Game times, the more you know.

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Armadillo of Doom, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    After our first weekend of doing these events w/ a regular schedule, I learned quite a bit. For example, while I consider sleeping in until 9:00am to be a luxury, most people think it to be quite early in the morning. Which makes me really happy that I added the disclaimer of 'times are subject to change as we need them' :) So what is good for you guys? Perhaps move the testing to Friday night? Or move it to Saturday night and keep the regular play on Fridays? Does anyone even want to try Sunday? Also, time zone basis.

    I think of a lot of peeps are based in U.S. Eastern, but I can't say for certain. While the events posted in Steam do adjust to your respective zone, I still wanna make this as easy as possible for the most people. So lemme hear what you think! These things (and more, soon) are for the benefit of our community. And that means letting us know how we can better help you.
     
  2. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    personally i tend to get up at nine, though im not partial to gaming as soon as i get up...
    however...the gameday started at 8 for me :(
     
  3. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    Yeah, I'm west coast, so gameday starts pretty early over here. It used to go from about 11 to 4 or so my time, which is 2-7 eastern. And it also depends if Colt has his server setup for gameday on Sunday.

    *Edit* So I got on steam, and it seems the gameday was already over, and I only just woke up at nine. :-/
     
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  4. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    lolz...yeah, i think i only made it to the last two maps
     
  5. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Well i guess it makes sense to make it a little later for the US lads. Timing is very convinient for EU based players (myself included) but it makes little sense to make it very convinient for one party and incredibly difficult for another.

    I'm pretty sure if you made it later it wouldn't bother those of us in the EU much. We'd just have to get our maps in a little earlier than those in the US that want to test theirs. Assuming it's any inconvinience for people here at all. Personally i'm up untill atleast 2-3am on weekend evenings so i'm not that bothered if it gets knocked back 2 to 3 hours.

    I don't know about anyone else based in the EU?
     
  6. Zeewier

    Zeewier L9: Fashionable Member

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    <- Netherlands

    1 - 3 hours later won't bother me. (TF2 crashing (3 times in a row) when trying to join the tf2m server does)
     
  7. Earl

    Earl L6: Sharp Member

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    I didn't wake up until gameday was over. I'd say mid afternoon EST would be a good time to hold them, because that's mid-to-late evening for people in Europe and the UK, and its late-morning-noon for people on the west coast.
     
  8. ChronoTriggerFan

    ChronoTriggerFan L7: Fancy Member

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    Waking up to play gameday at 7:00 am, not fun. What happened to gameday starting noon my time, or around that time, cause Arizona doesn't get daylight savings time and it screws alot of things like this up :/
     
  9. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    I'm for 1500 EST (2pm central, 1pm mountain, 12pm west coast, 8pm London) they don't have daylight savings in the UK so I'm not entirely sure how that all will work out.
     
  10. Banni

    Banni L1: Registered

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    Erm, yes we do, kinda. Right now we're in British Summer Time (GMT+1). ('British Summer', oh the irony!) In a few weeks before we move back an hour onto GMT for the winter.
     
  11. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Ah, my apologies. I thought I read somewhere that that was just something we Americans did to irritate the British.
     
  12. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Lol. It was braught in by the British so that Farmers got more time to work on their fields during the first world war. (As far as i'm aware).

    But i heard somewhere that it wasn't actually a brit that first suggested it. Benjamin Franklin? But i dunno. American's make wild claims to have invented or started most things. (No offence, i don't mean to belittle).

    One thing that does irritate the British how ever is how you go around misspelling words on purpose. Missing out u's, replacing s's with z's. Why?! There's no need.

    But getting a little OT here. :blushing:
     
  13. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    Why, we just like to make up COLORful stories ABOT Franklin being the world's greatest inventor!

    (personally, I prefer European spelling. And decimal dates.)
     
  14. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    I appreciate the feedback guys :) Our testing time has been bumped up a few hours. This time my goal is zero crashes, lol.