@KRAKENJIMMY With the missing ‘Allow Cross-Network’ option through exhibition searching, i can confirm to you that for me, i have seen that happen long before the issues popped up with multiplayer connectivity. And quite frequently, but it never affected connectivity times to my recollection. I feel like i would notice this happen if while playing KI (on my Xbox One console) and switch to another service like Twitch, a web browser, but then back to KI, this would happen pretty regularly. From the way you wrote your last post, it sounds like the search option should NOT disappear, yet does.
In regards to your questions…
When this happened in the past, i feel like i did not connect with Steam players. I can confirm that that is the case now.
Both in the past as well as currently, i have seen that KI is liable to crash but it is certainly more frequent now.
With match frequency, i did not feel much issue in the past with the ‘Allow Cross-Network’ search option missing. Currently, that is not the case as exhibition proves to be much more limited in finding players than ranked.
I wish i had recording software, but you also talked about players only connecting with other players that are experiencing the bug. I can confirm that two recent times (post patch) i have been playing ranked and have connected with 2 players back-to-back and one was after a long search time that in normal circumstances, i feel like would have connected either of us to different opponents. Also confirmable, in these instances, my Shin Hisako was the character greyed out, not Kilgore or Eagle. But over time, she DID come back to being selectable inbetween games of ranked play with the only thing done was playing a match, finishing a match and restarting a search.
Region: Midwest US
Version: KI S3 Ultra Edition (post patch)
Live Status: Core services OK, no reported issues with KI
Missing the Free Weekly character message: Intermittent. Can happen from cold starts as well as after crashes.
Missing Kilgore or Eagle: No, Shin Hisako for me.
Still seeing Holiday Accessories banner: Not since the patch
Tried playing KI on a different system: Have not
I have screen shots of greyed out Shin Hisako and my title screen with no notification of the rotating character, but i can’t upload them. According the information i can pull from them regarding time and what was actually happening in the screenshot via xboxclips.com…
06/05/2018 @ 21:59:42 - Got into match with Shin Hisako greyed out
06/05/2018 @ 22:05:55 - Got into match with Shin Hisako greyed out
06/07/2018 @ 22:04:01 - Started up KI (from a cold start if i remember right) and rotating character information missing
06/07/2018 @ 22:18:10 - got into match with Shin Hisako greyed out
06/07/2018 @ 22:37:06 - got into match where Shin Hisako became selectable. No console reset.
06/07/2018 @ 22:47:33 - got into match where Shin Hisako was still selectable. No console reset.
06/07/2018 @ 22:56.52 - got into match where Shin Hisako was still selectable. No console reset.
06/08/2018 @ 18:01:27 - Started up KI and rotating character information missing
06/08/2018 @ 18:02:05 - Looking at exhibition search options and ‘Allow Cross-Network’ option is gone
06/08/2018 @ 18:02:48 - Got into match with Shin Hisako greyed out.
06/08/2018 @ 18:09:43 - After the match from the prior screenshot, i started up another search for a ranked match, pulled out to my console’s dashboard, opened my manage captures thing and uploaded my newest shots. After going back ot my game, it told me i had disconnected from a ranked match and greeted me with a screen like i was searching for a match through exhibition, even though i was searching through ranked. Also showed me with 0 player levels and character levels, like i was brand new to the game.
You can view the screenshots there. It will be the 11 most recent ones.