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GKOOL Sep 23, 2013 @ 2:31pm
MOTHER OF GOD VALVE!
what is the point of getting lan gameplay,if you have to be online to play in lan.
please reply.i just want to punch you guys.really i am really really ♥♥♥♥ed off.FU!
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Timeraider Sep 23, 2013 @ 2:33pm 
overreacting a bit?..

but yeah, still kinda disappointing
NSA Sep 23, 2013 @ 2:33pm 
Relax, you're doing fine.
GKOOL Sep 23, 2013 @ 2:35pm 
man i was awake for 4hrs downloading,in india there is a real scarcity of internet,so it was a kind of real big deal for me.so i am reacting a bit more!
Ya ne doctor Sep 23, 2013 @ 2:35pm 
There is some overreacting in your words, but I agree. It's pretty god damn weird/strange/stupid.
MattdaNoob Sep 23, 2013 @ 2:43pm 
I think it is just because LAN provides a better connection. But yeah, you cannot play offline on any Steam game. I'm surprised this doesn't bother many people, considering the recent X-Box One controversy.
Ya ne doctor Sep 23, 2013 @ 2:45pm 
Originally posted by MattdaFoo:
I think it is just because LAN provides a better connection. But yeah, you cannot play offline on any Steam game. I'm surprised this doesn't bother many people, considering the recent X-Box One controversy.

You can actually play offline in most Steam games. IIRC you can even play dota offline, but only with bots.
MattdaNoob Sep 23, 2013 @ 2:49pm 
Originally posted by Amos Moses:
Originally posted by MattdaFoo:
I think it is just because LAN provides a better connection. But yeah, you cannot play offline on any Steam game. I'm surprised this doesn't bother many people, considering the recent X-Box One controversy.

You can actually play offline in most Steam games. IIRC you can even play dota offline, but only with bots.

Really? I'll have to look this up. Thanks (unless you mean offline mode which can be selected in the friends tab which doesn't count). :)
Ya ne doctor Sep 23, 2013 @ 2:51pm 
Originally posted by MattdaFoo:
Originally posted by Amos Moses:

You can actually play offline in most Steam games. IIRC you can even play dota offline, but only with bots.

Really? I'll have to look this up. Thanks (unless you mean offline mode which can be selected in the friends tab which doesn't count). :)

No, like proper offline (without internet) I used it a lot when my connection got dodgy. It's pretty wonky, but worked fine for me. You just need to launch game one time in online mode, and then you're all set (unless of course it has always-online DRM)

VERY FAST EDIT: Just checked offline-mode with Dota 2. Only practice mode works, so yeah. Bots only.
Last edited by Ya ne doctor; Sep 23, 2013 @ 2:56pm
Spero_Mcgee Sep 23, 2013 @ 2:58pm 
The whole point of Lan is that you can potentially have a much stable and smoother internet connection then what you'd normally would have.
I remember Lan being an easy way back in the day to connect games together, before internet became fairly normal for most people. During the Diablo 1 days i think.
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