With the recent announcement that there won't be a LAN option for StarCraft II
, there have been some hot debate everywhere and Blizzard's forums. Blizzard does address some of them and you can read the collection of responses on BlizzBlues
. I don't perceive piracy as an issue to not include LAN though as if they wanted to make sure you have a legitimate copy to play they could always do as one person suggest and do a quick authentication to the Blizzard servers before opening up LAN play. Of course, hackers could get by ths by doing a false positive to the program I guess. Still, a 'Craft game without LAN play just doesn't seem right. I personally want to see it as an option.