How long until you became a real hardcore player? I just started playing hardcore a little over a week ago after playing d2 on and off since it was released. My first necro (fishymancer) made it to level 53 before he died to two cold enchanted boss novas. My second necro (also fishymancer) died to a pk in a trav run. One hit charge. My third and most recent necro died because I didnt take the time to read the label on an urn and it turned out to be evil. Kind of frustrating but at the same time I don't care much. What I'm wondering is just how long did you have to play hardcore before you felt confident that you knew what you were doing? I feel confident but obviously I am not adequately prepared since I'm dying. Its just the little things - like remembering to check every urn in act 5 to see if its evil. I dunno, just opening this one to discussion since I really don't feel like a real hardcore player at this point.