I just stopped looking at them. I like the VTK system but yes, people think there is some trophy for casting the most votes per game.
If they really get to you, Block them directly after the vote fails. He will not be able to start a VTK anymore and will move on to a different teammate. It's actually funny.
On one hand, I do agree with you, the kick function is abused WAY to much, but on the other hand, what would we do if it was disabled, and some nut came on and started cussing and wouldn't stop? Or what if a squad leader were just keeping his game on and being idle for the entire battle. What then? There are two sides to every coin, as you see in this situation. I say just keep it as it is, and keep peace with your squad mates, and encourage peace.
I have been playing MAG for quite awhile now. I am not the greatest player, but I regulary get the most points on the squad. I have only a handful of MVP ribbons. I am an average player. I do not team kill intensionally, and I have only been kicked for teamkills once (auto-kick by game). I do not like cookie cutter tactics, and my leadership strategy is unique. I will not kick a poor leader, because, they purchased the game and deserve a chance to learn. Nor will I kick a poor player, again....they deserve a chance to learn. The only reason that I vote to kick is to prevent myself from being kicked. And then I try to promptly repeal it. Lately I try not to do this it just felt wrong. I have probably been kicked from near one hundred games (I have multiple characters). I am so sick of this happening that I will leave a game where someone else is kicked. This function is ruining the game. It is abused by children (and some adults who qualify as children in my book), and used as an effevtive subversive tactic by other people who are loyal to other factions.
--Please just get rid of the kick option. It was a good idea, but it went bad.
Thanks for reading.
This would work, but a feature to "derank" leaders instead of straight-up kicking them would be nice as well.
I think most of these could be solved by two simple steps;
1. Limit each person to one VTK per game, and make any active VTK's show up on the respawn menu before you select a spawn. This will make people think hard about whether or not they really want to kick someone, although is potentially unbalanced by clans, or people hammering "X" to try to spawn faster. Could be averted by making a player press left or right before being able to confirm the choice though.
2. Make anyone starting a VTK within 2 minutes of the game start (or of joining a game) get auto-kicked. For additional awesome, bury this deep in the patch description, so that people trying to kick for SL position or just to grieve will be pleasantly surprised.
Edited for spelling: have a cold, so wasn't too attentive.
if that kicking function is gone then Team killing would happen more often thats what the kicking function mainly for most of the time ppl try to kick you for no reason but heres the thing get a group of buddies and if there is someone you don't know and you are getting voted on
then you and your friends can gang up on the guy who is voting you