Get your hands on the best Diablo Immortal Gems is a particularly taxing experience, as one of the game’s most-watched players has discovered. Since reaching the RPG game‘s endgame, Diablo Immortal streamer Quin69 has made repeated elder chasms in search of an elusive maximum five-star gem. To get the best gems from here requires a currency obtained mainly with real money – in fact it is almost a requirement to spend money if you want to trade those gems.
Quin69 has purchased many of the legendary crests used to drop gems, backed by funding from his viewers on Twitch. Still, the chances of a gem falling to the highest possible rank, a legendary five-star gem, are still very slim. So small, in fact, that, from the moment its first five-star gem dropped on June 18, Quin69 had spent a total of $25,165 NZD / £12,955 GBP / $15,888 USD to get your hands on one.
So, now that he’s finally got his white whale, how is Quin69 celebrating? “It’s over,” he whispers softly into his microphone, before immediately shutting down the game and removing it from his computer. After a short pause, encouraged by his Twitch chat, he decides this isn’t clear enough – so he reinstalls the game, destroys the gemstone by consuming it to bolster a largely useless one-star gem, typing his thanks to his Warband in game chat, and removing his level 60 character altogether. Then he starts to play the quarry instead of.
“F*** you, Blizzard,” he says, holding a middle finger at the camera as he uninstalls a second time, then encouraging his viewers to stop playing the game in a calm, too. spoken but curse-laden tirade. Earlier in the stream, while performing Diablo Immortal’s older rifts – which are so simple they can be performed without wearing any equipment; – Quin69 gently mocks the game’s micro-transaction systems.
Imitating the cadence of a YouTube guide, jokingly says, “Once you get to the loot boxes, you have to take out your credit card, it’s going to cost about $27, which equates to about $400 a day, but that’s fine.” because you get two percent extra damage…”As a hefty contribution to the Diablo Immortal Has Made $24 Million So Farsome players believe Quin69 is a big part of the problem – what good is a dramatic exit if you’ve already handed over so much money to Activision Blizzard?
Other people have expressed their thanks, however, as they believe his community-funded experiment highlighted the game’s predatory microtransaction systems and discouraged them from spending their own money chasing gems.
Quin69 meanwhile says he is still looking forward to the Diablo 4 release date† Blizzard promises that Diablo 4 microtransactions are limited to cosmetics, which should come as welcome news to fans deterred by Immortal’s monetization systems.