It's totally Steam's fault for this late release. The developers wanted a simultaneous release so nobody would get it earlier than anyone else... and since Steam is being used, that means waiting on Steam and inconveniencing everyone else.
Must be nice living at the centre of the world.
a simultaneous release and no one
is getting it earlier than anyone else. Timezones aren't different dimensions, they're just ways of applying a different name to the exact same moment in time. It's also nothing to do with Steam, on that service Skyrim launched as it turned to the 11th of November 2011 in each territory around the world (i.e. Australia got it about 12 hours before America).
THAT, however, pisses me off to no end.
It's frustrating that people have such difficutly comprehending timezones that developers and publishers have started catering to them. Saying "Everyone gets it 00:00 on the 11th" is easier than explaining to them that there's no such thing as a unified world clock.
What? I thought you said 19:00 Warsaw time? Since when is Poland not in GMT +1? Edit:
I actually see now that you did say 17:00 GMT and then 19:00 Warsaw Time.. which doesn't actually confuse me less, considering that Poland is still in GMT+1 last I checked. o_o But thanks for killing a full hour for me. :D
Now is summer time, that's why you are confused. During winter time Poland is GMT+1and during summer Poland is GMT+2.
Oh god, no. Timezones are timezones. Be it summer or winter, the timezones are still GMT, GMT +1, GMT +2, etc.
Individual nations then adjust to whatever the hell they want, but the timezone is still the timezone. I wish I could move them around at will, but I can't. :P