Monday Moan #23

I drafted out this Monday Moan a week early… oh dear.

This week I’m going to be moaning about the kicking system in World of Warcraft.


As you know, we’ve been levelling from 1-90 as a group of 4 with some friends of ours. One problem we have been coming across time and time again is flaws with the kicking system. Don’t get me wrong, I know it’s there for a reason, but when you need it to work and it doesn’t? Very frustrating.

Let me illustrate this for you. We queue for a dungeon and the pug hunter is needing for everything he can. We ask him nicely to stop. He doesn’t. We try to kick, but the system won’t let us kick him for X minutes. Or whilst we’re in combat. The hunter knows this and starts chain pulling so we can’t kick. We either fight it, or die. All we wanted to do was run for quick xp and some new gear, but one person is spoiling the exercise for us all and we are powerless to stop it.

Another example: a healer who won’t heal. Or a tank who won’t do his job. Or a hunter who won’t turn pet taunt off. Or someone ninja pulling. Or a druid in the wrong form. If you’re anything like us, we’ll always ask nicely for the problem to be solved. If you’re also like us, then these people will ignore you, or say “GO” in /s (which I hate by the way) and then you are not able to kick them due to the flaws in the kicking system.

I don’t WANT to kick people. However, when you’re queuing for the sole purpose of some upgraded gear, or for some quick XP and some moron is stopping you achieving that on purpose? There should be a system in place to resolve it.

I know there are people that abuse the system, and I know that the other options – i.e., not needing a majority for the kick or kicking too often – wouldn’t work. However, as I always say, this isn’t a rational post weighing up the pros and cons, but a moan about the problems of my week. I’m sure you all have these gripes, especially with not being able to kick an idiot in LFG. Right?

4 thoughts on “Monday Moan #23

  1. Yeah, there are some down sides to the system as it is. And yeah, ppl can exploit it. Usually I try not to get upset when things like this happen…but it doesn’t always work. So I can relate to the frustration.

    The part that might even be the most annoying is that you can’t ignore ppl without them talking in the party chat. Would be kinda awesome of you could just ignore from their portrait and also if it got their entire acount and not just that toon (there should be technology for it). And that you had them blocked on all toons. That would be kinda great. 🙂

  2. Argh, this annoys me so much. We had a DK zone in and then go afk. First we couldn’t kick him because of loot. Then we had to wait a few minutes once we were out of combat…. only to learn we couldn’t kick him for another 15 minutes! So we carried on, and were almost done by the time he got back. What is the point of a kicking system if it doesn’t even become active in the time it takes to do the dungeon?

    Rant over 😛

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