Yesterday, Monolith Productions revealed the Market system for microtransactions in Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
Understandably, the community had a lot of questions and Community Manager MonolithJared answered plenty of them on the official forums.
Perhaps the most controversial one is that Middle-earth: Shadow of War requires an Internet connection for the time being, which is probably not going to sit well with some fans. Considering that the game doesn’t feature any true multiplayer features per se, this was likely done to prevent hackers from boosting their own premium currency in the game without actually paying anything.
Jesus Christ. They're doing everything they possibly can to sabotage this game.
Updated quote: "At the moment"
Okay going to clarify here - pretty sure he's responding to if you can buy them offline. In particular he was answering this question on that one I believe: I have been wondering for the market can you access and buy chests without connection to the Internet if you know
You can see later in the thread he discusses how they merge some answering this question here with a positive response saying it would carry over your mirian.
What you can do is open any chests or make use of the market when disconnected or buy them with even in game currency.
The WB Forums are something of a mess to get through I know with the organization but it doesn't have that and what wccftech is claiming as confirmation is nothing of the sort. They have a tendancy to report badly on stuff.