So is this a time issue then? Say the 5M thing on Party Zone (I’m not familiar with it, sorry) happened after 30 seconds of inactivity, instead of minutes. Would that be OK then? 30 seconds is equal to or less than many modes.
This situation feels quite subjective. It’s in the realm of opinion as to how long is acceptable to wait, what constitutes acceptable risk/reward, etc. For example, say I’m playing Baywatch and I’ve just started Chopper Rescue and that was my 5th mode, so Earthquake will be lit after Chopper Rescue is finished. One could argue that starting that mode is an “award” but anyone with any sense will avoid intentionally shooting stand-up death shots and will instead trap up, time out for whatever incidental points you get for starting the mode, and then go for Earthquake. Qualifying Earthquake is the real award here, I just need to dump a useless mode to be able to play it.