You mean the same dupes and cheats that are reports to happen now and are spread in the internet? And what you mean no use?! The mod capability for custom user content will be open, you won't die due to lag or disconnect in hardcore any more, you get to play with no internet, lan parties, smoother gameplay, etc... Yes there are many uses to offline mode. I agree it may still be early for it but it sure should not be cut from the list.
The amount of duping in the PC version of D3 is minimal, it's nothing compared to what it would be if it ever went offline. The only thing that's rampant is botting, but that is a whole different story. Also, I have long accepted that modding will not be a part of Diablo 3, and even though I realize such a feature would keep the game fresh for a long time, it is something I can certainly live without if the original content is good enough.
Of course it would be amazing to play without latency, rubberbanding and fear of disconnects, especially since I mostly play hardcore, but it seems to me that Blizzard will never do an offline mode for D3.
PoE is always online as well, and Blizzard seems to be taking the route GGG took, probably offering us an in-game store to buy transmorg stuff, vanity pets, dyes and so on, now that the AH is going to be shut down. I firmly believe they intend to keep Diablo 3 online only for good, and that people should just learn to accept that and move on.
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