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  1. Well said! The only "punishment" you could...

    Well said!
    The only "punishment" you could introduce is to remove players from the ladder after 2 weeks instead of 4. If you want to be on top of the ladder, you have to play more regularily on the...
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    @ Warpstone (HD) Streaming uses a lot of...

    @ Warpstone

    (HD) Streaming uses a lot of bandwith. It's not comparable to game data.
    The game view requires only the data of the camera position. So it should not really use more bandwidth. If...
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    @ Narcy Exactly! I'm still waiting for the...

    @ Narcy

    Exactly!

    I'm still waiting for the possibility that more than one player is able to spectate and the possibility to spectate a replay (which might be more difficult since a replay is...
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    Never said anything else... EggOnToast was...

    Never said anything else...
    EggOnToast was referring to the server load when more than 24 people were connected to a single game. Since HoN doesn't use very much bandwidth (in comparison with...
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    @ EggOnToast Why should the server load...

    @ EggOnToast

    Why should the server load increase, when sending the same information to multiple clients? If the bandwidth is not high enough, you would also get problems during peak hours when...
  6. MMR loss should never be punishment since MMR is...

    MMR loss should never be punishment since MMR is (the) one important factor for matchmaking.

    The idea to reset the MMR gain/loss after a player gets banned would improve the significance of MMR...
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    On the short term, implementing different game...

    On the short term, implementing different game modes will pull players away from one speficic mode. On the long term, players that don't enjoy normal mode anyways are likely to switch to another...
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    You can only make money if people are interested...

    You can only make money if people are interested in your product. Custom maps make a game attractive in the long term. As long as people are interested in your product, you are able to make money....
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    Comparing a single peak is always dangerious...

    Comparing a single peak is always dangerious since it can easily be an outlier (for example due to something special happening).
    If you look at the peaks and lows from July to now in...
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    I didn't write that 50% of the 3D artists should...

    I didn't write that 50% of the 3D artists should do other work but that 50% of the resources could be relocated.
    BTW: You don't need so many 3D artists if you let the community do the work (-->...
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    Are you trying to say that new avatars are a...

    Are you trying to say that new avatars are a major reason for existing players to stick to the game?
    Don't you think the long promised leage system, rewards according to your account level, custom...
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    By increasing the playerbase (to reach this goal,...

    By increasing the playerbase (to reach this goal, alternative avatars or even new heroes are more than irrelevant) and have an influx of new players. But unfortunately, this ship has sailed.
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    Why should I spend time in something I don't...

    Why should I spend time in something I don't enjoy (even 5 min)? I play computer games for fun in my spare time. If you call somebody a pussie just because he uses his time more effectively doing...
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    Could you specify a "fair amount"? If the MM...

    Could you specify a "fair amount"?
    If the MM algorithm doesn't consider playing against the same group of people all the time it is not the fault of the playerbase but of the the algorithm. An elo...
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    Do you know the exact chances to win something at...

    Do you know the exact chances to win something at this plinko thing (if not, you should
    Playing the lottery gives you also the theoretical chance to become a millionaire but the only one that always...
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    @ Basilate The search term index is a very...

    @ Basilate

    The search term index is a very good indicator for the popularity of a certain thing.
    Riot had the bonus of being the first on the market. They made their game rather easy to access...
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    The point is to be the first that provides a...

    The point is to be the first that provides a certain feature to attract more players. If you don't feel like competing with your competitors on the market, why should you make any changes and...
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    There is also no concrete link between loss...

    There is also no concrete link between loss leader and buying additional stuff. However, it happens and the retail industry is improving their sales and is doing it worldwide (or at least in every...
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    If you don't play those alternative game modes,...

    If you don't play those alternative game modes, you don't profit by players, that only play those modes. That's right. But you should not think in such short terms. Those people have friends who...
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    Just trying to give you an example how another...

    Just trying to give you an example how another mode keeps people playing a game and prevents them from leaving it completely. There are many games out there, which keep a certain popularity over a...
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    @ Basilate Heroes of Newerth is not only 5vs5...

    @ Basilate

    Heroes of Newerth is not only 5vs5 normal Mode. You have Midwars and casual mode, too.
    Players that have a game already installed and play a certain gamemode are more likely to try...
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    I can confirm this behaviour. mid October...

    I can confirm this behaviour.

    mid October 2012: 335,464
    mid April 2013: 260,000
    mid June 2013: 247,000
    23.07.2013: 237,990
    05.08.2013: 234,600
    19.08.2013: 230,915
    03.09.2013: 220,525...
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    And you played Midwars in the last 30 days on...

    And you played Midwars in the last 30 days on this account?
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    Just checked it with an account that has been off...

    Just checked it with an account that has been off the ladder for more than 4 months (since I don't use it anymore): I played one game of Midwars yesterday and today, it appeard on the ladder. Do you...
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    @ Gorb Of course it includes midwars. Why else...

    @ Gorb

    Of course it includes midwars. Why else would this account be still in the current ladder. Last MM game I played was back in September.
    Will you eventually admit that I was right regarding...
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