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Multi Genshin Impact anyone?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Mister_Tad, 6 Nov 2020.

  1. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    I can't possibly be the only one currently hooked on this game, especially as it's a F2P. Don't let the F2P (or the anime girls) put you off, free to have a go and a cracking game IMO.

    The F2P element initially really put me off, since I like to buy a game and play it until I get bored of it, but seems like that works very well for F2P in this game - i.e. if you're a completionist then this is not the game for you because you just won't (or you'll end up homeless).

    So far I'm dozens of hours in and really enjoying it, and only using free pulls I get through gameplay. I think it's actually a better game for it due to the sheer awesomeness of getting a 5* item/char if I were to get one (the drop rates are shockingly low), instead of spending real money on real disappointment doing it the other way.

    Tempting to write it off as a BOTW knock off, and there's absolutely heavy inspiration in the art style, enemy set and some of the mechanics, but the combat mechanics are far more complex (and IMO better) in Genshin and it feels like a totally different game. There's immense satisfaction in a fight well fought and stacking elements for stupid damage, especially when you're not playing with "the best" characters and doing F2P.

    Anyone having a go just be aware that you have to play in a certain way to maximise fun unless you want to spend a fortune - resources are absolutely finite (or rather, behind a pay/grind wall), and you don't necessarily realise this until later on, by which time if you've burned through them, it's too late. I was dubious about the F2P element so did my research to make sure it wasn't going to throw up a paywall just around the time I really started to enjoy it, and this is a key part of not making that happen. It means you have to be smart about the team you pick, how you level them, focus on specialists and combos, because if you try to max everyone's stats you end up with a whole team of mediocre characters and have to pay/grind your way out of it. Any of the characters can be excellent, and it's down to you to decide which ones you want to use and suit your playstyle, and it makes the game all the better.

    And there's no PvP, just co-op or solo - so you don't need to compete against people who have spent £5000 on stuff.

    Anyone else currently playing?
     
  2. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    i actually downloaded it this morning before i raced off to work, ive been hearing so many things about it i figured id give it a go

    want to fill us in on that a bit more before i dive in?
     
  3. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    A few tips I can offer...

    - Hold off levelling, and particularly ascension of characters, until you feel you really need to, i.e. you're getting your ass kicked left right and centre. You don't want to spend a bunch of resources to make a given character OP to then drop them from use when you get a better one.
    - Pick your specialists and focus on them - one higher levelled ATK focussed character on the team, two lower levelled chars with elements that will stack the first's damage and one healer can do wonders and preserve those precious EXP books again until you really need them.
    - Similarly with weapons... hold off levelling too much until once you get a good 4* with a set of base stats, I levelled a bunch of tat up straight off the bat, but as soon as I got a decent 4* whose stats were much less than the run-of-the-mill stuff I've been levelling up, and realised I then have the choice of using a bunch more resources on levelling it up to just make it on par or writing it off entirely, I figured this one out. Fortunately fairly early game so didn't burn through too much though.
    - Artifacts... I didn't really pay much attention to these, and set bonuses until quite a ways in... putting the right set on the right character is the difference between getting your ass kicked and walking it (or rather, the difference between needing to plow another 10 levels into your characters or not). I've not levelled many of mine, just the odd one when I decide that it's the perfect 4* for a certain character.
    - I didn't really pay much attention or get how healers worked early game because it's not really important and was visiting a statue or eating things to heal... until I figured this out and moved my 1-constellation Barbara into rotation that I hadn't used at all because she does poo damage... now she's the most important part of my party.
    - I think getting lost and exploring the world pays off, you could probably blitz the story quests but you would miss out on a lot of the game before you hit the pay/grind wall. There are some quests that are level locked, but I've not had to grind to get to that level. If you're only doing story quests I don't think that would be the case though.
    - First time you sit down and play for the day, do the commissions and domains once you unlock them - they're fun so it's not a grind in regular play, but there's only so many you can do per day so if you find you need resources later on, and need to do either of these to get them, you may find yourself having to wait to get it, and there are only certain drops on certain days so you may even have to wait longer.
    - IMO save up starglitter for characters or weapons and not wishes, I didn't initially but wish I would have.

    A lot of this can really be summed up by this - don't spend any resources on basically anything until you understand the mechanics of what you're getting and whether you really need it, or there's a better alternative. This makes it sound drier than it is - there's a lot of complexity when you're getting started, but things start to click after not long and you'll have it all figured out.
     
  4. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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  5. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    So I'm still playing this religiously.
    It's a different game now I'm AR56 (i.e. end-endgame) but the regular content drops are enough to keep me busy with exactly how busy I want to be kept with a game. And in spite of much of youtube/twitch calling out said content as "filler", I've enjoyed all of it. The recent hide and seek event in particular was some of the most joy I've ever had from a game.

    Join us Hex.

    JOIIIIIN USSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
     
  6. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Never heard of it. Hex says its on Epic so does that mean it exclusive? Epic can go eat a donkeys **** if it is.
     
  7. enbydee

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    No it's ftp on their own website too. In the same way openttd is on steam I guess.
     
  8. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Along with Android, iOS, PS4 and now a native PS5 version.

    Sadly no crossplay between PS and other platforms (Sony's privacy policy), but you can play on PC and then insta-switch to a phone/tablet. Impractical without a controller for a lot of the content, but fine for miscellaneous exploring or daily "chores" if you chose to do them.

    That said I know many play exclusively on mobile, but the limited controls definitely turns on hard mode for the more difficult content.
     

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