Originally Posted by ChibiNya
I heard Blizzard was going to do this for SCII... And then uh.. You know ._.
Don't make the mistake of creating such high expectation for Blizzard games like I did.
Valve, on the other hand, is not afraid of implementing LAN. They have done several interviews about this and said that they are not afraid of their games getting pirated. They know they offer a better service than any pirate could ever offer, so they know they won't lose their player-base.
Currently, as far as I know, Team Fortress 2 is getting Valve a lot of money, and it's basically their "cash-cow" as of now. Yet, TF2 offers and support LAN and off-line play.
When Dota 2 goes live, I don't think it will be too different. Let's just wait and see.