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Nah, I don't wanna spend anything anymore on these bannners. I'm gonna wait Xiao, I want to make him C6. I have it on C4, wish me luck!
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Nah, I don't wanna spend anything anymore on these bannners. I'm gonna wait Xiao, I want to make him C6. I have it on C4, wish me luck!
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Oh dang another player! Cool you have C4 Xiao, I don't have him at all on any of my 3 servers. I probably won't ever get him now either, same with Itto and Lyney because I just don't want them. Neuvilette and Xianyun are another two I don't have but still unsure but I've chosen not to pull for Xianyun. However I did a random 10 pull and got Gaming which I actually don't mind using him for some reason after building him because I had his materials.

How far and what AR rank are you, calamarik?
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Oh dang another player! Cool you have C4 Xiao, I don't have him at all on any of my 3 servers. I probably won't ever get him now either, same with Itto and Lyney because I just don't want them. Neuvilette and Xianyun are another two I don't have but still unsure but I've chosen not to pull for Xianyun. However I did a random 10 pull and got Gaming which I actually don't mind using him for some reason after building him because I had his materials.

How far and what AR rank are you, calamarik?
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I'm assuming most people know this is happening already but if like me you hadn't seen the news yet, there's going to be a Genshin Impact Version 4.5 Update Special Program on March 1 at 4:00 a.m. PT / 7:00 a.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. GMT.

Anyone have any hopes/predictions/knowledge/etc. for what'll be in this next update?
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I'm assuming most people know this is happening already but if like me you hadn't seen the news yet, there's going to be a Genshin Impact Version 4.5 Update Special Program on March 1 at 4:00 a.m. PT / 7:00 a.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. GMT.

Anyone have any hopes/predictions/knowledge/etc. for what'll be in this next update?
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I'm trying to not spoil myself anymore so apart from the odd darn recommendation I get on YouTube so I see an image of rumours that might happen, all I only knew of was Chiori but that was confirmed just before the 4.4 update arrived. Anyway watching the program now, so I'll go ahead and do the usual;

4.5 Special Program

Redemption Codes:

  1. DAKTDBWTZTYR
  2. AT3BDSWTYBKD
  3. 5TKAUAWAGBJR



What's New:
  • Chiori (5* Geo Character Sword user)
  • 5* Weapon Uraku Misugiri (Sword)
  • Chiori Story Quest
  • TCG Update: Neuvilette, Charlotte, Kirara, Electro Cicin Mage cards will be added
  • New Event Wish Banner - Chronicled Wish
    You can set whether you would like a character or weapon which will make the 5* guaranteed as either, further details to come in an official announcement.
  • ~Featured Characters: Eula, Klee, Albedo, Mona, Diluc, Jean
  • ~Featured Weapons: Skyward set, Aquila Favonia, Lost Prayers, Song of Broken Pines, Wolf's Gravestone, Beacon of the Reed Sea, Hunter's Path

Version Specifics: 
  • Phase 1 Banners - Chiori & Itto
  • Phase 2 Banners - Neuvilette & Kazuha
  • Flagship Event Alchemical Ascension - manage an alchemy potion shop, earn event weapon Dialogues of the Desert Sages (Polearm) and other rewards
  • Feline Fortress Furrdyssey event - set up homes for cats and interact with them
  • Rolling Crossfire event - Control a turret to shoot at Slimes
  • The Great Fayz Reaction Debate event - Combat domain with a special feature to help out

QOL Changes: 
  • Talent menu can now view the requirement upgrade materials below talent descriptions
  • Training Guide, unlocks for AR12 players who have completed the quest "Welcome to the Adventurer's Guild"



Well dang them events look like such a bore actually. Why Trial characters for the Fayz event again, I just want to use my own so I hope the trial character are optional like they used to be instead of mandatory like the Triumphant Frenzy was this 4.4 patch. I suppose I'll still do them though, my NA needs more Primogems to continue my savings. I'm currently on something like 270-280 pulls since 4.0 when I tried to get Yelan but ran out just before soft pity guarantee for her and haven't wanted anyone new since then.

Might get Chiori on my main but I'll see, I have a pretty good full artifact set for her so that's a little incentive to but it matters on how she feels in her trial or what others find out about her. Then again I said wasn't going to get Xianyun but won 50/50 on my EU F2P for her just because I felt like it. Good to use for travel, I'll see how she does when I get more of her talents levelled.

The new Wish, I wonder if it'll replace the current Standard banner then the Liyue characters from there get their own banner plus a few more, though Tighnari and Dehya's weapon is in that Chronicled Wish. Or perhaps it's an Event Wish Banner that changes/alternates each patch so 4.6 will have Keqing, Qiqi, Tighnari, Dehya and two others then 4.7 is back to Chronicled with Jade weapon set instead of Skyward set. I just hope this uses the blue Fates instead but if Standard stays I can see it's going to be Intertwined.
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I'm trying to not spoil myself anymore so apart from the odd darn recommendation I get on YouTube so I see an image of rumours that might happen, all I only knew of was Chiori but that was confirmed just before the 4.4 update arrived. Anyway watching the program now, so I'll go ahead and do the usual;

4.5 Special Program

Redemption Codes:

  1. DAKTDBWTZTYR
  2. AT3BDSWTYBKD
  3. 5TKAUAWAGBJR



What's New:
  • Chiori (5* Geo Character Sword user)
  • 5* Weapon Uraku Misugiri (Sword)
  • Chiori Story Quest
  • TCG Update: Neuvilette, Charlotte, Kirara, Electro Cicin Mage cards will be added
  • New Event Wish Banner - Chronicled Wish
    You can set whether you would like a character or weapon which will make the 5* guaranteed as either, further details to come in an official announcement.
  • ~Featured Characters: Eula, Klee, Albedo, Mona, Diluc, Jean
  • ~Featured Weapons: Skyward set, Aquila Favonia, Lost Prayers, Song of Broken Pines, Wolf's Gravestone, Beacon of the Reed Sea, Hunter's Path

Version Specifics: 
  • Phase 1 Banners - Chiori & Itto
  • Phase 2 Banners - Neuvilette & Kazuha
  • Flagship Event Alchemical Ascension - manage an alchemy potion shop, earn event weapon Dialogues of the Desert Sages (Polearm) and other rewards
  • Feline Fortress Furrdyssey event - set up homes for cats and interact with them
  • Rolling Crossfire event - Control a turret to shoot at Slimes
  • The Great Fayz Reaction Debate event - Combat domain with a special feature to help out

QOL Changes: 
  • Talent menu can now view the requirement upgrade materials below talent descriptions
  • Training Guide, unlocks for AR12 players who have completed the quest "Welcome to the Adventurer's Guild"



Well dang them events look like such a bore actually. Why Trial characters for the Fayz event again, I just want to use my own so I hope the trial character are optional like they used to be instead of mandatory like the Triumphant Frenzy was this 4.4 patch. I suppose I'll still do them though, my NA needs more Primogems to continue my savings. I'm currently on something like 270-280 pulls since 4.0 when I tried to get Yelan but ran out just before soft pity guarantee for her and haven't wanted anyone new since then.

Might get Chiori on my main but I'll see, I have a pretty good full artifact set for her so that's a little incentive to but it matters on how she feels in her trial or what others find out about her. Then again I said wasn't going to get Xianyun but won 50/50 on my EU F2P for her just because I felt like it. Good to use for travel, I'll see how she does when I get more of her talents levelled.

The new Wish, I wonder if it'll replace the current Standard banner then the Liyue characters from there get their own banner plus a few more, though Tighnari and Dehya's weapon is in that Chronicled Wish. Or perhaps it's an Event Wish Banner that changes/alternates each patch so 4.6 will have Keqing, Qiqi, Tighnari, Dehya and two others then 4.7 is back to Chronicled with Jade weapon set instead of Skyward set. I just hope this uses the blue Fates instead but if Standard stays I can see it's going to be Intertwined.
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New banner won't likely replace the Standard because it sounds like the new one will use Intertwined Fates (at least according to the image is specifically says "Event Wish", which should indicate that it uses Intertwined), so it's going to come down to whether or not you want to spend on new limited characters or have the chance to get specific characters/weapons from the new banner. I do like that the pity on the new banner will be a little nicer when going for a specific weapon, as you'll be guaranteed the weapon you choose after only one 50/50 loss instead of the chance of losing two 50/50s before being guaranteed it. I'm also happy to see them bring weapons like Tighnari's Bow and Dehya's Claymore to the banner, as neither of them have been available after those character's initial banner runs. In the end it'll likely be more for whales to make use of than F2P or light spenders, because as I mentioned, you'll have to choose between spending on these new banners or going for new limited characters that release.

I was interested in Chiori until more news of her kit and play style started to come out. She originally was believed to be an off-field Geo sub-DPS like Albedo (but much stronger) that would pair up perfectly with Navia, but now as it turns out she's dependent on Geo constructs being on the field to summon her doll (her second doll is locked behind her first constellation, which is a pretty big dick move on Hoyo's part) and every Genshin player knows that Geo constructs normally last about two seconds on the field in a boss fight before being destroyed by the boss, so that makes her kit sound extremely unreliable. Shame too because I like her design and dual swords (it's just a shame that her second sword is just a generic looking one and doesn't mirror whatever sword you have her equipped with), but she's sounding like a pretty big skip right now. I'll wait until the numbers people and deep divers have a chance to play around with her and see what she can really do before I make my final judgement though. I'll probably have enough to guarantee C1 by the end of her banner, so if it turns out that C1 fixes all of her issues and she CAN work with Navia that way, I might go for it.

Shame that I skipped Xianyun for her though, because now it's sounding like Xianyun would have been the better character to go for.

Events seem to be the usual recycled events from previous versions of the game with some slight changes. Hopefully they won't take too long to clear for the easy Primos. Been liking that a lot of events lately have cut down on the dialogue from some random NPC before being able to do them, hopefully Hoyo continues down that path. Let me just get my Primos and get the damn thing over with. Don't need 30 minutes of why this NPC needs to do this experiment in some domain to afford a sandwich for lunch.

I love that the new character guide system will just straight up tell players that their characters suck and need to be built better.
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New banner won't likely replace the Standard because it sounds like the new one will use Intertwined Fates (at least according to the image is specifically says "Event Wish", which should indicate that it uses Intertwined), so it's going to come down to whether or not you want to spend on new limited characters or have the chance to get specific characters/weapons from the new banner. I do like that the pity on the new banner will be a little nicer when going for a specific weapon, as you'll be guaranteed the weapon you choose after only one 50/50 loss instead of the chance of losing two 50/50s before being guaranteed it. I'm also happy to see them bring weapons like Tighnari's Bow and Dehya's Claymore to the banner, as neither of them have been available after those character's initial banner runs. In the end it'll likely be more for whales to make use of than F2P or light spenders, because as I mentioned, you'll have to choose between spending on these new banners or going for new limited characters that release.

I was interested in Chiori until more news of her kit and play style started to come out. She originally was believed to be an off-field Geo sub-DPS like Albedo (but much stronger) that would pair up perfectly with Navia, but now as it turns out she's dependent on Geo constructs being on the field to summon her doll (her second doll is locked behind her first constellation, which is a pretty big dick move on Hoyo's part) and every Genshin player knows that Geo constructs normally last about two seconds on the field in a boss fight before being destroyed by the boss, so that makes her kit sound extremely unreliable. Shame too because I like her design and dual swords (it's just a shame that her second sword is just a generic looking one and doesn't mirror whatever sword you have her equipped with), but she's sounding like a pretty big skip right now. I'll wait until the numbers people and deep divers have a chance to play around with her and see what she can really do before I make my final judgement though. I'll probably have enough to guarantee C1 by the end of her banner, so if it turns out that C1 fixes all of her issues and she CAN work with Navia that way, I might go for it.

Shame that I skipped Xianyun for her though, because now it's sounding like Xianyun would have been the better character to go for.

Events seem to be the usual recycled events from previous versions of the game with some slight changes. Hopefully they won't take too long to clear for the easy Primos. Been liking that a lot of events lately have cut down on the dialogue from some random NPC before being able to do them, hopefully Hoyo continues down that path. Let me just get my Primos and get the damn thing over with. Don't need 30 minutes of why this NPC needs to do this experiment in some domain to afford a sandwich for lunch.

I love that the new character guide system will just straight up tell players that their characters suck and need to be built better.
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Yeah it seems that Standard will remain which is fine. I forgot to consider the other requirements for the limited characters so perhaps they'll be doing it either every patch with a new lineup which will likely include select standard 5* characters, or once in a while patch. We'll see. I'm also glad it's just 1 loss this time and it also keeps the wish count, if it didn't then it would instantly be a useless banner. 

Oh right the announcement for the details, hold on...ah there's an FAQ. In that it says the Chronicled Wish will be available "from time to time" so I'm taking that as not a permanent banner, even though there's 7 in the criteria and 8 more when they become available after the period of "recent Event Wishes" is over, I'm going to guess this could mean 3 updates worth for the period as that's about or just over 4 months time. Then I'll take away Archons for obvious reasons, Hu Tao and Yelan as they sell well, and maybe Ayaka. That leaves Childe, Ganyu, Kokomi who are ready for the next Chronicled, then Ayato, Cyno, Yoimiya who'll easily be added later then Yae Miko and I suppose Xiao unless they really do leave him for Lantern Rite only every year, or just allow him to have a second run here. So if they do it like it then every other patch a Chronicled could be likely. Also to lessen players whining about too much choice and not enough primogems/Fates for pulling, but if they still do well they'll just have to do the other alternative, go get some Genesis Crystals. Perhaps an Archon version of this will eventually come around too.

Haha...ha yeah the Training Guide. Can't wait to see it tell me that because I don't usually use artifacts most people use or well I kind of do. More like half are on at least one of their recommended set (e.g Ganyu Wanderer's or Blizzard, Hu Tao Crimson or Marechausse, Noelle Husk or Marechausse), or I just simply don't go meta way, or I tried to but the artifacts I grinded for suck so had to use something else, or like my Raiden's Emblem is garbage because the domain hates me. Took me ages to get my main Yelan on Emblem (my EU F2P still isn't but is managing on Hydro+HP), also just got my main Yoimiya on Shimenawa who was previously on Echoes (my EU F2P Yoi has been on Shim for a long time though), so I'm still trying for Raiden...since her freaking first banner too.
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Yeah it seems that Standard will remain which is fine. I forgot to consider the other requirements for the limited characters so perhaps they'll be doing it either every patch with a new lineup which will likely include select standard 5* characters, or once in a while patch. We'll see. I'm also glad it's just 1 loss this time and it also keeps the wish count, if it didn't then it would instantly be a useless banner. 

Oh right the announcement for the details, hold on...ah there's an FAQ. In that it says the Chronicled Wish will be available "from time to time" so I'm taking that as not a permanent banner, even though there's 7 in the criteria and 8 more when they become available after the period of "recent Event Wishes" is over, I'm going to guess this could mean 3 updates worth for the period as that's about or just over 4 months time. Then I'll take away Archons for obvious reasons, Hu Tao and Yelan as they sell well, and maybe Ayaka. That leaves Childe, Ganyu, Kokomi who are ready for the next Chronicled, then Ayato, Cyno, Yoimiya who'll easily be added later then Yae Miko and I suppose Xiao unless they really do leave him for Lantern Rite only every year, or just allow him to have a second run here. So if they do it like it then every other patch a Chronicled could be likely. Also to lessen players whining about too much choice and not enough primogems/Fates for pulling, but if they still do well they'll just have to do the other alternative, go get some Genesis Crystals. Perhaps an Archon version of this will eventually come around too.

Haha...ha yeah the Training Guide. Can't wait to see it tell me that because I don't usually use artifacts most people use or well I kind of do. More like half are on at least one of their recommended set (e.g Ganyu Wanderer's or Blizzard, Hu Tao Crimson or Marechausse, Noelle Husk or Marechausse), or I just simply don't go meta way, or I tried to but the artifacts I grinded for suck so had to use something else, or like my Raiden's Emblem is garbage because the domain hates me. Took me ages to get my main Yelan on Emblem (my EU F2P still isn't but is managing on Hydro+HP), also just got my main Yoimiya on Shimenawa who was previously on Echoes (my EU F2P Yoi has been on Shim for a long time though), so I'm still trying for Raiden...since her freaking first banner too.
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