Well uhhh did 2012 really happen in the star trek universe? is that why the earth does NOT rotate on its axis? or is it just a programming error? Either way I would like to see the earth rotating as much as I love looking at North America. If I could see a dev post on this It would make me really happy.
Its called a geosynchronous orbit. Aka the space station rotates around the Earth at the same rate that the Earth turns.
While we're on the topic of the Earth.. why can't we beam down again? I realize the 'whole' planet would be silly but places like SF Academy or the capital (aka bits of Paris) would be nice food for the eyes (and the roleplay).
I think what he means is that the Earth always maintains the same facing towards the Sun. From space, it looks like it's always about 3:00 in the afternoon in California. Conversely, from SB1, it looks like it's perpetually early evening on the west coast.
There's also the troubling fact that the Sun is at zenith well north of the Tropic of Cancer...
Wait.. we're expecting astronomical accuracy from the devs? I don't even see suns in the solar systems we explore let alone placing the planet and its satellites with any detail within the solar system.
Though it would be nice. Its those little inconsistencies which continuously ruin the emmersion factor for the game.