Diablo Immortal fans were pretty much gaslighted by Blizzard in the past as the company claimed they were making up facts about monetisation, although reality supports the claims.
Diablo Immortal was released recently and despite the fans liking the gameplay, even though it's on mobile and the PC version is basically just upscaled, they couldn't stomach the horrendous monetisation scheme.
People have figured out that maxing out your characters is not achieved through gameplay, skill and dedication but through shelling out money at every turn, with the whole process costing upwards of roughly one hundred thousand US dollars , per character.
This horrendous monetisation practice was unveiled long before Diablo Immortal launched, however, when a fan described the aptly named "gacha" style abomination .
On January 6, 2022, the player that was unhappy with the monetisation got a response from Blizzard, which stated that the facts in the post were fabricated.
"I normally lurk here on /r/Diablo , I like reading all the feedback and taking in the hot topics of the day. I think a reality check is warranted here.
Almost all of the "facts" presented in this post are fabricated. In Diablo Immortal, there is no way to acquire or rank up gear using money. There is no 50/50 system on rank upgrade. The links cited as proof don't link to proof of the assertions at all. You can choose from a variety of skin tones, including black, during character creation ( https://youtu.be/NUHJ7rgHth4?t=36 )
I encourage everybody to form their own opinion on Diablo Immortal. It's a game myself and the team have poured years of bloody sweat into making. If you're curious about the microtransactions in the game, factual information is available elsewhere or you can check the game out (for free) when the game comes out." ~Wyatt Cheng
Anyone playing, or even just reading about Diablo Immortal these days will immediately know how much of a lie this is but then again, this comment did come from Wyatt "Do you guys not have phones" Cheng.
Just like in 2018, we are not in April Fools season but Blizzard is on the same course, chewing up their own reputation that was not only ruined but could just turn into infamy that will make potential future players of their games think twice before hopping in.