Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

Heroes of Newerth: Get yer game on.

179111213

Posts

  • VicVic Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Fuga wrote: »
    yesyes hon will die why are you still posting here

    because hon will FAIL unless they hurr durr

  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Drakmathus wrote: »
    Sirson wrote: »
    I'd probably buy it if there was a singleplayer practice mode with different difficulties or AIs. I just hate being forced to play with the insane community. I do think the game is worth 30 bucks though, it seems very polished and is fun to play.. just my 2c

    here is a standing offer to you and anyone else in your position,

    I will teach you the basics of HoN and won't be mean about it. My in game is the same as it is here, just friend me and we can work out a time (weekends are usually best).

    I will vouch for this fellow as a reasonably even-keeled dude. His ability to be normal while playing this game is extraordinary when viewed alongside the rest of the community.

    My SteamID Gamertag and PSN: TheLawinator
  • DrakmathusDrakmathus Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    thank you law. Did you ever buy HoN?

    of all the MOBAs I've tried I like HoN the best. Granted I haven't played a lot but whatever.

    Also, Dis, I saw 25k on when I played last night. That is probably prime time though, 5pm on the west coast and 8pm on the east coast.

  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I did not buy hon because for some odd reason they wanted money. I'm thinking about it though.

    My SteamID Gamertag and PSN: TheLawinator
  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I have to wonder how much of their customer base is expected to be beta conversions.

    Getting satisfied free players to convert to paying is a reasonable business model, but they're going to run out of satisfied free players pretty quickly. I wonder what their marketing plans are now.

  • DrakmathusDrakmathus Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I think the plan is word of mouth, competitive ESPORTS and having ridiculous tournament prizes for said ESPORTS.

    IF I LEARN TO PLAY HON I CAN WIN 10K BUCKS WOO

    i mean 30 bucks is not a lot of money and the amount of gameplay/time you get out of HoN is pretty sweet.

  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I kind of suspect that almost everyone who cares about esports has already played the beta, though.

  • DrakmathusDrakmathus Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    agreed. I think the community is probably near the largest it will ever be, but like counterstrike it will persist for years.

  • valiancevaliance Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Drakmathus wrote: »
    agreed. I think the community is probably near the largest it will ever be, but like counterstrike it will persist for years.

    word

  • hadokenhadoken Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    If they werent so fucking retarded they would release this game on steam. then we'd get heaps and heaps more players

  • undeinPiratundeinPirat Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Fuga wrote: »

    sweet

    here's hoping the pedophilia charges get him in jail

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] steam: undeinpirat
  • Big Red TieBig Red Tie a crucified man can't be attached to anything elseRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    you cannot be charged with pedophilia

    3926 4292 8829
    Beasteh wrote: »
    *おなら*
  • DisDis Registered User
    edited May 2010
    you cannot be charged with pedophilia

    Unless the police raid his home and found evidence of child porn in his PC.
    Then they can charge him.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Big Red TieBig Red Tie a crucified man can't be attached to anything elseRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    that would be charging him with possession of illegal child pornography

    3926 4292 8829
    Beasteh wrote: »
    *おなら*
  • valiancevaliance Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    so who is still playing this? I try to get in a game a night or so...
    also http://stats.maide.ca/players/view/valiance/heroes/ is back up
    plus there's http://honarmory.com/stats-lookup/ http://honstats.heroku.com/ and www.honstat.com if you guys are into this kinda shit

    I still need to try fayde. If her stance switch is 0 cd does that mean she can chain either two 2.5 sec stuns or two 24% of max mana manaburns? if so thats super sexy.

  • FugaFuga Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    can't switch stances while there's a CD on the first 2 abilities.

    // fuck yeah my devo win % is 100. only 4 games though. i love him so much now.

  • hadokenhadoken Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    i am still playing this game, extremely frequently. only game i play actually :S

  • ackack Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    still suck at this game but fuuuck it's so addicting

  • valiancevaliance Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    ack wrote: »
    still suck at this game but fuuuck it's so addicting

    welcome to my world
    this is basically all i play now... 2-3 games a night, get to work all tired and bleary eyed
    turns out I <3 heroes who are always banned in BP like plague and HB. -ap ftw? :P

  • DrakmathusDrakmathus Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Try branching out. They can't ban every ban worthy hero so make sure you're good with all of them, then find a few guilty pleasures. I played a lot this weekend which kind of surprised me. I think 6 stats games, 2 match making and 3 or 4 no stats. Good times.

  • c4tchc4tch Registered User
    edited June 2010
    So I haven't bought it since release bc of SC2... if I'm splitting my rare free-time between this and starcraft, still worth getting?

    I'm also reluctant to get it because the only friends I ever made were from South America. No one here ever seemed to be on when I was.

    P.S. I mostly play initiators and some support.

    pebs/behe/succ/glac and started messing with Ophelia at the end.

    League of Legends: firecane
  • DrakmathusDrakmathus Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I'm in the opposite boat. I got into the sc2 beta and I am not really impressed. the battle.net interface is a joke (maybe they will change it, I don't know) patching is like pulling teeth and the game itself is very samey. There's usually about 20k-30k online at any time so it is easy to find games. What time do you usually play?

  • greeblegreeble Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Yeah I've played like 3 games of SC2. HoN is so much more fun. (I might feel different once I play SC2 campaign, but screw the beta)

    PSN/steam/battle.net: greeble XBL: GreebleX

    Let me tell you about Demon's Souls....
    I’ll tell you what happens in Demon’s Souls when you die. You come back as a ghost with your health capped at half. And when you keep on dying, the alignment of the world turns black and the enemies get harder. That’s right, when you fail in this game, it gets harder. Why? Because fuck you is why.
  • hadokenhadoken Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Fuga wrote: »

    sweet

    here's hoping the pedophilia charges get him in jail

    *If he is guilty.

    But then again if he is guilty i hope he gets raped in every way possible so he gets superaids.

    Fuck this game, i am in study week with three exams next week and i have not studied. Just five more games today and shall study tommorow...

  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Don't see how SC2 and HoN are comparable at all.

    (Mostly) Competitive Gaming Blog Updated November 18th. I'd rather fight monsters than demons
    stream
  • greeblegreeble Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Page- wrote: »
    Don't see how SC2 and HoN are comparable at all.

    They aren't really other than the fact they are both RTS type computer games that came out arnound the same time. They just both vie for my limited amount of game time.

    PSN/steam/battle.net: greeble XBL: GreebleX

    Let me tell you about Demon's Souls....
    I’ll tell you what happens in Demon’s Souls when you die. You come back as a ghost with your health capped at half. And when you keep on dying, the alignment of the world turns black and the enemies get harder. That’s right, when you fail in this game, it gets harder. Why? Because fuck you is why.
  • GhostGhost Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    After playing HoN for the last 4 months or so, I went and tried a game of DoTA again - just to see what it was like now with all my HoN experience.

    HOLY COW almost unplayable. After getting used to the speed, graphics and improved controls/UI of HoN, the WC3 engine just seems awful. This game is so worth the $30 for anyone who likes a dota style game.

  • Protein ShakesProtein Shakes __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2010
    Who else is still playing this?

    Modern Man wrote: »
    Well, if my mom met the following criteria... I'd be in favor if waterboarding her.
  • ackack Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    every time i think of playing it i imagine how many people are going to yell at me and i play LoL instead

  • BlakbeanieBlakbeanie Registered User
    edited June 2010
    Let's call this game dead.

    soldersig.jpg
  • CorehealerCorehealer The Apothecary When has it ever been any different?Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Blakbeanie wrote: »
    Let's call this game dead.

    I know I did when beta finished. My friend still plays it from time to time and he says public games are still fantastically stupid and overpopulated with morons, elitists and people who deliberately enter just to leave or spew racial slurs in a corner of the map at everyone and not contribute.

    No fault of the developer ethier really, the community just plain sucks.

    2fbfH5V.png
  • TyrantCowTyrantCow Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Corehealer wrote: »
    Blakbeanie wrote: »
    Let's call this game dead.

    I know I did when beta finished. My friend still plays it from time to time and he says public games are still fantastically stupid and overpopulated with morons, elitists and people who deliberately enter just to leave or spew racial slurs in a corner of the map at everyone and not contribute.

    No fault of the developer ethier really, the community just plain sucks.

    not being able to see your rank or elo or whatever
    no in-game voice support

    these are good ways to make those assholes just a touch less abrasive.

    unfortunately, it seems (on the internet) that a game that is built to be highly competitive in nature breeds the swarthiest of assholes.

  • FugaFuga Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    /ignorechat command best command

  • khainkhain Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Corehealer wrote: »
    Blakbeanie wrote: »
    Let's call this game dead.

    I know I did when beta finished. My friend still plays it from time to time and he says public games are still fantastically stupid and overpopulated with morons, elitists and people who deliberately enter just to leave or spew racial slurs in a corner of the map at everyone and not contribute.

    No fault of the developer ethier really, the community just plain sucks.

    This is the exact same as the community of basically every single multi player online game so I'm not sure why HoN and DotA get singled out as terrible when the exact same thing happens in CoD, WoW and LoL for example. People at least at the level I play at rarely leave since you can't multiple account anymore, I don't think I've ever seen someone spew racial slurs and you can turn off both chat and voice if you want to.

  • valiancevaliance Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Ghost wrote: »
    After playing HoN for the last 4 months or so, I went and tried a game of DoTA again - just to see what it was like now with all my HoN experience.

    HOLY COW almost unplayable. After getting used to the speed, graphics and improved controls/UI of HoN, the WC3 engine just seems awful. This game is so worth the $30 for anyone who likes a dota style game.

    I can't imagine going back to DotA after playing HoN for a year. Leaver rejoins, stats, graphics, much better interface (follow command is god) Its still unstable as hell for me--crashes fairly regularly. but I deal with it.

    HoN is also starting to build up a stable of interesting heroes that DotA doesn't have: Engineer, Hellbringer, Fayde, Zephyr, Chipper, Forsaken Archer (and these are just the competitive ones we're leaving out Panda, Madman, Scout, Dark Lady, Nymph , Deadwood etc.) As well as porting over some of the better DotA heroes like Kunkka, Puck, and Beastmaster.

    I never really liked LoL when I tried it. The graphics didn't appeal and it just didnt grab me. Is the community THAT much better? is the game that much better? it seems VASTLY more popular here on the forums and even my old DotA vent server had most people switch to LoL, with only 4 or 5 of us going to HoN (and noone plays dota anymore). Is this a function of $30 price tag vs. $0 ? Or tailoring the game to competitive play vs. tailoring it to casuals?

  • DrakmathusDrakmathus Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I still play roughly a game a night. Sometimes it is no stats, sometimes it is stats. Pub games get MUCH better over 1600.

  • greeblegreeble Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I play HoN all the time, but I'm not very good. My PSR has dropped below < 1400 again. I do like the fact that there are far less leavers.

    PSN/steam/battle.net: greeble XBL: GreebleX

    Let me tell you about Demon's Souls....
    I’ll tell you what happens in Demon’s Souls when you die. You come back as a ghost with your health capped at half. And when you keep on dying, the alignment of the world turns black and the enemies get harder. That’s right, when you fail in this game, it gets harder. Why? Because fuck you is why.
  • DefunkerDefunker Registered User
    edited July 2010
    I still play this game ALL the time.

    its getting to the point where im not getting any better withoutr a reliable team so

    you'll find me online as JollyGreen

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • FugaFuga Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    finally i get to 1600 smr. my smr is literally a rollercoaster

    fuuuck i want to play the new rampage and gauntlet already

Sign In or Register to comment.