With the latest launch of model 1.three for Genshin Affect, gamers have as soon as once more been getting ready for the brand new content material, world bosses, and occasions which have grow to be an everyday incidence. As thrilling as the brand new patches are although, Genshin Affect presently has an issue of awkwardly implementing its new areas into the each day routine of gamers. If future areas find yourself the identical approach, the endgame would possibly undergo in consequence.
The introduction of Dragonspine in model 1.2 of Genshin Affect was effectively obtained by followers for its environmental designs, new puzzles, and exploration challenges. Nonetheless, as extra gamers completed the occasions and exploration quests for Dragonspine, it turned apparent that there aren’t many causes to revisit the area. Other than a number of each day commissions and an artifact area, Dragonspine hasn’t been built-in into the each day routine of Genshin Affect gamers like Monstadt or Liyue.
The largest drawback with Dragonspine in Genshin Affect is that there is virtually no cause to revisit the realm as soon as it is cleared of all of the quests and actions. Other than a number of random each day commissions or doing the Hydro and Cryo area, Dragonspine would not have distinctive options that encourage gamers to come back again. As soon as gamers have accomplished the Frostbearing Tree by bringing it Crimson Needs, there is no such thing as a additional incentive to proceed exploring the area. Moreover, all the distinctive mobs present in Dragonspine drop widespread gadgets that may already be present in Monstadt and Liyue. Some gamers would possibly return to farm the unique starsilver however the weapons crafted from these are underwhelming as effectively.
For a lot of gamers, the frustration is not with Dragonspine itself however reasonably how the realm is carried out again into the gameplay loop of Genshin Affect. As a area, Dragonspine was an excellent addition as gamers have been in a position to discover, battle new enemies, clear up new puzzles, and work round a model new mechanic. Nonetheless, that enjoyable all however disappears by the point the Dragonspine quests are cleared and the Frostbearing Tree is degree 12. Though the sheer chilly mechanic was attention-grabbing for the primary two weeks of the replace, it is extra of a headache to take care of by the point gamers clear the area and there aren’t sufficient unique supplies to warrant revisits.
Whereas Monstadt and Liyue provide world bosses, ley traces, unique supplies, and domains to revisit every day, Dragonspine has virtually nothing compared. Even when gamers do a each day fee or the area in Dragonspine, there’s hardly ever a cause to discover the area as soon as they’re completed. In fact, Dragonspine wasn’t designed to be a big space for the Genshin Affect map and the shortage of a central hub with crafting, contracts, and outlets can also be a cause why gamers hardly ever return. On the similar time although, it looks like a waste to place a lot effort in creating a beautiful new space full with enemies, puzzles, and challenges solely to supply no incentive for gamers to return.
The Dragonspine drawback can also be a symptom of a much bigger drawback in Genshin Affect in that a few of its concepts or mechanics do not get fleshed out correctly. Although most gamers might need forgotten at this level, there have been a variety of distinctive dungeons or mechanics that have been launched briefly earlier than being forgotten. For instance, one of many earlier dungeons in Genshin Affect had gamers glide over enemies whereas dropping bombs on them. This might’ve simply been an attention-grabbing fight type or mechanic designed round Klee nevertheless it by no means returned. Many dungeons that gamers visited throughout the earlier phases of Genshin Affect additionally provide no replay worth regardless of being well-designed.
Sadly, these mechanics of the sport are sometimes awkwardly carried out, and within the case of Dragonspine, it turns into one other facet of the sport with nice potential that does not discover its approach again to the core gameplay loop. There are some things that Genshin Affect may do to make revisiting Dragonspine a worthwhile enterprise akin to making the Crimson Needs a each day exercise or including a world boss to the area. For a lot of gamers, the Albedo questline was additionally imprecise and ended abruptly which hopefully signifies that Genshin Affect may convey some enhancements to the area sooner or later. For now although, whereas Dragonspine was an thrilling new space to probe for the primary two weeks, it is already beginning to really feel like one in every of Genshin Affect’s forgotten mechanics.
On the similar time although, it is comprehensible that miHoYo would not wish to spend an excessive amount of time creating such a relatively small area. Dragonspine is meant to be a harmful surroundings and it is not alleged to be an attractive place to go to with its sheer chilly mechanic. Furthermore, the shortage of actions in Dragonspine would not negatively have an effect on the sport in any approach, it is extra of an issue of wasted potential. Nonetheless, it is vital to notice that Dragonspine will probably have quite a lot of affect on the designs of future areas in Genshin Affect.
The dearth of incentive for gamers to revisit Dragonspine can pose a a lot greater drawback for future space updates as effectively. Thus far, it appears that evidently whereas Genshin Affect has excelled at constructing attractive open-world environments, gamers typically full the content material inside them in a short time resulting in boredom earlier than a brand new patch. Whereas that is regular for a lot of gacha video games, this could possibly be an issue for brand new areas if they’re constructed like Dragonspine the place content material would not have good replay worth.
Importantly, new Genshin Affect areas should be carried out into the each day routine of gamers higher than how Dragonspine was. Which means new areas ought to embody exploration choices, new domains, world bosses, and distinctive supplies to offer sufficient incentive for gamers to revisit the areas even as soon as the storyline finishes.
Dragonspine provided a large amount of latest content material, puzzles, and exploration for Genshin Affect gamers to find. Nonetheless, it additionally suffered from missing incentive for gamers to revisit the realm as soon as that they had accomplished it. Though a small space like Dragonspine being ignored is not the tip of the world, Genshin Affect will should be cautious in the way it designs its new areas going ahead. On the very least, actions in newer areas ought to be built-in into the each day routine of Genshin Affect gamers higher.
Genshin Affect is accessible on Cellular, PC, PS4, and presently in improvement for PS5 and Swap.