Aside from the fact that they are generally viewed as the harbingers of destruction, there's some people actually trying to round the things up and bring them to their appointed locations.
Thus far, Niantic has stated that the shards move at midnight and noon UTC, but that this movement rate will increase
as we approach the final Persepolis anomaly date (June 20th). What they have not
said is by how much this rate will increase, and when it will begin to increase.
This leaves me with a quandry. I'm reasonably sure I can spin out a variant (as a 1x1 widget) of the existing timers to give the time until the next shard move with just a couple of hours of poking at it (this is why one should always write modular code that respects atomicity) however
, the moment the moves start increasing in speed... everything goes out the window and there will probably be at least one person yelling at me from deep in the bush.
Whether or not the change was impossible to forsee doesn't even matter to me. It would be code that I know
will break at some undetermined point in the future. That is not how I roll.
So... thoughts, opinions? Information about the rate of increase would be supremely
useful and render the question moot. Keep in mind that once Niantic changes the movement period or gives further details on it, I could roll out an update in under and hour (add four more for Google Play automated testing) but for at least 1-3 moves the timer would be completely wrong. #Lightman #Niantic