I admit I probably missed something obvious, but I am level 10 and can't switch to hardcore mode. Can't you switch at level 10? Do you 1st have to defeat the Skeleton King? (I did that too.) Thank for any help.
You decide when creating a character whether you will play in hardcore mode. Careful though- when your character dies in HC it dies forever
Thanks Vanalore. I misunderstood. I thought that I could take my current level 10 character and switch him to HC. Thanks for the help. Thanks MSF too. I know the risks, but that is part of the fun.