Hey guys, I'm a big fan of clever, innovative, interesting, or just underused/underdeveloped tactics and strategies. I love mock/courier for example, although I unfortunately didn't make it up.
This strategy is not particularly unique, but I used to do it back in DotA with my friends and while it isn't amazing, it is very fun and can catch your opponents off guard. It also completely changes the normal pace of the game.
Quite simply, the strategy is to pick a team of 5 extremely good lvl 1 pushers (summons, etc) and push mid right away. You can get the first tower very very quickly, and possibly the second. I have won games in DotA with this strategy because we played so aggressively, people were forced out of their lanes and had to defend.
Keep in mind: This is not suggested for competitive play. A good team will defend with 4 + tower while their carry free farms a lane. However, it is a lot of fun and I will try it out in HoN when I get a chance. If you guys have 4 friends that can try it, please do and post the replay. Hopefully it works.
Here is a sample team makeup:
You have 3 heroes that summon, one hero that heals, and you level up engineer's Tinker first to make destroying the tower substantially easier.
So give it a try, post your team make ups, post replays, etc.
Please do not flame this strategy and call it noob/bad. I know it's not a good or advisable tactic in a serious game. It is for fun, and has a chance of making you victorious.