Exciting changes are afoot as we aim to implement a "less is more" philosophy in HoN with our new game mode called Core Pool. Core Pool will feature 40 iconic HoN heroes and encourage players to focus on their game and take their skills to the next level in a controlled environment. As Core Pool is an optional game mode, any player can choose the mode at any time to hone their skills, develop strategy, or just have fun playing a classic game of HoN. With well over 100 characters to choose from in normal mode play, even experienced players can have difficulty keeping up with frequent new character releases. The difficulty associated with getting into HoN or any MOBA for that matter and staying current is well known and frequently lamented by gamers everywhere.
Core Pool directly addresses the steep learning curve prevalent in all MOBAs. No other MOBA offers a controlled environment like this, and we hope to help players who are struggling with learning new characters all the time by providing them a game mode option that will help them learn the basic conventions of HoN. Core Pool, and the concept behind it, is something the MOBA genre was missing and we’re really excited to bring it to our players. Core Pool is great for both experienced players, new players, and anyone looking to play HoN, as it offers a place to improve your skills and try out new techniques by yourself or with your team in a more controlled environment.
Also launching with Core Pool are Death Tips, brief suggestions for players on how to use their hero more effectively upon death. Look forward to seeing Core Pool and Death Tips in this Friday's (August 17th) patch 2.6.15.
Last edited by Deejay; 08-17-2012 at 11:11 AM.
Eh, so what is the song playing in the background?
The more you know.
The best thing about this is that there is no Monkey King or Draco.
Good for starting players, good for players that liked the beta hon. Overall, good.
You can play it IF you want. If you DO NOT, nothing can send you there.
How are the Heroes chosen that appear in the draft pool?
this is nice, tho i would have seen that it only had the beta-heroes.
s2 #1 (you could go one step further and let new players only choose this mode for their first idk 50 games but nonetheless i love this addidtion)
I like it. Selective hero pool, it's always good to have optionz.
I can see this evolving into random draft eventually.
I don't see what's the big fuss, no offense, unless this is mandatory for the first 50 or so games of every account.
So, as expected, this new game mode is useless to everyone who supported HoN from the beginning.
Why I am not surprised anymore...