Well, I finally tried it. first just to see what it was like, but second...I got to the point where item aquisition was becoming more important than actually playing the game. Maybe I'm the only one with this problem but I was spending more time in the trading channel that in the game. Well hardcore solved that. Not much hardcore trading going on. And I found that is was really cool too. Your blood really gets pumpin when you get in a tough spot. Lag is an issue, and I had to stop playing last night becase it got bad. But it is really fun and has breathed new life into the game for me. And people are soooo much cooler in HC games. That was the real surprise is how much cooler the hardcore players have been so far. So who is on Hardcore West? Anyone wanna start a character?