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Sirs, are you aware that you can't select black skin color for your character during character creation?

How can we fix this?
 

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This game really looks much better than Genshin. Shame about the yawny combat.
 

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This game really looks much better than Genshin. Shame about the yawny combat.
Combat is actually pretty decent. At least until you figure it out and everything becomes trivial. They give you a ton of ways to grind summons and materials, so it's just a matter of time before you have the best gear and RNG your way past most bosses.

But yeah, I definitely prefer the art here. And not just for obvious reasons. Genshit, Star Rail and their clones all have the same problem: they all use the same 3D models and model design principles.

You have two or three female body types, and all the clothing is pretty much the same skintight, but not actually revealing, gimmick. The fanart is more titillating than anything in the actual game.

But games with Live2D can do anything the artist can draw.
 

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brown dust 2 was not bad, until heavy grind kicks in and you realize that non completely brain dead combat is not always a good thing. i played release version and iirc they adressed it later but i already deleted game by that time.

sticking to fgo and another eden for all my gacha needs.
 

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The power creep in story bosses is becoming a bit crazy.
You can tell the push to turn F2Ps into spenders is well underway. The party's over in a sense.
 

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The power creep in story bosses is becoming a bit crazy.
You can tell the push to turn F2Ps into spenders is well underway. The party's over in a sense.
So it's the opposite to Genshin? People always complain that there is no challenge or endgame in Genshin.
 

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The power creep in story bosses is becoming a bit crazy.
You can tell the push to turn F2Ps into spenders is well underway. The party's over in a sense.
So it's the opposite to Genshin? People always complain that there is no challenge or endgame in Genshin.
Pretty much. It's a good and bad thing in my opinion, I don't think main story bosses or encounters should require a ton of grinding but that's the path they are taking.
 

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China banning lewdness in gacha. This is probably why Genshin/Star Rail characters all get the same sorts of designs with little if any skin showing.


Compare it to Korea.
 

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With China censoring and Japan getting more and more infiltrated by Western wokeness, Korea still stand strong.
NIKKE was second place in Gacha ranking in January, only behind Genshin.
 

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Mihoyo focuses on legs and thighs along with thick asses generally to show sexiness in their characters.
Once you notice their little loophole you can't unsee it.
 

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I started playing again after getting Archeron.

My gear really stinks though, so combat is a bit of a grind. Still on the second half of Space China.
 

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Good grief there's a ton of grind in leveling a decent character.

And apparently I'm missing the two lolis who are extremely good at healing/buffing (the dragon and the visionary). Kafka's companion quest is wrecking me without at least one of them.
 

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Someone on my friends list has a Jinglu and she absolutely destroys everything with crits.

There's another fomo I missed out on. And who knows when she'll come back. The month-long banners this game has are a real pain.
 

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Been playing this since release, and so far it was more of a guilty pleasure I played out of boredom and because the turn-based combat isn't half bad, but the story writing and narrative development of the last 2 patches is pretty damn good. I didn't particularly enjoy the Luofu or Belobog story, but Penacony has been a very pleasant surprise so far.

Acheron is stupidly op at E2. Idk why they decided to make an E2 be ~40-50% DPS increase, when typically Eidolons are only around ~10% per, except for E6.
 

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It took all my saved up resources to get her once (160 pulls). So E2 is out of the question.
 

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Well, even at E0 she does more damage than Jing Liu, so you'll be fine either way. Lost my 50:50 to Himeko as well. :<
 

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