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Downtime and Daylight Savings time

Postby Fewnix on Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:32 pm

Does the scheduled downtime factor in the end of Daylight Savings Time :-s :?: How? :-s O:) :D
Scheduled Downtime

This is a notice for upcoming downtime. Click here to convert to your timezone. Although we will add time to the countdown of all active games, please avoid taking turns or playing speed games around these times.
Reason: DST Adjustments
Advance Block on Game Play: Sun Nov 03, 02:40:00 CCT
Scheduled Down: Sun Nov 03, 03:00:00 CCT
Scheduled Up: Sun Nov 03, 03:10:00 CCT



When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2:00:00 AM clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 1:00:00 AM local standard time instead

Sunrise and sunset will both be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 2, 2014 than the day before: More daylight in the morning
Seconds before and after the time change backward
Local Date Local Time DST UTC
Offset Time
Zone
Sunday, November 2, 2014 1:59:57 AM +1h UTC-4h EDT
1:59:58 AM +1h UTC-4h EDT
1:59:59 AM +1h UTC-4h EDT
2:00:00 AM → 1:00:00 AM No UTC-5h EST
1:00:01 AM No UTC-5h EST
1:00:02 AM No UTC-5h EST

Please note that dates might change in the future[Q&A]

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/c ... &year=2014
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Re: Downtime and Daylight Savings time

Postby spiesr on Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:38 pm

Fewnix wrote:Does the scheduled downtime factor in the end of Daylight Savings Time
Yes, that appears to be a major reason for the downtime.
Fewnix wrote:How?
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Re: Downtime and Daylight Savings time

Postby Metsfanmax on Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:44 pm

blake informs us that the CC servers are located in the Central time zone, and recall that the DST change always happens at 2 AM local time. Actually, though, I think it still should happen at 2 AM CC time.
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Re: Downtime and Daylight Savings time

Postby bigWham on Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:24 am

Metsfanmax wrote:blake informs us that the CC servers are located in the Central time zone, and recall that the DST change always happens at 2 AM local time. Actually, though, I think it still should happen at 2 AM CC time.


CC Time is Eastern Time, whereas CC servers are in Central Time... hence the time switch that will occur on our servers at 2AM their time will actually be at 3AM CC Time.
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Re: Downtime and Daylight Savings time

Postby Metsfanmax on Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:27 pm

bigWham wrote:
Metsfanmax wrote:blake informs us that the CC servers are located in the Central time zone, and recall that the DST change always happens at 2 AM local time. Actually, though, I think it still should happen at 2 AM CC time.


CC Time is Eastern Time, whereas CC servers are in Central Time... hence the time switch that will occur on our servers at 2AM their time will actually be at 3AM CC Time.


But this is not correct, because Eastern time also lost an hour, so when Central time switches over, it will still be 2 AM CC time. Their switch is an hour in absolute time after hours, but we lost an hour in local time just before that happens. During the hour before the Central time zone change, both Eastern and Central clocks read the same time.
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Re: Downtime and Daylight Savings time

Postby blakebowling on Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:53 pm

Metsfanmax wrote:
bigWham wrote:
Metsfanmax wrote:blake informs us that the CC servers are located in the Central time zone, and recall that the DST change always happens at 2 AM local time. Actually, though, I think it still should happen at 2 AM CC time.


CC Time is Eastern Time, whereas CC servers are in Central Time... hence the time switch that will occur on our servers at 2AM their time will actually be at 3AM CC Time.


But this is not correct, because Eastern time also lost an hour, so when Central time switches over, it will still be 2 AM CC time. Their switch is an hour in absolute time after hours, but we lost an hour in local time just before that happens. During the hour before the Central time zone change, both Eastern and Central clocks read the same time.

Except that we calculate CCT by adding an hour to our CST/CDT ;).
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Re: Downtime and Daylight Savings time

Postby Metsfanmax on Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:14 pm

blakebowling wrote:
Metsfanmax wrote:
bigWham wrote:
Metsfanmax wrote:blake informs us that the CC servers are located in the Central time zone, and recall that the DST change always happens at 2 AM local time. Actually, though, I think it still should happen at 2 AM CC time.


CC Time is Eastern Time, whereas CC servers are in Central Time... hence the time switch that will occur on our servers at 2AM their time will actually be at 3AM CC Time.


But this is not correct, because Eastern time also lost an hour, so when Central time switches over, it will still be 2 AM CC time. Their switch is an hour in absolute time after hours, but we lost an hour in local time just before that happens. During the hour before the Central time zone change, both Eastern and Central clocks read the same time.

Except that we calculate CCT by adding an hour to our CST/CDT ;).


Then, in that case, the time block for the downtime was still wrong. You had the downtime starting at 3 AM and going until 3:10 AM CCT. But when CDT -> CST, it becomes 01:00 Central Time, which means that it's 02:00 CC time. Which means that the block on game play happens at 02:40 CC Time, and the downtime happens 20 minutes later at 02:00 CC Time :-)
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