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8/19/2014 10:53:01 PM
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DeeJ, feedback on release date plz

Ok, so Destiny is released on the 9th of September and I will be heading to the midnight release. BUT what time will it go live? Is the release at the start of the 9th (I.e. Midnight on the 8th) or the end? Furthermore, being in Australia, whatever the time, we get it earlier than the rest of the world. Does that mean we can access it sooner? I only ask so I can plan my work leave so I can have a solid crack at it. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thx
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  • I don't think we will get an official word on this until the first timezones hit midnight, as stated in my other post it doesn't make sense for our retailers to pay employees top dollar if we can't play it, they would just open at normal time. It also makes no sense to put networks and servers under that sort of stress compared to a regional rollout. But whichever point of view is right it will surely anger people from the other timezones.
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    • Just wait for an official word from Bungie. Hopefully this issue will be addressed in this week's Weekly Update. Some people will try and tell you until they are blue in the face that the game goes online at 12am PST. I also remember people going around just about a month ago saying Xbox is definitely getting the beta 4 days later. Turned out they were wrong.
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    • 12:00 A.M Pacific Standard Time (PST) - 9/9/2014 Yes, the night of the 8th. I don't know the difference between the time zones of Australia and U.S. Google is an ally my friend, use it wisely.
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      • I wonder why countless retailers here(Australia)would be paying 5 employees overtime to staff midnight launches of a game we won't be able to play at our release time??? And the APAC PSN countdown to when the game will be available to play if preloaded is 12.01 our time Leads me to believe that the game will be playable at our release date especially as pst or pdt is not in the fine print in the APAC store as it is on the NA PSN
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      • No confirmation either way only rumors and innuendo. The NA psn says midnight PDT and PAL PSN is saying midnight local this is where the confusion has come from but either way Bungie has not stated so dont believe anything either way until offical confirmation.
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        • Servers are bound to be up a few days before launch to get everything online. Friends and family of Bungie will no doubt get the game early and already be online by the time we pick up our copy. People keep saying it will be midnight, this is just for the digital release. It'll be online.
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          • The fine print says 12 pdt. That's 1 mountain, 2 central, 3 eastern.
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          • The two count downs I can find expire at midnight in the 8th so when I / we get the game I'd hope I can play. But people way behind time wise (The US) may get a little shirty. I can imagine some will install and play for 24 straight so by the time the US gamers get it, some people may be up to level 8-10 depending on ability (not me but I'll have a good crack at it!)
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          • I am willing to bet that the servers will in fact go up the 8th of september so Bungie can ensure a smooth launch. Besides, whats the harm in opening the servers when no one (who isn't supposed to) has the game yet? I wouldnt sweat it, people are getting way too worked up.
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          • Edited by SymChaotic: 8/20/2014 11:07:30 AM
            I also like to know as in new zealand retail shops (EBGAMES) said there will be midnight lauch 9/9 nz time so im guesing once i get home i will be playing or that whole waiting in line at 11pm will be pointless... plus every one else whinging about how unfair / it would be a headstart blah blah needs to be told. <-- shut thm up :■]
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          • From what I have read the servers will go live at 12am PST on the 9th. I have not seen an Official Bungie source confirm this, but I have seen several commenters state that this is what they have heard.
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            • There will be various people saying midnight PST beoz they have to wait until then to play Destiny. The servers will be up and running before the launch time. People get the game early its a simple fact. People like game reviewers, press, friends of a friend of a friend that works for Bungie. They cant handle the fact people will be ahead of them.
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            • Im not 100% but I think the servers will go up at 5pm 9/9 (Australian time).
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              • It will be Midnight 12:01am on Tuesday the 9th of September. Midnight PDT time.. West coast
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                • [b][quote]Furthermore, being in Australia[/quote][/b] OP do you live in the shit or a place like Melbourne? Unrelated Also i believe midnight PST 9/9/14
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