Weirdly some zones seem to have darker tones
At the very least you do run into a sub-area that is set at Buy BNS Gold around sunset and the area just behind it is set at night.
I think I've actually spent more time in games being annoyed that it was Buy BNS Gold the night cycle than actively enjoying it. The colors tend to be dulled heavily and it makes screenshots and/or just looking at things significantly less interesting.
I am sad there won't be any sort of weather effects, as those can add some meaningful RP, and in a lot of games lately, they have a lasting amount of time - I don't want to talk about how often our outdoor RPs in XIV get super long rain issues!
The day/night cycles being gone is kinda okay. I really would prefer if games would have like, actual 12 hour day/night cycles or something close to it rather than super fast day/night cycles or none at all. Or at least 6 hour cycles.