Just want to say hello and introduce myself to the hardcore community. Been playing softcore a lot (paragon 93). So I've decided to give hardcore a shot, mostly due the getting the achivement points.
I died once to some gfx screen freeze. Had to ctrl+alt+delete. When I came back online, my char was dead :O Thats a bit harsh to deal with. Its ok, If a champ pack kills you, but gfx lag is just heart breaking.
I thought it would be easy, but man I was wrong. Lost my lvl 54 DH, lvl 52 WIZ, lvl 30 Monk, and now at lvl 36 with another WIZ. This is a completely new diablo3 experience to play hardcore. So much excitement in playing it now and a active AH on every char level. I really enjoy the feeling, that a new item can be the diffrence between death or staying alive. On softcore, who cares really.
My main problem is, that many of my friends play softcore. So I would love to have people come play with me. Moonie#2222 EU SERVER.
I've had a similar experience. Left my high lvl paragon WD in SC and haven't looked back.
The key to leveling in hardcore is to hit the AH whenever you start to hit some trouble. Alot of cheap upgrades can be made in the 5-15k range. I find that having a decent weapon makes the biggest difference while lvling.