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Regularly scheduled events Adding "Appear Offline" Mode

The Diablo III Website announces that a pretty basic feature is soon being added to; the ability to appear offline. This will actually be patched into each game individually, starting with the upcoming version 1.0.5 patch for Diablo III:

In the coming months, we're planning an update to that will give you more control over your online presence when playing Blizzard games. Soon, World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, and Diablo III players will be able to select "Appear Offline" as one of their social-status options (along with Available, Busy, and Away) for those times when they want to wander Azeroth by their lonesome, dominate the galaxy in radio silence, or slay demons in solitude. When you choose this option as your status, all of your Real ID friends, BattleTag friends, and character-level friends will see you as “Offline” in their friends list whenever you’re logged into a game.

The “Appear Offline” status option will be added to World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, and Diablo III separately in future updates for each game. For Diablo III, we expect to add the feature in a patch after 1.0.5. For World of Warcraft and StarCraft II, we expect to add the option sometime after the release of each game’s upcoming expansion.

19. Re: Adding Sep 20, 2012, 15:21 Flatline
Cutter wrote on Sep 20, 2012, 14:47:
Sigh, fucking Actiblizz. Just keeps getting worse and worse.

I halfway expect the next Blizzard release to not have any way to quit it other than a hard power-cycle of the computer. They'll call it the new and exciting "always on" plan, so that you don't even have to log into the game or launch it. It's just always running, waiting for you.

Then, six months later, they'll introduce an exciting new update that let's you *quit* the program and return to the desktop.
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