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Greetings, pilots!
Recently we conducted an experiment to expand the time zones of the brawl. Based on your feedback before, during and after the experiment, we received a mixed opinion on the current schedule of in-game modes.

 

Now we invite you to express your opinion on the current schedule of modes in the game in order to create a more comfortable environment for all players.

Our goal is to make the minimum temporal overlap of modes a priority for players’ convenience.

 

We are considering the options of increasing and decreasing the number of time zones (for example, adding several more zones for playing in brawls), as well as changing the time of availability of these zones (for example, reducing the time of availability of a special operation from two hours to an hour, with one hour break).

It is important for us to hear your opinion! Try to stick to the template below to structure the overall opinion of the players!

 

  1. Are you satisfied with the daily brawl schedule? If not, how would you change it - add/decrease the number of time zones and their duration?
  2. Are you satisfied with the daily special operations schedule? If not, how would you change it - add/decrease the number of time zones and their availability?
  3. Are you satisfied with the “Conquest” schedule? Availability of time zones, their total amount? Do you think that some of the time zones should be moved back in time for the player’s comfortability?
  4. Are you satisfied with the “Portals” schedule? Availability of time zones, their total amount? Do you think that some of the time zones should be moved back in time for the player’s comfortability?

 

Try not to stay close to the topic, because the more messages are off-topic, the more difficult it will be for the development team to structure the general opinion of the players and take into account all the nuances to create a comfortable schedule of modes for you all!

 

Respectfully and looking forward to a productive dialogue,

Star Conflict Team.

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1. Not playing Brawls at the moment.

 

2. The Special Operation missions are fine.

 

3. The Conquest schedule is terrible. It should be moved at least an hour forward - possibly 2, along with the portals. The Velorum system time should be moved to an hour before the Olympus - since the only people that can play currently are obviously not employed. 

 

4. Placing the energy router mode portal alone during a conquest time was terrible, it should be moved to after that particular conquest, reads as 20:00 my time, should be 21:00 - that would be really nice, thanks!

 

 

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1. US timezones have next to nothing.

2. yes.

3. Hell no. US/NA sec con should start at least 2 hours earlier and not near midnight, and add more zones

4. the US/NA timezone for portals doesn't exist. 

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1. yes

2. yes

3. I play almost always after 21, in recent time I can play only 1/2 battle a day in Conquest. Is it possible add anothers time?

4. Is it possible add anothers time? late night or morning

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1. I don't play brawls but i think its fine as it is.

2. Special operations its perfect in my opinion.

3. Maybe add more time zones if possible. I don't play conquest to much. but i can do 2 conquest day.

4.Portals are fine for me. Its the game mode i play more and the time its just perfect.

 

My time zone-  Western European Standard Time.

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Hi, 

 

There's another more pressing issue than time zones in my opinion. USA players still aren't allowed to play without 250+ ping. 

 

Paid hundreds to beef up some premium ships early in my SC experience just to find out that US players are basically chopped liver. Haven't played in months. Occasionally I can log in to camp with frigates. 

 

I've read a lot of posts about this, but SC team just sweeps the problem away, and now the focus is on time zones? Please let us FORCE server regions even if we have 30-minute queue times. Do that and I'll return to the game as a paying player. 

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  1. Are you satisfied with the daily brawl schedule? If not, how would you change it - add/decrease the number of time zones and their duration?

No.  I do not launch into every type of brawl.  What I would like to see is the rotation of the modes done on a constant basis, multiple times per given day.   So the ones I prefer to launch into are available multiple times a day, instead of waiting for days to launch into the ones I prefer.   Rotate each brawl, one hour per mode, then an hour wait time, rotate into the next brawl mode.  This way would give everyone a chance to launch based on their own time zones, and launch into the brawls they like to fly in, and do so multiple times a day.

  1. Are you satisfied with the daily special operations schedule? If not, how would you change it - add/decrease the number of time zones and their availability?

These seem fine to me.   I have no favorite mode for SpecOps and when I do launch into one, there always seems to be one available with Groups forming.

  1. Are you satisfied with the “Conquest” schedule? Availability of time zones, their total amount? Do you think that some of the time zones should be moved back in time for the player’s comfortability?

NO WAY!!!   Conquest has ALWAYS favored Eastern European time zones, meaning there are 4 time slots per day, and 3 of them favor the east EU times where pilots are active prior to going off to work in real life or two that favor their times after returning home from RL work and in early evenings.   Anyone else in the world has to skip a conquest because they are physically working or are sleeping or in the case of the western USA, right smack during dinnertimes.

 

There are 24 hours in a Day.   There are 4 Conquests per day.  The division should be as simple as 24 /4 = 6.  One battle every six hours, in order to give everyone located around the World a fair and even chance of being in one or maybe two or three battles a day, without time conflicts.  But that is not the case.   If you examine the times now, the first sortie of the occurs, then a long break ( East EU is sleeping) and N/S Americas have have one battle where most of the continents have to stay up late or the battles are cutting into their dinner times.

 

Sortie two then occurs much later when East EU is just returning from home (late afternoon) and N/S Amers are asleep or heading off to work).

 

Sortie three again favors East EU, but AFTER their dinner time when all the kids are off to bed and a pilot has time.   This is roughly mid mornings like 7-10am when minors are in school or older pilots are still in their physical jobs.

 

Sortie Four occurs later evenings East EU (but still not too late, like the wee hours of mornings) and the N/S Americas get a mid afternoon battle between 11am and 1pm, depending on where they reside, and most are still either in schools or at work.

 

Only maxed out SC Corporations with hundreds of pilots in every time zone around the world can even compete in Conquests.  Smaller Corps only can battle in one or two timeslots at the most unless they stay up late or have Eastern EU members picking up those times that favor them.

 

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The change should be as simple as one Conquest, every 6 hours.   Giving the entire World an equally divisible chance of battling in one or more Conquest and not the current of 3 battles when East EU is wide awake, and in their prime gaming time and the the rest of the world must work something out like a middle of wee hours morning battle when they may not even be awake yet or too tired to battle effectively

 

Personally, I can battle at any of the Conquest Sortie timeslots, but thats just due to my diverse time management of my personal life.  But not everyone has that freedom, so those that dont, dont battle at all since they arnt living in the favored time zones.

  1. Are you satisfied with the “Portals” schedule? Availability of time zones, their total amount? Do you think that some of the time zones should be moved back in time for the player’s comfortability?

Again, this is very similar case to Conquests.  I have never liked the assigned times for Portals.  What I think should happen is this..... PORTALS, what are they?   They are random openings in space and time.     So... Portal Battles should be just that.    Random.    No stated times or days.   The portals open and close randomly so should the battles.   Random Days and random times.  Nothing assigned.   If youre logged in when one opens....go for it.... if not oh well.   Thats the nature of a space and time Portal.    

 

This type of randomness would not favor any given time, day or timeslot.  So no Corporation could "plan" for it.  If someone is lazy and doesnt check if one opened up from the Launch Window, theres no one to blame but themselves for not being diligent, getting a Wing formed and launching on the fly.   Portals should be random, otherwise they are just another Conquest thats currently designed to favor a given timezone and those Corporations in that timezone.   Randomize them.  Its a time/space anomaly, so it cant be "scheduled" to occur.. 

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Oh boy survey time while I'm basically on break because nothing is happening in game - let's see what numbers I misremember.

 

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  1. Are you satisfied with the daily brawl schedule? If not, how would you change it - add/decrease the number of time zones and their duration?

The Brawl schedule from an AU standpoint (AEST +10) seems fine. Usually what times I actually go play a brawl I just check and see what mode is up next and made a decision on the spot. I never make a schedule around making it to a certain brawl unless it is a new release.

 

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  1. Are you satisfied with the daily special operations schedule? If not, how would you change it - add/decrease the number of time zones and their availability?

Special Operations are typically fine. Only "Return to Eden" is an unhappy point as the "raid" is far too lengthy, unenjoyable overall and scales far too aggressively to want to play it without having a specific task active. If it were possible to just outright remove Return to Eden in favour of another rotator day I'd be happy. Otherwise time slots are fine.

 

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  1. Are you satisfied with the “Conquest” schedule? Availability of time zones, their total amount? Do you think that some of the time zones should be moved back in time for the player’s comfortability?

No. Between the primary US Sector Conquest time slot (2PM AEST to 2:50PM AEST) there is an 8 hour gap of nothing till the next time slot which opens at 11PM AEST. Either shift some sectors into this vacant spot or shift some portals into this time slot.

 

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  1. Are you satisfied with the “Portals” schedule? Availability of time zones, their total amount? Do you think that some of the time zones should be moved back in time for the player’s comfortability?

No. Portals are only available at early morning for my time zone with the initial portals beginning at 1AM AEST and I believe with the last time slot shift, ending at 7AM AEST. Even for a dedicated player these time slots are far too brutal to attend regularly. See above for potential solutions.

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LOL @ Derps "8 hour gap" comment about Conquests.

Dude, thats when Eastern Europe is physically sleeping, they cant be having battles happening then....

* grins *

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