i dont think thats what hardcore means to most people. granted, its subjective, but ... i dont think most people associate hardcore people with people that play a lot and get carried through dungeons. I think most people would make a distinction. im not implying that everyone that calls themselves hardcore has "skill", but to me someone who is hardcore is someone who contributes to the progression of the guild, or pvp team, or at the very least is the kind of person that always has a high level of solo / achievement progress. simply playing a lot isn't hardcore, imo.