A HardCore gamer is someone who want challenges in every aspect of the game. For example, the 150 hours of leveling is for me a great challenge to try to be the first at max level of a country, server or faction. It's really hard to stay focus during more than a week with the pressure of the competition. This aspect of the hardcore gamer is bound with the fact he can devote a week to the game. A hardcore gamer wants to be the best, in many aspects of the game and he wants to be known for his skills. For me, it goes with the help of the new players, the new guildmates in order to improve the general knowledge of the game. In open world PvP, the Hardcore is someone hard to beat. Because he is prepared, he uses the right skill on the right time and the way he plays is not common. When we observe the good players in PvP (in game, video..), we can learn from them and it's a pleasure to see them play.