my Sc characters will be there solely to open HC, play with friends that have no guts (JK!!!), and to go to when My HC toons die and im moping. I didn't start HC in D2 until i had plyed SC many times, so the idea of learning the game from a HC standpoint is totally Jazzing me. It's like HC but more dangerous because I don't know whats coming (or even what kind of stuff is coming!)
My plan was to play through normal, see what the stats/spells/playstyle of my sc toon is good for, and then start HC. Although I'm in Act III I already started my HC characters, but I have to admit, I was shocked when I saw how easily you can die. My SC toon died several times, mostly in 2-3 seconds, and thats not because he has low gear. I think my actual HC tactic is build around overleveling the contest. Those of you who start HC as soon as they are able to. /bow and /mourn
More serious now, for me, there is only one hardcore and thats going through the game without any knowledge about whats coming. So, get lvl 10, logout and create a hardcore barbarian.
If you enjoy the game that way, then more power to you. For me HC in D2 was about testing your game knowledge and preparation. Dying in a bossfight because you don't know how it works wouldn't sit right with me.
Anyway, I beat the game last night on SC so I'm gonna start my first HC char now
I've started a softcore Demon Hunter, and I'll probably get him to Inferno first before starting HC.
But once I start HC I'll probably mostly play HC. I'll play SC only when in the mood to play with friends.