Mine seems to refresh once an hour.
I’ll get nothing for 50 minutes or so, then it will refresh & I get a huge # of messages (PMs & universal).
When it refreshes, it seems I can answer Qs for 5-10 minutes, then it stops sending/receiving for 50 minutes again. This is a bit frustrating when I’m trying to help new players & answering their questions.
PMs are still delayed too much for normal usage too.
Is it possible to shorten the refresh rate on PMs and universal messages or would it cause server issues?
seem to remember a dev mentioning somewhere that the way the chat system was implemented would result it never being up to the task of reliable instant messaging.
always missing chats or having to scroll down to keep up with a convo.
hopefully they can tweak it (more) because it is pants and not the good kind
or actually stick in a whole new communication system in (easy! )
I’m pretty new. Was technically an early backer for the game but just started playing this week for the first time ever. I’m absolutely addicted already as it is BUT the chat has been one of the biggest turn offs for me ever in a game so far. If they fixed the chat and added some redstone like mechanisms this game would blow anything else out of the water.
I login daily on PS4. I seem to get chat history that goes back as far as a month for PMs and Notifications and the arrive out of order so I have to wade thru the mess every login before I can see new messages.
Chat imo should be a top priority to get it working correctly.
I’ve learned a lot in the week I’ve been around, and a lot of the info I’ve learned was very hard to obtain. I try to share in chat and help when I can, but I have a similar issue. I don’t think it’s quite 50min (I haven’t timed it) but the refresh is killer. I wonder why it isn’t real-time.
See this post for some more details on when they upgraded the chat system a while back.
Edit: to add that if I have the chat channel open, like the questions one, I get pretty fast updates but if I ignore it for a while and have it closed then it does take quite a bit longer to show up as new messages are in there… but I know that is working as they intended, at least for now.