Since three or four days now, my friends and I have been experiencing our game freezing/loading forever. Not only that, when our game freezes, Discord stops working and returns “RTC Connecting” into “No Route” when in a voice channel. I don’t understand how Lost Ark not functioning messes with Discord, but this has happened every time, without fail, whenever this happened to my friends and I.
A couple of instances of this happening is in a Guardian Raid, Chaos Dungeon, and from simply changing characters.
In the Guardian Raid, myself and two other friends trade alts and carries with one or two extra random people to help out, just because, and we disconnect from the game for a good ten minutes, leaving the one random to do the whole raid by themselves. Eventually, we came back, my friend earlier than myself, and defeated the Guardian before I came back which didn’t give me a soul to harvest. Luckily enough, it didn’t consume a harvest which I found out after looking at the Guardian Raid board.
The Chaos Dungeon was different story, in the sense that my Aura of Resonance was taken while I was doing it solo. I’m assuming this is the case because the timer continues even when you are disconnected from the game.
I have tried waiting for the game to fix itself but after ~30 minutes of waiting I am forced to Alt+F4. Sadly enough, not even Alt+F4 works and I’m forced to use open up Task Manager and end the task for Lost Ark.
The only time it has fixed itself, it came back as a “Guide / Cannot connect to the Server. Exiting the game” error. I’m not too sure exactly on the code that it gave as I did not think much of it at the time, but I do recognize a W in the error like this “W0x3-SPELPWN1N2NT” code. Again, this might not have been the exact error code from when the game unfroze itself. I’ll update the post if and when this happens again with the exact error code if it comes up.
I’ll hope that the March Update will have fixed this issue for us.
Side note: My friends and I who are having this problem are in the same area, and the same internet provider. Not sure if that makes a difference.
Since the new March Update, this has happened twice. The first time I was just walking around Nia Village, and the second in a Chaos Dungeon on an alt.
After the second time, I repaired EAC and verified file integrity.
The errors from both times are “W0x9-SPCLFWF1F2NT” and “G0x9-SPCLFWF1F2NT”