What time zone are you in, Senshi? With the clocks going back last week, that tends to mess up some things on times. PWE's forum time definitely doesn't help that either considering there are times it's 3 hours off and others it can be 4 hours off. 2PM ET refers to Eastern Time. I'm not aware of any states or provinces that don't observe the time change but that doesn't mean that aren't any.
Looking for a new fleet? Drop by the in-game chat channel, "tenforwardforum", and say hi to the members of A Fleet Called Ten Forward (Fed) and The Orion Pirates (KDF). If you already have a fleet you are happy with, please feel free to drop by our chat channel if you are looking for a friendly bunch of helpful people to socialize with.