How long do you like your day/night cycle in MMORPGs? Chronicles of Elyria is preparing its fans for the possibility of a record-breaking three years (in game), due to a special astronomical phenomenon called “Longest Night.”
According to the site, Longest Night occurs when the planet Selene gradually blots out the light from the system’s star, causing a year of perpetual night and two additional years of twilight on either side. Yet this isn’t a horrible or world-ending situation as you may assume.
“Longest Night is also one of the most cherished times in Elyria,” the devs explained. “The need to cooperate to survive brings people together in ways that no other event in or on Elyria can. Despite its darkness, Longest Night has given Elyria some of its most sublime art and inspired displays of charity and goodwill that are unparalleled in other times.”
The Longest Night only occurs every 52 years, so players won’t be experiencing it in-game too often. When it does happen, the community should expect a rash of holiday events throughout the different cultures, such as Sunsleep, Winterswatch, and Twilight of Care.