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    Regarding Daily Quests

    Quick primer: I live on the US East Coast and play on a West Coast server. My work schedule is such that I'm leaving the house at or before 3:30am ST on the average day.

    Before Daylight Savings Time came into effect, I could check the daily before leaving for work and use the RAH to move raw gems throughout the day. Since Daylight Savings Time, the dailies now reset at 4:00am ST and I'm therefore stuck guessing throughout the day.

    The time on the server is correctly accounting for Daylight Savings Time.

    So I have two questions: 1) Why does this happen? In other words, is there a reason why you would program something like dailies to not tie directly into server time? (work tubes block official forums so if there was a Blue post on this <X time> ago, I have missed it).

    2) Any tips on how I can go about getting info on the daily? Obviously once guild chat is enabled in the Remote client, it's a non-issue, but I'm curious what your thoughts are in the meantime.
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    Easy.... Pm me your cell phone number, and for a 50% cut, I'll text you what daily is! Kidding!

    Seriously, I have no idea how you could do this other than figuring out a way to communicate with someone in game. No services that I know of, TUJ, etc, show this information, and there is no accurate way to deduce what the daily is based on any sales or market data.
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    Not to mention, don't the dailies differ by server too? So you'd have to find out from someone on your server as well.


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    Yep, they differ by server.
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    Yea, I'd just wait for the guild chat feature to be implemented in RAH. Hopefully that will be sooner than later. I know that doesn't help you now though


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    All I can think of is the programming for dailies looks something like this:
    if <server time> <= X
    then reset

    In other words, there's a hard coded value somewhere when there should be a variable.
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    I bug reported this the day after DST went into effect. It still hasn't been changed nor mentioned in a blue post.

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    Hello all

    Iv only just joined, but been reading the Consortium for months.
    Thanks for the Yellow Pixels i've already made from your great ideas.

    To your dilema...

    Are you in a guild? Maybe theres a guildie thats on daily while your at work. You could email or text with him/her to find out what the daily is?

    Good luck finding a solution

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    If you wish to figure out the JC daily without going through an intermediary, you could simply look at sudden price changes in the uncommon gems. If any of the uncommon gems have had an abnormal price change after 4 ST it is likely safe to assume it is that gems daily. If none of the uncommon gems have changed in that time period, it is likely elemental goo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverb View Post
    If you wish to figure out the JC daily without going through an intermediary, you could simply look at sudden price changes in the uncommon gems. If any of the uncommon gems have had an abnormal price change after 4 ST it is likely safe to assume it is that gems daily. If none of the uncommon gems have changed in that time period, it is likely elemental goo.
    True, in theory. However, for example, my server is on day number 4, in a row, of non-gem dailies. Which means if a gem daily pops, prices will stay in the 10-12g range pretty much all day.

    I can work around the "figure out the daily" thing. I'm still frustrated over reset time because someone can't code properly.
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