Permadeath: The Best Terrible Decision You Can Make

1UP - I blame Diablo 2. It has a lot to answer for, really, including the mysterious disappearance of about a thousand hours of my life. Most of my blame is focused on Hardcore mode, which introduced me to permadeath. At the time, I could barely wrap my head around the concept. You played the game for hours - if not dozens of hours - building up a character and collecting rare loot. If you died, that was it. No continues or reloaded saves. All of your efforts were down the drain.

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