Title says it all. I know that offline mode is occasionally used so that pirated clients may join, but moderators seem to take it quite far. Also, assumptions. I literally just saw an old thread that was closed with comments along the lines of "no support for offline servers, buy the game" with literally no evidence that the guy had not already done so. I personally run my testing server in offline mode purely so I can test my plugins if my Internet is down, and I can also reconnect much faster after a reload. I imagine that this thread will immediately be closed with the comment "the rules are not up for debate" or similar. I am not looking to debate this rule. I am simply curious as to why it is so strict, so please do try to answer properly.