brionac

Alolan Fox
This will be a quick summary on internet time, or .beat time since most of it is explained here from Wikipedia anyways. There is not much to add other than what equipment is related to this unique feature of the game, so this will be a quick guide for beginners to understand easily. You can also check what the time is at this website: https://www.swatch.com and maybe start using this time standard to set up your next meeting time with your friends in the game.

Swatch Internet Time (or .beat time) is a decimal time concept introduced in 1998 by the Swatch corporation as part of their marketing campaign for their line of "Beat" watches.

Instead of hours and minutes, the mean solar day is divided into 1000 parts called ".beats". Each .beat is equal to one decimal minute in the French Revolutionary decimal time system and lasts 1 minute and 26.4 seconds (86.4 seconds) in standard time. Times are notated as a 3-digit number out of 1000 after midnight. So, for example @248 would indicate a time 248 .beats after midnight representing 248/1000 of a day, just over 5 hours and 57 minutes.

There are no time zones in Swatch Internet Time; instead, the new time scale of Biel Meantime (BMT) is used, based on Swatch's headquarters in Biel, Switzerland and equivalent to Central European Time, West Africa Time, and UTC+01. Unlike civil time in Switzerland and many other countries, Swatch Internet Time does not observe daylight saving time.

Divine Punishment

Three weapons come to mind: Heaven Striker, Heaven Punisher, and Mille Marteaux. Clicking on each link will reveal what they do, but to summarize the idea, even hundred beat times will activate the divine punishment special attack (A Striker Unit is required for Heaven Striker to use this special attack, and Striker Plus is not included.) while odd hundred beat times will activate a hard accurate auto-targeting special attack with shot range, which is fun to try with the Mille Marteaux because this weapon acts like a turret with this kind of special attack.

Divine Protection

There is a unit that nobody really uses a lot that also is affected by this beat time system, and it's called Divine Protection. It says here that "Divine Protection is a rare unit that only takes effect during when the hundreds digit of the beat time is odd. During this time, the user's LCK will be doubled and EDK and ELT are boosted by 20."

Galatine

Here's a description from an article about this special saber that has its ATP based on beat time called Galatine:

Galatine has a base ATP of 330-420 which is multiplied depending on the beat time.
  • 000-124: 0.33x (110-140)
  • 125-249: 0.5x (165-210)
  • 250-374: 1x (330-420)
  • 375-499: 2x (660-840)
  • 500-624: 3x (990-1260)
  • 652-749: 2x (660-840)
  • 750-874: 1x (660-840)
  • 875-999: 0.5x (165-210)
The weapon's grinds are also affected by the beat time, giving Galatine a potential ATP range of 1,044 - 1,314, more than any other weapon in the game.

Epsiguard

Here's a description from an article about this special shield that has its elemental resistance change every two beats called Epsiguard:

Epsiguard is a rare barrier only equippable by androids. Depending on the beat time, the resistances that it offers changes.

Every 2 beats, Epsiguard will change colour in a set order and give a resistance to the matching color:

  • Red: 50 EFR
  • Blue: 50 EIC
  • Yellow: 50 ETH
  • Purple: 50 EDK
Morning Glory

Here's a description from an article about this special claw that boosts its ATP based on the time of day in beat time called Morning Glory:

Morning Glory is a special claw that gains extra ATP depending on the time of day.

Morning Glory gains up to an extra 250 ATP depending on beat time, allowing the weapon to have up to 750 ATP, almost putting it on par with the legendary Nei's Claw. The amount of extra ATP gained is calculated with the following formula: (Current Beat Time / 4)


Equipping this Morning Prayer, a rare frame, to this claw will boost your Morning Glory's power too, but it's not as "glorious" as a Thirteen and Diska of Braveman are when those are equipped in my opinion. I don't know though, maybe you really like this claw a lot because it looks like Wolverine's claw, and that's cool too.

Short Table of Conversions for Swatch Internet Time to UTC Time
.beat--UTC+01 Time-UTC Time
005----00:07:12----23:07:12
010----00:14:24----23:14:24
015----00:21:36----23:21:36
020----00:28:48----23:28:48
025----00:36:00----23:36:00
030----00:43:12----23:43:12
035----00:50:24----23:50:24
040----00:57:36----23:57:36
045----01:04:48----00:04:48
050----01:12:00----00:12:00
055----01:19:12----00:19:12
060----01:26:24----00:26:24
065----01:33:36----00:33:36
070----01:40:48----00:40:48
075----01:48:00----00:48:00
080----01:55:12----00:55:12
085----02:02:24----01:02:24
090----02:09:36----01:09:36
095----02:16:48----01:16:48
100----02:24:00----01:24:00
105----02:31:12----01:31:12
110----02:38:24----01:38:24
115----02:45:36----01:45:36
120----02:52:48----01:52:48
125----03:00:00----02:00:00
130----03:07:12----02:07:12
135----03:14:24----02:14:24
140----03:21:36----02:21:36
145----03:28:48----02:28:48
150----03:36:00----02:36:00
155----03:43:12----02:43:12
160----03:50:24----02:50:24
165----03:57:36----02:57:36
170----04:04:48----03:04:48
175----04:12:00----03:12:00
180----04:19:12----03:19:12
185----04:26:24----03:26:24
190----04:33:36----03:33:36
195----04:40:48----03:40:48
200----04:48:00----03:48:00
205----04:55:12----03:55:12
210----05:02:24----04:02:24
215----05:09:36----04:09:36
220----05:16:48----04:16:48
225----05:24:00----04:24:00
230----05:31:12----04:31:12
235----05:38:24----04:38:24
240----05:45:36----04:45:36
245----05:52:48----04:52:48
250----06:00:00----05:00:00
255----06:07:12----05:07:12
260----06:14:24----05:14:24
265----06:21:36----05:21:36
270----06:28:48----05:28:48
275----06:36:00----05:36:00
280----06:43:12----05:43:12
285----06:50:24----05:50:24
290----06:57:36----05:57:36
295----07:04:48----06:04:48
300----07:12:00----06:12:00
305----07:19:12----06:19:12
310----07:26:24----06:26:24
315----07:33:36----06:33:36
320----07:40:48----06:40:48
325----07:48:00----06:48:00
330----07:55:12----06:55:12
335----08:02:24----07:02:24
340----08:09:36----07:09:36
345----08:16:48----07:16:48
350----08:24:00----07:24:00
355----08:31:12----07:31:12
360----08:38:24----07:38:24
365----08:45:36----07:45:36
370----08:52:48----07:52:48
375----09:00:00----08:00:00
380----09:07:12----08:07:12
385----09:14:24----08:14:24
390----09:21:36----08:21:36
395----09:28:48----08:28:48
400----09:36:00----08:36:00
405----09:43:12----08:43:12
410----09:50:24----08:50:24
415----09:57:36----08:57:36
420----10:04:48----09:04:48
425----10:12:00----09:12:00
430----10:19:12----09:19:12
435----10:26:24----09:26:24
440----10:33:36----09:33:36
445----10:40:48----09:40:48
450----10:48:00----09:48:00
455----10:55:12----09:55:12
460----11:02:24----10:02:24
465----11:09:36----10:09:36
470----11:16:48----10:16:48
475----11:24:00----10:24:00
480----11:31:12----10:31:12
485----11:38:24----10:38:24
490----11:45:36----10:45:36
495----11:52:48----10:52:48
500----12:00:00----11:00:00
505----12:07:12----11:07:12
510----12:14:24----11:14:24
515----12:21:36----11:21:36
520----12:28:48----11:28:48
525----12:36:00----11:36:00
530----12:43:12----11:43:12
535----12:50:24----11:50:24
540----12:57:36----11:57:36
545----13:04:48----12:04:48
550----13:12:00----12:12:00
555----13:19:12----12:19:12
560----13:26:24----12:26:24
565----13:33:36----12:33:36
570----13:40:48----12:40:48
575----13:48:00----12:48:00
580----13:55:12----12:55:12
585----14:02:24----13:02:24
590----14:09:36----13:09:36
595----14:16:48----13:16:48
600----14:24:00----13:24:00
605----14:31:12----13:31:12
610----14:38:24----13:38:24
615----14:45:36----13:45:36
620----14:52:48----13:52:48
625----15:00:00----14:00:00
630----15:07:12----14:07:12
635----15:14:24----14:14:24
640----15:21:36----14:21:36
645----15:28:48----14:28:48
650----15:36:00----14:36:00
655----15:43:12----14:43:12
660----15:50:24----14:50:24
665----15:57:36----14:57:36
670----16:04:48----15:04:48
675----16:12:00----15:12:00
680----16:19:12----15:19:12
685----16:26:24----15:26:24
690----16:33:36----15:33:36
695----16:40:48----15:40:48
700----16:48:00----15:48:00
705----16:55:12----15:55:12
710----17:02:24----16:02:24
715----17:09:36----16:09:36
720----17:16:48----16:16:48
725----17:24:00----16:24:00
730----17:31:12----16:31:12
735----17:38:24----16:38:24
740----17:45:36----16:45:36
745----17:52:48----16:52:48
750----18:00:00----17:00:00
755----18:07:12----17:07:12
760----18:14:24----17:14:24
765----18:21:36----17:21:36
770----18:28:48----17:28:48
775----18:36:00----17:36:00
780----18:43:12----17:43:12
785----18:50:24----17:50:24
790----18:57:36----17:57:36
795----19:04:48----18:04:48
800----19:12:00----18:12:00
805----19:19:12----18:19:12
810----19:26:24----18:26:24
815----19:33:36----18:33:36
820----19:40:48----18:40:48
825----19:48:00----18:48:00
830----19:55:12----18:55:12
835----20:02:24----19:02:24
840----20:09:36----19:09:36
845----20:16:48----19:16:48
850----20:24:00----19:24:00
855----20:31:12----19:31:12
860----20:38:24----19:38:24
865----20:45:36----19:45:36
870----20:52:48----19:52:48
875----21:00:00----20:00:00
880----21:07:12----20:07:12
885----21:14:24----20:14:24
890----21:21:36----20:21:36
895----21:28:48----20:28:48
900----21:36:00----20:36:00
905----21:43:12----20:43:12
910----21:50:24----20:50:24
915----21:57:36----20:57:36
920----22:04:48----21:04:48
925----22:12:00----21:12:00
930----22:19:12----21:19:12
935----22:26:24----21:26:24
940----22:33:36----21:33:36
945----22:40:48----21:40:48
950----22:48:00----21:48:00
955----22:55:12----21:55:12
960----23:02:24----22:02:24
965----23:09:36----22:09:36
970----23:16:48----22:16:48
975----23:24:00----22:24:00
980----23:31:12----22:31:12
985----23:38:24----22:38:24
990----23:45:36----22:45:36
995----23:52:48----22:52:48
000----00:00:00----23:00:00
Long Table of Conversions for Swatch Internet Time to UTC Time
Please see attached text document - long beats.txt - in the attached beats.zip file.

As a final note, here are some ways to have access to this type of time on your devices while the game is turned off. For mobile devices like iOS and Android, I refer you to their respective repositories that come with having those devices. If you don't want to download anything, but still want to have access to a conversion from one time to another time, use this link. Lastly, here is a link to some entries from PSO-World's Guides about this feature.
 

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brionac

Alolan Fox
Added .beat conversion tables from .beat time to UTC time in both short and long tables. See the bottom of the original post for more information. The short .beat table has .beat times that are divisible by 5 while the long .beat table has .beat times that are divisble by 1.
 
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