kunic wrote on Jul 24, 2012, 17:02: To everyone complaining about the game being always online, please stfu. The game is free-to-play. Do you honestly expect a LAN mode? That'd be like League of Legends or Dota 2 offering LAN as well (ie. stupid). It was a valid complaint with Diablo 3 because you paid $60 for it, but Path of Exile is completely free and not pay-to-win either.
Agreed. Free-to-play and online-only go hand in hand, as they always have. You can't compare this to the Diablo 3 debacle just because they happen to share the same genre and gameplay style.