Well, to be fair, their servers are head and shoulders above diablo in reliability. Plus, you've acutally got someone in the game to go to if you're having problems (most of the time). They do let you have the first month free, which was cool. As for not signing up for a server account, it's that or nothing. There's no single player or lan play. This is a true MMORPG, so the only way you play is their servers. Their rules can be somewhat draconian at times too. No swearing. If you do, people can report you to the GMs. Now, usually they don't do much of anything. If it's particularly egregious (you're making a total ass out of yourself or saying racist stuff) they'll warn you. Cheating is really the only thing that will get you suspended or banned. I really haven't had any problems with anyone (well, a couple of people were being asses, so I called them on it then /ignored them).