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# 21
04-29-2013, 09:50 PM
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1) I've been a user for over a year (despite what it claims my join date is... I got the game before it went free), it says "After a certain amount of time has passed since your registration date, you will be able to create new threads", how long do they want?

2) Has anyone come up with a formula for stardates accurate to the game?
I've used about 5 different sites and they call have different ones.
And others don't reveal their math. I need the math.
1) No idea, very sorry.

2) Following the general formula established by TNG et. al., 2409 is Stardates 86000.0 - 86999.9. As for specific conversion of calendar date/time to stardate, I use the following formula: Current Star Year + 1000*((Days elapsed in year + (hours elapsed in day/24) + (minutes elapsed in hour/1440))/365)

So for April 29th, 2409, 9:40PM that becomes 86000 + 1000*((31+28+31+29+(21/24)+(40/1440))/365) = 86000 + 1000 * (119.903 / 365) = Stardate 86328.5


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# 22
04-30-2013, 07:40 AM
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1) No idea, very sorry.

2) Following the general formula established by TNG et. al., 2409 is Stardates 86000.0 - 86999.9. As for specific conversion of calendar date/time to stardate, I use the following formula: Current Star Year + 1000*((Days elapsed in year + (hours elapsed in day/24) + (minutes elapsed in hour/1440))/365)

So for April 29th, 2409, 9:40PM that becomes 86000 + 1000*((31+28+31+29+(21/24)+(40/1440))/365) = 86000 + 1000 * (119.903 / 365) = Stardate 86328.5
Well, what RL date is 90916.78?
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# 23
04-30-2013, 11:14 AM
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Well, what RL date is 90916.78?
December 1st, 2413

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# 24
04-30-2013, 11:17 AM
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December 1st, 2413
So we're in the middle of December... good to know.
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# 25
04-30-2013, 11:20 AM
Your character might be. Stardates in STO are based on how long the character has been around. It's different for everyone.

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# 26
04-30-2013, 11:31 AM
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Your character might be. Stardates in STO are based on how long the character has been around. It's different for everyone.
Ummmm... my logs say otherwise.

Edit: Yep, they do.

VA characters created around early February and somewhere in May/June, both being created last year.

Made test log entries for both of them, about 10 seconds of relog between them, and they both say 90933.62.

Re-edit: And if that's not proof enough, then how do you explain fleet news having perfectly normal stardates?
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# 27
04-30-2013, 11:40 AM
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Ummmm... my logs say otherwise.

Edit: Yep, they do.

VA characters created around early February and somewhere in May/June, both being created last year.

Made test log entries for both of them, about 10 seconds of relog between them, and they both say 90933.62.

Re-edit: And if that's not proof enough, then how do you explain fleet news having perfectly normal stardates?
Because Cryptic, much like the TOS writers, is apparently pulling stardates out of a hat.


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# 28
05-01-2013, 05:00 PM
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Because Cryptic, much like the TOS writers, is apparently pulling stardates out of a hat.
Well inconsistency IS canon .
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# 29
05-02-2013, 08:51 PM
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Because Cryptic, much like the TOS writers, is apparently pulling stardates out of a hat.
Actually first-season TNG had the goofiest stardates of all. True, they all began with 41xxx, but there was no rhyme or reason to the order of the last three digits. The kicker? If you were to rearrange all the first-season TNG episodes in order of their stardates, Tasha Yar appears in several episodes after "Skin of Evil" (the one in which she dies).
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