miHoYo generated another controversy with the community. In a Twitter post, the developer of Genshin Impact created a challenge through the game’s profile that yielded many criticisms and insults by gacha fans.
In Genshin Impact, there is a character called Ella Musk, a child who is a student of Hilichurls, enemies that appear in the game. The character’s name is a reference to billionaire Elon Musk, known for his companies like Tesla and SpaceX. Musk frequently comments on his social networks about his taste for Japanese games and animation, which always generates curious interactions.
So miHoYo decided to create a character profile and stipulated a somewhat controversial challenge. As more fans followed the page, some “rewards” would be unlocked. The big problem is that none of these rewards were for the community. Check out the post below, already deleted by the game’s official profile:
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“Siga Ella Musk @Paimon2TheMoon
When it reaches 500,000 followers, @GenshinImpact will be called again Paimon
When 1 million fans follow, @GenshinImpact will follow @ElonMusk
When 3 million fans follow, @GenshinImpact will invite @ElonMusk to stream Genshin Impact
When 5 million fans follow, CEO Dawei will invite Elon Musk to visit miHoYo headquarters”
As the activation offered absolutely nothing to the fans, the community of Genshin Impact began to complain openly about the approach. To some, the action just sounded like a way for miHoYo’s developers to get to know Elon Musk. The entrepreneur himself played with the situation, saying that he can’t wait to be in Genshin Impact — which shows he has no idea what homage the game has paid to him.
Can’t wait to be on Genshin Impact 🤣
Genshin Impact is going through a delicate moment with its community, having been criticized for the lack of rewards and activations for the 1 year anniversary of the game, even having to delete hateful posts both in Discord and in the developer forums.
The game is available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, mobile devices and PC. A Nintendo Switch version is in development, but has no release date yet.
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