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Kurtosis
04-10-2010, 12:16 AM
Used in reference to Heroic 5mans usually. HeroiC? If not that, I can't figure out what the C is for.

Muspel
04-11-2010, 02:17 PM
I've never seen that abbreviation used. If I had to guess, I'd say "hardcore", after a mode in D2 where if you died, your character was deleted. In this case, I suppose it would refer to running a heroic with no wipes.

Amaranthine
04-11-2010, 02:21 PM
can you quote exactly how it was used in a sentence, as well as what class said it? then i might be able to figure it out.

Maybe it was a typo and they meant to type JC?

Harmacy
04-11-2010, 02:28 PM
I've heard people say "HC guilds" or "HC raider" as in Hardcore, or "HC 5-mans" or "HC ICC" as in Heroic. I dunno, I guess it depends on server and region.

Lothring
04-11-2010, 05:25 PM
Very normal on my server, perhaps it's a European thing. HC = Heroic? That's what I always thought.

Kurtosis
04-11-2010, 07:37 PM
It must be Hardcore, thanks. One recent useage is in reference to HC HoR (http://www.tankspot.com/showthread.php?65134-Video-HC-HoR-Warrior-strategy-amp-tips). Here's another. (http://www.tankspot.com/showthread.php?59730-Halls-of-Reflection-HC)

PatrikL
04-12-2010, 01:43 AM
The most common abbreviation for heroic on my realm as well. Is this a european thing maybe? Not sure why its used but had been as long as I can remember.

Edit: mmo-champion's top story right now is "Paragon World First Lich King HC Kill Video" and I can't understand it as meaning anything other than HeroiC...

Dreadski
04-12-2010, 03:55 AM
Heroic. For those too lazy or busy to type out 6 little letters.

Fayre
04-12-2010, 03:58 AM
Yep, it's used quite extensively for 'heroic' on my server at least.

Sjk
04-12-2010, 09:42 AM
Heroic on my server aswell :P and many i have been on (EU)