It seems like I’ve found myself on the receiving end of an IP ban. This morning when I got up, I found that I couldn’t join games on the main server – and once the terrain was displayed I’d end up in spectator mode, unable to talk.
The IP in question: 24.14.(redacted)
I tried going out through a VPN connection, and I had no problems.
It appears to be something related to either (a) my IP, or (b) my provider. I tried rebooting my router, no change.
No problem when connecting to roofmod.
Same problem in XP or Linux.
I haven’t tried the noob or team servers – that may be next (I’m in a cafe as I write this, btw).
No problem connecting via the VPN link.
How the problem unfolds:
I connect to the main server.
While the system is waiting to join (no terrain displayed), I can talk to others with the T key.
Once the terrain gets displayed and I go through the MOTD and the tank selection window, I get dumped into spectator mode, and anything I type into the talk dialog never gets out. I also don’t see a “Welcome back Crispy Critter…” message.