Let's not forget the best part! People don't want HC along with Classic because they just hate Classic like that! I read through Tap's 10-player all-Comp playlist, and what are the first things I see? "No HC." Why not? Because we generalized and we're pretty sure nobody like HC mode!
Then you guys complain about irrational decisions made by ND. What the hell do you call Classic killing HC instead of being with it? Perfectly rational? GREAT!
Classic is boring... I honestly feel like it's the most dead mode in the game. I even find games faster in Hunter!
Only beef I had with HC is finding treasures, other than that I liked the mode. People were looking for a TDM mode that "required skill". But from what I see, Hardcore delivered on that more than Classic.
I mean, I did get the fabled HC mode Talbot's FAL in a few days, but that was because Hc is all i play.
I think I joined Uncharted in 1.13 or 1.14 and Hardcore was still there so they must have taken it out in 1.15 as (^) said. Back then, I sucked at competitive and only played co-op whereas now I can't even picture myself playing co-op for more than an hour. I regret not trying hardcore mode before they took it out but Classic just irritates me.
If I can remember from what I read in the description, there's no boosters or kickbacks and you had your own guns and less health. That was kind of like the Crushing TDM Lab a few months back but that had boosters and kickbacks. Also, after realising that I prefer the M9 over the AK (so no need to get Eddy's AK) and the FAL needed accuracy to shoot faster (no need to get Talbot's) I kind of just gave up on Classic. All the character FAL's are completely useless whereas the character GMAL's are not all that bad. I honestly didn't see any changes that accuracy does to the GMAL but I saw plenty when it was on the FAL.
I'd honestly prefer that mode over Classic. If I was any good back then and I knew that competitive was good I would've played HC nonstop... I was so bad that I was trying to use a Dragon Sniper on City of Brass. *Hangs head in shame