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trick or treat premature shutdown- GMT issue?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Basara, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Could the premature shutdown of trick or treating (was supposed to go on until the 17th, but ended prior to midnight on the North American shards) be based on the fact that certain things (like the character "last on" times in the Guilds section of the paperdoll gump) are done based on GMT, not the local server times?

    Given this, the American shards (ironically the ones probably most familiar with the trick or treating concept) got robbed out of 4-8 hours of game play.

    When you combine in the lag, massive number of event choices, several shards suffering catastrophes, and the general lateness of the publish in the first place, having aspects of the events shut down BEFORE midnight local time is really bad form - especially when in the past, events did not end prior to server maintenance.

    EA, could you find it in you to give us an extra day or two, or even a week, once you make it into your offices and read this? And, if it was an overanxious engineer that input event shutdown codes too early, smack them with a large trout (or reasonable facsimile) for us?

    (note: I also sent a bug report in to the same effect)
     
  2. THP

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    Weres Europas extra day for the day WE got robbed with the devs reverted our shard a full 24 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Lord Kynd

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    i agree, extend it at least one more week, please.
    we need a phone number for EA that we can call and complain about issues like this, posting and e-mails just don't cut it.
     
  4. Otis Firefly

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    i missed the majority of this event aswell because of work!, but i still managed to do what i could with the little time i had to play!...would be nice to have more time BUT...i dont want more time!, they announced the ending of the event would be today! and they need to stick to what they say for once!
     
  5. CassieDarksong

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    For me, the servers have been damn near unplayable. I ended up dying several times in maginica due to lag so I finally gave up. Wasn't going to try the halloween event when I was dying so quick
     
  6. Basara

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    Uhh.... Otis....

    Try reading what was written in the original post.

    Depending on whether you treat the change of day as Midnight local time, or server maintenance time, THE EVENT WAS ENDED EARLY BY 4-12 HOURS for the North American Shards.

    There has NEVER been an event before (as far back as I can remember, and I've been playing 6 years) that has ended using GMT - it has almost always been server maintenance time (which for the North American shards is 5 AM local time for the servers), and the rest, rare occasions, events have been manually turned off - but ALWAYS WELL AFTER the announced hour had passed.

    Then, there's Europa's revert to consider (an entire lost day), Origin's issues (all the up & down issues might as well been a revert or constant downtime, as people were afraid to log in), and so on.

    I personally have my own reason for wanting the lost time back - I finished training begging MINUTES after the premature ending of the trick or treating. Someone literally came by when I was 99.8 and trick or treated the NPCs I was training begging. That was before 8 PM Pacific time, on the 16th, based on my shard location.
     
  7. Deb

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    Well on Napa after server up...all Halloween items are in full
    swing still. Looks like it was extended.
     
  8. Trevelyan

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    Give us a gift box, dark grey, with a yellow card in it.

    "IOU 1 day"
     
  9. THP

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    Or give us a gift box- Luna white with one of the 3 random graveyard drops in it...bat, book or totem!!!
     
  10. bioras

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    Yes, most events are still going on, but trick or treating still isn't working.