I really enjoy the hardcore coop mode and also basically find the normal mode unplayable due to the frankly ridiculous movement speed and too much UI. But some features of hardcore are really starting to bother me.
I dont mind the limited resupplies, or the fact that you have to actually scrounge around for ammo whether from dropped guns or ammo cans around objectives. I actually find that part of the gameplay enjoyable. I dont mind the limited hud or the slower movement speed, I actually prefer them. What I mind is dying to some bullshit that the AI does and going into no fun mode. This is especially egregious on night maps where you not only loose your gun, but also your night vision.
Seriously, wouldnt it be enough to take away my armor and carrier but let me keep my gun and night vision? Taking away both your gun and night vision is not hardcore, its just anti fun. Its even worse on night maps, because there you cant even pick up guns, because guess what? Only AI with SMGs and shotguns have flashlights. You cant pick up ammo from dropped shotguns, so unless you find an ammo can on the objective, why even bother. And SMGs are even more of a problem when you cant find ammo. So at night youre basically forced to keep playing with the bolt gun and whatever pistol you had equipped if you even bothered to include one in your equipment.
If that isnt enough of a problem, the more fresh respawns there are, the worse it gets for people that managed to survive, because now you have multiple flashlight users that will shine them in your face, enemies or angles that you are trying to hold making impossible to see and eventually leading to your death.
It also makes classes like the Gunner, Marksman, Demo and Breacher pointless, because the moment you die, you loose access to what makes them unique and useful - their weapons and explosives.
This leads to people either often leaving games the moment they die, or cranking their gamma up on night maps(or if they stay, severely impacting their teammates with night vision). Are those really good features to have? Things that force people to rage quit or impact their teammates to the point of making the game unfun for everyone?
My suggestion - let us keep our guns and night vision, but take away armor and ammo carriers. Potentially loosing 2 explosives and 5 mags + no armor sounds plenty hardcore to me, without sucking all the fun out of playing the game.