Damn,damn,damn and damn some more.
I have had a dodgy internet connection at home for some time now. Had BT round several times and they are still at a loss to the cause of the fault. Well lately I have gone back to some recreational diablo 2 l.o.d. playing hardcore on USWest. My char was a lvl 87 Javazon and I was running pindleskin while the wife teleported down to baals throneroom and we lost our internet connection just as I got to pindleskin. He was light-immune and I had a full life globe of just under 2000. When the internet reconnected I came back to the monk robes!
I am sick as a parrot, losing a good annihilus, a chains of honour, stormshield, eth titans, almost perfect ravenfrost, some good charms. Its not dieing that bothers me, thats a fact of life in hardcore, but to die with a full life globe because the game doesnt realise my internet connection has dropped for anything up to 5 minutes, thats terrible. Damn blizzard and their half-assed c++ programmers. 10 patches and still not got it right.
Excuse my moaning, I just feel sick to see all that hard work die for no fault of my own.