Judgement and disipline are probably bigger factors than intelligence. The most popular 1500 level throws- running up mid, not warding, feeding during the laning phase- are the result of sacrificing chance to win later for fun now(they just want to fight!).
Lol does shadymelonzz looks like he has a high IQ? Probably a 1300 has a higher IQ than him
Sure, the higher the IQ the faster it'll take to learn something new but in reality HoN takes experience and reaction time. To master the basics of HoN -- crowd control, map awareness, hero roles, carrying, heroes -- requires time that eventually turns into experience. You could be very intelligent and know a lot about HoN, but if your reaction time is too slow, then you will remain at a lower MMR.
Other things affect gameplay as well. One main factor in how well you play is your mindset; if you're angry you'll definitely do a lot worse while being chill will help you to manage situations.
I've got that IQ of a lima bean, just like Rocky.
No match for me. Can't speak for anyone else. I believe the will to improve and check your own play rather than your teammates makes you better. Not IQ.
It's good to be fast and accurate at logical thinking, but it's certainly not the only factor.
Yeah..if higher IQ = bigger mmr, I think I should be at the top, alas that is not the case..(I study Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology..).
Sure it is true to some degree but mostly it comes down to practice and good eye-hand coordination + willing to learn all the heroes and skills(this goes under practice).
Being smarter only helps you learn this game faster but will not make you a pro.
Scored 7 out of 10 in the norwegian army AE test( some sort of IQ test with words, math and patterns etc) Only like 4% gets 9 of 9, the average is 4 of 9.
Don't know what my IQ is though
I'm 1700+ mmr on my main(which is above average I think?) But then again, my irl friend who scored 5 out of 9 is the same mmr as I am
So I don't think IQ has anything particular connection to being good at HoN, but someone is better than others at different things. Someone might be 1900+mmr in HoN, and others are pro counter strike players.
It is in my uneducated opinion that intelligence can help a person achieve a high MMR but it isn't the greatest factor in determining your MMR. So while there may be correlation between one's intelligence and one's MMR, it isn't anything to call home about.
I believe acknowledging that you made an error is far beyond 90% of the people in the WORLD , people over 1800 , 100% addmited at some time that they f***d up the whole game [in an instance] , and learnt from that , but it's merely a factor.
I guess finding out what's the human-formula for being a perfect hon player can only be found by discussing with people with different points of views ,because the elements involved far surpass the amount of elements one can think of , let's say , the beforementioned predisposition to not admit mistakes is not a problem for me , but there are people with over 2000 games who still don't do stuff different , [ better ,if not optimal] , even if the required information has been provided to them.
Doubt it, I'd say MMR is mostly based on
• Game experience
• If you queue solo or as a team
Sure, IQ might have some impact, but I guess its influence is minor in comparison.
- Intelligence anti-caster and supporter Emric Khaius.
Whoever said IQ was an accurate measure of intelligence to begin with? Because the way most IQ's are measured, it really is quite flawed, and if you did some research into it, you would see why.
In any matter, I could imagine that professional chess players aren't always the brightest, but certainly if you do something long enough and dedicate yourself to something you will get good at it. Even the scronniest nerd can become a body builder if he goes to the gym for 10 years.
Put me in some of these 2000 mmr games with my 1500 mmr and i will guarantee you in 10 matches i will fit well. The problem is, Playing 1500 all the time with other players in the same level will not improve the skill as if I got placed with serious gamers. I watch Honcast and I see what they do from ganking, counter warding, baiting and other things that we all do but in a more challenging way. The highest mmr I reached was 1750 and from what I saw when I was 1680+ games were getting more serious especially if i was the brown one with 1700 mmr.
TL;DR: some 1500 players can fit in 2000 mmr games if they were given a chance.
I somehow doubt it. Being good at hon is more like a Specialty. You can play this game hours on end, get amazingly good but you still cant solve basic algebra. Just like an expert plumber would not know a thing about electricity. A NASCAR driver getting behind the wheel of a semi. A normal mode player joining a casual mode tournament.
Just because you are good at one thing, does not mean you are another.