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  • Unable to join matchmaking while spectating

    Since the latest patch, I have been unable to do as the title says.

    Clicking on the 'Play' tab shows a screen saying "Connected to Local Game" and the 'Disconnect' option, similar to the tutorial and local botmatches. It is impossible to queue unless disconnected.

    This is a new behaviour, and an unfortunate one. I usually tended to watch a game, and as it is nearing completion, queue up. I tend to get a match as the one I watch finishes, or just before. Now my only solace is alt-tabbing while I wait.

    Edit: Applies to both Live and Recent games.
    Last edited by hesitant_blade; 03-01-2013, 12:09 PM.

  • #2
    Same thing I reported here http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=76165

    It also appears to break the rich presence for spectating too.
    Notable threads:
    Base Model Error List

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    • #3
      +1

      Can't click find match after joining a game to watch. You have to either leave the game you're watching or queue before you join a game...

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      • #4
        Unable to do that now too. I have to start the search before going into a game to spec (which blows). And even then if I get dropped I have to quit spectating and restart the search

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