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#1 davadude

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:14 AM

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There has been a lot of confusion on when the finale is scheduled for the event, so we've gotten a few quotes confirming that Act 4 is still scheduled for October 31st. However, there is a one-time event that is scheduled on the 28th at the beginning on Act 3.

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Just wanted to clarify a few things:
  • The pinnacle of the event (Act 3) was not rescheduled. We incorrectly listed the pinnacle as occurring on October 31 in the Game Update Notes. The date of Act 3 in the Game Update Notes has been corrected to October 28. The correct dates are displayed on the event page on the website.

  • Act 4 will still occur on October 31.
Nothing has changed except to correct an error in the date as originally displayed in the Update Notes.
Thanks. [Source]

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As some of you noticed, we have published the time of the special event which will occur on Sunday, October the 28th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time/19:00 GMT.

On the holiday team, we are fully aware of the fact that not everyone can be logged into the game at specific time. We’re also aware that people live in different time zones, and those times can potentially fall on different calendar days. This is why each act is a phase, or a period of time, rather than a moment in time.

The one major exception is the beginning of Act 3, which is something that I think most people will want to be around to see. The choice of 12:00 PM Pacific Time/19:00 GMT on Sunday was a very informed, calculated decision. It was primarily based on the fact that it’s pretty much the peak of our weekly concurrency, which means it satisfies the highest possible percentage of our users. It also means that it’s the same calendar date whether you’re American or European.

For those of you wondering, having the event at separate times for separate zones is actually one of the worst options. Whatever happens is going to be on livestreams instantly and then on YouTube about five minutes later. At least this way, everyone has a chance to experience it in the game, without having it spoiled by the rapid availability of video on the Internet. [Source]


#2 Evans

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:22 AM

I'm sorry, what?
In two days? And we still need to see three more acts?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:24 AM

[quote name='Evans' timestamp='1351243326' post='2043960']
I'm sorry, what?
In two days? And we still need to see three more acts?
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According to the official event page, Act2 will be launched in about 8 hours or less, Act3 will be the final, and Act4 is the ending/bonus.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:25 AM

Ah ok, thanks :)

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:28 AM

[quote name='Evans' timestamp='1351243520' post='2043967']
Ah ok, thanks :)
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If you wish to check out the event page yourself, you can view it [url="https://www.guildwars2.com/en/events/halloween-2012"]here[/url].  :)
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:32 AM

So it's 12pm PST? So I have to get up at 5:00 am Brisbane time to make it?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:33 AM

[quote name='Guardian of the Light' timestamp='1351243952' post='2043977']
So it's 12pm PST? So I have to get up at 5:00 am Brisbane time to make it?
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I am afraid to have to say that it looks like it, yes.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:53 AM

Well, i have to pass this finale offer again. No love for Oceanics..
But i can understand, given our global location x.x

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:28 AM

They're not doing it every 3 hours on the day like in GW1?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:31 AM

:( one time only? gaaaahhh, I'm in work then

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:52 AM

Thank god it was moved to sunday and not on sat, otherwise i'd miss it. Hopefully it runs multiple times that day, having it only once seems a BIT unfair to people in farther timezones.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:06 PM

One time? Well that sucks, because i'm at work at that time... yay...

#13 Sovereign

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:25 PM

Working at that time. -_-"

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:55 PM

if its really 1 time its weird. If i read correct that will be 20:00 or 21:00 in EU (netherlands) comming sunday.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:02 PM

yeah now I wont do it cuz ill be at work, thx anet :)

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:04 PM

We get our horns and halloween stuff and surprises on 28th and it ends with all the halloween stuff going on the 31st. Did i get this right?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:05 PM

View Postcyclopsje, on 26 October 2012 - 12:55 PM, said:

if its really 1 time its weird. If i read correct that will be 20:00 or 21:00 in EU (netherlands) comming sunday.
for central europe (gmt +1) it is 20:00

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:25 PM

I posted this same news 3 days ago, no1 listened to me back then bah :(

[url="http://www.guildwars2guru.com/topic/72762-halloween-finale-rescheduled-to-end-28th/#entry2038229"]http://www.guildwars2guru.com/topic/72762-halloween-finale-rescheduled-to-end-28th/#entry2038229[/url]

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:31 PM

[quote name='Juminator' timestamp='1351257906' post='2044331']
I posted this same news 3 days ago, no1 listened to me back then bah :(

[url="http://www.guildwars2guru.com/topic/72762-halloween-finale-rescheduled-to-end-28th/#entry2038229"]http://www.guildwars...h/#entry2038229[/url]
[/quote] I saw it but it was in the back my mind. =)

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:32 PM

Baaaahh so it's this or football....urrrghhh...guess i'll have to miss this...I'm starting to think no one at Anet plays sports other than ping pong.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:33 PM

I hope it's not only an 1 time event.  I don't see any reason why should anet f*ck up with half of their playerbase who are busy at that time.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:45 PM

I'm pretty sure the event will run all day in spurts and restarting for others.  It says NO WHERE in the post that it ENDS.  It may even go a couple of days (thus the rescheduling) so that the majority of people can participate!

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:05 PM

I hope it's not a one time event! Every few hours for at least the day would be great... otherwise will miss it. :(

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:15 PM

View PostAzure Skye, on 26 October 2012 - 01:04 PM, said:

We get our horns and halloween stuff and surprises on 28th and it ends with all the halloween stuff going on the 31st. Did i get this right?

No, that's wrong. We already have our horns.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

View Postdrazil, on 26 October 2012 - 01:05 PM, said:

for central europe (gmt +1) it is 20:00

queue confusion.

Today central europe is gmt +2, as we're on summer time.

Sunday, the clocks go back, meaning that central europe will be at gmt + 1 again, so yeah it should be 8pm... unless Anet haven't factored this into their announcement yet...

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:22 PM

Maybe a dumb question, but will i still be able to complete the first hunt (act 1) after act 2 starts? I still need to do it for one of my characters....

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:29 PM

View Postthartalion, on 26 October 2012 - 02:22 PM, said:

Maybe a dumb question, but will i still be able to complete the first hunt (act 1) after act 2 starts? I still need to do it for one of my characters....
I would like to know this as well.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:08 PM

View Postthartalion, on 26 October 2012 - 02:22 PM, said:

Maybe a dumb question, but will i still be able to complete the first hunt (act 1) after act 2 starts? I still need to do it for one of my characters....

Yes, you can :)

Source https://forum-en.gui...to-do-past-Acts

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:14 PM

View PostElectro Mouse, on 26 October 2012 - 03:08 PM, said:


Yay! Many thanks for the info :D

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:37 PM

View PostSheepski, on 26 October 2012 - 02:18 PM, said:

queue confusion.

Today central europe is gmt +2, as we're on summer time.

Sunday, the clocks go back, meaning that central europe will be at gmt + 1 again, so yeah it should be 8pm... unless Anet haven't factored this into their announcement yet...

I'd post that on the official forums.
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