WoT: Weird Bug on the NA Server

I have heard reports from American readers that suddenly, their friend list became empty. The recent micropatch did not fix this. I wonder what happened? It seems to be a server-side problem.

Response from dance210, NA Community Specialist:

„Good morning guys!

There was maintenance done to the XMPPCS this morning – which affects in-game chat. There is a possibility that this maintenance has affected the friends list, temporarily removing it. I’m going to keep an eye on it on my end and report it as well.

Again, I’m hoping this is a temporary side effect of the maintenance and it will resolve itself soon. If it doesn’t, once I get into the office I will escalate it further. Apologies guys!”