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Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Harlico, Apr 25, 2012. | Replies: 14 | Views: 1874

  1. Harlico

    Harlico IncGamers Member

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    Hardcore mode

    So I understand what Hardcore mode is (die and you can't use that character anymore) but I have a question. Is there a reason (other than making a hole in your screen when you die) that I would want to play hardcore? Do I get special items that I can only get in hardcore or something else that is equally epic that will make me want to run the risk of loosing hours/days/weeks worth of work?

    Appreciate all responses and opinions.
     
  2. Magikarp

    Magikarp IncGamers Member

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    Re: Hardcore mode

    nothing different besides rewards for banner
     
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    Re: Hardcore mode

    Hardcore has always had it's loyal crowd. Usually you build your character differently, lots and lots of hitpoints. The community often plays better together, the penalty of dying makes players work together and not run of to reach the boss faster for example. So you get more organized progression, and those fights where you almost die... Well those are the fights people really like. Not many games make your heart pound and palms sweaty.

    Getting rich on Hardcore with a stash of good items, is also a gratifying feeling.
     
  4. Harlico

    Harlico IncGamers Member

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    Re: Hardcore mode

    I can understand that and I will give it a go, I just really thought that there may have been something that you got in that mode that was unique that would really make me want to give it a go.


     
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    Re: Hardcore mode

    There is lot less (about none) noobs in hardcore realms after [diff-breaking-point] level
    Its really good way to play if u no so every player is good one for sure
     
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    Siege Valgore IncGamers Member

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    Re: Hardcore mode

    Its bragging rights for the most part. It does feel pretty good when you hit certain milestone levels and think to yourself "I got this far without dying", Also, as Magikarp mentioned, I believe you get a bad *** pile of skulls or something at the base of your banner.

    Also...

    Absolutely this. A lot more mature people seem to play Hardcore. Just from my experience. I played USWEST HC pretty much strictly, and that always seemed to be the case.


     
  7. Harlico

    Harlico IncGamers Member

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    Re: Hardcore mode

    You had me at bad *** pile of skulls!
     
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    Re: Hardcore mode

    You forgot what for me is the best one: no RMAH, i.e. no pay-to-win... and a much smaller economy, presumably, so even in the gold AH there'll be a lot fewer rare items for sale. Self-sufficiency ftw :p

    Unless of course they add a hardcore RMAH, which there was talk of :(
     
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    Goury IncGamers Member

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    Re: Hardcore mode

    RMAH is not a problem. Ppl is.
    And there is no way to get rid of them.
     
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    Re: Hardcore mode

    The risk playing HC rather than care bear makes things far more interesting. :)
     
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    Re: Hardcore mode

    Srikandi: Like it or not, 2nd-party sites will likely offer services to buy items for cash, just like they did in D2.
     
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    Re: Hardcore mode

    Yeah - the only problem is that after a certain amount of time in HC anything else feels like you're cheating...



     
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    Re: Hardcore mode

    I remember way back when they mentioned a possible glow around your character? It hasn't been mentioned since, so who knows if that's still coming.

    And I agree with you lajoZ. After HC, there is no going back. It's nice that the HC economy should pretty much run itself also, as items are found and disappear every day.
     
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    Re: Hardcore mode

    The thrill man... The thrill. Its unchallenged in game-land.
     
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    Re: Hardcore mode

    True, but again, the supply of high-level items should still be much smaller, since it will take high-level hardcore characters to farm them.


     

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