Warning, this IS going to bea wall of text, and I will try my best to structure it as retina-friendly as possible Now, let me start by saying that back in D2, which I have played pretty much for 12 years straight (with perhaps a few months' break here and there), I played HC at least half of the time, especially as a part of the great SPF forum here on incgamers, and there we had plently of HC tournaments which were an absolute blast! Now, eventhough I played tons of HC, I was never that great of a HC player, but I did eventually make one untwinked HC Guardian, a pure LF zon. That's right, she might have been a cookie-cutter, but she had no CA or nothing, only lightning attacks, and this was after the 1.10 and the immunities came into play, so the satisfaction of finally making it was extremely gratifying :thumbup: Enter Diablo 3... started with a week long marathon on launch day (or better said a day after launch day, as we all know...) and never made it past act 1 inferno. Tried with a few more chars, got stuck there again and again, and quit the game in mid-late june I believe. Fast forward to October 2012, where I came back to the game (I think it was 1.05 back then) and finally cleared SC with a demon hunter. Then I did the same with a wizard, and then suddenly realized something was missing. It was an adrenaline rush that I have not felt since playing D2 back in the day. So I went ahead and got back into HC, and man, how fun that was! The focus lately on the HC aspect and community thanks to Xanth's wonderfully written columns and appearances on the podcasts, as well as Flux's late attempts at HC really made me realize again that finally, I am playing D3 in a way that I am meant to play it, and not simply as a nonstop grind for no good reward. Well, then the first HC wizard died to a DC at around level 45 or so. Allright, this is normal and happens. Start another one, dies again at around 39 to a DC. Not so much fun anymore :crazyeyes: I have since, and up to today, lost another 3-4 wizards, 1 DH, 1 Monk and 2 Barbs to DC, as well as a couple others thanks to my mistakes, and I have to admit, I am in a huge dilemma here. Problem used to be that I was playing on a wireless connection, so I thought that my dragging that 30m long ethernet cable through 2 floors of the house and getting an old scool cable connection will prevent these DC's. That is still a probability, but the very first wizard I start after putting in the cable, dies to normal Butch, since my girlfriend was cooking food upstairs on one too many electrical sockets, and the entire electricity system in the house rebooted. I again find a level 16 ghost smiling at me upon logging in... frustration is at an all time high. Basically, I am really sad at the fact that since Blizzard didn't give us an offline mode, it seems I simply cannot play HC, and I truly feel I should be. I have since got back to SC, put in a few euros into the RMAH and geared up a 122K multishot DH and a 200K Archon wiz, at Plvl's 17 and 14 respectively now. Fun? Yeah, but after a while, the point in playing D3 is starting to dissapear. I am hunting for legendaries which do drop quite often, but are absolutely dismal thanks to bad rolls. I am slowly gaining Plvl's but see myself losing my mind before I reach Plvl 100 on both, and I really am starting to lose interest in that goal as well. I've even had wonderful people from this HC community right here, such as jrsilva giving me guidance, items and a nice 1m HC gold to get me started, as well as people as Zappafan, Kornkills and Xanth really inspiring me to want to play HC. I really feel I want to be part of this, but feel I am being left out at the door... Fact of the matter is, I have a 30Mb connection, extremely fast for any other purpose other than D3 HC. I live with my girlfriend and her 16 year old son who plays FIFA online every single day, and these are facts I cannot change. Is there really any point in trying HC anymore? I have again started a new HC barb, inspired by Zappa's Plvl 94 legend (huge congrats, btw! :crazyeyes and am giving this a couple more shots. Help me with some supportive morale boosting comments? Vega.