Author Topic: No more in-game nights on Friday prime time.  (Read 5885 times)

Offline Devil 505

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No more in-game nights on Friday prime time.
« on: December 18, 2020, 09:03:09 PM »
Friday nights are typically the peak activity in the MA from week to week, but that potential action is severely choked when the game clock rolls into night time.

I propose coding a condition into the game clock that once a map first begins, the game clock is set so that if it were to stay up until prime time Friday, that 9PM EST Friday is 12:00 noon on the game clock.
 
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Re: No more in-game nights on Friday prime time.
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2020, 08:20:04 AM »
Yeah you can see fights die off, and the logged in and inflight numbers drop big time when dark rolls around. 

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Re: No more in-game nights on Friday prime time.
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2020, 09:46:00 AM »
Last night after FSO I logged on to see... Dusk. Once again! I swear it just knows when I log on and immediately gets dark! Total BS. If it went from 10AM to 2PM and back forever that'd be fine with me! Personally I've probably spent a crazy high percentage of what few flying hours I get anymore in near or total darkness. It's one of the few things that truely grinds my gears about this game. Nice feature to have available for certain situations and it looks cool but I've had enough of it.

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Re: No more in-game nights on Friday prime time.
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2020, 12:00:01 AM »
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Re: No more in-game nights on Friday prime time.
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2020, 05:59:03 AM »
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Re: No more in-game nights on Friday prime time.
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2020, 11:08:13 AM »
It does seem to be dark more than light these days.... for some reason.
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Re: No more in-game nights on Friday prime time.
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2020, 02:38:11 PM »
It does seem to be dark more than light these days.... for some reason.

Because. 2020.

But seriously this is a great suggestion, reset the time to favor the bigger fights in daytime!
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Re: No more in-game nights on Friday prime time.
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2020, 02:44:09 PM »
It does seem to be dark more than light these days.... for some reason.

...so placement of the sun/stars is affected by time of year.  Never thought about it, but is the shorter days actually modeled?  If so, LOL!

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Re: No more in-game nights on Friday prime time.
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2020, 04:06:16 PM »
...so placement of the sun/stars is affected by time of year.  Never thought about it, but is the shorter days actually modeled?  If so, LOL!

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I don't think so.... they don't model shorter pilots.... sooooo    :rofl
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Re: No more in-game nights on Friday prime time.
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2020, 04:19:49 PM »
...so placement of the sun/stars is affected by time of year.  Never thought about it, but is the shorter days actually modeled?  If so, LOL!

Wiley.

Yes, the in game sky reflects the current state of the sky in relation to the Earth. Specifically, default center coordinates of the terrains are the same as Texas. Terrain designers can select a different center point.
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Re: No more in-game nights on Friday prime time.
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2020, 05:08:33 PM »
Yes, the in game sky reflects the current state of the sky in relation to the Earth. Specifically, default center coordinates of the terrains are the same as Texas. Terrain designers can select a different center point.

Right.  And it seems the system goes by when the sun disappears from the west side of the map to reset to dawn, so that means we get the same amount of time in "dusk", but more often then.

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Re: No more in-game nights on Friday prime time.
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2020, 07:09:13 PM »
Right.  And it seems the system goes by when the sun disappears from the west side of the map to reset to dawn, so that means we get the same amount of time in "dusk", but more often then.

Wiley.

And the Sun is at a lower angle in the sky at all times of an in-game day.
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Re: No more in-game nights on Friday prime time.
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2020, 08:45:47 PM »
...  the moon in in the seventh house and Jupiter aligned with Mars....

Oh wait, never mind.
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Re: No more in-game nights on Friday prime time.
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2020, 11:13:49 PM »
Jupiter just aligned with Saturn last week

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Re: No more in-game nights on Friday prime time.
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2021, 08:40:40 PM »
Bumping this wish.

9:30 PM on a Friday and it's night time in the MA. Can't see a damn thing. Excellent gameplay for primetime...

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