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Re: CCC scheduling
« Reply #60 on: May 27, 2009, 10:30:53 PM »
I started this thread merely to express my concerns about a hole in the schedule for the America's.  I get tons of hostility from both sides.  Chill out, its a game. 

We need someone less lazy than I to creat a spreadsheet with start times, and time zones that graphically illustrates the schedule.

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Re: CCC scheduling
« Reply #61 on: May 28, 2009, 05:25:06 AM »
I only want schedule to be spread and do not take more people to play in, because it is allready hard to fill events for small clans who expect to win something.
I dont know whats the deal with Friday. 2 Events starts at 4pm EST but they take only 2 players to fill in. 1 Events starts at 6pm EST and it still takes only 2 players. And at last Medieval starts at 8 pm EST and cant you still join it?
In Moscow it is 2am allready. I dont care to move it to 4am for us because it allready doesnt matter. But I dont think that it is what you are talking about.

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Re: CCC scheduling
« Reply #62 on: May 28, 2009, 08:49:20 AM »
Considering players are scattered all over, and the majority of players come from European timezones (that's in the middle geographically, see map  :P) - the CCC schedule & event order is PERFECT!

Americans should be thankfull they can play tournaments over the period of the evening Fri/Sat/Sun - Compared to the 1am to 4am starts here in Australia Sat/Sun/Mon..

I can't think of a better way to please everyone, we all have to compromise in some way!!  Good work CCC peoples  :-*

« Last Edit: May 28, 2009, 08:59:54 AM by Sleepmaker »

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Re: CCC scheduling
« Reply #63 on: May 28, 2009, 12:20:40 PM »
Americans should be thankfull they can play tournaments over the period of the evening Fri/Sat/Sun - Compared to the 1am to 4am starts here in Australia Sat/Sun/Mon..[/center]
No offense, but have you ever actually played in the CCC?  You wouldn't be so thankful if you had to stay up all night on Friday and then all night on Saturday, and hope to catch a brief nap between games during the day, like I have many times.
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Re: CCC scheduling
« Reply #64 on: May 28, 2009, 04:47:48 PM »
Ok Here is a chart of the times when they start and how they overlap each other related to each time zone.  I have to go to class soon so I will add a few more other things but this is what I have so far.

1)  The blue parts are carry over times that run late from one event.  So for ex.  an event starts at 11pm and last 5 hours in will run till 4 am and will show up in blue for the morning but represents the next day. So for EU's event 9 starts at 11pm and ends about 4 am.  You can see the gap to be about 3 hrs to event 10.

2)  I only showed the 1000 and 2000 hour marks to represent its most ideal for an event to start at 10 am and 8 pm. 

3)  The front of a yellow bar represents the start time.  The end of a blue bar is always and end time and if the yellow bar doesn't run into 2400 its an end time

4)  These are approximately the max time an event can last.  If I need to adjust these estimates let me know, I may not have them accurate.

« Last Edit: May 28, 2009, 07:06:21 PM by zoolander757 »

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Re: CCC scheduling
« Reply #65 on: May 28, 2009, 05:46:37 PM »
Americans should be thankfull they can play tournaments over the period of the evening Fri/Sat/Sun - Compared to the 1am to 4am starts here in Australia Sat/Sun/Mon..[/center]
No offense, but have you ever actually played in the CCC?  You wouldn't be so thankful if you had to stay up all night on Friday and then all night on Saturday, and hope to catch a brief nap between games during the day, like I have many times.
No offence taken - Yes I have, so I'm speaking from experience!  I have also gone in the Clan League & the CCL...  All of these have started in the wee wee hours of the am, is it ideal for me - no, but it makes sense to me!  Am I complaining?  No, because I appreciate playing these tournaments and will make myself available (whenever) if it is possible to do so!  As I said we all have to compromise, set aside the time, miss a little sleep or change sleeping times.  Yes I would be thankfull that I could choose to spend a whole weekend playing video games and smoking cigarettes while scratching myself naked  ;)

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Re: CCC scheduling
« Reply #66 on: May 28, 2009, 07:52:43 PM »
Ok Here is a chart of the times when they start and how they overlap each other related to each time zone.  I have to go to class soon so I will add a few more other things but this is what I have so far.

Great chart Zoo.  Can you also visually represent which events are on which day, and update.  I think we will see the giant empty time on Saturday where there are no events for American times during our prime time.  Whereas there are 3-4 events in the European prime time.  The prime time being Saturday afternoon to evening, obviously depending on your timezone in the US.

Friday
According to your chart as I see it there are no bad Friday start times for the euros, but two for the Americas, as most of us work until 5pm traditionally.

Saturday
The start times are very early, and that is fine for me personally, but the west coasters have one bad start time in the morning.
There are no events scheduled in the afternoon for Americans (PRIME TIME)
There are 4 events scheduled for the European (PRIME TIME)
(Prime Time meaning the time when the most Americans are available to play)
Saturday night is the night when we can stay up the latest but there are no events scheduled for us until midnight Saturday.

Sunday
Looks great for Americans

NOTE, it would suck to be an Aussie, or Rusky, wow you guys are totally underrepresented.  ;)

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Re: CCC scheduling
« Reply #67 on: May 28, 2009, 08:24:40 PM »
No sorry, I dont know how to make the Event numbers say the event, Im too noob to do that.  You should be able to tell that if you go from event to the next event it gets later and later into the weekend.  I think more importantly you can see how long each event takes and be able to see oh we could possible switch this event with this one.  Also it shows where maybe you can move up or down events. 

Some observations I have made.  Event 5 (indu) and Event 10 (classy) are events with not much happening around them and could potentially offer breaks to both continents.  We should have the less popular events there.

I noticed that Event 5 could be moved up and hour and Event 6 delayed an hour and not cause that much of a problem.

Another observations I made and was just thinking.  How come we cater to you guys on Friday so you make work and then change the schedule completely on Sunday when the Friday times might work to again cater to your work. 

« Last Edit: May 28, 2009, 08:54:00 PM by zoolander757 »

 

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