my question is why do the makers of HoN not copied the heroes from dota 100%? all 102 heroes should be just copied in HoN. all spells should be the same like in dota so it would be more balanced because icefrog balanced it already.
There are definitely some heroes missing. Almost all HoN games I was in to this point, were VERY unbalanced. After 5 minutes of playing it was clear who will win. There was no turnover whatsoever in any of the games.
Earlier in the Beta when it was common to play with S2 devs (they often would be half the group) someone was quizzing them about how long it took to do a model. (sorry don't remember which dev was answering). They said it took about a week to render one full model. If that is being true, you asking for almost 2 years worth of work just to catch up to the current rev. Not being DoTA player myself, I would rather see that time be spent on more original content.
Blizzard likely owns those characters and they couldn't be copied without their permission. Which they probably wouldn't give.
Second, if Dota is to grow beyond a WC3 map then you're going to have to accept some change. So decide. If you just want WC3... you already have that. You should be excited by new units... new players... a new engine. All of it based on Dota and with great respect for the game but at the same time NEW. It's a good thing. It's a vitality. Cutting that off leads to stagnation and death.
Blizzard has zero right to the skill concepts of DotA heroes. If they wanted to use wc3 models and sounds there'd be an issue, but obviously that's not the case.
people were asking for their "drunk panda"... anyway, it shouldn't matter. Why do the characters have to be identicle? it's a little insincere for the dota players to ask the newbies to learn when they're not prepared to so much as relearn some characters.
Great opinion, maybe you should validate it with some reasoning.
Anyways. I gotta disagree with you, JTR. I think so many of the heroes in DotA aren't balanced. While great for pubbies, league play seems to revolve around the same heroes (many of which are in the game already). I'd like to see more of these heroes in game (PotM, Puck) along with some new heroes that could potentially belong in a league match. (Heroes like Nymphora and Dark Lady are a nice start, but still need some tweaking.)