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    close at a specific time and open at a specific time?
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    They can't saty up all night and moderate it. Plus, kids will stay up all night and play.

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    • #3
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      they might get complaints from parents? i have no clue, but then again, club penguin is 24 hour service, and they dont have staff that are walking around inspecting things. Does toontown stay open 24 hours? i have no idea, i dont play toontown. anyone have any ideas?
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      • #4
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        Originally posted by soccerskinnyme View Post
        they might get complaints from parents? i have no clue, but then again, club penguin is 24 hour service, and they dont have staff that are walking around inspecting things. Does toontown stay open 24 hours? i have no idea, i dont play toontown. anyone have any ideas?
        toontown doesn't close.
        but vmk is different because it does have staff and they need to get their rest also
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        • #5
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          why cant they do shifts?.. ok after reading that it seems kind of strange that u would take night shifts on a computer game O.o

          why do they base the time on Pacific Time?
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          • #6
            Re: why does the vmk

            Because that's where their headquarters is.

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            • #7
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              If they didn't close VMK I'd be on it a whole lot more!

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Cozet36 View Post
                why cant they do shifts?.. ok after reading that it seems kind of strange that u would take night shifts on a computer game O.o
                Not really. Some of the bigger MMOGs out there do have night staffs. More often than not, it is people who they hire in other parts of the world that are already awake/are starting their morning.

                And with Disney management teams set up in Paris, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, I don't see how hiring a "night" staff would be a problem. Most of those places do have English speaking employees in one fashion or another. They also have American Imagineers working there on site from time to time. No reason they can't have a few people in each area working for VMK.

                Originally posted by barfownz View Post
                Plus, kids will stay up all night and play.
                I consider that an example of bad parenting. If you can't make your kid stop playing a game to sleep or go to the bathroom, there's something deeply wrong with them.
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                • #9
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                  i know why, the staff thats there job, i might seem like its just a hobbby but they do get payed for it, so like many jobs they're not gonna stay up ALL night being that the staff are just a few of the workers... also they are on a different time frame than most their on Pacific ((or at least they do all the events in pacific and they go to work around 7 am if it is pacific)) ZeekSlider have to agree with you if you dont have enough self-control to stop playing the game you need to just quit before it becomes a BIG problem...
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                  • #10
                    Re: why does the vmk

                    Originally posted by whitapino View Post
                    toontown doesn't close.
                    but vmk is different because it does have staff and they need to get their rest also
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                    • #11
                      Re: why does the vmk

                      Originally posted by ZeekSlider View Post
                      Some of the bigger MMOGs out there do have night staffs. More often than not, it is people who they hire in other parts of the world that are already awake/are starting their morning.

                      And with Disney management teams set up in Paris, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, I don't see how hiring a "night" staff would be a problem. Most of those places do have English speaking employees in one fashion or another. They also have American Imagineers working there on site from time to time. No reason they can't have a few people in each area working for VMK.
                      Quoted for emphisis.

                      The VMK staff doesn't have to be exclusively located in California, especially if the only concern right now is chat and safety moderation and monitoring.
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                      • #12
                        Re: why does the vmk

                        Originally posted by ZeekSlider View Post
                        Not really. Some of the bigger MMOGs out there do have night staffs. More often than not, it is people who they hire in other parts of the world that are already awake/are starting their morning.


                        I consider that an example of bad parenting. If you can't make your kid stop playing a game to sleep or go to the bathroom, there's something deeply wrong with them.

                        i agree..

                        im guessing WOW ( a.k.a World Of Warcraft ) has people that take night shifts?
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                        • #13
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                          I think they close the game bc its based on magic kingdom.. and magic kingdom opens at 10.. and i think closes at 12? i forgot when vmk closes bc it is VIRTUAL MAGIC KINGDOM so i would guess that it closes/opens at the same time as real 1

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                          • #14
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                            ahhh my brain hurts..
                            :yea: if fun were people, id be china! :yea:

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by Cozet36 View Post
                              im guessing WOW ( a.k.a World Of Warcraft ) has people that take night shifts?
                              More than likely, as well as probably a night shift technician should a server explode or something, even though the traffic would be lighter. In my experiance, the nights on most MMOs like WOW are the best times to play as you get the people that actually play the game right and are not concerned with petty things like items, credits, Taken, Baby, Cute or Boot, etc. You also get less preditors online, which is like a breath of fresh air on a crowded subway train to us older users that tend to act like big kids online.

                              I would guess that VMK could do the exact same thing. There probably won't be any more than a handfull of players (under 1,000 if even that) between the hours of midnight and 05:00 AM, and most of them would be people that can actually stay up that late with very few kids around. The only thing the moderation staff would have to do is monitor everything they normally do, but the benifit to them is that the work load would be lighter.

                              To top it off, the severs won't be so laggy, as not everyone is pinging (reads: trying to sign on or do something on VMK) all at the same time.

                              Originally posted by Flame View Post
                              I think they close the game bc its based on magic kingdom.. and magic kingdom opens at 10.. and i think closes at 12? i forgot when vmk closes bc it is VIRTUAL MAGIC KINGDOM so i would guess that it closes/opens at the same time as real 1
                              Hate to break it to you, but theme parks have seasonal hours that change depending on when school general starts and ends. During the summer months, theme parks extend their hours to maximize profit and guest attendence. During the school season, they compensate for small crowds by having shorter operational hours as well as cancelling unneeded entertainment during most of the week. That's why during the month of January, Fantasmic! only shows on weekends instead of twice nightly like over the summer.

                              If VMK is suppose to act like the reaon park in operational hours, I would guess that it would be closed by 8 PM PST during this time of the month... as well as maybe charge us an extra 300 credits to stay later to enjoy the Halloween event similar to what WDW does with their holiday parties. (okay, okay, I admit, that was a cheap shot at them, but can you blame me when Tokyo Disneyland offers their Halloween and Christmas stuff for no additional fee to any of their guests? I don't think even the original Disneyland does that!)
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