As Richard Garriott's Shroud of the Avatar
Kickstarter campaign continues, the team has posted an update on a few topics that in no way have to do with the recent SimCity kerfuffle
The post states
that the team is creating an offline version of the game for those who prefer that style (or find it more convenient). While players won't be able to take their offline character into the online version, there may be the possibility of doing the reverse.
Other words of comfort include the promise that Shroud of the Avatar
"will not use any form of DRM" for its offline mode and that the single-player version won't be littered with microtransactions.
[Thanks to Don for the tip!]