I have a game with multiple places. Am having problems when I have a friend on this game playing in a place that is not the start place. When I try to join my friend using the join button on the chat & party panel, I get a “restricted game” message.
brings me to this,
This is a diagram on how the game looks when I try to join my friend.
It seems like this way of joining a friend does not work properly. If you use the follow button on your friend’s profile it brings you to the starting place of the game like normal. I tested this with a friend who was having this problem. The problem happens to both of us.
This issue seems to be resolved and game gets joined with no error message from chat & party panel using ‘Join’ button as tested with 0.345.0.219036 production.
I tested this again and I still get the error message. I had the game’s page open on my computer when I got my friend to join the game and then got him to the “other place”. I then clicked join and I actually joined the game’s start place. However, I found that my FollowUserId’s property was set to 0 instead of my friend’s id. I kept rejoining him through the Party & Chat join button but I continued to have the FollowUserId property set to 0. I then refreshed the page and selected join again. But then I just got the “game restricted” error message.
The join button seems to do two diffrent things,
- lets you join the game but acts like the game page "Play" button.
- Gives you a "game restricted" message.
Am wondering if you tested this bug and ran into result number 1 like I did.