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How long in advance should we announce a wipe?

1 week
16 (24.6%)
10 days
11 (16.9%)
2 weeks
14 (21.5%)
3 weeks
3 (4.6%)
1 month
21 (32.3%)

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Aristox

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How far in advance should we announce the new wipe?
« on: September 21, 2014, 01:10:33 PM »
One of a few polls to get an idea about what works for people on starting a new wipe.

This is about trying to give you time to get off work, warn your family, etc.

Jorquin

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Re: How far in advance should we announce the new wipe?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 06:42:45 PM »
I can't fathom why anyone would only want to be told 45 minutes in advance that the game is player wiping. Half of you probably wouldn't notice the post until someone was already level 20.

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Re: How far in advance should we announce the new wipe?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 06:58:52 PM »
I can't fathom why anyone would only want to be told 45 minutes in advance that the game is player wiping. Half of you probably wouldn't notice the post until someone was already level 20.

If we're warned a month in advance, it means there's still at least a month until it wipes.
If we're warned two weeks in advance, it means there's still at least two weeks until it wipes.

If we're sticking to a 45 minute warning, it could happen tonight.

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Re: How far in advance should we announce the new wipe?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2014, 07:45:02 PM »
In general I have to request vacation one month in advance. I vote one month and 58 seconds.

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Re: How far in advance should we announce the new wipe?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2014, 09:41:19 PM »
I think some people equated "how much notice should there be?" with "how soon do you want it to wipe?"

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Re: How far in advance should we announce the new wipe?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2014, 12:12:11 AM »
maybe, maybe not.  I voted 45 minutes because spontaniety is the best way to discourage planned abuse and botthattery.  If I finally miss a wipe after x years great!  I'm dedicated to studying and might miss out on my rolling group =( but at least it'll hit some people off guard.  Giving time to prep scripts is sorta gaylohrdsex bass fish face.

Anyways back to studying I think.  Although I'm slightly tempted to log on tonight while I'm working my job 2 week notice to go into full study mode.

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Re: How far in advance should we announce the new wipe?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2014, 10:12:43 AM »
I agree that 45 minutes would be crazy and a lot of fun, but for the overall turnout and good of the game, I think there should be a decent lead time.  People like the wipe as a fresh start, and if they got the notification of the wipe, for example, 20 hours late, they may think Oh, I'm already behind again, no point in playing.

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Re: How far in advance should we announce the new wipe?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2014, 10:46:54 AM »
45 minutes was a joke.  It won't be happening that way.

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Re: How far in advance should we announce the new wipe?
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2014, 11:23:13 AM »
1 month is too long for this wipe! it has been peaceful and weve all had our time to explore, 45 mins would be pretty awesome. but 2 weeks seems just about the right amount of time to say goodbye to our toons and smash eachother for a bit.

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Re: How far in advance should we announce the new wipe?
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2014, 01:48:37 PM »
45 minutes was a joke.  It won't be happening that way.

You should change how the poll reads to when do you want it to happen. I'm fairly sure most people are reading it that way anyway.

Before I get jumped on - no, not everyone.

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Re: How far in advance should we announce the new wipe?
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2014, 07:36:27 PM »
I reset the votes and redid the options.  Please vote again.

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Re: How far in advance should we announce the new wipe?
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2014, 09:58:15 AM »
A week seems like a generally good notice, at least for me. It would give me time to figure out how in hell I'm going to balance my Destiny time with my Arctic time!

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Re: How far in advance should we announce the new wipe?
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2014, 10:50:28 AM »
A week seems like a generally good notice, at least for me. It would give me time to figure out how in hell I'm going to balance my Destiny time with my Arctic time!

I don't know if I envy you or pity you... I will say I envy you in terms of ability to waste time on Arctic but pity you over all.

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Re: How far in advance should we announce the new wipe?
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2014, 12:32:56 PM »
You pity that I have not devoted my life to things that, generally, only make me stressed and shorten my life?

I rather like that I have time to enjoy the nonsense of life =)

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Re: How far in advance should we announce the new wipe?
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2014, 09:10:28 PM »
Need a month fractured my pinky!!