I just pruned a long-time friend and thought to have a conversation around how we all decide to accept friend invites and what our respective guidelines are for staying friended.
This is not a new conversation, but we have a lot of new people on the forums right now, so maybe there’s some value in revisiting it.
I’ll start with mine:
I will invite a friend if…
- They ask here on GP when I have open slots (I no longer accept random invites in-game)
- The account is appears to be a “main” rather than a neglected or just-started alt
That’s about it. I have enough friends with Skadi and other supports for events that I don’t fish for veterans or for other whales. I really like it when the friend is an active new player, because I know my roster will be helpful to them.
I will dismiss a friend if…
They persistently fail to curate their Event support list (this is not a new feature anymore - most players should catch on by the time they clear Part 1 if not sooner)
CE slots on support lists are left empty for more than a week. Mistakes happen, but not noticing and fixing it for that long usually means they’re logging in for bonuses and don’t really play
They fail to log in for 7 days without setting a message (I try to reach GP folks on the forums before dismissing them, though)
Their Master level and/or Servant skill levels barely improve over a very long period of time (inactive players don’t need dedicated friend support)
They are experienced players who put up non-MLB shop CEs and don’t finish upgrading them within a reasonable time frame (I’d prefer that they not put them up at all if not MLB, but some players don’t understand why that’s unhelpful, so I give them some time to finish it)