And a frikking patch.
As I've mentioned before, I am not a fan of REAL ID, I think it has a whole HOST of exploits and ways to antagonize and ruin folks.
Ruby Sanctum? Um, sure... but I won't probably see much of it until I get through the Lich King kill.
Then there's THIS little gem:
Wait, let me get this straight; if there's an asshole in my group that we manage to vote kick out, the game will remember this and will work to prevent me from doing it again?
The functionality of the Vote Kick feature in the Dungeon Finder will now
behave differently according to a player's history with the system. Players
using the Dungeon Finder who rarely vote to kick players from a group, or rarely
abandon groups before a dungeon is complete, will find that the Vote Kick option
will have no cooldown. For players who frequently abandon groups or vote to kick
other players, the Vote Kick option will be kept on a cooldown. This
functionality will adjust itself as a player's behavior while using the Dungeon
FUCK YOU, BLIZZARD!
You have created a system that enhances and encourages douche-baggery, and now you want to make it even MORE difficult to get rid of them?
You already make it impossible to ignore someone after the group breaks up (if they aren't on your sever) you already have a "once per run" maximum on the numbers of idiots we can boot.
And now this?
As a DPSer for the most part, I am pretty much at the mercy of any tanks or healers that want to be an asshole. Mainly because we then have to sit and wait for another one.
If we do manage to boot someone, we still have the high likelihood of THEM being a jerk, and at that point we are S.O.L. and stuck with whomever we get.
And now, you will make my sanity preserving decions follow me?
Again, all I can say is fuck you.
In the 200+ randoms I have run, I have voted to kick 3 times. That's all.
Twice more I *tried* to initiate a vote kick, but I had joined a group already in progress that already had kicked someone, so we were stuck. I have ignored/voted no on a couple other occasions.
I do not abuse the kick system, and it's rare to see others doing so.
I already despise the LFG heroic grind. While assholes aren't the majority of folks running them, there are MORE than enough of them around that 1/3 of my runs have some sort of actively annoying jerk in them.
Most times I will put up with the crap, rather than prolong an already tedious and annoying process. It is only with great hesitation that I will (and the rest of the group will) go through the hassle of vote kicking.
But now you've taken this lame, pretty much already broken tool, and made it even less useful.
Thanks for giving griefers even more power.
If you wanted to do something to help, allow us to rate each other, and track THAT. Or at least keep track of how often a person is voted out. If they get voted out too much, give THEM a time out.