Well I know the map data is all local, as I lagged out a bit the other day and was able to explore the whole area without a connection. One thing to check is make sure you have port forwarding or no restrictions on 1119 UDP/TCP (not sure which, so just do both) as that is the game clients port.
Message me your bnet name/email if you want, I am still playing... as many people bitch about the game, I feel it is a nice time waster that requires no additional cash after the purchase. Will most likely be playing it for years to come... oh and the fact that I bought my wife and son a copy too lol.
> Diablo 3 is basically Diablo 2 with better graphics: you kill mofos, sell stuff,
> buy better weapons and talk to Cain. I'm so happy about that.
> What pisses me off and puzzles me is that it lags in single player, if while I
> play I download torrents without limiting bandwidth.
> I knew you needed a constant connection with the server to play, but I thought
> that was for authentication... seeing it lagging makes it feel like the game is
> going on server-side, which would be a bit weird. I mean, do people at Blizzard
> really have so much money that they can afford to host a game session for every
> fucking user?
> In that case, pirating it could be a little bit harder than usual.
> BTW, my new PC rocks my socks, the i7 2700K jumps at 4.4 GHz with no sweat, and
> the SSD drive makes life worth living :)