@HAL-9000 and @mateen27
I also haven´t been kicked yet and i also didn´t see anyone getting votekicked in any of the games i participated.
The Sandstorm community really asked for so long time to get this feature implemented
( because of the toxic, trolling players disturbing the gameplay ).
And now we have it finally !
So why don´t you just ask yourself if may be you gave a good reason to get votekicked ?
May be you rushed the mission objectives too quick and others didn´t want that ! ?
Perhaps they wanted to play slow and tactical while you were too fast and and pushing agressively ?
I think that it is very unlikely that so many players on a server are going to kick a player if he doesn´t give any good reason.
Even if there was a group of (steam)friends ( having the majority on one of the official NWI servers ) who are playing just the way they think this game should be played, i believe that everyone can try to integrate in that actual playstyle ( defensive and tactical ).
My advice, use your ingame Voice over IP feature to communicate with the group and ask if there is any desired playstyle.
Believe me when i say , running around like a headless chicken with guns blazing is not the way this game should be played.
Some groups ( which have the majority in that squad ) might not tolerate other players at all and votekick them without any reason,
but hey, there are a lot of other official NWI servers out there, i am sure you will find another one where you can play without getting votekicked !