Trader opens before first wave?

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A Civil Engineer

FNG / Fresh Meat
Oct 8, 2012
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New York
Ok, so tonight has been weird for me when it comes to joining servers. First off, when I join a sever, the menu thing that usually shows with the "select perk" and "ready" buttons, does not show up until about 5 seconds later. Second, when I do pick one, I can not change it because when I press the Esc key, instead of showing what my stats are for each perk like how it usually does, it just shows all players on the server and on the right side it says the webadmin. This is frustrating because now, I can not decide to switch perks while waiting to spawn. And finaly, the third thing that I noticed today, was that when I joined a server that was just starting, the difficulty was "Novice", which isnt a difficulty, and during the break before the first wave, the trader was open for a full minute.


So, is this just happening to me, or whats going on here?
 

Althamus

FNG / Fresh Meat
Mar 13, 2012
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The trader always opens before the first wave, but normally it's for only 5 seconds.

However, since it's trader time, you can change perks in those 5 seconds to start wave 1 as a different perk as the perk you spawned as #protipsformoney
 

zYnthetic

FNG / Fresh Meat
Mar 20, 2009
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For anyone that's wondered why wave 2 trade music plays in the 1st trade phase of the game, spawn is technically the first trader phase but has none of the normal cues aside from using trade music 1.

The rest of OP sounds like a broken mod.
 

deckardblade

Member
Jan 16, 2011
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Chicago, US
I've experienced this when the steam servers were either lagging or coming back up from crashing. There would be a heavy delay in trying to select perks and no ability at times to select perks prior to joining a server. Not saying that's the problem you have, but I've experienced that when steam is having issues.
 

A Civil Engineer

FNG / Fresh Meat
Oct 8, 2012
319
0
0
New York
As for the issue with connecting as a level 0 and what not, I found out that I changed my "internet connection" type. Fixing it, made it work just fine, but Ive still crashed twice. Ive got to remind myself to copy the text though. As for the extra trader time, its when Im with a friend of mine and Im playing on her server, but its whitelisted, so IDK.