So to the random guy who asked in a random post what would it take for me to play Hardcore, I thought about it for a long time and what it would take for me to play Hardcore is this:
- Lag, obviously this is a huge issue, coming from Aus I always play with 200 ping. Personally I can't recall a situation where I've had a softcore death due to lag, but still, I just don't want to risk it when I potentially have hundreds of hours at risk
- New Characters. Given the slower pace of Hardcore, I cannot face levelling a character from 1-60, I just cannot, it's enough of a pain powerlevelling as fast as possible, slowing this down would literally kill me.
- The attention needed. I'm a fairly casual gamer, I don't get to play that regularly and when I do it's to relax. Most complaints about HC are answered by Hardcore players basically the same. Be prepared and be on your toes.
I've spent about 300 hours on Diablo. Most of that was in a slumber. I feel like to be successful in Hardcore I'd need to be 100% awake and alert all the time and on edge. To me this defeats the purpose of video games, if I felt that good I wouldn't be playing video games to begin with.
I'd love to hear if I am the only one that feels this way, or if the HC crowd can offer some suggestions, I would really love to play Hardcore, to me it's like going back to the first month of playing Diablo when everything was new and exciting.