A large chunk of people are pretty upset that the PC version of Diablo III requires you to be online when you play, especially since the recent console port let's you play offline. Blizzard has been known to defend the necessity of the online requirement, but now it has gone as far as to say that it was wrong for Diablo II to let players play offline. Ugh.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun posted an interesting interview with Kevin Martens, Diablo III's lead designer, and they talked about the game's online requirement. Martens talked about how upset people were that Diablo II let some players play online, while other characters were offline only. He said that "That was the wrong choice to allow people to play offline, and we still stand by that."... read more