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kaliko701

kaliko701

8/14/2014 6:48:07 PM
1) If I live in central time and if I get the hard copy at midnight release will I be able to play at midnight central time or will I have to wait until 2am to play? 2) If I live in central time and if I get the digital copy (preloaded) will I be able to play at midnight central time or will I have to wait until 2am to play? 3) Why does gamestops website say 9am central standard time on 9/9 to be able to play destiny's digital download copy? Sorry if this is confusing but my god I am used to picking up a game at midnight and playing right away so this is not consistent with other midnight (central time) releases.

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    NZRusty

    NZRusty

    8/19/2014 10:23:44 PM Permalink
    As Mark said [quote]What's 3 hours when you've taken a week off work[/quote] Which is true, however when you're talking 19 hours you might have wasted 2 days for no reason, like me.
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      Shepardo

      Shepardo

      Edited: 8/15/2014 1:54:29 PM Permalink
      I don't believe that there has been any official word on this from Bungie, but I really wouldn't worry for a couple of reasons: 1) I personally haven't had experience of buying a game and having to wait for another time zone. E.g when I bought COD:Ghosts at midnight, online functions were available straight away and the same with every other midnight game launch I have purchased. 2) It is in Bungie's interest to stagger people going online so the servers don't get overloaded with people creating new guardians. Okay the Beta held up when 800,000 people went online at once but if half the world are all waiting for 00:01am PST then you would expect around 5-10 million people logging on at once. 3) The Servers will most likely be up and running a few days before the 9th but Bungie will keep them locked for time zones. Remember during the Beta, Bungie kicked us out a couple of times while the servers were still up. (Possibly a test for keeping people out of servers and kicking those who sneak in) 4) The PS4 currently allows you to download the Digital edition 3-4 days early, so I ask myself why download it early if I can't play it a midnight? I may as well wait until midnight and I'll still have 8 hours to download before I can play the game. and up to 17 if you live in Australia. I can't say why Gamestop says what it does, however downloading the Digital copy on the PS4 gives you a timer that I'm pretty sure is counting down till midnight local time (UK - GMT) but I will have to check. I've seen a lot of speculation on the main forum but I would say that until Bungie make a statement then don't worry as logically it makes no sense for Bungie to lock all of the servers until a certain PST time. Edit: 5) Any shop in a time zone before PST would most likely not do a midnight release as they will get lots of angry customers who will go back complaining that the game doesn't work and so on.
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      NZRusty

      NZRusty

      8/14/2014 10:48:30 PM Permalink
      I asked about this in last weeks mail sack, no answer though. I am hoping as soon as you get your hands on Destiny you'll be able to play. My digital edition on PSN has a count down that ends at 10pm on the 8th of September, local time. I hope Bungie gives an official statement about this soon, if they haven't already.
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      Bogricia

      Bogricia

      8/19/2014 7:27:45 PM Permalink
      I have pre-ordered the digital guardian edition on PS4 and the countdown timer is consistent with a 2am release CST (I live in the midwest). I am hoping that timer changes when I am able to preload the game. I would think that once it is on my hard drive, when I open Destiny it will take me to an actual countdown provided within the Destiny game. I don't think they will force us to go to the ps store and look at that timer. Its really just a placeholder. I hope that the timer we (theoretically) get in Destiny after preload will be accurate to each time zones release time. I seems logical to me that Sony included the first timer with the preorder in the PS store to keep us excited and give us a place to look and see how many days it will be until launch. I guarantee that this PS store timer was never considered by Bungie as a means to inform the public of when each individual will be able to log on and play. As far as all of the legal text saying "Destiny will be Available 9/9/2014 12am PST". They had to put the release date on the PS store and all of their advertising materials, Bungie is located in the Pacific time zone, so that is the time they put. Who knows, maybe I'm just in denial and I wont be able to log in until 2pm (CST) launch night. But I've waited this long, I can wait two more hours if I must. I trust Bungie to do what they have to do to try and provide the best launch possible for everyone. They want this to be a successful launch even more than us. Hopefully we will get official clarification from Bungie soon. But I don't see any reason for them to publicly promise that everyone will be able to log on at midnight local time on 9/9. If launch doesn't go as smoothly as planned and there are server issues keeping people from getting logged in, it would open up Bungie to a lot of criticism for not delivering on a promise they never had to make in the first place. One thing I am sure of is that Bungie will be spending all day and night on the 8th and 9th of September getting everyone logged into the game as quickly and smoothly as possible.
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      Orca Orcinus

      Orca Orcinus

      8/14/2014 7:33:25 PM Permalink
      I thought the servers were not going online until 10 am PST on the 9th. If anyone has a link to Bungie's response about this, that would be great!
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