Dungeon Finder/Vote Kick Hotfixes

Community Manager
We’re making a number of hotfixes to address use of the Dungeon Finder and vote kick tools. The following hotfixes will require realm restarts to implement, which are likely to be next Tuesday’s weekly maintenance.

  • Players who are outside a dungeon for more than a few minutes are now immediately able to be kicked.

  • If queuing as a group with a tank or healer, and the tank or healer drops group (or is kicked) soon after joining, those that queued with them will also be removed from the dungeon.

  • If three or more players group queue with each other it will require an additional vote for them to kick anyone they did not group queue with.

  • If a group queue of 4 kicks the one person that they did not group queue with they will each receive a more severe penalty to their ability to initiate future kicks.

  • If someone initiates a vote kick for someone they group queued with they will not incur a penalty to their ability to initiate future kicks.


With these changes we hope to reduce some undesirable behavior and annoyances, and encourage greater patience when using the Dungeon Finder. In addition, keep in mind that both initiating and agreeing to vote kick have always carried the same weight to your ability to kick in the future. It's always best to save your votes for when it really counts to ensure your ability to kick is available when it does.

We’ll of course be watching how these changes work to improve these systems, and always appreciate your feedback.

As these and other hotfixes are implemented, they'll be added to the hotfix blog - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2259389#blog
Edited by Bashiok on 2/16/2011 8:08 PM PST
100 Blood Elf Mage
8770
wow nice change
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There needs to be a 5 minute lockout (or some adequate penalty) for a player who intentionally leaves the queue consecutively within a certain period of time.
Edited by Opheron on 2/17/2011 2:08 AM PST
10 Dwarf Shaman
20
EPIC

Love that one
02/16/2011 8:00 PMPosted by Bashiok
If queuing as a group with a tank or healer, and the tank or healer drops group (or is kicked) soon after joining, those that queued with them will also be removed from the dungeon.


Also, inb4 tanks that sell their queues rage.
Edited by Forumdwarf on 2/16/2011 8:08 PM PST
90 Blood Elf Paladin
6305

If someone initiates a vote kick for someone they group queued with they will not incur a penalty to their ability to initiate future kicks.


This part confuses me.

The rest looks nice.
Edited by Orango on 2/16/2011 8:06 PM PST
90 Undead Warlock
12030
Kewl, thumbs up!
85 Orc Warlock
7710
about time.
85 Night Elf Druid
2280
Sounds good, but what if someone leaves the dungeon for 2.5 mins and then comes back for a second, the leaves again for 2.5 mins etc.. I know that'd be harder but you'll still find people bored and rude enough to do it.

Or is the three minute limit compiled from all time spent outside dungeon?
90 Orc Hunter
6965
Love it!
93 Human Priest
9015
Excellent! Well done.
70 Dwarf Death Knight
430
02/16/2011 8:00 PMPosted by Bashiok
If a group queue of 4 kicks the one person that they did not group queue with they will each receive a more severe penalty to their ability to initiate future kicks.


I don't understand.
We are forced to carry 5k dps now?
93 Human Priest
9015

If someone initiates a vote kick for someone they group queued with they will not incur a penalty to their ability to initiate future kicks.


This part confuses me.

The rest looks nice.


That is not likely to happen. If it does happen it is less likely to be exploitative in nature.
82 Dwarf Paladin
4920
Sounds good, but what if someone leaves the dungeon for 2.5 mins and then comes back for a second, the leaves again for 2.5 mins etc.. I know that'd be harder but you'll still find people bored and rude enough to do it.

Or is the three minute limit compiled from all time spent outside dungeon?

I'd imagine someone would try to exploit something, but lets just see how the next few days go now that selling insta queues will require a tank to stay in the dungeon longer
100 Undead Mage
7530
Nice changes.
90 Orc Hunter
6965
If queuing as a group with a tank or healer, and the tank or healer drops group (or is kicked) soon after joining, those that queued with them will also be removed from the dungeon.


Isn't this one penalizing those who may come in with a friend, and said friend drops group/is a jerk, but the other person isn't?



Maybe think about staying friends with such a person then?
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