What is the year relative to the star wars timeframe? E.G. How many years before or after a new hope is year 0 day 1, or is the combine universe considered completely separate from the official star wars timeline?
We're completely separate in the sense that ANH never happened, Alderaan was never destroyed, there never was an Anakin Skywalker. The term used in lit or fanfic circle is AU, "Alternate Universe" meaning "What if things had gone differently?"
But that said, we're placed during the time (And technology) of the original trilogy, not the prequels.