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Patch Times - no longer showing timezones

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Patch Times - no longer showing timezones
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DarthZak
03.26.2013 , 04:31 AM | #31
For those saying "Just math it yourself!"
I already have to keep track of 5 different time zones, it gets kinda rough with the abbreviations. To be honest if theyre not bothered with putting timezones in there any more then just put UTC in there and be done with it >_>
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LaynaTan
03.26.2013 , 04:42 AM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post

The problem with our old maintenance messaging is that it was very convoluted, just a bunch of information overload. Although I can appreciate how nice it is to have a lot of timezones listed, it creates more opportunities for us to mess up or for someone to read it incorrectly.

We feel that most players should be fairly quickly able to convert the time out of PDT and GMT to discern maintenance times.
Honestly, if it is so very simple, why are you worried about messing up on your end? Can't have it both way, Eric ^^.

I, too, think it a lot easier to just check the CET-time instead of now having to do the conversion, especially with the mentioned Daylight Saving mess coming up. Anyway, no use ranting about my wish to give up dayligth saving time, but I DO wish to have my timezone-info back ^^.

PS: By the way, thanks for at least keeping GMT in the list, I usually remember my GMT-difference...

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SoleMac
03.26.2013 , 05:01 AM | #33
Why dont you use CET (Central European Time) instead of GMT which is used by only one country ?

CET countries: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Vatican City, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Serbia-Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

GMT: UK

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AxeGaijin
03.26.2013 , 05:05 AM | #34
Everyone just learn Zulu time, problem solved.
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Przemo_No
03.26.2013 , 05:07 AM | #35
because it is easy for all of Europe to add this 1 hour, so British people can still feel very important cos their own time is considered "the primary " :
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LaynaTan
03.26.2013 , 05:08 AM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by SoleMac View Post
Why dont you use CET (Central European Time) instead of GMT which is used by only one country ?

CET countries: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Vatican City, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Serbia-Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

GMT: UK
I would say that's less EA/BW being silly than historical... Times are historically just calculated GMT +/- whatever the difference is, hence Greenwich MEAN time . Blame the British here for trying to colonize the world .
Just the reason I tend to keep track of GMT: People I met intermnationally usually knew their GMT-difference, too, so we each know "when" the other is.

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SoleMac
03.26.2013 , 05:23 AM | #37
GMT is outdated and inaccurate, sorry - blame Einstein & Atomic Clocks. But I do understand it may be too difficult for an insular state to do the math for CET.

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Turshek
03.26.2013 , 05:25 AM | #38
Quote: Originally Posted by SoleMac View Post
Why dont you use CET (Central European Time) instead of GMT which is used by only one country ?

CET countries: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Vatican City, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Serbia-Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

GMT: UK
except they use BST in the summer, which is not GMT.

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SoleMac
03.26.2013 , 05:27 AM | #39
Yeh right, they dont even use it ~50% of the year.

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Atramar
03.26.2013 , 05:30 AM | #40
Quote: Originally Posted by Sydexlic View Post
Do they even teach Geography in US schools? Or do they make you learn the names and capitals of your states and call it done?
Think just capitals and states... they even do show when kid who can tell all of them, plus spell a 8 letter word is called a genius.
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