Pete, I didn't get the idea that ATB was trying to insult you there, he was trying to poke fun at the way things went down. I'm rarely on ATB's side of anything, but I don't think he intended it to be malicious. Can't speak for any H3 shenanigans though.
Perhaps not. But it is sometimes difficult to tell.
If I have been out of line, then I apologize. My patience has been wearing thin lately. And sometimes ATB needs to be aware of his comments and realize that in his own mind they may sound in jest, but they aren't always received that way. I may call you a goddamn motherfucking son-of-a-bitch turd monkey, but you can usually tell when it's meant to be malicious or in jest (it is usually
in jest, but sometimes........
). Telling my wife she sucks at Halo 3 and that she's going to bring down a team or mocking my temper and my choice to leave quietly rather than voice my frustration might be in jest, but I don't find it funny.
I've always referred to the act of quitting abruptly as 'Fuzz'n' though, but I suppose the difference is whether you cuss up a storm or just vanish.
There are fine distinctions between "Fuzz'n" and "pulling a PeteRock". It's all about the ninja stealth.
It didn't slow us down very much at all Pete so don't worry about it, just took a few moments to figure out if you had left on purpose or been dumped since the game dumps so often.
On many occasions I hit 'start' and wait a moment, eyeing the "leave game" selection, but then get back into the action once I cool down. Last night my heart wasn't in COD4 from the start, especially since Kato and I were ready to play Gears and no one showed up. I am really starting to hate Groundwar because there are just too many people. Dying five or six times in a matter of seconds isn't fun, no matter what your perspective. And in Groundwar it's worse. I would have preferred playing in a private match, but I understood the need to get Dogstar up to level 4 so he could unlock new weapons and perk customizations, but I just couldn't play anymore. Not to mention my exhaustion from the day, Nala's recovery from surgery, and a complete lack of patience in that last game of Groundwar (I loathe
the games with objectives that involve dying over and over and over and over and over again).
Hurt my tender little feelings that ya didn't say goodbye though.
You wouldn't have understood what I was saying anyway, because I had too many bullets rattling around in my mouth from being on the receiving end of numerous headshots.
Perhaps I just need a break from MP to get my head on straight and learn to relax a little more. After all, it is just a game. But then why oh why can't I stay away?