Back for real this time Well, I would like to thank Zappa and Rush for giving me another chance on these forums, and for re-enabling my old account. While I can't have my old skull avatar - animated avatars break file size limits - it's still good to be back. That being said, I do have a confession to make. I'm not sure whether or not I'll be able to play Hardcore mode. See, I'm working in England now, as part of a 2 year working visa, rather than back home in Australia. All I have to play on is my laptop, and load times on this are not really all that they could be. This is particularly evident in places like the Chaos Sanctuary, Worldstone etc. I've had a bit of a difficulty with some characters dying already - my sorc died due to idiocy on my part in NM Cows, giving Jafrick ample excuse to laugh at me - but I've also lost 2 other chars in normal because of lag/loading related problems. I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion that if I want to have any long term survivability with my characters, and actually keep playing them, I'm going to have to go the softcore route. Bit of an anti-climax then, me coming back then, really. Please don't hate me too much.