With more and more new dynamis shells popping up (and some of them not looking into the state of scheduling), I'm getting an overwhelming sense of things starting to go bad with the congenial state of dynamis scheduling on the Seraph server--especially for the busiest night of the week, Monday.
This is especially important as some of the newer shells are "Northlands Only" shells which put a strain on the already tight scheduling on busy nights where up to 8 shells are trying to accomodate the needs of their members (this doesn't factor in the pickup shouts and groups).
What this has resulted in is a scheduling war with each shell trying to post their schedule earlier and earlier to try and get the dibs on the best zones. What it is leading to is posting 6-9mo in advance, which to me seems somewhat excessive.
I was wondering what the general dynamis community thinks about this. I'd hate to see the good atmosphere we have on Seraph degenerate into /tell screaming matches and lots of angry dynamisers. As far as I can see the only real solution is to instance dynamis, but until that time comes I'd like some input from those that schedule dynamis:
-What is a reasonable amount of time you can schedule something in advance and expect it to be honored?
Prior to the decrease in dynamis costs and the influx of dynamis groups, most shells seemed to post between 2wk and 1mo in advance. I know the system isn't perfect (we've had zones overscheduled --which has always been worked out by responsible leaders -- and "stolen" by pickup/random groups (mostly xarcabard)). I think realistically, scheduling huge chunks of time doesn't solve the problem. If people won't work with you and overschedule your zone when you have it posted for 1mo in advance, why would they work with you if you have it posted 6mo in advance? How do you guys feel?
Edited, Feb 16th 2009 5:31pm by Chiyaura
Edited, Feb 16th 2009 6:24pm by Chiyaura