Getting together with 4 other friends and playing TMM from the same room, or even getting 9 people to do in-house 5v5s is about as fun as HoN can get in my opinion. We used to have LAN centers nearby but they have all closed due to lack of business. We would of course play more than just HoN, but would you guys go to your local LAN center to play a game like HoN? Compete in local tournaments? If so, how awesome is it.....
that IP block only affects matchmaking, you can still play your own LAN tournaments in public games
and also 5 man team logging from same place will not be affected by this
Used to do this all the time with cousins, we would go play 5v5s, we've been doing it since dota but we stopped recently because there were lag and delay issues when we would go to internet cafe's. Not sure if it was too many people connecting to the same HoN server from one area, or if it was a problem with the Router and modem setup the LAN cafe was using since we had to connect to the same game. If anybody could clear that up it'd be great, I think it started after a certain patch.
Edit: I've started playing HoN at lan cafe's again, it seems it was the set up at those old cafe's that caused the problem.
Last edited by AceFiend; 11-15-2012 at 06:21 PM.
In urban areas here in SEA, there are 1-2 LAN centers per block. No exaggeration.
One of the reasons as to why HoN is big at our region.