Talk:Mouvelian calendar

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I vote for including it at the bottom of the article. I suspect a lot of people will find this page by clicking on links such as "Durmand Priory, established in 1105 AE". Maybe I'm the only one, but when I click that kind of a link, I'm actually interested in what's going on around that timeframe, not just what the AE stands for. I can see people clicking the link, learning what AE stands for for the first time, and then forgetting the year they wanted to look up on the timeline and getting frustrated. I could be wrong, though. -- Armond WarbladeUser Armond sig image.png 22:07, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Timeline exists because there's more than one calendar in-game (however, only one is used in Tyria and thus, as far as we know, only one will be mentioned during the initial release). Konig/talk 22:17, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

5 "hidden" days discovered[edit]

“Friends and fellows. Due to recent (amazing!) reasoning by scholars of the Astronomagical Society, we are pleased to announce that we have added the five hidden days to our calendar year! That’s five extra days we’ve recognized for you to advance your work before the annual review. Gifts and gratitude are unnecessary. We merely acknowledged them officially; we did not create them. May all your projects be almost as successful as ours.” — Mikk

So there always were 365 days in a year, though everyone thought there were only 360, until these Asura discovered the truth. --Landon144 (talk) 00:30, 8 August 2013 (UTC)


With the LS s2, ANet has added a lot of dates to various scraps and more importantly: the journal! :)
I am so happy to see this, something I've wanted to see for a long time now. This makes it easier for players to get some time perspective, e.g. between Personal Story vs Living Story. What I find hard however is to identify the actual dates when I see "5 Season of the Scion".
I would love it if there was an auto-converter on this site where you could fill in the season and day: and it would convert into month and day. I think it would make it easier for players to "understand and read" the in-game dates.
Just food for thought... Titus The Third User titus the third.png 19:47, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

There is, kinda! --Ventriloquist (talk) 12:02, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Any way to make that more user friendly for those players who don't know how to handle their way around templates though? Something like a Google translate box or something here on the Mouvelian site...? Titus The Third User titus the third.png 19:10, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
I considered creating another template that you could use to feed {{Mouvelian}} with dates in a more human-readable format, but it'd only be a marginal improvement, and it'd still only accept one format. The alternative is to use semantic forms; I've no experience with smw personally but I could look into it when I get time. Santax (talk · contribs) 19:34, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
NB!: this was just something I thought of as some possible "cool" feature. So, please don't work your ass off for my silly ideas. Unless this kinda thing interests you as well of course, and/or if you think you could have a fun time learning new stuff. I must say though: you guys - the Wiki community - are just amazing. All the work you put into the Wiki and into helping other people learn is quite admirable. Titus The Third User titus the third.png 20:47, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
I had to learn what parser functions were just to make the template (although not without help from Ish), so I'm not averse to that sort of thing :) but thanks! Santax (talk · contribs) 21:31, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm two years late to this discussion, but it still inspired me to tweak the template so that it displays the Gregorian date as a tooltip: 23 Scion 1337! --Idris (talk) 23:22, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

1328 Mouvelian calendar. Will it still work.[edit]

Hi all , I'm planing on releasing this google spreadsheet 1328 Mouvelian calendar within the next month or two. Noticed some changes happening to the wiki calendar. Is this just to account for the leap year? or are bigger changes coming? --Quietcold (talk) 17:10, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Feedback 2016/08/08[edit]

Article no longer features a conversion to what day it presently is to the calendar. Is there a reason for this? It was a very neat thing. -- 23:17, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

It's because in-game dates don't sync with real life any more. The canonical dates of HoT and Out of the Shadows (which are listed in Conspiracy of Dunces) are off by a ridiculously long time (more than half a year) due to the real world gap between Season 2 and HoT --Gimmethegepgun (talk) 01:55, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
See the note I've added at the bottom, and my edit summary when I removed it: "Out of the Shadows happened on 17 Zephyr according to Conspiracy of Dunces (the day of the ritual beneath the Bloodstone). The template is off by over 180 days, so I'm removing it because it's clear they're no longer syncing calendars." Konig 02:47, 9 August 2016 (UTC)


After a bit of wiki searching the only Mikk I found is a Lionguard, who I don't think this quote is from. What is the source for this? ~~Trevor95251 05:43, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

The first reference link. Konig (talk) 07:59, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks ~~Trevor95251 01:33, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

About the "confirmation".[edit]

For what it's worth, this "confirmation", while from someone once an ArenaNet dev, wasn't given at a time she was one still; at least according to her wiki page. And while it may confirm that the days have been added at the end of the year back then, neither was this made clear in Mikk's announcement back then nor through any further anouncements thereafter, as far as i'm aware, which, at least for my understanding, leaves this an open problem. Nightsky (talk) 20:44, 8 January 2023 (UTC)

It's confirmation from the person who shared us this. "Mikk's announcement" was just Angel McCoy writing it up in an interview and has no greater or lesser validity than the confirmatino of the five days' placement. If other devs ever comment on it - and this is a big if since even the 5 days' addition is never once brought up at any other point - then we can site that. But by hierarchy of canonicity, this is sufficient enough to consider it confirmed until otherwise stated. Mind you it's on the lower end of that hierarchy, but it is still higher than "nothing". Konig (talk) 21:10, 8 January 2023 (UTC)