Uuum... what?...Source here
ok, we would wait for that new feature and see what it is.
well as 2.0.4 is out, this feature is indeed LAN BUT under teh Battle.net umbrella!
in other words to see your friends in the LAN you have to authendicate throught battle.net, and then play in lan, during that time random checks to b.net will take place!
if there is going to be a disconnect during gameplay logically lan players will continue play among each other!
SF project shoulg grasp this new version, and exploit the b.net authentication, so that will allow you LAn but offline.
SF for me its very important and promising project but for months now, there are no real big progress and people are stuck in the 1.4 game version!
the 2.0.4 will be less laggy in my opinion. still i dont know how the new packages are in the 2.0.4........SF team has some serious challenges to face very soon!