Well . Thank you Sam . This does help confirm that even if the present invite system were to run as it should . There would still be no joy in trying to accept invites .
First . There have been several while playing coin rounds . There is no option to message that I will be available in a few minutes . I obviously cannot leave the coin game .Probably the only reason they are visible in coin games . Is that WGT considers them " practice rounds " . And would not be interrupting a ranked or scored round . But a round is a round and you just don't leave in the middle of one .
That is why all multiplayer stroke play ranked rounds . Always automatically set each player to default red busy in any multiplayer or bracket ranked round . ( that is the way flash was ) .
Unlimited play single player rounds were left open to accept invites . The only mode one could do that .
Second . My next concern is the feeling of an almost subliminal push to try to get us to hurry up our golf game(s) . The aliens I mean players I encounter that are even irritated by what they think is a too long 45 second clock . Yes . They say " Come on " if I take the whole clock . Or god forbid my time expires on my first of only 2 45 second timeouts . Like I did it on purpose to make them have to wait 15 more seconds . Lol .
And these real " 5 second invites ". A term I am quite sure I originally coined . Sarcastically . Is yet a feeling that . " Damn I better hurry " . " Oops too late . "
Maybe not . But either way . They aren't going to hurry me up .
Even now I set up my multiplayer games with :
90 second shot clock , 7 time outs , no apparel .
Hopefully the full 90 seconds won't need to be used . Hopefully no time outs will be needed . But just in case . I am all in favor of playing complete rounds .
Blah , blah , bla , bla , bla .