The unfortunate thing is that the pre-load bundle has way less value than the battle pass. But the real mistake would be spending money on the 0.6% chance offered by the gacha system. The game should offer tons of gameplay without it, anyway. f2p games can actually be quite good, though. It all depends on the developer, and the choices they make.
Yikes, just read that the fastest "reroll" is about a half hour, and that's playing fairly optimized (not wasting time reading stuff or fighting unnecessary enemies. Guess they really didn't want a bunch of junk accounts at launch.
The game will have NA, EU, and SEA (Southeast Asia) servers. CN (China) went live last week.
The game is cross-play with 4-player co-op across all platforms on the same server. However, PS4 is NOT cross-save, so any PS4 account can only be progressed on PS4. PC and mobile are cross-save, you can resume progress from any platform.
If you wish to be able to spend money on any mobile platform, the trick is apparently to create your account on PC first. If you create your account on iOS or Android first, it locks you to that platform’s store. I don’t recommend you spend money on this game though, more below.
During closed and open beta, the game struggled on PS4. One hopes it has been optimized a lot since then. This game will murder weaker phones and tablets, and in fact hardware requirements are strict enough that many people are finding their devices are being listed as incompatible on Google Play Store.
There is no native controller support on phones and tablets. Honkai Impact was the same way.
There are no plans for Xbox support. Nintendo Switch version is planned for the future, ETA is unknown.
The entire game’s story can be completed with just the story units you are given. There is no need to spend any money if all you want to do is see the game’s story.
The game is PvE only, so there is no need to spend any money to participate in the nonexistent PvP. This is good because PvP in gacha games is invariably cancer, AIDS, Ebola, and coronavirus combined into a neat package.
If Honkai is anything to go by, this game will be a huge whale trap. The SSR pull rate for a combined units + weapons gacha is 0.6%. No I did not just fucking stutter. And if Honkai is anything to go by, in order for the unit to not be worthless you will always need the specific weapon for the unit in addition to the unit itself. Basically if you are not planning on spending literally thousands of US dollars don’t fucking bother, just play for free.
The $10 “Starter Package” on PS4 is a joke. Don’t waste your money.
Alright, now you know what I know. Have fun guys, see you in Teyvat! If this game actually gets an |OT| we can share friend codes or whatever.
Three things to get out of the way first: 1) You do not need to spend money to enjoy this game. In fact, here is a list of reasons why you shouldn't spend money on Genshin Impact. 2) When you first start wishing, only use the Beginners' banner for your first 20 wishes. If you don't do this...
OT is up. Hopefully it will help people understand the game a bit before jumping in.