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Simple point, i work evenings so i generally get all my playtime in during the day, however whenever there's any of this rare 'scheduled' downtime, it's smack bang in the middle of the GMT day - Surely it's possible to make this downtime 12-3 PST making it, 8-11 GMT which cushions the blow slightly. I'm aware it's a minor thing to nerd-rage at but, i dont get a great deal of play time, then when i get a free day (up until work) to eat half of it with downtime.

Basically, i really cannot see the relevance of the PST times, shifting them back a few hours isn't going to make a great deal of difference because 8/10 players will be in bed anyway. I doubt Cryptic will even glance at this post however, maybe someone out there cares!

Perhaps there isn't a 'weekly' maintenance - making one day ever now and then.. not quite so bad, but i haven't caught wind on this subject yet so - please leave me better informed otherwise.

Let's be fair - this point is not 'completely' invalid; befure people start burning me at the stake.

Sincerely -
Vloren / Avala.
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# 2
02-02-2010, 02:06 AM
Consider it god's way of reminding you to bathe, eat and get plenty of rest for your day at work tomorrow. :p
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# 3
02-02-2010, 02:08 AM
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Consider it god's way of reminding you to bathe, eat and get plenty of rest for your day at work tomorrow. :p
Best reply ever!
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# 4
02-02-2010, 02:12 AM
Really, you can't find a time that will suit everyone. The majority of the customer base is probably American, and moving the downtime to 8-10PM for Europe would annoy even more people. Performing maintenance when a) Americans are likely to be asleep, and b) most Europeans should be in work is pretty much the best compromise there is.
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# 5
02-02-2010, 02:54 AM
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Really, you can't find a time that will suit everyone. The majority of the customer base is probably American, and moving the downtime to 8-10PM for Europe would annoy even more people. Performing maintenance when a) Americans are likely to be asleep, and b) most Europeans should be in work is pretty much the best compromise there is.
id agree with u to a point, by this i mean at the moment there is a bigger fan base in America cause they have had their offical launch, come friday id say the bigger fan base will be europe as there is a larger population over the whole of europe, and lets not forget main land europe is 1 hour ahead of GMT so maintanence thats suitable for USA times is hitting them harder surely.

but then again the STO staff are probly in America so it would be unreasonable to expect them to work at unsociable hours just so we in europe can play when we want to
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# 6
02-02-2010, 02:55 AM
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but then again the STO staff are probly in America so it would be unreasonable to expect them to work at unsociable hours just so we in europe can play when we want to
Fair point, but the planned downtime regardless is unsociable anyways. (3AM - 5AM) - Thus, time is no hurdle.
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# 7
02-02-2010, 02:17 AM
So, let me chime in on this, too.

I, too, work evenings in the Eastern Time Zone. I normally don't get home from work until sometime around 1 a.m. EST. All of my time to play is between the time I get home and the time I hit the sack sometime between 5 - 6 a.m.

So, tell me, Mr./Ms. Vloren, why should the developers cotton to YOUR play time and perhaps disrupt my own?

And, yes, I'm being facetious.

As for the devs using PST as the time for server maintenance, I think it's because THAT'S where the servers are located and they need to do their work per their own time zone parameters.

Frankly, I say, suck it up and do with what you can do.
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# 8
02-02-2010, 02:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Vloren
Simple point, i work evenings so i generally get all my playtime in during the day, however whenever there's any of this rare 'scheduled' downtime, it's smack bang in the middle of the GMT day - Surely it's possible to make this downtime 12-3 PST making it, 8-11 GMT which cushions the blow slightly. I'm aware it's a minor thing to nerd-rage at but, i dont get a great deal of play time, then when i get a free day (up until work) to eat half of it with downtime.

Basically, i really cannot see the relevance of the PST times, shifting them back a few hours isn't going to make a great deal of difference because 8/10 players will be in bed anyway. I doubt Cryptic will even glance at this post however, maybe someone out there cares!

Perhaps there isn't a 'weekly' maintenance - making one day ever now and then.. not quite so bad, but i haven't caught wind on this subject yet so - please leave me better informed otherwise.

Let's be fair - this point is not 'completely' invalid; befure people start burning me at the stake.

Sincerely -
Vloren / Avala.

Letīs be hones: MAIN play time in Europe is about 4pm to 11pm.
And: there is NO TIME at all where all people are content. I find patching in the morning when 95% of all people are either at work or in school VERY convenient.
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# 9
02-02-2010, 02:14 AM
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Letīs be hones: MAIN play time in Europe is about 4pm to 11pm.
And: there is NO TIME at all where all people are content. I find patching in the morning when 95% of all people are either at work or in school VERY convenient.
Then where's the harm in sneaking it back a few hours, it'll make it more convinient for people like myself, moe people are going to play around the middle of the day as appose to early morning.

It's nice to see you're empathetic however, thankyou.

EDIT, this post applies to the post before this too. im saying take it from 3-5am PST to 12-3am PST. Making it 8-11am GMT. Instead of putting it smack back in the middle of our day.
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# 10
02-02-2010, 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Vloren

EDIT, this post applies to the post before this too. im saying take it from 3-5am PST to 12-3am PST. Making it 8-11am GMT. Instead of putting it smack back in the middle of our day.
So you want to put it in the middle of MY day, yes?
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