Hi Guys, first of all I want to say I am a new user to the site, but have been following you from the beginning and wanted to thank you for all of your hard work, and to let you know the game is progressing incredibly well! (Finally decided to purchase beta)
Anyway on to my suggestion/comment/observation. I have been watching the most recent developer videos and I have heard mention about the game having seasons. I think this is awesome, but one thing to keep in mind (if you have not already thought about it) is that your day/night cycle needs to change with the seasons if you are sticking to forms of realism.
While watching the archives(Coding some UI in HTML and JS (10 days ago)) I was looking at the original progress meter, and noticed that at 6pm the meter switched to night. Now I know you have moved away from the meter idea, but I wanted to just suggest that whatever you guys decide to go with you should make the cycle work with the current month.
For example, it gets dark around 4pm in the winter, but stays light outside till around 9 in the summer months. So I just wanted to present this observation, and hope you guys have plans for implementing this suggestion.
Again, thanks for all of your hard work. I will continue to provide suggestions if you guys find them useful.
- Dan Whitehouse