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March 2017 U.S. Daylight Savings Time Guild Battles??

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  • March 2017 U.S. Daylight Savings Time Guild Battles??

    Does Gaea know that the U.S plays games with clocks this weekend? Kabaam and Phoenix Age usually suspended scheduled battles for 100v100 and 10v10 during the weekend of clock games. Not a word that I have found in the forums concerning this. Since it is late on Friday (U.S. Eastern Timezone), it should be interesting to see what happens. Guess, for now, we should plan on checking for battles at pre- and post-DST switch times.

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    The game itself doesn't change times for 10v10 and 100v100 battles. Once the initial times were ironed out, those times have never changed relative to UTC.

    However, this means that people who change their clock also change their battle time. The battle time will move by an hour when you change your clock by an hour. People who use a clock that doesn't get changed back and forth will experience no change in battle time. You're the one who's changing your battle time by changing your clock. If you don't change your clock, you'll be out of sync with the rest of the United States, but you'll stay in sync with the game clock and battle at the same time as you did before you didn't change your clock. Are there any other ways I can phrase this to make it clear that the game itself doesn't care about the time change and that you cause the change in battle time by changing your clock (unless your clock changes by itself, in which case your clock is causing the change in your battle time)?

    China doesn't do this spring-forward fall-back thing, so I wouldn't expect Gaea to care when all of us lunatics elsewhere in the world mess with our clocks, especially since different lunatics change clocks on different days. Many European countries don't change until March 26. Here are the different days when people change their clocks: https://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/2017.html

    Also, during the previous time change, I think one battle may have been suspended to make sure things didn't break, but because the game clock doesn't change, the suspension shouldn't be necessary... It'd be interesting to see if anything breaks if they let everything just run. Cassandra and Mist still work on US time as far as I know, though, so there could be some potential for something going weird, but suspension shouldn't be necessary.
    Last edited by Falco; 03-11-2017, 12:20 AM.
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    • #3
      Gaea is a mainland Chinese concern -- maybe they will use a mainland Chinese city as the new Valeria time standard.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bestamongsttheworst View Post
        Gaea is a mainland Chinese concern -- maybe they will use a mainland Chinese city as the new Valeria time standard.
        All of China uses the same time zone.
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        • #5
          What is wrong with GMT?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by clintw View Post
            What is wrong with GMT?
            Too Euro-centric and by construction, out-dated. Kind of like the word "Asia" -- modern day Turkey is in "Asia" since it's part of Asia Minor.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Falco View Post
              All of China uses the same time zone.
              Yeah, this. China's all on the same time, despite its "width" from East to West.


              Basically, if the clocks in USA are dialed backwrd an hour, then the 100v100 that normally happens at noon for you will instead start at 11AM for you.
              The battle is still happening at the "same time' globally, if that makes sense... They have the battles every 24 hours from each other ("each other" referring to whatever daily battle happens at whatever time... like, say, the past 2 months your GB's have started at 11AM every time, then each 11AM battle is 24 hours from the last 11AM battle). If your clock is dialed forwards or backwards an hour, then the time between the two Guild Battles could be 23 hours or 25 hours instead for just one day (from noon one day to 11AM or 1PM the next day, depending on which way the clock was changed).

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              • #8
                Spring forward, fall back. So our clocks move ahead an hour.
                So at 2am local time, it is really 3am.

                There is the possibility that when the time change hits California, the servers may become self-aware and launch SkyNet, but there is little chance that it will actually have an impact on guild battles of any kind.
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                • #9
                  Midnight Castle Age time in past has always stayed midnight California time, whether on daylight savings time or not. Perhaps this will change

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                  • #10
                    Regardless of the times on our clocks and the embedded schedules of battles in the programming code, I think the reason Kabaam and Phoenix Age may have suspended a battle or 3 in the past was due to how time was handled for the servers themselves. With only responses from other forumites and no moderator or dev response, I guess the chips will fall as they will and people around the world will be early, late or on time for their battles depending on their own awareness of the impact of their clock games this weekend and other times for other areas of the world.

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                    • #11
                      Wish I knew if anything strange were going to happen. I guess everyone should just plan to have all their battles, but don't be suprised if there is a little weirdness.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bestamongsttheworst View Post
                        Too Euro-centric and by construction, out-dated. Kind of like the word "Asia" -- modern day Turkey is in "Asia" since it's part of Asia Minor.
                        I feel sorry for you, putting such a good troll out there and not getting fed at all.

                        Turkey is in both Asia and Europe.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Da Wimsta View Post
                          Turkey is in both Asia and Europe.
                          Why not call it Eurosia for short?
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                          • #14
                            I remember CA being shut down for a day or two each time the clocks were changed in the US. I understand what Falco is saying, but am I the only one that remembers Daylight Savings Time as a "dead" time in the game?
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                            • #15
                              CA is China game now

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