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Title: Heroes of Newerth
Status: Final
Genre: Moba | Theme: Fantasy
Graphics: 3D | Filesize: 602 MB
Publisher: S2 Games
Developer: S2 Games
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Overview

What’s explosive about it:
Dozens of playable Hero characters
Match making and ranking features
Over 100 items as well as regular content updates

Heroes of Newerth (HoN) is a free to play Team based arena style action RPG that is very similar to DotA (Defense of the Ancients – a Warcraft 3 Mod).

In Heroes of Newerth two teams of up to five players each take on the role of special Hero units. With the assistance of AI-controlled armies, each team sets out with the sole objective of destroying the other team’s base. As a match progresses, players can earn experience and gold which can be used to upgrade skills or purchase items to make their character more powerful. The team-oriented design of HoN coupled with unprecedented in-game Voice-Over-IP controls and Clan Support allow for an incredibly deep, tactical team-based experience.

Also check out our League of Legends vs. Heroes of Newerth feature.

Heroes of Newerth system requirements:

OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / OS X/ Linux
RAM: 1.5 GB | HDD: 1GB
CPU: 2.8GHz Pentium 4 / 2.0GHz Core 2 / AMD 2400+
Graphics Card: 128 MB GeForce 5 / ATI 9800 / GMA 950
Featured References

- League of Legends vs. Heroes of Newerth
- How to Survive the MOBA Community

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74 Heroes of Newerth Reviews

  1. So many graphics whores play games these days. Everyone has their own preferences. Just because you like some cartoony graphics of a game doesn’t mean you are a child in any way. And just because you like bright and shiny graphics doesn’t mean you are any better than anyone else. Sounds to me like people who suck complete ass in real life look for any reason to put themselves on this imaginary pedestal. Games are meant to be fun, so as long as you have fun, i wouldn’t worry about what anyone else says. Opinions vary; that’s just a part of being an individual, and should be accepted.

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  2. After playing HoN since beta in october 2009 I can tell you how amazing this game can be, and the potential it has. It is similar to it’s counterpart League of Legends, but offers less persistent abilities/bonuses that go into each game to make you unique. That being said, just like LoL every hero is unique and adaptable and playable in their own way. Skill is rewarded and no game altering changes can any one person bring to the game at the start of the match (like passive bonuses). Skill is rewarded. Not saying LoL it doesn’t feel the same, but this game is much less forgiving and the gap between the skilled and the unskilled is very large in comparison to LoL.

    Hope you all give it a try as it is F2P now and you will have a large selection of heroes :D

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  3. IMO Heroes of Newerth killed their chances of becoming a threat in the free to play scene when they decided to have ‘Legacy’ accounts without offering others a chance to have the same or similar features. I dont want to spend $10 on one hero when I know people that bought the game for $10 just the day before will have lifetime access to every single hero and game mode available. Also having to buy ‘season passes’ to each of the game modes is just facepalm. They seriously need to change their free to play model because right now it just looks like a money machine (cough activision*).

    The game is definately fun to play though and by far this is the closest you can get to the original DotA. All the heroes are extremely unique and fun to play. The camera however, (at 1920×1080) seems like you are using a magnifying glass to play. Some abilities and auto attack can easily hit you from out of view even from the opposite side of the screen so its easy to get confused in battle.

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  4. This game is really fun, and I don’t think the voice acting was the real agenda… Nonetheless, The animations are actually amazing, each skill set each character has is uniquely different. This game does have alot of a**holes who will demoralize the team and call everyone a noob for no apparent reason. And there is no specific reason to lvling as it provides no persistent bonuses or skills.

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    1. The reason for levelling up is because if you don’t, than newcomers will end up fighting veterans on their first games.

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  5. i played this game when it was in the beta so i won’t comment on the gameplay per say,
    however i can tell you that if you have never played a dota like game, the learning curve is massive.
    the community of this game however, is what really put me off, its the most elitest group of people i’v ever seen. i mean i see how its a competative ish game and all, but people open up noob, non rated games, just to grief new players, than go on to whine and complain, and accuse you of feeding points to the other team after just 1 or 2 deaths. i havent played league of legends, but i’v heard that compared to LoL and Hon, the characters of Hon are alot more fragile, resulting in very little combat untill late in a game, about the first 10-15 minutes you spend just last hitting enemy npcs that fight in your lane, or last hitting friendly npcs fighting in your lane to deny the points to the enemy player in your lane.

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  6. I prefer league of legends but haven’t tried this game yet. The graphics could be updated I guess…

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    1. league of legends is pretty awesome and cool graphics and has wide range of champions u must try

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  7. This game is really great, nice graphics, skill animation, the only thing that sucks is the community, you’ll have to be good in DoTA before you step in here(since its very very close to DoTA than LoL), or else you’re gonna have a lot of bad words thrown at you when you start dying by old players…

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  8. I tried this game and deleted it after 3 days. Why? you may ask?
    1 – All S2 did was copy an 8 year old mod and put on a graphical “coat of paint”. No effort or real contribution to advancing the moba genre.
    2 – No TRUE training area. A practice game without Hero A.I. bots (even bad ones) is inexcusable and a further validation of point number 1, no effort on S2′s part
    3 – Poor choice of identifying your enemy in-game. A small purple dot ? really? Lets put this in perspective. In the “reality” that you would face in a truly immersive experience, your enemy would be much more easily identified.
    4 – A community of rudeness that surpasses other MOBA games. S2 actually limits players under level 5 to play in basic matches with others under level 5, but then allows these RESTRICTED players a kickvote option. How many elitist alt accounts do you think this spawned?

    Now items for you HoN fanboys to chew on.
    I play League of Legends and enjoy it a lot. Why?
    1 – Graphically updated look with gameplay easily on par or better than any MOBA available. Contributions to expand the genre including a true tutorial with hero A.I. bots as well as real players vs bot co-op match options. An easily followed item shop to make upgrades during the match fluid and quick.
    2 – Know thy enemy – a different colored health bar. Thats all it took. It doesnt detract from the gameplay in the least. It enhances the “reality” of the game.
    3 – I wont say the community isn’t rude , only that it is less rude. The reason it is less rude is because Riot providedthe tools proper training to give the new player a chance to be ready when the time is right to play with real players.

    Lastly to those who wish to scoff and believe I didnt invest enough time in HoN to see the true fun the game has. I don’t have to invest that time in a game that doesn’t invest an effort in new players. League of Legends as well as others have invested that effort. So HoN its not as much that you dont want me as it is that I DON’T NEED YOU.

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    1. Its always funny how none of the LoL fanboys mention anything about the high rate of ruined games through feeding and leavers due to the small gap between new players and experienced playeres in LoL.
      If you think graphics are better, then I feel sorry that you prefer graphics in a game that would fit the standards of a 10 year old – bright colors and nice, friendly looking champions…

      You listed differentiating colored health bars as a pro for LoL? Are you not aware that HoN follows the same principle in making allies outlined green and foes outlined red?

      Honestly if you cant tell friend from foe even without colors, then you should quit trying at moba games.

      Have fun with LoL, or as more properly named League of Children, where it doesnt matter if you suck or if you are good, everyone pats you on the back, says you did good regardless, and gives you a participation trophy in the end.

      HoN is a game for players looking for a real experience.

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      1. So yah, I think you pretty much outline why the HoN community sucks. Grats?

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        1. In my opinion, graphics aren’t worth discussing here. As long as they are at least decent it’s fine. And both games have decent graphics. Now I will first state that i have not tried HoN yet but i have played LoL extensively, so I am probably biased on this. However, the lack of a bot mode really does hinder a game’s newcomer friendliness. If there was no bot mode in LoL and I had to play pvp from the start, I most likely would have gotten frustrated and given up on it before I actually got the hang of it, which would have been unfortunate as LoL is currently one of my favorite games. My second point is that an ability to kickvote, as I am informed exists (I only know things from this game that I’ve read from other people) would probably make the argument that LoL has a lot of feeders/leavers. First, I need to go up against players before I even know how the game works and then I can be kicked for being bad? That is just silly . A gamer that has never played a MOBA before and is looking to start could never possible play this game. It’s almost as if you need to have MOBA experience to just START this game. Still, I will try this game sometime in the future and then I will come back to this page and make another, more well-informed comment from my personal experience there.

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          1. On a second note, that last point that Abaum made, i quote:
            “Have fun with LoL, or as more properly named League of Children, where it doesnt matter if you suck or if you are good, everyone pats you on the back, says you did good regardless, and gives you a participation trophy in the end.”
            That is utterly wrong. It’s not a matter of opinion, that statement is simply and completely false. This is a fact.

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          2. In my first comment I meant to say “the ability to kickvote (…) makes the argument that there are a lot of feeders/leavers in LoL invalid” i missed that last word.

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    2. Tell me,how can you be that stupid,in fact in LoL you can’t see the difference between minions and heroes,ally or foe.In hon allies has Green Health bar with green glowing and enemies has Red Health bar and red glowing.Besides this,there is no such thing as ballance in LoL,all the shit game is based on are the runes,a level 1 account will never have a chance against a level 30+ account.LoL graphics are just horrible,when i look at it i see a poor game with comic book textures,it’s like it was made for 7 years old kids.Another thing missing in LoL is the deny system,i find it so stupid.Some other missing parts from lol are the STATS recording : APM,GPM,KDR,KD,Wards/game,these all means True Player Skill Rating.You fanboys are angry just because you can’t learn to play it,you are just small brained.Even i,after 10 matches of lol,where i could fight against 5,i’ve deleted it,due the incompetence of players and shitty gameplay.

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      1. You like it or you don’t like it…
        But you’re the person i hate to play with in every MOBA, LoL, HoN, DotA 2.
        Raging because people don’t think what you think…

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  9. The community are a bunch of d*cks.

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    1. Yeah, that’s what makes it hard for beginner players and they really know how to ruin the whole game that was supposed to be fun, makes the learning experience for new players become hard. But the game is good so thats why im still playing and would want to become a good player

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  10. I’ve played LoL for over a year and started to play HoN recently. I can say that both of them are pretty good games. What I like about HoN is that all heroes are f2p now ( means you can access whole hero pool for free) and I think that players are much more polite. I’ve been playing HoN for two weeks now and regardless I was feeding at my first match noone was criticising me or insult me in any other way, while in LoL you would be called noob, a**hole etc. Graphics are nice and I think that I’ll enjoy playing this game as much as I enjoy playing LoL

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    1. You were just lucky.

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      1. I really agree with that because most matches in LoL that i have played, everyone worked together fine and said nothing or rare ones where people were very friendly and talkative while compared to HoN there were a lot of people who just made me think “so annoying”.

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    2. Really lucky

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  11. Let me explain a few thngis. There have been a few people upset that I did not send them a BETA key. If you did not receive a BETA key here are a few reasons as to why you may not have received one:1. You followed/tweeted me AFTER the giveaway was over. (Sorry you missed it, maybe next time^^)2. You made OBVIOUS spam accounts. For example: Several twitter accounts with the same name or tweeted the same email address for me to send the key to.I saved the keys I had for actual individuals. Not spam accounts. Now if you did make a spam account and received several keys from me, congrats you weren’t obvious.

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  12. i prefer smite

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  13. Well I bought my accout before It went F2P so i have all the heroes (except the new ones). I don’t really play it though.

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  14. HON is much better than Dota 2 / LoL .. only the community is !”§%$§%&

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  15. I tried to play HoN 2 times. The first one, I was really new to the MOBA and I was seriously desadvantaged. After a tour of this style of games, I went back to retry it.

    First match, new hero : insults and I was kicked without warning (it’s really team-friendly to see your partners voting against you…).
    Second match, same hero : insults, insults and kicked…

    No one helped me. No one to consel you. No one to direct you in the right role/direction. Just insults. People killing their own team for the sake of a win/loose ratio ?!?

    The problem is : there is plenty of other Moba. If League of Legend is for kid : cool ! Let the real pro spent their time on HoN and let the people who just want to have a good time playing, just to have fun, on another Moba.

    I’m a adult and I absolutely disliked being insulted by young players who thinks they are Someone because they spent 3 to 4 hours on a game. I have seen the genese of video game, folowing the ever growing “magic” of the industry (since the 80′s) and I never, ever, seen a worse community than this one.

    It’s a shame.

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    1. “3 to 4 hours on a game” per day.

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  16. This game is way worse than Dota! Slow,clunky,bad graphics thee worst skill sets and champs i have seen. League of Legends is going to walk all over this Moba community its sad to say but nothing has touched how smooth and polished the game mechanics are this HON is something i might have played if i was 9 yrs old maybe even 8 i could forgive the graphics and crappy V.O’s you need to make an update Hon or you’ll be the next R-zone <—–look it up you don't want that to happen

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    1. Fanboy detected,you are just stupid,cartoony graphics are unforgiveable for a moba.Compared to HoN,LoL’s graphic sux,everything looks like toys.Check HoN 3.0,compare graphics again,if you don’t like it keep playing the brain damaged kid’s game aka LoL.

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      1. It’s people like you who make the game community a crappy place.

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      2. CJ…. your the reason why nobody likes Hon u tard.

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  17. A update for all of u new players:
    HoN is extremly harsh to all new players, u have to practice a lot, but it pays of quickly. HoN has launched some new updates, which allows players to read guides written to their chosen hero ingame. These guides will be accessed in the shop and will help u on ur way to become a better hon play, GL HF, and dont listen to the rotten HoN community :D

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  18. IMO its the best of all a-rts games on the market.
    Yes, I refuse to call dotacopies mobas. Horrible term only used by riot, lolbabies+newbies
    *****/*****

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  19. This is a note for the people that actually want to discern some good information in this bunch on stupidity.

    HoN is a moba game that is different than LoL! If you have played Dota from Warcraft III, it is quite similar both in gameplay and in graphics. LoL is way more different, not worse, just different.

    If I had to describe you the major points/differences in both game this is what I would tell you:
    HoN has darker graphics while LoL has brighter and more cartoonish graphics. None of them if good or bad, it only depends to your preference. Both are great in a way, and remember that you can go to the option pannel to adjust them.
    The gameplay in HoN is also different: you loose lots of gold when you die and your enemy can deny his own minions, making any error very costly. This is why a new Player got troll, because he is making his team loosing. LoL pardons more this kind of errors, and this is why it is more enjoyable to play, but this is also why the gap between a good player and a noob is not as big as it would be in HoN.

    I would personally consider HoN as a more hardcore MOBA and LoL has a more fun MOBA.
    But for f*** sake, stop being stupid and immature like most of people in this trend were, you just look like morons that cannot see further than what they heard about life.

    Peace to all of you though and see you in the MOBA scene!

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  20. HoN is really hard and harsh u really need to practice if u don’t want to get screamed at all the time

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  21. Honestly, when i first started to play HoN, I was confused by how great the graphics were and it seemed a bit more advanced than League of Legends, league of legends is a bit more basic and easy to understand, when i got into this i was really confused on what i was doing/buying.. I really would need to do the tutorial alot to understand the gameplay..

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  22. I fell in love with HON, I have not played dota 2 nor LOL therefore I can not say much from my perspective of thiose games, But I will comment on a few of the things mentioned,

    graphics I saw a few complaints about the graphics being to much on HON….Please upgrade your computer, just because it lags is not the graphical errors on the HON team, it an error on your part, the graphics are outa this world.

    LOL If it is cartoonish I am glad I did not install it.

    HON is a serious game much like DotA and DotA 2, serious gamers play serious games, So if LOL is not that serious of a game then it would be useless for me. I own a cafe where Dota and generals, crossfire tournaments are the norm, and when there is money on the line any game becomes serious if we play it.

    Things I like about HON,

    I love the way you can easily decipher between friend and foe

    I love that you do not have to run all over the map or have a courier run all over the map to get your recipes

    I love the glyph of fortification being on the front screen instead of having scroll back to town to select it.

    I really can not say enough about the graphics they really are very good.

    I really love that all heros hot keys are the same, it was a pain in the arse to learn all the different hotkeys for the heros in Dota.

    I think HON has a great easy to game play everything you need seems to be at your fingertips which makes for longer gameplay and lesser running around like a chicken with your head cut off.

    DotA 2
    As I said I have not gotten into DotA 2 yet so I am not sure if any of these upgrades to the game are the same as dota 2

    DotA
    I know if Dota 1 were this accessable it would make for a better gameplay.

    LOL
    Judging by the comments from the fanboys here I am not sure I will even waste my time downloading this game. i wanted something like dota but better and HON honestly gave me that. (Again I have not played DotA 2 so I can not speculate that experience)

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  23. Opinions. Define it.

    For new players wanting to try the game out, play public games (no stats). HoN has a really big learning curve and it’ll take awhile to get better. The game is really competitive which is why the community sucks. They’ll yell at you, call you noob, and so forth. My best advise is to tell your team you’re new to hon and ask for tips/advise. There’s in-game mic, so if someone starts raging over the mic, just mute them. The reason people rage in hon is because one player on your team can honestly lose you the match, even if everyone else is doing really well. At best, if you play for at least a month, you’ll start to see a lot of improvements in your gameplay. If you have time, what i use to do was watch replays of someone else doing really well in a match and see how that person plays. Watch and learn.

    Ive played dota for 3-4 years, HoN for 3-4 years, and i wanted to try out LoL and ive been playing that for a month or so. Honestly speaking, LoL feels like a casual game while HoN is competitive. HoN has things LoL doesnt, and LoL has things that HoN doesnt. Some of the things i feel HoN has that makes it competitive are denying creeps, wards/counter-wards are crucial as vision is key and wards are limited, cooldowns on tp’s, (LoL has recall which makes it a lot easier for players to get back to base without cost), item choices because you have to know what youre building based on what youre against, and over all player skills. The gap between an experienced HoN player vs and rookie HoN player is of the charts.

    From my one month of playing LoL, which isnt too long of playing, i did like some things. Various items with passives/actives were nice and it seemed a lot of the items had that going on. Really easy to use shop. The mastery and runes were unique. The scaling of skills based upon ad/ap was a plus also.

    Some of the things i didn’t like was one specifically; recall. You can get low hp in laning phase and just recall to heal yourself pretty quickly without any punishment (other than walking back to the lane and losing some exp). Another thing about recall is theres no cooldown time. If you’re pushing a lane, or jungling, and the enemy team decides to push and is at the first base tower, recall solves that problem of you walking back. In HoN, if you’re pushing a lane (on enemy side of the map), or jungling, and the opposing team pushes and is right at your base tower, your options on defending is to tp back to base, or to walk back (if you dont have a tp). *tp’s do cost a bit of gold (hon currency)
    The bushes i dont favor much either because incoming ganks are usually initiated through being in the bush and hiding. Theres barely any diversity in ganking other than hiding in the bush.
    Don’t get me wrong, i do enjoy playing LoL, there’s just a lot of things that make it easy for players which is why i consider it a casual game.

    As for graphics, since so many people complain about LoL’s graphics or HoN’s graphics looking like crap here’s a thing you need to consider. They’re total opposite. LoL is bright and colorful cartoony styled while HoN is a bit more on the realistic gloomy-ish type. Some like the bright themed art style and some like the realistic dark themed. Opinions.

    If you’d like to debate, please leave reasons to support your opinion.

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  24. Since the new patch is out 3,1,4 my announcer isn’t working

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  25. after watching this i feel like playing league of legend

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  26. This is not a very similar game to dota but in fact a copy of dota. I have been playing dota for like 4 years now and I played HoN for like a day and there are not just similartys but actual copyes of heros, items, the map is almost identical.

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    1. TehnoSan
      July 4, 2013 at 4:27 pm
      This is not a very similar game to dota but in fact a copy of dota. I have been playing dota for like 4 years now and I played HoN for like a day and there are not just similartys but actual copyes of heros, items, the map is almost identical.

      Not really a copy per say, there are actually more than 1 map some with 2 lanes and mid wars to hoot, the game is better playable than dota 1 no making recipes really necessary, the GoF is better accessable, and the one thing that really makes dota and hon different is HoN eliminated all the “noob mistakes” which makes it harder for some dota pros to play now.

      I quickly saw that not all “DotA pros” are Hon Pros and vice versa. The things thatmake some dota players dota pros no longer exist in Hon. :)

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  27. GUys its not like i am strange but its not 600mb its 1708 mb :) change please

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  28. First of all, DotA isn’t a Warcraft 3 ‘mod’, it’s a Warcraft 3 ‘custom map’ – big bloop in the Overview.

    Ok, i started playing dota when i was 14, now i’m 24. Would like to give my humble opinion on the matter(comparison of dota,lol,hon,dota 2).
    Ofcourse dota is the queen mother of this type of games.
    Waay back my friend talked me into dl-ing lol. I dl-ed it and started updating, after about 10 hours or so the process wasn’t finished so i uninstalled it.
    I’ve been playing hon for a couple of years now, love it, same thing as dota, i litterally owned the very first game i played. The same concept, but with much better graphics, more heroes, more items and with faster and more aggresive gameplay. Sadly many folks still can’t understand the ‘beautiful infinite balance’ of the 2 opposing teams and their strenghts and weaknesses, and the most important – means of winning(pushing the lane together at the right moment).
    Played dota 2 also, but i kept missing things from hon. Only good thing is the button to buy items and send it via courier. I still cant believe that dota 2 came out after hon, but has much lamer graphics, i was very disappointed. Ofcourse, it’s still in beta(or whatever) but i think those graphics and gameplay simply cannot improve that much.. 1 more thing, when it really comes out, you’re gonna have to pay to play it. Why would anyone choose to pay to play over NOT to pay to play a BETTER game?
    Same thing with wow, i played warcraft 1, 2 and 3(in that order), but when i heard of wow, i didn’t even wanna smell it.

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  29. Allrighttttt…
    I don’t think everyone get it there.

    We are not talking about about “life-saving skill”, we’re talking about a game ! If you don’t stand the fact that more than 70 % of players just want to play and have fun, just let it go.

    I didn’t have any chance to integrate the HoN community because of some… pedantry. Yes, some spend thousand of hours playing it, but it doesn’t give them the right to be outrageously rude. I’m not disapointed, I’m not jealous, they’re are just a LOT of Moba who will come this year. I will just move out (just kidding, I allready did…).

    It is not a question of being a fan boy or else, it’s a question of being “open”. Did you really think that the guys at S2 Games are really happy to have a community who drive away all the new players ? We just are talking about free-to-play models here. We are talking about a studio whose living is based on a donation model. Do you really think that they can expand and grow with a set-minded state like their actual community ? Do you really think that it was hard for them to figure the success of League of Legend ?

    I don’t even think that I speak only for myself here. Everybody is OK to said that the first “one”, Dota, is the father of the genre, and the success of Dota 2 is just a prouf. What is sad is that the fact that “elite fan base” of HoN (or wannabe elite) just pushed away peoples those 2 or 3 last years. The result is a massive movement of gamers away from the second-known Moba in the market…

    Did you ever think of the studio behind the game whem you flamed all those “noobs players” ? I don’t think so.

    Moba are not just about skills, or personnal feats. Sure, it’s help great, but that’s a strategy genre, not so stupid “play-by-the-rules games”. What is great about “noob games” like LoL is that you can do some strategy.

    I’m a “lame” player, I don’t have skills, I don’t know any characters by heart, but I do know a little about team work. For example, One day, I was very lame and was ganked at every tours. So I didn’t have any chance of being any help to my team… OK, I just wrote to my team that I will make the “practice target” for the opposing side… and they bite it. Every time the other ganked me up, the rest of the team destroyed a tower… and we finally win the game. It was on Lol. And now, whith the possibility to resurrect instantly with Dota 2, it’ feasible too. Everyone can help the team if he want to. But negatives comments can destroy any tactics that can be…

    Frankly, to be flamed the first 3 games you play is really annoying. Some of HoN community will pleased by that, I know, but it’s just a game. We move on. We change game. And when HoN community will find that their greatest ennemy is themselves, it will be too late for S2 games… (who, to their credits, are trying hard to open their game to everyone). It’s just sad and I hope that the community “attitude” will change.

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  30. Dude, i think you’re missing the point here. It’s not Hon that sucks,it’s people in general.. People are dicks man.. Always were and always will be. Dota was also full of those players. One of my friends pulls his hair cuz of flaming, the other one on the other hand, simply ignores all flaming,never responds to any provocation the whole game,he simply ignores it. He doesn’t get excited and nervous because of angry ppl in an internet game.. Try that :)
    One good thing about Hon, the mmr.
    People are matched up with players of similar skills due to mmr and all the stats, so if you are noob, you will get noobs to play with..

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    1. well, it sucks to have feeders on your team. its like playing 4vs5 and they get bonus money, and this keeps repeating and it drives you crazy to see idiots playing hon without using common sense. S2 should have more practice and learning sessions for beginners.
      NO NOOBS ALLOWED

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  31. I’ve played HoN for many years now & i absolutely love the game! comparing it to LoL i just like hon on the simple fact that i can deny creeps & feels more fast paced, yes it is confusing to play when you first start as there seems like a lot of things are happening on the screen at once BUT i got use to it & over every other moba game I’ve tried my favourite one of all is HoN

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  32. “HoN Is hardcore, LoL is for children!”
    I find this laughable, as it is infact a childish statement…
    Now I googled lol and hon for the hell of it. (the letters I mean)
    First thing I saw for lol was League of Legends…
    HoN… Didnt see this game referenced till near the end of the page…
    LoL is far more popular it would seem as I ahve never in my life heard of this game till I came to this site… A site wihich features LoL… and this game along with DotA appaear afting some up and coming MoBA…
    I don’t care what your reasons are, harrasment is never justified… this goes for both games… if you cannot be a team player you do not need to play team games if all you care about are your own stats -.-
    If you cannot stop to mentor new players than you are not a vet… you are an idiot…
    Being able to boot players is the ulitmate display of a bad community…
    You call this game for adults, and therefore call yourself an adult, yet you act liek a child…
    I hope you get some perspective…
    I might try this game…
    But based on the people repersenting it here… I think it would be a waste of time…

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    1. Yeah I made a few spelling errors… whatever.

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    2. Not sure what this comment was meant to say ” and this game along with DotA appaear afting some up and coming MoBA” But Dota was the first bro, LoL and HoN was long after the first map of Dota in Warcraft. they are the copies of DoTA. DotA 2 came after their release. And please I beg you, just stick with LoL we do not need another noob like whiner in HoN. I much would rather all the children stay out of HoN its hard enough to deal with the noobs who claim their pro, let alone whiner feeders like yourself. Sorry to be blunt, but had a bad day so far with noobs on my team. And yes they are noobs, level 10 and no boots = NOOB!!!!!!

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  33. HoN is a joke in its genre.
    i played since beta only because of its superior and fast paced quick responding engine,
    apart from that, the competitive scene is just about completely dead now, with the company too cheap to pay out the prizes repeatedly, they have an ingame currency for buying alternative hero skins that they claim to be the same value as real money LOL.

    the community is the most volatile and horrible of the genre, with all stats being recorded, deaths kdr, etc, majority strive for their own stats rather than the win, and prior to matches beginning the sniping at each others statistics begins.

    if you want to enjoy a game casually, do not play HoN, if you want to play a game competitively, do not play HoN. This game and its community offer nothing but a quick responding engine to the genre.

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  34. Frustrated HoN players ended up playing LoL.

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  35. I am reading this board because im tired of LOL and looking for a new game. The problem with league, is there is a support role which requires a teammate to play an entire 40 min match and not kill minions. nobody wants to do it, and whoever ends up with last pick will refuse the job, and ruin the 40 minute game for the team. ive gotten tired of playing with 7 year olds and maybe hon will be a better experience.

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    1. any game that is free to play and has no age restrictions (even if they do kids would lie to still play the game) is going to have the same issues that your having thats why you put a group together if you want to play serious gaming..no one like supports because everyone wants to kill hos lol glhf boys

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  36. Well I have played hon for about 4 years now, since before it was free to play. I have a legacy account, I paid $35 (not $10 like mentioned above) and there are no advantages anymore to legacy accounts that I have seen in games, actually I never noticed them if there was.

    The community in HoN is terrible, I have played other games and none so far have been anything like the Hon Community, that said, the game is stellar aside from that. I like the more “Gothic” graphics of HoN, to me it just feels right.

    The other major problem is the cheats, in playing public games it seems that there is less cheating than in matchmaking. I faced off against a Defiler that had no boots, but could out run me (i had boots) and their move “wave of death” took 3/4 of my hp, and they had no items that boosted attack damage. We were the same level. Defiler had “shamans headress” (magic armor +10, and hp regen + 10) and a shield, that was it. Then there was a Pyromancer that used his ultimate 4 times on just me in less than 60 seconds (cooldown is 60 seconds) and he did not have the refreshment stone (resests cooldown, but has a cooldown itself plus adds the times your cooldown had when abilities were reset). So the max you could have used the ultimate is 2 times in 60 seconds. This doesnt count my other teamates he ulted in that time. There have been many others to. these people are generally the ones that harass others in the game.

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    1. @ Vanquishedangel
      Legacy accounts give people who do not have all heros bought the ability to choose from the complete hero pool, meaning they can pick the heros they bought plus the free heros given and any other hero in the mix, it makes ALL heros available for picking, it also gives you the legacy symbol you can get in the HoN store, it also eliminates the need for tokens as you have access to all of the heros.

      The community of HoN is not so terrible, HoN and Dota are serious games for serious gamers, If you dont like seriousness go to League of Legends where everyone is a child. Depending on what mode you are in depends on the seriousness of the gamers you will encounter, unranked mode will put you in a group with a bunch of players who mostly do not care about the outcome of the game, it is unranked therefore nothing is on the line, Casual ranked gaming, will have a few very serious gamers, but for the most part is not to serious as the mode is casual, Normal ranked, you can forget calmness, this is reserved for the most serious of serious players, you make a mistake here not only will the enemy let you know so will your teammates.

      As far as your encounter with said Cheaters, Vs Defiler, as one of my favorite heros to play defiler is so because of her power, depending on the hero you were depends on your magic and physical armor, the less armor the more powerful her skills, some heros will get hit with her skills and do little damage, others will suffer greatly from her skills of wrath, Pyromancer is a good hero to have, his skills are well balanced, and sometimes you may think your getting hit many times buy a ulti or other skill, when in fact its your connectivity giving the impression, I have seen the game lag at times and made a special skill happen 4 times redundantly but it actually did not happen, it was a glitch in the games lag that caused it.

      I can not say I have encountered many cheaters here, but if you need to cheat to play this game you are one sorry gamer, this game is based on skill and cheating just shows how much of a noob looser you are haha. But that does not mean they do not exist.

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      1. hmmm what all you HoN players have to say i find very funny you talk about how crappy league is (more then likely because you couldn’t compete on it) but all facts aside about what you say about the game which game is bigger has a pro circuit and was backed by the government as an official sport? LoL was so in the end ill gladly take the name league of children you guys are like back yard kickball and were the NFL get on our level haterz

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  37. The community is so toxic I grew a third hand.

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  38. This game was my first MOBA and it takes a lot of time to learn all the heroes, items and even after that there so much else to learn its amazing. What I like the most is how the community is so aggressive always someone looking to argue.

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  39. Is this game worth to play? Since there is Dota2 F2P and S2 games making a new moba (Strife) the idea of HoN was to make like a new dota game. There is another 1 called Dawngate that is an imitation of LoL but thats another story. Well LoL is what every1 knows, and for an LoL player, maybe Dota2 could be woth to play. I am just sayin this because i think only LoL and Dota2 will be the only ones alive in moba world. Just to finish, Smite in 3rd person does not conviced me very much, and in my opinion the 3rd view in a moba is not the best idea for it.

    P.S. there was 1 that already died called Battle of Graxia aka Rise of Immortals

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  40. Rip off of dota… I almost mistook this for dota. If you’re going to create a new MOBA at least put some effort into it… Jeepers.

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  41. this game has pretty graphics and thats about it lol animations look bad the interface looks horrible and the voice acting sucks balls watching this video made me miss league of legends

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    1. uh… you really just made a review based on watching the game trailer? fail. now you just look stupid. Don’t rag something if you don’t know shit about it.

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      1. The thing is, that’s pretty much all you need to do to see how Horrible HoN really is.

        The interface is absolutely awful. Everything is stupidly grimdark, making it hard to discern friend from foe. For some reason, they even spread this darkness to the interface, making it hard to tell where even your controls are. Also, your hero is scaled to the same size as a minion, causing all of them except the ginormous ones to look exactly the same. The range of abilities is also absurd in relation to this, since you can get shot at from off-screen, even if you’re zoomed out to the point where your dude is ant-sized on screen. Oh, and don’t get me started on the store…

        Combine this with a hideously new-player-unfriendly community and no practice mode, and you’ve got a genuinely painful experience for players who are new to HoN (even if they’re veteran MOBA players, because it just plain takes time to adapt to this miserable interface).

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        1. cant agree with any of this. seems like some LoL fanboy got stomped and is angry. anyway, you can easily make your ui the way you want and theres alot of ways to get the game brighter, and make your team and enemy team heroes easier to spot.

          must agree with the store, tho you can change it to “original” hon store with a simple console command. about the community, its quite horrible yes, but theres challenged kids in every game nowdays.

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          1. honestly .. this game has potential, and is pretty fun… but LOL is just more user friendly, and clear. Not to mention there is a light side to League, this game is just so dang grim. + LOL is 100% free you dont feel like your only kinda playing the game, if you arnt paying.

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        2. If you seriously have a hard time differentiating friend from foe, get your eyes check or update your wooden computer. In the least, I would have never thought green (allies) would be hard to split apart from the red (foes). Go back to LoL where everything is animated to the standards of a 10 year old.

          No practice mode? Now I’m starting to think you didnt even install the game and try it. I would almost bet money you just looked at the screenshots above and listened to your uninformed LoL buddies. Try creating a public game which on a whole other spectrum than the matchmaking games if you want to practice.

          On another subject for anyone who hasn’t tried either HoN or LoL..
          I played DotA for 5-6 years and can say that HoN is the best representation of the original DotA out there. I would almost rather play HoN than DotA2, but I have not been able to try DotA2 yet.

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          1. Playing both HoN AND LoL, I couldn’t really tell you which community is worse, but you could probably tell that by the comments above mine. For gameplay, they’re both unique and offer satisfying gamplay, although, yes, I feel LoL’s bot mode gives it a mildy more welcoming feel to newcomers to MOBA game. But if you’re a veteran, you should feel free to jump into this one. Just be sure to adjust your UI a little to your liking.

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  42. Well, i have played LoL for a while now and let me tell u the reasons y this game doesn’t seem impressive for me rather it just seems boring :
    1-Presentation : Compare the style of this game to the art style of LoL , Lol has a colorful cartoonish style while this game seems Dark and serious , iam not saying serious style is bad , but face it , if ur gonna play in that same map repeatedly ur gonna get bored unlike the summoner’s rift from Lol

    2-Champions : Champions in LoL seem different and Each one is unique , from cute little animals to giant mythical monsters to armored knights , they all look awesome and interesting , unlike in this game where the champions all look very similar and unappealing

    3-Items : Srsly ? An item that allows u to teleport ? items r supposed to give u bonuses and special effects not total new abilities
    and i cant say anymore bcus i didn’t play this game , i was just talking based on the trailer and why i doesn’t make me excited for the game , AND NO a better trailer wont fix this
    Iam just giving u guys a personal advice to play LoL , its the best MOBA i’ve ever played ! and thnx for reading

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    1. i agree with you, the graphic in lol is much more easy on eye than hon. When i first play HoN i was so nfuse and the animation is too much for my part, also the voice acting on some of the heroes kinda repetivie and the community suck.

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    2. 3-Items : Srsly ? An item that allows u to teleport ? items r supposed to give u bonuses and special effects not total new abilities

      part of the tactical gameplay, every idiot can press the teleport button when needed, but you actually need to think about doing it when you need to pay for those. I understant that you dont like hon because its alot harded to play than LoL, but whining about the graphics or the appearance of the heroes you maybe, just maybe should check the options / graphics tabs before talking

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