I’m sort of posting this because while I am not completely sure if it was Turtle Rock or Valve who decided to go ahead with it but I have to say that the whole voting system in Left 4 Dead essentially ruined it. I do not believe that kicking powers should be afforded to the community. I’m not necessarily saying that Evolve’s community will be as toxic as Left 4 Dead is but I think there are solutions outside of placing this kind of power their hands. And it’s a good probably some of those players will filter over to Evolve. It just seems to go all over the place; people don’t like that you have their “ingame” character, randomly trolling games and starting kick votes or upset that they failed in their role and are looking to assert blame elsewhere.
I understand the intent behind the system, to get rid of AFKs primarily or general trollish behaviour but it causes more damage than problems it solves. Again, while I am not trying to say this is “everyone”, there are a lot of people who just don’t care how they ruin the game or the experience, because they are hiding behind the anonymity of the internet.
Besides, I am sure Turtle Rock can come up with more efficient solutions to the problems mentioned above.