Genshin Impact Players they have been complaining that the new five-star character is not as good as his star rating promises. However, myHoYo did not want to be silent about it so have published a statement in which they talk about the status of their character and the ideas behind their design.
Zhongli was revealed as a support character, meaning that his main characteristics consist of protecting his companions and surviving. miHoYo has explained this in an attempt to make players forget how little damage it can do and argue that based on their statistics, groups that have a Zhongli survive longer than those that do not.
This is what the GI team says about his character:
“Zhongli is defined more as a support character, and the core of the support role is the ability to protect other characters in the group. Based on this, we define its two basic skills as creating shields and controlling the enemy.
The jade shield (generated by holding Dominus Lapidis) provides effective absorption and cover without relying on any other equipment, and Planet Befall exerts effective control over groups of enemies without relying on elemental reactions or equipment bonuses. ”
The main complaint from players is that Zhongli doesn’t do enough damage to justify his presence, and if we consider that the game focuses a lot on doing damage, there is a problem. Also, do not forget that getting Zhongli costs a lot of money, the chances of obtaining it are quite low, so you have to buy wishes. You can get a character at the first wish (loot box) or at number 100, so a character can cost more than 100 dollars.
We have recently received a lot of feedback from Travelers regarding issues with the character Zhongli.
— Paimon (@GenshinImpact) December 7, 2020
To all these, miHoYo reveals that before switching to Zhongli he will closely monitor the opinions of the players and the statistics they handle. Genshin Impact is a very new title, so this is the first time that we will know how miHoYo acts in these situations, they may improve it or just leave it at that.
Finally in the statement they have revealed that they have found a bug related to Zhongli that they will solve, although it is not the one we mentioned earlier.
Genshin Impact is available on PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile.