Thursday, February 17, 2011

LFD Hotfixes Coming

So these are the current hotfixes in the works for the LFD system

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.

So what does this mean?

1)Well you wont be able to bully people anymore out of your group.
2)People who are idiots and stay out of the instance will be able to be removed.
3)You can no longer sell your ability to queue to other people.

One change they still need to put in. If someone is absolutely horrible there has to be a way to bypass the timer. I hate having to put up with someone for 40+ minutes if they are the worst player in the history of WoW players. Or the other option just results in you making them feel worse to make them leave as to spare yourself the pain and suffering of playing with them any longer. Other than that the changes aren't bad and I think they will be for the better.


  1. They don't sound bad at all although not having a guildie to auto queue for me anymore is going to suck.

  2. Heroics with guildies are going to be a lot less fun :( double lifegrip ftw!