@redPG said in Creating a party shouldn't put you at risk of being banned.:
kicking ppl from a party is pretty weird to me. you guys really do that on NA?
People do it a lot in Final Fantasy XIV on NA/EU servers too. I once got kicked in Final Fantasy XIV simply because I didn't speak french in a party that had at least 5 french people on the EU Data Center way back in A Realm Reborn when Moogle King was just made required for Main Story.
Also got kicked once in FFXIV for not using the Astrologian stun, because the tank was with friends and didn't want to use cooldowns/get better gear in Aetherochemical Research facility, and blamed me for not using my stun so that he wouldn't take damage (even though the stun lasts only 2 seconds or so.) He died within 3 seconds of the pull.
Got kicked once in Neverreap in FFXIV for not maintaining Enochian as Black Mage back when Heavensward was just released basically. I reported this to a GM actually, and the GM said it would be elevated, as people shouldn't have kicked me for that. Not more than a day later, the game got a hotfix patch to increase the timer on Astral Fire/Umbral Ice by 2 seconds. Making it infinitely easier to maintain. (This was when Blizzard IV would refresh Enochian's buff timer, giving 5 seconds less each time. Which also required you to be in astral/umbral fire/ice too on top of that.)
I also got kicked once in FFXIV as an Astrologian from a Duty Finder (IE: Random instance finder for dungeons/etc.) where the other free members were pre-formed and needed a random healer from it. I didn't stock balance, and they were phase skipping on the second boss because of how much damage they were doing. They asked me about it, and as soon as I told them I wasn't stocking balance, they kicked me on the spot. (I had one balance once, but I had to shuffle it so I could get Ewer for MP Regen back when the cards weren't all damage up. Since I needed the MP more for healing.)
NA and EU players are much, much more kick happy in MMOs than you can ever imagine. It's just how they are. I usually never kick unless it's absolutely necessary (IE: person AFKs or is offline for over 8 minutes.) If I have to kick based on lack of gear or incorrect mechanic usage / etc. (Or lack of a tank stance/etc.) I tell them that they should consider using said mechanic and doing it this or that way before I either leave myself or attempting to vote kick them. (In FFXIV we have a vote kick system. Even the leader cannot force kick a person in FFXIV.)