03-23-2017, 11:16 AM

I thought it would be cool to have the Atlian time displayed on the website (it's there now, right side of the main menu). But to do it, I had to fill in a few details from Iyoforeayo's wiki post so that the calculations would work, as well as make a few assumptions about time in general. So consider this all a suggestion for how Atlian time works...

Rotational Period: 20 Earth minutes (30 times faster than Jupiter)

Orbit Around Atlian Sun: 28 Earth days (about 3 times faster than Mercury)

Atlian Axis Tile: 24 degrees (just made this up, gives us seasons)

- The first assumption is that the "epoch" of time was set by Ajaxan in his "Official Update" (here) where he set Earth time "1:08am Mar 21, 2017" to be the same as Atlian time "29th of Timberfall, 415 ACE". So all time calculations center around that.

- From Iyoforeyo's post, the following are facts of Atlian time:
- One Atlian year is equal to one month in real time.

- Each Atlian year consists of four seasons.

- One Atlian year is equal to one month in real time.

- To make calculations FAR easier, I clarified one of the above facts. The intent could have been that each Earth month (no matter how many days it had) would correspond to an Atlian year, so the years would vary in the number of days of each Atlian season. But Earth time is so wacky, and since we are inventing the Atlian calendar, I thought it made sense to make it more mathematical.
- One Atlian year is equal to 28 days of real (Earth) time.

- Which leads to 7 Earth days per Atlian season.

- One Atlian year is equal to 28 days of real (Earth) time.

- Here's where it gets interesting, since Ajaxan used the "29th" of a season, it indicated that there are at least 29 days in a season, which (if the seasons are roughly equal) leads to at least 116 Atlian days per year. So should a day be to make it all fit?
- One Atlian day is equal to one Minecraft day, or 20 minutes, Earth time.

- Which leads to 72 Atlian days per Earth day, and 504 Atlian days per season

- One Atlian day is equal to one Minecraft day, or 20 minutes, Earth time.

- It may seem a bit weird to have 504 days in a "season", but even Earth seasons have almost 100 days. So there are only 5 times more days in an Atlian season than in an Earth season...reasonable. And personally, I like the fact that a Minecraft day plays into the calculations, and you may even say it is "obvious" that a Minecraft day is an Atlian day.

Quote:Here's the suggestion in a nutshell:This all leads to some interesting facts about the Atlian world:All other time parameters are as in Iyoforeayo's post, such as ACE, BCE, season names, and printed date format.

- One Atlian year is 28 days of Earth time.

- Four seasons in an Atlian year, each 7 Earth days long

- An Atlian day is a Minecraft day (20 Earth minutes), with 72 Atlian days in an Earth day, and 504 Atlian days per season

Rotational Period: 20 Earth minutes (30 times faster than Jupiter)

Orbit Around Atlian Sun: 28 Earth days (about 3 times faster than Mercury)

Atlian Axis Tile: 24 degrees (just made this up, gives us seasons)