Before anyone mentions them, the only official responses to the question from the title are;
To address Maliken's response, it wasn't S2's intention to have custom maps, it was something you guys actively marketed on your website to convince players to switch, as if it was already implemented. You told me in 2009 when I bought your game that I would be playing custom maps. And I'm still waiting for your phone call.Originally Posted by S2AceJr
To address AceJr's quote just look at the reddit thread - "Posted 2 months ago".
Before anyone makes the argument that this is just about me, here are some community testimonials (used without permission, I hope all of you don't mind).
Originally Posted by roketxOriginally Posted by MoonMeanderOriginally Posted by fittskeOriginally Posted by ZfreekOriginally Posted by ledbetterusOriginally Posted by MynutsI love this game, sometimes even the community. I want it to succeed, flourish, and become as popular as possible. Allowing custom maps (not adding them - maps are already being created and played, it just doesn't have S2's blessing or support) would spawn a larger increase in the international player base than ANYTHING else you could do. If you need me to personally get a petition going to gauge interest, I'll do it. Please, bring the idea back up, and remember the community - I promise you most of us would have gladly taken Uther Party over a witch slayer bot. We want this. Badly.Originally Posted by Insania
I understand the reasons you've failed to honor your promise regarding custom maps could be private. That's fine. Just please, let us all know that so we can put the issue to rest, instead of linking to circular responses like the ones above. Give us some closure. Please.
I suppose this post. Imb4 delete/lock inc
Custom Maps will for sure make me happy and possibly most other players.
It doesn't take a genius, the idea and concept is good but it will split the community.
Anyone not quite sure about it; just think of footman frenzy on HoN's engine! Or Pudge wars, or any other awesome custom map you had in your downloads folder, in wc3!
I'd love to have custom maps implemented. It was one of the things that turned me to HoN in the first place, like most other people with a wc3 background; the promise of custom maps.
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Gimme Warlock in a smooth engine, oh god.. please.
p.s iNsania used to be competitive warlock player, watch out guys
i wanna play civilization wars again (( actually planning a stand alone version though XD
Ok. So if you leave a game, you are sent an AIDS needle. Additionally, you get +1 disconnect AND are forced to play as Kongor next game. You can't leave his lair, except when a rune spawns. You must run directly to the rune (still as Kongor) and guard it. If you do not do this, then HoN immediately shuts down and formats your hard drive and injects you with the AIDS needle.
I want to play some games of tag.
Not going to sugarcoat it for you hun.
If more players knew that they could potentially host or perhaps be on a team in a game that some sG, ex-TDM, complexity player might join , that alone would be a huge incentive for people to play custom games
Regardless of how it "splits the comunity" there already is a split in people in HoN today, the people who play all the time and the people who play some of the time looking for something new fresh and exciting to play. HoN is a great game with a lot of potential but the s2 staff is limiting the distances/growth that they could reach.
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Prophet for profit. BGOD
I would love custom maps, they were a big reason I paid for this game way back in beta.
Played enough custom maps in WC3 to say that I would be more than happy to have them in HoN. S2 could even sell them through the store to make a profit for you and the create.r
Also I think the queue times are not due to server load but are caused by the "lack"of players.
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Custom maps would be so imba. And probably something that would be expected with hype and noticed by people other than the moba genre (if executed correctly).
the obvious answer is because they haven't figured out a way to monetize them
Completely agree that custom maps should be supported by S2. It's sad that Hon has the best engine and arguably the best game but has gotten rolled over by LoL and Dota 2. Implementing custom maps would give Hon an edge over LoL and Dota 2 and could be very profitable for S2.