In the future we plan to introduce a new game mode for only the most hardcore players — Mortal Mode, a mode inspired by Ironman in Runescape and Hardcore in Diablo. It is indeed a mode where if you die once, your character is lost forever!
The mode will be completely optional, but you will gain a special title next to your character name and some other nifty rewards — that is, if you manage to get to level 60 as a mortal and achieve Immortality.
Mortals will not get locked out of any game play functions, however, if you die it's over.
There is one important question we need feedback on. The idea of great risk and great reward is appealing, however is the loss of the character too great a risk?
Vote if you want it locked on selection and no longer available for playing or if you want character to become a normal character upon death.
Note: just like our Hardcore Mode, this will only be available to level 1 characters as an option.
Update | February 20 2021
Small informational update on Mortal Mode:
• Mortal characters will not be able to use Auction House.
• Mortal characters will be able to trade only with other Mortal characters.
• Mortal characters will be able to group only with other Mortal characters.
• Mortal characters will be able to send and receive mails only from other Mortal characters.
We still have a few issues to resolve before launching it. Stand by! In best case scenario would be great to have some client-side support for this mode, which is being worked on in 1.15.1.