Twitch streamer Quin69 has deleted his Diablo Immortal account in protest after spending over NZ$25,000. He purchased a 5-Star Legendary Gem in the MMORPG, an item considered one of the main ways to level up his character. Although important for progressing in the game, these Gems can only be obtained by spending real money on the purchase of surprise boxes, the famous loot boxes. After acquiring the item, the streamer still “destroyed” their gem before deleting their in-game profile.
In addition to Quin69, more and more users have complained about Blizzard’s new title’s practice involving gems and microtransactions. It should be mentioned that Diablo Immortal is available for Android, iPhone (iOS) and PC devices for free, where it is in beta.
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Previously, Quin spent over NZ$10,000 on a show without even receiving a 5-Star Legendary Gem. At the time, he expressed his displeasure by saying something like, “Who needs 10,000 anyway? What would I buy? A car ? Still, he continued his experiment to test the rarity of gems in surprise boxes over the past two weeks until he finally found it for the first time in one of his most recent streams.
Streamer Quin69 spent over R$80,000 to get a 5-star legendary gem in Diablo Immortal, before destroying it — Photo: Reproduction/Quin69
Shortly after obtaining the gem, the streamer was undecided on what to do with the artifact, until, along with chat users, he chose to destroy it. For this, he used the very rare 5-Star Gem as if it were a low-level item to empower a common 1-Star Gem. After the tem was destroyed, the steamer then decided to delete your character and uninstall the game. At one point, Quin69 commented, “No one should play this game in its current state. only to take people’s money.”
Reviews for Diablo Immortal have been quite harsh and the game has become the lowest rated PC title in the world. Metacritic, with a rating of 0.2 out of 10 in user reviews. The game has not been released in some countries that have passed laws prohibiting the use of loot boxessuch as Belgium and the Netherlands, and recently had its launch in China delayed a few days before arrival for optimization purposes.
The MMORPG was the first in the franchise to reach mobile devices and has its own story regardless of what titles were released for consoles. Despite the reviews, Diablo Immortal has already garnered 8.5 million downloads and reportedly generated over $24 million. The next game in the series, Diablo 4, has already been confirmed, but does not yet have a release date set.
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