You're not worth the wait.
by, 10-31-2010 at 01:20 AM (3449 Views)
Every so often, more often than I care for, I get an invite to play Halo Reach while I'm in the middle -- or even close to the end -- of a Firefight game. In a minute or two, my game ends, and I'm back in the lobby -- only to find that the person who just sent me an invite is now searching for a Matchmaking game.
So, you wouldn't wait two minutes for me to finish my game, but you want me to wait (assuming the join works and actually puts me into the queue; not always a sure thing especially if, for whatever reason, the party appears as "Closed" and sometimes questionable even when it's "Invite Only") 15 minutes or so for your game?
Well, maybe I can squeeze in another game while I wait. Which I'll often do -- only to get another invite as I'm about to finish to a party that leaves without me before I can finish my game.
If you're going to send an invite, at least have the courtesy of giving me a chance to join first. I know that (maddeningly) Firefight doesn't report how much time is left in a game, but honestly, when I get an invite as I hear "FIVE ENEMIES REMAINING", I know you didn't wait long before jumping into the next game.