Seriously though ... HC is a lot of fun and you should just try it.
As a general rule, I equip and skill up for survivability over dps. You need enough dps to kill the mobs, but more importantly, you have to be able to survive.
Take it slow, don't go rushing into the unknown unless you are sure that you won't get overwhelmed.
Other than that, it's the same game, only better!
Once you go Hardcore, you'll find softcore a bore.
Pay attention to stats that will keep you alive - Defense, Resistance, Life.
As mentioned, slow is the rule. Fast, furious, and brainless is for softcore. You play through the game and don't take shortcuts. The HC community has never been one to abide rushers or cheaters.
Learn the game. No really. Actually read about the mechanics. Softcores generally know nothing about the game except loot. Hardcores can tell you to a decimal point the various mechanics of everything in the game and how it will effect your character's ability to survive and do damage.
Once you do the above, know what items will work best for your class. Hardcore items are in very limited and depleting supply, so rares and crafted items will often be your best friend. Know how they can spawn and what to look for, never trash something you may have a use for later.
Have fun. Don't worry about death, it will happen eventually. Only softcores carry about their precious pixels. Hardcores play for challenge and pride.
Play nice with others. Don't piss anyone off when they can have recourse.
05/15/2012 03:25 PMPosted by MacabreagonySo I'd like to play D3 on HC, but I never have. And I'm looking for any hints,tips, general advice on playing D3 on HC or if I even should? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks to all contributors, if there are any.
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