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Weekday trial times poll


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How should the trials be ran?
All trials at the same time (most likely 9 PM CET/3 PM EST/Noon PST)
14%
 14%  [ 6 ]
Cycle between 2 times (most likely Midnight CET/6 PM EST/3 PM EST and 7 PM CET/1 PM EST/10 AM PST)
38%
 38%  [ 16 ]
Trials at various times (as it is now, check http://www.magic-league.com/info/calendar.php ), APAC friendly trials not out of the question though.
47%
 47%  [ 20 ]
Total Votes : 42

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Kaesh



Joined: 10 Nov 2004
Posts: 376

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:38 am    Post subject: Weekday trial times poll Reply with quote

Hello, the calendar has been put into my custody, and I would like to hear opinions on weekday trial times from the crowd.
The poll will run for 2 weeks - not promising I will adhere to the result no matter what, but it will be a very significant factor.
Comments and suggestions welcome, but please keep format suggestions out of this topic, this is strictly for weekday trial times discussion.
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gypsy



Joined: 15 Jun 2007
Posts: 1671

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i say have them for a week at various times for a week or so, then see which ones have the best turn outs and start having them at those times, with mayb 1 each week for different time zones
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Djinn
Level 2 Judge


Joined: 30 Mar 2004
Posts: 297

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This won't work as the formats also interferes with the number of players
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P_P4E



Joined: 31 Aug 2004
Posts: 579

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

various times. We all don't need to play in every single trial, and the current format allows most of us to play in 3-6 a week as is.

I really enjoyed the 12 AM trial, and the 6 pm trials are also very nice. I don't wake up in the morning (this is the earliest i've been up in 2 weeks) so for me its convenient.

its all about when a judge is available, right? I guess we have to work on their schedule no matter what.
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Malakai97
Level 1 Judge


Joined: 11 Aug 2007
Posts: 71

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the plethora of timezones our players are in, I think the third option is the most egalitarian of the three.
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CrushU
Level 1 Judge


Joined: 31 Aug 2004
Posts: 99

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it possible to have each day have its trial at a certain time? Like Mondays are always 2pm EST? You could do several different times, I'm just wondering if this might help for people, like me, who have no clue what time it's at, until the week before.
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Kaesh



Joined: 10 Nov 2004
Posts: 376

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CrushU wrote:
Is it possible to have each day have its trial at a certain time? Like Mondays are always 2pm EST? You could do several different times, I'm just wondering if this might help for people, like me, who have no clue what time it's at, until the week before.

Yes, that seems like a good idea, if the multiple times option stays.
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McBallin



Joined: 16 Feb 2010
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whatever america wants is fine with me
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GoneBananas
Level 1 Judge


Joined: 09 Dec 2006
Posts: 329

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 pm eST
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Magno-
Level 1 Judge


Joined: 02 Oct 2007
Posts: 89

PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are 2 times in which you get the most people in.

European 19:00/20:00
American (East Coast/West Coast. Dunno which has the most players) 19:00/20:00

My suggestion would be using those times.
Monday: Europe 19:00
Tuesday: East Coast 19:00
Wednesday: West Coast 19:00
Thursday: Europe 20:00
Friday: East Coast 20:00
Saturday: Special trial + time / Master Time
Sunday: West Coast 20:00
Monday: Europe 19:00
etc.
etc.
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six
Level 3 Judge


Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Posts: 97

PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magno- wrote:
There are 2 times in which you get the most people in.

European 19:00/20:00
American (East Coast/West Coast. Dunno which has the most players) 19:00/20:00

My suggestion would be using those times.
Monday: Europe 19:00
Tuesday: East Coast 19:00
Wednesday: West Coast 19:00
Thursday: Europe 20:00
Friday: East Coast 20:00
Saturday: Special trial + time / Master Time
Sunday: West Coast 20:00
Monday: Europe 19:00
etc.
etc.


well let's see, right now it is 11:50 here, which means it is 17:50 GMT and 09:50 "West Coast Time" and 12:50 "East Coast Time" A trial at 20:00 PST (WCT) means that it will be 04:00 GMT, which seems unreasonable for europeans, and 23:00 EST, which seems unreasonable for americans. this is the problem with the 2 time switchup.
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Mengu09



Joined: 15 Dec 2008
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm not agree w magno.

i don't like trials which started at 9 pm european cet.

i voted 6 pm for us, but too before is better Smile
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OilSlick



Joined: 30 Aug 2009
Posts: 75

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If 7pm EST trials were a possibility that would be GREAT.
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mchosa



Joined: 11 Aug 2009
Posts: 86

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as much as i enjoy playing on ml while at work...

trials that start after 5PM EST would be awesome during the week
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mishimakaz



Joined: 09 Oct 2008
Posts: 38

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CrushU wrote:
Is it possible to have each day have its trial at a certain time? Like Mondays are always 2pm EST? You could do several different times, I'm just wondering if this might help for people, like me, who have no clue what time it's at, until the week before.


I don't like this idea.

People have lives to live and schedules can change, whether it is due to school, work, or changing residencies.

The current system of random times to give everyone a chance to play works fine.
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