View Full Version : So a majority of users are online in the afternoon

09-21-2010, 10:28 AM
So what gives? Acroding to the steam stats (http://store.steampowered.com/stats/). Notice the peak hours. I wonder if a lot of users play in the afternoon.

Silicon Vampire
09-21-2010, 10:48 AM
Afternoon for you maybe... Time Zones. Steam is global.

09-21-2010, 10:49 AM
I'm willing to guess that since Valve is in Washington that they use Pacific Time to create their steam stats. So to say that a lot of people play online in the afternoon then would mean it's the evening on the East Coast and a different time everywhere else. When you wake up in the morning Europe is gaming it on. So on and so forth.

09-21-2010, 10:50 AM
People go to school and work in the mornings etc...

Kinda makes sense yes? ...

09-21-2010, 12:11 PM
Afternoon for you maybe... Time Zones. Steam is global.

This sums it up. The stats are listed at a particular fixed time. That time is recognised and adjusted according to time zone.

In one zone it could be morning, another could be evening, and another could be in the early hours