When I first started playing DDO back in April 2006, it wasn’t uncommon to be hit up with “blind” invites. In case you aren’t familiar with a “blind” invite, it is an invitation from a random player/party leader who wants you to join their group but hasn’t bothered to ask if you have the time or even want to group up. This used to be especially problematic back for clerics, who were in many cases hounded by “blind” invites. It taken long before the practice of “blind” invites become a social “no/no” and since then they have died down quite a bit, at least for me.
Well, over the weekend when I was playing with Erdrique (Level 2 Rogue) in Korthos Island, the first thing I noticed when I had logged on was that I was sent a “blind” invite. I wondered about this for a second, as it popped up even more I moved. It was like the person who sent the invite was camping out the Who Window or something. In any case, I scrolled through the Who Window to see what level and class this particular character was and to see if I recognized the guild they were in. I was thinking that maybe it was an alt of one of my friends or something similar to that. I didn’t recognize the character or the guild and then was even more confused when I noted that this player was level 25. Now, why would a level 25 be sending me a random invite? By the time I looked up the player, the invite had expired and he never shot back another one, but then again I had also already partied up with another guildie.
The same thing happened to be again yesterday when I was playing Harrgon (Level 10 Favored Soul). As soon as I had logged on, I had a party invite waiting for me. I didn’t even have a chance to move before the invite box showed up. Once again I searched through the Who Window to see if I could recognize the player and I didn’t. However, I did note that this wasn’t the same person who had tried to invite Erdrique over the weekend. But this other player/character was still substantially higher than Harrgon, so I have no clue what they were trying to do.
In any case, I didn’t respond the invitation expired. I didn’t receive another one. I always despised getting random invites. I would much rather prefer to either click on a party in the LFM panel, have somebody send me a tell, or put a group up myself. I just surprised me to see these “blind” invites when I hadn’t been bothered by them in a long time.
Oh well, I guess I need to start preparing myself for the “blind” invites once again. Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!