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Can we please alternate time zones to offer PST player a better start time.  Many can't play because it is far to early in the day.  Through the event alternate back and forth so all players are served equally.  On beautiful summers days there is no way many folks are going to sit inside at a computer to game.

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The more time slots they offer, the more split the player pool becomes and the less teams the MM has to put you against. 

If I am doing the time conversion right, the PST window for NA would be 5pm - 9pm.  Seems pretty reasonable.  If they run it much later people would be complaining that they would miss the ending hours of it because they need to get up early for work, spend time with kids, whatever.

No matter what time slots they choose, it's going to run into scheduling problems with some people but splitting it becomes a problem for the game.

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25 minutes ago, Willawaw said:

Can we please alternate time zones to offer PST player a better start time.  Many can't play because it is far to early in the day.  Through the event alternate back and forth so all players are served equally.  On beautiful summers days there is no way many folks are going to sit inside at a computer to game.

Non of this is a WG problem. This is all a YOU problem. Your making the choice to be outside and not play the game. Your choosing not to play the last hour or two of the cb time frame. Half my clan is west coast and they find the time. Whats your excuse?? If the CB time frame starts any later east coasters get screwed so things aren't going to change. This is why being a mid-westerner is amazing. I get the best of both coasts AND great internet connections to any place on the continent.

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22 minutes ago, Burnsy said:

The more time slots they offer, the more split the player pool becomes and the less teams the MM has to put you against. 

If I am doing the time conversion right, the PST window for NA would be 5pm - 9pm.  Seems pretty reasonable.  If they run it much later people would be complaining that they would miss the ending hours of it because they need to get up early for work, spend time with kids, whatever.

No matter what time slots they choose, it's going to run into scheduling problems with some people but splitting it becomes a problem for the game.

4:30 - 8:30 PST 

7:30 - 11:30 EST 

 

I preferred it when it was 30 minutes ahead, 8 to 12 am EST . 

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It's been an issue for a very long time. Nothing is going to be done. The west part of the country just gets the short end of the stick. 

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2 hours ago, Willawaw said:

Can we please alternate time zones to offer PST player a better start time.  Many can't play because it is far to early in the day.  Through the event alternate back and forth so all players are served equally.  On beautiful summers days there is no way many folks are going to sit inside at a computer to game.

can we please also cater for the other 30 or so timezones that may or may not also have to choose between ships and non-ship activities.

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Just alternate not every night or whole weekends, but throw us west coasters a more favourable playing time now and then.

4 hours ago, Dareios said:

can we please also cater for the other 30 or so timezones that may or may not also have to choose between ships and non-ship activities.

What the heck you talking about? There are 24 time zones globally. We are playing on the NA server with 2 time zones that will cater to both coasts and all in between.  Currently it is biased towards EST.  

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6 hours ago, MackDye said:

Non of this is a WG problem. This is all a YOU problem. Your making the choice to be outside and not play the game. Your choosing not to play the last hour or two of the cb time frame. Half my clan is west coast and they find the time. Whats your excuse?? If the CB time frame starts any later east coasters get screwed so things aren't going to change. This is why being a mid-westerner is amazing. I get the best of both coasts AND great internet connections to any place on the continent.

Some of us do have a life that takes precedence over gaming.  And why the personal attack mode? Holy trollfest dude!  Be a little more objective in your critique and far less attack dog mode we have enough of those in the world.  

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46 minutes ago, Willawaw said:

Just alternate not every night or whole weekends, but throw us west coasters a more favourable playing time now and then.

What the heck you talking about? There are 24 time zones globally. We are playing on the NA server with 2 time zones that will cater to both coasts and all in between.  Currently it is biased towards EST.  

There are 9 different time zones in the US by law.  There are effectively 6 different time zones in practice, each with different current times.  EST is the most populated timezone in the US, at nearly 50% of the population density in that single zone, which is why they chose it.  The other half of the people, are all split up between the remaining 5 time zones.

It's not a bias, it simply makes the most sense for the most people, by a land slide.

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22 minutes ago, Willawaw said:

Some of us do have a life that takes precedence over gaming.  And why the personal attack mode? Holy trollfest dude!  Be a little more objective in your critique and far less attack dog mode we have enough of those in the world.  

Your life situation is not everyone else's.  If you have real life things that get in the way of the selected time slots, that's unhappy but you need to understand that everyone's situation is different. 

If they move them around, it will be better from some players (like you perhaps) but will suddenly cause a problem for a bunch of other players.

They can't add more slots without splitting the already small player base for Clan Battles.  They have to pick one slot and they can't make everyone happy.

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20 minutes ago, Willawaw said:

Just alternate not every night or whole weekends, but throw us west coasters a more favourable playing time now and then.

What the heck you talking about? There are 24 time zones globally. We are playing on the NA server with 2 time zones that will cater to both coasts and all in between.  Currently it is biased towards EST.  

There are currently 37.

https://www.timeanddate.com/time/current-number-time-zones.html

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I will say this again CB's should be one 24hr period on a weekend. Only two days a month.

Pre announced one week in advance. Participate as long as you like in these time periods. Allow Merc's to fill in the Clan rosters.

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1 hour ago, Willawaw said:

Just alternate not every night or whole weekends, but throw us west coasters a more favourable playing time now and then.

What the heck you talking about? There are 24 time zones globally. We are playing on the NA server with 2 time zones that will cater to both coasts and all in between.  Currently it is biased towards EST.  

go look around. a lot of places 'zone' on the half hour, or even 15 minute differences. the date line adds more. as does various versions of daylight savings.

Stop thinking America is the only place in the world. People from all over the GLOBE play on the NA SERVER. Its 0900 here, in winter, and Im getting ready for CW.

 

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7 hours ago, Willawaw said:

On beautiful summers days there is no way many folks are going to sit inside at a computer to game.

It's precisely one zillion degrees outside here in Southern California, what is this beautiful summer day you speak of?

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