly fair on players either for the simple fact there was no time to prepare.
If you have problems/disagreements with my suggestions, or would like to see other implementations I'm all up for listening. As you say you've been in the field longer, you've no doubt got more experience than me, like I just said, I'm happy to listen, pass on requests, highlight issues, but there's a way of going about that without needing to be critical. Aside from MC, we all do the same job and we all play this game for the same reason and are all looking for improvements. The devs are flat out trying to deal with numerous requests on a daily basis and are trying to cater for EVERYONE! The one thing I ask, and this isn't aimed directly at you, is that everyone stops winging and bitching and being rude to eachother, trying to knock people down etc. It doesn't help, it doesn't make you look clever or better, and it doesn't benefit anyone. The devs will very quickly lose motivation to develop the game if everything they do seems like it's for nothing when everyone throws their toys out of the pram and doesn't stop winging.
This is a bit of a rant which I don't really want to write, but it needs to stop. Content advisors and moderators shouldn't need to baby sit forums to keep people in check, it's ridiculous. The UK player base on the whole are appreciate, but a select few are really making us look bad and unappreciative.
Can I give a bit of advice to those who want to volunteer to join the advisory team. Don’t try to muscle your way in by trying to take down those who are already on the team. I can tell you now it doesn’t make us want to add you to the team as it makes it look like you aren’t a team player and that we would have to all watch our backs from your own ambitions. In the future we will be looking to expand the team however there are ways to go about expressing interest and then there are ways that will make you very unfavourable to join.
The medical update was going to come out in 3 parts. Critical care and essential features like the code system, other ambulance resources, and then HART. The devs themselves then broke the updates up into more manageable chunks for themselves at the last minute. We have no say over this and the way the update was implemented was not what was originally planned.
Unfortunately it seems like on every other emergency game/group (like Facebook) the British side is again showing their pettiness. I really don’t understand why people in the British side of emergency services communities can’t just work together and always have to try to turn everything into arguments and derail things. Yes something weren’t implemented by the devs in the correct way and we are trying to pass on your feedback and make suggestions to the devs but being petty and always trying to turn things into an argument isn’t the way.