| Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 09:46 pm |
Can anyone tell me the reason behind the occasional "jumping" of days in the game?
It seems to happen about once per RL week on LU.
Doesn't usually bother me that much, but I was doing corp manual orders and maintenance, and I started at 20 June.
Game was progressing normally, got up to 24 June and suddenly shifted to 2 July between the time I set up my order and actually clicked the order button.
I've been seeing this since my return and am wondering if this is just a glitch or if there is a specific reason for it.
| Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 08:45 pm |
You will see this occasionally Rep. As Tom Willard has explained in another thread, when they do a major update some processes get delayed or something. It is actually far better than it was 6 months to a year ago before W3C updated their servers.
| Monday, June 13, 2011 - 06:18 am |
Understand about the delays (actually I like them because I can get more done) but these are forward leaps, usually 8-10 days just poof.
And you know, when they changed over from the Gregorian calendar to the current one (or from what it was to the Gregorian; I can never keep them straight) the people in England rioted because 11 days disappeared.
And actually they had a legitimate beef. Rents were collected on the first, and all of a sudden they were 11 days closer. Made the landlords smile though!
| Monday, June 13, 2011 - 03:20 pm |
Well, yeah, they would be forward jumps
The clock is still ticking but the program isnt showing you the movement until its done, when suddenly it catches up!
I wonder what Einstein would have had to say about that... is SC on the event horizon of a black hole?
| Monday, June 13, 2011 - 07:28 pm |
Interesting theory re Einstein. We'll have to get Skandar on it, he's the physicist.
Got you on the jumps, I guess I was a bit slow on the uptake. Some folks would say that's not unusual!
Since you're on GR, I've got to ask: back in '08 (he says fondly) the AF and UC were in a battle for world domination. I was a member of one of them, and I'm very curious: how did that turn out?
Wish I was back on GR, these 6 month days on LU are too time consuming. I can manage to get on 3 times a day for a half hour/ hour to take care of business, but 6 times is out of the question.
And the way I play requires monthly participation, so I'm just treading water right now, not advancing.
WAAAHHH! Give the boy a tissue to dry his tears!
| Monday, June 13, 2011 - 08:07 pm |
I'm not qualified to comment on GR politics, I only went there for levelling GC and stayed because it was turning a profit.
| Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 08:29 am |
Population before the war:
2.4B - UC
5.7B - AF
Population after the war:
3.9B - UC
3.8B - AF
Basically, the UC pretty much won. There was a ceasefire and a peace treaty was signed. Ameche got kicked out of AF. There were a bunch of chairman changes within AF, and I think there was even a civil war type of deal between John L and the old AF allies, LDI people, who were loyal to Ameche. It was a while ago so not 100% on this. John L joined the UC at some point. LDI people declared a jihad on the UC. I stopped playing at some point. The UC grew and I think reach 6B population at some point, but went inactive eventually. John L somehow became chair and a bunch of old UC people left. I think AF eventually merged into GREF. So AF died. Some other stuff happened, I think there was a war between UC and GREF over something. I started playing again and rejoined the UC. Wendy started a civil war by attacking me: me and others left the UC. Wendy attacked GREF, and EO attacked the UC. More people left leaving just Wendy. So the UC died.
| Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 06:39 pm |
Thanks for the info. After I left, it was driving me crazy not knowing how it all turned out.
Especially as I was a (very minor) member of UC brought in by Tattooed Priest.