If you’ve been an avid Genshin Impact fan, you may have heard of Wish simulators a couple of times by now. But you might have never tried one and are clueless about the phenomena.
Today, we’ll give you a quick rundown on Genshin Impact Wish Simulators and why they’re a necessary tool for gacha players.
What is a Genshin Wish Simulator?
Wish Simulators run a simulation identical to pulling Banners and Wishes in the real game. This creates the same gacha experience you’re used to seeing in Genshin Impact. It also follows the same drop rates to have an accurate experience.
Most Wish Simulators allow you to access Banners of past game versions so you can simulate older and unavailable Wishes. Some Wish Simulators are better than others but for the most part, they have the same end goal of recreating the gacha experience.
You can pull as many Wishes as you’d like, racking up tonnes of (fake) debt along the way.
Our personal favorite is WishSimulator.App that’s almost a 1:1 carbon copy of the Wish screen in Genshin Impact. Its design is great and it also has a ‘realistic’ experience where you need to ‘purchase’ Primogems to run the simulation.
Luckily, you don’t have to spend any real money and can add as many Primogems as you’d like to continuously pull characters. Pulled characters and items are stored in the Inventory so you can keep track of what you’ve obtained.
But why do people do this? Is there a reason to simulate Wishes? Well, there is.
Are Genshin Wish Simulators Useful?
Wish Simulators not only scratch that loot-box, gacha itch, but they’re also useful indicators of real-world gacha mechanics.
Most Wish Simulators, like WishSimulator.App provides additional information about what you’ve received, from which Banner, your ‘Pity’ count, and the total money spent on the particular Wish type.
This information is useful especially when you’re trying to get a specific character.
For example, the latest Genshin Impact Banner offers the newly released Yelan, a powerful Hydro Bow user. We tried our hand at getting Yelan and well, the results are rather shocking.
After quite the number of pulls, 161 in total, and $429 spent, we finally pulled Yelan after racking up 79 Pity. For those unaware, ‘Pity’ is a term coined by gacha players that refers to how many times you need to pull to get a major character from loot boxes.
The more you pull, the more the game will ‘Pity’ you and eventually give you a 5-Star character/item.
This information is integral because you don’t have to spend $429 to try your luck at getting a 5-star character like Yelan. It’s a good way to mitigate real-world spending and gives you a better idea of how the gacha mechanics work.
You can use Genshin Wish Simulators to emulate how many times it takes to get the character you want.
It’s an intrinsic problem with gacha games, but tools like Wish Simulators make it easier to quantify spending/Primogems needed. But of course, real-life Wishes may have drastically different results, if you’re lucky enough.
That said, we wanna know what you guys think. Are Wish Simulators useful? Or just a fad? Hit us up in the comments with your thoughts!