@splodge: I understand the feeling...it sucks because after I got used to playing hardcore, regular mode just wasn't as fun anymore. The sense of tension and accomplishment I get from hardcore is still worth the risk of the occasional lag or bug death.
Still looking forward to Seasons, though. Should be coming pretty soon.
@splodge: Yeah it's pretty lame. I understand the policy of never reversing hardcore deaths though, otherwise people would just be sending in tickets and claiming lag even if it's because they were busy showing their stream viewers pics on their cell phones or something dumb like that.
Speaking of lag spikes being the number one HC killer...I just started a new hardcore Crusader and died at level 7 after my screen froze for 6-7 seconds because the game was trying to load a piece of armor that dropped. NICE