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Increase granularity to Timeline

Feature Upgrade · Timelines · Created by Hexagon06
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timeline timelines time-unit day clarity

What functionality is missing? What is unsatisfying with the current situation?

Currently the smallest unit of time on a timeline is the day. That means that if you have multiple events happening on the same date you cannot influence in which order they appear. If a very important day has multiple events happening at the same day this can quickly become a mess.   I would love to see the integer turn into a float for percentage of a day, or be able to define how many time units are representing one day. 

How does this feature request address the current situation?

  • This feature would result in showing the true sequence of significant events.
  • This feature would expand the uses for timelines, for instance for planning or logging a very tight timeline (e.g. I played a campaign for 16 4 hour sessions, spanning 5 game time days).
  • This feature would give the worldbuilders tighter control over the given tools. 
  • This feature could show the significance of something that happened in the morning resulting in another event in the evening.

What are other uses for this feature request?

  • For groups of adventurers multiple major things may happen in a single day. This feature would allow for a timeline for PC group representing their quest.

Dimitri's Response

This suggestion did not achieve sufficient support   This is already possible - check SoulLinks examples. Project Chronos will be handling all of the above as well
Current score

42/300 Votes · +4180 points

Votes Cast

  • +300

    by WriterGreg
    on 2021-05-23 00:36
    This is also a great feature for authors who want to have tight definitions of timeline events within fiction.
  • +200

    by Manufire
    on 2021-05-18 16:03
  • +20

    by Squirrelly Earl
    on 2021-05-18 14:01
  • +200

    by MisterJaye
    on 2021-05-18 12:24
  • +300

    by PhilosoShy
    on 2021-05-18 00:39
  • +100

    by JethroTheChronicler
    on 2021-05-17 22:48
  • +50

    by storyauthor
    on 2021-05-17 17:46
  • +100

    by BoyWondamus
    on 2021-05-17 17:40
  • +20

    by Unier
    on 2021-05-17 09:09
  • +100

    by zekompozer
    on 2021-05-16 23:00
  • +100

    by Oughterard87
    on 2021-05-16 18:14
  • +50

    by tophertalks
    on 2021-05-16 09:06
  • +100

    by PrometheanHindsight
    on 2021-05-11 00:28
  • +300

    by Katdragon55
    on 2021-05-10 21:54
  • +20

    by ProfessorSputin
    on 2021-05-10 15:20
  • +100

    by voodrew
    on 2021-05-09 20:05
  • +300

    by Rane979
    on 2021-05-09 03:24
  • +100

    by Vulthuryol
    on 2021-05-09 01:32
  • +10

    by StayFrosty114
    on 2021-05-07 23:18
  • +50

    by A True Underdog
    on 2021-05-07 16:39
  • +300

    by theaaronw0
    on 2021-05-07 10:02
  • +100

    by Cobblers95
    on 2021-05-07 09:42
  • +200

    by Sinisterbill
    on 2021-05-07 04:37
  • +50

    by Lograf
    on 2021-05-07 04:02
  • +10

    by AvalonFaery
    on 2021-05-07 00:41
  • +50

    by Delphi
    on 2021-05-06 19:48
  • +10

    by GustavTheDm
    on 2021-05-06 16:47
  • +20

    by nascarlaser1
    on 2021-05-06 14:23
  • +50

    by Nilsson
    on 2021-05-06 07:21
  • +100

    by Informal_Informant
    on 2021-05-06 05:23
  • +200

    by Oa10712
    on 2021-05-06 02:41
  • +20

    by Ziose0
    on 2021-05-05 20:07
  • -10

    by Darkapostle
    on 2021-05-05 19:27
  • +100

    by Careen Ligh
    on 2021-05-05 18:01
  • +50

    by dragonshadow58
    on 2021-05-05 17:27
  • +50

    by FictionFan1995
    on 2021-05-05 16:50
    While it might already be possible to change the display date, it would be nice for users who prefer things to be as easy as possible, to also be able to add minutes as well (instead of just hours).
  • +300

    by thechosenone
    on 2021-05-05 14:42
  • +10

    by TheVeiledScribe
    on 2021-05-05 14:33
  • -10

    by PanAndPaper
    on 2021-05-05 14:28
    Seems kind of redundant with project Chronos in the works
  • -300

    by SoulLink
    on 2021-05-05 09:53
    Already possible. Adding extra granularity creates unncessary complexity. Provided an example in the discussion thread on reddit on how to use hours and even how to make a timeline where events are just two nanoseconds apart.
  • +50

    by MLHammond
    on 2021-05-05 09:06
    I agree - atleast being able to set the level of granularity for a timeline would be nice. So I can have my big timeline that says like "Battle of Castle Greyskull" that's on like a by day or month timeline, and click on it and could have by the hour or day. Something that should be considered for the timekeeping overhaul if its not already on there for sure.
  • +10

    by Michael Chandra
    on 2021-05-05 08:00
    What I'm hearing is '24: The Game'. ^_^ Anyway, I do agree that detailed timelines for events would be nice. This would let people use timelines for some big historical events.
  • +300

    by Hexagon06
    on 2021-05-05 07:36