I just started playing the game today, and I’ve been horribly unable to play with a friend of mine.
They’re in Japan, I’m in the East Coast, and whenever I try to connect to them, I load in, but I don’t load in on their screen. Furthermore, interacting with anything in their lobby causes my character to become unresponsive, apart from turning around and watching my friend walk around and wonder what’s taking so long. The only option at that point is to DC through the main menu.
We then tried to play with me as the host, which resulted in them never connecting. They didn’t even pop into the lobby on their end, so I don’t even know.
I tried troubleshooting a bit, restarting my computer, making my privacy options on Steam less rigid, port forwarding, and all of that, but none of it affected anything. My friend’s been playing the game for quite a while now, so I can’t imagine it’s an issue on their end, so. I dunno.
Is this a cause of recent instability in the server, or is it something that’s client-sided? I’ve been looking around, trying to find people with a similar issue, but I can’t. It seems most people get error messages or their game fully freezes/crashes in the case of instability, but here it feels like everything should work, and it’s just not.