Lag death on Butcher nightmare. I find it negligent that there is absolutely no support for this kind of thing. Isnt the core basis of HC to test your skills in character building and effective gearing based on skill set/rune usage? Also, there should be some type of lag/dc/perma freeze protection in gears. IE +10% chance to NOT DIE during a lag spike. Seriously, this is what I have been contemplating, because I find no other way of getting around it. Aside from my very first HC WD that died because of my mistakes, every other char of mine died because of DC. I know I'm not supposed to "cry" about this in the forums, but if you would direct me to where I can buy the game and have the debit machine poop out during the transaction while still allowing me to walk away from the store with my copy of D3 LEGALLY, then I'll cease from complaining, or, you can reinstate my DH char, cause I'm sure you can check the logs and see what I mean about the rate of chars dying due to lag. just a though.
I'm not even angry about my gears going away, thats most of the fun, finding new gears, it's the 16 or so hours of sitting at my damned computer every 38 lvls, just to see it go to the zombie dogs because of an apparent screen shot of death.
After playing HC for a while, I find it more fulfilling than SC, but the whole idea of imminent death due to nothing I can prepare for or try to avoid really puts a stinker on the game as a whole. I've changed my ISP and ever hardwired my internet connection (Totally abandoned wirelessness in my home just for this exact purpose), but alas, the server has my testes in the palm of it's, er, hard drive, and will close it's, er, pins, whenever it chooses.
Yeah, I think thats about it, now back to checking the AH every 2 or 3 days as opposed to actually playing the game.
Edited by J2thaAMES#1155 on 1/25/2013 3:58 PM PST