There is still much to be desired in the game for everything that has been achieved since the release of Genshin Impact. There are resin systems that limit activity too much. Then there is the Genshin Impact Gacha System, which has recently received a large amount of anti-aircraft guns.
Genshin Impact Gacha System, plunder?
In a sense, it comes across that way. The Genshin Impact Gacha System behaves like a casino slot machine. The more resources you put into it, the more likely you are to win. Players can pay thousands of dollars just to win a particular character. The 0.6% chance of getting a 5 star puts a high paywall that only the most privileged people can overcome.
Maybe there is a cultural dissonance. Gamers in Asia are more likely to accept this kind of business practice as it comes from them. Gamers in the Americas are suspicious because they are accustomed to the subscription model. Whatever the problem, you can win your peace and form your own opinion about the game. The important thing is to find your own way to enjoy the game.
The game does not force anyone to open their wallet. However, They are not subtle in the fact that they want you to open your wallet.. When you are hit by the tacit message “buy this”, the pull to spend your money becomes hard to resist. It’s pure psychology, not predatory.
What is the F2P perspective of the gacha system?
For F2P players, this kind of turmoil about the gacha system is ridiculous. You are either lucky or not. If not, you have to get it done with what you have. Of course, having a metacharacter is good, but it’s not necessary.
Don’t you think it’s better to clear with a character that seems to be “weak”? Some players have built Amber or Kaaya as a complete powerhouse. Others use sucrose or Lisa or Xingqiu. “Dream team” may be meta, but that doesn’t mean that other characters aren’t as strong as they are.
That’s the majority of what players will pay for. They want this or that character and can’t solve it below. Event banner characters aren’t in the standard banner pool, so it’s understandable to some extent. However, it’s hard to understand for anyone pulling Diluc, Keqing, or Qiqi.
F2P players know that for standard banners, if you play for enough time, you will eventually get them. It may take some time, but the character will be welcomed when you get home.
5 star weapon? They don’t need them. Some 3-star ones have a better effect than the higher rated ones. Even better, you can refine your 3-star weapon to the limit. You get them from your wishes, and even your chest is scattered throughout Teyvat.
Take “Dragon Slayer’s Thrilling Story” as an example. The level 1 base attack is 39, and HP passively increases, so it doesn’t seem like a good catalyst. However, the effect is to increase the attack power of the next character to switch for 10 seconds. If you increase the refinement level to 5, the increase will be 48% of the character’s attack. That’s almost a half increase! When equipped with a catalyst support character such as Barbara, you can get recovery and attack power boost at the same time.
One drawback is more effort. Most of the benefits of paying for in-game stuff are to make progress easier. You can speed up your progress and make it stronger than before by paying only for extra resin, fate, or level-up and ascension materials. Its convenience is not available to pure F2P players, but spending money is always their choice.
Conclusion – Player experience can change
You may be the type who wants to find the best build for your character. You may not care about Spiral Abyss (but you have to try to get 3 Abyssal Star rewards). Otherwise, you could be someone who is willing to spend money on the game with restrictions.
Of course, you can stop playing for some reason. The decision to do so is up to you. The important thing is that not all of us have the same expectations for the game.
Fine. There are always critics and critics. 100% approval evaluation is not possible. The important thing is to enjoy the game as you like. Whether it’s by spending money or not, your experience with the game is valid. However, you also need to be aware of the limits. If you realize you can’t enjoy it anymore, stop.
As long as you enjoy the game, it doesn’t matter if it’s F2P or not. After all, that’s the most important thing.
May Archon congratulate you on your journey across Tabat, a traveler!