09/04/2013 09:46 AMPosted by omgitsbeesOnce you understand what are the consequences for the game and the company for allowing lan or offline ,it's a nobrainer decision. Even you who in your ignorance try to say they should give you offline mode, would do the same in their position. (unless you're stupid)
You keep repeating this without being about to cite any specific examples or go into any actual detail. Adding an offline mode is a non-issue. It won't have any effect on the online portion of the game.
Online only was added to stop piracy.
NO. Online only was implemented to prevent people from having access to the entire games code. Many features, such as monster placement, movement, item drop rates, actual dropped items, chest, stash, etc etc are ALL handled server side and the PC install client has NON of that information.
Having an offline mode means all of that server side code must be installed on the clients PC in order to make the game function. This would make it 100 times easier for hackers to create hacks, cheats, dupes, etc for the online version. This is EXACTLY what happened to Diablo 2.
No one ever said that having it online would stop that 100% of the time (cuse I know that's going to be your next tired argument) but it's WAYYYY better then the situation ever was for Diablo 2.