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Razareth

Time and Date

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Razareth    213

Good day everyone, Razareth here.

Apologies for asking this silly question, but for the life of me I couldn't find a answer to it on the forum.

If there is would you please be so kind as to point me in the right direction and apologies for the unneeded Thread then.

Anyhow, lets get to the question.

Now it is clearly stated in the lore that the "Outbreak" has happened on the 7th of October 2014 (Interesting fact it was a Tuesday, had to look it up :D).

My question is:

Being 750 days into the "Outbreak".

How do we know what the time or date is in DayZ?

DayZ unfortunately goes through multiple days in a one real world day (which I don't have a problem with, just pointing it out).

So when someone says in-game "Meet me Sunday here at 5 o'clock.".

How do I know when Sunday is or when 5 o'clock is using in-game logic?

I mean there is the problem of people playing around the world, so Time Zones are a issue.

I would assume using the Server Time would be a good reference for time, but how do you know it's that time.

Thank you in advance for you assistance :).

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Kerkkoh    44

It is stated somewhere that even though the in game date would be way way ahead due to the night & day cycle, we follow the current real date. Time is trickier because it's a bit weird when server time is lets say 12:00, but it is midnight in game and I still don't know how exactly that works. I could be wrong though.

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Eagle    344

When it comes to accurate timestamps such as dates and the time its best to go off real-life time, since there is no real way of telling what date or time it is ingame.

Bottom line is to set up your meet and greet OOC'ly.

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Razareth    213

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Hehe. Yeah, that is how I usually handle it :).

It's kind of just a curious thought.

With Halloween and Xmas around the corner.

The "people" in DayZ don't really know this it would seem.

As there isn't a clear indication of what the current date would be.

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Alex    451

Real life dates and times translate to IG, assuming your character even knows what year it is, let alone to the day.

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Stiles    21

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We tend to go off of real days, so although it's been 4 days in one night, people don't refer to it as yesterday, what I mean is, if someone says "I was hurt yesterday" - it is taken as in real life yesterday, there are some people in game who know the date as their character so carry a diary or they've just kept track, time on the other hand is different.

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Razareth    213

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Yeah, I'm well aware of it :).

As that is how I deal with it as well.

A real life day is equivalent to a DayZ day.

Keeping a dairy would be a good way of keeping track, but 2 years is a long time to keep track.

I'm sure at some stage you would start to for forget perhaps.

Alex does bring up a good point.

IC it would be difficult to know if a year has past or not.

It would seem then to me there isn't a real "Lore-friendly" and Logical way for a "Character" to say today is the 26th of October 2016 at 13:10 PM.

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Are you satisfied with the answers provided above?

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Razareth    213

Are you satisfied with the answers provided above?

Sure :)

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Ramon    331

I will solve this thread now seeing that you have your answers.

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