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

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I feel like this ad would be a better representation of Reera members, who would lost to Wolf boss and call him problematic, while the one teaching would start with "oh my sweet summer child" and end with "remember, don't stare at the female characters you males weeb shit. Binary power assemble", followed by bro fist.
 

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I just hope that group was able to enjoy their French fries and quesadilla before they got cold. Damn that Wolf of the North for delaying their opportunity to snack with their friends.

Also, I can't tell if that's a TV in the background displaying the GI map, or if their hardcore friend just had the map printed out and wall mounted it.
 
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New time-gated hidden quest:


Thanks to Trokil.
Well. My memory is shit and I have troubles thinking back, but I'm positive that quest is my favourite in the whole game. It's just really well constructed.
Edit: Pejo Pejo you in particular should play it, there's a little surprise for you (iirc).

But - who is Trokil?
That should remain a mistery.
 
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Well. My memory is shit and I have troubles thinking back, but I'm positive that quest is my favourite in the whole game. It's just really well constructed.
Edit: Pejo Pejo you in particular should play it, there's a little surprise for you (iirc).


That should remain a mistery.
I'm on Day 2, just did the opening stuff after you posted this yesterday. Looking forward to seeing what it's all about, you barely ever praise anything in this game.
 
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Fuz Fuz nothing exciting happened today either, just got a second contract kill and Gendou was gettin flustered when I talked to her.
 

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Can't wait for the after censorship numbers lol

 

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Damn, that's quite an outcome, congrats! If you salvage those extra weapons you should have enough Torus to PRI that baby right out. I got no luck on Bronya herself but I got the weapon with the "free" supply tickets I had from events and stuff. I just realized that the Ana stig set won't be as good on her since she's ranged. Sucks, I definitely am not rolling for her stigs right now, 5.6 has too much to roll on. I'm going to keep trying to get her valk suit though since I like the design.

She's up for 22 days, i'll continue trying.
 
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Damn, that's quite an outcome, congrats! If you salvage those extra weapons you should have enough Torus to PRI that baby right out. I got no luck on Bronya herself but I got the weapon with the "free" supply tickets I had from events and stuff. I just realized that the Ana stig set won't be as good on her since she's ranged. Sucks, I definitely am not rolling for her stigs right now, 5.6 has too much to roll on. I'm going to keep trying to get her valk suit though since I like the design.

She's up for 22 days, i'll continue trying.
nah, ana still good and welt M, also her old pri weapon.
i will farm apho2 for where you can get one stigma for free and will use TM+b ana
also i pull where i have better % and not that banner where you get a stigma/weapon every 50 pulls, it's terrible, i also got her with 30 pulls i have spent around 13k crystals, i need to save for dodo
 
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I'm about half through refining the Catch, which is for a future pull for the Shogun. Is there any reason to continue fishing after R5ing the Catch? Or is just achievements at that point?
 

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I'm about half through refining the Catch, which is for a future pull for the Shogun. Is there any reason to continue fishing after R5ing the Catch? Or is just achievements at that point?
Probably worth getting all of the area specific rods since you missed the fishing event that gave the best overall fishing rod. I cleared out the shops and still have to catch like 600 fish for that last achievement.
 

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The resine system is so fucking annoying, i want to take a little break of week or something but it's impossible because of Resin system lol
 

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The resine system is so fucking annoying, i want to take a little break of week or something but it's impossible because of Resin system lol
You can always just make condensed resin on days that you don't feel like burning it, that's what I do. Sucks we can only hold 5 at a time though.

So I finally made a little video of the lizards. Not my best run but you can get the gist. The new Sharefactory on PS5 makes this remarkably easy, it's the first time I ever uploaded anything.

 

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Elysian realm buffs are real, hadn't done the sequence hard for carole yet, but just now killed benares in literally one charge punch > ultimate; 5 second kill...
Also Bodhi signet was already good, but the new buffs turn carole into a monster of burst damage.
Edit: lol heimdall mech 10 second kill..
 
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You can always just make condensed resin on days that you don't feel like burning it, that's what I do. Sucks we can only hold 5 at a time though.

So I finally made a little video of the lizards. Not my best run but you can get the gist. The new Sharefactory on PS5 makes this remarkably easy, it's the first time I ever uploaded anything.

I wonder if they will ever make a phys resistant bosses just because of EULA'S universality.

On paper her phys element is the worst one, but if you C6 her and get her weapon...Well, nothing survives.

On another hand, only people who spend big money can afford it, so maybe MiHoYo will keep everything as it is, so people would spend money.
 

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I wonder if they will ever make a phys resistant bosses just because of EULA'S universality.

On paper her phys element is the worst one, but if you C6 her and get her weapon...Well, nothing survives.

On another hand, only people who spend big money can afford it, so maybe MiHoYo will keep everything as it is, so people would spend money.
Funny you mention that. This table is missing all of the newer monsters, but pretty much everything that isn't considered "human" already has higher phys resistance than any element, and the values are highest other than elemental enemies like slimes being "immune" to their element. I can explode Ruin Guards just like the rest and they have 70% resistance by default. Eula C6 is just fundamentally broken.

 

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Guys I think they might have overtuned the ER balance, I just ran through sequence real at diff 60 with dea anchora lvl 10, and Elysia did no damage, I literally spammed astral harness in her face until she died 30 seconds later; s: real60 feels less difficult than s: hard did pre-patch.
 

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Was the grown Geovishap full of resistence?
It probably has resistances relevant to its element. I haven't seen stats on it.

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Guys I think they might have overtuned the ER balance, I just ran through sequence real at diff 60 with dea anchora lvl 10, and Elysia did no damage, I literally spammed astral harness in her face until she died 30 seconds later; s: real60 feels less difficult than s: hard did pre-patch.
Good. I want to buy those HoR coins but I couldn't beat Real with her. I'm glad I finally won't hate this mode so I can get the rest of the lore that they jammed behind it.
 
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Eula C6 is just fundamentally
Yeah, I know. Knew it since her 1st banner.

But C6 x Signature Weapon is something very few people can afford. We are talking a few percents probably.

So I wonder if it's ok with MiHo because it brings em money and it's hard to achieve, unlike let's say C0 Geo Lord x White tassel.

Or sooner or later they'll nerf her too?

I doubt that Dendro in general would be immune to phys for example. But maybe some future bosses will?
 

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Guys I think they might have overtuned the ER balance, I just ran through sequence real at diff 60 with dea anchora lvl 10, and Elysia did no damage, I literally spammed astral harness in her face until she died 30 seconds later; s: real60 feels less difficult than s: hard did pre-patch.

keep going until lv 90, i'm stuck there with fire tuna with her set completed, there i need to unlock azure empyrea but at least i can get some crystals now
 
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Yeah, I know. Knew it since her 1st banner.

But C6 x Signature Weapon is something very few people can afford. We are talking a few percents probably.

So I wonder if it's ok with MiHo because it brings em money and it's hard to achieve, unlike let's say C0 Geo Lord x White tassel.

Or sooner or later they'll nerf her too?

I doubt that Dendro in general would be immune to phys for example. But maybe some future bosses will?
i can't even afford a weapon.. i see alot people playing everyday with only 1 5* weapon, it should be an accessible banner for f2p or at least another banner with old weapons with better rates and pity.
 
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i see alot people playing everyday with only 1 5* weapon, it should be an accessible banner for f2p or at least another banner with old weapons with better rates and pity.
Fuck the gacha for standard banner weapons. Too many shit in it to care about it. Sure, maybe they'll introduce some targeted pulls, but it's still a gamble for old and pretty much obsolete stuff.

They should introduce some long-term projects, where you acquire a blueprint and slowly building a weapon of your choice.

Make it slow and limited in options, but make it targeted and achievable for F2P. I think game is old and big enough for something like that.
 
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Fuck the gacha for standard banner weapons. Too many shit in it to care about it. Sure, maybe they'll introduce some targeted pulls, but it's still a gamble for old and pretty much obsolete stuff.

They should introduce some long-term projects, where you acquire a blueprint and slowly building a weapon of your choice.

Make it slow and limited in options, but make it targeted and achievable for F2P. I think game is old and big enough for something like that.
Yea this is something they need to address sooner or later. Once you have built your teams and have a stockpile of xp books and stuff, there's no long term grind. Honkai has a TON of long term grinds, so that you never feel like you're not making progress, so I'd expect them to start integrating that into Genshin, but who the fuck knows.

The ability to get a 5* weapon billet or something of that nature would be perfect. Limit it to the weekly bosses or whatever, I don't care, but there needs to be something to work towards or else a lot of F2P players and low spenders are gonna shit the bed soon.
 

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Yea this is something they need to address sooner or later. Once you have built your teams and have a stockpile of xp books and stuff, there's no long term grind. Honkai has a TON of long term grinds, so that you never feel like you're not making progress, so I'd expect them to start integrating that into Genshin, but who the fuck knows.

The ability to get a 5* weapon billet or something of that nature would be perfect. Limit it to the weekly bosses or whatever, I don't care, but there needs to be something to work towards or else a lot of F2P players and low spenders are gonna shit the bed soon.
Lol. There's always something to grind in Genshin. Never enough mora, xp books, talent books, crystal fragments, artifacts.

Working on building my C1 Shenhe with Calamity Queller. Got 2pc Gladiator and 2pc Blizzard set. Built early before guides focusing on ER popped up. Got good CR/CD rolls so I'm not sure if I want to try and get new artifacts. Got a emblem of severed fate cryo cup on her with 20% CD.

Did a round of Windtrace where I picked a spot and saw a barrel nestling up beside me. Me silently saying shoo, shoo. Then the hunter got the bonus and imprisoned one of us and I realize that the force field was next to the barrel next to me. 🤦‍♂️. Needless to say I got the heck out of there. Avoided capture by 2 pixels in my new spot, I was the sole survivor. And I was on ANDROID! :pie_invert:
 
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I doubt they'll give us any reliable way to obtain 5 star weapons when the main draw of the BP is the 4 star weapons.
Honkai eventually put "5 star" gear in an exchange shop of sorts, the currency can be gotten by salvaging/converting other "5 star" gear.
After this system they also started putting "5 star" gear and characters in a battle pass "shop", and you can pretty much get one weapon fairly easily every update.
 

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Honkai eventually put "5 star" gear in an exchange shop of sorts, the currency can be gotten by salvaging/converting other "5 star" gear.
After this system they also started putting "5 star" gear and characters in a battle pass "shop", and you can pretty much get one weapon fairly easily every update.
Independently of that though, they've had the Forge around for years now to make 5* weapons and stigs. I'm not talking Staff of Homa level gear, but still something to keep players happy. That's the kind of long grind we need in Genshin right now. At least something to work towards slowly over time. Artifact RNG doesn't really fill that same niche.

Speaking of...
Boy you weren't kidding, I tried Real 90 with Elysia and cleared all of the stages, even the bosses, in about 4-5 seconds a piece. This is the way it should have been from the start. I grinded a few runs tonight and got caught up on the remembrance vessel stuff and unlocked the Elysia coins in the shop, so I have something to aim for there now. Planning on trying out HoR tomorrow.

I only played APHO2 up until unlocking the base, had too much other stuff to play today with MH:Rise and event/weekly stuff in Genshin and Honkai. Going to dig into it proper tomorrow night. Honestly I like the way Bronya plays so much more in APHO than her normal battlesuit. The sword dash is a great finisher. I also feel that way about Carole. Her normal battlesuit ruined her gameplay IMO. For Bronya, they want you to use that screen and it's just a boring way to play. Timido is instantly endearing and I didn't hate Lyle despite thinking I was going to. Regardless, great patch so far.

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Making of Yun Jin video.

 
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The day they will make me happy is when they decide to literally stop Eon Musk stupid comissions and announce she died wandering the very dangerous world of Teyvat because you know, its a very dangerous place for kids and common people to go for walk before being attacked by literally anything.
 
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Have you guys found all 5 Enka books yet? I found 3/5, and I'm trying to not use a guide. I pretty much ran out of exploration areas though, not sure what i'm missing.

Finally get inside the 'new isle' I guess?
What do you mean?
 

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The new region I've been avoiding so long. That place looks like a limbo cannyon.
If you mean Enkanomiya, it's a really cool area. There's a mandatory cutscene you have to view each time you make a change to the area (for puzzles and stuff) that gets really annoying though.
 

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If you mean Enkanomiya, it's a really cool area. There's a mandatory cutscene you have to view each time you make a change to the area (for puzzles and stuff) that gets really annoying though.

Kinda shocked by how good is the new aera so far. To be honest, I tired of new isles every update. Making Inazuma an archipelago was not a good ideia IMO. Jumping between isles sucks. I guess the only thing missing will be the last battle with the Anchor and we're moved from Inazuma for good.
 
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Kinda shocked by how good is the new aera so far. To be honest, I tired of new isles every update. Making Inazuma an archipelago was not a good ideia IMO. Jumping between isles sucks. I guess the only thing missing will be the last battle with the Anchor and we're moved from Inazuma for good.
Interesting. I really liked the island type design. It allowed each area to be diverse visually and thematically, but also relevant to the nation and main story as a whole. I feel like we got 7 little mini-countries instead of one big boring one (like Liyue). I kinda wish they did more with the boats though. As it is, there's very little reason to ever use them.

I'll be kinda bummed if Sumeru is a big empty landscape full of rocks and grass and dirt again after Inazuma. I have faith that Fontaine is going to be amazing though, and is probably the area I'm most looking forward to after Inazuma.