It seems like the once breakout game is taking some heavy hits from its fans as Genshin Impact has been the subject of a few disappointments in a row.
From meager anniversary rewards to the addition of a new and swiftly dubbed all but entirely useless character, Genshin Impact players have been dealt a bad hand of cards this week. The issues have been compounded and worsened by miHoYo's silence, players say, as the developer seems uninterested in hearing them out.
Here are the biggest issues facing Genshin Impact this week.
Genshin Impact Players are Increasingly Frustrated
Topping the list is the newest addition to the character roster Yiomiya, the Pyro archer. Despite her entertaining personality and increasingly popular design, several players have identified issues with her kit. Specifically, that her abilities need some buffs, or at least a bit more time on the drawing board.
"She is hard-wired into a niche but she isnt even good at it." Reddit user PartyConfetti explained in a post on the Genshin Impact subreddit.
According to them, despite being designed for single target DPS, Yiomiya simply cannot fill the role in an impactful way. She is immediately outclassed by other characters and the game mechanics of Genshin Impact, itself. The fact that players need to build up a string of attacks without taking damage or dodging damage makes it needlessly difficult to reach her full potential.
On top of this, her mechanics appear to be broken. Yiomiya players report that her auto-targeting will occasionally disrupt and swap targets in the middle of a fight—again, blowing her momentum. This is an increasingly frustrating problem when most of the game has players fighting several enemies in a cluster at once.
These are just a couple issues detailed in the massive explanation post. Others includer issues with her abilities either prompting incorrectly or not at all, her passive not procing on its own, and Yoimiya's intense need to be supported by "almost *all* of [the support characters]" to function.
It wouldn't be far from the truth to say that she performs under what her five-star rating implies.
"Pitiful" Anniversary Rewards
Players are also upset about the lack of what they feel to be appropriate rewards for the game's anniversary this September. In a recent PlayStation blog post, MiHoYo confirmed that players will be able to earn up to 10 gacha-based items by participating in a daily log-in event in celebration of the game's anniversary. This, along with a reset of Double Crystal bonus, are the only things the developer has mentioned in regards to the event.
Obviously, players weren't happy, with several taking to social media to express their disappointment.
User extramoonsun wrote, "Lantern rite has more rewards than this."
"I will put the 3 eggs they give us to good use." User Heroicster replied.
"I choked myself when I read it," Reibii added, "'Here ya go 15 crystals, don't waste it' xD"
One thread joked about the amount of money the developer has made off the game and how unwilling they seem to give back to their community.
"Looks like mihoyo is never going to financially recover from giving us a choice on 4* star character last Chinese new year event," Nameless497 wrote.
Neither issue is unique to a certain country, either. Both United States and Chinese players have both called for action from miHoYo. However, the developer has yet to respond—and it can be assumed they may never do so. They have a slim track record of issuing a statement for player's concerns with only one character in the game's whole run to receive a post-release buff.
Genshin Impact players may have to deal with their frustrations on their own.