Well this is how perma-death and Hardcore mode works in Diablo III. You’re not safe, even if you’re a famous electronic music producer with a very high ranked Demon Hunter. Whether it’s lag or bad luck, if your character dies, it’s gone forever.
Deadmau5 is known for his addiction to Diablo III. In fact it might be the only game he plays. He posts about it regularly and he even has an item in the game named after him. And his Demon Hunter was actually pretty high ranked on the Solo Hardcore leaderboards.
No surprise it made him a bit mad:
He was streaming while this sad accident happened, and since the stream wasn’t lagging, it’s safe to assume it was something fishy going on with the game and its servers.
Losing a hardcore character sucks! But it happens. Roll a new one and better luck next time!
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