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Readjust in-game daytime and nighttime duration

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Yitsoe, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Yitsoe

    Yitsoe Mystic 60 EU

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    Would it be possible to readjust in-game daytime and night-time duration to balance it out so it's not only ~16% night-time and ~84% of the time daytime in BDO world. I can't tell for certain but from what I heard/read KR version has/had (in real time) a 120min daytime and 120min night-time duration, while NA/EU on release changed to roughly 200min daytime and 40min night-time duration (which is the above mentioned ~84% to ~16% comparison).

    Why am I suggesting this readjustment?
    Not only does it feel odd for time to speed up during night (one in-game night minute takes only ~4.44 real seconds while day minute takes ~13.33 real seconds) it also reduces the time window in which Night Vendor's shop opens, Laytenn spawn window shortens and most importantly EXP+50% buff is also shortened.

    It's often hard to see night-time in this game, especially for people who rarely play above 2-3h a day because in-game daytime is a whopping 200min compared to night-time only 40min long. I personally often go for days (real days) before catching game night-time for Night Vendor window, and let's not even mention Laytenn...

    And all of this just to reduce the time window where it's "too dark" during night for some? While it's so easy to lighten up the darkness using firefly or simply adjusting gamma option. Not to mention that out of 9 game hours only about half of that is when it's actually dark.
    Isn't there same amount of people complaining how this game is "too bright" anyway? (especially now with remastered mode)

    Many will say that KR model of 120min day and 120min night is overkill on night-time and I'll agree because daytime is 15 game hours compared to night-time 9 game hours long.

    So instead of reverting the change back to KR model I would suggest a readjustment into 150min day and 90min night to reflect the 15h game daytime and 9h game night-time. This would perfectly balance game minute duration to 10s real time both during game daytime and during night-time while keeping one entire game day still the same 4h (real time) long.

    This would still keep the night-time much shorter than day and dark part of the night would be only ~25min longer, but it would increase the time window for already mentioned features (NV, Laytenn, Exp+50% buff) by extra 50min of each 4h cycle.

    Thoughts, any other suggestions?
     
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  2. elephantgrey

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    I just want night to actually be dark like it was in beta.
     
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    I like this idea, nights are too short
     
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    They are probably doing it for the casino effect sadly :/

    If our eyes see daytime, they won't get tired and want to sleep.

    I miss nights as well :c Everything is so bright now even when "night" does come around. It's more like an Alaskan summer night with bright skies.
     
  5. Yitsoe

    Yitsoe Mystic 60 EU

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    Sad if true but very possible, there's no in-game Local Time clock either...
    However from what I remember there was an official poll during beta where Kakao (Daum back then) asked whether people would prefer 2h-2h format KR uses or shortened night-time. Shorter night-time prevailed resulting with Kakao cutting it down from 120min to 40min only.

    My guess is that Kakao literally just swapped day/night speed values KR version uses (8s/min day, ~13.33s/min night), but since that would result in a day cycle longer than 4h total they had to cut the 8s night into remaining ~4.44s/min. While 10s for both day and night as I suggested would fit day/night cycle better and still remain 4h total.
     
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  6. Andaro

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    I have added your feedback to the library, ref# BD0027
    Best wishes~
     
  7. Yitsoe

    Yitsoe Mystic 60 EU

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    Forgot to mention this.
    Even with the "reworked" Game Tips menu it still states that game day is 4 hours long, 2h daytime, 2h nighttime. So why keep our current "special" 3h20m vs 40m rate? Do we not deserve nighttime buffs?

    Isn't PA's goal a "global version" anyway?

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    Yitsoe Mystic 60 EU

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    Another update to this matter.

    Right now we have exp buff, NV and Layten as nighttime bonuses... but let's not forget about Drieghan where entire camps of monsters change during nighttime, and who knows how many other nighttime bonuses PA might think of later.

    I'm not expecting this change/adjustment before Drieghan but I'm having a feeling we'll sooner or later star missing on so many game features because we have only 4 real hours per day of in-game nighttime, while original (KR) version has 12 hours.

    So think about it, this is 8 real hours per real day we have less than KR (and maybe other regions too) for these bonuses/features, do we really want it to stay like this?
     
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    And I'd prefer if the day/nighttime isn't the same real time every day. If the whole cycle would be 5 hours, the beginning of the night would shift an hour every day.
     
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    I'm behind this. The nights are way too short... they're also weirdly bright. I haven't had to use a lantern or one of those new firefly things in like a year or longer.

    Darker, longer nights plz. Kthnx.
     
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    They where dark in the beta, but that was changed at launch because people complained.

    Sometimes listening to the playerbase is a bad thing.
     
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    ... They complained?
    About it being dark...
    At night time?
    .... muh immershun, brah.
     
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    Yup. It was so dark at night when there was a storm (which you don't even notice nowadays) that I actually couldn't see where I was going. I had run out of oil, so I had to keep using my spells (I was playing witch) to light my way. It was really cool. I miss that.
     
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  14. Cthulette

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    I usually can't tell it's raining until I notice my character suddenly looks like she's been dipped in latex.

    -_- MAKE BDO DARK AGAIN!
     
  15. Two-Tu

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    80 min. night and 160 min. would be cool. That way, it'd be 1/3 night time and that is totally fine, like it is in real life.
     
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    +1, some quests also require you to complete them at night because either NPC appear or swap their place with others that are nocturnal.
     
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  17. Yitsoe

    Yitsoe Mystic 60 EU

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    Thanks for reminding me of quests too, there are indeed a few quests that I remember I had to wait forever for night to finally start to finish... quite annoying.

    And as I feared, today we got halloween event quest which also requires nighttime and we again have a very limited time window to do these.
     
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    I'll throw in my +1 for this also, I want the nights longer also, it just feels odd having such a short night.
     

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