you know whats REAL hardcore?
when your character dies, you die.
real [filtered] hardcore
Tibia was a blast to play. I played it during my young school years with a majority of my cousins and uncles. I played on the Libera server, known for it's massive wars that even people from Nova and Antica came over. I loved that games, but not anymore. Not because of the gameplay, but because of the changes made. They're making it like a 2D WoW. Sure, there is still the Pking hardcore to it, but its super easy to level now due to bots and super easy to grab gear and make money (both bots and the casual changes affect this)
I like the hardcore in games. It made you actually get involved in the community if you wanted to have a good footing. Nowadays, people can play their MMO by themselves without a single person affecting them. To me, that's not the "Massively Multiplayer Online" aspect of the MMORPG genre. Having server wide guild wars and conflicts at hunting spawns, including timers and loot restrictions, all while making sure not to die to the monsters you were hunting. People actually communicated with one another and there was a huge sense of community within every server.
Ill share my love of Hardcore when i was in middleschool.....US East D2 Classic and LoD Hardcore. Toons: 78 Frenzy Throw barb, 65 Javzon hybrid and my little friend 84 Hydra Sorc. Barb was my perfered guy becuase he was fun and quite fun to play, the other 2 were simply as a deterent.
I remember had to have skill to play games. There was no "easy route" to play unless they had the option of giving you the settings (Easy, Normal, Hard).
Then again I play a lot of bullet Hell Games that would make 90% of the players on here drop down and cry LOL.
Anyone remember Megaman 2 and 3? How about Super Mario brothers 3?