First, Diablo was in fact inspired by rogue likes. I am old enough that I played those roguelike before Diablo was released. Source: https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/268507/20_years_later_David_Brevik_shares_the_story_of_making_Diablo.php
From the article:
The original concept for Diablo , says Brevik, was more of a traditional party-based RPG, turn-based and heavily influenced by his early love of games like Rogue and Nethack .
It is not clear it hardcore (perma death) was added based on those or not. But I’d say whether or not hardcore mode in ARGPs stems from early rogue-likes is irrelevant to this topic.
Also, I’m not sure how my request (Arcane mobs dispel buffs temporarily, say for 10 seconds, rather than permanently) would “f*** over softcore players”.
Third, I’m not advocating making changes specific to hardcore. If I could wave a magic wand, Arcane mobs would dispel temporarily in both hard and soft core.
Fourth, even if others do advocate to make changes specific to hardcore, it is a slipper slope fallacy to argue that it will to a never ending slew of changes specific to hardcore.
Here is my beef: Hardcore has been in the game since i started playing (after original release but before Ashes of Malmouth). I feel that SR was a major, if not the major feature, of the last expansion (Forgotten Gods). And I feel that SR offers much less content to hardcore players, than to softcore; and Arcane heroes are a large reason why. When I say offers less content - let me clarify. Obviously, if you are good/lucky enough in hardcore, you could theoretically push as far as softcore. But in reality, the records for highest SR levels will always be softcore because you can die with virtually
no penalty (you just go back to where you were!)
Compare to Crucible, where HC characters can and do complete wave 170.
And I want to clarify something:
I am not that frustrated. I am (as I said, I think) simply agreeing with Contragor and giving my opinion. Both Contragor and I agree that despite anything we say here, Crate is not going to change anything. I am not advocating for change because I don’t think anything will change. I am merely expressing my opinion on a game which I happen to love. That is to say, I am not expecting, or even hoping, for any change as a result of this thread. I just wanted to participate in the discussion and share my opinion. I’ll admit I feel defensive because Yu - the format of your post feels aggressive and condescending to me. Maybe I am misreading (it is text after all) but statements like “Wow what a great idea” come across as rude, to me.