may as well go and do my housework, prepare dinner etc etc and come back, oh, still total darkness - well
water the garden, make a coffee, oh it seems to be getting a bit lighter -?
Maybe get involved in another game go play whilst my Night of the dead is truly dead
In the past, I talked about having control over the horde wave cycle (not so much as day or night, but the same idea). Many players want to control the cycle of the horde wave early on, before machinery, and later on, after machinery.
With machinery, you can harvest materials after each wave (as the machine timer permits). So, why not let us click a button in the game that says 'READY'...this would spawn the next zombie wave.