Originally Posted by six_storm
Sounds like nobody here has been updated. LAN is going to be included, it's just that you have to go through Battle.net 2.0 to do so. So even if you don't have an Internet connection, you can "log" into Battle.net via Offline type mode and go on your way.
I havent really been following the news, if this is true then its pretty much the best solution, and essentially what steam provides(though I think if you start steam in offline mode you can still lan, havent tried it though)
So even more props to Blizzard for knowing standard DRM is going to be hacked anyway, and providing a better solution that benefits customers