I was pretty bummed when I learned that the new lighting engine doesn't allow for an active day and night cycle anymore, such as the one on Risa and Bajor. Personally I preferred Risa at night and I would love to see it return someday. If they make a perpetual night on Risa, they should take advantage of the darkness and create some bioluminescent plants, wildlife or even water
. I just think it would be really cool to play around with the new lighting engine and create a really beautiful night location on the planet. They could even build a whole new island from the ground up to take advantage of the night. There is only so much they can add to one island location so it would be neat if they created more locations to beam down to for different types of activities.
If they don't want to keep adding to Risa however, then perhaps we could visit a location like Casperia Prime
? It was never actually shown on Star Trek, outside of an image of the planet on Dax's guide book. This would let Cryptic have some fun in designing a whole new location we've never seen before. I suppose they could do the same thing with Risa, for the most part, but the Risians are canon so they had something specific they had to work with. We have no idea who the people of Casperia Prime are or what they look like so they would have to use their imagination and make a world that's equally as beautiful as Risa, but also different. I think it would be neat to see what they come up with.
They could even use Casperia Prime as the location for a night map. Since the planet has rings, it would probably look really amazing seeing them illuminated at night as you walk across water that glows with each step. Then perhaps they could alternate between Risa and Casperia Prime every year so that the summer event isn't always the same, or have both planets active at the same time? Unless that would be too much trouble. Either way I think they should make some kind of nighttime map for those who enjoy the nightlife.