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Okay, according to ss23, from now on the server won't be following mountain time but a "specific GMT offset" which means that EST users will have to stay up until 3am EST for a turn change. This is retarded as !@#$ as EST players are quite literally !@#$ed over and I doubt many would bother to stay up until 3am to deal with this shit. I've already experienced attempting to have EST people stay up until 2am and it has always been a chore with some outright refusing as they have lives to live. 3am simply won't be possible for some people and activity will go down (although it's going down anyways due to this exploit but whatever)

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Yep, I live in Ohio so 3 a.m. and first shift work just doesn't jive the greatest. At the end of the day though, that's tough, I'll just have my pixels murdered much quicker. Would trade that for a decent paycheck any day.

 

But seriously, what's the problem?

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Could be worse, update is 5pm for me (4pm before the change). I'm still at work at 5pm, most days.

 

It's a global game peeps, no matter what timezone the server is set in, people are going to get shafted.

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Could be worse, update is 5pm for me (4pm before the change). I'm still at work at 5pm, most days.

 

It's a global game peeps, no matter what timezone the server is set in, people are going to get shafted.

It's far easier to use the game on the phone during the day than it is to give up sleep
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It's a global game peeps, no matter what timezone the server is set in, people are going to get shafted.

EST is a major timezone. 

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Big !@#$ing deal, I've had to deal with shitty timezones since starting the game.  Set a !@#$ing alarm like the rest of us do/did...

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Big [email protected]#$ deal, I've had to deal with shitty timezones since starting the game.  Set a [email protected]#$ alarm like the rest of us do/did...

This! I've literally had to be up at 4/5 am to join in on alliance wars, and the new day was 7am for me. Time for you lot to experience what us Europeans have had to experience since day one

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Why do we always adhere to 24hr cycles? Habit?  Could we have 22 hour game days with 11 turns/day and then dc would rotate and potentially screw everyone equally over time?  Just a thought.

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Why do we always adhere to 24hr cycles? Habit?  Could we have 22 hour game days with 11 turns/day and then dc would rotate and potentially screw everyone equally over time?  Just a thought.

 

Or we could just run everything based on turns, and not have anything that resets or adjusts according to days. Then whatever timezone you're in is irrelevant. 

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It's definitely annoying that update has been pushed back another hour..

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EST is a major timezone. 

 

Are you serious 

 

All time zones are either + or - GMT and as such all timezone's are of equal standing.So a change to your EST makes the same change for the whole world 

 

And before anyone adds it.Yes i know UCT is now used but in the uk its still GMT

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I don't know what the change to the timezone is going to be but I made a suggestion a while back.

 

https://politicsandwar.com/forums/index.php?/topic/6500-different-time-zones/

 

Timezones in P&W would be p useful, especially if you can decide your own timezone to suit your own schedule.

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Just move it back to mountain time, 3 AM for the location where I would say at least the largest minority or even the majority of players come from is a little absurd. Better yet move it to central time, so everyone gets a decent time (In America, sorry codo. Not sorry.)

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If we decouple Server time from Sheepy's physical location we can optimize the military reset time to inconvenience the lowest number of people. The number of people awake in internet using countries peaks at about 9 am EST. (http://www.edlundart.com/pages/is-the-internet-awake.html) In my experience, the bulk of P&W players are from the US, Western Europe/Africa, and Australia. Military reset at 9 am EST would mean:

  • 6 am for the US west coast (early but not 3 am)
  • 2 pm for GMT and 3 pm for Western Europe/Africa (a fine time to be awake)
  • 11 pm for Eastern Australia (not too late for most)

This solution basically places the least desirable hours (12 am - 6 am) in the middle of the Pacific ocean and should be the least inconvenient global. 

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If we decouple Server time from Sheepy's physical location we can optimize the military reset time to inconvenience the lowest number of people. The number of people awake in internet using countries peaks at about 9 am EST. (http://www.edlundart.com/pages/is-the-internet-awake.html) In my experience, the bulk of P&W players are from the US, Western Europe/Africa, and Australia. Military reset at 9 am EST would mean:

  • 6 am for the US west coast (early but not 3 am)
  • 2 pm for GMT and 3 pm for Western Europe/Africa (a fine time to be awake)
  • 11 pm for Eastern Australia (not too late for most)

This solution basically places the least desirable hours (12 am - 6 am) in the middle of the Pacific ocean and should be the least inconvenient global. 

 

Yeah, except that 2pm is a terribly inconvenient time if you're working and unable to use the internet for browser games at work.  Whatever time is set, it will be inconvenient for some people.  Whether that's due to the timezone they are in, the shifts they work or some other reason.

 

That's why I really believe that we should be able to set our own timezone by positioning ourselves on the world map appropriately.  Certain things may need to be put into place to avoid abuse of the system but as it costs 2 credits to move anyway, that may be enough to prevent abuse.  The limit on moving would probably need to be lifted too and if it was implemented, maybe the addition of 1 free move per citizen would be a good gesture.

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Damnit, we are Americans, and the rest of the world should be cowtowing to our needs.  The fact that you foreigners dont already know this is extremely dissapointing and will you please get your act together.

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Damnit, we are Americans, and the rest of the world should be cowtowing to our needs.  The fact that you foreigners dont already know this is extremely dissapointing and will you please get your act together.

I certainly hope that this is a joke. 

 

Niech żyją swobodne narody!

Edited by Chairman Klemens Hawicki

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So is GMT. What's your point?

Are you serious 

 

All time zones are either + or - GMT and as such all timezone's are of equal standing.So a change to your EST makes the same change for the whole world 

 

And before anyone adds it.Yes i know UCT is now used but in the uk its still GMT

Damn, guys. Chill. I didn't just kill your puppy. See what Adama said. 

 

Just move it back to mountain time, 3 AM for the location where I would say at least the largest minority or even the majority of players come from is a little absurd. Better yet move it to central time, so everyone gets a decent time 

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Poland can't even into space!

Be quiet!

Our Soviet Brothers brought us into space (Tow. Mirosław Hermaszewski, flight aboard Soyuz 30).

 

Remember, that Poland was united to the first spacefarers, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (SSSR). Sputnik, Gagarin, Tereshkova and other feats were accomplished through Socialist labour, not capitalist exploitation.

Edited by Chairman Klemens Hawicki

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Or we could just run everything based on turns, and not have anything that resets or adjusts according to days. Then whatever timezone you're in is irrelevant. 

 

More people should consider this.

 

Basically there is no day change. You get 1/12 of your daily capacity back every turn.

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