Not 100% sure that this is a web bug, but it’s my best guess.
When I attempt to join a game with now open servers, my client is stuck on “Waiting for an available server… Retrying”
This happens whenever I join any empty game. It seems to be failing to create a server for me to connect to. I have tried on multiple empty games, and the issue is consistent between them all.
I am able to connect normally to populated games/servers.
I have tried disabling my antivirus software and firewalls, but it didn’t help.
I have been away from my PC for a week, but when I returned and logged on to my place on 14th Oct 2017 the issue started. When I was playing on the 8th Oct, everything was working normally.
From ~1st October (unsure of the exact date) I noticed that when I connected to empty games it was retrying up to 4 times before connecting to a new server, but I assumed it was just an update to the client. If this wasn’t an intended feature it may also be part of the problem.
I would also like to say that my internet has been acting strangely lately and that might be the issue, and I will be testing on another connection later today. I don’t think my connection could be the reason though, as I can join populated games normally.