Yae Miko continues to be among the fan-favorite Genshin Impact characters since her first appearances in the game's story quests. Developer MiHoYo finally decided to add her towards the playable roster in the last update 2.5.
The new Genshin Impact update 2.6 has made a few changes to Yae Miko's elemental skill. Although this change was targeted at improving her performance around the battlefield, it actually had the precise opposite result. This transformation makes the developer revert this fix which will go survive April 6.
The switch to Yae Miko's Elemental Skill has made her Sesshou Sakura totems prioritize the nearest enemy instead of having a random target selection. This main of objective of this change ended up being to make her DPS output more consistent and remove that RNG component from her kit. However, there has been a significant backlash in the community because this change made her totems almost useless in specific circumstances. Luckily, developer MiHoYo has heard the complaints and chose to revert these changes back to her original state.
The major reason why this transformation was seen as bad to begin with is always that it denies certainly one of Miko's main strengths which is applying Electro harm to multiple targets. It was accomplished rather easy when her totems had random target selection. A large portion of the community has been asking for a Primogem refund considering that these changes made some of Yae Miko's constellations almost useless.
The decision to rollback on these changes so quickly was showered with praise by the fans who believe that their opinions matter that is extremely important in a gacha based game. Players will also get a 100 Primogems compensation which they can spend on the present double banner featuring new character Ayato and also the Anemo support Venti.
This change has raised an interesting topic in the community about the game's targeting system. Certain skills hanging around like Venti's Elemental Burst has a similar problem like those presented in the recent Yea Miko case. Venti's burst prioritizes the very first enemy around the corner and players would rather get him to fire his arrow within the direction he's facing. According to multiple comments, players think it is very frustrating whenever a crucial ability like Venti's burst lands on a completely wrong target ruining their Spiral Abyss run in the process.
Genshin Impact can be obtained now for PC, PS4, PS5, and cellular devices. A Switch version is in development with no confirmed release date.