Since the d2 days I never liked HC, just the thought of loosing all my hard earned items and runes was revolting. But some weeks ago, I read a light novel where players are trapped in a virtual reality mmorpg and if they die in the game - they die in the real world. The only way to save yourself (and every other players) is to beat the final boss. So I wondered " Am I able to beat a game without ever dying if my life depended on it ?". And here I am playing d3 hc. Firstly I tried up a little bit, just to see how it is and lost 2 characters. And now I am playing "for real" death in the game would mean that I died too. Here are my rules for clearing the game:
- character - Barbarian cause its the only char that can actually fight with swords.
- sword type weapons only ! (because I love swords)
- no mp ! Solo clearings only ! The hero of the books plays solo, teaming with others only to kill bosses (which seem way harder than the ones in d2), besides my style is kinda similar. So I will be clearing the game alone.
- no AH till act4 hell.
The thing Im not sure about is whether or not to use the Gold AH from hell act 4 onwards. From one side, playing without the AH would be much more challenging and rewarding, but on the other side, if my life depended on clearing the game, I would always strive to have the very best gear I can afford - same as the characters in the books. What would you do ?