At least I know where you stand 'Dagok'. No point debating anything in a forum with you. You are a wreckless ass kisser of conformity.
but in parting. The way I see it, it has nothing to do with Offline mode as much is has to do with ambiguity.
And I doubt very seriouly someone is going to be runing Half Life 2 on a corporate workstation given most specs on business systems especially Germany.