Steam sale should be tomorrow. I know it’s never going to happen, but I hope they discount the Index. I mean, it’s not that farfetched given that they have discounted the steam controller before, right…?
4 more days until Santa empties his sack for the children after saving up for a whole year.
Also, looks like mihoyo is trying to bait people into rolling for Albedo by putting both the steroid 4 stars in his banner… I was really hoping Bennett would be in Ganyu banner instead. I guess I’m going to get C1 Bennett and C0 Ganyu and call it a day, in that case. No whaling for me, no siree.
I actually would’ve been more willing to spend a decent amount if they were in the same banner. I guess I’m buying a Valve Index instead, since my Rift S is dying.
Geo buffs looking pretty decent. It’s actually the best resonance in the game now, albeit at the cost of making it such that you can only do 1 elemental reaction with the rest of your team…
ZL buffs themselves are not bad either. If you’re building attack, the scaling on his basic attack is more or less equivalent to an R1 crescent pike. Now he’s at least an auto attacker instead of just trash. Both his skills still kind of suck though.
On the other hand, these changes make Albedo much better than I was anticipating him to be, since he’s basically the only Geo support, meaning you’ll probably need to run him for your resonance… Still heavily depends on whether his C2 increases all damage or just ult damage though.
I know they’ve already said that they’re releasing Albedo next, but I think they really shouldn’t. Two geo characters in a row is two too many…
I know it’s technically possible to do 2600% of your defense as damage over the course of 30 seconds (at skill level 6), and he is definitely better than Zhongli in that regard, as he doesn’t really need to be on the field as long. But at the same time, it’s actually utter crap when one considers that it’s geo damage, and takes a whole thirty seconds for all of it to come out.
His ult is way better than Zhongli’s, but the partially scaling off defense thing really ruins it. His C2 does look pretty good, but all in all, I don’t really think that he’s a character that’s worth it. Maybe if his C6 was free…
Of course, this is a preliminary evaluation based on mihoyo’s footage + leaked numbers, so take it with a grain of salt. I could very well be completely wrong, and he could be a lot better than I’ve given him credit for.
The best part about working for a video game company is the amount that you get from an end of year bonus. Maybe I should waste a chunk of it on Genshin.
On the 5th day of Christmas…
Only one day of work left until I laze around at home for two weeks. Yayyyy
4th day of Christmas.
Third day of Christmas.
Dear caffeine withdrawal headaches,
Please go away. Like, come on! I’ve only gone half a day without coffee or tea…
On the first day of Christmas…
I only have four and a half days of work left this year. Releases are going to ramp up until I either get sick of translating everyday or 2021 hits.
Actually, they’ll probably ramp back down when Genshin 1.2 hits. At least for like a day while I go about finding all the new mining spots.