yea this is a tricky issue because if its too easy, then theres no challenge to play further than day 30 or 40.
i havent seen people dying too much.
other servers have zombies running during day that are super hardcore. at least we dont go that far here.
daytime is also extended. it lasts 16 hours, and then 2 hours of dusk/dawn, so only 4 actual hours of pure night.
in daytime only ferals should be a problem, but thats how its supposed to be.