It is safe to assume that the majority of Diablo 3 players aren’t too happy with Blizzard’s always-on model when it comes to the game. While Blizzard claims it was done so in order to help combat piracy amongst other things, it is certainly most inconvenient especially for players with slow internet connection or who are travelling and do not have internet access, but want to get in some gaming time. While it does not look like Blizzard will be “fixing” this anytime soon, it has been reported (via PC Games) that German consumer advocacy group, the Federation of Consumer Organizations, have given Blizzard until the 20th of July to repackage the game to indicate that not only is an internet connection required to play the game, but the connection must be a persistent one as well.
The group has also given Blizzard until the 27th of July to respond or they will be pursuing this issue in the courts. This isn’t the first time Blizzard has gotten into trouble over Diablo 3, and recently it was reported that they were fined $7,000 in South Korea over numerous complaints about the game.