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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
183. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 1, 2011, 16:41 Objectively biased
 
Krovven wrote on Aug 1, 2011, 16:26:
The irony is how some people bitched up and down that Torchlight was single-player and the entire point of games like this are multiplayer. Enter D3 an people are bitching that single-player can't be played offline. The irony is laughable.

There is no irony. The problem is that the people who want to be able to play the game whenever they want, a game they would pay good money for, can't do that because of DRM. The reason DRM like this remains an option for companies is because if enough people accept it, companies will get their money anyway. If enough people say "don't screw us with your DRM, we won't buy", the companies will have to stop using the DRM or suffer loss in sales.

What is laughable, though, is the battle.net-only multiplayer. Why not use the Diablo II system? Open (hack all you want) or Battle.net (you have to use their servers). I can guess why: Activision/Blizzard want money from the Auction House, money they wouldn't get if people could hack their characters.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
165. Permanent connection required = no buy Aug 1, 2011, 16:24 Objectively biased
 
Being forced to be online to play single player will make me not buy this game. If I can't play a game solo whenever I want, I won't spend money on it.

Also, there's no problem in having the multiplayer option of "open" (hack all you want) and "battle.net" (their servers), just look at Diablo II.

The only reason Activision/Blizzard do this is to get money from the Auction House, money they wouldn't get if people could hack their characters.
 
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