After unlocking hardcore I could not stand playing softcore. I have been playing hardcore exclusively but I keep running into trouble. I have died because of lag, distractions, and just plain noob-ishness. I just lost another character and I just want to ask those who have made it quite far in Hardcore something.
After some 150 hours of overall play I have yet to finish Act 3. The difficulty of the game is only gonna get harder. Do you guys reckon I'll just manage finish the game on normal then get wiped on nightmare? I don't know how steep a curve that difficulty change is.
I just feel as though spending another 50 hours just to die immediately on the next difficulty would be a nail in my hardcore coffin.
So, is the game so hard that someone struggling in late game normal would be unable to continue?
On the one hand I'd hate to die so far again, or further. But, I really don't feel the rush of play on softcore.
P.S. my last death was because I walked into a room (clouded by the fog of war) and a herd of acidic suicide bomber demons blew up on me simultaneously, costing me over 3.5K hp in a flash. 0 time to react or use a potion... what a cheesy way to die.