To Xanth, of Diablo Podcast fame I've played D1, D2C, D2X and D3. I have a few characters at early Paragon level in D3 now, but I've never played hardcore in Diablo before. After listening to your discussions about hardcore on the D3 podcast (particularly the "Year in Review" episodes), I decided to start a hardcore character in D3. I'm really enjoying it -- it's strange to start in a "new world" -- no gold, stash, merchants, etc. from softcore. Also, a separate AH, multi-player and MP experience. Nice Can I commiserate with you if (when?) my first hardcore character dies?