In what state are the servers located?

serarelm
serarelm Posts: 9 Arc User
Just curious because PDT/PST places them 3 hours behind mine, but the listed times for the subforums are always 4 hours, not 3.:confused:
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  • flamingbunnyman
    flamingbunnyman Posts: 2,035 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    The time shown on the forums is either GMT+0 (if you aren't logged in or don't set your time zone), or whatever time zone you set in your User Control Panel.
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  • serarelm
    serarelm Posts: 9 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    Yes, but the main forums and these sub forums have a 1 hour discrepancy. The main forums (which list the sub forums) is properly showing the time of each post, but the sub forums (the one this thread is in, for example) are showing a different time. I'm just curious about it since I always check the Super News forum for outage updates and the time throws me off.
  • flamingbunnyman
    flamingbunnyman Posts: 2,035 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    I'm not seeing anywhere that gives me a time other than what my computer's clock shows. Could you provide to a link that shows a different time than this thread?
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  • atring
    atring Posts: 233 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    Scroll to the bottom of the page.

    I see where I can set a location (which I did), but, unless something in the forum software is parsing that into a timezone, that doesn't affect the time display at the moment (it didn't).

    Is it possible that it doesn't account for daylight savings time? It would be correct for the west coast during standard time.
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  • flamingbunnyman
    flamingbunnyman Posts: 2,035 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    These forums are so broken. They really need to update them. I can't find the time zone setting either, though I know I set one when I registered.

    I just checked every forum and sub-forum, plus a few random threads. The time at the bottom of the page on every one of them matched my computer clock. I have no idea why you would be seeing different times on any one of them.
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  • jorifice1
    jorifice1 Posts: 588 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    They are located in a State all their own, located somewhere between the State of Emergency, the State of Disaster, and the State of Disgrace. I had assumed that meant New Jersey, but apparently I was mistaken.

    'Wen considered the nature of time and understood that the universe is, instant by instant, recreated anew. Therefore, he understood, there is in truth no past, only a memory of the past. Blink your eyes, and the world you see next did not exist when you closed them. Therefore, he said, the only appropriate state of the mind is surprise. The only appropriate state of the heart is joy. The sky you see now, you have never seen before. The perfect moment is now. Be glad of it.' Terry Pratchet The Thief Of Time
  • jonsills
    jonsills Posts: 6,314 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    The physical state in which the servers exist is California, specifically near San Jose.

    The metaphorical state in which the servers exist is Continual Panic. This leads many players to exist in a state of Confused Despair.
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  • cellarrat33
    cellarrat33 Posts: 399 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    jonsills wrote: »
    The physical state in which the servers exist is California, specifically near San Jose.

    The metaphorical state in which the servers exist is Continual Panic. This leads many players to exist in a state of Confused Despair.

    Welcome to the Hotel California!


    Such a lovely place...


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  • kharma23
    kharma23 Posts: 403 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    They reside in the state of disarray...amirite??
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  • jonsills
    jonsills Posts: 6,314 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    Welcome to the Hotel California!


    Such a lovely place...
    Interesting metaphor, especially considering that under f2p, "canceling" your account means nothing.

    You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave... :cool:
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  • crypticarmsman
    crypticarmsman Posts: 53 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    jonsills wrote: »
    The physical state in which the servers exist is California, specifically near San Jose.

    The metaphorical state in which the servers exist is Continual Panic. This leads many players to exist in a state of Confused Despair.

    Actually, if I'm not mistaken; while Cryptic studios HQ is in CA; the actual game servers for all Cryptic MMOs are in a datacenter in Boston, MA. (One time they were having their own IP connectivity issues, and could push a build to the servers as a result.)
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  • chaelk
    chaelk Posts: 7,732 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    sure they're not in the State of Denial :)
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  • jennymachx
    jennymachx Posts: 3,000 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    It's in a state of trance.

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  • originaltyger
    originaltyger Posts: 55 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    jonsills wrote: »
    Interesting metaphor, especially considering that under f2p, "canceling" your account means nothing.

    You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave... :cool:

    'They stab it with their steely knives, but they just can't kill the beast'

    Sounds like certain Alert nems to me.
  • isometry
    isometry Posts: 148 Arc User
    edited May 2013
    Actually, if I'm not mistaken; while Cryptic studios HQ is in CA; the actual game servers for all Cryptic MMOs are in a datacenter in Boston, MA. (One time they were having their own IP connectivity issues, and could push a build to the servers as a result.)

    Yeah, I remember them telling us this once too.