I have been watching Swindle's stream last night and he agrees with Sender that they need to adapt to this. Furthermore they picked up Ophelia in a scrim versus Nimp.
I am kinda depressed by the thought of seeing Keeper in the competitive scene, but looking forward to more Ophelia, Parasite, Lego or Tempest.
inb4 ppl previously whining about "boring trilane carry farm strategies" whining about "****ing jungle heroes jungling and ganking meanwhile copying dota"
It does look more efficient than double roamers, even if roamers manage to get 2-3 kills their team is still down due to jungler providing additional source of xp/gold, ganks and pushing towers.
Even in a game where MSI was losing vs KD in terms of kills early game, they had a decent gold and exp lead because of them jungling.
Most of the popular jungle heroes are strong pushers which will fit with the new metagame that is being forced
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no enchantress and furion + nerfed chen in hon = jungle meta pretty small.
cant count on legio as hes unreliable and keeper can only do **** every ult cd
Yeah, Keeper is one of the best pushers in HoN at the moment. I would say the reworked Keeper and Parasite are decent replacements for every jungle hero HoN might lack
This is being done in Dota, its why Warbeast/Lycan was auto-banned in every asian league (not joking) -- and just recently received a pretty nasty nerf.
Jungling to counter trilane meta, carried over by MSI. Well played and well studied as always, there's a reason they will remain #1 as long as they care to hold that title.
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Posted: 11:27 am 11/16/2011
i remember tsog trying to copy lycan strat, but black started jungling trying to kill the toughest camp in the woods and had to run back to base 2 times before leveling up (vs exSK)
MSI's jungle strategies are still very different from what alot of DotA teams like to run, not that I would expect everyone to understand points finer than "derp hero is in jungle".