The Daily Grind: Are there any MMOs you wish had a hardcore option?

Maybe not.

We’ve got about a week until WoW Classic introduces the game’s hardcore servers, which will allow you to take on the game with the end goal of never dying even once (because if you do, that’s the end of the character). Personally, this does not appeal to me; if I’ve reached the point where I can only derive new enjoyment from the game not by playing content I generally skip but playing it at a heightened challenge, I have probably lost interest. But other people can be really into these challenges, and that’s valid, too.

There are some games that do have permadeath, but there are also games that have similar challenges like how RuneScape handles its Hardcore Ironman mode. And that’s not counting the number of single-player games that similarly give you one life to handle the gameplay. So are there any MMOs you wish had a hardcore option that don’t currently have one? Where would you relish the challenge of never dying in order to reach the level cap?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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