Update - Please disregard, the problem has been solved.
First of all, sorry if this is addressed somewhere, I checked the stickied threads and did not see it nor did I spot anything in a search.
I have a peculiar problem that just began manifesting itself this morning. When logging on to ICO, Lobby 1 will not properly load (it does not display the lobby name at the top, nor any names that may be in it on the left, appearing like this
). When I go to change channel, no other lobbies appear either, looking like this
. However, if I make my own lobby, then try to switch, the four faction related lobbies all appear, as well as my own. But Lobby 1 (the only one ever populated) still will not load, even if I try to change to it by typing it's name in.
I have not recently fiddled with my firewall or router settings (although with my current settings I can host), even went so far as disabling my firewall, virus protection and enabled UPnP and DMZ, just to check. Installation and reinstalling also seems to have no effect. So I'm out of ideas.
Has anyone else had a similar problem? Or knows of any solutions to this issue? Did I somehow get banned from Lobby_1 or something weird like that?
Update - This problem has been resolved, although I am unsure of the trigger. It may or may not have been related to a slew of other problems I have been having experiencing lately.