The XML service at xml.heroesofnewerth.com has not been recording any new information since August 16th.
This means that popular stats sites, like
- hontracking.com (now dead entirely due to XML being offline)
- honstats.org (also dead due to offline XML)
- thisisnewerth.com (Completely disabled until XML is back)
- If your site is missing, let me know and I'll add it.
as well as variety of others are all unable to update their information. This effectively means no new content for thousands of visitors.
The reason for the problem is that the XML is not a high priority for S2:
If we can demonstrate that there are enough people that like and use these sites, perhaps we can convince S2 to set aside a bit of time to restore the XML service.
Post here to show your support for bringing back the XML, and with it the various stat sites!
Last edited by Splinter; 08-30-2011 at 04:15 PM.
Are they making money by these sites being up ? No... so why would they fix it
I saw this comming tbh
1 moth earlier : Will be fixed very soon
Some days ago: We dont care about u, will be fixed in 3-4 weeks. Give us ur $$$$$ and we will think about it.
A more accurate example would be the new spectator interface. It doesn't directly generate a profit, but it makes the games ultimately more watchable and enjoyable for spectators. It also stimulates growth of the competitive community through sites like honcast that will be able to provide a better user-experience with their casts using the new UI.
The detailed stats on rychlis and hondamage are some of the best parts of this game for me. I solve being able to love at every aspect of a match and try to find some neat stats. I haven't been able to play for the last few weeks, so I didn't know they were down, but I am really disappointed to find out that when I get home in three days I won't be able to use detailed stats the way I would like to. Hurry up and get it fixed S2, DotA 2 becomes more appealing the longer XML remains down, because like I said, it the most attractive thing about this game for me.
I waited for like 3 months for honstats to get back, but alas everything is wrong.
Yeah honstats.org should also be added to the list of dead sites.
But imo they should use the current workload else where and then instead of fixing xml what about fixing us a proper stat site on www.heroesofnewerth.com ! it is almost effing useless, hence the need for all the other Hon stats sites..
hon.rychlis.cz shows the way stats should be done (including hondamage and the rest of the linked sites from there).
Vote for better support from S2 for the XML service.
Stat lover reporting!
Come on S2, show that XML some love!
It was broken for 50 days, you spent some time fixing it.
Now it's broken again not very long later, please do your job properly this time