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Here’s Why People Are Mad At Genshin Impact’s Anniversary Events

It’s already been a year since Genshin Impact is out. Its creator Mihoyo plans to celebrate its milestone with the following anniversary events, which people are angry about for some reason.

Here they are:

An Overview of One Year Anniversary Community Events:

“An Unforgettable Journey” Web Event

Event Duration: September 28 – October 12
Event Rewards: Primogems, Mora, Mystic Enhancement Ore, Hero’s Wit

★ During the event, Travelers can watch their own anniversary theater and relive their experiences of their journey. After watching, Travelers will not only obtain a reward for viewing, but can also exchange rewards with their friends, such as Primogems and Mora.

How to Participate: Through the links posted by each official community on September 28

“A Message in Time” Web Event

Event Duration: September 29 – October 7
Event Rewards: Blessing of the Welkin Moon ×1
Chance to Win: 10%
Mora ×100,000
Chance to Win: 90%

★ During the event, Travelers can take part in a raffle by creating their own anniversary cards. After the event ends, we will randomly select 10% of the participants to receive the Blessing of the Welkin Moon ×1. The remaining participants who are not selected will be rewarded with Mora ×100,000.

How to Participate: Through the links posted by each official community on September 29

Anniversary Congratulatory Art Repost Prize Giveaway

Event Duration: September 25 – September 29
Event Rewards: iPhone 13 Pro Max ×3, share daily to participate in the raffle for cash prizes
Platforms: Twitter and Facebook
How to Access Event: Through the official Genshin Impact accounts on Facebook and Twitter

Genshin Impact Anniversary Event “Recording Your Anniversary Memories”

Event Duration: September 28 – October 7
Event Rewards: Primogems ×100 (1,000 winners)
Platforms: Twitter, Facebook, and HoYoLAB
How to Access Event: Through the official Genshin Impact accounts on Facebook and Twitter

Genshin Impact Anniversary Event “Let’s Solve Word Puzzles”

Event Duration: October 7 – October 13
Event Rewards: Primogems ×100 (1,000 winners)
Platforms: Twitter, Facebook, and HoYoLAB
How to Access Event: Through the official Genshin Impact accounts on Facebook and Twitter

“The Promise of a Worldly Encounter” Cosplay Submission Contest

Event Duration: September 22 – October 20
Event Rewards: Primogems, Apple AirPods, Razor DeathAdder V2, Fateful Gift Series Merchandise Set (Random Character)
Platform: HoYoLAB
How to Access Event: HoYoLAB

This is including the other ongoing anniversary events with similar prizes to the cosplay competition above. That’s a lot to take in, but generally the rewards seem lame to a majority of players.

One of them, the Blessing of the Welkin Moon reward, is basically a gacha reward where you may not even win it at all should you even get a chance at it. Why the company couldn’t just give the prize outright is beyond us.

As expected, Twitter posters are up in arms about this “celebration”, accusing the company of being stingy with its rewards.

https://twitter.com/crstnled/status/1439895595515187201?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1439895595515187201%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pcgamer.com%2Fgenshin-impacts-anniversary-event-is-really-stingy-and-players-are-pissed%2F

The top-tier prizes are those who are willing to put in the effort for cosplay and art, which to be frank is worth it since Genshin Impact’s art and characters are the main draw, thus making sense from a promotion standpoint.

Of course, there are other factors to the outrage, including but not limited to:

  • Raiden Shogun being not able to proc chain lightning from Beidou’s elemental burst. This is from the game’s beta that was changed in the final product, so the jury’s out on this one.
  • The hunt against leakers.
  • The underwhelming kit of some of the recently-released characters.
  • Adding Corrosion gameplay mechanic in Spiral Abyss right when Kokomi’s banner is about to release.
  • Not changing the battle pass weapons for almost a year.
  • No quality end-game content.

This may be a case of Mihoyo facing bad PR at the moment, which will probably blow over once the company releases a bunch of new characters with great powerups. That’s just how the gacha F2P train works; unless Mihoyo is earning less than the billions they’re getting right now in the next six months, nothing is going to change.

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