Talk:Event timers

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Request for addition of Great Hall Domain of Istan[edit]

Domain of Istan Waypoint: [&BAkLAAA=] Chalon Docks Waypoint POI: Warden's Quarters [&BB4LAAA=] Starts at 20 minutes past every even hour UTC (e.g. 00:20, 2:20, 04:20, etc)

It's already there, third from the bottom. —Ventriloquist 16:04, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
It only has Palawadan, not the Great Hall. -BuffsEverywhere (talk) 16:15, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
There's a comment midway down this page stating it's every hour. If I afk in this map long enough i'll find out and confirm. Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:45, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
I don't get it. It's 19:08, and the Sunspear Uprising meta event is finished with 2 minutes remaining. I still think this is instance based.
Changed instances and found one that hasn't started and is about ready to start at ~19:10.
edit: here's another at 19:27!
I'm thinking the pre-event starts at 18:50 and if everyone afk's it auto-completes in 30 min, otherwise it's done early. Since this is so very dependent on how busy the map is I'm standing by my original decision not to add this timer. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:12, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Found a map where tje pre-event started at about 19:45. (i.e. more like hourly... seems more likely it just has an event cooldown once completed) - 19:48, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Event stay up if none one do that or don't spawns at all but timer it's that I wrote
"smiley, Today at 4:26 AM: @ChieftainAlex i can confirm that palawadan is every hour - just go to istan and join the farm train, preferably one that hops maps (EU commanders Batioo and Waxger are there often)" tempted to delete istan entirely. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 06:59, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Request for the addition of Automated Tournaments[edit]

The table at Automated Tournaments#Event schedule is hard to read because it doesn't sort in chronological order and doesn't have 12-hour times. Adding them here would be much more helpful, and may also encourage more people to participate. --BuffsEverywhere (talk) 06:15, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Every other event on the timer repeats after 24 hours and as such is hardcoded instead of calculated on the fly.
Automated Tournaments repeat after 23 hours and as such change every day, resulting in 24 variants making it unsuitable to share the same code as the other timers. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 13:39, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Feedback 2019/05/29[edit]

Could "Compact view" be the same as it is now, but in a lighter shade, you see the name of the map in the background of the box. Would make it compact without losing crucial information. Currently, compact view means you don't get important info like what map it takes place in. That's the only reason why I cannot use compact view...

--Derigar (talk) 11:21, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
(for my own information for later, this comment referred to an earlier version of the event timer - compact now displays headings to the left) -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 09:09, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

The Elon Riverlands timer needs to show more details[edit]

Such as, what time Augury Rock closes after the Josso Essher event is over. And more importantly (for the Hero's Choice Chest), when the Doppelganger spawns.
This is a very weird meta where the rewards are split up in 2 parts. Also, with the most recent updates to PoF metas, which events have had their Elegy Mosaic rewards increased? Only Josso Essher or only the Doppelganger? Or both? -- 17:53, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

I wasn't aware it was the Doppelganger portion that awarded the hero's choice chest - definitely good to include then. I've estimated the times and added a separate bit for the Doppelganger since your comment waas added.
From my own experience on a really busy map the meta takes the following times:
I don't know how long the wild magic event is but I've tweaked the Doppelganger event to show as first active at xx+1:05 until xx+1:25. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 09:09, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Feedback 2019/06/01[edit]

Minor bug with the new widget. When closing the top-most of each category, e.g. Lake Doric or Verdant Brink, it'll hide the category heading. --Ojimaru (talk) 02:22, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

I realised that this would happen and that it wouldn't be fixed until you pressed apply/revisited the page, but didn't think this would be that annoying. Clearly I was wrong so I've updated it a bit so it redraws everything... --Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 08:54, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Expansion headers[edit]

Currently they disappear if we hide the first event row (e.g. Lake Doric in Living world season 3), even if we keep other rows from this expansion (like Ley-line anomaly). But if we hide the second, third etc. row, the header remains. It would be more correct to keep the header if any event row from its regions is shown, and remove only if all rows are hidden. -- 08:17, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Category header now sticks to the top entry (per above), if you've moved the top row elsewhere into the midst of another expansion, you should probably think about hiding the category headings manually. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 08:54, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Request for timestamps at the bottom of the event list[edit]

Seeing as the events still show more than one full screen at 1080p 100%, it would be nice to have the time stamps doubled at the bottom as well to have them more easily accessible for the maps at the bottom of the list. Kahera (talk) 15:14, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

There's more than enough options to show times in different ways atm. Either untick the "compact times" box, or leave it checked and drag the time row downwards. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 15:41, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Feedback 2019/06/02[edit]

Change it back, please. Was fine the way it was. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 04:38, 3 June 2019‎ (UTC).

With the additional content that Anet added to be on timers, the page needed an overhaul. We're also now able to cater to people who have access to different content (e.g. HoT, LW3, etc.).
Please note the options at the bottom of the timers. You can customize the timers to look very much like the previous versions. For example, I'm enjoying the compact view and hiding the headings. Greener (talk) 04:59, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Request for addition of Sandswept Isles and dragonfall[edit]

As said above, can be automatized for Sandswept Isles: Specimen chamber and Zohaqan, for Dragonfall I'm not sure considering that the meta doesn't start until someone escort the three first exploration squads from pact outpost.. --Inquest Overseer Ezrielia (talk) 18:52, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

From my experience both, Specimen chamber and Zohaqan are on instance based timers (1h after completion for both, Zohaqan can be "stalled" forever, if no one is doing the event), rather than a global timer, which makes them unsuitable for a timer on the wiki. Did this change, and if it changed, can you provide the interval times? Almdudler (talk) 19:12, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Sure, will re check tommorow how the meta works -Ezrielia
To echo Almdudler, these are instance based and are not globally on the same timer. (e.g. you can find different instances in lfg at different progress points; the map resets when they finish) -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:48, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Oki thanks , did some research I may add them on the specimen chamber event page:

00h00: 7 min timer, 00h08 kuda start 1 min after timer, a 14 min timer start. Finished it at 00h14, at 00h39 a 15 min timer start, at 00h54 the meta restart. Yeah np surely instance based -Ezrielia

Custom arrangement keep resetting[edit]

In the last 5 days any event I hide or rearrange resets after a day or so, it makes the entire thing useless to me if I can't even track the only events I do. This didn't happen until recently, so maybe someone broke something somewhere? --Alukah (talk) 21:29, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Lol. I think you've visited Meta-Event Rush + because i've had to salvage this timer and delete some stuff, i failed to rename some of the preferences stored. I'll see if I can figure it out. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:33, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
should have fixed it. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:37, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Hey thank you! It does seem to be related to visiting the meta event rush page, though it's still resetting after your fix, tested in both Firefox and Chrome. Alukah (talk) 22:55, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
I was getting the same bug as you, shit testing on my part. I've purged the wiki cache on both pages, both widgets and the template page. It now seems to be resolved. Lemme know if I still fucked up. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 23:03, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Working perfectly now, thank you! Alukah (talk) 23:50, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Request for highlighting the bosses missing on the user account[edit]

With the addition of API:2/worldbosses the page could check the bosses the user has done already. Those bosses could be grayed out. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cephiroth (talk) at 12:44, 15 June 2019‎ (UTC).

Wouldn't be too difficult to add. Seems a bit forgetful to me to need to check the wiki whether you've killed a world-boss today or not though.
// Additional HTML element before script:
// <style id="EventTimerCSS4" type="text/css"></style>

// Addition to the legend function:
// additional stored variable to record a valid API key for next visit
// repopulate key box from stored variable upon load

// Utility function #15: Check if world boss has been completed via an API call, if the key is given.
function strikeoutWorldBosses() {
  // Lookup table to convert API names to Wiki event timer classes
  var API_conversion = {
    "admiral_taidha_covington": "wb1",
    "claw_of_jormag":           "wb2",
    "fire_elemental":           "wb3",
    "inquest_golem_mark_ii":    "wb4",
    "great_jungle_wurm":        "wb5",
    "megadestroyer":            "wb6",
    "modniir_ulgoth":           "wb7",
    "shadow_behemoth":          "wb8",
    "svanir_shaman_chief":      "wb9",
    "the_shatterer":            "wb10",
    "tequatl_the_sunless":      "hwb3",
    "karka_queen":              "hwb2",
    "triple_trouble_wurm":      "hwb1",

  // Make an API request if button is pressed
      // Verify API key has been input correctly via its length
      var token = $('.apikey').val();
      if (token.length != 72) {

      // If probably valid, continue
      .done(function(bossdata) {

          // For each returned boss, convert it to the equivalent Event timer class
          var c = $.map(bossdata, function(v){
            return '.event-bar-segment.' + API_conversion[v] + ' span.event-name a';

          // Construct additional CSS text
          var t = c.join(',\n ') + ' { text-decoration: line-through; }'

          // Add CSS text to stylesheet
          $('#EventTimerCSS4').text('/* Widget:Event timer - Stylesheet 4 */\n' + t);
      .fail(function(d, textStatus, error) {
          console.error("Account/worldbosses API getJSON failed, status: " + textStatus + ", error: "+error);
-Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 15:53, 15 June 2019 (UTC)