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From what we understand, you will be able to play. The offline mode is solely offline - no online checks or anything, however I am not quite sure how you would patch the game (is that portion of XBL free??) ... So, as long as you are happy with the day 1 iteration of the game, you should be fine :)
You need xbox live to download patches, but you do not need to be a gold member (which is the membership that has a fee). You just need an internet connection if you want the patches.
The only thing you need a paid gold membership for is playing online with friends, which you've indicated you have no plans to do.
Edited by Mercy#1158 on 7/17/2013 12:56 PM PDT
I recently put my $5.00 down for D3 on the XBox 360. I do not have nor do I plan on getting XBox Live. Will I still be able to play? <--Obviously not online.
You will not have to have Xbox live to be able to play D3 because it can be played offline. You can play D3 with a silver account. There is no charge for having a silver account only Gold accounts have a charge based on the subscription you buy.
Edited by Firesenz#1761 on 7/18/2013 1:40 AM PDT
Xbox Live Gold membership is needed to play online with friends, join parties, and use some apps like Netflix and other paid subscription apps like Hulu Plus and stuff like that.
I use a silver account just to browse through the internet and look on the marketplace and use Zune and stuff like that so it doesn't tie into my gold profile and the main email i use for my gold profile which is what I use for other things like youtube, facebook and the sort.
So you just need an internet connection to apply updates to your games. Gold only applies to what I mentioned above. Hope this helped.
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