Twitch streamer Quin69 has deleted his Diablo Immortal account in protest after spending more than NZ$25,000. He purchased the 5-star Legendary Gem in the MMORPG, which is considered one of the main ways in which the character evolves.Although important to the progression of the game, these gems can only be obtained by spending real money on surprise boxes, the famous loot box. After getting the item, the streamer still “destroyed” his gem and then deleted his profile in the game.
In addition to Quin69, more users have been complaining about Blizzard’s new work involving gems and microtransactions. It’s worth mentioning that Diablo Immortal is available for free on Android devices, iPhone (iOS) and PC and is currently in beta.
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Previously, Quinn had spent over NZ$10,000 on a single broadcast without even receiving a 5-star Legendary Gem. At the time, he expressed his dissatisfaction, saying, “Who needs ten thousand more? What am I going to buy? A car?” Even so, he has continued his experiments over the past two weeks to test the rarity of the gems in the surprise box, Until he finally found it for the first time on one of his most recent livestreams.
Streamer Quin69 spent over 80,000 reais for the Diablo Immortal 5-star Legendary Gem, just to destroy it — Photo: Reproduction/Quin69
Shortly after getting the gem, the streamer didn’t decide what to do with the artifact until he, along with the chat user, chose to destroy it. For this reason, he used extremely rare five-star gems as low-level items to strengthen common one-star gems. After the tem is destroyed, the steamer decides to delete your character and uninstall the game. Once upon a time, Quin69 commented: “No one should be playing this game in its current state. It’s toxic and exists only to take people’s money.”
Diablo Immortal’s reviews have been harsh, and the game has become the world’s lowest-rated PC game. metacriticism, with a score of 0.2 out of 10 in user reviews.The game is not prohibited by some laws loot boxsuch as Belgium and the Netherlands, recently delayed their China launch by a few days for optimization purposes.
The MMORPG is the first game in the series to make its way to mobile devices, and has its own story, no matter what the title of the released game is. Despite the criticism, Diablo has been downloaded 8.5 million times and reportedly generated more than $24 million in revenue. The next game in the series, Diablo 4, has been confirmed, but no release date has been set.