lol, softcore is horrible... I haven't played d2 in a long time but I got a new computer about a month and a half ago, so I decided to throw d2 on there, just to have it on there, i really had no intention of playing. SO one day I decided to hop on good ol' b-net and make a char to mess around with. Anyways, when I played before I was always HC and I had forgot that you need to go through SC first before you can use HC. So I made a character, got bored of SC before cold plains and stopped playing and told myself i'd come back on before the 10 days is up, didn't and got char expired. Did it again, same thing happens, and again. They should just enable HC right from the get-go because now I don't want to play because SC sucks, there's no excitement whatsoever!