Dealing With Genshin Impact “Burnout”

Introduction

With an increasing number of players from the early days of the Genshin Impact go-live hitting World Level 8, as well as AR55 to AR56 territory, it’s becoming increasingly apparent to many that we’ve played through the entirety of the game’s content and recent patches at a far faster pace than Mihoyo is able to create and release it.

And so the question gets asked: “Where do we go from here?”

Depending on how quickly you’ve set your pace in getting through Genshin Impact, some players found themselves at the point of desperation where the game couldn’t satisfy their desire for a play adventure anymore, and they walked away from the game entirely. Others aren’t exactly thrilled about the idea of simply having to farm, and farm, and farm until they can reach the next stage in their play – because farming is the only option still available to them for where they’re at.

Regardless of which road you’ve gone down to get to this point, the underlying principle is the same – you’re getting “burned out” of playing Genshin Impact.

The best condolence we can offer to you? We’ve all been there, and many of us are currently there right now. And we’re finding ways to move forward, both inside of the game, and outside the game within our everyday lives.

The purpose of this guide is to offer what advice we can to assist in making the transition into long-term Genshin Impact play, and to help ease into the idea of taking Genshin at a wonderfully-refreshing, yet measured, pace.

Most importantly, while it’s not our aim to attempt to coerce anyone into continuing to play a game they dislike, or harass someone into being part of a community playgroup that they feel doesn’t benefit them anymore, our encouragement would be to lend careful thought to your decision, because…

When the fun and friendships that you’ve made and enjoyed in Genshin Impact are left behind you, they’re reduced to being only memories. We all have handfuls of memories in our lives, some better than others, but there’s something far more precious than memories that we can hold dear. It’s the people we share our journey with that makes the adventure the marvelous thing that it is.

We’ve All Got A Lot Going On… And That’s A Good Thing

At the time of this writing, we’re just starting to get into the Summer of 2021. School’s out for most Junior and Senior High students, most of the countries in the Americas have eased or removed their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, and many players of Genshin Impact are witnessing their options opening up quite a bit in terms of finding enjoyment in their entertainment and social lives.

The point we’re getting at? No one (and I mean no one) would fault you for placing Genshin Impact in more of the background for a while, and placing real life affairs more into the foreground. And the best part is that now is an excellent time to do that.

In the author’s own take on Genshin, the 20-30 minutes per day that’s spend catching up on your dailies, working through what Resin you’ve accumulated, and then logging out to get on with your weekday is an excellent mental respite to help “change gears” from a rough day at work, or a boring day stuck in a classroom or lecture hall, into the rest of what you need to tackle in life.

Part of the magic of many Gacha games is that when they’re viewed like this, they’re self-regulating in terms of how time is spent in them. Apart from limited events or new patches and content, there really is only so much you can reasonably do in the game in the course of a day. And that’s OK – I’d even go so far as to argue that it’s normal.

Community Play Groups Give The Game A Pleasant Social Twist

Not to toot our own horn too heavily here, but play communities for Genshin offer a great setting for being able to enjoy aspects of the game’s lore, dialogue, characters, and shooting the breeze about upcoming banners or patch features – all with little play involved in the actual game.

If I had to put forward a rough estimate, I’d say that 80% of our community’s conversation is about the game in general, while the remaining 20% goes towards requesting help or getting advice on playing the game. As a result of this, the group naturally offers some balance in the opposite direction of frontend gameplay, which can be a desperately-needed thing in terms of rounding out your play experience and preventing getting burned out too heavily with the game.

In the case of our community in particular, part of who we are is encouraging taking knowledge and real-life practical material from the context of the game, and doing something with it in your own life to help you grow as a person. While this is a unique approach to gaming, and few other groups do this the way we do, it gives a lot of depth to a video game that many people would simply view as a “video game”, and nothing more.

Whether it’s our weekly Twitch stream (which is a blend of being a social hangout as well as offering practical guides and advice for the game), working on cooking some of the classic recipes from the game, or taking on other projects that have brought some of the game’s elements into the real world in the form of art or crafts that we can hold and touch, there’s a lot of value to be found in a group for those willing to take the time to share a little bit of their own “value” back into it.

The Game Will Inevitably Get Bigger & Better

With Inazuma on the horizon, as well as a small mountain of features that players have been requesting for some time, we’re currently sitting in a slow period in the game before things ramp up again for the most-anticipated area in the game’s development to date.

A similar slowdown happened during 1.1 while many players waited for the Dragonspine region and a generous amount of new story content to be released. For those that had already cleared through the vanilla content from 1.0, an adjustment had to be made on the part of many players to help level out the time they wanted to spend on the game vs. what the game could actually allow them to do at the time.

As many of us noticed, this wasn’t just a one-time occurrence. The game frequently had canyons and crests in terms of what you’re able to do. Some of them are farm-based. Some of them are content-based.

If you’re hungry for a full-time adventure in a JRPG-style game, you’ve got plenty of other options to look towards in terms of rounding out your play time. Take a break; stretch your gaming legs a bit if you need to, and know that Genshin will be here for you when you’re ready for it once more.

Conclusion

It’s our hope that this discussion has been helpful for you, and you’ve found it insightful for your playstyle and general approach to the game.

We welcome comments or constructive feedback if additions or corrections can be made to to this content. Feel free to drop us a note with your thoughts.

Cheers,

The Sons of Dvalin community