I noticed that most players like to come on early in the morning or late at night and on weekends there is less activity. Is that my perception or is that the usual time?
Hunter, I think your observations are correct.
I, however, am an amateur author and a stay at home parent. So when I am not involved with my kids, or writing my next book, I am searching out new material or ideas or browsing the forums and threads here.
Its Christmas time so I expect the posting times will vary a lot but I tend to come on either morning or night as well so good perception on your part. I think weekends are slow because its weekend! lol So much to do that you can't get done during the week.
The Christmas issue is really noticeable even with the game I'm in I can see everyone takes longer to add their character actions.
I come on anytime but tend to do so more in the evening than the morning. Its true that Christmas has made it even more difficult to get on and that probably won't change until the new year.
Before I leave home and after I come back is usually my schedule. The holidays has made it a bit haphazard so I have no definite time until the new year rolls in.
Sometimes its early in the morning or late in the evening it really depends on my schedule for the day. So when I do get online I try to make it one shot and answer every thread my character is in and a couple of general topics if they peak my interest.
I have noticed that most people do post in the morning or evening, but with this being an international board that actually spreads the posts out a bit throughout the day. Between the evening when I check and the early morning when I check, usually very little has changed, but I get emails about mid-morning through lunch about a lot of updates. I imagine this is morning to most of the people I game with, but not for me. I am on all day and just post whenver I need a minute to take a break from my work.