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Tadaaah
10-24-2014, 03:30 PM
Hi,

Next weekend, November 2nd, marks the start of the US Daylight Savings. The Daylight Savings' time change can cause serious syncing issues between the servers and the game clients on players' devices, resulting in potential frustrations such as buildings showing up collectible at the wrong time. In order to minimize these potential issues, we are shutting down the game from 10:30 PM Pacific Time. Absolutely no players will have access to the game during this period. Events will keep the same start and end times, however the goals required have been adjusted to reflect the shorter time allotment.

The game will officially shut down by 11pm Pacific. In the final hour prior to the shutdown, event actions will be shut off. This is to ensure that no one gets caught mid-action once the game shutdown begins. Access to the game will return between 3am and 4am Pacific.

Big John
10-25-2014, 06:39 AM
UK clocks go back this weekend.

Rolinz
10-26-2014, 08:54 AM
I do not think Gree anticipated that and was only concerned themselves with US clocks.

Or they might be testing the time change in Europe this weekend to make adjustments for the US time change.

I think they "forget" people play this game 24-hours world-wide and run these events 24/7.

sister morphine
10-29-2014, 03:01 AM
UK is normally 8 hours ahead of pacific, but for this week as our clocks went back last weekend means we are 7 hours ahead. Does the shutdown occur using PST or PDT as it affects when it happens here?

steve2000
11-02-2014, 04:39 AM
When the game likely to be back up

Minx 247
11-02-2014, 04:49 AM
Was told game would be back up at11am GMT, nearly an hour later now, what's going on for god sake!?

AfterHours-Oliver
11-02-2014, 04:57 AM
3-4AM Pacific. That's within the next 3 minutes....

mangkali
11-02-2014, 04:58 AM
I bet it will fail

Silent Killers Clan
11-02-2014, 04:59 AM
When the game likely to be back up

Seriously?...Just read the original post that tells you when.


Was told game would be back up at11am GMT, nearly an hour later now, what's going on for god sake!?

"Access to the game will return between 3am and 4am Pacific"

That would be between 11am and 12pm GMT. So no, they are not late yet.

mangkali
11-02-2014, 04:59 AM
If it works, lots of buildings are ready to be raided

mangkali
11-02-2014, 05:03 AM
Still cannot work

CC1
11-02-2014, 05:04 AM
Is anyone going to be surprised when Gree misses their own deadline?

RAMNUTS
11-02-2014, 05:08 AM
If it works, lots of buildings are ready to be raided

You are soooo right! Just hope I can find my honey holes!

Moose02364
11-02-2014, 05:16 AM
Now they are late but are you surprised!

RAMNUTS
11-02-2014, 05:17 AM
If it works, lots of buildings are ready to be raided



Seriously?...Just read the original post that tells you whe


"Access to the game will return between 3am and 4am Pacific"

That would be between 11am and 12pm GMT. So no, they are not late yet.

Yes, they should be because it is 12:16 GMT now! So they're late!** and they still haven't fixed their own time stamp. Lol

Bobar
11-02-2014, 05:19 AM
Any news, gree?

Bubseg
11-02-2014, 05:20 AM
An update from mods would be handy

Silent Killers Clan
11-02-2014, 05:27 AM
Yes, they should be because it is 12:16 GMT now! So they're late!** and they still haven't fixed their own time stamp. Lol

I was just saying that when he posted it wasn't past the deadline like he said.

g8rlawyer
11-02-2014, 05:33 AM
33 mins past 4:00 Pacific now. They said 3:00-4:00 Pacific time. Would be nice to get an update. This is very frustrating.

Bluehavana2
11-02-2014, 05:43 AM
Still down, but getting raid notifications, what a bunch of crap!

Jdtootell
11-02-2014, 05:44 AM
It's up for some and not for others. Lots of people getting raided bad. Very unfair, why can't the servers be switched on at the same time?

Silent Killers Clan
11-02-2014, 05:45 AM
Maybe they just don't know, so they can't say. If they planned on being up already then obviously there is something that isn't going as planned. I'm sure they will fix it in the next few hours and then give everyone free energy packs again or something like that to make up for it.

Troyce5
11-02-2014, 05:58 AM
GREE you messed up again. You were soooo worried about shutting down to create equal time exiting, however you forgot to resart all time zones at the same time. Thus allowing people to be raiding and playing the game before others cam especially us on the west coast. You really need to sit down with your programers and talk a better strategy. Sincerly heavy gold user... Otherwise u frustrate your money makers

Sir John
11-02-2014, 05:59 AM
Now they are late but are you surprised!

The game has been down for more thn 8 hours now - is it going to come back soon?

Justdavew32
11-02-2014, 06:13 AM
The game has been down for more thn 8 hours now - is it going to come back soon?

Let's shut the game down in case there are problems due to time zones. Great Idea.
So why not turn all the servers on at once.
Solve one problem and create another.

We'll done Gree. Another screw up.

AfterHours-Oliver
11-02-2014, 06:16 AM
Yep. I got raided on one account for about 130m but hit other people with my other accounts for probably 4 times that. Unfair on those people who got heavily raided I guess and there must have been a better way to do this.

Justdavew32
11-02-2014, 06:19 AM
Thanks Gree, every building raided. Fantastic job.

Rolinz
11-02-2014, 08:24 AM
Probably no one from Gree was awake or at their job. Gree probably thought they could do this automatically without any problems. Yeah right!!!

Whatever Gree plans, codes, deploys to any events or maintenance, there will be some kind of problem with it.

It is expected from Gree and we all should just accept it. Hope for the best prepare for the worst!!!

They need to have someone in the forums posting updates and info if a problem comes up so we don't think they are asleep at the wheel.

Otherwise, we are all just along for the ride. No one is telling us where we are going and how we are getting there.

Their motto should be "Sit down, shut up and enjoy the ride."

Flatus Maximus
11-02-2014, 12:38 PM
I just lost multi-millions of $$$ from this...Reparations are in order!!! Not to mention the Energy lost due to not being able to access acct during this "down" time...

I assumed that a for-profit organization would do more to notify all players than a link to a post...but, who da fool? ME!

Smiles
11-02-2014, 08:09 PM
Does anyone know for sure?