S2 Games' "Second-Generation MOBA" Strife Enters Closed Beta
If you liked the sound of Strife from our PAX East write-up, you'll be pleased to know that S2 Games' newest MOBA enterprise is entering closed beta, giving players the chance to try and test the game for themselves.
According to the press release, the makers of Heroes of Newerth are "Determined to create a more connected multiplayer experience, Strife is focused on giving players an environment where they’re competing with enemies, not their own teammates." That keeps in line with our experience, where the game seemed better geared to more team-based, rather than team-competitive, gameplay.
Beta signups are not region-locked, so players from around the world can mix and mingle and mash each other into paste. Sign up via the link on the game's official site.
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But, im waiting for matchmaking,cause its so sad n boring to play looking for rooms, can be too long!
I copy-pasted that from their webpage and that sentance, in my opinion, sums up why they feel they earned the right to call it a second generation MOBA. They learned from previous MOBAs, and they upgraded the formula by adressing both the immediate flaws and those that only really get apperent as time goes on, like the toxic community of every single MOBA out there.
I always felt that is what LoL did with Dota. Every single change that Riot made to the formula, I personally approved and found necessary. I would have called LoL to be second generation but then Dota 2 came out and all that became rather blurry.
Im not saying that Strife is or isn't a "second generation", im just saying that once you use the formula to learn from it rather than just coping it, it becomes debatable if you are bringing the formula to the next level.
Either way, that "second generation" title is certainly first and foremost a selling point.