Why TPPK? A few weeks ago, I started playing again after not playing for about six or seven months, mostly due to having other things to do. I've always been a hardcore player, as softcore bores the pants off of me. I'm one of those people who don't play in public games because I'm aware of what might happen and has happened repeatedly to my friends. Last night I made the apparently grave mistake of playing in a baal run game, contrary to my best judgement, in order to get to 90 before I went to bed. Because I was already practically level 90, I had hit 90 by the time the act three minions were dead. Sometime before the spawning of the act four minions and the act three minions, someone had shot off a few fireballs and TPPK'd me (without scathing any of the other seven people in the game). They then resumed to reinvite the guy who TPPK'd me into the party and continued their baal run, without mean or mention of what happened. As far as I know, I didn't do anything wrong, I did what any other necromancer does in a baal run -- keep the summons to a minimum and support the party with curses and damage. So I feel compelled to ask the question: why do it? I don't know how people can justify spending their valuable time and effort to stomp on the hard work of others. People who do that in real life don't stay alive for very long. What kind of mental state does a person have to be in to wake up one day and go "I think I'm going to make people feel bad about themselves today"? What is so fundamentally wrong with society that it is responsible for people who derive entertainment solely from raining on the collective parades of others? And it doesn't even stop there, because every time you make a private game when a more useful public one is available you're admitting that they've won. They've effectively made it impossible for a player who doesn't cheat to play in a public game without only having to be afraid of being PK'd legitimately (and, of course, of the game itself). You may say it's just a game, but to do so is to miss the point of what's being said here. While this may be just a game, the fact is that unless you bot, you are investing real life time into your character. You are exerting real human effort, which is not a game Are the people who TPPK in Diablo 2 the same people who kick down little kids' sandcastles? Are these the bullies that have collectively made the lives of children and adults alike worse? Are these people loving mothers and fathers who relieve stress by stomping on the efforts of otherwise decent people? Who are these people?