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Appear Offline Coming Soon to Battle.net
Posted September 20th, 2012 at 9:50pm by KeltharBlizzard will soon be implementing the ability to "appear offline" while playing Diablo III, Starcraft II and World of Warcraft. Players who wish to not be disturbed can set this option as part of their Battle.net social status and any Real ID, BattleTag or character-level friends will see them as offline while in-game.
This feature is expected to be added to Diablo III in a future patch after 1.0.5.
Blizzard Quote (Source)In the coming months, we're planning an update to Battle.net 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 Battle.net 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.