Joining in the middle of a game is annoying. I want to start a game from the beginning like I always have in Halo. I want to be able to vote on the map, have an equal shot at power weapons in the beginning of a game, know who’s got map control, where the enemy is spawning, etc. from the beginning of the time I start playing.
I understand the want to keep games alive when people quit but I shouldn’t be forced into a -Yoink- situation if I don’t want to be. I’m all for people coming into my games when someone quits, and I know how bad it can be if most of your team quits, but I really don’t care to help other people in that situation. Call it a double standard if you want (even though it’s not), but the ability to opt out of “Join in Progress” should be a right of everyone who plays.