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Posted by: Hakkero.7120

Hakkero.7120

It is currently 7am PST on the 28th which means the patch will launch sometime in the next 17 hours.

I will post periodic updates for people that do not understand time zones

Listen, stop being conceited.

It’s not about people not understanding timezones, it’s about announcing to a global (please understand this includes places outside of the USA) audience than an update will happen on the 28th when it in fact won’t.

The problem is that people need to understand that Anet’s times are based on PST which is the server’s time. But people assume that the time they say is according to the time zone they live. So the moment it hits 12 am on the 28th wherever they live they expect the patch out at that moment.

Meaning that for the patch to hit exactly the instant it hits the 28th on the planet earth, Anet would have to be in their office working at 10am on sunday.

I understand that fine.

What I don’t understand is what’s so hard about typing “28th Jan USA, 29th everywhere else”

Rather than “28th of Jan”.

Understand?

Just knowing how timezones work would immediately tell you when to expect it. I don’t think there’s a need to put EXPECT IT ON THE 28th Western Hemisphere/29th Eastern Hemisphere when announcing the date.

Good grief, it’s argue with the moron brigade time again.

Look, it’s a global game. If they have a release advertised at 28th January with no qualifying arguments, then that kinda infers that it will be released at some point on the 28th of January for everyone that can read the announcement.

If it is not going to reach live status by the time the 28th ends outside of the US, they should tell people, because, once again, it’s a global game and not just for the USA. Global = places all around the world.

Understanding time zones doesn’t matter – if a company says “released on the 28th”, only has one site for the whole world, then that would mean it releases on the 28th, for the whole world.

I don’t even mind if they say “it might be the 29th for EU / AUS / ASIA”, at least they’re acknowledging the other 50/60% of their playerbase.

That last statement pretty much sums it up, but for those out there who are struggling in their attempts to “appear right”, I’ll break it down for you:

Time zone “A” and time zone “B” are on opposite sides of the planet.
Person in time zone “A” reads “patch on Jan 28th” on their native website.
Person in time zone “B” reads ""patch on Jan 28th" on their native website as well.

NOW do you all see the issue some others have been well justified in pointing out?

Yes, I understand that Anet could have put 28th/29th.

But person in time zone “A” who lives in the same time zone will be like "Okay, so it’ll be out before 11:59 PM my time.

While the person in time zone “B” will be like “Okay, so it’ll be out before 3:59 AM for me tomorrow”

I’m sorry but knowing Time Zones do matter. It’s not hard at all to know how this works and shouldn’t be an excuse to complain because people are to ignorant to understand that Anet doesn’t revolve around their local time.

That’s a bit obtuse. I don’t see evidence of anyone here expecting Anet to “revolve around their local time”- in fact exactly the opposite. They are simply asking, “when?” It’s really not too much to ask when you have the same thing posted on all websites. Oh, I’m sorry, did we give up our rights to ask simple questions and question the decisions of Anet when we signed up for accounts? Forums are here for people to ask questions, let them live.

I’m all for questions hell I’ll even some questions which I know the answer too, I’m just tired of the complaining of those who say “It’s the 28th where I live, where’s the patch?” Then blame Anet and complain that “They should have just said it would be out on the 29th for EU/SEA.”

Lack of common sense does not give the right to complain.
Hell even I’m assuming the patch release on either the 28th or 29th for me and I’m 3 hours ahead of the server’s time.

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Posted by: Gaudrath.6725

Gaudrath.6725

It is currently 7am PST on the 28th which means the patch will launch sometime in the next 17 hours.

I will post periodic updates for people that do not understand time zones

Listen, stop being conceited.

It’s not about people not understanding timezones, it’s about announcing to a global (please understand this includes places outside of the USA) audience than an update will happen on the 28th when it in fact won’t.

It seems to me that you are the one who doesn’t understand the concept of a global audience. Or would you like ANet in the future to set their release dates as “28th-ish”?

It is just a patch update. What, everyone has to know the exact minute the patch is going to go live? And then complains about that? Talk about first world problems…

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Posted by: Vol.5241

Vol.5241

I find it hilarious people are so worked up in regards to the patch time. If Arenanet were to delay it by 1 minute past midnight I’m sure we’d have the second coming of WW3 here.

But of course we’ll all forget about it a week from now.

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Posted by: ZaxanRazor.6235

ZaxanRazor.6235

So would you be fine if on the US it said “update on the 28th” but it actually rolled out on the 29th because haha timezone and we couldn’t be arsed to communicate clearly with all of our customers, just those that live in the same zone as us!

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Layka.7465

Incredible, a lot of interesting threads with zero comments, and this stupid thread that tomorrow will disappear have 5 pages, amazing

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Posted by: ZaxanRazor.6235

ZaxanRazor.6235

It is currently 7am PST on the 28th which means the patch will launch sometime in the next 17 hours.

I will post periodic updates for people that do not understand time zones

Listen, stop being conceited.

It’s not about people not understanding timezones, it’s about announcing to a global (please understand this includes places outside of the USA) audience than an update will happen on the 28th when it in fact won’t.

It seems to me that you are the one who doesn’t understand the concept of a global audience. Or would you like ANet in the future to set their release dates as “28th-ish”?

It is just a patch update. What, everyone has to know the exact minute the patch is going to go live? And then complains about that? Talk about first world problems…

What manner of kitten backward logic is this? I don’t understand the term “global audience” because I expect dates to be correct globally rather than one specific region?

Is it so hard to understand;

USA: 28th
rest of the world: 29th

???

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Posted by: Gaudrath.6725

Gaudrath.6725

So would you be fine if on the US it said “update on the 28th” but it actually rolled out on the 29th because haha timezone and we couldn’t be arsed to communicate clearly with all of our customers, just those that live in the same zone as us!

Why yes, I would. Because haha I don’t care about the exact minute and second the patch goes live since my life doesn’t revolve around GW2.

Besides, don’t you like surprises? :p

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Posted by: LTBK.1024

LTBK.1024

Again, it even states on the EU VERSIONS OF THE GUILD WARS 2 PAGES that launch is the 28th. THESE ARE PAGES SPECIFIC TO THE EU.

So we should expect it on the 28th because our own pages have that information correct?

Reposting this part for the last time. I hope that you all understand once and for all that we aren’t talking just about what does it say on the english page/forums.

Also, just to note it again, dates and times were localized for previous events. Why not for this one? Why all this confusion and why can’t they simply clarify it as requested?

At least this thread will hopefully serve some purpose and remind them about this specific issue for the next time we get some dates.

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Posted by: Gaudrath.6725

Gaudrath.6725

It is currently 7am PST on the 28th which means the patch will launch sometime in the next 17 hours.

I will post periodic updates for people that do not understand time zones

Listen, stop being conceited.

It’s not about people not understanding timezones, it’s about announcing to a global (please understand this includes places outside of the USA) audience than an update will happen on the 28th when it in fact won’t.

It seems to me that you are the one who doesn’t understand the concept of a global audience. Or would you like ANet in the future to set their release dates as “28th-ish”?

It is just a patch update. What, everyone has to know the exact minute the patch is going to go live? And then complains about that? Talk about first world problems…

What manner of kitten backward logic is this? I don’t understand the term “global audience” because I expect dates to be correct globally rather than one specific region?

Is it so hard to understand;

USA: 28th
rest of the world: 29th

???

OR, 28th PST, or whatever they use. You know, when they want to not have to type the exact time and date for the entire globe. Sort of the reason the whole thing was invented.

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Posted by: Dra Keln.2015

Dra Keln.2015

Just like to ask if anyone’s considered the update might ACTUALLY BE HERE ON THE 28th for EU? I know, crazy. There are two possibilities. Update comes out before midnight UTC. We get new dailies for tomorrow. Seeing as the majority of this content is laurels we get to start it tomorrow. Possibility two. The patch comes out after midnight and laurels start the 30th. We still all get to start working on the major update point at the same time, regardless of world location.

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Posted by: Vol.5241

Vol.5241

Again, it even states on the EU VERSIONS OF THE GUILD WARS 2 PAGES that launch is the 28th. THESE ARE PAGES SPECIFIC TO THE EU.

So we should expect it on the 28th because our own pages have that information correct?

Reposting this part for the last time. I hope that you all understand once and for all that we aren’t talking just about what does it say on the english page/forums.

Also, just to note it again, dates and times were localized for previous events. Why not for this one? Why all this confusion and why can’t they simply clarify it as requested?

At least this thread will hopefully serve some purpose and remind them about this specific issue for the next time we get some dates.

I doubt Arenanet cares about people who get all worked up over a patch day. Besides, all you crazy folks will just forget about it by tomorrow.

Just like no one remembers patch day in November – do you?

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Posted by: Gaudrath.6725

Gaudrath.6725

Seems to me someone took a day off work on the wrong date and are kinda upset about it… :p

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Posted by: ZaxanRazor.6235

ZaxanRazor.6235

So would you be fine if on the US it said “update on the 28th” but it actually rolled out on the 29th because haha timezone and we couldn’t be arsed to communicate clearly with all of our customers, just those that live in the same zone as us!

Why yes, I would. Because haha I don’t care about the exact minute and second the patch goes live since my life doesn’t revolve around GW2.

Besides, don’t you like surprises? :p

Minute = day now?

The logic, it hurts.

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Posted by: ZaxanRazor.6235

ZaxanRazor.6235

It is currently 7am PST on the 28th which means the patch will launch sometime in the next 17 hours.

I will post periodic updates for people that do not understand time zones

Listen, stop being conceited.

It’s not about people not understanding timezones, it’s about announcing to a global (please understand this includes places outside of the USA) audience than an update will happen on the 28th when it in fact won’t.

It seems to me that you are the one who doesn’t understand the concept of a global audience. Or would you like ANet in the future to set their release dates as “28th-ish”?

It is just a patch update. What, everyone has to know the exact minute the patch is going to go live? And then complains about that? Talk about first world problems…

What manner of kitten backward logic is this? I don’t understand the term “global audience” because I expect dates to be correct globally rather than one specific region?

Is it so hard to understand;

USA: 28th
rest of the world: 29th

???

OR, 28th PST, or whatever they use. You know, when they want to not have to type the exact time and date for the entire globe. Sort of the reason the whole thing was invented.

Yes, because typing three lines is so much extra work and planning as opposed to typing one vague, unclear line?

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Posted by: exocet.6308

exocet.6308

Get technical and specific all you like. For me? bottom line is I have to wait less than 24 hours. I might live a day longer than all of you because I do not get worked up by any of you imbeciles and waste my time arguing over the internet. Peace out.

P.S. Well I guess I might get hit by a bus and die young, but you get my point. Be calm and think straight, what’s the maximum consequence of a single day’s delay?

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Posted by: Riler.9025

Riler.9025

Sorry, but you have to be a special kind of stupid not to realize they will launch the update on the 28th in the timezone the company is based.

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Posted by: Gaudrath.6725

Gaudrath.6725

It is currently 7am PST on the 28th which means the patch will launch sometime in the next 17 hours.

I will post periodic updates for people that do not understand time zones

Listen, stop being conceited.

It’s not about people not understanding timezones, it’s about announcing to a global (please understand this includes places outside of the USA) audience than an update will happen on the 28th when it in fact won’t.

It seems to me that you are the one who doesn’t understand the concept of a global audience. Or would you like ANet in the future to set their release dates as “28th-ish”?

It is just a patch update. What, everyone has to know the exact minute the patch is going to go live? And then complains about that? Talk about first world problems…

What manner of kitten backward logic is this? I don’t understand the term “global audience” because I expect dates to be correct globally rather than one specific region?

Is it so hard to understand;

USA: 28th
rest of the world: 29th

???

OR, 28th PST, or whatever they use. You know, when they want to not have to type the exact time and date for the entire globe. Sort of the reason the whole thing was invented.

Yes, because typing three lines is so much extra work and planning as opposed to typing one vague, unclear line?

1. That is the standard way of announcing global dates.

2. Seems you’re pretty much the only one to whom this is unclear. Also, ANet is based in the US. When they say 28th, it means their time, not yours. This is a basic skill when living in a global society, master it and quit complaining about two extra lines of text like horrible things are going to happen if they get it “wrong” again.

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Posted by: ZaxanRazor.6235

ZaxanRazor.6235

Get technical and specific all you like. For me? bottom line is I have to wait less than 24 hours. I might live a day longer than all of you because I do not get worked up by any of you imbeciles and waste my time arguing over the internet. Peace out.

P.S. Well I guess I might get hit by a bus and die young, but you get my point. Be calm and think straight, what’s the maximum consequence of a single day’s delay?

Well nothing – I’m not getting worked up over when the patch hits.

1) I would like Anet to be more specific and consistent with dates.

2) The only part that gets me worked up is the ignorance of posters who just seem unable to grasp why giving customers the wrong date isn’t perfect business practice.

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Posted by: LTBK.1024

LTBK.1024

Again, it even states on the EU VERSIONS OF THE GUILD WARS 2 PAGES that launch is the 28th. THESE ARE PAGES SPECIFIC TO THE EU.

So we should expect it on the 28th because our own pages have that information correct?

Reposting this part for the last time. I hope that you all understand once and for all that we aren’t talking just about what does it say on the english page/forums.

Also, just to note it again, dates and times were localized for previous events. Why not for this one? Why all this confusion and why can’t they simply clarify it as requested?

At least this thread will hopefully serve some purpose and remind them about this specific issue for the next time we get some dates.

I doubt Arenanet cares about people who get all worked up over a patch day. Besides, all you crazy folks will just forget about it by tomorrow.

Just like no one remembers patch day in November – do you?

I’m not really worked out, really. I’m just pointing out what the problem is, and stating my opinion (as many others do). It’s in Anet’s best interest as a business to take note of it and try to clarify it in a proper way.

There’s really a communication problem here, and I don’t know why is it so wrong for some people that we point it out and ask for some clarification in a civil manner… without being trolled or laughed at by some users. You know, the purpose for the existence of these discussion forums and all.

Also, I don’t really care when does the patch come, mind you. But I would really like that the information stated on the sites would be correct.

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Posted by: ZaxanRazor.6235

ZaxanRazor.6235

It is currently 7am PST on the 28th which means the patch will launch sometime in the next 17 hours.

I will post periodic updates for people that do not understand time zones

Listen, stop being conceited.

It’s not about people not understanding timezones, it’s about announcing to a global (please understand this includes places outside of the USA) audience than an update will happen on the 28th when it in fact won’t.

It seems to me that you are the one who doesn’t understand the concept of a global audience. Or would you like ANet in the future to set their release dates as “28th-ish”?

It is just a patch update. What, everyone has to know the exact minute the patch is going to go live? And then complains about that? Talk about first world problems…

What manner of kitten backward logic is this? I don’t understand the term “global audience” because I expect dates to be correct globally rather than one specific region?

Is it so hard to understand;

USA: 28th
rest of the world: 29th

???

OR, 28th PST, or whatever they use. You know, when they want to not have to type the exact time and date for the entire globe. Sort of the reason the whole thing was invented.

Yes, because typing three lines is so much extra work and planning as opposed to typing one vague, unclear line?

1. That is the standard way of announcing global dates.

2. Seems you’re pretty much the only one to whom this is unclear. Also, ANet is based in the US. When they say 28th, it means their time, not yours. This is a basic skill when living in a global society, master it and quit complaining about two extra lines of text like horrible things are going to happen if they get it “wrong” again.

Sigh.

THEY ALSO SAY ON THE EU SPECIFIC AND LOCALISED PAGES THAT THE PATCH LAUNCHES ON THE 28TH.

Clear?

If it launches on the 29th, do we have a point then? Like all the other times?

Christ.

Also, look at other MMOs, it’s not the “standard” way of announcing dates. The rest of your post you seem to have made up yourself without any relevance to anything else in the thread.

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Posted by: Chuo.4238

Chuo.4238

“When it’s done.”

:D

Let’s all report this user for trolling

Yus! I agree…

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Posted by: Sidekick.2509

Sidekick.2509

Actually to those pointing out how this thread will be gone very shortly after the patch rolls out: you shoulda seen FUncom’s age of failanan forums when their khitai expansion got pushed back by something close to 24 hours iirc… thing lit on fire and was actually very, very entertaining, even if 10 more pages got added to the pile in the time it took to read just 1…

Since that particular one I kinda wonder if the devs save things like this for humor lol (even though this one is rather pedestrian by comparison)

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Posted by: nethykins.7986

nethykins.7986

“When it’s done.”

:D

Let’s all report this user for trolling

Yus! I agree…

Oh…were we not supposed to?

:P

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Posted by: Jeffrey Vaughn

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Jeffrey Vaughn

Content Designer

The current plan is to release the update sometime before midnight PST (GMT – 8:00).

I can’t get any more specific than that, sorry.

Closing this thread since it’s generally devolved into a debate over time zones.