What: change votekick-requirements back to only needing karma (Currently votekicking needs 1700+ rating and 10k+ XP. just repeating it here since some vets aren't even aware of that). Why: Most pubgames (where -vk is most often needed, since kick-worthy people are usually not invited to private lobbies) don't have enough people to meet those requirements (10k+ people tend to play more in private lobbies). People who have earned 1600 karma usually have enough experience with the game to know when someone is behaving like an ass and needs to be kicked. Even vets sometimes fall below 1700 rating (e.g. because they farm surv too much), and then can't help to get rid of bad/unfair/trolling players in pubs (or even worse, private lobbies). I personally ran into that a few times already: Even in lobby games when you sometimes invite some of the "newer" players who turn out to be very bad teamplayers. If all complaints fall on deaf ears, but e.g. that darn mobrec just doesn't want to drop the RA and the HMG and whatever else he's hoarding, a votekick would be called for. However sometimes you just don't have enough players with you who can kick the bad guy. Thus the game is ruined for everyone. Karma has no other "perks" associated with it. Getting the ability to votekick can be a small incentive to play "nicer" in order to gain some Karma. This incentive is now lost, and Karma serves no real purpose anymore. Impact on game: It will be easier for more experienced players to get rid of people who ruin games.