BioWare jettisoned the Day/Night cycle for Throne of Bhaal.
Yeah ,but Throne of Bhaal was set in a pocket dimension.
On their forums, back when BioWare had forums, they explained that the Day/Night cycle was more of a bother than a feature.
Which they were wrong about. But that's easy to dismiss when the rest of your game is already sustained by the feature and you apply your new shitty rule just to your power romping final act.
There was a frustration from fans about waiting around for shops to open and the implementation of clicking on a map traveling for 36 hours and showing up exhausted, without having rested, was pretty ridiculous.
In truth not having a Day/Night cycle is the choice that is consistent with the BG series as that's how BioWare evolved the gameplay for Throne of Bhaal.
Wow. That's a load of condescending, dismissive bollocks.