waiting for server
game loads and then stays stuck with a black screen saying "Waiting for server". Its been happening for the last two days. a friend has the same issue for a week now..
My internet and laptop are fine; this is an issue with arena..
Margin Walker#10666 commented
Internet is fine.
Have uninstalled + reinstalled MTGA, no effect.
Sits at waiting for server when trying to open Arena.
Happened today in two consecutive ranked matches. Wasn't able to finish the match, kept missing my turn due to minutes long lag periods. Incredibly frustrating.
My friend and i are trying to play against each other. we live together. We are running into a "waiting for server"- "connection lost" error when we try to play a match between us.
We have been able to play before but it seldom actually goes through and allows us to play.
Both of us are on PC, microsoft.
Yup. Just tried to draft in MTG30 mixed up draft. Waiting for server spun for 10 minutes. I force closed and reloaded to find myself at pack 3 pick 5. Thanks for the waste of actual real money. What an F*ing joke. I'm sure I'll see nothing in response from WoTC, per usual when their system takes a dump. I might keep playing Arena for free, but I'll never spend another dime of actual money in the virtual game. Not an idle threat. I'm a cheap person by nature and this has solidified my lack of faith in your virtual system. So upsetting. You have my email. Why not try and actually reach out to your customers?
same here. Losing games because of waiting for server, while the other puts down all the necessary cards to win. Nice. Also my avatar changes to something other than the selected one when i reconnect.
Yes same problem here (Holland) as of date 16-08. Played today in the morning and afternoon. Now I am stuck. Tried everything; new installation, modem on/off, different computer/laptop. Nothing seems to work....
2 losses in 3 drafts due to disconnects. Is it required we donate more so that you can afford a better hardware/internet connection and/or developers?
Galaxy note 20. Game used to work fine, now whenever game is loaded up I'm stuck at waiting for server. If I reinstall game and change accounts I can play the tutorial matches but after those...waiting on server. My son is playing on a cheaper Galaxy phone and luckily works fine for him.
Using huawei mate 40 pro after the update I was stucked in "waiting for server" loop after the loading initial screen. I can't get through the game. It works perfectly fine in my laptop and other android with google play devices.
Rynar Maxus#48904 commented
'Waiting for server' and then receive a 'network error, problem communicating with server'. My steps:
Changed to a public DNS
No customizations to remove
Tried using a VPN
Updated Network Drivers
Game paused after a "waiting for server" stance. Unable to proceed the match, just the time in the clock runs out.
Event: Traditional draft, M1G1
waiting for server
Sometimes I'll get the "Waiting for Server" load symbol. But, once I come back it has gone to a game state that is entirely impossible. For instance, it would be the opponent's turn when the error occurs and I would come back to have found it was my turn and that I had played cards and am in the second main phase.
This also affects me a reasonable amount. Arena is very poor at keeping the connection alive. It also may or may not cause some routers to start blocking incoming traffic for some reason, which appears as if we're disconnected (but the internet otherwise works fine).
It's also worth keeping a shortcut to cmd prompt and the ping ability (can just be a .bat file that says 'ping <ip address of your router>'. Then when the rope appears you can immediately run this and check whether you are still connected to your router.
Unfortunately a related issue is that when you see the 'Waiting for Server' screen, Arena loves to also crash completely if you alt-tab during this message...
Also if you're using a wired connection to your router, check that your cables aren't getting old. It can appear like you're dropping connection to game servers when in fact it's your cables flaking out. It's worth replacing them every 5-10 years.
I am getting fed up with my drafts and games constantly being disrupted and often ruined by freezes and the 'Waiting for Server' message.
This issue happens at least one or twice in pretty much every game I play. The game will freeze up (as if I'm waiting for my opponent), then after some time, the 'Waiting for Server' message will show for 5-10 seconds, before finally returning to normal.
Sometimes play resumes before I have missed anything, but often, I end up missing a key play because my time bank runs out. If a new turn starts before play has resumed, then my lands/creatures are stuck appearing as tapped indefinitely.
This issue is even more frustrating when it happens during a draft, as sometimes I actually have to restart MTGA before I can see any cards. This has led to me missing several key picks, sometimes ruining the whole draft.
This has been happening for months now... When it first started, I assumed that it was just my internet connection, but I now know this not to be the case.
Playing MTG is quite expensive for me, seeing as I only play draft. This bug not only affects my play experience, but it actually results in more losses, which in turn, results in fewer games played per draft and fewer gems rewarded (which makes it even more expensive. It's not fair to have my experience ruined like this.
I have this problem here in Brazil since last week, impossible to play...
I've been stuck in 'waiting for server' land since Thursday's update...again. Fix please. Thanks.
ll Crove#27520 commented
Arena with the same account runs fine on my smartphone and my pc, but from about 2 months it stopped working on my huawei matepad pro.
It worked fine there for about 3 months, and then, after an update it loads correctly and then stucks on "waiting for server".
Happened last week and after the update this week the game worked, for about 24 hours. Happening again today. Waiting for server then I get disconnected from the game.