I'd loooove to see Durotar at the level of night where the red dirt and rocks look more blue. I don't actually know if it works like that, but for some reason I have this memory of red rocks looking blue in the right level of light.
I had never heard of a single person complaining about it being dark at night during vanilla, and I lived in Japan when I was playing vanilla... so it was always night during the day for me, and I mostly played with aussies (this was before oceanic servers were a thing) and nobody ever bitched.
It seems to be a decision Blizzard made on their own, one that most people didn't even really seem to notice until recently.
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I'm not usually one for the "Vanilla was better!" hijinks, but in this case I think the OP clearly has it right.
Im glad they dont do that anymore...... ^.^ .
NOW though I cannot stand to be in Orgrimmar unless I have to be. As you can tell I fucking hated Cataclysm for this reason. The shrine is a welcome reprieve.
This really does seem like something that should be a client side graphic option.
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In the Beta there were lanterns, and light mattered I guess.
There are actually graphics mods that can help recapture some of that glory.
They've explained this before. The nights became brighter at the same time they implemented the new lighting engine in... either Cataclysm or Mists, I forget. The one that added procedural shadows for the entire environment, which I believe is an ultra setting. Anyway, the night time lighting conflicted with the procedural shadows and made them look weird, or something like that.
They've started work on fixing it. They were going to do a limited test run in 5.4, in Stormwind, Orgrimmar, and the Vale, but they seemingly put it on hold, perhaps until Warlords of Draenor.
Last edited by Kathranis; 2013-11-20 at 04:59 AM.
Pot calling the kettle black.
Here you are complaining that your preferences should be the norm, but are complaining when those of someone else are forced upon you.
Talk about hypocritical.
Whatever the effect, it is not going to suit everyone.
It gets dark at 5 here now with daylight savings but the day/night cycles didn't change in game. I want my money back.
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