A number of you have recently been encountering a new error which says "Lobby already exists." This is due to a new feature introduced in the latest hotfix.
Due to popular demand about limiting multiple instances of the same lobbies and a strange bug where 2 of the exact same lobby could be made instead of just 1, the TF2C developers have introduced the following rule into the code:
A lobby cannot be created if a current lobby already exists with:
- the same location (e.g. EU, US, AUS etc.)
- the same gametype (e.g. 6s, 9s, 2v2 etc)
- the same map
We are also considering implementing a change where a lobby would also have to share a mumble requirement setting with an existing lobby to be forbidden. This means that 2 lobbies with the same location, gametype and map can exist together as long as one requires mumble and the other does not, but this is a change that has not happened yet and we are still reviewing this feature.
Any questions or comments are more than welcome in this thread.
The TF2C team.