Genshin Impact recently broadcasted a Livestream to showcase the upcoming content with the 2.1 patch and while the stream did well by generating quite some hype, some people who did not have a fun time resorted to venting their anger on social media platforms against the English voice actors, including Zach Aguilar. The chat during the Livestream was full of derogatory comments, and “Cringe” was being spammed relentlessly.
Genshin Impact 2.1 Livestream: Reason for hate and Zach Aguilar’s reaction
The English Livestream consisted of voice actors Josey Montana McCoy (Kaeya), Kelly Baskin (Amber), Laura Stahl (Barbara), Sarah Miller-Crews (Lumine), Stephanie Southerland (Jean), and Zach Aguilar (Aether).
The panel got hate comments from toxic fans who felt that the voice actors staged their emotions and were exaggerating in sharing their excitement for announcements regarding the update. Also, some comments suggested a lack of meaningful insight into the new releases.
Zach Aguilar shared his thoughts in a tweet after the stream ended. He revealed how sometimes the community can get virulent without having any empathy towards the voice actors, who are just normal people doing their job.
How the hate is completely unjustified
The hate the voice actors received is uncalled for, especially for following the script they are given. While Genshin Impact is not the only game to have a small portion of its community being toxic, the problem is intensified with the huge number of players as the minority starts getting bigger.
Genshin Impact boasts of a relatively young player base which brings with it a few people who are not able to correctly comprehend the intricacies of the work put behind bringing each character to life. It is wrong to assume that the voice actors would be knowing everything about the characters they voice or the game the character is a part of.