We use a [9-12] day map wipe cycle. This is to keep things even in between the force wipes. We make every effort to include at least one Saturday morning wipe per month. All wipes are scheduled for 2pm Eastern with the exception of Saturday morning wipes which are at 10am Eastern.
Due to the force wipe time frame being the first Thursday of the month each "force wipe" length can vary greatly. Some force wipe months are only 28 days while some can be 35 days. For this reason we can never guarantee a specific wipe length thus our 9-12 day wipes. An ideal wipe is around 10-11 days. If we are forced to do short wipes we try to schedule those towards the end of the month when players have completed most blueprint research and have much higher levels which leads to getting bored more easily.
All of our servers operate on the same wipe schedule. Every wipe is technically a map wipe, since we start a new map each wipe, but when we refer to map wipes we are using the term to differentiate from a force wipe.
The following things are wiped on every map wipe:
The following things are wiped on force wipe: