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They are definitely not. Diablo 2 has two online gameplay modes:"Open battlenet": The server provided by blizzard just links you up with other players online, who join your game hosted on your PC. You play with your single player characters."Closed battlenet": Server is run by blizzard, your D2 turns into a client that connects to the servers. Your character and all the items/drops are server side, just like in WoW.