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|OT| Genshin Impact |OT| Legend of Gacha: The Whale Waker (free-to-play action RPG)

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Man, my Xiangling is getting very powerful. I got 4 of her stars unlocked already and now her ult lasts forever and does stupid damage. I keep getting her in my rolls, but I don't complain :D

That 1000 Mora attachment has this feel:

Yeah, I was like "wtf" at that one :D
 
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So I'm working currently and can't play the event, but consensus seems to be that it's 40 resin and you get some gems, upgrade materials, and xp books, but less xp books than 2 leylines with equalized resin (40 vs 20). I guess there's also book stuff for rewards that you can do without spending resin. It ain't much, but I'll take it.

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This was a pretty good quick guide to farming character specific ascension materials. It's good to do this daily to make sure you don't get bottlenecked since some of them (like valberries and those hanging purple flowers in Liyue) are a real pain to get, and seemingly pretty rare.

 
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Guys, a friendly warn.

Sometimes this Alchemy event bugs. So far, I think the reason is because of Geo influence(there was a geo mage in my party).

What happens is that when you collect elemental crystals not only the game fails to load them when you pick them up, but when you insert them the progress bar doesn't move at all. Regardless of how much you insert, it won't move.

I restarted the game and it seems the bug dissapears.
 
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Pejo

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Guys, a friendly warn.

Sometimes this Alchemy event bugs. So far, I think the reason is because of Geo influence(there was a geo mage in my party).

What happens is that when you collect elemental crystals not only the game fails to load them when you pick them up, but when you insert them the progress bar doesn't move at all. Regardless of how much you insert, it won't move.

I restarted the game and it seems the bug dissapears.
poor Ningguang, just another reason not to use her. I wish they'd reconsider Geo elemental effects.
 

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So I'm working currently and can't play the event, but consensus seems to be that it's 40 resin and you get some gems, upgrade materials, and xp books, but less xp books than 2 leylines with equalized resin (40 vs 20). I guess there's also book stuff for rewards that you can do without spending resin. It ain't much, but I'll take it.
Aside from the rewards from the resin in the co-op event, there is also an alchemy handbook that works as like achievements for that event, most of it being play more the event x amount of times. The stuff on there will award a small amount of primogems and a few upgrade materials. You do not need to spend any resin if you just want to get the rewards from solely the handbook.
 
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I like the event. you don’t have to spend the resin to complete the quests. The reward is good. The gameplay is fun. no complaints. got the chance to chat with others a bit. Some real coop play for a change
 

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So I'm working currently and can't play the event, but consensus seems to be that it's 40 resin and you get some gems, upgrade materials, and xp books, but less xp books than 2 leylines with equalized resin (40 vs 20). I guess there's also book stuff for rewards that you can do without spending resin. It ain't much, but I'll take it.

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This was a pretty good quick guide to farming character specific ascension materials. It's good to do this daily to make sure you don't get bottlenecked since some of them (like valberries and those hanging purple flowers in Liyue) are a real pain to get, and seemingly pretty rare.

Be sure to steal other ppls materials when you inv...er join their world. :) (also mark the locations of said flowers)
 
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petran79

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They seriously called it that? People have been calling it that for probably close to a year now, and definitely since people were playing the earliest beta versions months ago.
I had no idea game even existed few months ago.
 
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PC gamer nailed it: Breath of the Waifu
Bro that's been the unofficial official nickname for this game since it was originally announced more than a year ago now.

I like the event. you don’t have to spend the resin to complete the quests. The reward is good. The gameplay is fun. no complaints. got the chance to chat with others a bit. Some real coop play for a change
Hopefully Mihoyo will also use this opportunity to improve the game's netcode. Even when everyone was green bars, people were warping around, running in place, standing still while actually moving, and there's also an annoying bug where the game decides players can no longer be allowed to pickup the cube things they bring to the crucible. The only solution I found to fixing the unable to pickup cube things problem was to log out and log back in which is annoying when you were the host like I was.

Fortunately you can clear all the objectives in a couple hours of solid grinding with 3 other people who aren't retarded and bring Barbara and also know how to use the kits on the DPS characters they bring. I think I grinded for about 2 hours or so with a friend and some guys I met, we were averaging around 3 minute clears and I was able to get all the objectives in the Alchemical Handbook knocked out. I can now get on with my usual daily activites, except for I guess running the event quest 3 times a day to claim the resin-based rewards.
 
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Bro that's been the unofficial official nickname for this game since it was originally announced more than a year ago now.


Hopefully Mihoyo will also use this opportunity to improve the game's netcode. Even when everyone was green bars, people were warping around, running in place, standing still while actually moving, and there's also an annoying bug where the game decides players can no longer be allowed to pickup the cube things they bring to the crucible. The only solution I found to fixing the unable to pickup cube things problem was to log out and log back in which is annoying when you were the host like I was.

Fortunately you can clear all the objectives in a couple hours of solid grinding with 3 other people who aren't retarded and bring Barbara and also know how to use the kits on the DPS characters they bring. I think I grinded for about 2 hours or so with a friend and some guys I met, we were averaging around 3 minute clears and I was able to get all the objectives in the Alchemical Handbook knocked out. I can now get on with my usual daily activites, except for I guess running the event quest 3 times a day to claim the resin-based rewards.
I like how it has the flavor text for top performers of each run of the event. Reminds me a lot of the MHW info at the end of a hunt of who did what, except this one doesn't just always read "Slinger sniper" for every player.

But yea, the co-op is super buggy/laggy right now.

I do have to say though, for all the little misc nags I have about the game, I cannot believe they launched something so smoothly. Think about what they were going up against. Global + China release across 3 entirely different platforms with 3 different control methods, people using wifi and *gags* mobile networks to play the game, people with wildly underpowered PCs and phones. Not a single server issue, login problem, or connection problem outside of your own shitty connection. MiHoYo is making western companies look ridiculous as far as infrastructure and connections.

As someone that works in the IT industry, I can only assume that they greenlit every possible failsafe no matter the cost, and it showed.
 

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This game is way better than it deserves to be. I'm pretty shocked that I'm enjoying this game. I didn't like BOTW and also don't play many rpgs.
 

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Why? I don't understand why it doesn't "deserve" to be good, the devs obviously put a lot of time and effort into it so it absolutely "deserves" to be great.
Usually free to play games are bad. That's all. Especially ones that also target mobile.

deserve might not have been the right word. It's almost 6am cut me some slack.
 
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I just found a random challenge while hanging out near the cathedral. Running through hoops along a ledge to get a chest.

I like little touches like that. Lmao why is this game free.
 
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Cause free games make a lot of money if done right.
Looking into it more it has a AAA budget but they made it free. 100 million dollar budget to be exact.

Pretty magical and probably the only one of its kind. A 100 million dollar gacha game.
 

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Looking into it more it has a AAA budget but they made it free. 100 million dollar budget to be exact.

Pretty magical and probably the only one of its kind. A 100 million dollar gacha game.
And it made that money back in two weeks. It definitely isn't the only high quality free to play game, you got stuff like League of Legends, War Thunder the World of Tanks/Planes/ships series etc. When it comes to gasha games it is definitely among the best for sure.
 

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And it made that money back in two weeks. It definitely isn't the only high quality free to play game, you got stuff like League of Legends, War Thunder the World of Tanks/Planes/ships series etc. When it comes to gasha games it is definitely among the best for sure.
Those games you listed make money but they're certainly not good ;) with the exception of league
 

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Those games you listed make money but they're certainly not good ;) with the exception of league
I enjoy an occasional tank match. World of Tanks really pushed the free to play market forward a lot. I was quite amazed when I saw it for the first time.
 

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Check your mail ppl. We have another survey that they will most likely won't read. I told them we need more content, game is too easy and that the stamina system needs to be raised to 150. The bosses were all extremely boring barring the wolf and are too predictable. Also that we have plenty of Otome looking MFS and girls not women. Where are the busty women gacha is known for? Lisa? Pft. Also like I pointed out before the character designs are generic AF even for a "gacha" game. That is all.

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Just to double check before I install this - the anti-cheat stuff is all sorted on PC, right? I don't want some crazy invasive software.
 

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Just to double check before I install this - the anti-cheat stuff is all sorted on PC, right? I don't want some crazy invasive software.
It's still potentially invasive. The driver is said to no longer be functioning when the game isn't running, but I don't believe it's install location or the admin privileges it seems to give itself have changed.
 
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I love the game but it has one of the most disgusting Stamina systems I've ever seen in a Gacha. I can only do the weekly bosses twice before wasting all your resin, or you can do 3 world bosses... Then you need ascension materials and talent books, which costs another 20 resin per reward. This gets on my nerve because I'm saving resin recharges for when I hit 40AR, so I'm struggling with doing chest farming and resource because everything gets exponentially expensive, and for that I NEED MORA.

I'm levelling up my main squad with my reserve team as an afterthought for tackling the Spiral Abyss later. The game is wonderful in so many aspects, and dreadful in others. But then again, I can keep this up and get some farming (primos, mora, materials) until next month when update 1.1 hits.
 

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poor Ningguang, just another reason not to use her. I wish they'd reconsider Geo elemental effects.
What are you talking about Ningguang is the best Geo character right now. You can easily build her as you DPS main and she can some incredible work. I just don't use her on my main team because she will be on my reserve team since Noelle is in my main a Geo support/DPS hybrid.
 

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AR 27 right now. I login every day to complete 4 commissions, explore some new locations, find some chests and grind domains/bosses. 120 units of resin run out pretty quickly, since I have no problems with bosses and domains. Now I understand complaints about resin, since it's too restrictive on how much treasure you can get on a daily basis. It doesn't bother me that much right now, but it definitely will be a pain in the future, when enemies will become too powerful and you'll need the very best gear and artefacts you can get. Drop rates are not good either...
There should be a mechanic where you can improve your resin cap or regen rate. Where is it?
I recommend you spending your resin as the first thing when you log in, then you can play the way you want knowing that you have a downtime of 16 hrs before your resin getting capped again. I log in again at the end of my day to spend some on a boss or 2 to 3 domains and go sleep. I spend at max 2 hours in the game daily (including a farming a little for some resources and the 4 dailies). I just set foot for more time on the weekends or else I'll burn myself out of it. I'm AR35 and I need MORA, that's my most imminent task.
 

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I sign into my other account. Made it to level 7 in 40 minutes to roll. Got all the characters I have now outside wind girl and razor plus some fire guy. lol.
I know Jean design is anything but original but god she's the best looking character in the game by far. The waifu of waifus.
Nope.
 

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I got the survey twice apparantly? The second one was literally the first part of the first survey just asking me again how boring the dragon fight was to me. Is this glitching out?
 

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So I did my weekly Stormterror, got ANOTHER fucking legendary Conductor's hat with DEF as a main stat. Nearly carbon copy of the shit I got from him last week with one extra stat (seemingly since I was able to do the level 60 one this time). Fucking LAME.

It does show me though that not only are artifacts separated by "rarity" (white/green/blue/purple/orange), but also relative world level acquired. My early blues start out with like 1 bonus stat, the later blues I got in World Level 3 have 2 at base, so don't plan on staying attached to those early blue/purples forever I guess, unless you want to miss out on stats.

I had been sitting on the AR35 quest for a few days, I wasn't sure if I wanted to raise my world level higher, but finally caved and did it last night. Went the whole way to the end to see that it was the stupid electrostasis cube as the boss and I didn't bring any fire to kill the cubes at the end, so I had to restart and do it twice from scratch.

Ran the event a few more times, but so many people aren't bothering to understand what they're supposed to do, and just stand around killing stuff and never return the cubes to the crucible. I normally wouldn't mind but it just makes the whole thing take longer. I have been the MVP elemental gatherer in every run I've done except the first one.
 

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Finally got him, spiral abyss treat me good today. I want Dialuc next. That pvp event is really good too.
lucky bro, i dont like him that much but i need a wind party member alt...

got ANOTHER xingling last night (#3)!
 
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Finally got him, spiral abyss treat me good today. I want Dialuc next. That pvp event is really good too.
It's silly how strong he is for this alchemy event. Just stand there and spam elemental skill and burst and wreck everything. I got paired with 2 Venti's the last run I did and it was like watching a tactical nuke.
 

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The event is AIDS. Love getting kicked out or people fucking around so that they don't get the under 3 mins achievement.