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Is my HC character dead or not?

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Patch Bug Reports & Suggestions' started by SalivaMonster, May 18, 2005.

  1. SalivaMonster

    SalivaMonster IncGamers Member

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    Is my HC character dead or not?

    I bring my lvl 68 classis fanatic zealot with a teleporting staff to the Throne Room, lots of caster there, so I quit immediately. It takes 3 second for the chatroom screen to appear.

    I'm still wearing my silvery Sigon Armor and carrying a staff. Well, I survive the lag, I think. Yet the join and creat buttons are shaded, I can't join or creat any game. WTF?

    I press esc and see my other character. That is when the most weird thing happen,

    Conqueror
    Unabomber_True
    Level 68 Paladin
    Expansion Character
    Ladder Character

    And on the left of this discription, there is nothing. Yes, nothing.
    If I survive, my silvery boy should be there.
    If I die, my ghost should be there.
    But there is nothing...

    So am I dead? :scratch:
     
  2. Orphan

    Orphan IncGamers Member

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    Unfortunately, yes, your character is dead. The same thing has happened to me before. It seems to happen if you quit right as your character dies.
     
  3. lCE

    lCE IncGamers Member

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    Invisible char= same as dead. Deal with it and move on. We all have been there before.
     
  4. snowieken

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    I don't know if you noticed, but he is just merely asking a question.
     
  5. SalivaMonster

    SalivaMonster IncGamers Member

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    Move on, to where?

    Thanks for everyone who help to clear the painful confusion.

    At least I'm glad that I rebuild this character in about 25 hours to lvl68 and Hell Act 1 without being rushed, which I consider quit successful. The strategy works, I just need to quit the game a fraction of second quicker.

    After my love and hate with HC, I want to take a break in HC and switch to SC again. There are rooms for improvement for my lvl37 poison nova necro, and I've yet to determin a use for my self found VEX. Suggestions welcome.

    As long as I'm not talking to myself in the forum, I will keep on playing.
     
  6. linkato1

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    Don't do it. SC teaches you bad habits that can kill your HC characters.

    As a long time Nethack player I can vouch that by dying permanently you learn how to avoid death.

    Topi
     
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    I agree no need to be rude, but ya i have been invisible too, sucks a lot.
     
  8. Pherdnut

    Pherdnut IncGamers Member

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    I would put that Vex towards getting a nice Death's Web if you want it to benefit your poison necro. Not sure what the trade value is on HC though.

    Other possibilities are HoTo (next highest rune Ko) and Exile (You'll need an Ohm as well). If you have friends that trust you they may trade extra for a found Vex.

    If you're adding skellies to that poison build and you get the right gear, you'll have a Hell Cow killer on your hands which would be a very nice thing to have in HC I would imagine. I only die in SC Hell Cows with a skellie/poison build when I get reckless and I can complete a run in just a few minutes.
     
  9. Omikron8

    Omikron8 IncGamers Member

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    If you die (probably happened as you were quitting) in an extreme state of lag your character will appear invisible in the chat screen. This unfortunately means he is DEAD. I have had this happen multiple times in 1.09 and 1.10 so i'm pretty sure.
     
  10. Naitti

    Naitti IncGamers Member

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    Dead is dead. Sad but true.. :(

    That's why i quit playing hc and do only sc anymore. Yeyeye, call me a coward, but I'm having blasts of fun at the softcore-mode too. :clap:

    Cheers, Naitti :)
     
  11. SirDooFuss

    SirDooFuss IncGamers Member

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    I don't agree. I have a hardcore style of play whether I'm in HC or SC. Make your mistakes in SC, take what you've learned to HC.

    Also, pre-1.10 there used to be a 2-3 second lag built into exiting HC, just to penalize anyone trying to esc out of a bad situation. Not sure if it's still there. These days I tend to exit HC games often when I notice the first hint of lag. This is very annoying, but the alternative is to die without even knowing you are hit.

    GG on the Vex!!!:clap:
     

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