Thanks for posting this, Silver, hadn't heard about it before.
I developed a fascination and enjoyment for the hardcore mode on Torchlight sometime last year and couldn't stop playing it actually until I finally did beat it on the first two modes. This wasn't without several intense character deaths late on into the dungeon though! It was quite satisfying in the end; I'll have to try it again with the second game at some point.
-- Diddledy high,
Come brave blood sheep,
You've a goodly way to go.
- Brilhasti Ap Tarj