Vote to Kick Function
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Join Date: Jan 2013
03-04-2013, 11:24 AM
Any sort of 'vote to kick' feature is a bad idea IMHO. Playing devil's advocate; I can totally understand the frustration AFK'ers or leavers can cause and leading to a desire to have something done about it. But this sort of system is bound to be abused by the same sort of people you are rallying against or by supremely elitist jerks who want to set the standard by which others play the game.
I'm about to make some posters here angry, but such is life: we already have all the tools we need in place to properly avoid this sort of thing. If you want to be 100% assured a group only with people that will not practice leeching or griefing, or who's DPS is up to your approval; that is what friends lists, fleets and EliteSTF channels are for. And the uber leets who desire a group with others that share their mentality and get their super speed runs in without sweating and ******** when a science ship shows up in 'their' match can have their way by making a private one. I doubt the majority of folks who play this game are having their first MMO experience here and if you PUG, you know that you are rolling the dice as to the type of person you will get in your match. Plain and simple. The cons of this proposed solution far outweigh the pros to me. It's really just not needed.
TLDR: Don't want to take a chance on getting in a group of leeches, griefers, or those who lack DPS for really fast runs? Don't PUG. You can make a private match very easily.
P.S. I have been playing for well over a year now and have not ONCE seen an AFK'er using the same practices I suggest.