Genshin Impact will host an "imaginary, no-holds-barred fighting" competition as a time-limited event. But the fans are dissatisfied with the game's most recent update.

Yoimiya, a chirpy pyro archer, has been available on Genshin's limited character banner for a little over a week, PC Gamer said. Fans were ecstatic to see her arrive. However, now that she's here, people complain about faulty gameplay and are concerned that this may create a precedent for future character releases.

This is a problem in a game where players can easily spend hundreds of dollars. Five-star characters are hard to come by, and they're usually only available for a few weeks at a time before being locked away for months. Even if they aren't paying money, players are often grinding and saving up for their favorite games for weeks or months.

Redditor PartyConfetti pointed out that Yoimiya has several flaws. According to the Redditor, most of her standard strikes miss the target entirely. Her most incredible attacks are likewise locked behind the second half of a combo, despite the need to evade and break that combo frequently. 

Ayatori, another Redditor, described the situation as "awful," and expressed concern that developer miHoYo had yet to reply to any complaints.

"Yoimiya's issue isn't that she's weak... it's that her kit is thoroughly underdesigned, uninteresting, disconnected and very evidently undertested," Ayatori wrote. "I'm not asking for Yoimiya to become one of the best DPS characters in the game. She can stay C-tier for all I care, she just needs to have her mechanics fixed."

Thousands of players have expressed their disappointment on Weibo, a Chinese social media site. The Chinese word for Yoimiya is Xiaogong, and many of the responses wanted to "optimize Xiaogong." Some gamers complain about miHoYo's lack of communication, while others urge players to protest during this week's broadcast.

Unfortunately, miHoYo rarely responds to concerns about Genshin Impact or its cast. However, the studio did grant fellow five-star character Zhongli a big upgrade last year in response to many fan complaints.

Meanwhile, NME said that Genshin started the 'Phantom Flow' event. Players can start this "imaginary, no-holds-barred fighting tournament" by speaking to Shousen, the master of Inazuma's Shinryuu.

Players will be pitted against various opponents and awarded with Primogems – Genshin Impact's premium currency – and Mora and Hero's Wit experience books for participating.

The 'Phantom Flow' will showcase a new series of challenges for the next seven days. Players have until August 30 to finish them all. There will be a "Shoden" and "Okuden" mode for each themed challenge.

Shoden mode is divided into three difficulty levels: Normal, Hard, and Extreme, with the Extreme difficulty unlocking more tasks in Okuden mode.

To access this event, players must first achieve Adventure Rank 30 or above and complete the Archon Quest "Ritou Escape Plan" as well as the World Quest "Chisato's Letter."


Genshin_Impact_booth,_Taipei_Game_Show_20210130a [Representational image] Chinese (Taiwan): 2021 Taipei International Video Game Show, Pinwanbang Art "Yuanshen" booth. Solomon203/Wikimedia Commons