Hi everyone, have encountered a reoccurring issue in some of my recent dungeon runs, this being with the Kick mechanic.
Personally I don't use the kick from party option lightly, in general I will only vote to kick if the targeted player is:
- Offline for a long period (at least 3 mins)
- Not moving/ making no actions at all for a long period of time (AFK for at least 5 mins)
- When the Player is either unequipped (not having anywhere near the stats to perform the role and is ruining the run for everyone else) or when the player is refusing to work with the team (for example in the infernal citadels Hellfire engine when a player runs away from the group every time).
Problem is that recently when I have tried to kick someone for one of the reasons mentioned above (generally the last one) I have been unable to start the vote, all that happens is that there is a soft click and nothing else, no notification, no vote.
I know from my fellow party members who have tried to kick the same player that they are also getting nowhere.
Today I was at the end of a epic dungeon que, whole way though we had one player who would just stand there, AFK till the rest of the party reached the mini boss gates (party members must gather to continue) before running across the map to us. Whilst annoying the dungeon was going fine even without his help and we reached the final boss within about 15 - 20 minutes. He had stopped dead the moment we killed the last mini boss and gone AFK as he had done before.
Reached the last boss, activated the gate and nothing, the player stayed, about 5 minutes had passed when I tried to kick him, but I couldn't, few minutes later a party member asked the rest of us to kick him as he couldn't either.
about 7 minutes later the player timed out from being AFK and went offline, but we still couldn't kick him.
After about half an hour the party decided to abandon the dungeon as we couldn't kick the player who was preventing us from continuing by being offline.
I'm sure I am not the only one having this problem recently and would like to raise awareness of the problem.