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We have received a high number of reports that players are encountering multiplayer connection issues and since LittleBigPlanet thrives on its community interactivity, this is an issue that we're investigating as a high priority and would like to get resolved asap.
If you encounter any type of multiplayer connection issue, would you please take a moment to answer the following questions.
Many apologies for any inconvenience this issue is causing whilst you're playing LittleBigPlanet 3.
We will greatly appreciate any information that you're able to provide to help us to pinpoint if there is an underlying cause of these issues and get it resolved for everybody.
This is exactly what is happening to me. Has been since the game came out, but you can join anyone who is on your friends list no problem.
1:Are you playing on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4?
2:Are you a PlayStation Plus subscriber?
Using the free trial, but will subscribe when it runs out.
3:Under your Network Settings, what is your NAT Type?
4:Where were you located in the game? Pod/Level/Create Mode?
5:Were you trying to play with someone from your friends list, join a random player or load a profile on your console?
Mostly random people. I have tried for hours to play with just one random person and haven't suceeded. Online multiplayer with strangers literally doesn't exist in this game. With friends it has worked fine so far.
6:How many people were currently in your own game, or trying to join the game?
7:Were any error messages displayed to you at the time of the issue? Which error message was displayed?
Where can I start? It's the same as LBP2 but twice as worse. First off, "unable to connect" to players causing the screen to flash white and you have to load up your pod and go back to the level. Secondly, every time you try and accept an invitation from a random player, it almost instantly says "failed to join game". Lastly, the connection timeout with the player is the most often error. I usually have to wait around 45 seconds for this message to pop up, and I can tell 10 seconds in that it will appear, but I can't do anything while waiting.
I truly hope this game will be playable in the near future.
NAT type 2
All of these
friends, random players are impossible to join, loading a profile gives no issues
some friends are easier to join than others
getting a third player is very hard
getting a fourth is almost impossible
failed to load profile
failed to join game
failed to load game state
failed to preload levelresources
even a combination of more happens frequently
On ps3 friends appear right away in start menu
On ps4 you have to wait before they pop up
If they are in level or on the moon, they usually don't show up at all
On ps3 we need to restart system to be able to join
When losing eachother not always easy to join again
failed to load profile and failed to preload level resources are the most common warning
On ps4 it often works like this:
The player who sees a friend , tries to join him
This will fail most of the time
But then the player will show in the other players menu, and often the other players will show too
Then that player tries to join
Often fails too
But after this joining is often successful
But leaving a level on your moon, or a published one, or trying to play one, often boots players back to pod
With notifications like :
failed to preload level resources
But onced joined, its easy to join again
For both consoles goes that joining in pod is the most successful way
And joining people that are not on your friendslist is a pain
Have a nice day ;)
*failed to load profile - mostly when trying to join friend in his pod
*failed to join game - various situations
*failed to preload levelresources - mostly when trying to join in create
The most persistent fail for us is when trying to join or invite to each other's pods just standing in them (not on the controller) - if we rarely do manage to join, then is incredibly laggy with sound from mics garbled so we can't understand each other - this can be fixed by the host entering their pod controller and navigating to an adventure map. Once there things seem to improve.. if we then enter an empty level it is almost normal - after this if we go back to the pod things are much better. However if either of us try to follow the other back to their pod the game is less likely to but still risks loosing connection to the friend.
If one or both of us are in create mode (empty level or full level) it will fail to join most times - and risk crashing the game / freezing the system for the person being joined. Also once in a create level together we have to be extreemly careful - one wrong move and the game / system will freeze - plus very laggy once thermo is even 3rd to half full. Also even if working 'ok' we have noticed textures and sackbots acting very strangly with my friend's and sackbot's skins disappearing and sackbots becomming garbled shapes. The game acts very overloaded despite being well within thermo (don't think we've had it past 50% yet)
Last night he wanted to show me progress on a level and after many many attempts and system freezes, I finally got into the level with him but it was just too laggy and with garbled sackbots etc we finally gave up after 3 or 4 more freezes and being booted back to pod many times etc
So to end on something of a positive - going back to the way we try to fix the lag ... we found if inviting each other, there is a much higher success if we navigate first to an adventure map on the moon without entering any levels and then invite from the start menu - so far 50% success each time..
Hope this helps! LBP3 has the potential to be a great next step in the series once the bugs are fixed!
Here's my reply for the questions asked on the previous page.
2. Yes I have just joined PS4 so I can play LBP!
3. NAT type '2'
4. Located in the pod.
5. Trying to join a random game
6 Just myself trying to connect
7. Keeps saying that i've 'timed out'
Hope this helps.
What I have noticed is when I send or receive a request by someone pressing triangle to allow the join, an invite is then sent through PSN. When this happens the 'loading...' continues to circle your target level. When you go and accept the invite it says "Failed to join" but the 'loading...' is still circling the target level as if it is still waiting for you to join them/accept the invite. I can actually go back into my invites and accept it twice before the 'loading...' times itself out. Every time you get a message saying request to join ___ has timed out.
After several failed attempts to join people I get kicked back to my pod with the error message "Failed to connect to players."
I have PS4, Im in Plus, NAT TYPE 2, when i try to connect with other playes on every part of the game (community, pod) it say "failed to join game, or Failed to connect to players". I never connected with others in my friend list or random.
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