Thinking about hardcore.. I've been gone from Diablo 2 for about a year and a half now and I just now got the urge to start playing again. I've never tried hardcore mode before, and I thought it might be interesting to play. I just have a question before I start. Will I be able to play HC mode solo? At least for normal and nightmare diff? Or are there some monsters that are simply unwise to take on alone .. the little skeleton guys from act 3 come to mind.. Not that I couldn't fight them without dying before, but they did do massive amounts of damage.