Creston wrote on Sep 20, 2012, 11:19: Man, that's quite a unique feature they're adding there. It's brilliant.
Hey Blizzard, I thought the whole point of the always-on DRM in Diablo 3 was because people would OBVIOUSLY want to play it co-op? Makes good sense you're adding an APPEAR OFFLINE option for when people want to play it... solo? But you said that nobody would ever want to do that?
The sense coming out of that place transcends logic.
This is really just a feature to stop people from getting pestered by friends and family. Sometimes people just want to play the game with random people or solo. People shouldn't have to alert their presence every time they load up the game. Most game services or IM or social networks have a join as invisible option. It was about time they added this.
I am sure you could still join random people or party or raid or etc as usual.