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

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So finally got an iPad and I'm going to try this game later tonight. I actually learned about this from a friend, she works on this game. She asked me if I can play and if there's some broken stuff regarding to the Portuguese translation if I can let her know hahahaha


Hope it's as good as it looks.
 
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So finally got an iPad and I'm going to try this game later tonight. I actually learned about this from a friend, she works on this game. She asked me if I can play and if there's some broken stuff regarding to the Portuguese translation if I can let her know hahahaha


Hope it's as good as it looks.
Enjoy the first 30+ hours, it's the best part by far. The OP has a bunch of good info, but if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Also, just a reminder to everyone - Only a few hours left to get your share of the billion primogems. Hope you got all 5 lanterns lit.


Also, great news for fanart. CSR seems to be doing some Genshin stuff.

 
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The more I see of her the more I dislike her design, kit, animation etc. I'll save my primos for next good Electro character. Ayaka seems good but I hate sword based characters combat and I have Ganyu for cryo stuff.

The bad thing I notice about sword users is that they usually act as if they're some kind of movie sword martial fighter. I never complete a full combo with either Keqing or Kaeya. I use dash attack cancel and proceed to repeat a 3 sequence attack again. Too bad my Kayea kinda suffered from an aspd nerf, but he usually hit fast and hard.
 
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next good Electro character.
Boy in a giant hat should be your enemy in Inazuma and we also should get Inazuma's God. Choose wisely. BTW Ayaka can get to Inazuma by foot ;D


Just now had an interesting coop guest. Guy insisted on killing Cryo boss 3 times in a row. He used low lvl Xiao and anemic Electric Raven. Well, ok. I killed boss twice. On third time I decided to ask who exactly he is leveling. Turns out he was working on a popsicle guy. Goddamn, I was sure he was leveling Cocogoat xD Guy had a terribly under leveled Xiao and was heavily investing in popsicle guy? WTF. Good thing I asked, so we went to kill Xiao's boss. Of course he used only Xiao and not a single shield character. And after that some people ask "why stick to meta in PvE"...
 

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Wait whaaat? I didn't see it anywhere... Fuck I am probably too late.
I had a post about this event earlier in this very thread. Yeah, unfortunately you are late. You needed to light up 5 different lanterns in total, but you was limited with 3 tries in 24 hours.
 
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I had a post about this event earlier in this very thread. Yeah, unfortunately you are late. You needed to light up 5 different lanterns in total, but you was limited with 3 tries in 24 hours.
I don't even know how to light them lol :messenger_weary:
Edit: Yup, it's too late for me, oh well.
 
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Boy in a giant hat should be your enemy in Inazuma and we also should get Inazuma's God. Choose wisely. BTW Ayaka can get to Inazuma by foot ;D


Just now had an interesting coop guest. Guy insisted on killing Cryo boss 3 times in a row. He used low lvl Xiao and anemic Electric Raven. Well, ok. I killed boss twice. On third time I decided to ask who exactly he is leveling. Turns out he was working on a popsicle guy. Goddamn, I was sure he was leveling Cocogoat xD Guy had a terribly under leveled Xiao and was heavily investing in popsicle guy? WTF. Good thing I asked, so we went to kill Xiao's boss. Of course he used only Xiao and not a single shield character. And after that some people ask "why stick to meta in PvE"...


I hate Mona and Ayaka sprint and feel it should be a toggle or quick tap/hold type where the quick tap should be regular dodge and hold should be special animation.
 

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I hate Mona and Ayaka sprint and feel it should be a toggle or quick tap/hold type where the quick tap should be regular dodge and hold should be special animation.
Doesn't she just lack iframes on (part of) her dodge ? I seems like a bug (how can you hit something underground), but surely they must have had reports .. so I dunno why not fixed.

I mean just make her unhittable all the dodge and press X for as long as you want to move ..

They fixed the thing where you could hit slimes in the air by attacking the ground beneath - seems a similar thing
 
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Doesn't she just lack iframes on (part of) her dodge ? I seems like a bug (how can you hit something underground), but surely they must have had reports .. so I dunno why not fixed.

I mean just make her unhittable all the dodge and press X for as long as you want to move ..

They fixed the thing where you could hit slimes in the air by attacking the ground beneath - seems a similar thing

Yes. She is vulnerable during dodge and also will get stuck by the smallest pebble in her path.
 

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I hate Mona and Ayaka sprint and feel it should be a toggle or quick tap/hold type where the quick tap should be regular dodge and hold should be special animation.
Can't say that I hate it, but it is clunky to use. But it never stopped me from exploring open world with Mona. Her extra speed is worth it for me. Can't wait for Ayaka. I wonder when we will start getting all the leaked extra characters. Most of them is from first 2 cities, so I hope we will get them before Inazuma.
 

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I hate Mona and Ayaka sprint and feel it should be a toggle or quick tap/hold type where the quick tap should be regular dodge and hold should be special animation.
Yea I've given this feedback to MHY for 2 of the state of the game surveys already, make it a button press while dashing, like L2 or something. Then everybody's happy.

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This comic gave me a laugh. I think I'm just going to cut out frame 3 and use that as a standalone.

 
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Yea I've given this feedback to MHY for 2 of the state of the game surveys already, make it a button press while dashing, like L2 or something. Then everybody's happy.

they can delete the whole dash, I don't mind seeing her run :messenger_smirking:
 

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they can delete the whole dash, I don't mind seeing her run :messenger_smirking:
I was like you one time. Then I unlocked Cocogoat, the true Queen of running... ;D
This comic gave me a laugh.
This. This gave me PTSD. Fuck him. Fuck him and fuck the damn poster in the second city's restaurant. 2 most annoying points of interest in the whole game. Also, fuck the damn camp fires. No, I don't wanna cook, I want to pick my loot and move on...
 
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PS4 players also need away to pick up multiple things (like hold the button .. do I patent that ?)

The pickup lag on PS4 is also still atrocious compared to mobile. I suspect it is Sony's servers (blame Sony)
 

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PS4 players also need away to pick up multiple things (like hold the button .. do I patent that ?)

The pickup lag on PS4 is also still atrocious compared to mobile. I suspect it is Sony's servers (blame Sony)
Yeah, especially considering that there's no reason to not pick up stuff and we have enough free space to pick up literally everything we see. I would prefer to just run over for auto pickup...
 

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With all the annoying things the game has like prioritizing cook over picking up stuff, the guy next to Alchemy station etc. the one thing that annoys me the most is the jumping children all over Liyue harbor.
 
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Yeah, especially considering that there's no reason to not pick up stuff and we have enough free space to pick up literally everything we see. I would prefer to just run over for auto pickup...

An auto-pick function would be a nice feedback for them. I still hate the "lag" to pick up itens near me, I would lose so less time if they just pick automatically. Not to mention, itens dropping over a cliff or a mountain are cancerous.
 

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I tried to do the dumb lantern event and it kept saying character not found because I was using Facebook login, I guess. When I linked my email, it showed my character on the American server, but the event is apparently over...
 
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Speaking about bait and switch, looks like we can get Geo Lord instead of Hu Tao... Still no Hu Tao trailer or official announcement. Now I need to decide do I really want another geo character... Man, and I was so sure that my primogems are safe till Ayaka.
 

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Speaking about bait and switch, looks like we can get Geo Lord instead of Hu Tao... Still no Hu Tao trailer or official announcement. Now I need to decide do I really want another geo character... Man, and I was so sure that my primogems are safe till Ayaka.
Wut? Long Dong rerun?

Man, people are gonna get pissed.
 

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Wut? Long Dong rerun?
Yeah, because we have a spear on weapon banner and no new information about Hu Tao release.


Man, people are gonna get pissed.
Hah, true. Some are very attached to their favourite heroes. But I think a lot of people will roll to get his first constellation. His 1st constellation beats Hu Tao's release in my eyes ;D
 

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Speaking about bait and switch, looks like we can get Geo Lord instead of Hu Tao... Still no Hu Tao trailer or official announcement. Now I need to decide do I really want another geo character... Man, and I was so sure that my primogems are safe till Ayaka.
The current banner isn't even over yet. >_> For all you know you'll have Hu Tao and Zhong Li on the same banner since they both work for the Funeral service. Who knows maybe we'll get another Staff of Homa event where you pull more of something else that isn't Hu Tao and need to spend 180 wishes for every merge.

If they really want to bait and switch they can give me Rosaria first.
 

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Hu Tao and Zhong Li on the same banner
We never got 2 5☆ on same banner. IF it happens, I would never pull. Can't risk to get Hu Tao.


If they really want to bait and switch they can give me Rosaria first.
Maybe they will release her with Geo Lord to sweeten the deal. That would be great.


The current banner isn't even over yet. >_>
Usually we are getting 2 trailers before release, that's why people are saying that her release is postponed because she needs more polishing.
 

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Doing a rerun character banner right after a filler banner would be weird. That said, I'm more tempted to pull on Zhongli's banner than Hu Tao. I don't need another pyro 5 star and Zhongli's shields seem really useful for late game content.
 
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Now I would be so disappointed if we didn't get his rerun xD Just like people who are waiting for Hu Tao ;D
No way are we getting Johnlee re-run this soon. If any reruns happen it'll likely be back to Venti, or they'll do another standard pool 5* focus like Diluc or Mona and Hu Tao 2 weeks later.
 

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No way are we getting Johnlee re-run this soon. If any reruns happen it'll likely be back to Venti, or they'll do another standard pool 5* focus like Diluc or Mona and Hu Tao 2 weeks later.
We have a spear on a banner, that's a primary source for Geo Lord speculation.
 

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Yeah, because we have a spear on weapon banner and no new information about Hu Tao release.



Hah, true. Some are very attached to their favourite heroes. But I think a lot of people will roll to get his first constellation. His 1st constellation beats Hu Tao's release in my eyes ;D
I mean, it does makes sense in light of his buffs.
 

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PSA: The Ley Line Overflow event has started. I didn't get a message in my mail box (or I over looked it yesterday?!?)

You can spend 20 resin to complete a Ley Line and get a 2x resource payout. You can use this 3 times per day.
 

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PSA: The Ley Line Overflow event has started. I didn't get a message in my mail box (or I over looked it yesterday?!?)

You can spend 20 resin to complete a Ley Line and get a 2x resource payout. You can use this 3 times per day.
Only 3 times daily? Bruh.......

disappointed king of the hill GIF
 
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PSA: The Ley Line Overflow event has started. I didn't get a message in my mail box (or I over looked it yesterday?!?)

You can spend 20 resin to complete a Ley Line and get a 2x resource payout. You can use this 3 times per day.

Does it stack with condensed resin?
 

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So basically this is like 60 extra resin per day for a week, but you can only use it on ley lines? I was hoping to really abuse this for EXP books, but it's better than nothing and will save some time, I guess :messenger_expressionless:
 
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How nice of them to let me dump all of my resin for leylines. 120 for 3 Condensed and 3 20's for the same deal. So it's technically 6 condensed. I'd much prefer if it stacked though.
Shit at 3 times per day I'd rather them just give us a resin moon once per day as a login bonus and let me stack them up. I thought I'd be able to burn through my moons this week and get a ton of mora/xp books. What a disappointment.
 

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Well, her dash is stubby like Xiao's, the burst is just like Chong's minus the infusion, and she's physical dps. Not the best archetype, but here's hoping her stats and multipliers get a buff from beta so she can actually hit hard. It wouldn't be too big of a buff considering physical is usually the most resisted damage type on harder monsters. Seems like cryo resonance team comp is going to be a must have if you want to main her. Also, you're going to need her C6 for sure if you really want to play her. It'd be nice if they let you build up charges of her dash or at least reduced the cooldown a bit more. 6 seconds is a long damn time for a measly dash ice hit.

At least prototype crescent seems to be BiS for her, so there's that to save you some primos I guess.
 

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Well, her dash is stubby like Xiao's, the burst is just like Chong's minus the infusion, and she's physical dps.

Her burst doing AoE cryo versus infusion would probably make her easier to fit into most team comps. I like Chongyun, but that infusion makes him so finicky to use with a lot of characters.

I used Chong a lot during the earlier portion of this game, but his limitations started to annoy me as you get past AR 30. That said, I've recently started using him again since 1. I pulled a Skyward Pride on the permanent banner, which boosts his DPS and ER, so you spam his ult 2. I finally raised Diluc to a usable state at my WL and I can work a melt combo with the 2 of them. 3. There's a cryo damage artifact set available.
 
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Her burst doing AoE cryo versus infusion would probably make her easier to fit into most team comps. I like Chongyun, but that infusion makes him so finicky to use with a lot of characters.

I used Chong a lot during the earlier portion of this game, but his limitations started to annoy me as you get past AR 30. That said, I've recently started using him again since 1. I pulled a Skyward Pride on the permanent banner, which boosts his DPS and ER, so you spam his ult 2. I finally raised Diluc to a usable state at my WL and I can work a melt combo with the 2 of them. 3. There's a cryo damage artifact set available.
Her AoE is 4 seconds SHORTER than Diona's, and doesn't heal at all. It's just a bummer all around honestly. I'm just trying to rationalize pulling for her and using her, but her kit is just...well...bad. If she doesn't get a significant multiplier or stat buff, she's DoA.