Does AC/CoF exp dungeons take place at night?

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Posted by: Rage The Numbers.7943

Rage The Numbers.7943

To keep this short, I’ll get to the point.

I want to maximize my efficiency running AC exp and CoF exp. I notice that my AC weapons glow while I’m in those dungeons. AC weapons only glow at night. I’d like to put a universally efficient Sigil on one weapon, Superior Sigil of the Night, but I am not sure if the damage would be equal to having two individual weapons, one for AC with Ghost Slaying and another for CoF for Flame Legion Slaying.

Thoughts?

tl:dr Are AC and CoF nighttime?

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Posted by: Twill.6217

Twill.6217

AC and CoF are both underground – it’s always a night time there… so, yes.

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Posted by: Ethics.4519

Ethics.4519

AC and CoF are both underground – it’s always a night time there… so, yes.

Are you positive? That seems more like just making an assumption. I could go underground right now but it would still be daytime.

I’m assuming that nighttime/daytime is based off of server time.

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Posted by: Rage The Numbers.7943

Rage The Numbers.7943

I’ve decided to test something out.

According to the wiki, the time cycle is possible the following:

“Currently, the cycle lasts 2 hours with 80 minutes of day and 40 minutes of night, but this is subject to change before release.”

With that said, I am currently sitting in AC Exp with my sword out. I’m keeping an eye on it for the next 2 hours. But even if it glows blue the entire time, it is still not a definitive answer. If a dungeon was mapped as perma-night, does the Sigil of the Night still work?

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Posted by: Rising Dusk.2408

Rising Dusk.2408

I know in a past update, they made AC weapons glow in underground situations as well. I believe they did this because people were sad that they weren’t able to experience the glow of the weapons, but no one can say for certain. I have no idea whether this affects Sigil of the Night or not, all I know is that certain dungeons will always have AC weapons glowing all of the time.

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Posted by: Rage The Numbers.7943

Rage The Numbers.7943

I know in a past update, they made AC weapons glow in underground situations as well. I believe they did this because people were sad that they weren’t able to experience the glow of the weapons, but no one can say for certain. I have no idea whether this affects Sigil of the Night or not, all I know is that certain dungeons will always have AC weapons glowing all of the time.

Awesome, thanks for this info. I’m going to test this next to confirm.

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Posted by: Yareon.2835

Yareon.2835

Pick a weapon without attack bonus sigils, go into AC, attack the first breeder with autoattack and write down your average damage (separating non-critical hits from critical hits).
Put the sigil on the weapon, re-enter AC and write down the new value.
If the damage is the same it is day (or the sigil is bugged).
If you do more damage, redo it every 30 minutes for a couple of times to be sure it doesn’t switch to day. If you do it without exiting the dungeon it’s better.

Anyway I presume it’s always night in some dungeon (like AC)

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Posted by: RedStar.4218

RedStar.4218

Use a stuffed Zucchini to try that. http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Stuffed_Zucchini

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Posted by: Yareon.2835

Yareon.2835

Use a stuffed Zucchini to try that. http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Stuffed_Zucchini

Wow, didn’t know that one. It’s surely faster and less expensive that my idea XD

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Posted by: Rage The Numbers.7943

Rage The Numbers.7943

I’m going to try it out later tonight and report back. Awesome suggestion!

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Posted by: Robert Hrouda.1327

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Different dungeons have different set times that do not progress with the normal day/night cycle. So they will always be a specific time no matter what.
Some are day, and some are night.

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Posted by: Rising Dusk.2408

Rising Dusk.2408

Does each different Fractal get treated as a different time of day in a similar manner? So, for instance, the Solid Ocean Fractal would be night due to there being stars out, the Cliffside fractal would be day, and the Underground Facility fractal would be night due to the underground nature of the area? Is there any way you could confirm which dungeons/fractals are which time of day (day/night) so that we can document it on the wiki?

Thanks for your corroboration either way, Rob. We always appreciate it.

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Posted by: Rage The Numbers.7943

Rage The Numbers.7943

Different dungeons have different set times that do not progress with the normal day/night cycle. So they will always be a specific time no matter what.
Some are day, and some are night.

Thank you for taking the time to clarify this for us. It is much appreciated.

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Posted by: Robert Hrouda.1327

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The fractals currently are in a day cycle, although I see the potential to change it so that the times get properly reflected. If I manage to find time for it, I’ll try to get a fix in for it.
As for explaining which are which for dungeons, I’ll leave that to the community to do.

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Posted by: Rising Dusk.2408

Rising Dusk.2408

Yes, yes, ever the community’s job to answer questions about the game as the developer looks at the code with all the answers and cackles.

Thanks again for the clarification about the Fractal ToD situation, though. Would be a nice fix, but yeah, I’m sure you’re a busy fellow and have more pressing nuts to crack for the January update.

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Posted by: Dempsey.8760

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Yeah, he could have typed an answer in the amount of time it took to tell us that he wasn’t going to but sure.

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Posted by: Illconceived Was Na.9781

Illconceived Was Na.9781

Yeah, he could have typed an answer in the amount of time it took to tell us that he wasn’t going to but sure.

ANet always prefers somethings to be left for research by players. And some players love figuring that stuff out and posting it on the wiki. So, he “could have,” but I’m glad he chose to leave it up to us.

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Posted by: Kami.7369

Kami.7369

Yeah, he could have typed an answer in the amount of time it took to tell us that he wasn’t going to but sure.

ANet always prefers somethings to be left for research by players. And some players love figuring that stuff out and posting it on the wiki. So, he “could have,” but I’m glad he chose to leave it up to us.

Walk into each dungeon with a weapon from AC. It’ll be figured out real quick, since the AC weapons only glow at night.

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Posted by: Exavion.2564

Exavion.2564

The fractals currently are in a day cycle, although I see the potential to change it so that the times get properly reflected. If I manage to find time for it, I’ll try to get a fix in for it.
As for explaining which are which for dungeons, I’ll leave that to the community to do.

Thanks for letting us know.. I was going to build an off-hand Night sigil weapon for adding some damage when ranging, but I see it will be useless in FotM.

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Posted by: Robert Hrouda.1327

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Thanks for letting us know.. I was going to build an off-hand Night sigil weapon for adding some damage when ranging, but I see it will be useless in FotM.

Oh hey, this thread.
UPDATE: I added day for day fractals, and night for night fractals. The time will not change when you are in a fractal, but certain fractals will be day time or night time.

EDIT
This will happen in the January Content Patch.

(edited by Robert Hrouda.1327)

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Posted by: Nemui.6753

Nemui.6753

Oh hey, this thread.
UPDATE: I added day for day fractals, and night for night fractals. The time will not change when you are in a fractal, but certain fractals will be day time or night time.

as always, coming with the next big release? meaning the end of january one in this case?