We’ve escaped the Shadowlands. We’re back in Azeroth. The sun rises, and the sun sets. Allegedly.
For many years due to cross-realm linking, Oceanic realms have had their day/night cycle tied to the rest of North America. Us players in New Zealand, Australia, or other countries on this side of the world usually see the world of Warcraft bathed in perpetual nighttime darkness. When I do get the opportunity to see WoW during the daytime, it’s a real treat - but very much a short-lived one.
Blizzard once threw us a bone in a massive thread about this on the Oceanic General Discussion forum. Said thread is now missing.
Now that the day/night cycle exists in current content again, discussion has quickly flared up.
This shouldn’t be a hard fix. In fact, I’d like to propose a fun one:
Make a “Personal World Rotator” toy. Give it some fun flavour text saying “The world revolves around you!” and make it visually offset the in-game time by 12 hours. Give it a short CD, and make it persist through death.
This empowers everyone to appreciate the beauty of the world of Warcraft in a way that they prefer, and on their own time. The art team has yet again done an excellent job with Dragonflight, and their creative efforts should be able to be admired in a way that players want, be that daytime or nighttime.