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In game clock progressively gets more inaccurate

DalethDaleth
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edited September 2016 in General Chat
I have noticed this in several events over the years, but this is the first time it truly stood out. The mystic gate boss spawns once every 20 minutes, the water wars timer counts down every 24 hours. Seeing both these in tandem with a accurate internet clock, it is clear that each of these in game time based functions are not 100% accurate. it's only a matter of less than a minute, but still inaccurate none the less.

The amount of time that the clock is off by changes from (either day to day or week to week, I have not counted it each day.) Some times it is as little as 13 seconds off, and sometimes it is as much as 74 seconds.

What do you guys think about this?
  1. Have you noticed this?12 votes
    1. Yes, and it's annoying.
       58% (7 votes)
    2. No, not really.
       0% (0 votes)
    3. Yes, but it frankly does not matter to me.
       42% (5 votes)

Comments

  • AKradianAKradian
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    edited September 2016
    There was also a time when server time varied between channels. Which people took advantage of (I'll not post details, just in case it's still possible).

    Pretty clearly, Nexon doesn't have their servers set to sync time with a reliable time server frequently (or at all).
  • SandwichSandwich
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    edited September 2016
    Eh... I don't really care for the most part. I've believe it's slightly different but it hasn't seriously impacted my gameplay.
  • KerqxonKerqxon
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    edited September 2016
    Or not knowing how mob elites you need to spawn a boss elite.
  • PikariePikarie
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    edited September 2016
    Ive noticed that for a long time but its not something to be annoyed with really.
    Not like that 13 seconds or 1 minute difference is gonna end your life.
  • AggraphineAggraphine
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    edited September 2016
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    Xerna said:

    Or not knowing how mob elites you need to spawn a boss elite.
    What, you mean 15 grim, 5 dark, then the boss?
  • KerqxonKerqxon
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    edited September 2016
    yea that I wish there was more warnings then just 2 since extremely annoying looking for maps where they are about to spawn.