I “fell off” a server earlier tonight with a stuck sound loop. I had been playing without issue for a few hours when this happened.
When I tried to rejoin I got stuck at “waiting for character”, with the “putting on clothes” sound looping.
I thought the server had crashed so I gave it a few minutes but the problem persisted. I then tried other servers… same problem.
I have since deleted all local content via steam and redownloaded the game twice. Both times with the same result - stuck on “waiting for character”.
System is Windows 7 64, more from dxdiag below. I highly doubt it’s a system issue though, since I was running the game just fine for several hours on and off prior to this. But I’m buggered if I can figure out what could persist after a complete reinstall.
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 9.18.0013.1422 (English)
Driver Version: 18.104.22.1682