While we are waiting for various features in multiplayer rounds " MP " to become a reality .
RECEIVING INVITES :
While receiving an invite .
To stay on the screen long enough to reasonably reply .
Include a message block to communicate your status ." I'll be ready in 30 seconds" ," 5 minutes ", "10 minutes "," let's try tomorrow "," playing right now "" message me bud " etc .
Also with ACCEPT or DECLINE and possibly PLAYING RIGHT NOW .
A message block to enter other players not showing green . Also other
invitees in the lobby can suggest other players they see green .
Other invitees in the lobby please remain for the full 5 minutes of the invite clock . Probably only waiting for 1 more player .
.ONCE THE HOST CLICKS PLAY
There are many players like myself that have a longer load time prior to the tee
than some others . As much as 60 to 90 seconds .
Please know this and remain patiently knowing I , we , they will appear eventually ..
Many players do know this . And are very cool about it . I thank you very much .
And pre tee is the only delay there will be .
IN COIN PLAY ONCE THE INVITE IS ACCEPTED
The above is especially important . Please know that this is the only delay PRE TEE . Just a few more seconds and the game will be underway .
THE ABILITY TO CHANGE AVAILABILITY STATUS
The old Flash program had quite an extensive feature to show various status . Even for various different game formats .
I do not think we can expect such a precise feature as that in the new format .
But I do think we should be able to designate :
Baby steps I guess ..
In the old Flash . In MP Stroke RR's ( ranked rounds ) . Was the only format that went RED BUSY once a round had started . To not be interrupted by invites .
This should continue . Once they figure out how .
In unlimited play single player rounds . Both WGT ( default settings ) and CC ( tiered custom settings ) .
The ability to invite during a round was left on , on purpose . Because :
round has " game completion turned off " . The only format with that .
Giving the single player the option of restarting the round ( also the
only format with the restart option ) ..
And or accepting an invite . Without consequences . Not interrupting a MP round .
the unlimited play single player round . Ending , quitting , exiting
the round at anytime on any hole does not count against you . On your
average or game completion .
That should stay the same if they ever figure it out .
Alt shot and Match Play rounds . Status can be changed manually . Not automatically as those rounds are inconsequential ..
I think are the basics that cover most invite concerns . There are
other glitches . Some personal . Some WGT . That also make it harder to
If the invite system can be made anywhere close to the old Flash feature . That would help game play so much .