UTC vs. PDT/EST etc.
Dear Niantic community managers and anyone who is in charge of announcements of events and timings.
I understand that named Time Zones are a thing in the US and that you are a US based company. I also am very pleased about the increased number of events and challenges for Ingress as well as mostly, announcements happen with the internationally recognised UTC.
However, unfortunately there is still the occasional event being announced in named US time zones, like this weekend's 1.975x AP (PDT). I have a screenshot, but I'm unable to add it here.
I understand that for a large part of your client base, that may not be a problem, and that they even prefer this over the more logical UTC approach, but in the end, this is an international game, played worldwide and if times would be given in UTC consistently, there would be no confusion, once people get used to simply adding or subtracting their time zone to/from the UTC value... With the bonus of being universally functional.