Blizzard Entertainment is being investigated by a law firm for misrepresenting the effects of the Blessing of the Worthy gem available for purchase in Diablo: Immortal.
This legendary item is at the center of a potential class action lawsuit from Migliaccio & Rathod LLP. Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating Activision Blizzard’s misrepresentation of the effects of the Blessing of Fame.
Polygon reportsthe gem’s description (changed to accurately reflect the item’s functionality) states that the gem has a 20% chance to deal damage to enemies equal to 12% of the player’s maximum life. was
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However, the damage dealt by the gem is actually equal to 12% of the player’s current life. In other words, gems become less effective as the player’s health decreases.
Legendary Gems could be purchased individually or as part of various bundles, some costing over $100. Members of the Diablo Immortal community have since expressed their outrage over the false information. in a reddit post Announcing updates to item descriptions. The developer also gave players a set of free gems as an apology for the error.
“Rather than offering a refund or some form of compensation, Blizzard responded to the Blizzard community by stating that they would change the item’s text description to reflect its actual effect at level 3,” it said. law firm websiteencourages potential complainants to contact us.
“This practice is essentially a bait and switch, as a purchasable item is advertised with one effect that the player wants, and ends up being something completely different.”
In a 6/10 review of Diablo: Immortal, IGN said that while the title’s “monster-slaying action is instinctive and satisfying”, Blizzard Entertainment’s restrictive approach to monetization was “the endgame’s It makes the experience worse and there is a lot of room for improvement.”
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