I still think gunshots don't attract zombies far enough. However, zombies are very good at finding where you spawn.
Perhaps add a hotfix that make you invisible to zombies until you move?
You actually don't attract zombies for a 10-15 seconds after respawning. They're probably just spotting you. (We improved their eyesight, possibly too much. We're working on some balance changes soon.) The gunshots were increased quite a bit. Try firing a gun in a crowded town - it gets pretty crazy pretty quickly.
Also, PLEASE add a command so i can change the time of day. My laptop monitor is not very good, and I can see NOTHING at night. I wish to test the barricading, but haven't been able to yet.
Sounds like PEG answered your question. Are you using the flashlight (V key) as well? You should be able to see at least the lit area at night - as intended. If not, PEG posted the command to change time of day.