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Node War Time for West Coast


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Seems like no one is talking about it, but node war starts at 5PM for west coast players, making this impossible to attend on time for anyone who has 9-5 job. I personally will most likely be missing the first hour of every node war. Does no one else have this problem?

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This means the west coast is not the majority.  Most eastrn are a little screwed if they have jobs or school the next day and require an earlier night, so they'll be missing the last hour.  Seems an acceptable trade-off.

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Or they could just make the wars shorter I guess. 

But there is no way to please everyone here.  Thats the take away.

It's during prime time.  Regardless of the time zone.  MST timezone is perfect.

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Well yeah but the options are this. Make node wars start at 10PM EST preventing entire east coast from playing. or leave it where it is because most players dont play on west coast. Sounds fair to me. Please the majority, not the minority. 

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Seems like no one is talking about it, but node war starts at 5PM for west coast players, making this impossible to attend on time for anyone who has 9-5 job. I personally will most likely be missing the first hour of every node war. Does no one else have this problem?

It's from 8-10 est. which is considered prime time in the US. This is when the most people across all four time zones are free. This is why your big tv shows and sports games start at these times. They picked the best time they could. Can't make everyone happy. 

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The manual is saying the node wars last 3 hours now... why was this changed from 2? 

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Well I was hoping it would be 9PM - 11PM EST, so 6PM - 8PM PST, that way it's only 1 hour later for east cost so it shouldn't affect their bedtime that much, and it wouldn't cut into west coast work hours, which cannot really be avoided.

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The manual is saying the node wars last 3 hours now... why was this changed from 2? 

I think that just means they can last up to 3 hours. 

If a guild goes in and destroys all it's competition for X node, that particular node might only take 30 minutes. 

What happens in the unlikely event that a node isn't contested? Does a winner default?

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  1. Node Wars are held from Sunday to Friday (6 days a week), from 20:00 to 23:00.(CEST for EU/ EDT for NA)

 

From the siege manual, so that is 5-8 PST

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  1. Node Wars are held from Sunday to Friday (6 days a week), from 20:00 to 23:00.(CEST for EU/ EDT for NA)

 

From the siege manual, so that is 5-8 PST

Interesting, another place on the guide it says it's 20:00 to 22:00.

But if it's 3 hours long, I guess it's not that bad to miss the first hour...

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Well I was hoping it would be 9PM - 11PM EST, so 6PM - 8PM PST, that way it's only 1 hour later for east cost so it shouldn't affect their bedtime that much, and it wouldn't cut into west coast work hours, which cannot really be avoided.

If people have to sleep early for work or school, that's something that can't be avoided either.  Just because your work schedule ends at 5 doesn't mean you have more importance.

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If people have to sleep early for work or school, that's something that can't be avoided either.  Just because your work schedule ends at 5 doesn't mean you have more importance.

Lol I don't think I have more importance, I just want to find compromise so that as many people can participate as possible.

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Lol I don't think I have more importance, I just want to find compromise so that as many people can participate as possible.

That's probably the current time schedules already.  They don't just pick them willy nilly.

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That's probably the current time schedules already.  They don't just pick them willy nilly.

Yea if that's the case, and it's 3 hours long, I am fine with it.

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You already have the servers ontop of you, let us have the node war times.

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They can easily make it one hour later, aka 6-9 PDT / 9-12 EDT, and still make everyone happy. Currently west coasters who have a regular job get completely shafted by this node war schedule. For me personally I worked extremely hard in this game in preparation for node wars and now I cannot make it to 5 out of 6 possible node war time slots. As a core member of a competitive guild I feel this is very unacceptable, as it almost completely defeats the purpose of me even playing this game.

Also come winter the schedule will become 4-7 PST / 7-10 EST, which will be even more ridiculous.

Please fix the time schedule by moving it 1 hour forward, or by spreading out the time slots every day so every one gets a chance, and adjust the schedule accordingly whenever we get/lose daylight savings.

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You already have the servers ontop of you, let us have the node war times.

Lol that's true. Guess that's good game balancing xD

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You already have the servers ontop of you, let us have the node war times.

No. Only a portion of the servers are located in San Jose. The rest are located in Atlanta IIRC.

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If people have to sleep early for work or school, that's something that can't be avoided either.  Just because your work schedule ends at 5 doesn't mean you have more importance.

That's completely incorrect.  It is a lot easier to skip an hour of sleep, than to skip an hour of work.

I'm in FL and have no problem staying up later, so it really doesn't matter to me.  But people with jobs on the West Coast get royally screwed by these times.  Daum should seriously consider pushing the weekday times back an hour.

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Why not have some nodes that have different war times?   I realize that would require coding.  My guild happens to have a lot of daytime players so those people are left out as well.  Many people come home from work and have to deal with their families etc.  There is no perfect time for all but the same time for all battles is quite restrictive and only allow a certain set of players to participate.  With so many nodes vary the times. 

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The best way would be to rotate the times and then rotate the regions on a cycle.

week 1

serendia-est | bal-central | cal-pst | med-mountain etc

week2

bal-est | val-central | med-pst | serendia-mountain

etc

That way bigger guilds will always have coverage and stablity while having more members participate and smaller guilds can follow their timezones.

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They can easily make it one hour later, aka 6-9 PDT / 9-12 EDT, and still make everyone happy. Currently west coasters who have a regular job get completely shafted by this node war schedule. For me personally I worked extremely hard in this game in preparation for node wars and now I cannot make it to 5 out of 6 possible node war time slots. As a core member of a competitive guild I feel this is very unacceptable, as it almost completely defeats the purpose of me even playing this game.

Also come winter the schedule will become 4-7 PST / 7-10 EST, which will be even more ridiculous.

Please fix the time schedule by moving it 1 hour forward, or by spreading out the time slots every day so every one gets a chance, and adjust the schedule accordingly whenever we get/lose daylight savings.

Uh, no. I'm east coast and must get up at 5:30 am every weekday to make it to work. Making anything go to midnight on a workday is ridiculous. They picked the prime time in the US. Same time everything else important happens during the weekdays entertainment wise. They are just doing what is normal for every other entertainment outlet in the US.

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Seems like no one is talking about it, but node war starts at 5PM for west coast players, making this impossible to attend on time for anyone who has 9-5 job. I personally will most likely be missing the first hour of every node war. Does no one else have this problem?

So let's move it to 8 west coast, so players on east coast have to be in bed instead?

The US is a big country, we gotta deal with it. For some reason servers are all on west coast so east coast players get -----ed on ping, but times used are east coast so west coast players gotta get home early. Aka, no one is happy.

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No. Only a portion of the servers are located in San Jose. The rest are located in Atlanta IIRC.

that's never even been hinted to us. Those servers are all west coast as per the official announcement. Which is why players like myself (who even live in GA) get garbage ping to the servers.

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So let's move it to 8 west coast, so players on east coast have to be in bed instead?

Where did I say I want it to start 8PM PST? My guild has a lot of east coast players, I don't want to screw them over. I only wanted it to move by 1 hour.

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