he spends more than 15,000 euros to procure this extremely rare item and ends up committing irreparable damage

Last June 2 came out Diablo Immortal. Announced in November 2018 by Blizzard, it’s easy to compare to a Diablo III on mobiles, with different mechanics to justify the development time and above all its online store. Any pretext is there to get players to pay, an observation that Twitch streamer Quin69 wanted to condemn by paying nearly $ 16,000.

a big bill

For a few years now, Blizzard and Activision have been pressuring players to empty their bank accounts to increase their profits and satisfy shareholders. Diablo Immortal is apogee, with a particularly busy online store. Paid kampass on two levels (classic and premium), different and varied game packages, abundant paid resources and above all expensive benefits, Diablo Immortal has a special predator online store.

A title that is hard not to qualify as “pay to win”, as payment makes it easier for players before giving them some advantage. An alarming observation for a game developed by Blizzard, a studio formerly considered the flagship of video games. Priorities have changed, and New Zealand streamer Quin69 wanted to condemn this aspect of the game by … spending thousands of dollars. During an expensive marathon that lasted more than two weeks, the Twitch streamer ended up spending as much as 25,165.57 New Zealand dollars or 15,966.17 US dollars or 15,159.24 euros.

I can not believe I just looted my first 5/5 pearl and it only cost me $ 25,165.57 NZD

Thanks @Blizzard_Ent @DiabloImmortal for this authentic diablo experience. pic.twitter.com/jqf5AevZ7w

June 18, 2022

To get your fingers in a 5-star gem, which is obtained at random, the streamer has equipped itself with legendary emblems for the mistakes of its ancestors. Hard-to-reach badges that can obviously be purchased in the store. Count 160 eternal balls (one currency in the game) for an emblem and 0.99 euros for 60 balls. It is clear that the more expensive the purchased package of bullets, the more bonus bullets there are. Thus, the 7,200 ball package is available for € 99.99. Quin69 then set about chaining rifts until he got a 5-star gem. A journey that finally ends on June 18, with a hefty bill: 25,165.57 New Zealand dollars spent.

REST IN PEACE

financially comfortable, Quin69 wanted to take his money to perform a significant advertising stunt and condemn the morally sound practice Diablo Immortal. The streamer thus seeks to deter players from sticking their hands in their pockets by showing them how much it takes to achieve a 5-star gem. Especially since Diablo Immortal is made in such a way that characters can be equipped with five special gems, for a total of 5 5-star gems per. A small calculation is then needed to try to know how much the invoice would increase if a character from each class were equipped with 5 legendary gems.

15,159.24 (number of euros used by the streamer for a pearl) x 5 (the number of special gems a character can equip) x6 (number of classes: Barbarian, Wizard, Demon Hunter, Monk, Crusader and Necromancer) = € 454,777.2, just that, in the case, of course, that each is obtained in the same way as the streamer’s. Instead of taking out a 25-year loan, Quin preferred to choose such an important solution: delete his character.

Therefore, after spending tens of thousands of New Zealand dollars, the streamer deleted his character, neither more nor less, before uninstalling Diablo Immortal and insult the game for being what it is and Blizzard for having developed it. But before taking action, Quin69 used his hard-earned gem to upgrade a worthless gem. A final rant to this well-known stream of hack’n slash enthusiasts, who here seek to deter as many people as possible, and in particular players who are likely to spend their money on this mobile game, from demonstrating to Blizzard that such a economic system is to be repeated.

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