Why can't I ever join a game?

#1MacDaddy MikePosted 8/15/2013 3:01:45 PM
Not literally, I was even playing earlier today, but it feels like I have to strike gold just to be able to join a lobby. I've been trying for the past twenty minutes and every lobby I try to join either says "failed to join lobby" (very descriptive) or it just gets stuck on the "waiting for game to respond" message forever.

Is this normal? I've restarted Steam and my comp a dozen times, and I'm very occasionally able to join a server, I just don't know what the damn secret is.
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#2Disc0InfiltratrPosted 8/15/2013 8:05:05 PM
I dunno, but it's a common issue. I have it happen to me and a lot of people I've played with have said the same
#3ZukkusPosted 8/15/2013 9:57:56 PM
I'm sure it has a lot to do with they decided to forgo dedicated servers in favor of peer-to-peer hosting, which everyone knows isn't the most reliable of things.
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#4JolteonPosted 8/15/2013 10:23:21 PM
I actually know the TC, and he got it working later on. I forgot to ask how, but based on the troubleshooting from earlier, it may have started working again after he did "verify integrity of cache". So, something to try for other people having the problem, I guess.
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#5MacDaddy Mike(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 5:55:12 AM
Wasn't the cache. I had to go into my router settings and turn on DMZ and adjust my firewall. It was annoying.
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#6NucleartacsPosted 8/16/2013 7:34:58 AM
This happens a lot, I've found that restarting the game was worked best.
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#7MacDaddy Mike(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 8:16:50 AM
Restarting the game didn't do jack for me, nor did restarting Steam, but I read online that restarting your router can do a temporary fix for some--though I don't know how long that lasts myself.
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#8JolteonPosted 8/17/2013 2:32:41 AM
Well at least you got back...and passed me by like 20+ levels, you jerk.
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