The whales that keep free-to-play mobile games alive are grappling with NetEase’s Diablo Immortal. It turns out that spending too much money on the action RPG essentially cuts you off from all the other players.
Diablo Immortal Publisher Can’t Play
Content creator jtisallbusiness sues after spending $100,000 on Diablo Immortal. As the game’s biggest spender, the YouTuber has spent more than anyone else cares to admit. It turns out that’s not a good thing.
Instead of rewarding huge spenders with tons of benefits, Diablo actually punishes Immortal. Instead of showing the YouTuber his gear to real free players, he’s just stuck in a lobby.
“I can’t do things that I spent money on this character for,” said the content creator. “I don’t have a time frame of when things will actually be fixed, or even know if things will be solved, because I’m the only player in the whole world with this problem.”
Jtisallbusiness has said they want to refund the $100,000 they spent on the game. After contacting Blizzard about the issue, the content creator wants to get lawyers involved. However, the YouTuber’s video description says “don’t want to refund anything, but do I have a choice?”
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After the video was posted on YouTube, Jtisallbusiness quickly got more negative reactions than they probably expected. Instead of comments that flamed Diablo, they were flamed instead.
Masses of comments flooded the online video. With over 2000 comments, most blame the content creator. In fact, many of them argue that he is the reason why modern games are so predatory.
“I’d say you deserve it, but that ignores the unforgivable damage people like you have done to gaming as a whole,” said one commenter. “The game works as intended and the fact that the MMR prevents you from matching is a good thing. You’ve paid your way to the top and now you’re whining that you don’t have anyone to play with,” said another.
Rarely were comments friendly to the content creator. With the YouTuber’s goal of paying to become the best player, the irony of achieving that goal hasn’t been lost on angry Diablo fans.