Originally Posted by testaaja
I lost my favorite character, 92lvl sorc in cow level. That was a bit devastating for a moment, as it takes so much time from 80-90.
Other than that many were lost in duels and due to bad gear with bots.
You get used to it, you don't really care anymore when you can gear the next guy within minutes, and 80lvl is done in a day or so.
And this is why I think playing hardcore in D2 was GROSSLY overrated and ridiculous.
Potion spam made death extremely rare.
Chicken scripts made death due to potion spam failure even MORE rare.
When you did manage to die somehow, you could just hitch a ride in Baal runs to get level 80 in a couple hours and you're back where you started.
The people ITT who played single player only in Hardcore mode are the exception to the rule.
I hope they tweak D3 so that level 60 hardcore characters are a somewhat meaningful achievement.