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My local timezone is the same as UTC at the moment (so I can't see if the timezone conversion is working or not), could someone tell me if the times are converted using the {{UTC time}} equivalent as expected? -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 00:13, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Depends on what's expected, but only the converted time is being displayed, which is a little at odds with the pointer at the top and with {{UTC time}}; however, considering that some boxes don't have enough space for both times (such as TD's Prep phase), it might not be a bad idea to mirror this behaviour to the pointer as well to at least have consistency over this page.
I also wonder if it wouldn't be a bit better to shift the timer bars with the pointer fixed at 25% instead of shifting the pointer across fixed bars, in order to give a bigger overview for the event bosses, especially when the pointer is in the last 15 minute window; or at the very least shift the whole display by an hour every hour so that the pointer is always located in the first half.
And just a bit more nitpicking: the labels should probably link to the respective event pages, and there's a small inconsistency whether the first box which overflows from the other side of the page shows the label or not (AB does, VB and TD don't; DS doesn't and shouldn't). User Noxx Sig.png 18:03, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
The timezone comment is referring to a really old version of this so it isn't really relevant anymore. The current way I'm doing it is to show local and UTC in the marker box, and just show local time on everything else.
I'm not gonna be recoding the whole layout anytime soon. I'm sure you can code up a new version where the bars move if you want to play around with it.
Labels could be done; world bosses could link to each of their event pages. Crash site and Sandstorm could link to those metas too. Heart of Thorns meta events haven't been documented for the mostpart, and some of the metas have different names for the different areas of the map so dunno what we'd link to.
I'll remove the "pillars" label off the front end of Auric Basin. Thanks for the feedback. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:13, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Added links to world boss events and dry top metas per suggestion.
"The 25% bar layout" would be a bit like this tv guide site I suppose. The underlying code to figure out event starts/stops would be very different... -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 23:23, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, something like that is what I had in mind. Obviously, I didn't mean that you should go write it right now, it would essentially mean rewriting of the whole script and it would probably be much harder to change them dynamically each minute, it's just an idea that I had. I might try to put together some jsfiddle for it if I find the time, but I still want to finish the wiki editing guide first, among other things I have outside the wiki, so it might take a while. User Noxx Sig.png 00:08, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
If you could make the whole thing "shift" every hour instead of every two hours (such that the pointer never moves into the right half of the page), I think that would be a good compromise. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 15:20, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
I have a feeling that'd make it much less clear that the system is on a 2 hour cycle (users would never see both the end/beginning of the cycle). I've copied over my edits from the test version instead for now. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 12:12, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Feedback 2015/11/22

Red bar with UTC time attached at top running through the middle of the article/table. -- 22:13, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

If it looks something like File:User Noxx Event timers.png, then that is the intention of the red bar. The red bar indicates the current time + thus the user can figure out what events are active by where the red line crosses the events in the different regions. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 23:13, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Edit, perhaps you were meaning you couldn't click on the links slightly to the right of the red line (due to the width of the UTC time pointer), in which case, thanks, and I've fixed that too. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 23:54, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Waypoint Codes please!

It'd be amazing if you could fit a copy-able waypoint code under the links to the boss events. -Halvaard (talk) 10:34, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Could do, might look ugly though.. I'll have a go implementing it on the latest version here after lunch. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 13:19, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
I've updated with chatlinks. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 16:26, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
I'd put it between the time and event name because of the text vertical wrap.--Relyk ~ talk < 21:03, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
Done. (press button to show/hide wp links) -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 09:32, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

(Reset indent) Updated to include WP codes in the current version of event timers. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 12:12, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Feedback 2015/12/03

This seems not as intended. (Safari on Mac.) -- 23:18, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Device, operating system, internet browser? It looks like part of the CSS hasn't loaded properly. - 00:52, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Doesn't seem to display anything

Since it's been updated, I don't see anything on the page. Just something about timezone and next 2 hours. I'm on Firefox latest version. Checked on Chrome, same deal. Seylan (talk) 10:22, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Nevermind, it finally loaded. Seylan (talk) 10:23, 26 December 2015 (UTC)
I switched the big hardcoded data lookup for an API call (to the wiki), so I would expect it to be slower, however it only takes about 2 seconds on my phone (which isn't a super browser) so I'll have a look into it being slower on other browsers. How long did it take to load for you? -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 10:47, 26 December 2015 (UTC)
edit: Probably you are using HTTPS? Another user raised the issue on Widget talk:Event timer + helpfully pointed out what I'd wrongly done. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 13:15, 26 December 2015 (UTC)
I'm not. It took a couple of refreshes before it finally loaded. Right now a row hasn't properly loaded either so it might just be the API lagging. Seylan (talk) 00:15, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
If you're running firefox, could you press CTRL+Shift+K and tell me if theres any JS messages in the console? This is odd since I'm running Firefox 43 on a really slow connection and the whole page loads in less than 2 seconds even after CTRL+F5 -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 00:26, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
Nope, no JS messages. I need to refresh it until it displays if something doesn't load. Since you linked it to the API it might be that it doesn't display when there's a lot of 503 errors or something. Seylan (talk) 04:04, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
The api it uses is the wiki one, not the gw2 external api - if you can load a page on the wiki then you can read the API too. Guess I'll add a fail clause that writes a console message. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 12:23, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
Added .fail clause. Now if the getJSON fails, then it will do the rest of the timers anyway (in addition to writing a JS error to the log). -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 14:09, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Shit's broken, world bosses don't display no matter how long I wait or how many times I refresh or which browser I use. No errors in console. Protip: don't deploy code on a whim, have it tested properly first. Sentient Waffle (talk) 23:07, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Seems OK now. Sentient Waffle (talk) 01:40, 28 December 2015 (UTC)
Guessing the problem was naming some object properties "class" (which may or may not conflict). Also added some CSS rules for old crap browsers. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 02:04, 28 December 2015 (UTC)
Found another bug; between 22:00 and 00:00 the SMW query wasn't pulling any results. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 23:34, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

15 Minutes Late

Is it just me or this running 15 minutes later than ? Dulfy is correct for me. --Skekzyz (talk) 22:32, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, dulfy results match World boss. I've failed to sort the results correctly when I've returned them using the API ask query (this is only bugged between 22:00 + 00:00). I'll have a go at fixing this tomorrow. Thanks. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 23:26, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Feedback 2016/02/01

I like the page, but wish it would show more of the future rather than so much of the past. I'm looking at the page at 4:45pm EST, and I see things that happened a couple hours ago and not much that is happening in the next few hours.


I really like the event timer and would like to translate it to german. Please contact me so we can discuss the details. --Ludi (talk) 10:12, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi Ludi, I'm working on some further improvements per this reddit thread. The french wiki has managed to translate it, so it shouldn't be too difficult. Pages used:
Bits that should be translated:
  • any titles/labels in "span"/"input" elements
  • there is a large function called "createMapMetaEventData" - these names + links can be localized.
  • the SMW API query could either be pointed at your own wiki (in which case you'd need to copy World boss/data too), or you could point it at // instead
    • the array of objects titled "bosses" - the key values must be the same as returned by the API query, the names + links can be localized.
That's it I think. You've got some bright guys on the de wiki though so any improvement ideas are welcome :P -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:20, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Links and rows

The Heart of Thorns events can be linked the the map meta events or specific meta events now. Some are still a bit lacking, but it should help direct readers to the active content.

Also, would it be possible to have the template allow individual rows to only be shown, such as {{event timer|Dry Top}}? It could be useful to show the current progress on each zone/event page (Dry Top, Crash Site, and Sandstorm!) instead of referring back to this page everytime (as amazing as it is). Mora 18:23, 23 February 2016‎ (UTC).

Hi Mora, I've added the requested functionality to the widget. A slight change to your suggestion though, the template uses the abbreviations instead of the full names, e.g. {{event timer|dt}} for Dry Top. I've also prevented it from displaying titles/the user checkbox preferences, but it should use similar options as specified by the user using the checkboxes on Event timers. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 10:57, 24 February 2016 (UTC)
Just what I was looking for, thank you. The bar itself currently resizes to the available width of the page, but the "Next 2 hours" flag position is fixed (image). I'm not sure if this is really an issue that needs adjusted or if I should just look for another position on the page to put the template. Also, the links still need to be added. Mora 00:01, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
It turns out that CSS float:right and position:absolute are entirely incompatible. I don't really think there is any way around it other than not putting it next to floating elements (i.e. neither infoboxes nor right-floating tables of contents). You could however apply a margin-right value, perhaps using something like {{event timer|dt|style=margin-right:280px}}
Noted on links, I'll get around to checking meta event names later. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 07:49, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

mini bug (?)

There seems to be a huge empty spot for world bosses between 4UTC and 6UTC. Now I'm not sure if this is constant, but even refreshing my browser page keeps that big empty box there (just for world bosses). -Darqam (talk) 04:59, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Are you talking about the hardcore world bosses? Are you seeing what I'm seeing - File:User Chieftain Alex Event timer 4UTC to 6UTC.jpg (i've ticked all the settings boxes)? If so it is intentional that there are no hardcore world bosses between 4:15 UTC + 6 UTC, as this is exactly how it is written on World boss#Full schedule. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 09:51, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Yeah that's what I was seeing. I wasn't sure if it was intentional or not, I just never remembered seeing that big of a gap. Well if it's all normal and expected, then nothing to worry about. -Darqam (talk) 16:22, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Label empty sections as "Downtime" or "No events"? Leaving ti empty does seem succinct though.--Relyk ~ talk < 22:40, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Next event?

I think it would be really nice to have the bars show when the next event is. For example if I just missed Tequatl, I could see (perhaps on hover) when the next one spawns. This should solve the problem of not seeing enough into the future somewhat, without cluttering up the page. Xiphia (talk) 18:50, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

I believe for most bosses you can click on the boss name to find the timers on their respective pages. I'm not saying this won't get done (it's not my place), but this is an alternative for now. -Darqam (talk) 18:53, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Hmm. I guess that it would be possible to do an additional API query for each world boss, perhaps triggered on hover, to pick up the next available time. My free time is a bit thin on the ground at the moment, but I'll think about it. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:12, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Alright I've coded up a first draft. The only thing I don't know how to do neatly is to get the boss name from the clicked element such that the boss name matches the expected name to query with SMW for. I guess I need to rename the World boss/data objects to use the proper canonical name. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:30, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
function nextUp (timezoneOffset) {
    timezoneOffset = 1;
        var elem = $(this);
        var cname ='event-bossname'); // check for valid attribute node

        // Only generate a new query and nextup element if it hasn't been done before for this node
        if (typeof jQuery('.nextup',elem)[0] === 'undefined' && cname) {
            var queryurl = encodeURIComponent('[[Has canonical name::' + cname + ']][[Has world boss event type::+]]|?Spawns at time|sort=Spawns at time|mainlabel=-|headers=hide');
            .done(function(nextup_results) {

                if (nextup_results['query']['meta']['count'] > 0) {
                    // Find events after the current time
                    var now = new Date(), nextevent = [], firstrun = 0;
                    var hour = now.getUTCHours();
                    var minute = now.getUTCMinutes();
                    var nowepoch = 1397520000 + (60*minute) + (60*60*hour);
                    $.each(nextup_results['query']['results'], function(key,val){
                        var eventtime = parseInt(val['printouts']['Spawns at time'][0],10);
                        if (firstrun === 0) {
                            firstrun = eventtime;
                        if (eventtime > nowepoch) {

                    // If no results still, then just take the first one (next day scenario)
                    if (nextevent.length > 0) {
                        nextevent = nextevent[0];
                    } else {
                        nextevent = firstrun;

                    // Convert time to something useful and display it
                    hour = Math.floor((nextevent - 1397520000)/(60*60)); // multiply seconds by 60*60 to get hours
                    minute = Math.floor((nextevent - (1397520000 + hour*60*60))/60);
                    if (timezoneOffset !== 0) {
                        hour = now.getHours();
                        minute = now.getMinutes();

                    // Add information to the page at the bottom of the current segment
                    elem.append('<div class="nextup">Next up: <div class="event-time">' + pad(hour) + ':' + pad(minute) + '</div></div>');
                } else {
                    console.log('Invalid box clicked on, aborting.');
You can preview the code with your browser if you wish to. Current flaws:
  • A) I've bound the doubleclick event to all boxes, so it hits the wiki API with a needless query for anything except world bosses.
  • B) It just compares the boss cycle with the current time, it doesn't take into account whether the page already has the same event that occurs at the "next" slot listed (e.g. the current time is 22:19, the page already lists the modniir ulgoth as the 22:30 event, but doubleclicking on the modniir box will create another piece of text saying "next up at 23:30".
And to clarify, my current script only works for world bosses - it does not work for HoT meta events (+2 hours) or dry top (+1 hour). -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 22:20, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
I've made some small modifications and I've addressed issue A - only clicking on non-blank world boss and hardcore world boss entries summons the additional text popup now. Implemented. I will consider adding something to strip the time from the tags on the other bosses and figure out the next spawn for those too (by adding two hours for HoT, or adding one hour for DT). -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 20:17, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Add (correct) labels to checkboxes

Why are there no working labels for the checkboxes on the bottom? example: "Compact view." I looked at the widget code but couldn't figure out how to add them. --Cloned (talk) 16:44, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

To translate this: you should be able to click anywhere on the label text to toggle the checkbox, not just on the teeny tiny checkbox itself. It doesn't work at the moment because the <label>s have no for="" attribute. In addCheckbox() in Widget:Event timer, someone coughAlexcough needs to change the var label = to: var label = $('<label for="'+keyname+'-toggle" title="'+hoverdesc+'&#013;Reload the page after changing your preferences.">'+desc+'</label>');
In fact, for the sake of sanity, change the whole function to:
    function addCheckbox(keyname,desc,hoverdesc) {
        var id = keyname + '-toggle';
        hoverdesc += '\nReload the page after changing your preferences.'
        var box = $('<input>', {id:id, title:hoverdesc, type:"checkbox"});
        var label = $('<label>', {for:id, title:hoverdesc, text:desc});
        box.attr('checked', getEventTimerPreferences(keyname,false) );
I'd do it myself but I have no widget edit permissions :( -- Dagger (talk) 06:12, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
I went to great pains to make this work in stupidly old browsers which won't support the "closed tag followed by an object syntax", I will however do as you ask. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 12:15, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
Done. thanks Cloned & Dagger for explaining what the original comment was asking. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 12:21, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
Ah, well, never mind the sanity part then. I know that syntax works on Fx3.6 though, I just kinda assumed that anything that works there also works everywhere else. Thanks for the change.-- Dagger (talk) 19:00, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Current Events Timer?

So, it seems that the Bloodstone creatures spawn on a regular time period, starting with moa/devourer at 1am GMT, arcdotus/shark at 2am GMT, wyvern from 3am-3:30, and break from 3:30-4:00 GMT, and then repeating. Could we get a widget for this? With a simple repeat pattern, would it be simple enough to justify doing even if the events only last until the 20th? I know some people are still trying to catch the last elusive creature. Thanks! -Adelas (talk) 05:45, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

Feedback 2016/09/22

Why doesn't the red line show the current time anymore? I thought I had 45 minutes until night in VB, turns out I had 15. :/

-- 01:40, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
I think this is on your end, the red line works fine for me. -Darqam (talk) 02:42, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
It'll be up-to-date when I reload the page, but then it doesn't seem to update until I reload again. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) at 17:56, 23 September 2016‎ (UTC).
I'm getting something odd as well from this timer. It's saying that I'm in UTC-8, but I'm in UTC-7 at the moment (the clock at the top agrees with me).
  • The red line is properly moving, but its label is wrong. It loads as saying "16:05" (wrong hours, no time zone given), but when it moves it changes to "16:00 UTC-8", (no minutes, wrong hour, should be "11:05 UTC-7" or "18:05 UTC").
  • I'm currently using Firefox 48.0.2 on a mac, via Monobook.
  • When using Vector, "18:05 UTC" is loaded (proper hours and minutes), but it quickly changes to "16:00 UTC-8" (all wrong)
G R E E N E R 18:13, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
Follow-up: All appears to be well, now. Thanks Alex. G R E E N E R 20:48, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Anomaly event

Why not add the anomaly event in? its kind of a world boss, has a daily reward, runs on 3 different maps. just a suggestion ^^ --Whowantblood (talk) 12:06, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Sure, but only if you do the legwork and find me the spawn times in UTC. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:12, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
Spawn times occur 20 minutes passed every even hour on a cycle between timerline falls, iron marches and gendarran fields, so it would go like this (btw i suck at wiki formatting) 00:20 timberline falls, 02:20 iron marches, 04:20 gendarran fields, 6:20 timberline falls etc etc --Whowantblood (talk) 02:10, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
I will add the map names when I get back from work later. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 06:58, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
Finished. Remember to a) purge your browser cache CTRL+F5, b) press the "Reset saved preferences" button beneath the timers. Let me know if I messed anything up. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:03, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
The timing is off. Says :40, when it should be :20. | Leyline Anomaly article's timers are on-time. Choco-muffin (talk) 17:44, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
I don't think you're reading it correctly? shows the boss pops up at 20:20 (zone name), and the event is finished by 20:40 (blank text). -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 20:18, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
Ref: File:User Greener Leyline offset.jpg. Showing at :40. G R E E N E R 21:20, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

(Reset indent) I could have sworn it showed properly for me 2 days ago, yet today I see the same thing as Greener... Interesting. -Darqam 21:24, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Ok thanks guys, sorry for the bother but I was able to replicate this in the end. I am not entirely certain that I have solved this yet, but previously only the "start with even hour" box was producing the correct anomaly location/time when the current UTC hour was odd. I might have messed up the cycle prediction so we'll monitor this over the next few days when it hits odd hours to see if it matches up with the table on the anomaly page. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 22:02, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Link Fix

The link for the "Night Bosses" in Verdant Brink goes to a deleted page. - Doodleplex 22:06, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Second line bugged

The second line is showing incorrect times for me right at this moment. It shows Karka Queen starting at 05:00 UTC instead of 06:00 and Tequatl starting at 05:15 UTC instead of 07:00 (which is supposed to be at the "next 2 hours" break) --Gimmethegepgun (talk) 05:42, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, I see 22:00, 22:15, 22:30 for hardcore events.--Relyk ~ talk < 06:13, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
Yep, it got worse. KQ is on it at 06:00 UTC (and she isn't supposed to be on the list at all at this time), followed by Teq at 06:15 and TT at 06:30 --Gimmethegepgun (talk) 06:24, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
Fixed thanks. API output from the SMW query changed. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:00, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Bitterfrost Frontier

Is it possible to track Bitterfrost Frontier daynight cycle? -- 20:49, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

I think it's on the same cycle as the rest of Tyria and should match the timer on Day and night. If it's not, please let us know! =) - Doodleplex 20:58, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
I think it's different. Casual observation while gathering winterberry indicates it is hourly. -- 03:08, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
Looks like the storm warning starts at about xx:30 every hour and takes about 5 minutes for the storm to actually arrive. How quickly Jormag's Fury builds after that depends how many braziers are lit, then once it's full the champs spawn, and the storm clears as soon as you kill 9 champs. Which could conceivably just not happen? Not sure if the storm would clear on its own or stick around forever or what. - Tanetris (talk) 16:53, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
It would appear Bitterfrost Frontier is not consistent cross map. I just went from one megaserver to another, and it switched from night to day. -- 00:19, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Day and night in Tyria

Could you add here the visual graph of day-night cycle in most Tyria zones? While we can use a schedule in the original article, it's not as handy and descriptive as the graphs here; the vertical timer line and ability to quickly compare the day time with other events will be another advantage. -- 13:09, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Verdant Brink's meta is on the same schedule as day and night. I've added a note pointing this out in the notes section -- is that acceptable? --Idris (talk) 13:41, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
Yeah I was going to say the same, VB meta is day/night :D User Judas Sig.pngudas 13:59, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
I've also added a link to this article next to the timer on day and night. --Idris (talk) 14:20, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
I see, yes, this can help somehow. But Verdant Brink graph is less general and more zone-specific: player should conclude that "Night" and "Night Bosses" in VB = "Night" in other areas with the same cycle, even though they have different green backgrounds. Also it doesn't show the short dusk/dawn intervals. Maybe this graph can be improved a bit? Think please. -- 12:34, 2 August 2017 (UTC)
Hey. I've added a Day and night cycle bar above the World bosses. I've also added the ability to hide (and remember these hidden preferences) individual rows using the [X] above and to the right of each row. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:36, 2 August 2017 (UTC)
That looks lovely. You're good at coding the pretty. I've reverted my edits now they're redundant. --Idris (talk) 19:53, 2 August 2017 (UTC)
Excellent, thanks a lot! -- 10:30, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Feedback 2017/08/04

The frozen maw is not on the world boss list. -- 00:11, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

It is, but it's listed as Svanir Shaman Chief, since that's the name of the boss. —Ventriloquist 00:15, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

New Path of Fire timers to be added

Brandstorm in Domain of Vabbi? Only seen it end in some videos though; it's always on for me.
Casino Blitz starts every 2 hours, 5 minutes past, beginning at midnight CEST. I am posting this just as it is about to start. 12:04, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
Blitz starts at 00:05 UTC, 2 hour rotation. I believe each tier is 5 minutes, and after Tier 3 is completed 1 minute before Pináta spawns.

Path of Fire update

Okay so I've added the two requested map metas. I would like someone else to propose a new colour scheme, it looks a bit crap picking random different colours for each meta. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 13:01, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

Colours are still a mess. Maybe we could use background-images instead of colours for the various zones, and different transparency levels or something. --Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:06, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Feedback 2017/11/21

Would be great to add the Hounds of balthazar of the Domain of Vabbi meta (Forged with fire). I heard they are each 2.5 hours. --- Saelyth's pictureSaelyth / Aens Talk 11:18, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Anything that has a non-multiple of 2 number of hours will eventually clash with the Zealot's event bar. If that is correct, it'll make a right mess. I won't be adding this event. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 16:50, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

Feedback 2017/11/26

The Desert Highlands The Search for Buried Treasure event occurs at each odd UTC hour for 20 minutes. --Separ (talk) 13:56, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

Multiple of 2 hours, I approve. Added. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 16:50, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

Feedback 2017/12/21

Are Domain of Istan metas going to be added? I know Palawadan is every 2 hours at the :45 mark. Not sure about timings for the rest but it would be good to know where to go to farm. :)

Feedback 2018/01/10

Domain of istan: Palawadan is every 2 hours (uneven GMT hours). Great hall at xx:20 of every hour. Please add it. --- Saelyth's pictureSaelyth / Aens Talk 17:44, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

These two events overlap on odd hours between n+1:20 and n+1:30 - how do you think I should display that here. I can either display the odd palawadan as being shorter in duration (20 min instead of 30 min), or do it some other way. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:26, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
Maybe label them as "Event 1 AND event 2" if they overlap, with an alpha layer for colours so we can see it's both at an easy check. - Saelyth's pictureSaelyth / Aens Talk 16:54, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
I've had subsequent information on other talk pages indicating a different time for the Great Hall event, hence i chose not to add it as I believe its just on a "previous end time" + 15 minute timer. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 17:54, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Feedback 2018/02/03

Please change the dragon stand timer back to what it was before. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 03:19, 4 February 2018 (UTC).

In terms of labels or colour scheme? I feel that the labels are now more accurate than they were before (where it simply said "start"). -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 12:02, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
Now I can not figure out when Dragon Stand Meta Starts. It seems all the same. Blighting tower this or that or continue. What phase the meta is in is data not information. The information we need is when does the next meta round begin, so we can plan for it. My 2 c. :) Lancer 13:35, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes it has changed but the previous name wasn't satisfying everyone. We've got to compromise here as we've received both sides of the argument. The segment already has the section title "Dragon's Stand" and the segment includes "start" - this seems pretty obvious to me. - 14:29, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Feedback 2018/02/04

In terms of labels. "Start" is better than this extra stuff. The extra stuff is confusing. I want to know when it starts. There's no reason to know any of the other stuff.

Feedback 2018/03/29

Fire Elemental's wikilink redirects to [[Destroy the fire elemental created from chaotic energy fusing with the C.L.E.A.N. 5000]] instead of Destroy the fire elemental created from chaotic energy fusing with the C.L.E.A.N. 5000's energy core. I tried to change that I couldn't find the correct spot. --❄The F. Prince❄ (talk) 11:03, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the keen eye. The error is on Widget:Event timer, but only a handful of users with widget editor rights can edit widgets, and neither of us are in that group, so we'll have to wait for someone else to fix it. --Idris (talk) 13:12, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
Fixed. 😎 —Ventriloquist 15:21, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

Feedback 2018/04/01

Replace with feedback text. -- 15:40, 1 April 2018 (UTC) I have now switched websites for GW2 event timers, as this one has an annoying paperclip with sound now....bad choice

It's just an April Fools' gag, don't worry, it'll be gone tomorrow. In the meantime, you can disable it by clicking on the "Disable C.L.I.P.P.Y." link at the very bottom of the page. :) --Idris (talk) 15:42, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Feedback 2018/05/11

It would be lovely if the awakened incursions were added. -- 19:27, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

Feedback 2018/06/16

Would be happy to see gathering storm and specimen chamber added. -- 16:39, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

I'm confident that the Gathering Storms meta is not on a timer -its map based- and depends on the individual map completing the events. I'm less sure about The Specimen Chamber but I think its also map dependent - any proof you've got of the latter being on a timer I'll take a look at. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 17:34, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Feedback 2018/06/22

Octovine has no waypoint? Any reason why we couldn't link it to [&BMYHAAA=] Iarp (talk) 02:36, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

It's likely because there are 4 waypoints that can be used, not one, and the one you posted is contested before the Octovine starts. - Doodleplex 02:39, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

Doesn't mean that the waypoint can't be added. People automatically will use the closest waypoint available. The point of the waypoint is to show the closest area people can teleport to in order to participate in the event. Not adding the waypoint, regardless of it being contested or not, would defeat the entire point of using waypoints at all. After all, there are other events in which waypoints can become contested during the active period of said event. Derigar (talk) 11:40, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Feedback 2018/06/27

The waypoints for Ley-line anomaly are incorrect. Could these be removed for now please? (Especially since the event is needed for the beetle collection now)

They are the more popular spawn points for each path, so I'm choosing to leave them. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 20:06, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
You're not understanding, the WP for iron marches is linking to gendarran fields, the WP for gendarran fields is linking to timberline falls and timberline falls is linking to iron marches.
Aha thanks for describing the issue more clearly, yes that is a bug. Probably been around for a few months without anyone noticing. I've pushed the chatlinks around by one cycle, hopefully that will fix it. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 06:15, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Timberline fall anomaly WP link ([&BOYBAAA=]) is wrong, it points to a WP in Iron Marches. It should be [&BFACAAA=] instead (or any WP in the correct map). -- 23:46, 27 June 2018 (UTC)


The LL Anomaly link for Timberline was showing [&BOYBAAA=], which is the wrong map. (The article for the LL Anomaly does show the correct location.) adding: based on the other comments, it looks like the location display is correct, but the chat code for the wp is offset by the wrong amount -- 05:11, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

fix looks as if it might have done the trick. The Gendar link points to the popular WP in the fields, whereas it wasn't earlier. I'll double check later just in case. Thanks for quick repair.

Festival events?

I'm not sure if the system is set up to allow temporary timer rows, but it'd be nice to have festival events while the festivals are live (Labyrinthine Cliffs races/treasure hunt and Mad King Says are the big ones).

For Festival of the Four Winds:

  • even:00 - dolyak race
  • even:35 - treasure hunt
  • odd:30 - skimmer race

For Halloween:

  • even:00 - mad king says

BenLubar (talk) 19:32, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

Your comment was added about half an hour after I added the Festival of the Four winds timer (2nd from top). -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 20:24, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
The festival is over now, so I guess it could be hidden until next year? -- kazerniel (talk) 12:35, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
It's now hidden by default. If you're seeing it, you may want to "Reset saved preferences". G R E E N E R 15:19, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, that fixed it! -- kazerniel (talk) 10:34, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Just wanted to note that the Wintersday event timer isn't up, if there is one. If someone could update this it would be much appreciated! Ihavethecat (talk) 18:44, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Unless you tell me what should be on the timer I can't add it since there's nothing coded for it. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:09, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Feedback 2018/08/03

Is there any way to code an option to display local times? I know that its set to 24 hour clock, can there be an option to display it as a 12 hour clock

Hi. I've added this feature to a test version: User:Chieftain Alex/sandbox2 -- let me know if you find any bugs, if not I can push these changes live. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 09:19, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

12-hour times

12-hour times has 12 AM as 0 AM. — Cronos 04:13, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the prompt. Applied this fix. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:24, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Feedback 2018/09/16

Are we able to go forward in time to see what events are coming up? I see a button (?) labeled "Next 2 hours" is grayed out. If this is not a feature, is it able to be?

It's not currently a button. Generally every set of map events, apart from World bosses, repeats every 2 hours and is exactly the same. World bosses have their own timer page anyway (See also).
If I was to consider this feature I'd need to have a way of (1) pausing the 10 second update, (2) over-riding the current time based initialisation, (3) letting users set the active time window, and (4) resuming auto-update. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 06:15, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
(1) could be done with clearInterval as is used every 2hr reset anyway + reveal an unpause button, (2) could be done with a third parameter for createEventBars, (3) user select is the hard bit, (4) is probably a button than appears from 1 and deletes the canvas and redraws it using default settings.
Any suggestions you have for addressing (3) would be appreciated. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 06:26, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
Okay the test version is up at Guild Wars 2 Wiki:Sandbox - see if its as expected. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 23:25, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
Hrm one bug left to fix: make it possible to keep pressing next past midnight, and not blank out all the events, and resume when the offset is +24 hours. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 06:29, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Request for addition of Thunderhead Peaks metas

I suggest adding the Thunderhead Peaks map metas to the event timer. They are required for Dragonsblood Weapons and for full map completion. Meta events are as follows (there are 2 total).

Meta 1:

Meta 2:

  • The Oil Floes
  • Waypoint: [&BKYLAAA=] Revolution's Heart Waypoint
  • Starts at every 45 minutes past every even hour UTC (e.g. 00:45, 02:45, 04:45, etc)
  • Has a 15 minute timer to complete the Drill + Oil Reclaimation events before forced meta failure (i.e. event bar on timer should be15 minutes)
  • Boss spawns after successful oil reclaimation

Fam (talk) 21:38, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you Fam, I'll update this tomorrow. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 23:14, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
Looking great thankyou! One small change is that the durations for the events are reversed: Oil Floes should be 15 minutes and Thunderhead Keep should be 20 minutes. Fam (talk) 21:19, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
Argh sheer incompetence on my part. Pre-dinner concentration dive. Thanks for your patience. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:41, 10 January 2019 (UTC)