PS4 Genshin Impact

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  1. TetsuKobura

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    AR40+ is amazing, because the chances of blue or higher artifacts/items increases drastically, but it doesn't come without flaws. First issue I'm currently having is certain items being time-gated, so ascending is a longer process to get up to Lv 60+, and then enhancement ores become a lot more rare because of how many it takes to progress.

    Farm routes definitely become more important around this rank. There's a nifty little tool I use for finding certain monsters or items.

    https://genshin-impact-map.appsample.com/#/

    This map can toggle anything you are looking for on or off and the exact location they can be found.

    Here's an example of Stormterror's Lair, where I have toggled on the crystal chunk locations and any large hilichurls or abyss mages.
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    Genshin Impact V1.1 is now out for all systems! The update is around 11GB and has quite a lot of things added.

    New Characters:
    5-Star Character "Childe" Tartaglia (Hydro)

    ◇ No. 11 of The Harbingers, also known as "Childe." His name is highly feared on the battlefield.
    4-Star Character "Kätzlein Cocktail" Diona (Cryo)
    ◇ A young lady who has inherited trace amounts of non-human blood. She is the incredibly popular bartender of the Cat's Tail tavern.

    Both will appear in a Wish Banner alongside Ninguang (Geo) and Beidou (Electro).

    5-Star Character "Vago Mundo" Zhongli (Geo)
    ◇ A mysterious guest invited by the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. Extremely knowledgeable in all things.
    4-Star Character "Blazing Riff" Xinyan (Pyro)
    ◇ Liyue's sole rock 'n' roll musician. She rebels against ossified prejudices using her music and passionate singing.

    Zhongli and Xinyan will appear in a subsequent event banner.


    II. New Weapons:
    Memory of Dust (5-Star Catalyst)


    Memory of Dust will appear in a weapons banner alongside the Skyward Harp bow.

    Vortex Vanquisher (5-Star Polearm)
    The Unforged (5-Star Claymore)


    The Vortex Vanquisher and The Unforged will appear in a subsequent banner.

    Royal Spear (4-Star Polearm)

    The Royal Spear will appear in the Starglitter Exchange.



    III. New Quests:
    1. New Archon Quest

    ◇ The mysterious emissary Ganyu appears before you at Third-Round Knockout. Claiming to have come at Ningguang's behest, she invites you to the skyfaring palace known as the Jade Chamber.
    To that end, you and Paimon have come to Mt. Tianheng, from where you can see the Jade Chamber in the distance...

    ◆ After the Version 1.1 Update, the Archon Quest Chapter 1: Act III - A New Star Approaches will become available. Complete this quest chain and obtain Primogems, Weapon Enhancement Materials, Character EXP Materials, and other rewards!

    2. New Story Quests
    ◇ The Millelith have received numerous eyewitness reports recently that have confirmed an active Ruin Guard presence in an area far beyond their normal range of activity. After some investigation, you find that these Ruin Guards are, in fact, just toys for a certain child...

    ◆ After the Version 1.1 Update, the Story Quest Monoceros Caeli Chapter: Act I - Mighty Cyclops' Adventure! will become available.
    Complete this quest chain and obtain Primogems, Weapon Enhancement Materials, Character EXP Materials, and other rewards!

    ◆ The Story Quest Historia Antiqua Chapter: Act I - Sal Flore will become available at a later date.

    3. New World Quests
    ◆ New World Quests Added: The Adventurers' Guild's Affairs, Necessary Procedures, Words Worth Their Weight in Mora, Changchang's Little Friend, The Secret of Nantianmen, An Ode to Yonder City, and Endless Research
    Complete these quests and obtain Mora, Character EXP Materials, and other rewards!



    IV. New Events:
    Version Main Event — Unreconciled Stars

    ◇ Peculiar meteorites are descending upon Teyvat, bringing a rare sleeping sickness with them. People trapped in deep slumber, mysterious dreams, an unknown star... The crisis draws closer!

    ◆ Event Duration: 2020/11/16 10:00:00 (Server Time) – 2020-11-30 03:59:59 (Server Time)
    ◆ Event Rules: During the event, complete designated quests and "Star of Destiny" challenges to obtain Fading Star's Might and Fading Star's Essence!
    ◆ Event Rewards: Exchange Fading Star's Might and Fading Star's Essence in the Event Shop for Character Ascension Materials, Hero's Wit, Mystic Enhancement Ore, Talent Enhancement Materials, Crown of Insight, and other rewards!

    Complete "Prinzessin's Pact" to get "Prinzessin der Verurteilung!" Fischl (Electro)!

    *The Gliding Challenge and While It's Warm events will become available at a later date. Stay tuned for more information.

    V. New Systems:
    1. City Reputation System

    ◇ Reach Adventure Rank 25 and complete the corresponding quests to unlock this system.
    ◆ Reputation is currently divided into Mondstadt Reputation and Liyue Reputation.

    Mondstadt Reputation Unlock Criteria: Complete the Archon Quest Prologue: Act I "The Outlander Who Caught the Wind"
    Liyue Reputation Unlock Criteria: Complete the Archon Quest Chapter I: Act II "Farewell, Archaic Lord"

    ◆ Travelers can speak to Knights of Favonius Coordinator, Hertha and Ministry of Civil Affairs Secretary, Ms. Yu to take on new Bounties and Requests. You can also collect Reputation EXP rewards from them for World Exploration, Mondstadt Quests, and Liyue Quests.
    ◆ As you increase your Reputation Level, you will unlock special city features, recipes, gadget blueprints, namecards, wind gliders, and other rewards.


    2. Exploration Progress System
    Zoom out on the map to view the Exploration Progress for each area. Open chests, find Elemental Oculi, unlock Waypoints, and complete other exploration activities to increase your Exploration Progress in each area.

    3. Archive System
    A collection of Equipment, Materials, Geography, Books and Tutorials.

    4. Character Archive System
    Character Archive added.


    VI. Other New Content:
    1. Gameplay

    • The following recipes are now available for purchase:
    Wanmin Restaurant: Triple-Layered Consommé
    Wangshu Inn: Bamboo Shoot Soup

    • Added new achievements under "Challenger - Series II"
    New Harvestable Resources: Bamboo Shoot and Golden Loach
    New Monster: Unusual Hilichurl

    2. Settings
    • Added customization options for keyboard and controller: Go to Paimon Menu > Settings > Controls, select a function to change the key or button assigned to it, and press any key or button to assign it to this function.
    • New customization options added to Settings > Graphics: Volumetric Fog, Reflections, Bloom, Crowd Density, and Co-Op Teammate Effects.
    • New options added to Settings > Other: Combat Camera Settings and Default Camera Distance.

    3. System
    • Added an Equipment Locking function. Locked equipment cannot be used for enhancement or refinement.
    • A Report function has been added to Co-Op Mode.
    • Adds a feature to weapon/artifact enhancement screen that displays item descriptions for items added as enhancement materials.
    • During weapon enhancement, surplus EXP is now returned in the form of weapon enhancement materials (previously, surplus EXP was lost).
    • Characters dispatched on expeditions are no longer out-of-action. They can be added to your party as usual.
     
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  3. NekoPufferPPP

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    I need this cat! :eek:
    These are brilliant changes,
    ...but this change is kinda odd. :odd: Doesn't make sense for expeditions to work like that.
     
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  4. Racing_Miku

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    Thank you for posting the update notes for me! I saw the update file had installed this morning so I shall be having a look at it from tomorrow as finally got some time off work so catch up on the game since my last visit a few weeks ago!

    Have you noticed any changes to photo mode or if we have more options/photo mode available in dungeons etc as I find the limited options available in the dungeons is my only frustration with the game at the moment!

    Added to opening but this site has built into a well established Genshin database!
    https://www.gensh.in/
     
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  5. Silent Drifter

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    Got back to playing Genshin. Last two weeks, haven't been in the mood to be playing any games, mainly because I tested positive for COVID, and finally getting over that. Now, that's out of the way. I can finally start doing those new events, with the meteorites. Finally figuring out what I need to do as well. Still haven't done the main storyline for version 1.1 yet.
     
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    Sorry to hear about virus but glad you are getting through it!

    I also finally got back to the game over the weekend as I started a new game on the profile I'm using for the PS5 so had to start from the beginning.

    Currently at Adventure Rank 13 and have completed all of the quests up to this point bar the one with the big robot bosses you have to beat as my current party are not strong enough though I have them all ready to ascend to Phase 2 and there weapons are maxed out at 20 along artificats.

    Have just met Diluc and off duty Jean and Vivendrei so I am hoping they will join the party soon as I haven't done any wishes on this account yet though I have 10 available and am working on getting the other 10 wish stones to have a big wish run and hopefully win a few characters!

    I will share some more photo's in due time in my gallery here and the thread.
     
  7. Silent Drifter

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    Hit AR40, after finishing the new v1.1 questline, as well as Mona's quest that unlocked at AR38. Found that v1.1 questline pretty fascinating, and liked how it ended. Now I just can't wait to see the next location, and how that storyline works out.

    Did a couple of wishes and ended up getting Ninggaun, and Beidou. Also realized, you can't name your party MILF :D It's just too bad, I can't level all the characters I want, without some serious grinding, that I don't have time to do. I mainly have my primary party, and have about two that I mainly focus on first.

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    Good result I would say, you got two characters I am having to be patient for as I only have one won character so far Sucrose whom is fast become a favourite in my party.

    I reached Adventure Rank 16 last night so finally opened up Co-Op play and have a few open quests to complete at the moment which should net at least another two adventure rank levels..

    Have enough to do 20 wishes tonight (1 set of each type) so I'll be adding a video a bit later to show my rewards and hoping I get quite a few characters as I am now playing the game on two profiles with the idea of them working together once the second account gets co-op unlocked (currently AR 10).

    This game really captivates me to play unlike most of the other games I've been dabbling with.
     
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    Yeah, this game pulls me in, kind of like Destiny did in the beginning. Pretty much Modern Warfare and Genshin are the only two games that I put time into. Only reason I play MW is my buddies from work play it, so we play for an hour after work. After their done, I switch to Genshin.

    I got Jean leveled to level 80 to match Fischl. Did some more Fallen Star Event with a buddy to get his 7 games in, to get the free Fischl. I was host, so I was facing level 70 enemies, so the matches took around 5-6 minutes. Probably do some more this weekend, so I can buy out the store for level up materials.
     
  10. BigShamrock

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    Planning to play this for android or ps4, any useful tips for beginners?

    Ty
     
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    Welcome aboard the Genshin train!

    The game is quite straightforward in terms of picking up as the initial story chapter will introduce you to the basics of the game and the controls quite straightforwardly.

    Best tip I would say for beginning a new game is when you are exploring the map make sure to pick up the various resources you come across on the map (food items, iron ore etc) as these will be needed later on for crafting weapons and so forth.

    Collecting treasure chests across the map will help levelling up your adventure rank so make sure to pick up any that you find and also it's quite important to activate any Anemo statues you locate on the map as these allow you to revive fallen characters in the party when you approach them and also open the map of the area you are in so you can see the location.

    Anyone else feel free to add anything I missed!
     
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    Also, pin things on your map if you find things you want to collect later, especially the Anemoculi and Geoculi for the statues. There are different pins you can place, so choose however you want to organize your pins.
     
  13. BigShamrock

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    thanks

    well i hope i can find the best waifu for me once i play the game, although i'm a bit concerned about microtransactions in obtaining some of them. :lol:
     
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    So far I have not done any microtransactions at all and I have about 12 characters on my account so far from wishes so hopefully you will have the same fortunes!
     
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    Genshin doesn't really seem to push you into putting money into it. Only if you want to, and how desperate you want characters. I probably spent $100 in Genshin since it first came out, between wishes, and the two battle passes we had. Honestly, I rather put money into this game, than I would in any Call of Duty game.
     
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    At first, I was considering starting to play the game... then I looked into the company who made it, and there was the problem: chinese.

    I'm never going to play this game. I don't want my data to be mined to finance, endorse and keep Genocide, Slavery & Torture alive in a Satanic dictatorship.
     
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    What were the battle passes, I guess that must have been in the 2-3 weeks I was doing other stuff?

    Also can anyone confirm if characters unlock after completing their respective story quests or can they only be unlocked through events/wishes?
     
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  18. TetsuKobura

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    The battle passes are a way of getting a lot of levelling materials and Mora. If you purchase the Gnostic Hymn, then at Level 30 in the BP, you can choose between 5 weapons, all with a Crit Rate% sub stat. The Black Sword is great because it has a chance at healing on a critical hit, and the Solar Pearl increases Burst damage on normal attacks and vice versa. The catalyst is perfect for Klee since it increases damage on both, making DPS a lot higher.

    The Story characters like Klee, Jean, etc. can only be unlocked through Wishes. The only 5 star character to get more than one chance at gameplay is Mona if you did the Meteor event for Fischl.
     
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    so that's a deal breaker for you already? lol feels shallow

    it's somewhat like realizing the food you're gonna eat is pork and you'd want to avoid it because you're a muslim
     
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    So, I've been playing this for a few days and... Amber is such waifu material... *-* ♥
     
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    Currently 2nd favourite Waifu in game however you have yet to meet the number 1 Waifu Xiangling, she's become my favourite after that quest for ingredients, much comedy laughter throughout!

    Now I just have to clear floor 3 of the Spiral Abyss to unlock her for my party!
     
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  22. SportCoaster

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    That's something different. Yes, muslims are being mistreated like dogs being killed for that ''delicious'' meat adrenaline, but I don't follow that religion, or any, for that matter (Though I still think the uyghur treatment is beyond unreasonable). Remember, this is human lives we're talking about, human lives that are left miserable and doomed to being killed for not obeying someone with a god complex. Furthermore, chinese people can't even play video games like genshin impact without being blocked from planes and trains for it. Don't you think that's high irony right there?
     
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    Add me to the list of ones that have been sucked into this as well. I'm not one for understanding all the different types of abilities, but I've enjoyed the story and the world so far. Free game, so might as well sink some time into it for a while.

    Spent some time going around finding statues to add areas to the map. The long trek all the way down to Liyue was pretty gruesome, but I can get to pretty much anywhere now. There is one statue towards the middle left of the map that I haven't figured out yet; it's on a greenish rock-like platform that from what I can tell, I can't get to yet. Assuming I need to progress in the story further.

    As one that enjoys games for their plotline, I can't say I'm a huge fan of locking story quests behind Adventure Ranks but if anything, that just means I get to put some time into it instead of blowing through it in two weeks time.
     
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    Oh My Lanta! Got Qiqi! Decided to save my wish when the new Zhongli banner came out. Really wanted Qiqi to complete Team Smol. I guess I got lucky! Now to farm exp books, so I can level up Klee, Diona, and Qiqi
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  25. BigShamrock

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    idk lol.

    it's your opinion anyway but why would you share something that negative in a thread dedicated to the game if you don't even have any plans to play it at all just because you learned something that you don't like about it? like people here would care.
     
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    Wish I could have that luck, haven't had any characters in the 20 wishes I did last week (2 lots of 10 at a time).

    I have finally reached Adventure Rank 20 and am ready to begin the challenge for Xiangling, does anyone have any tips on the party I should form for the Spiral Abyss since my first time visiting there.

    Floor 1 is Pyro and I have only Amber in that element at the moment so I know she'll be essential but not sure who else I'll need so any info welcomed!

    Thought it was a clever puzzle to get there though!
     
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    Yes, opinions are a thing, but how do you feel about facts? Like the fact that the chinese government forces all chinese companies to hand over all private customer and user details to them, including from genshin impact players? Or how mining data is a business which the same government uses to further aid organ harvesting?

    If I DO end up playing the game, I'll just say several different variations of Free Hong Kong in the chat, then see how long it takes for me to get banned from genshin impact just to prove that it supports the chinese communist party.
     
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    With all due respect no one is denying the issues that exist in China or the government's use of information but this is a topic about the actual game itself and we should not be discussing the specific issues of that country within it or the fact that the developer muHoYo is based there.

    It is not our control that the founding company is based in China and I for one have no major concerns about my data on the internet and who has it, after all it is our decision to play online games and allow the use of our data by said companies, it is always a strong risk but be left down that individual and if you want to take a different course/not play it should be left at that.

    The fact the game has amassed an incredible amount of players in such a short space of time who enjoy the game for what it is is what we should be discussing and the actual excellent game that has been created, that is all I have to say on this particular subject so let's get back to the game...
     
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    Very well, then. But still, I WILL post a screenshot once I can no longer play the game ever again.

    Remember: The developers tried suing their own players.
     
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    I am well aware of this one because that has been a topic discussed at length over the Genshin Impact forums however I should add that this relates to 'disclosure' of forthcoming game updates, specifically Version 1.2 from a closed private test beta which had a non disclosure agreement attached to it so basically don't leak any information or we'll take action which the company has done.

    This sort of situation is not a new occurrence and not specific to only being muHoYo taking this sort of action against players of a game, you just have to look at Rockstar and Take Two taking similar action over leaks about Grand Theft Auto Online and so forth.

    I understand the desire of people to want to know everything about the game and what's coming but equally I can understand the company's viewpoint about how for some it spoils the enjoyment of what is coming next and equally I get your stance, feel free to post the screenshot IF that happens.

    That's all I have to add on this discussion.