Poll for selective down time.
Vote here for what you prefer as maintenance times.
Saturday & Sunday (should the server have maintenance?)
IF fixed then I would say something like the following would work out best for all the various timezones (other than the kiwis)
*** Northern Hemisphere Daylight/Summertime ***
PDT Midnight - 1am
BST 8-9am (London)
CEST 9-10am (Paris etc)
Note the hours would need to move during Southern Hemisphere Daylight/Summertime (Northern Winter)
The OTHER alternative for fixed times could be:
BST 2-3pm (London)
CEST 3-4pm (Paris etc)
Found this post helpful in reaching a decision : http://www.xsyon.com/forum/showthrea...erver-downtime
The server downtime could just as easily one day interrupt prime time in my neck of the woods consistently and I'd be bummed. Would rather have it interrupted once in a while now, across the board, than face the prospect of continual interruptions in the future as these folks are facing now.
I think everyone should have to bear with the inconvenience equally. Shift the times.
Set it to whatever hour is has the least amount of people online. Its pretty simple.
I would hate to see it rotating and for 4 days in a row, its set at the peak hours of prime time. Doesnt make sense to me at all.
Yes we have 5k people online at 8pm PST, and only 50 people online at 3am PST. Lets have it rotate so that 5k people are upset vs 50 people. Makes no sense.
I'd have to vote for a downtime that inconveniences the least amount of players, even though that will probably be to my detriment as an euro player. It just makes the most sense, and besides, it's democratic
Why no persistant saves? Ultima would (pause.) The game would save itself and then you would (unpause) without ever having to log back in. It would take about 2 minutes several times a day. It would give you plenty of notification before that happened. You also had some longer save events that the server would stop recording data but still be playable while it backed itself up.. this usually resulted in an hour or two of complete pvp madness becuase no matter what you did it didn't happen.
People would log in just for the free for all fighting.