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(Question) Request for Time Shifting Events

Discussion in 'UO Europa' started by R Traveler, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. R Traveler

    R Traveler Babbling Loonie
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    So starting in the fall of 2011, players from Russia will have Europa events starting at midnight :sad4:
    I know at least five active players attending events affected by this change.
     
  2. SirZ

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    I hate today's russian government...

    But... russian workers from this fall maybe not be able to join events. 12am it's a too late. This is sad :sad3:
     
  3. Ozzmandias

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    You're never going to please everyone, If you had the events earlier most people in the UK and further west wouldn't be back from work yet :(.

    It's a good middle of the road time as it is.

    Cheers

    Oz
     
  4. R Traveler

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    Europa Auction on Wednesday is a hour earlier than EM events for example.
     
  5. EM Emile Layne

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    Are you sure this change will cause a problem?

    Daylightsavings shifts the clock forward by one hour during the summer. Doesn't that mean that for those who don't adhere to DLS the gap closes by one hour?
    Wintertime isn't affected by DLS.

    Timezones always confuse me though... so I might be completely wrong here.
     
  6. R Traveler

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    Event start time since fall 2011:
    UK summertime season = 23:00 here
    UK wintertime season = midnight here

    EDIT: I knew someone who confused by Timezones too :eyes:
     
  7. Mapper

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    Russia and Europa/UK move forward an hour for Summer around the same time in March so no issue there, But Russia aren't going to be moving back in the fall so I believe events for them would then become 12am but then of course they would go back to 11pm when Europa/UK move to Summer time again.
     
  8. Adol

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    There's constant talk in the UK of abandoning Summer Time as well; I expect to see it within the next 20 years or so, as slowly anything that influences trading becomes globally uniform. But as you say, you can't please everyone; Russia itself covers 11 different Time Zones alone, so pleasing people in Western Russia is always going to bother those in the East (but then they can always invade America from Kamchatka to take out some of that stress, and maybe even get a new Victory Card :p)
     
  9. EM Emile Layne

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    Surely Russia will be moving the clock back again in the fall? Otherwise they'd effectively be switching to another timezone.

    Like I said before: Daylightsavings shifts the clock forward by one hour during the summer and shifts back at the end. Wintertime isn't affected by DLS. So wintertime should be considered as 'normal time'.
    At least, that's what wikipedia told me...
     
  10. R Traveler

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    As for today we at UK+3 time. Since fall 2011 we switch to UTC+4 and stop touching clock twice per year.
     
  11. THP

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    to be fair the uk is talking about not switching the clocks anymore...to be honest...why do we still bother...its nothing to do with farmers as they blog the roads up whatever time of year.
     
  12. Crest Lavender

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    Well - Russia is indeed thinking about changing its timezones in general - but as far as i know
    nothing has been finally decided yet - or am i wrong there?

    EU Countrys are discussing the pros and cons about the Summertime since years already, but
    tbh i dont expect a change there anytime soon.

    How about trying to find a solution that works for everybody in the one or other way?

    If i understand the problems right, its about events beeing to late for those people in
    the GMT +4 Timezones, since events are starting about midnight there yet and will
    move to 1am when the UK starts BST, right?

    On the other hand the event-time is now set to a time, where most people are back
    from work (8pm UK-Time).
    Since GMT is the 'earliest' Timezone in Europa (Do Portugal switch to Summertime?), i think it might be possible to switch it a little bit to please the players in the later timezones.

    Or one might could alternate the starting-times, maybe dependant on the weekday - like start events earlier on a sunday e.g.

    just my thoughts about it :)