Votekick in minigames has allowed us to get rid of the known 3 leeches in Crom, but nowadays it’s abused by people who can’t play fair when there’s no reason to kick anyone.
My suggestion draws from the long requested ability to sign up to minigames as a group of 3 (with up to two friends), allowing us to play with our friends, just like you can sign up for RF with a group, while at the same time removing votekick, because in this scenario, teams would be made up of two different halfs that each know each other and would probably not vote yes to kick anyone from either half, and it’s something that has been requested for a very long time and with good reason.
Pug minis are terrible, there’s absolutely no auto team balance, leading to impossible matches more often than not, and, like I said, votekick is mostly abused these days, so I think replacing votekick with being able to sign up with a group would be a fair exchange, especially since Funcom told us to use votekick wisely because it could just as well be removed. I would vouch for it, but with the condition of letting us sign up for minis together, at least with a group of 3. This is, of course, ensuring the group would get in the same team.