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Standardised time zones in AO
 
Would you participate in standardised time zones in AO?
Yes [ 23 ]  [85.19%]
No [ 4 ]  [14.81%]
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Posted on Feb 21 2006, 11:02 AM
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Fluid time doesn't quite equate, as a concept, to what we're doing here, though. Fluid time is more about the passage of time within and between RPs, from a few moments per post to 5 years between posts.

But to just say that when someone is getting up in Lamoni, then a Sarzonian is having lunch... just gives things a little more perspective and structure.
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Posted on Feb 21 2006, 02:21 PM
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YES! That's exactly what I meant. Couldn't have said that any better, Star.
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Posted on Feb 21 2006, 03:11 PM
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QUOTE (Starblaydia @ Feb 21 2006, 11:02 AM)
But to just say that when someone is getting up in Lamoni, then a Sarzonian is having lunch... just gives things a little more perspective and structure.

And that's what I find attractive about the idea. Just the thought that Lord Tiberius could perhaps deliberately schedule his war rumblings to pipe in when Sarzo and Tyler are just sitting down to supper could add an element of interest to regional RPing. That and a RSTF rogue threatening to launch sarin gas over Timiocato timed for the period when Francesco Sorantanali is getting ready for bed and is in pyjamas or a night gown. wink.gif

If for some reason the AO time zone doesn't fit your RP of your country (for instance, you may RP your country being something like six hours behind the AO time zone), you do NOT have to take part in it. Not every state in the U.S. follows Daylight Savings Time. Heck, *parts* of Indiana do or don't. Just like Daylight Savings Time is optional, so is this proposal.

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Fluid time doesn't quite equate, as a concept, to what we're doing here, though. Fluid time is more about the passage of time within and between RPs, from a few moments per post to 5 years between posts.

If we didn't follow fluid time, NS would be a jumbled mess (not that it isn't, mind). There's no way that a nation of 5 million people that established itself on 22 March 2004 is going to have over 4 *billion* people less than two years later. If we followed a set formula of one RL day = 1 NS year, I have characters I've been using since the very beginning who by all rights would be long dead. PIW would also still be feverishly constructing its first warships rather than coming up with close to 100 ship classes.

The name of this game is selective flexibility. Pick the battles that need to be fought (such as rampant Godmoding) and drop the ones that don't.
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Posted on Feb 21 2006, 06:16 PM
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QUOTE (Sarzonia @ Feb 21 2006, 12:11 PM)
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Posted on Mar 28 2006, 04:02 AM
 
Atheistic Right supports this proposal... not that we have any influence or anything
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