The crumble of respect is expanding.
" They cut you off to save resources " some claimed.
What happened to the money we paid them so they could set aside some money to have enough resources to keep players online?
A good portion of it went here: http://investor.activision.com/results.cfm
The rest of it should be more than enough to give a reasonable timeout of 60 minutes or more.
While most of the posters in this thread are supportive of the idea of a 60-minute timeout, there are one or two who seem vehemently against it.
This confuses me. It's already been established by many players (and probably many more who don't bother posting on the forums, which makes up the bulk of the "people with lives" on whose behalf I posted) that increasing the timeout from 30 minutes to 60 minutes would suddenly make the game playable for them; i.e., compatible with their lifestyles.
You "hardcore" players who have no need to go afk except to go to the toilet can come in and be snarky about our request. Perhaps you simply don't understand. (Or you are shills, or doing a very good job imitating a shill.)
What makes you think that increasing the timeout from 30 minutes to 60 minutes is going to HURT you? How does it damage your playing experience by forcing a player who has been away from their computer for 35 minutes (god forBID!) to log in again and replay the same sections again for 20 minutes and then, perhaps have to go afk for another 40 minutes (how terrible of them to do that to you!), and then have to for log in again and replay the same sections yet again?
I'm fighting to make the game playable for me. What are you fighting for? The TINY bit of server resources granted by kicking out a player 30 minutes earlier than what we think is reasonable?
And if you are in fact a Blactivision shill, then consider those questions to be directed to them and not you.
@Blizzard: I know the chances of you admitting you made a mistake in this regard rapidly approach zero, so please feel free to hotfix this and not even announce it! You can save your pride and my Diablo game at the same time.