As convenient as it is, I think these kind of comments are just scapegoating another player base that they've generalised and do not/can not respond. This is not unlike Western K-pop fans blaming their Korean counterparts for toxicity in idol culture.
Apparently, because they can't understand Chinese opinions further, it's okay to pin the blame on them, because they've created a hypothetical scenario where they stand on the moral high ground.
What's worse is that they don't acknowledge that other regions (yes, even yours) could have similar preferences. For example, Lunar New Year skins continue to be rolled out but Christmas skins haven't but it's not like Riot haven't put out the statistics to back up
their business decisions the idea that even NA prefers using other skins over Christmas skins.
I realise that Riot did very little, if anything, this year for Christmas specifically. They didn't even announce the skins were on sale. But it becomes a gimmick if people just want a Christmas skins for the sake of having them around. If you do enjoy Christmas skins, I suggest supporting the many artists out there who have the most creative designs.
Is this borderline racist? Probably not, none of the comments really have harmful intentions. But it does read like bullying. Something hasn't gone your way, you don't want the responsibility, there is someone you can dump the blame on, they can't fight back - it's just the easiest solution. Please stop.
Edit: tldr; Some of these comments have shaped my thoughts better. Don't be mad at China for having preferences that do not reflect your own. Complain to Riot, not about China.
Edit 2: Side question: Why is it that China is always on the "bad guys" side (edit 3: in terms of League)? Why can other East Asian influenced skins Spirit Blossom (Japanese) and K/DA (Korean) have such positive response but when it comes to Lunar Revel or Immortal Journeys, it always comes off as just the token skin line that appeals to Chinese fans?
Recently I took it upon myself to start documenting my dad's experiences and recipes over his 50 years as a Chinese chef.
His two knives are among his most prized possessions (they're almost 40 years old, older than I am!)
So, I figured I'd do an interview with him to learn all of his tips and perspectives on how to use and care for his knives. There's a lot of info in here that applies to all sorts of knives, but the focus is on how he maintains his own knives.
Disclaimer - There are a lot of ways to use and maintain Chinese chef knives. Everything here is just my dad's take on the matter.
Edit: Added a picture of my dad's 40 year old chef knife
There are two major types of knives you might find in a Chinese kitchen:
On the blade, there are 3 sections. Each has a different purpose.
The versatility of a Chinese chef knife
Even though it’s sometimes called a Chinese cleaver, this type of knife is much thinner than other cleavers that are designed to hack through bones or thick meats.
In Cantonese, it’s called a choi dōu (菜刀), which literally means “vegetable knife” if you split up the characters. (Also known as a "cai dao" in Mandarin.)
A Chinese chef knife is incredibly versatile, like a Swiss army knife without all of its extensions.
My dad's particular chef knife is about 40 years old, which speaks to how well my dad takes care of his stuff as well as the durability of the knife. It's made of stainless steel, with a beautiful wooden handle.
He uses this knife 95% of the time, replacing an entire set of kitchen knives. There are a lot of great Chinese chef knives out there, but the exact knife my dad uses is Dexter Russell's Traditional 8"-3.5" Chef Knife (with a wooden handle.)
The power of a Chinese cleaver
This knife is meant for chopping through thick meats and bones.
Its construction is typically heavier and thicker, and the blade and handl... keep reading on reddit ➡
An American lawyer thinks this is a great opportunity to earn $100 and goes to the clinic.
Lawyer: "I have lost my sense of taste."
Chinese: "Nurse, bring medicine from box No. 14 and put 3 drops in patient's mouth."
Lawyer: "Ugh. this is kerosene."
Chinese: "Congrats, your sense of taste is restored. Give me my $20."
The annoyed lawyer goes back after a few days to try to recover his money.
Lawyer: "I have lost my memory. I can’t remember anything."
Chinese: "Nurse, bring medicine from box no. 14 and put 3 drops in his mouth."
Lawyer (annoyed): "This is kerosene. You gave this to me last time for restoring my taste."
Chinese: "Congrats. You got your memory back. Give me $20."
The fuming lawyer pays him, then comes back a week later determined to get back $100.
Lawyer: "My eyesight has become very weak I cannot see at all."
Chinese: "Well, I don't have any medicine for that, so take this $100."
Lawyer (staring at the note): "But this is $20, not $100!”
Chinese: "Congrats, your eyesight is restored. Give me $20"
NGA, one of the most popular chinese forum are now under huge uproar. They are even some posts now involve politics and nationality.
As far as we know Liyue is a city that draw inspiration from china, the architectures, music and culture etc. For Zhongli being the God of Liyue represents the overall image of chinese, for example such as Mondstadt we have Venti represents freedom in western countries and inazuma being Japan etc. But as far as we know the expectation of Zhongli was very high especially in chinese forums and now he is being underperforming certainly is bad.
Some posts even mentioned that MHY intentionally weakens Archon that represent Liyue akin to China is unpatriotic. These posts were removed immediately but more are coming up as time passes. Now even baidu (something like china version of google), pops up some sensitive words when search for words like 璃月 (liyue).
This is getting crazy, who would've thought a character in a game would cause this much of drama. I guess this is due to Zhongli being hyped too much and now the hype backfired.
I can speak Chinese and English fluently, and I visit both the EN and CN Genshin community regularly (mostly to check leaks heh). Here's my two moras regarding his post which I will link here.
First thing first, sorry, I don't buy it.
According to wiki, mihoyo was founded in 2012 and has over 1.5k employees. Honkai Impact 3 has been running for 4 years now, so please don't tell me mihoyo doesn't have any experience regarding balance issue and PR issue. Also anyone finds the sudden praise towards mihoyo's founder a bit...chinese propaganda-ish?
Who is this "chinese player"? Is the author one of mihoyo's staff? I am skeptical because anyone could have fabricated a story about old blood vs. new blood to divert attention. Unless Mihoyo comes out clean and communicate with us, I will continue to doubt the veracity of this alleged internal conflict. The author mentioned how the old bloods didn't want a player who is too handsome and too strong because it might affect revenues. Let me remind you that Genshin Impact has already recouped its development cost within the first 2 weeks of launching. Mihoyo has already recouped its cost, so this doesn't justify Mihoyo's inaction regarding resin issue, account security, balance issue, zhongli issue and transparency issue.
I'm sorry, this paragraph just sounds like an attempt to elicit sympathy towards mihoyo. It mentioned how its competitors are being antagonistic towards mihoyo, and how the chinese players are never pleased with every release. I find it mind-boggling that instead of showing evidence that mihoyo is transparent and is actively listening to player's feedback, the author put the blame on its competitors and its "hard-to-please" playerbase. Also, the author attacked Tencent and calling them the real copycat. This is a text book example of a propaganda. How is this not a PR disaster yet?
Lastly, he asked us to be patient. But like I said over and over again, giving mihoyo some time to sort out its issue =/= they can ignore player's feedback.
Edit: If that guy turns out to be someone mihoyo hired to distract us,... keep reading on reddit ➡