It is a 6 hour difference between Inno (German) time and the U.S. East Coast
which would make it a 9 hour difference between German time and West Coast US time.
7 for Central, 8 for Mountain and so on.
Inno has always been vague about the exact drop (world opening) time of the day but the are usually pretty accurate on the date itself.
I just so happened to get lucky that I left a world last night and ta-da brand new server opens up! I was JUST about to go over to the .en servers but then I saw this opportunity.
I am a professional (if you don't know me, just give that a month or two heh..) and I'm going to train some people up on the rim, new people if i can, and not just eat them or let them be eaten. That is such weakness, typically from players too afraid or unable through gameplay to take on a good, active player.
This is my last ditch effort to attempt to "save" the US servers by training up what I'm hoping can or will be a new wave/class of us grepo player. The last time I did this: I trained Chris John, Mazda6, and found both IP Freely and HMZephyr from smaller alliances and brought them into the fold. You can ask any of them (the first 3 are retired, Baris took a lot out of my protege's) about that.