Hardcore fan plays Diablo Immortal every day: “After 2 hours the air is usually out”
Almost 2 months after the release, Diablo Immortal still has many fans who log in regularly. We spoke to a frequent player who has been gambling daily since day 1 and asked him about his motivations and methods in the game.
A lot has happened in the new mobile title since the release of Diablo Immortal on June 2, 2022:
The Pay2Win discussion still dominates the game, even if the latest update has brought a lot of fairness. We therefore asked a player who has been playing regularly since release what else excites him about Diablo Immortal.
In our video we show you everything you need to know about Diablo Immortal in 3 minutes:
“I make good progress with 1-1.5 hours a day”
MeinMMO: Could you briefly introduce yourself? Who are you and how do you feel about Diablo Immortal and the Diablo series?
Michael: “I’m Michael, an engineer in the automotive industry, 31 years old. As a child, I initially played Diablo 2 with my father, later on on my own PC until my parents turned off the electricity.
Then waited many, many years for the successor and then sunk a lot of hours into Diablo 3. Over time that has become less and less. I lost the fun when the drop chances got higher and higher and at some point you came out of a portal with 10 legendary items.
I was actually very hyped about Diablo Immortal since the announcement and invested a lot of time there in the first 2-3 weeks. From a current point of view, I still enjoy the game very much and I follow all PvE activities. The next few weeks will show how much fun the game will last, as the much-discussed P2W factor means that the gap between whales and F2P players is of course increasing.”
MeinMMO: How long and how intensively have you been playing Diablo Immortal?
Michael: “I’ve been playing since release. In the first few weeks about 3-4 hours a day. But after that it turned out for me that the classic Diablo grind doesn’t really work efficiently here. Whether due to loot limits or outrageously low drop chances, you are definitely limited in the grind.
In addition, there is the server paragon, which slows down the leveling significantly. I am currently making good progress with a time commitment of approx. 1-1.5 hours per day without any problems. I do all the daily tasks and automatically complete the weekly tasks. So I’m always about 1-2 levels above the server paragon.”
“Diablo Immortal is the better Diablo 3”
MeinMMO: What has impressed you most about Diablo Immortal since its release?
Michael: “As many people have said, ‘Diablo Immortal is the better Diablo 3.’ The areas in the open world with the constantly popping up events are great. The hidden dungeons, or hoards, are fun because they drop gems and have a high chance of Legendaries.
In general, all actions, whether raids, rifts or dungeons, take less than 5 minutes, which I like very much, since I only play Immortal on the side now. You always have to remember: we’re talking about a mobile game here, which is easy to forget because the quality is way above other mobile titles.”
MeinMMO: Which feature really disappointed you and why?
Michael: “Indeed, the already mentioned ‘barriers to progress’. If I really feel like grinding for 5-6 hours at the weekend, then it’s usually out of breath after 2 hours because it feels like nothing is dropping and the Paragon bar hardly moves. It’s cool to have short 5 minute things like that, but you just can’t do them too many times in a row.
Of course there is still progress, but it is disproportionate to the time required. And of course, I’m not too keen on Legendary Gems either. But it is well known what the problems are there.”
The legendary gems are the big criticism of Diablo Immortal. You get legendary gems for free, but you can grind them much faster if you pay for them. In the video we reveal how the feature works and where you can get the gems:
“Season 2 was disappointing” – But after that it got better
MeinMMO: What did you think of the patch for Season 2 of Immortal?
Michael: “The Season 2 patch was disappointing. I bought the Battle Pass and took all the bonuses and the transmog set with me. But I don’t think I’ll buy a Battle Pass again in the future. Nothing changed with Season 2. Disappointing.”
In our article we explain in detail what is in the new Battle Pass of Season 2.
MeinMMO: What do you think of the new update with class changes and the like?
Michael: “I really like the new patch. New quests have been added that can easily be completed with no effort with the daily tasks and that give additional rewards. I think it’s very good that you can get a legendary emblem once a week via the raids.
I think the class change is a great idea. But I won’t use it myself because I’m very happy with my Necromancer. Also, I don’t want to farm all the set parts and Legendaries again.”
In our tier list you will find the best classes in Diablo Immortal. In the video you can see gameplay of all classes of the game:
MeinMMO: You were already a shadow and an immortal. Which gameplay is better and why?
Michael: “It has both advantages and disadvantages. As an immortal you have more daily quests to complete to get the most out of it, but defending the treasury isn’t really fun. The Immortal transmog is great for that.
As a shadow you have the qualification matches in the shadow wars and the contracts. If you want to complete the maximum number of tasks every day, you’ll get done much faster as a shadow.
I can’t say which is better or worse. But one always wants to become immortal as a shadow and remain so afterwards.”
You can read more about the factions of Diablo Immortal in our special:
Diablo Immortal: Join Shadows or Become Immortal? All information about the factions
MeinMMO: A tip for all players: What is the best farming method?
Michael: “Don’t be provoked by people who have never played Diablo Immortal and want to enlighten you about Pay2Win. Don’t let people who’ve watched Quinn tell you they know the game.
Just play it and have fun – and if it’s not fun, turn it off. I find it impossible to be told that the game is total crap because everything is P2W. Please, guys, just play or keep quiet!
My best farming technique… Hm. I don’t have a super secret trick. Simply follow the well-known route in the realm of damnation. In general, I think farming is the best in the open world, both for experience and drops. Except for the set parts, which are only found in dungeons.”
MeinMMO: Thanks for the answers!
For many who don’t play as much as Maniac, Hell 3 is a big hurdle. But the community knows how to fix it:
Player shares 3 tips on how to get ahead where many fail in Diablo Immortal – Hell 3
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