He was farming Act 2 goblin in the afternoon
Progression when my Barb is only level 10 sounds a bit ludicrous, but that's my first and only HC character. So far it has been a rush!
I got hit by that triple attack of the Skeleton King, took the full brunt of it, and I had been derping around concentrating on getting the adds down so I went down to like 25% life, that was a nice Oooooshiiiiii moment. Ground was strewn with health globes though, so it was no problem, but that moment of realising that you could loose it all by that stupid mistake and then surviving was awesome.
I've decided to take things a bit more seriously then just taking some vit items extra and not rushing in to packs. I'd like to get to Belial and my ultimate goal is to get past him. That for me would be the best feeling I could wish for I think, cause I'd go into that fight fully expecting not to make it. So I'll be taking a more thoughtfull approach from now on and really try to get as far as I can.
I'm not sure what I'll do if I die though, start again on a new char or just leave it be. I'm not normally one to play games in this way, so.
Level 60 barb but don't have the patience or 12491247124 fans supporting me to want to spend 150 hours grinding goblins in inferno act 1 just to MAYBE survive.
Hardcore is definitely a rush while softcore will put you to sleep after you've played HC for a long time. At the same time, there's a point where you realize what you can and cannot survive, and what it takes to survive what you can't survive. For inferno, knowing it could take me hundreds of hours of beating my head against a goblin wall - only to barely diminish the probability of being instakilled by an elite pack...kind of discouraging.
Ain't going barb a bad choice for hardcore, as barb struggles with survivability on higher difficulties?
I'm playing a Monk myself, but haven't played much yet, only lvl 13
Unfortunately, the other classes struggle more. As awesome as it is to be able to do damage from ranged, if you get a bad vortex/teleporter pack you're going to get hit, and it's going to kill you.
That's my logic, anyway, and most other highly progressed solo HC players are monk/barb that I know of.
They wanted the game to be challenging for softcore players. The only way to make a game challenging when you cannot possibly lose is to make it literally impossible to survive. The game wasn't really designed with hardcore in mind, let's remember that they went back and forth and whether or not to include it at all. In the end, they said "sure, have your hardcore, but it's gonna be hard LOL"
Honestly, I don't expect anyone to ever beat hardcore Inferno without some major exploits. If someone does do it legit though, mad respect from me. That will not only take immense dedication, but skill as well.
The only way I could possibly see doing it is by having an army of max level characters on a separate account, (possibly fans lol?) that are willing to sacrifice themselves on every single champion pack to check their abilities to see if it's safe to kill them. If not, let the mook character die so that the main can teleport out, reload, and try again.
I also think it would be a good idea to have a softcore character with perfectly identical stats that you practice on over and over and over again, until you can do the next area 50 times in a row without dying, then do it on the hardcore character. It will take extreme bullshit like that to actually finish it.
Personally, I plan to do hardcore eventually when I finish Inferno on all my softcore characters. I plan to stop after hell though. That's my goal. Get level 60, beat hell, call it a day.
Last edited by Laurcus; 2012-06-02 at 10:44 PM.
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It sucks, but he just died at 48 to Azmodan. I think I'll do a hardcore monk now
Update on my barb. Finished up Nightmare today and on to Hell. Currently level 50.
I am just going through HC casually. Only on act 2 normal. Still focusing on my main DH trying to finish off act 4 inferno. Tbh I just cannot see me playing a lot on inferno in it unless I have just amazing gear. The globally factor for DH is silly high.
i have 1 lvl 11 hardcore monk atm allmost died to elite trees. bit scared to continue.
though it was not hardcore my first char the one i made 1 hour after release got he's first death on act 2 hell. i was a barbarian running together with a monk friend.... he died often but i allways specced into tank and only died to molten aftershock while i was frozen. was 54 at that time.
once i get my monk to 60 i think im going to play hardcore with either a bard or wiz. my question is, if and when you die does your gear/inventory go to your stash, or is it lost for ever?