2. Do something about DCs, please, please, please. If something is going to destroy the HC community, it's the DCs
The best, non-exploitable solution is auto pause upon lack of communication between client and server.
This cannot be exploited in a bad situation, this won't work 100% of the time, and it's the best solution we can get. Please consider it.
Please Please Please, my friend just quit after losing 2 level 60s in the same day to DC deaths, and it'd be such an easy fix