To me HC is just how it should be.
I really hope the HC community grows and develop soon.
hc needs to be just like SC except dead is dead. There is only one change I would make.... let us have our old gear off the corpse. In SC, the gems & uber items never die. You buy an item, use it for a few levels, sell it back, another person buys it, uses it, sells it.... the best items will just keep coming around. In HC, the constant drain of good gear, gems, etc make it exponentially harder to get good gear, and earning millions to buy a set just to lose it is pretty frustrating. Also, the gems are skewed: no one wants anything but amethysts (and one weapon ruby), making the green & gold gems worthless in HC (in SC full bore dps builds can use these but few would do that in HC).
We can agree to disagree there. Losing your stuff just adds a grind factor to the game in hardcore. Its bad enough that one of my HC characters will not be leaving hell, it will be inferno geared and will farm hell (or lower if I want) for $$ and startup loots for the rerolls after a death....
Yes, the economy is healthier. I see that. But I can live without the grind that is a side effect to a healthy economy.
Another common suggestion is to have blizzard come up with some kind of complex or high-tech disconnect protection system. Things like pausing the game automatically when the servers detect your client not responding, having the server force your character to run towards the nearest exit automatically, etc etc.
These are a bit unrealistic, and would require some pretty crazy time investments and innovations by blizzard. I wouldn't mind something like this, but I think it falls squarely in the realm of "unlikely".
Fate is capricious and unfair. Those who choose to play in Fate's playground must accept the consequences.
Any "3 lives" rule, or move-character to softcore rule, or literally any other rule except final and absolute death would eliminate the pure rush of HC. The HC rush comes ENTIRELY from the brutality and finality of death.
Any technical solution could be gamed, would be expensive to administer, and would cheapen HC as people's deaths (survivals? resurrections?) were called into question.
Best solution? Do not change HC, change the gamer.
Let HC weed out those who do not have the temperament for it.
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