We’re delighted to announce our newest feature, the time zone user setting. For the first time you can tell Warhorn the time zone in which you’d like to see times represented. No more missing games because it requires a math degree to understand when they start!
How does it work?
Everybody’s time zone is Pacific Time (GMT-8) by default, but you can change this in Account Settings. (Go do that now and then come back!)
Because we’re showing times in a time zone specifically set for you, we’ve removed the time zone identifiers from all times displayed around the site.
Let’s say you’re in New York City and you change your time zone setting from Pacific Time to Eastern Time (GMT-5). Instead of seeing
Saturday, Apr 7 at 7:31 am (GMT-07) like before, you’ll now see
Saturday, Apr 7 at 10:31 am.
If you ever forget what time zone you’re using, just look up to the global navigation bar at the top of every page. On the right side of the navbar, just next to the account dropdown menu, you’ll see a reminder of your current time:
How does the setting relate to event time zones?
The event organizer will still set a time zone for the event relative to the geographical location of the event venue(s). All slot times are interpreted in that time zone but displayed according to your individual time zone setting.
For example, Endgame‘s time zone is Pacific Time because the store is located in California. A 7pm slot start time for Endgame means 7pm in Pacific Time. But when I look at the Endgame schedule, I see a start time of 10pm, since my time zone is Eastern Time.
While an online event doesn’t have a geographical location, you’ll still need to select a base time zone. That can be the time zone of the organizer, but GMT is also a good default. It doesn’t really matter, because everybody will see times according to their individual time zone setting.
The new time zone setting is available now for all users.