Quote fromBecause LAN is a traditional, essential part of most games that have internet functionality. Not adding it under the pretext of "takes too much time" when LAN requires no support and has been implemented for ages is a bit dodgy, and, highly suspicious.
If people want to prevent people from using LAN, it means they want to put them into Bnet. And why would they want that? To show bnet as the only way to play online with anybody, e.g., the only way to force everyone to buy the game unless they play pure SP only. Why else? To prevent SP LAN trade? :confused:
Or to prevent the prevalent hacking and unfairness to the company... LANing isn't a bad idea, but it's becoming more and more obsolete aside from FPS games...
The real question is, why would Blizzard want to create a game with obvious CD-Key flaws? Which company in their right mind would want to knowingly create a program with a very strong ease of hacking? There are several programs out there that can act as a "ghost" LAN network, so you'd never have to go on B-net, you can hack the crap out of the game, AND you'd never have to pay a dime for their hard earned product. That sounds pretty fair.... supporting the company that worked hard to bring a damned good game to you, the fans.