I started playing with the first of the three games, and have played a ridiculous amount of all. Particularly the second one. I never played hard core in D2 however. I made my first HC character, a wizard, a few weeks back. She died at level 12. My second HC character was also a wizard. She was almost at paragon 25 and had pretty spiffy gear, 99% of which had been given to me. Hundreds of millions of gold worth. No idea how she died, either. Unstable Anomaly didn’t go off. I went from full health to dead. Incredibly frustrating. I feel really bad about the people who gave me gear, even though all of them seem to have shrugged it off. They told me to just start a new character and try again.
If I do Twitch stream some Diablo 3, in addition to playing Skyrim (which is the top choice so far from http://strawpoll.me/502349 ) I’ll PROBABLY not be playing HC. Too frustrating. 😦 On the upside, I’m supposed to get my hands on my new computer on Monday. And I have my headset back, and the mic is properly working. Thus far.