Appreciate y’all looking further into this. Right now it’s a VERY frequent occurrence where other players in your squad will refuse to interact with their Kuva Lich when it shows up. Some of it seems to stem from a lack of clarity in the system itself and perhaps not understanding there’s a frustration for the other squad members when you don’t sacrifice yourself to the Lich.
Beyond that, my Lich experiences have been largely positive, but this “Lich spawn hijacking” is a frequent enough trend to be a little concerning. It’s an ambitious and interesting system, but it does feel a little more frustrating in some of the details than past experiences in Warframe.
One UI suggestion would be some indication of whose Lich it is that’s spawned into the mission. I haven’t noticed anything on screen, so usually it leads to a conversation in hopes someone will claim him (or enough people will eliminate themselves to know through deductive reasoning).