*** update - apparently this is fixed and LAN is fully supported by FAF allowing people to all connect from behind a router such as at a home or LAN cafe -- I have not tested this but those on this thread say so ***
Support for LAN play is important!!!
I hosted family and friends for a FAF LAN party. Foolishly I thought we could all play together. No, it was a nightmare of apologies and delays. Everyone bought the game and had FAF. But, FAF does NOT support LAN play without extraodrinary hoops which are hard to follow. I was able to get a subset of people to play, some VPNed to come back into the game remotely. It frustrates me just thinking about it.
That said, I'm okay with having a faforever login requirement. For me, I just want LAN support.