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Would anyone play Medium-Core?

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by MrDooms, May 4, 2012. | Replies: 35 | Views: 2453

  1. MrDooms

    MrDooms IncGamers Member

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    Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    I dont like to play hardcore diablo. I just dont like putting all the time and energy into a character that i can lose permanently.

    It would be kind of cool, IMO, if blizzard made a medium-core mode.

    in this mode, when you die, you lose half of your experience and levels. It would reset/unlock any skills/points you had invested that go over whatever level you return to after death. this method would allow you to re-e.xamine your build and tweak it as you re-progress.

    I would actually consider giving this a try if it was implemented. And another added benefit is, your losses get worse the more you progress. so it has an increasing disadvantage to death.
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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    the only way to properly do "medium core" would be to copy POE. in that game when you die in hardcore your character becomes softcore. everything stays the same you just are no longer in the hardcore race. if they did it that way i am 100% postive that many many many diablo players would make use of the mode.

    of course the biggest issue is the RMAH. POE has nothing like that so the mode is fine there but in D3 you could find the best item in the game playing hardcore then just kill yourself to make the item available softcore just to sell it
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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    I kinda dislike PoE's approach I gotta say :p.

    Even though I personally won't play hardcore or the suggested mediumcore, I think that D3's hardcore should be just that - really hardcore.

    I'll actually play a little hardcore anyway just to get a couple of that mode's achievements to decorate by banner with :p.
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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    i just wanna note that i am not saying i think the semi hardcore of POE is good, it takes away from the mode big time. in POE i would just make every single character hardcore
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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    Nobody would do that because it wouldn't have a point.
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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    Costing me half my progress... no thanks.

    BUT I would have been much more interested in the hardcore -> death -> softcore system. Not meant to be, I guess.
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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    Maybe they could steal from Super Mario and give you 3 lives and also you can get 1-ups.
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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    A hardcore->softcore type of mode makes absolutely no sense to me.
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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    And throwing away many hours of work from lag or a disconnect makes no sense to me. Not everyone plays the same way.


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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    Interesting idea, but it would make hardcore boring, it would be pretty much softcore because you just can't lose you character.


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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    No, it makes no sense because it's really just softcore.

    EDIT: Just put a death counter on softcore characters. Boobam!


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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    Well, losing half your progress, isn't really enough of a penalty. Because you would still be in the same world as those that haven't died yet.

    I would prefer the hardcore->softcore method because then you could be "marked" and even in softcore, you'd be ridiculed because your hardcore character died. And those still in the hardcore world wouldn't be playing with anyone that had died and been placed in the softcore world.

    There's really no difference, other than to show people "hey, atleast I tried".
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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    If you really can't tell a difference between not wanting to lose a character and not wanting to lose a character due to factors outside my control, I don't know what else to say.


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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    I do like the new idea of your char going from HC->SC after death. The character could lose gear to prevent people from importing HC loot to the SC realm. Although getting to keep the character kind of defeats the purpose of HC. Which is why I i mentioned having 3 complete separate tiers which can't interact.

    HC- lose char = Perm death.
    MC - lose char = lose half. Could be an interesting mode for PVP tournies.
    SC - well, we all know this one.
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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    You have to break a few eggs to make the omelet of an exciting game mode.


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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    What does "factors outside my control" have to do with any of this? How does a death counter not give you what you want? When the death counter is zero, you have a "character that has never died", when it is >0, you become a "character who has died."


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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    What difference does it make if glorious, amazing HC loot gets pawed by SC filth? It's all the same loot right?

    Edit: "Factors outside my control" means "if I get disconnected in the middle of a champion pack and die, I'll be angry that the death and loss of my character were outside of my control." How does moving a character from HC to SC differ from what you said in any way?
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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    Now you are just making no sense.
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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    Okay then.

    Assuming we're still talking about the HC death -> convert to SC character:

    Wiping gear: Why? What purpose does that serve? HC doesn't have access to any different gear than SC as far as I know, and you can't give the HC gear to another HC toon (hehe, toons), so what's the point of this other than more arbitrary punishment? Assuming that this is an optional mode and regular "wipe everything" HC is still available, that is.

    Dying to lag/disconnect: I can't say this any more plainly than I have. My connection does lag and time-out sometimes. I have refrained from HC mostly for this reason. The options I've discussed feel like a good compromise to me.
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    Re: Would anyone play Medium-Core?

    a hardcord to softcore on death system would constantly remove items from the "hardcore" group of players. like i said i am not really for it myself but i am positive many people would use it. actually its my opinion that everyone would use it. start as hc and if you die you either continue in the softcore world and remake another HC

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