About the poll: If you wanted the choice:
"I will play Softcore in the beginning to get to know the game, and then switch to Hardcore, couse I'm really a Hardcore player"
Please chose Hardcore.
I'm not french at all.
But I recently joined these forums. (yea, I'm one of those who have been following this forum for years and never made an account)
Thats my way of saying, thanks for great news and forum discussions the past years.
But enough is enough, now I got some questions.
My first question is simple, I would like to know how many Softcore vs Hardcore players there are here.
Im a dedicated D2LOD Hardcore player and want to know how big the audience is for my following questions. (even if I'm positive the feedback from all you guys will be great)
Both, to start with I will play softcore with my brother and friends and hardcore alone.
My endgame goal for D3 is to have one lvl 60 of each class on both softcore and hardcore, a complete set of all uniques/set items, at least one of each of all lvl 7 runes, and at least one of each of the highest gem grade of each type of gems, on both hardcore and softcore.
Since the first time i went hardcore in D2 I could never enjoy softcore after that, but in D3 I'm pretty sure I'll start of playing it softcore alone, since the friends I'll be playing with only like it hardcore, but I'll just catch up to them later, or hopefully their characters die when it's time for me to join. >
I will play softcore because I want to get a character from each class up to max level in Inferno without losing any equipment. Then I'll farm items to sell that I don't want to make money playing the game I know I'll love. Go Diablo 3!
I think diablo 3 will bring out the hardcore gamer inside of me so yea definatey will eventually play hardcore. Only a couple of other games have made me really grind the content. ( diablo 2, god of wars, castlevania: SotN, warcraft 3)
I'll probably play SC ~70% of the time. Most people I know will play SC, most of my clan will play SC. However I do find HC fun and will play it some. I wouldn't say I'm in the boat of playing SC until I understand the game and then all HC after that. I think I will spend more than half my time playing SC, and then spend the rest on some HC characters.
I'll probably start playing HC after I've completed the game on my 3rd SC character.. maybe sooner if some of my friends are interested in starting HC sooner.
Hopefully some mid-level (lvl 20-30) HC PvP will become popular, I think that would be fun.
For me it will definitely depend on the overall stability of the game and servers. I don't want to build an epic character, be halfway through Inferno and lose it by having the game crash. This was what turned me off the original hard core mode in Diablo II.
However, I think I will dabble with it more this time around for certain.
I never had too many HC deaths that I couldn't blame on my own ISP (which wasn't anything special back then) and I doubt these days my connection would give up many deaths. That said, even my lag deaths didn't break the allure of HC for me. Something about a truly mortal hero makes the game far more immersive and enjoyable to me. I had a lot of invested time in my SC character arsenal prior to picking up on HC mode, but after a few months I never went back.