Each starts with different base attributes, and has a specific starting point in the passive skill tree.
As soon as they die, their account is permanently locked, unless they have purchased the Jar of divine light.
Once character creation is complete, these modes may only be turned off using in-game items such as the Jar of divine light and the Book of diplomacy, to turn off Hardcore and regular Ironman modes respectively.
Both items are sold by Mr Ex, and neither action can be undone.
🙂 More and more ISPs now offer broadband plans that have no lock-in contract and yet still come with a decent data allowance and reasonable price tag.
However, many of those still come with various sneaky costs such as connection fees, hardware fees and fees for exceeding your data allowance.