The sheer amount of gems you'll require to make the most of Diablo 4 Gold your character's equipment in particular, when you consider the low drop rates of five-star gems, is the reason the total cost to max out your character's potential is so high in Diablo Immortal has been estimated as between $50,000 to $100,000 or more in the event that you dig into the system of gem resonance. (Rock Paper Shotgun comes with an extensive breakdown of costs that falls on the moderate end of the scale.)
Diablo Immortal has been given an extremely rough time for the business model it is based on -- perhaps disproportionately given that popular free-to-play competitors such as Genshin Impact and Lost Ark do not lack similar gacha mechanics designed to attract large-spending "whale" users. Diablo's name and reputation among the core PC gaming community, accumulated over a quarter of a century, is definitely an influence. However, it's also true that this system is uniquely problematic, and the very nature of Diablo games has something to do.
When you purchase legendary crests you're not purchasing a game of dice like you purchase the FIFA Ultimate Team card pack, say. The purchase is an opportunity to load the dice, to access the game engine to tweak the drop rate (slightly) in your favor. The addictive gambling mechanics aren't distinct from the addictive gameplay mechanics. They are instead tied directly into combat and loot drops that are part of the game. Diablo is perfectly positioned to do this; as my coworker Maddy Myers pointed out, these heavily loot-focused games have always had the feel of a slot machine and this is what Diablo Immortal's business model renders the game appear as if it were.
Blizzard has made it a point to emphasize that the monetization of Immortal can be ignored until the endgame It's true, and it claims that the majority gamers enjoy playing without spending a dime, which is plausible. But Diablo 4 Gold for sale it's a bit naive to claim that the main enjoyment of Diablo games lies in playing through the story rather than the ability to max out your character.