Yeah, I agree about that and I've seen a lot of people comment the same. It was definitely a weird choice to have the protagonists of the story pick on the tragic character.Hydro nation continues to be kind to me and has granted me Mona from the standard banner, after 3 freaking years. ...Finally!
Also did Furina's story quest and have mixed feelings about it.
Furina was great, the NPC storyline was good as well and the cinematic was just beautiful.
But I really disliked how Paimon and the Traveller acted. Paimon was incredibly rude and obnoxious, and the Traveller also felt weirdly harsh.
Sure, they aren't really friends with Furina, but it just felt odd since both know her backstory and also contributed in hurting her even more by setting up the final trial at the end (even if was "fated").
The way they acted just felt oddly tone-deaf.
I don't think most Genshin stories are purely "happy happy". Many are bittersweet or sad.The new event story was totally depressing. I'm not saying that any topics or themes should be off limits for storytelling but I can't imagine stories about the loss of a parent or child can ever leave someone feeling good about it. I guess not all stories are meant to leave you feeling good?
I found my score was way higher with the multiplier set at its lowest. I just used Neuvillette and he melted every enemy the second they spawned.I'm glad this event had a trial for Raiden Shogun because she turned out to be really fun to use. Although of course you have to imagine they tailored her stats to perfection for the trial and that's probably not achievable in regular use. Still, I did like that they gave powerful trial characters like Nahida, Alhaitham, Neuvillette. Despite that, I only managed to complete the first requirement (2000 points) even though I had the 4x multiplier enabled. Not complaining though... whenever an event comes around with a combat challenge I aim for the lowest requirement which has the primogem rewards because it's not really possible for me to get the high scores with my low AR and haphazardly built characters.
I have to say I really like the QOL of events and everything else counting as daily commissions. I finished the event challenges a few days ago and now I can just log in, claim 4 rewards that are waiting for me and they count as completing the daily chores as well. Genshin could use a whole lot of QOL changes, especially when you consider how many improvements Star Rail keeps getting all the time, so this one change is very handy. I would love it if they could bring the 240 energy and stored up energy system over from Star Rail as well.
It definetiley wouldn't hurt, but it's not as bad as the numbers make it look because they operate on different timescales. HSR is 1 every 6 minutes, Genshin is 1 every 8 minutes. 160 Resin in Genshin would be a bit over ~210 in Star Rail. 180 is 24 hours in Genshin.I found my score was way higher with the multiplier set at its lowest. I just used Neuvillette and he melted every enemy the second they spawned.
Energy overflow and a 240 cap is my biggest want for QoL in Genshin. I love that in HSR I don't feel like I am being punished for not playing multiple times per day.
It was the strongest indication in the game so far about how much Paimon truly cares for the Traveler. I've honestly never understood why people in the community seem to hate her so much. I've seen complaints about how she talks too much which is basically criticism of how verbose the script is and... I mean, it's an RPG. Storytelling is supposed to be a core aspect of the genre. Anyway I liked the quest. Also finding out that Katheryne is a Sneznayan puppet made that make sense.
I saw an interesting post on the hoyolab forum a few days ago. Someone had a couple of hundred wishes or so and was wondering if he could get Raiden C2 when she shows up. People in the replies were talking about the odds of getting C2 or advising them to get C0 and her weapon or how constellations aren't worth it for non whales and one should get other characters instead. One person had an interesting perspective on the matter.