Burnout eventually comes for everyone who plays live service games. Still, I didn’t notice that my relationship with Genshin Impact was headed in that direction until I stopped logging in every day.

Genshin Impact’s Sumeru Update Arrives Right As I Hit Live-Service Burnout , The summer event felt bloated with lackluster puzzles. The lore revelations never reached the epic heights that Enkanomiya or the Chasm once did. The whitewashing controversy dampened my enthusiasm for the new character reveals. And artifact farming continues to be the worst part of the game. As I scrolled down my list of unfinished quests, I started to wonder if it was finally time to address my RPG backlog. I hear Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is good?So with all of this in mind, I’m trying to manage my expectations for Genshin’s 3.0 update. This patch will add the Sumeru region, new Dendro element characters such as Collei and Tighnari, and quality-of-life updates that promise to make farming, fishing, and cooking less grindy. The trailer hints at some interesting lore about the region’s scholar-government and some kind of ideological divide about knowledge

Unlike the marketing leading up to Inazuma’s release, HoYoverse is more evasive about the main conflict in the Sumeru storyline. Though I’m not sure if the secrecy is really having the intended effect. Without knowing what the dramatic stakes are, it’s difficult to place my emotional investment in the new characters or worldbuilding that the developers have shown off so far,Genshin players are used to putting a ton of trust in the developers while they have very little information. For the most part, the game has rewarded that faith with well-written characters and memorable adventures, so I’d feel less ambivalent about how close HoYoverse is holding its cards to its chest if Genshin’s recent event, Summer Fantasia, hadn’t been so lackluster

Source: This news is originally published by kotaku

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