And let me throw this out there. (TxCat touched on this briefly.)
TxCat wrote:Be glad it was not further back. I've had rhis happen on the home network and lost up to a month's data.
Last May, MagiStream got so seriously screwed up that we lost a TON more data than just a day's worth. Everybody was missing creatures - hundreds and thousands of them. Myself? I lost a huge amount. My Winged Cat army was decimated (and it had 3000 cats). Every single Donation Pet I'd had, exempting one, was gone. (At least a hundred.)
OK, so. The difference between that and this is that MagiStream was not rolled back - we just lost a shitton of data. (If I remember correctly, Tristan stated that MS's database was riddled through like swiss cheese.) There were no backups available to roll MagiStream back to - they had been corrupted too. MagiStream was destroyed for a while after that crash.
So you think a day's worth of creatures and progress is a big deal?
Also. I vote "No" on the military time. My primary reason being that EST is working just fine for the majority of us. (After a few corrections from mods, anyhow... which would occur no matter what the time zone was.) The common majority of MagiStream users (especially those of us that troll the Merchant District) already are familiar with EST. Leave it where it has been since MagiStream was founded.
Another reason why I have no particular desire to see the times changed is because the majority of places that I visit are EST-based. I visit a pretty decent number of places. Even the sites that are not based in EST zones are listed under EST zones. Why? No idea - but the point is that it works. You are the first person I have ever heard to complain about the time zone. And I would assume from a misunderstanding of computer lingo.
Also. Precise clock. Precise time. That actually makes me laugh. The time MagiStream holds is based upon the UTC times. It's merely been moved from one zone to another. UTC-5, I believe. Which is "precise". Or precise enough for an adoptable site anyhow. Having exact times down to the millisecond will not make a difference to MagiStream's having corrupted data occur. It happens on any and every site regardless of time zones.
So yeah. I vote down this thread, entirely.