Hi all as the title states I am finding early game play to be quite taxing, as a result I often end up just doing my best to stay alive end game and don't have much of an impact on the outcome.
Just a quick rundown, I played DotA for a little bit but never really grasped the game too well, I understand how HoN works but I have never really got into any RTS style games before but I just love HoN. I typically play sdem matches at the moment to give me an opportunity to learn some new toons, and not get stuck against r-tards that pick their favourite imba toon and go get 15 kills with the thing.
My problem is though I really struggle last hit / denying. I will often miss BOTH the last hit and deny on my creeps while trying to lane, I also find that I keep auto attacking even when I don't want to and it's frustrating making sure I don't. Is there any way to improve last hitting other than just to continuously do it? Ranged are obviously easier than melee but I still struggle with both.
Is this what is majorly effecting my cash flow? I find that at around lvl 6 I have my marchers or steam boots, and that is about it, I then have to spend the next 4-5 levels getting my first recipe which is typically the hardest point in the game for me as it is when the ganking starts. I generally try and lane bot, as our creeps stay close to the tower and I can tower hug to try and avoid too much ganking. I'm not a feeder anymore but I still seem to be behind the 8 ball for items, which means that by the time mid game rolls around I am sitting at the fountain every 2 minutes after saving my arse from a gank and never get to farm for gold or XP and end up being the lowest level toon in the game.
Can anyone help or do I just need to learn how to last hit more?