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This is what happens when the greedy business side makes decisions instead of the developers.
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Yes but as great as SP was LAN was the reason for Blizz to make it online only? Can you play Lan with a cracked copy? No so they got what they wanted. If they did not make SC2 Online only people would love to play just LAN with their bodies.
SC2 Lan has been cracked recently. Soooo....
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Yes but as great as SP was LAN was the reason for Blizz to make it online only? Can you play Lan with a cracked copy? No so they got what they wanted. If they did not make SC2 Online only people would love to play just LAN with their bodies.
And that would be TERRIBLE?
People cracked that as well, but it took a lot more effort for the average gamer to use it.
It would be nice, if just for once, a company can make a game based upon the enjoyment of it's consumers, as opposed to raw profit.
It's not like Blizzard really has to worry about paying the bills at the end of the day.
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That's all well and good for pure games and the auction house, but is no excuse for not letting people play offline single player, or non-pure network games.

How simple it would be to keep pure character/items on battlenet and allow non-pure local characters that people could play with in any way they saw fit, while having no ability to degrade the experience of the pure servers.
I agree entirely, I mentioned that two posts above the one you quoted.


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Yes but as great as SP was LAN was the reason for Blizz to make it online only? Can you play Lan with a cracked copy? No so they got what they wanted. If they did not make SC2 Online only people would love to play just LAN with their bodies.
Yes but adding LAN multiplayer functionality to a game is much more difficult than cracking single player to not check online status. I do believe they will crack single player D3 pretty quickly.
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I just want to know what happens when my Internet goes down. If no Internet, how will I be able to play SP? SP was actually the only way I would play D2. This is my primary concern with this on-line only thing.
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Who plays Diablo offline anyway? There are better single player games imho. Its like running a counter strike LAN server and playing against bots...
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Who plays Diablo offline anyway? There are better single player games imho. Its like running a counter strike LAN server and playing against bots...
I think you missed my point, no internet, no game at all. SP or otherwise.
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Why exactly is playing offline "pointless" and "unrewarding" ? I saw that thrown around in this topic and it makes no sense to me.

Look at it this way: offline, you run around killing monsters and collecting loot. Online, you run around killing monsters and collecting loot, except you're with other people doing the same thing. I often have a problem with other people because they're often completely oblivious to the highly outlandish concept of teamwork. Instead they're obsessed about doing their own thing and/or grabbing loot before I can get to it (which I can only imagine will be exacerbated by the appeal of the auction house). Why bother at all?
As far as I was concerned in Diablo 2, I often preferred to go online and start a passworded game so I wouldn't have to deal with the hundreds of thousands of idiots that plague Battle.net. So at the very least I hope I'll still get to do that. That way I enjoyed the benefits of playing online (special bosses, special items, etc.) with none of the downsides (other than your connection suddenly dropping).

But I still wish there was a true single player mode that I could play 100% offline. I was big on messing around with character editors and I won't be able to do that in Diablo 3, which is a big downer. And if I want to play on my laptop while traveling, I'm also screwed.
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It's funny seeing people complain about this, really in this day and age, if you do not have an internet connection you're doing it wrong.

As for the 'colleges with blocked internet', now you can actually study and do what you went to college for, I know, the pain.
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DRM only effects the paying customer not the pirates or script kiddies.

When will companies learn this, probably never.

On Topic: Blizzard is neutering its own game in order to increase profit. Looks like they are betting they will make more than they will lose, customers vs transactions. Since they seem to be alienating their original audience. They are currently doing this with WoW and the bump in casual players went up and now it has fallen off and they have lost 1,000,000 subscribers in 2 quarters. In for the money never lasts.
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