This is just the sort of thing I've been wondering about. I haven't been able to participate in many fort battles, but when I have it has always been online. I could start making some more if I went to some offline, but frankly the whole idea of participating as an offliner seems to mean that I will pretty much have to devote my entire day's efforts to the fort battle, and little to nothing else. I'm sure there are at least a few others as confused about offline participation as I am, and perhaps more of them would participate if they had a little more guidance about how to do it. When I participate as an onliner, I usually just try to show up thirty to sixty minutes before the battle starts to sign up and get ranked, then come back to the computer for the actual battle, and then as long as I survive the battle with some health left, go back to use whatever energy I had left for what I was doing before the battle. Let's assume I want to participate in a fort battle that is going to take place right in the middle of my actual work day -- what should I do so that can not only participate while offline, but also still make good use of the rest of the day (when I am home) to still do some jobs, etc. as opposed to just standing around as a target for predatory duelers four hours before the battle and four hours after?