The Darwin Awards. Post your dumbest/funniest Diablo 3 death stories. In game tonight and another member of the IncHCW clan was talking about losing his Witch Doctor yesterday.... when he feel asleep in a Greater Rift and woke up dead. The player, I mean. If characters start falling asleep, we're in real trouble. He suggested that I run a post on Darwin Awards, where people could share their dumbest or weirdest or most ridic deaths. It doesn't have to be just Hardcore, but since we're the ones who actually care if we die, I thought it would go best in the HC forum. So, if you've got a story, add it here. I'll collect the best and quote them in a main page news post at some point, pointing more eyes to this compilation of woe. I had some dumb deaths long ago, but one that still vexes me was my highest level D3v character ever, a Monk who was P82. I'd been working on the computer all day, doing intensive stuff like encoding video, and I decided to hop on for a quick game when I finished. Tragically, my system resources were spent, and while the game loaded okay and ran only a little slowly in town, once I went through the waypoint to the Festering Woods my frame rate went to about .1 FPS, and I saw only a few frames of action over the next 10 or 15 seconds, during which I compounded the issue by trying to play, or move, or run, or punch, and got far enough from the waypoint that I drew more enemies. (The slide show eventually caught up after half a minute, at least enough that I could see a Deeds notice. In retrospect, if I'd just exited the game immediately when the performance dove, I might have survived, with just one or two ghouls punching on my unresponsive form It was a useful lesson though, and ever since I've made sure not to play when the computer has been on and handling heavy labor for long hours, and to always linger in town for at least 10s after I create a game, to make sure the frame rate isn't going to take a dive once I cast a spell.