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    How could we respectfully celebrate Lunar Festival without night? :c

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krekko View Post
    I think for the next expansion (or maybe this expansion's big announcement) they should give us a Day/Night Cycle with dynamic environmental effects.

    Some classes could see better (Paladins, Priests, Rogues, Druids in Cat form) passively, while others would utilize lanterns to see and help. You could have NPC's that are nocturnal (animals, people, pets and such) that come out and appear at night. While the ones that are out during the day go towards camps, caves, villages and other areas like that.

    I'd love to see the world change between day and night and have the geography and landscape utilized.
    They actually kinda played with something like that during the alpha.

    You need to carry a torch at night or your visible range of enemies was lowered if i recalled.

    As for the night cycle, it got removed turning wotlk I think, Northrend kinda has the same lighting issue. IT was removed because players only able to play at night complained that it strained their eyes. There was a very old blue post about it, but i wouldn't even begin to know how to search for it. Glad to see it might come back though, I've missed it ever since.

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    all i know is if its implemented again im never going back to duskwood....

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    Ya, it bugs me too. You have to look up to the sky to tell it's "nighttime" in that game but what do you expect from a game that always feels the need to dumbs everything down to the level of the dumbest players (and god knows that's pretty dumb).

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    I believe they did it before and people who played WoW at night complained they couldn't see anything so they reverted it.

  6. #66
    Quote Originally Posted by Raybourne View Post
    idk what game you guys are playing, things look darker to me.
    Things are still darker at night... Slightly. It doesn't look dark or like night though. The sky gets a bit darker with a few stars and the game world gets about 5% less bright.

    Here's a 26 page official wow forum thread on the subject complete with blue response and screenshots of day vs night in the old days compared to now:
    http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6297803551

    Sounds like they are considering "bringing back the night".

    The response from the blue poster :
    "Wow! Alright alright, we hear you. This seems almost like a unanimous opinion on this thread…
    We’ll let the devs know how you feel about this "


    Comaprisons of Night time in Vanilla compared to now. (left = Vanilla. right = Now):
    http://imageshack.us/a/img811/7974/r...comparison.jpg
    http://imageshack.us/a/img255/7386/l...comparison.jpg

    All the atmosphere has been drained from the night. There is very little distinction between night and day now.

    The following screenshots are from someone who managed to tweak the lighting effects that already exist in the game:
    http://imgur.com/a/XH1gS#18
    Personally I think these are too dark and although they have a lot of atmosphere I think it would actually make playing difficult... but there is a balance between these screenshots and what we have now that could "bring back the night" and the atmosphere without making the game unplayable at those late hours.

    Slightly off topic but I also preferred the old weather (especially rain storms) that we used to have.
    Last edited by Paulosio; 2013-02-11 at 05:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulosio View Post
    The following screenshots are from someone who managed to tweak the lighting effects that already exist in the game:
    http://imgur.com/a/XH1gS#18
    Personally I think these are too dark and although they have a lot of atmosphere I think it would actually make playing difficult... but there is a balance between these screenshots and what we have now that could "bring back the night" and the atmosphere without making the game unplayable at those late hours.

    Slightly off topic but I also preferred the old weather (especially rain storms) that we used to have.
    I'd love to play with it that dark. Maybe slightly lighter. but it definitely makes the world feel scarier and the cities feel cozier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potassiumgluconate View Post
    I'd love to play with it that dark. Maybe slightly lighter. but it definitely makes the world feel scarier and the cities feel cozier.
    I'd love it but I don't see getting that dark happening, it'd inconvenience some players to much. Reverting back to vanilla lighting is a more realistic change.

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    I would LOVE to see this. I'd prefer a 3-4 hour day/night cycle instead of real time as most of my play time is during the night hours. Really hope this gets implemented.

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    i found it weirder that it never rains in stormwind...EVER.
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    It was awesome the time when it was truly dark. Also if you pulled an allnighter.... you suddenly saw that it was getting morning - the light was right, the birds were tjirping.

    Now if they could also add weather effects that had an effect on your character aswell... Like strong winds making your flying mount slower if you are flying against the wind... or faster if you fly with the wind... Shouldn't be that noticable much... just a few % like 20% or something. So you do "feel" it.

    Mudpools... from the rain. And snow that would actually lay there for atleast 10/15 after it stopped snowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulosio View Post
    Things are still darker at night... Slightly. It doesn't look dark or like night though. The sky gets a bit darker with a few stars and the game world gets about 5% less bright.

    Here's a 26 page official wow forum thread on the subject complete with blue response and screenshots of day vs night in the old days compared to now:
    http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6297803551

    Sounds like they are considering "bringing back the night".

    The response from the blue poster :
    "Wow! Alright alright, we hear you. This seems almost like a unanimous opinion on this thread…
    We’ll let the devs know how you feel about this "


    Comaprisons of Night time in Vanilla compared to now. (left = Vanilla. right = Now):
    http://imageshack.us/a/img811/7974/r...comparison.jpg
    http://imageshack.us/a/img255/7386/l...comparison.jpg

    All the atmosphere has been drained from the night. There is very little distinction between night and day now.

    The following screenshots are from someone who managed to tweak the lighting effects that already exist in the game:
    http://imgur.com/a/XH1gS#18
    Personally I think these are too dark and although they have a lot of atmosphere I think it would actually make playing difficult... but there is a balance between these screenshots and what we have now that could "bring back the night" and the atmosphere without making the game unplayable at those late hours.

    Slightly off topic but I also preferred the old weather (especially rain storms) that we used to have.
    Nice post that. It sounds like it's coming back. I always knew something was missing. That whole nocturnal feel when playing Wow was really amazing. Especially in old Barrens, shame we can't see that any more but we have no choice. I far preferred Azeroth before the Shattering.

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    Gief night back, more immersion to the people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tax View Post
    Flying around in durotar atm, the sky is dark and the stars are out, but it is bright as day right now in the game. Would be nice if this game had a day night cycle, id sacrifice the artificial 24 hour day/day cycle for a 2,3 or 4 hour cycle with a real night right now. It would be more immersive than 24 daylight.

    Well Azeroth has two moons, so it should never get really dark tbh... unless they are perfectly aligned for eclipse.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by velde046 View Post
    Well Azeroth has two moons, so it should never get really dark tbh... unless they are perfectly aligned for eclipse.....
    You're forgetting that it used to get dark (a lot darker than it is now) and there were still 2 moons back then.

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