But, like most D1 and D2 fans, I am an adult and do have a life. So I step away from the computer to take care of stuff every 20 minutes or so. Sometimes I'm away from the computer for 20 minutes or so. I'm just wondering, is there a default timeout (idle disconnect) like there was in D2? (I believe it was about an hour in D2.)
Because I've replayed the same area three times tonight as a result of being disconnected while I step away from my computer. It makes for a less-than-satisfying gaming experience, as I'm sure you can imagine. Similar disconnects have happened countless times since I bought the game (never while I am active; always while I am idle).
Now, I'm sympathetic to the fact that Blizzard needs to conserve its server resources for those who are actively using them, but you know what? I paid for those resources. And I didn't choose to have to be constantly online while playing the game, BLIZZARD did.
So if this is a deliberate thing (timeouts), might you consider increasing the length of time before I get automatically disconnected? If I must maintain an active connection in order to play, then won't you return the favor? Diablo 3's terms of usage made it quite clear that I paid for a service and not a product. Is this not the service I paid for?
By all means, correct me if I am mistaken.