Today, chat and corporate channels have been empty at times, even when I could see that other players were in system. Also, twice, when local seemed to be working, I saw players appear that were NOT in local chat. Usually, closing the client and the launcher and then restarting fixed it, but not always. There are several Reddit threads about this, and many bugs reports were filed.
This is a huge issue. Everyone depends on local chat to be aware of threats.
Is there any know way to fix this?
I rarely ask about bugs in Eve, but is this a priority for developer attention? It certainly should be.