I don't even really know why Hardcore is so tempting, it just is, and I accept that and bow to the will of unknown forces.
I don't even remember how it got to this point, but Hardcore is the only way I'll play Diablo2 anymore. I guess the thrill of the danger is where it's at for me, but I don't know any other game where I am down for such ridiculousness.
All that careful adventuring gone in the blink of an eye, I've never seen my health bar go down so fast.
Well, I'm off to weep.. level 60 paladin down the drain. Fuck you Lord De Seis, fuck you. Lord knows I'll be back on the horse eventually...