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Guess the release time!

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All right all Start Guessing.

Here is a handy dandy World Clock DooHicky so you don't have to think of all that time zone stuff while making your guess.

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Please Post all Guess's in Pacific time zone: UTC/GMT -8 hours.
Reason being is that is were Telltale is at.

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My Guess.

My way of thinking is that Telltale wants to get the game to our British Pirates today as promised (Sorry Aussies).

So taking into account for British Summer Time.
(British Summer Time is a strange time warping effect that happens over England. I have looked into it and have come to the conclusion it has something to do with something called a Tardis and a person known as The Doctor. I tried to look into it more but I keep getting this thing saying Tourchwood Classified. There is another theory of what British Summer Time is link to follow.)
http://www.timeanddate.com/time/united-kingdom-bst.html

I am thinking from 13:00 Standard Time would be about the latest they will release it being that for the British gamers it would be 9 at night and still respectably the 7th.

Now that was thinking the latest they would come out with it today.

The earliest would be 6 AM Standard Time. But it would be more realisitc if it was 9 AM Standard Time. Both of these times work out great for Europe and not just England with their "The Doctor" Summer time thing.

So split the difference and Boom!

My Guess is 7:30 AM Standard Time.

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  • @RapScallion said: I would have thought the sensible thing to do would be to release it at 00:01 UTC today so that everywhere in the world will get a chance to download on the actual release date.

    I assumed they would release it at 12:01AM 7 July in each timezone so as to ease the load on the servers, that way they can let it out bit by bit and any technical questions could be handled over a larger period of time. By dropping the game throughout the world at the same time the servers will take a hit and if there are any bugs they will get a huge amount of complaints all at the same time.

  • The team has stated that they don't want to flip the switch until they are in the office just in case they have to fix things or provide tech support.

    They are based in California, so it will be another few hours.

  • @Largo LaGrande said: That makes no sense (maybe its just the way you worded it) How can "Standard Time" be GMT-8 hours?

    Standard Time IS UTC/GMT

    If you're talking about Pacific Time, then that would be GMT/UTC-7 hours, or BST (British Summer Time)-8 Hours

    So, your guess should be in Pacific Time, if that's the timezone telltale are in. But its 7 hours behind stadard time, not 8.

    My guess is 10am Pacific/5pm Standard/6pm BST

    :)

    My Bad it is fixed now. teehee

  • @RapScallion said:
    I would have thought the sensible thing to do would be to release it at 00:01 UTC today so that everywhere in the world will get a chance to download on the actual release date.

    How would that work? Example 00:01 UTC 7th July =

    17:01 Western US 6th July
    20:01 Eastern US 6th July
    01:01 UK 7th July
    10:01 Queenstown, AUS 7th July

    So everyone West of Greenwich would get it on the 6th, and everyone East would get in on the 7th

    Anyway who cares, I'm just eager to play it :D

  • Here is another Japanese who wants to cry :(
    i will, unfortunately, have to play tomorrow.

  • @Thespis said: The team has stated that they don't want to flip the switch until they are in the office just in case they have to fix things or provide tech support.

    They are based in California, so it will be another few hours.

    According to this we have at least another 3-5 hours of waiting. It's 5 am in California now.

  • @Largo LaGrande said:
    But why would telltale work on UTC if they're based on the West Coast of the US?

    Sorry Largo was a bit confused there, thought UTC was the acronym for western US time.... dunno what it would stand for though!

    Hmm godd point by Thespis, I suppose wanting to be at work incase of support issues is a good reason.... what am I saying, this is MONKEY ISLAND! They should have stayed at work all night!:p

  • If we're lucky then i would say in about 3.5 hours at 9am PST. If we aren't then it could take another two or three hours, so i would expect it beeing release something in between, a little bit closer to 9am than to 12am.

  • @RapScallion said: Sorry Largo was a bit confused there, thought UTC was the acronym for western US time.... dunno what it would stand for though!

    No worries, it stands for Universally Coordinated Time, its mostly used by the Military/Airline Industry, so no matter whereabouts in the world you are, you're working to the same time. I only know cos i'm a pilot and it can get mighty confusing working out flight times (especially when I used to fly out in NZ and we file all flight plans in UTC which was 12hrs behind NZ local time!) It would be a hell of a lot more confusing though if we worked off individual time zones!

    So in theory they could release it at say 00:01 UTC which is 00:01 UTC in every part of the world, but it would never be the same local time everywhere

    :)

  • I am gonna venture a guess at 8:30.

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