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Close Businesses/Dim Lights during night

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by spreilly, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. spreilly

    spreilly New Member

    Jan 12, 2019
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    No one likes to be in constant light... plus the bright white drowns out the beautiful sea around us!

    Seeing as we have a day/night cycle, I think it would be pretty cool to have all or certain stores/restaurants (when added) close after a certain time, or when it turns to night. That way it might draw people to things that are open (such as a movie theater or club) and create variety within GMCL.

    Additionally, the lights overhead could be dimmed or switched to mood lighting at night, allowing a great view of whatever the Dev's want to throw passing by our cruise ship
  2. WinterPhoenix96

    WinterPhoenix96 Founder/Lead Developer Staff Member Founder/Lead Developer

    Dec 28, 2015
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    There are a few difficulties with this, chiefly that if somebody has limited time and gets on specifically to do X, and X is closed because it's Nighttime, it won't sit well.

    As well, having reduced lighting during the night, at least in areas like the Atrium, while aesthetic, isn't particularly functional. Cabins do support turning on and off lighting at any time however.

    Dimming lights, rather than on or off, is also practically impossible, at least without dramatic performance impacts, due to how Source Engine's lighting works, unfortunately.