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Donít miss our Double XP Weekend: March 14 Ė 17!

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Donít miss our Double XP Weekend: March 14 Ė 17!
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Eillack
03.12.2014 , 08:57 PM | #11
Darn, too bad that's this weekend. I'll be taking part in ESO's testing instead.
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Oxidsed
03.12.2014 , 10:56 PM | #12
Yay... but very upset.

For us in AEST time zone (Australiasia) - it starts 5am Sat, and ends 6pm Mon... which means we only get 2 prime times (sat night and sun night - it ends just before the monday prime time starts).

US and Europe get 3 prime times (fri night, sat night, sun night).

So thanks Bioware, not only do we get server maintenance in prime time every other tuesday, now we get jibbed on 1/3 of our double XP!!?!?!?!

And don't suggest that the whole 61 hrs is available - when you work full time and have a family, not all that time is available to play - evenings once kids are asleep is the time that is available, and AEST just got ripped off.

The total time for any special event (like this or gree/bountys) should ALWAYS be a multiple of 24 hrs so ALL time zones get an equal chance to participate. When it is not a multiple of 24 hrs, somewhere someone misses out... this time (again!) it is AEST.

Bioware, please adjust the finish time to be Monday, March 17, 2014 11AM PDT / 6PM GMT - 72 hours after it starts.

...or you could bring the start forward to capture our Friday night - either way, we should get 3 prime time evenings like everyone else, not 2.

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Lyshar
03.13.2014 , 12:57 AM | #13
Don't know when it is, as usual BW match doesn't add up

STARTS: Friday, March 14, 2014, 11AM PDT / 6PM GMT
ENDS: Monday, March 17, 2014, 12AM PDT / 7AM GMT

So US get pretty much 3 days, EU gets 2.5?

Quote: Originally Posted by Oxidsed View Post
The total time for any special event (like this or gree/bountys) should ALWAYS be a multiple of 24 hrs so ALL time zones get an equal chance to participate. When it is not a multiple of 24 hrs, somewhere someone misses out... this time (again!) it is AEST.
For events it used to start / end ON the weekly reset, so that's not the issue though I do agree. However with said events they moved the time to before the reset a few months ago, meaning some people can get more out of each event (like the tokens to buy special event gear).

And like mentioned above, as BW can't tell time very well (They get it wrong way more often than they get it right), making things last for a multitude of 24 hours does make it easier for them.
Never saw that second part of subscriber appreciation we were supposed to get Fall 2013, he said we'd feel appreciated.
That can't have been the case as I can't even recall getting the CC part of it (which doesn't really help with that anyway).

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Hero-Engine
03.13.2014 , 09:20 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Eillack View Post
Darn, too bad that's this weekend. I'll be taking part in ESO's testing instead.
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EricMusco
03.13.2014 , 09:42 AM | #15 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Quote: Originally Posted by Dan_Loto View Post
Why is this: ?
Hey Dan_Loto,

You pose a good question, "Why is this?" and I have an interesting answer for you, it actually isn't .

There was a little bit of confusion when that copy was being written for the page. You will earn double experience for your character when you play Galactic Starfighter, that page has incorrect information on it and I am working on getting it removed.

What you will not get is double Requisition for your ship. That is why that line was there, although clearly it comes across the wrong way so we will get it removed. Again to reiterate, you will earn double experience when playing Galactic Starfighter, you will not earn double Requisition.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

-eric
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Icebergy
03.13.2014 , 11:10 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Eillack View Post
Darn, too bad that's this weekend. I'll be taking part in ESO's testing instead.
Don't bother, you'll just uninstall it after like 15mins anyways.
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GatorAndy
03.13.2014 , 11:18 AM | #17
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Don't suppose you happen to have a link to the post a dev (Eric, I believe) made during one of the last two events about how the XP was calculated during double XP weekends? I was searching the forums for it to provide an example to someone.

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Avorniel
03.13.2014 , 11:19 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Eillack View Post
Darn, too bad that's this weekend. I'll be taking part in ESO's testing instead.
Same and I would miss it anyways I tend to stay away from xp boost weekends in any MMO's seem's to make the muppet's more active than normal,which normally results in 1 to many encounter's which never ends well.
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Dan_Loto
03.13.2014 , 01:14 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey Dan_Loto,

You pose a good question, "Why is this?" and I have an interesting answer for you, it actually isn't .

(...)
-eric
I'm happy now! My friend hasn't played TOR in awhile and he's coming back for the double xp this weekend, and I want to get him in a cockpit for the first time and watch him get vaped.

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Eillack
03.13.2014 , 03:09 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Icebergy View Post
Don't bother, you'll just uninstall it after like 15mins anyways.
I've done over 50 hours so far on ESO, I'm not uninstalling it haha; I've had more fun there than in swtor the past 2+ years, and it felt like it was put together much better than swtor. Then there's the crafting, better environments, freedom, customization, etc.

Would have liked to have one of my alts gain a few levels this weekend in that I tend to PvP on with my fellow guildmates' lower alts, oh well, I have enough rested xp to last a very long time.
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Quote: Originally Posted by BruceMaclean View Post
..I think it's ultimately our fault for not communicating enough.