So I decided to take one last spin with D2 while I'm waiting for the release of D3. Actually really glad I decided to do that. It has been a LONG time since I've played anything hardcore. I didn't play Torchlight HC (just wasn't the same), didn't play New Vegas HC (played a ton SC), and I didn't even play the D3 beta HC. Playing through D2 solo untwinked has gotten me back into my HC mindset. My level 25 Double-swing Barb is just about to take on Council in Act III. Sporting Isenhart's Broadsword & Steel Broadsword, and Angelic ring, a Stealth armor and mostly crap elsewhere. Got a fairly crappy imbued Barb helm. But even as much as I've played this game I'm still having fun with this run-through. Stayed up too late last night because I just HAD to get to the Spider Forest, Great Marsh & Flayer Jungle waypoints (as well as those related quests & points of interest).