When I start or join a Quickmatch game I don't see the multiplayer lobby. The game proceeds as normal and I can still play when it starts but can't change anything before that.
Please verify game files and let me know if that works. Right click on game, go to properties,then to local files. @Human_Wave
Make sure you are on the quick-match screen before the game joins (ie don't go into browse) or you wont be able to see anything.
@houndtide was correct, if I don't use the browse screen then I enter the automatch lobby.
However, I have the issue where the overlay appears saying "Waiting for other players to connect" which locks me out of ALL actions in the multiplayer lobby (ie can't change doctrines, elites, etc., can't even dodge without force closing the game entirely)
I've verified the game files and re-installed the game but no change.
So how is your internet? Can you play the game fine without much lag? Sounds like it's a net problem but I'm only guessing.
It may also be a security program make sure it is on a safe list if you have one.
I don't have any security, and I've never experienced lag in game. Steam is already added to windows safelist but I'll see if I can add DoW3
Yer not sure otherwise. You used to have to open ports on your router / modem in old days but would think technology is past that with pnp, it might be worth getting into your modem settings just to have a look. Other than that, how long has your your router / modem been running? It is worth switching off wait 30 sec then on again once in a while.
Yeah, it was reset a few weeks ago. I dunno what else to try, I can still play multiplayer games but I can't adapt at all to what my opponent is doing so I'm locked in to whatever strat I've decided on in terms of elites/doctrines. Kind of frustrating... Hopefully the next patch will fix the issue but Sega support has been mum on the issue so I'll probably move on to something else if I can't get it fixed.