There are any number of places in all sorts of guides etc that explain EVE uses UTC as the standard (often referred to as “EVE Time”) as this is a very very good way to “standardise” all the ingame timings like fleets/timers/mining calendars etc.
I get that it may not fit in with your personal schedule but look at it sensibly: If I am in a fleet and the FC says “if there are no objections we all need to meet back here at 18:00 tomorrow to make sure is done” there is not a cacophony of everyone else saying “what 18:00 - mine or yours or what?” as it is a standard time. It is in the bottom left of your client screen if you need to know what it is at any point. It is also on the launcher so you don’t even need to log in to see it!
I get you wanted your video but… unlucky. You had plenty of time to do it already if it really mattered to you.
EDIT: The fleet thing was just an example, not from personal experience. I’m not the dude people have in their fleets. You may have already assumed this but I felt it better to be clear.
If a store says they are having a sale that ends on January 30th, but the store closes at 6 PM, and you show up at 10 PM shouting and banging on the doors screaming “ITS STILL JANUARY 30TH WTF”, you will look like an idiot.
Right now as I type this it is still Jan 30, eve time. Jan 30, 2020 2000 hours UTC to be exact.
Apparently eve downtime is at 1100 everyday. So that would be like 5 am or my time.
So when CCP says something lasts until Jan 30, they mean only until 1100 hours on that day, still relatively early that day, and 5 AM my time that day.
I don’t think I’m an idiot (Dono Tashu) for not knowing that a day ends at 5 AM, or even 11 AM. But I know now.
Anyway I get it, and I will know for the future that a Eve day ends at 1100 UTC (which you have to admit is pretty early to end a day).
I guess if i was in charge it put a exact time in the correspondence. IE, the video is available for download until 1100 UTC Jan 30, then there would be very little room for misunderstanding. Or make it last until down time the next day so that is available all of Jan 30 (or whatever day in this scenario) for everyone across the flat earth (kidding, globe).
At any rate thanks for helping me understand how it works, bummer I missed out, but as was stated I should have made it a higher priority.
Yes. Since this world is round, 11:00 AM at some place, will be another time at another place on this planet.
Well, we can figure this out.
Did you know about the existance of Downtime?
Did you know that if there is a shop in California that you want to phone, and they are only open from 9 AM to 5 PM, and you live in another timezone, that you cant simply phone them when it is 9 AM for you, and expect them to be open?
Couple that with…
Did you expect that CCP would make this unavailable based on each individual Timezone?
Do you know of any company that does this, for any of their events?
When you combine those two, the answer becomes fairly obvious.
I didnt call him stupid. But this is something that takes 10 seconds to do. Procrastination sometimes doesnt pay off, and you take the risk of procrastination with missing the deadline. Its always been like that.