Sufficient Agony Nov 22, 2021 10:32PM

Choose Aether or Lumine they still get all the waifus and husbands. It's my own headcanon that they are bisexual harem masters.

Heart-Of-The-Earth Nov 22, 2021 10:36PM

This was fast. Wasn't Shenhe's design and character info released today?

myrrhmidon Nov 22, 2021 10:41PM

Smug Lumine knows what's hers.

Random Wanderer Nov 23, 2021 12:25AM

Who the heck is Shenhe?

random Nov 23, 2021 1:03AM

^Your next ara ara~ Cryo onee-sama (note that her outfit actually has mesh panels there similar to Eula's)

Missigno Nov 23, 2021 1:06AM

^^Shenhe is one of Cloud Retainers disciples and comes from a clan of exorcists and her sprite was leaked since a long while but everyone believed that she got scrapped for Eula instead

Have already seen tons of artwork and even getting shipped with Ganyu or being her childhood friend (which is funny bcs i doubt Shenhe is an adeptus)

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chistoss Nov 23, 2021 8:06PM

^Yup Shenhe is not an adepti, she's just believe to be one because of her compatibility (was it?) with adepti arts

jab Nov 23, 2021 8:38PM

We don't know if shenhe is actually cloud retainer. voice lines from xiao and others are locked behind quests. Perhaps she is cloud retainer but just a separate persona.

random Nov 23, 2021 9:36PM

^see official preview linked above. She's explicitly stated to be Retainer's human disciple, hailing from an unspecified clan of exorcists (your guess is as good as mine if that means some connection to Popsicle BoiChongyun). Apparently not much for aging these days between cultivation hijinks and Adeptus magic, which probably goes ways to explain why the superstitious hoi polloi tend to take her to be one.

Then again, that hilariously obvious fraud Archaic Lord of Lightning and Thunder or whatever his bullshit title now was evidently manages to make a living by scamming rubes with his self-proclaimed Adeptushood so one rather gets the impression Liutians might be culturally predisposed to some uncritical jumping to conclusions in such matters anyway...

thechampionmike95 Nov 23, 2021 10:51PM

@Missigno she was mainly paired with Ganyu because everyone believed she was Cliud Retainer based off her earlier beta design. The ship will probably die now that people know that's not the case

random Nov 24, 2021 12:30AM

^meanwhile quoth a comment from the Hoyolab post: "at this point I'm convinced that cloud retainer made herself a harem" ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Random Wanderer Nov 24, 2021 1:29AM

Another character that I'll never get/level up because I've gotten sick of grinding for materials for everyone and their levels and their weapons and everything else.

thechampionmike95 Nov 24, 2021 11:42AM

^so you rather just have the characters maxed the moment you get them? Every gacha game requires you to grind for material.

Missigno Nov 25, 2021 2:20AM


juanelric Nov 25, 2021 2:28AM

First you grind for years then if you're lucky you get to have some fun

Random Wanderer Nov 25, 2021 4:54AM

^^^ Not sure how to explain it, but the grind feels imbalanced to me. My adventurer rank is going up faster than my characters and gear can level up, leaving me feeling underpowered. Some of the stuff I need only drops on certain days and it's just a pain to keep track of all of it. And I never ever ever have enough XP scroll things to level my characters properly.

Also, Inazuma is such a dark and gloomy land in most places that I suspect it's affecting my mood, making me feel depressed and unwilling to play. :/

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random Nov 25, 2021 5:34AM

^yeah, not unlocking your AR stages willy-nilly is a must. Farming is chore enough without enemies outleveling your chars and gears. I made that mistake once and ended up largely quitting the game for a few months in frustration.

Bonus points if a char uses same annoying enemy drops for Ascensions and skill upgrades... *stares accusingly at Kokomi*