Out of practically nowhere, Genshin Impact has become one of the most talked-about games of 2020. Developed by Chinese-based company miHoYo, Genshin Impact quickly gained popularity for its open world gameplay, large variety of playable characters, and (apparently) free-to-play nature. Although that last point is now becoming a point of contention for some.
Less than one month following its initial release date of September 28, fans have begun bombarding the game's official Twitter and other social media accounts hoping for certain in-game changes to be made.
The primary point of fan complaint was "Resin," Genshin Impact's version of a traditional stamina system. Players must spend Resin in order to complete most in-game missions and tasks, with some high-level players complaining that they are depleting their Resin stash in mere minutes. Meanwhile, Resin takes several hours to replenish (an in-game currency can speed up Resin regeneration rates, but it must be farmed through repetitive missions) and players were previously limited to a cap of only 120 units.
In a patch released in late October, miHoYo raised the Resin cap from 120 to 160 and decreased the Resin cost for a few mission types, including the weekly recurring "Battle Pass" missions. The change was announced via the official Genshin Impact Twitter account.
Since release, we have received a treasure trove of valuable feedback and suggestions from Travelers.
Check out their replies in this Developers Discussion!
— Paimon (@GenshinImpact) October 23, 2020
However, fan response to the Tweet was less than positive. Many complained that the changes were still not enough, especially as the slow rate of replenishing Resin was not adjusted at all. Devoted Genshin players feel like they are unable to make progress in the game, especially when reaching higher levels, and they consider Resin to be the primary reason behind this problem. So far, miHoYo has not responded to these further fan criticisms.
Despite the update coming October 23, complaints about Resin continue to be sent to replies to unrelated tweets on the developers social media.
Currently, Genshin Impact is available to play on PC, PlayStation 4, Android and iOS. A Nintendo Switch release is also planned sometime in the future.
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