I'm an endgame DD1 player, 9 lvl 100 characters, great ult armor on all and a lots of event items.
I have hosted a lot of games. I'd say 90% of all games I have hosted is for helping other players.
If you touch the hosts ability to kick players you are shooting your game in the foot.
I got two main points if you reduce the hosts abilities.
- Players will just play private games instead
I would stop hosting games if players could come in and fuck up my game. I'd just stick to play with players I know.
That would make your game seem dead, or abandoned way quicker. Also it would make it harder for everyone to find a game to play.
- Vetarans would be annoyed of the game way quicker
Veterans of DD1 is the players that keeps DD1 alive for all this years and they can keep DDA alive 10 years from now.
Veterans often host games to help newbies, and if they get reduced host rights they might stop doing that.
If few players are online and you are tired of grinding, helping other players can be relaxing and nice. Also you can see how insanely good your gear have gotten, and players telling you that your gear is awesome makes you feel good about all the grind you have done. If players don't want to do that anymore because being a host sucks, I think they would quicker give up on the game.
This is a game breaker for me. If you mess too much with the hosts abilities, I am out.
(English is not my mother tongue)