The chat does not show recent messages while text box is open. Only after sending the message (which closes the textbox) all messages that have been sent by other players during that time will appear in the chat
As seen in video below - you can see "test" appearing above Wanda's head however it does not appear in chat as long as text box is opened. Tested for both 'say' and 'whisper'
- Open text box (default "Y" or "U")
- Have some other player send some message - if that player is near you can see their message pop up above their head however this message does not appear in the chat
- Close text box (by sending any message)
- Only now you are able to see the other player's messages appear in the chat (despite it was sent few moments ago)