On the heels of StarCraft II not supporting
LANs, Diablo III
might go that route as well. A post on the Battle.NET forums
by one of the community managers for Diablo III
implies that they have removed that feature from the game as well. I'm not as concerned with D3 losing it as I am with StarCraft II
as I always played D2 on Battle.Net anyways just for the fact of keeping my character in the cloud. Now, I'd hope they put that option in for both games but seeing piracy as the reason for the omission doesn't fly with me.