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Prevalence neither implies nor excuses making something a necessity.
There is no good reason for single player content to require an internet connection.

Oh yes it does, Blizzard isn't in the business of satisfying the small % of people who want the game that don't have an internet connection. They're in the business of making a game that appeals to the largest number of people and that's what they've done. There's always going to be loudmouth who start crying at the first sign of change but they'll either deal with it or move on.

Blizzard is allowing single player accomplishments to be carried over to online play and that's why they aren't separate and it's a VERY good reason to require an internet connection.
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Servers are down in EU for emergency repairs apperantly..
    
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Looks like those are all "baww I can't connect" reviews. Once everyone's taking a break from playing it a crapton, there'll be positive reviews.

positive reviews will be probably few and far between. happy/satisfied players usually dont bother to post a review but the unhappy ones will flood review sites/forums shouting how the game is bad.

personally, even with the login issues that i got, i am pretty happy with the game. i am used to having these kind of issues whenever a game gets rolled out so i am not bothered one bit. it could've been better with less issues, yes but overall the game/release did not disappoint me thumb.gif
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Install is super slow from DVD. I believe I could download faster, literally. @ 15% and been 10 minutes or more. Geeze, BF3 installed from DVD @ 60MB/s.

This is going @ like 500KB/s

Like I said, could download faster tongue.gif

Diablo Skull was also so much smaller than I thought it would be, from the giant box. Kinda disappointed there. Oh well. USB Soul Stone also doesn't look like the advertised picture. That stuff happens though.

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Prevalence neither implies nor excuses making something a necessity.
There is no good reason for single player content to require an internet connection.
How does any of this apply to the single player experience?
Anyone should be able to play however they damn well please in single player, or on their own personal servers, without moderation from Blizzard. None of the problems mentioned would be problems if offline or non Battle.net content was kept independent, which should be a given.

There's lots of good reasons... now if they want to change monster locations or even drop rates, they don't even have to push out a patch. They can just do it server side. Also piracy is impossible for probably at least a month... that is a pretty big deal. If the game literally can not play without content pushed from a server constantly, the pirates will have to emulate the server, which is tons harder then just cracking a single player game.
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Cant play logged in like nothing frown.gif
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I would suspect the Americas servers will be comming down aswell, many getting error 3007 just a random disconnect with a boot, and also just seen this while posting but Maintenance!
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positive reviews will be probably few and far between. happy/satisfied players usually dont bother to post a review but the unhappy ones will flood review sites/forums shouting how the game is bad.
personally, even with the login issues that i got, i am pretty happy with the game. i am used to having these kind of issues whenever a game gets rolled out so i am not bothered one bit. it could've been better with less issues, yes but overall the game/release did not disappoint me thumb.gif

This is why I never read user reviews. If I'm thinking about buying something albeit a video game or piece of computer hardware (or anything else for the matter) I always visit reputable websites for reviews. Not sure why anyone would take user reviews seriously at all, they're such a joke.

Btw Mkilbride that is not brown sugar in that container labeled "brown sugar." tongue.gif
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DAMN! had a great time playing with a friend last night after trying an HOUR to log in, played 3 hours to Level 8 and then went to bed =D
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my CE is scheduled to be delivered today, though tracking still says it hasn't left the post office, maybe there's a Diablo party over at the facility...? redface.gif
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