OK, in the early days of wow, when the time had reached a certain hour, the whole world got darker. It was beautiful and spooky at the same time.
For reasons put forward by the devs; to make it more playable at any hour, they removed the darkness at night.
So now, we have a bright daytime and when the clocks reach the hour that is "night", the skybox changes a little and nothing else.
For example, standing in Orgrimmar at night. If you didn't look up and see the skybox is now stars, you wouldn't be able to tell that it's night time at all. The ground is just as bright as the daytime and the shadows cast are from a sun that isn't in the sky.
Nothing kills my immersion more than bad lighting. It's not just bad, it's obvious.
There's been hundreds of threads on this subject, and none have been taken seriously so I put up a petition to bring back the night time. Share the link around, maybe they'll listen.
http://imgur.com/a/ZTv5a - Daytime.
http://imgur.com/a/6TnEv - "Night time"
http://imgur.com/a/7W9XT - Some examples of night as it used to be.
Come on guys, it isn't a night time if the world is just as bright as it is in the day. BRING BACK THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAY!
Since the other, OTHER thread has hit the posting limit, we'll just continue here.
To those who do not want the night back (and if you look through the threads, there are not all that many at all) we have a solution. A slider that controls how dark you want the night. The tech is already there and has been for years.
We've had a blue response to the thread.
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 ;)
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6297803551 Link to the first thread here. (Post capped).
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6600169954 Link to the second thread here. (Post capped)
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/7789209034?page=1 Link to the first US thread (post capped.)
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/7810051380 Link to the 2nd US thread.
Also, below are the Tally results for the first EU thread.
- NO: 4 (1.01%)
Yes, but needs options / Unsure: 8 (2.03%)
YES! BRING BACK THE NIGHT!: 381 (96.9%)
Please bare in mind this was the EUs first thread (post capped).
"Patch 5.4 will have a test case for darker nights in Orgrimmar, Stormwind, and Vale of Eternal Blossoms."
Confirmed here: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/7860907601?page=8#155
It seems the test case for darker nights has been either scrapped, or the original statement was intended to mean that the "Weather Stones" obtainable on Timeless Isle was to be a test on new weather effects.
Blue responses in the thread here:
(reposted shamelessly since the last thread hit the limit.)
Blizzard do have a very good dawn I will admit.
Can't you just down the contrast of your screen thus creating night?, wouldn't that be the same as having a slider of how much "night" darkness you want?
Gamma settings darken the UI as well, though. The suggestion is to make a setting that allows for the in-game world to get darker, with lighting effects such as those from torches and lampposts being brighter and acting as beacons in the darkness. Things such as UI, NPC nametags and the like wouldn't be affected by this.
everyone is happy.
There can never be too many threads on this.
Bring back the night, I'm sure the subscribers will follow. An immersive world is what makes players stay
rather than just a plus one, or thubs up, bump etc heres some more thought
in both those threads...different day/night cycles have been suggested, but messing with those ruins any net gains from having darkness in my opinion.
so, we keep the day/night cycles as they are (loosely following the *real world*) and have, as suggested, sliders which control the LEVEL of darkness.
i agree that for people who can only play at night, a constant night time cycle would be bad, to never see the true colours of some places would be ruinous....so they can keep the night bright!
having this control client side would also cut down on the amount of work needed server end, as they could just carry on as they are i guess.
Not sure if this has been mentioned, but am playing Rift, and night time has fallen there and it is absolutley stunning..
Blizzard developers do have a way of borrowing from other games and settings. And there already were dark nights in the Vanilla installation of the game. And they've said they wanted to reimplement night features.
Just add a slider and we can make everyone happy. :(
Bring back the nights!