"Appear Offline" coming soon

Posted by Radoslav "Nydra" Kolev at 21 September 2012 01:57

Hiding from people on your friend list will soon be made available, Diablo III to receive it the soonest.

The "appear offline" mode is scheduled to hit the inhabitants of Sanctuary with a patch soon after 1.0.5 but StarCraft II and World of WarCraft players will have to wait for Heart of the Swarm/Mists of Pandaria to be released first.

In the coming months, we’re planning an update to that will give you more control over your online presence when playing Blizzard games. Soon, World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, and Diablo III players will be able to select “Appear Offline” as one of their social-status options (along with Available, Busy, and Away) for those times when they want to wander Azeroth by their lonesome, dominate the galaxy in radio silence, or slay demons in solitude. When you choose this option as your status, all of your Real ID friends, BattleTag friends, and character-level friends will see you as “Offline” in their friends list whenever you’re logged into a game.
The “Appear Offline” status option will be added to World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, and Diablo III separately in future updates for each game. For Diablo III, we expect to add the feature in a patch after 1.0.5. For World of Warcraft and StarCraft II, we expect to add the option sometime after the release of each game’s upcoming expansion.

Thanks for your continued feedback, and we’ll share more information on the availability of this new feature in the months ahead.



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