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The timer?

Postby IJK_Principle » Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:59 am

Anyone else noticed that timer in lower left corner of Defcon website is actully 1 hour off? Release date is Sept. 29, 18:00 but the counter is going to hit zero a hour later... Or maybe it's just my PC or something?

Sorry if someone brought this up in an earlier topic.
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Postby Luk0r » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:01 pm

Yeah, I get the same problem. :shock:
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Postby Deloused » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:21 pm

Could have something to do with daylight saving time (DST).

Maybe.
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Postby Wasgood » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:29 pm

Wow so it counts down and includes your Time Zone in it.
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Postby IJK_Principle » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:37 pm

Wasgood wrote:Wow so it counts down and includes your Time Zone in it.

So you mean if I live in a different timezone than GMT it is always going to show me a wrong countdown time? Because it's going to hit zero tomorrow at 20:00 my time, which is GMT +1, so it's going to be 19:00 in England which is wrong anyway...
Oh yes, now I get it - the timer is only relevant for people in GMT timezone...
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Re: The timer?

Postby NeoThermic » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:38 pm

IJK_Principle wrote:Anyone else noticed that timer in lower left corner of Defcon website is actully 1 hour off? Release date is Sept. 29, 18:00 but the counter is going to hit zero a hour later... Or maybe it's just my PC or something?

Sorry if someone brought this up in an earlier topic.


The counter is going to hit an hour later because 18:00 GMT is 19:00 BST, and I've a feeling that the counter is running off of the server time (which also happens to be BST).

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Postby Luk0r » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:13 pm

IJK_Principle wrote:
Wasgood wrote:Wow so it counts down and includes your Time Zone in it.

So you mean if I live in a different timezone than GMT it is always going to show me a wrong countdown time? Because it's going to hit zero tomorrow at 20:00 my time, which is GMT +1, so it's going to be 19:00 in England which is wrong anyway...
Oh yes, now I get it - the timer is only relevant for people in GMT timezone...


Well I'm in the UK, and the timer lands on 7:00 for me, which is wrong. :)
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Postby Deloused » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:16 pm

Luk0r wrote:Well I'm in the UK, and the timer lands on 7:00 for me, which is wrong. :)


But... 6pm GMT = 7pm BST/GMT+1.
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Postby Pyrostasis » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:16 pm

yeah did the math shows around 10am tomorrow mornign for me here in texas... and that just doesnt sound right
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Postby Montyphy » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:20 pm

You're all assuming that the timer is a countdown for the release of the game. It is in fact a countdown for the end of the world.
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Postby NeoThermic » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:21 pm

Montyphy wrote:You're all assuming that the timer is a countdown for the release of the game when in fact it is really a countdown for the end of the world.


Crap, he knows. Red Alert! We have a know-all in sector 1!

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Postby Pyrostasis » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:26 pm

oh snap... you mean... defcon isnt really a game at all, simple a front to get us to donate money so IV can build their nuclear arsenal and destroy us all?!

Damnit... I wanted to play the game... :(
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Postby NeoThermic » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:29 pm

Pyrostasis wrote:oh snap... you mean... defcon isnt really a game at all, simple a front to get us to donate money so IV can build their nuclear arsenal and destroy us all?!

Damnit... I wanted to play the game... :(


Actually it's a front for IV to work out the best nuclear war stratagy. We play a "game", but in reality we're building a database of nuke movements. Then IV will hijack some nukes and will return the world to British Empire rule. I know Mark would be very happy to do this :)

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Postby tChr » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:29 pm

Who cares, it's tommorow...I'm getting it the moment it's released even if it means no sleeping for a week, skipping school and locking myself in my room after dragging the fridge in. (so I can download the demo and hope it runs on Wine)
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Postby Mizer » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:33 pm

The counter is right, the world is going to end at 6PM GMT tomorrow.

The counter does not change based on people who visit the site. IJK_Principle - you are in DST so you are actually GMT+2.

So for us Brits it is all happening at 7PM.

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