So, Im about to rant, and Im sure that I will get in trouble because of this, but oh well. Can someone explain why in the **** offline mode requires you to connect to the servers to play? My internet is miserably bad. To get onto this page took me almost a half hour of crap loading. All that I wanted to do was play a little custom games vs AI and vent off some frustration, but I cant connect to the servers because my connection is terrible. Yea, I know I can’t. Hey look, an offline mode button. Oh hey, a message saying I HAVE TO CONNECT TO THE SERVERS TO PLAY IN OFFLINE MODE?! Who’s idea was this? Whos the idiot that should have been fired for this?
I’m a novice game programmer, I’ve got a bachelors degree but no work experience, but you don’t need 10 years experience in the field to know that you DONT promise an offline mode that REQUIRES you to connect to the server. It’s this simple Blizzard: you either have an OFFLINE mode, or you don’t, and if you don’t, don’t pretend you do.
In the time of writing this, I did manage to get onto the servers, but can’t play a custom game vs AI because I dont have a strong enough connection I guess, because it totally makes sense to require a good connection to play 1v1 against purely AI. Hey look, there’s also a training mode, that I can’t access, because playing solo requires a connection. Oh but there’s an “offline” mode.
When doing research for this topic, I found this post, made by Blizzard. Offline Mode in Blizzard Games - Blizzard Support Here’s the problem, when I follow the steps and press the little cog options button, there is NO offline mode option. And yes, I’ve logged in within the last 30 days, because in the time of writing this, I’ve logged in 2 more times, and am sitting in a lobby right now as my internet STRUGGLES to do anything.
So my conclusion to all of this is that either a) Blizzard is incompetent and can’t figure out how to create an offline mode, or b) they’re incompetent and can’t write directions on how to play in offline mode.