Honkai Star Rail: 5 Considerations On Characters In 1.1 Update - Good, Bad & Unfair
Posted: May 30, 2023
Posted: May 30, 2023Source: IGGM
It’s not as a simple as it seems when looking at the 1.1 banners and this is the best time to investigate the whole situation with these 5 considerations.
1. Debuff Dilemma
Let’s first talk about Silver Wolf and the current state of the game when it comes to buffing versus debuffing. Basically, we’ve got 2 staple buffers in the game that are used almost by everyone who wants to clear Memory of Chaos, and that’s Bronya with Tingyun.
Now, during the livestream, it was made pretty clear that Silver Wolf can apply debuffs in several ways. Her skill can literally make an enemy gain a new elemental weakness they don’t have. For example, if you have a Physical team mate and the enemy doesn’t have a Physical Weakness, after Silver Wolf uses the skill and attacks, they now have a Physical Weakness.
The other big debuff comes from her ultimate. It’s a single target attack that has a chance to reduce the enemy’s DEF. And finally, any of Silver Wolf’s attacks can debuff an enemy with either ATK, DEF or SPD reduction.
So, a lot of negative effects you can apply to enemies. But the thing is assuming her purpose is to let another hyper carry utilize those debuffs, since that’s how we are building the teams for now, there’s actually a chance this plan might not work out.
You see, you probably noticed enemies resisting debuffs from time to time, and that’s not an ideal situation compared to Tingyun or Bronya. Their buffs work 100% of the time. They will never miss and you can carry out your plans without assuming failure at some point, whereas with Silver Wolf. Even if we assume she has a high base chance to apply these debuffs, they can still be resisted.
I mean, it’s no secret Welt and Pela sees less play in Memory of Chaos. Even if Welt is really good at reducing enemy speed, but the simple fact is that buffers always work compared to debuffers. You’re basically you’re gambling with each of their debuffs. So, it’s not a really fair playing field.
And I know I am comparing Harmony against Nihility characters here. But at the end of the day, all of these characters are here to serve the support role for the team. Still, don’t get me wrong. I am not saying Silver Wolf will be bad, however I do think you will definitely want to approach her with a different mindset than you’re used to.
I am, of course, talking about Effect Hit Rate stat, which has been neglected since the game’s launch. You can even spot it sometimes showing up on the Body Relic pieces. And now that HoYoverse has revealed the free 4-Star Nihility Light Cone, we can also see at 1st Superimposition it boosts Effect Hit Rate by 24% and that’s not a coincidence. This might become an important stat for her, which, of course, means sacrificing other offensive stats, lowering her overall damage. But in exchange, you get a better guarantee at applying those debuffs.
How true this is going to be, we will only find out after her release. But it’s important to remember that as amazing as her kit sounds for improving the team’s overall damage, especially for a hyper carry damage dealer. Her debuffs can still be resisted and we might need Effect Hit Rate to fix this problem, which is not something we need to care about when using Bronya, Tingyun or even Yukong, who is the new upcoming Imaginary buffer. But this shouldn’t discourage you from pulling for her, but instead, give you an idea of what to expect from her and how you can prepare for this situation if needed.
2. Healer Scarcity
Right now, you cannot clear Memory of Chaos without having 2 healers. I can already raise all characters to level 80 and the last stage still delivers a ton of damage that you won’t survive without having a healer on each team.
This is where Luocha comes into the picture. He is the new upcoming imaginary healer, and he has a couple of interesting ways to keep the team alive. However, I won’t go too much into details about how he works since we already saw his kit during the live stream and instead, I want to talk about his pull value.
First of all, there’s a lot of you who don’t have a Bailu. We can see from this poll my viewers voted on, only 30% of you have Bailu and are without her. You cannot complete Memory of Chaos as of now. The good news is, I know a way to get Bailu. That is you can purchase an Honkai Star Rail Account with 5-Star Bailu directly on this website. Some players may think that we still have a 5-star selector. So, you could get Bailu from there, right?
Unfortunately, even after a month has passed, almost 90% of players are still not even close to reaching the 300 summons you need to do on the standard banner, which means you are literally left at the mercy of losing a 50/50 and getting Bailu sooner. So, this brings me to the Luocha situation.
You can get him from the upcoming featured banner. And this way, you can have 2 healers. But I am not sure if it’s worth pulling for him if you don’t care about Memory of Chaos. Sure, you can get a good amount of bi-weekly rewards by doing this challenge. But I don’t want to recommend pulling for him, if you don’t enjoy his playstyle or design, or at least you want to pull for someone else.
Eventually, you will be able to raise 2 teams after a few months and clear this challenge, although we know for a fact that 1.2 also won’t have new healers. So again, you need to decide for yourself if you value getting a 2nd healer if you don’t have Bailu.
Also, when you lose a 50/50, you might still get her. And the thing is – at least in Closed Beta Test, all of Luocha’s heals scaled with ATK, which on paper sounds amazing, since he can be an offensive healer as we already saw his ultimate deals with AoE damage. But also remember, he will not be as tanky as Natasha or Bailu. Because that HP not only helps with heals but also improves their max health, which helps a lot when it comes to surviving the final stages of Memory of Chaos.
And you need your healers to be tanky and prioritize keeping the DPS alive. This especially becomes true in the last stage here, where the incoming enemy damage becomes insane. Still, Luocha having damage potential is going to be amazing for late game stages, when everyone is at max level and can withstand enemy damage. So, think of him having good late game potential, especially if it turns out his ultimate deals decent damage as well.
But regardless of the situation, it’s pretty clear that currently, if you want to clear Memory of Chaos, it’s a bit of an unfair playing field since you need a healer on both teams and Luocha can help with that if you don’t have Bailu.
3. Four-Star Eidolons
Probably, the most surprising thing about the 1.1 livestream is that Hoyoverse actually revealed all 4-Star characters that we can pull for – something you won’t see happen until a few days before the banners go live, if you play Genshin.
What’s interesting is that 5 of these 4-Stars are F2P. It’s been confirmed we will get Yukong for free in 1.2 update, so that leaves with Pela, who needs to be obtained from the gacha. But seeing so many people pull for Seele, most of you probably ended up with her as well, which leaves us with the question of who’s Eidolons is worth pulling for.
And the truth is – most of these characters have decent Eidolons and only two of them have serious upgrades but they are pretty hard to get. If you’re going to pull on the Silver Wolf banner, then Asta’s 4th and 6th eidolons are huge improvements for her. Her whole schtick is that she can boost everyone’s ATK with her charging stacks and also improve the speed with her Ultimate.
The problem is that she loses charging stacks rapidly when she takes her turn. But E6 fixes this problem by a lot, now helping you maintain the ATK buff for the team consistently, while E4 helps her with Energy Issues she has by allowing her to obtain 15% ER when she has 2 charging stacks. Both of these eidolons work well together and you will already notice a major upgrade when she gets to E4.
Now, the second character who sees a massive performance increase with Eidolons is Qingque. But there’s a catch. While her eidolons are all decent, the best one is E6, which is not an easy goal to achieve. Her biggest issue is that she eats up those skill points like nothing when she’s fishing for those 4 of a kind tiles and E6 gets rid of this problem almost entirely.
But is it realistic you will be able to get Eidolon 6 QQ and E4 or E6 Asta? Not really, especially because pulling for 4-Star is just not a great way to spend Jades. So instead, if you decide to go for either Silver Wolf or Luocha, keep in mind that there are 2 characters who get great power boosts with their Eidolons, but they aren’t easy to get.
Still, most of these characters get quite better even with the first or second eidolon unlocked. And it’s a good idea to plan around this and come to a conclusion on which banner you want to pull for.
4. Relying On CBT
If you follow Star Rail’s drip marketing, then you know Kafka, Blade and Luka are the next characters coming in 1.2 update.
While we don’t know much about Luka, we do have some gameplay footage of Kafka and Blade from previous Closed Beta Tests. However, if there’s one thing we learned from this game, then it would be the fact we shouldn’t rely on CBT info and expect to see the characters have the same stats or functionality.
Even Jing Yuan sort of got nerfed compared to his CBT performance and Silver Wolf didn’t look the same as she had before. So, I really recommend just waiting for the official livestream that happens during the 2nd phase of every update, to get actual info that helps you with making a decision. But no matter how she turns out, I am still pulling for Kafka, regardless.
5. Banner Showdown
As a final note, when it comes to comparing the Silver Wolf banner against Luocha’s, the most important thing to consider would be the actual 5-Star and then to see if any of the 4-Stars or their Eidolons seem worthwhile to you.
The game right now is obviously skewed towards having 2 healers, but only if you care about Memory of Chaos. However, as time goes on, more healers will come out, so while grabbing Luocha in 1.1 (if you don’t have Bailu) can be a great way to start clearing Memory of Chaos.
We also don’t know what the next cycle is going to be like. Maybe Hoyoverse will change the enemy lineups and who knows. Maybe shielding will become more impactful or DPS is going to have an even greater importance, or perhaps debuffing will become super valuable for the next Memory Turbulence buff.
Either way, I hope you pull for a character that you want to get. Most importantly, please be mindful of your spending. Don’t put yourself into a bad financial situation over some fictional characters.
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Elder Scrolls Online: Is Hunters Glade Worth Buying? - A Full Review
Hunter's Glade is back again! From now until October 3rd, you can pick it up in the Crown Store for 8,000 crowns unfurnished, and 10,000 crowns for the furnished version.
For those who don’t know it, Hunter's Glade is a player manor and also a portal to the Hircine’s Hunting Grounds that can be found northeast of Riften. If you have lycanthropy, you can remain in werewolf form in this place indefinitely.
Hircine Statue & Is The Furnished Version Worth It?
The Hircine Statue (Statue of Hircine’s Bitter Mercy) is the most notable furnishing item, costing 2,500 crowns on its own, so if you want this statue it’ll save you a little bit of crowns.
But if not, it isn’t, in my opinion, worth the upgrade to the furnished version.
Size, Location & Furniture Limit
This is a notable home, located not far from the werewolf shrine in the Rift, with a furniture limit of 700 with ESO +, and 350 without.
When you initially enter the home, you’re in a foyer that has a portal to the glade and a small room down the stairs.
Noteworthy Features Of The Glade
There are no structures inside of the glade. It is only an open area, so there are tons of room to build.
The unfurnished version includes the glowing mushrooms. Everyone loves a good piece of glowing furniture. The sky is awesome, and there are beautiful waterfall views for miles all around the glade.
Infinite Werewolf Form!
Naturally, since this glade is dedicated to the lord of the hunt himself, if you’re a werewolf, you can transform to your beast form and indefinitely stay in it.
There isn’t anything to hunt here. But it is a neat feature you won’t find in any other house and makes for a quick way to run around when you’re decorating.
This is one house that is hard to beat. The fact that it doesn’t have structures could make you love it for its freedom or hate it for its lack of interior space.
But the furnishing limit for the price tag is a big positive. And even though this house is years old, it is still really visually stunning.
When this house initially released, players speculated it would cost 12-14K crowns or more. The 8K crown price tag is great by comparison.
Similar Cheaper Alternatives
However, if you want an open area to build in and the visuals don’t sell you, or you don’t like the Crown Store in general, your cheapest similar option is the Coldharbour Surreal Estate, which you can buy for 1 million ESO Gold instead.
Or, you could look at Moonsugar Meadow for 6,400 crowns, but it pails in comparison to this one when you’re still spending crowns.
If you’re looking to snag the Hunter’s Glade, or have been waiting for it to come back, remember to pick it up before it leaves the Crown Store on Oct 3rd. Or, you could be waiting another year or 2 before it cycles back again!
EA FC 24: 7 Things You Should Know Before You Play Career Mode!
I’ll be telling you about 7 things you should really know before you even play a minute of EA Sports FC 24.
1. You No Longer Have To Play Training Every Week!
The first thing I think you should really know is about youth development and how player training has changed for this game.
Last year, the biggest change was that you didn’t have to play training every week if you wanted your players to develop and this year. The biggest change is that you can now invest FC 24 Coins in coaches. The better the coaches, the faster your players will improve.
Of course, most people never used to train every single week. But this change is going to make things a lot more realistic and honestly give you another little FUT 24 Coins sink. So, you’re not gonna get these massive budgets in Career Mode anymore.
You can also switch between sharpness and fitness for every single player, which means that your reserves and substitutes won’t be useless for three games every single time you want to bring them back into the starting 11.
Training plans can be assigned either individually, so that’s per player or you can do it to groups of players, which includes the starting elevens substitutes and reserves, which makes this a way better solution to player development. And it’s a really good way of keeping players sharp even when you aren’t using them.
I haven’t actually played enough seasons in the beta to tell you if player development is overpowered this year. But usually, with changes like this, that will be quite overpowered for at least the first 2 games.
2. Try To Avoid Improving Too Fast
So, this also helps with a second thing you should know, which is to try and avoid improving too fast at the start of your career mode saves.
A career mode can be up to 15 Seasons long and there’s no point signing that for 75 rated Mexican free agent while you’re still in League 2, just to go unbeaten and have the Mexican guy score 55 goals. You should really take your time and try and enjoy the process of rising up the leagues, slowly strengthening your squads, and maybe adding challenges if you think the game is too easy or going down in difficulty if it’s getting too hard.
While you’re at it, I’d also recommend that you limit the amount of free agents you’re signing as well. Both of these things can really help you avoid improving too fast. And that will make the game a lot more challenging, a lot more fun, and you’ll be able to spend more seasons enjoying the team that you’ve built.
3. AI Can’t Build
While you’re talking about building a team, the AI still is really bad at doing this. I’ve played the beta quite a bit and so have a lot of people on our Discord. And we’ll all agree that the AI is still making the same mistakes when it comes to signing players.
You’ll see squads where they either have absolutely no one in a certain position or they’ll go out and sign 10 left backs. You can kind of fix this if you have a second controller or a keyboard if you’re playing on PC. You can switch the keyboard to be on the AI side. You can fix their team before the start of the match and then you can have a bit more fun playing against a functional squad.
Tactical Styles are a new thing on EA Sports FC and they kind of help with this because the AI is actually able to sign players that fit into their chosen tactics. I’ve seen some bizarre things on Career Mode over the years. I’ve seen a team with Giroud running in behind Ben Yedder as the target man.
Hopefully, the changes to Tactical Styles and Scouting will actually help the AI to be a bit more of a threat long term and give you a bit more of a challenging and dynamic opponent.
4. Set Objectives
So while we talk about tactical plans, you should also know that everyone enjoys Career Mode in their own way. So, before you actually open EA Sports FC 24 or even if you before you buy it, have a think about what you’d like to do during your first save.
Set yourself some goals and objectives, so you always have a target in mind. Otherwise, your save can get old pretty fast. Some of my favorite cremos over the past couple of years have been based around doing certain objectives. I have always given myself a specific challenge to try and beat. This can make the game fun even into Season 8 or Season 9.
So, if you’re using these and also using the new Tactical Styles to create a Tactical, you can easily use Moneyball thanks to the new scouting filters as well. If you combine the Tactical Styles with giving yourself certain objectives, either playing in a certain league, a certain team, or a certain style, then I think you’ve got that instant start of a really good and fun Career Mode.
5. There Isn’t A Huge Amount Of Randomness In Career Mode
You should also know that there isn’t actually a huge amount of randomness in Career Mode. Of course, they have added some new features, such as player interactions. So, most of the time, you will be managing a stable club.
Storylines are a great way of adding a bit of unpredictability to the game and there are tons of them out there. You can look at Instagram, Twitter and Reddit. If you just search in FIFA storylines, you’ll get a ton of different mini challenges that you can do.
There can be things like dropping a certain player or signing someone making someone captain, or maybe not playing someone for a certain amount of games for a certain reason. These mini scenarios really can add a bit of randomness and predictability into your save, which I think is actually a really cool idea.
6. Winning Isn’t Everything!
You should also know that winning isn’t everything. Career Mode can be more fun when you’re fighting for points rather than crushing every opponent’s six nil.
I always recommend you go into competitive leagues where you’ll have multiple teams fighting for titles or continental competitions, whereas leagues, like Scotland, have really only two horse races.
You can still have lots of fun in these leagues if you’re playing someone like Hearts, Hibs or Dundee, but if you can accept not winning the title for the first couple of years. You will have sort of an end boss there with Rangers and Celtic.
There’s a lot of very interesting leagues out there, which unfortunately aren’t the most competitive. Of course, you have friends, which is fun if you’re playing as anyone other than PSG. You also have Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
I’m sure some people would even say that England is now in a situation with Manchester City where there’s just one team that isn’t fun to play, while any of the other teams are actually a lot more fun. This is just because you won’t be winning every single match.
I’ve had loads of fun saves with teams where I’ve tried to qualify for Europe with bad teams. Even a 7th placed finish can be fun if you pick the right team and the right challenge. I’d recommend doing something like turning the difficulty one level up, picking Luton, and seeing if you can actually manage to survive.
While some of the games at the start might be a bit of a blowout, you might be losing six or seven nil. If you do it throughout an entire season, the games where you do manage to fluke a one-nil win. They will mean a lot to you and it’ll just be a really satisfying career.
7. Try Create A Club
The last tip we have is that create a lub is probably one of the most underrated ways of giving career mode a breath of fresh air.
For sure, check out some real teams in your first few saves on the game. But the real fun comes from creating abandoned, forgotten, or now different teams that will never be on FIFA again.
Over the past couple of years, I recommended a team for every single league, using the FIFA 22 and FIFA 23 Create A Club system. While there are a few changes now, I think some of the kits now have sponsors and there’s maybe a few more stadiums first pick.
Once you start getting bored with career mode on EA Sports FC 24, I really do recommend you give Create A Club a go!
Dark And Darker: How To Farm Mystical Gem In High Roller Goblin Cave?
I believe many players embark on a thrilling adventure in the world of Dark and Darker just to explore the mysterious realm of Mystical Gem. Mystical Gem contains countless treasures and secrets in the game. In this guide, we’ll unravel the journey to get Mystical Gem, reveal its connection to the hidden room within High Roller Goblin Cave, and provide unique insights into exploring this new realm.
How To Find Mystical Gem?
A recent update to Mystical Gem added rare and valuable items in Dark and Darker. To get this gem, you need to pay attention to the following aspects.
First, you need to pay close attention to Dark and Darker’s official communication channels. Developers frequently provide information about updates, patches, and new projects. Here, they will add High Roller elite enemies. Kill them for a chance to drop a Mystical Gem.
But we should note that this does not mean that you will definitely get Mystical Gem just by killing them. It just has a certain chance of falling. So, you need to keep engaging in battles and keep farming until you are lucky enough to get Mystical Gem.
When this Mystical Gem successfully drops, approach it and pick it up. Don’t let your guard down and be careful at all times to avoid other players taking away your Mystical Gem.
How To Use Mystical Gem?
The real magic of Mystical Gem lies in its uses. It will help you discover a hidden secret and gain access to a special area.
First, before we can use Mystical Gem, we need to find the secret room. This secret room is located in the lower left corner of High Roller Goblin Cave. You can see its location on the mini-map on your screen.
After you find the secret room, you’ll notice that there are slots where you can place Mystical Gem. We can insert gems after you interact with the socket.
After inserting the gem, a secret passage will open. It gives you access to previously hidden areas. Go through the newly opened door to explore further.
Within this hidden area, you may find an abundance of Dark and Darker Gold and loot. Search around carefully and collect the rewards that await you. Don’t forget to always be prepared to face enemies or puzzle challenges while exploring.
Tips & Tricks
Finally, I’ll also tell you some tips and strategies to help you maximize the utility of your Mystical Gem.
Because Mystical Gem has a low chance of dropping, be prepared for farming. You need to prepare enough resources, potions, and equipment in advance to take part in the battle and knock down the cave elites as many times as necessary.
Once you enter a hidden room, you may notice that the loot is of better quality. Carrying a Potion of Luck may double your loot gains.
If you plan on spending time farming or exploring the hidden areas here, make sure you have plenty of healing items and potions. Because the enemies in this area tend to be very challenging. You may also encounter powerful enemies like a Wizard. Therefore, I recommend you evaluate your odds before engaging and always have an escape plan.
Of course, every attempt will be different. You need to learn from each experience to help you refine your strategy and make future attempts more successful.
Overall, I hope this guide gave you a clear idea of how to get and use Mystical Gem. This gem adds an exciting layer of mystery to the player's journey of discovery. It also provides us with valuable rewards and the opportunity to discover hidden secrets. Please be prepared for a variety of challenges and surprises as you embark on this mission. Good luck!
Path Of Exile 3.22: COC Tornado Shot Ice Spear Deadeye Build Overview
Today’s build is the destructive Cast on Critical Tornado Shot Ice Spear Deadeye with the Ranger class.
This build combines all the power of a Cast on Critical build with this safety of a ranged attack. It has an amazing clear speed, and it’s capable of a huge boss damage.
These are all the pros of this build:
- Satisfying clear speed with explosions
- Awesome boss damage
- Instant leech
- Very tanky
- Super fast
- Amazing map farmer
- High armour and evasion
- High chance to suppress spell damage
I would start with this amazing clear speed you’re seeing. Look how satisfying it is to catch so many Ice Spears from our Tornado Shot projectiles.
I assure you that you will love clearing maps with this beauty. This character is awesome for bosses as well. It deals a lot of single target damage even from a great distance. Above all, it’s also very safe to play. You kill monsters and map bosses from afar, keeping them frozen into place. And for those bosses that are immune to freeze, you can also keep a safe distance and destroy them, anyway.
If by any means they manage to reach you, you still have over 90% chance to evade attacks, and a high chance to suppress spell damage and high armour.
- Many mandatory items
- Hard to build
Now, to visit the cons, I’d start saying that this build isn’t for everyone. You need a lot of POE Currency to put it together.
Another issue is that it isn’t easy to build because it needs many specific rare POE Items.
As for budget, this build will need at least 15 Divine Orbs to put together.
As I said, it’s an expensive one. Don’t forget it on poebuilds.net, you can find a list with all the equipment that you need to buy for this build with direct links for examples being sold by other players.
You need three military unique items for this build.
The first one is the Asenath’s Mark helmet that triggers socketed skills when you attack. This grants even more Ice Spears.
We also need the Maloney’s Mechanism. This one is the only quiver that has sockets. We are going to use those extra sockets to debuff bosses for a lot more damage.
Finally, we also need two Intuitive Leap unique jewels to save many points in our passive tree.
For clear speed, this one is surely a 10 out of 10.
Playing with this build is not only fast but also extremely satisfying.
The boss damage also deserves 10 out of 10.
You end up casting many Ice Spears and all of them can hit the target, causing an incredible shotgun effect.
For this survivability, I’ll give it 9 out of 10.
This build can do everything from a safe distance. It freezes enemies. It has a huge amount of evasion armor and spell suppression. It will be hard to die if you always mind your position on Guardians and Pinnacle bosses.
Elder Scrolls Online: Thoughts On The New Group Finder In Update 40
Today I want to talk about the new New Group Finder in Elder Scrolls Online Update 40. Update 40 is ESO’s last content update this year. With it, the developers bring the series into a rich multiplayer environment.
And the upcoming Update 40 will simplify some of the biggest balance hurdles and introduce some much-needed quality of life changes. One of them is the new Group Finder.
New Group Finder
If you regularly team up with other adventurers. The new Group Finder allows you to create parties for almost any group activity in ESO. This includes Dungeons, Arenas, and the upcoming Endless Archive Trials PVP and more. We will finally be able to get the new Group Finder tool in Trials.
I know more people have been wanting Group Finder to be available in Trials for a long time. So this new Group Finder tool seems to be very helpful for the development of Endless Archive.
Group Finder Advantages
The new Group Finder lets you organize raid parties, or easily farm for ESO Gold without being restricted by your guild members. You can queue up to join a public group to add other players to your party who are looking for a specific target of your choice. Or you can create your own and hand-pick your team.
You can make a list to find players to fill out your existing team. Even starting as a single player, you can create a group and set the parameters for what you want to find. Or you can search for a group that already exists and wants to do the same thing as you.
The new tool also allows you to adjust the criteria for group membership and the conditions they must meet. It explains things like a player’s Champion Points level, whether they use in-game voice chat, their play style and desired team character composition. So this will give you the option to really build your team based on whether you’re a Hardcore player or not.
Whether you're someone who likes to hang out and have a delightful conversation with people, or you want to do some harder content and you want some excellent players with a higher CP. You can set parameter criteria for this new Group Finder tool in many ways.
Plus, teaming up with other adventurers should be easier than ever using the new Group Finder. I think many people saw this and were really excited about it. Because Group Finder in the game has needed to be updated for a long time.
Group Finder Disadvantages
However, this new Group Finder will also bring some problems. Now, if you were to split, you would know the drawbacks of these different groups.
Let’s say if you start Endless Archive Trials PVP between Dungeons and Arenas and create a custom group. You can further split it into different groups such as player CP level, in-game voice chat, game style, group composition. This shrinks the pool further, causing the game to take longer to search for players.
Considering each one might have a different parameter set, you’re now spending more time queuing for tank heals or DPS. This takes a long time, especially as a DPS.
But if you want to meet a specific group, you can add another layer to filter out certain content you know the parameters for. Hopefully, this doesn’t really slow down the process.
However, I'm guessing there may be other uses for Group Finder. Because if more people are using it in Dungeons and Trials, they will probably use it in PVP and Endless Archive. But whether it will fill up a certain player pool more than other mechanics remains to be seen.
But I think overall this is definitely a significant upgrade compared to Group Finder we’ve had over the past few years. Just hope it doesn’t slow down our queue time. Anyway, let’s look forward to its arrival!