Wrong. Back in 1996 when Diablo was released broadband didn't even exist. Dial-up was monthly fee PLUS pay-by-the-minute plus pay-for-extra-bandwidth-used PLUS kept your phone line occupied. Multiplayer existed on LAN (which was quite laughable in Windows 95 over IPX/SPX) when you could get a mate round at your (parents) house for long enough to have a decent session. Thus, for many, many people Diablo 1 was a single player experience - and a thoroughly enjoyable one at that - all without an Internet connection in sight. Diablo 2 comes long a few years later and many of those who started with Diablo 1 played Diablo 2 the same way - single player - and still very much enjoyed it. Why, then, is it so unreasonable to ask the same of Diablo 3?