Chat.

Is chat just gone now? I think I muted or something.

Chat has lately been having

Chat has lately been having some issues and it's somewhat commonly down for a while

That's a pretty common

That's a pretty common ongoing issue with TOME. In game chat often stops working properly. You can log on via this site (te4.org) to the Realtime in-game chat linked on the left under Tools & Stats as an alternative if you are conversing with people.