You can play Diablo Immortal and keep your hard-earned money to yourself. But those who still want to take something useful from the portals will have to donate. You can do this both in the game itself and with the help of third-party services. But, as it turned out, the latter method is not welcomed by Blizzard.
Complaints began to appear from gamers who used donation intermediaries to purchase at a lower price. Counters with eternal spheres on the accounts of the victims went into negative. Apparently, Blizzard was able to isolate such accruals and make something like a refund – the number of spheres drops to negative values when a player requests a refund. But no one returned the money to the complainants.
It is possible that resellers are using methods that violate Blizzard’s terms of service to achieve lower prices. For example, in-game store glitches, regional price differences, and so on.
The negative balance of the spheres can be considered a punishment for everyone who wanted to save money. As in the case of a refund, users face a number of restrictions. They are prohibited from joining groups, dismantling equipment at the blacksmith and changing equipment until they replenish the balance with a sufficient number of spheres. Judging by previous cases, if the debt is not paid, the account may be blocked.
One of the victims called on Blizzard to organize a donation discount so that more people can purchase the required number of resources and become full-fledged gamers in Diablo Immortal again. “So you can keep users who are ready to continue to spend money in your game,” the author of the offer wrote. However, among the commentators there were those who believe that the cunning people got what they deserved. “You are still lucky that you were not banned immediately or sued for violating the terms of service,” they emphasized under the post.
Recall that at the end of July, the number of installations of Diablo Immortal stepped over 30 million. According to the latest data, the game brought its authors more than $100 million.