Lanterns often have candles inside irl. It might be useless but it would be totally optional!
Anyone like never see lantern control anymore? I used to see it all the time and now it never gets played. It seems weird cause I feel like it’s pretty good in the Meta rn with decent matchups into a lot of decks
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Let's be honest here, I'm sure many of us were actually looking forward to interacting with the playable characters when the Lantern Rite rolled around.
But... nope. MHY decide to make us do fetch quests 23 times for random NPCs I'm sure 99% of us will never remember their names.
It was cool at the start, I actually liked the first few quests because they had decent storylines but once when we unlocked the last 5 quests I just started to feel this sense of dread settling in my heart. The longer I did the quest, the more I want to cry because who the fuck are these people? WHERE ARE THE LIYUE CHARACTERS?
Especially the showdown between the poet and the painter who we helped retrieved paintbrushes once. I don't even know what the ending is, or who won because I spammed my left mouse button repeatedly wishing for this nightmare to end. And I really don't care about that story.
We have so many playable characters, with so many stories and lore revolving around them. So why are we being dogs for this nameless NPCs?
MHY, if your budget is low, you don't even have to record voicelines for the character quests. They can be on full mute and I would still be happy. I want to see Xingqiu & Chongyun interacting. They are best friends in the lore aren't they? So why can't you give us a quest where they talk to each other and ask us for help?
How about Beidou jamming to Xinyan's rock concert?
What does Zhongli thinks of the Lantern Rite? It is probably his first Lantern Rite now that he is no longer Rex Lapis the Geo Archon, but just Zhongli the mortal. I want to know what he thinks.
More importantly, Xiao. You make us watch this yaksha sit on the ground as a sea of lanterns ascend over him with a look of awe on his face, yet we do not know what he thinks about it. And we'll never know.
MHY had potential to include Qiqi in the Herbalist Gui quest, but played it off as her being lost while collecting herbs. WELL LET US HELP QIQI COLLECT HERBS THEN?
Also, not forgetting the injustice that Xiangling receives, claiming that she is doing deliveries. I don't mind Food Delivery 2.0, at least we'll do it with/for Xiangling this time.
If Mondstadt's Ludi Harpstum is going to be like this, fetch quests for nameless NPCs, what's the point in making it open world and writing lore for characters?
TLDR: Lantern Rite bad. No interaction with playable characters, only nameless NPCs. Please tell MHY before Ludi Harpstum rolls around.
edit: i actually did enjoy theatre... keep reading on reddit ➡