Timer takes too long (no bug)

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Timer takes too long (no bug)

Postby Dolph Shtoss » 20 Nov 2017, 15:27

Game 136702. Me and my monkey

The timer is set to 12/12/12 and additional that deadlines aren't processed on weekends. But now, after the weekend, timer shows 1 day and 8 hours until deadline. Could different time-zones affect the deadlines so much?

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Re: Timer takes too long

Postby super_dipsy » 20 Nov 2017, 16:42

The timer is correct. The rules for handling exceptions were simplified some months back to make it easier to understand and more predictable, and to give better coverage for people in different timezones. The rules are here http://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=54711

Basically, the simplification is that for any deadline that would fall within a weekend or a specified holiday day, the deadline is simply increased by the length of the deadline. In your game, the last phase ran at 09:42 on Nov 19th (server time) so the new deadline would have been Nov 19th at 19:42 server time. But the game is no weekends, so 48 hours is added on.
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