Attn: Nev, Mandy, Christine, Sandra, Lisa, Beverly, Sherman, Greg, Bob, Tom, the-other-Greg, and other awesome and wonderful staff at Blizz
Can we please make this a priority to fix. I been telling folks to follow the steps found here:
When the above doesn’t work I send them back and tell them to also kill the “Blizzard Entertainment” folder. As a test when they re-login, I check friend list and clan list. I have them type “test S-19” in clan chat and a whisper to me. This is to verify that they have a leaf indicator in the clan member list, in clan chat and whispers. Next, I send them a party invite while they are in the lobby. Many of them succeed only to have it fail less than 30 mins. later. I had 12 people that I was coordinating with to get them up to 70 and get them through the majority of the first 4 chapters of season journey. However, multiple folks in my friends list (in other clans) said they were also having the same issue.
I start a solo game and clear the easier/quick bounties. I then want to invite 3 more to help speed through the remaining bounties. However, some players who were in prior games with me, they have the leaf in clan listing and/or friend list UI, they pass the whisper test, but they can’t join my game. The party invite fails a split second after its sent. I’ve had other people drop to the lobby invite me and others (all have leaf indicators), and then can’t start a level 70 T1, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7 game. Everyone has cleared T7 and GR30 solo.
Before anyone points at the bug report forum. I’m bringing this to the attention of the community because lots of people in-game were having trouble with the group join bug. This caused some of my friends/clan mates to just log off in frustration. Some decided to just play solo because they wasted 30+ mins. with one group trying to get around the bug. A full reboot, disk clean up, defrag, and the steps at the top of this post had no effect.
1 - I’ve requested that D3 be ported to Linux as a 64-bit native Linux game client. I’ve also requested that the D4 dev team release a 64-bit native Linux game client for Diablo 4 and release it at the same time that they release the Windows version. I’m an advocate for gaming on Linux. However, I don’t use WINE or other translation layer software. It is intermittent bugs like this group join bug that could be indistinguishable from other incompatibilities/bugs. Because I don’t use WINE I’m forced to play D3, and any other Blizzard games, on a dedicated Windows 10 install. I really want to get rid of the Windows 10, free up that hard drive space and game on Linux (natively).
2 - Since many are forced by this bug to play solo please add an off-line mode to the Windows version (and Linux version) of the game. I can understand that resources may have been pulled away last season in preparation for BlizzCon. However, this is killing the fun.