01/28/2013 07:29 AMPeople tend to overgear content so that they are always safe and most of the time farming is quite relaxing just like softcore
Posted by SVRKNKR
Yeah, I was just saying this to someone else. My one buddy who's lost two hardcore Barbs already...pretty sure he was using the Auction House to gear them.
My newest hardcore Wizard is at level 14, she's mostly got on MF gear...http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/CardinalMDM-1269/hero/30600596
It's hard, but once I start getting great items, things will get easier. But that's the fun of it.
Overgearing in Hardcore may be more accepted, as you want to protect yourself the best, and apparently the HC AH is more user friendly than softcore...however, while overgearing via the AH is slightly more understood in hardcore, because of the consequence, it's still taking an easy way out. Thus, making overgearing in softcore just makes you look like a freaking chickenwuss (FF8 shoutout).
I saw a profile once that had, like, eight or nine high level paragon characters, all hardcore...yet, all of them were ridiculously geared up, it was nuts.
I've had people in this forum actually flame me because I choose to make characters that wear only self-found and self-made gear...but honestly...that's the best way to play. It means you actually look at gear you find and put it to good use, and you don't just see everything that drops as having a gold value.
Doing it in hardcore? Makes you feel like a real scavenger...even going so far as to...don't tell anyone...::whispers:: see what the vendors are selling, ;-)