For Hardcore Lower Difficulty option must be removed

  • If you are playing by yourself and the fight is not going well you can pause the game and lower the difficulty from say Torment to Normal. I understand that in softcore if a person keeps dieing you don't want them to have to restart a new server to progress. But in Hardcore it makes a mockery of the game if we can lower to normal to get to safety. The next thing we will do is leave the game and remake a new game back at Torment difficulty.

    The difference is in Hardcore we won't be lowering the difficulty to progress we will lower the difficulty to get to safety. Once safe we will start a new server back at the higher difficulty.

    You should not be able to lower the difficulty during a fight to save your character from death.
  • I've been keeping my eye on this thread, but was waiting for confirmation before I jumped in with some info about the Lower Difficulty feature. Our intention is for the button to work in Hardcore and Normal, but for the effect to not happen immediately.

    I just wanted to let you all know what our current goals are the Lower Difficulty feature, since it's very relevant to the Hardcore community.

    *Edited for clarity*
  • The developers decided to re-visit the idea of a Lower Difficulty option in Hardcore, and want to make an important change to it. In the next beta patch our plan is to remove the Lower Difficulty button from Hardcore mode. I'm interested in knowing what you all think about this, and will be sure to keep an eye on this thread for your feedback. Thanks!