This is a thread for some of the vets out there to give tips to the new players. HoN can be incredibly frustrating when you're new, and 99% of the problem is misinformation and not understanding exactly how to play.
So, I'll start off:
1. To learn more about the game and the items, go to "create game," check "private" and start that way. This lets you play in a game without any pressure from other players to learn a bit about how the game works.
2. Play cautiously when starting out! When you die, not only do you lose gold, but you also give it to the enemy. Being too aggressive is a sure way to set yourself back.
For help learning items, we have a thread which contains all the images along with their descriptions here, if you're an ex-dota player, you may also find this thread interesting as it has the shops with dota icons overlayed. We also have a list of HoN -> DotA heroes in this thread.
I'll also be linking to hero guides in here. If you write up a hero guide, put it in a new thread and PM it to me.
Guides of high quality or high interest will be marked in red, this is'nt to say the other guides aren't worth reading, they probably just don't conform to the standards that a premium guide must match.
List of Heroes
List of Heroes Abilities
List of Items
List of Activatable Items
List of Neutral Creeps
HoN shops with DotA icons
Heroes of Newerth Basics
Heroes of Newerth Basics (Video)
General Guide Links
DotA Basics for New to Average Skill
Played DotA, but new to HoN? READ THIS!
Wrong Builds - Guides on misleading information
Basic Laning Guide
Alt Tab guide to all heroes
Lane Combo Guide
Howto Counter Melee Agi Heroes
Hero Learning Curves
Juking like the 1950s - How to juke
Big Item Guide
Jungling & Laning Explained (Video)
The Agility Carry
Hero Guide Links
Simple format, hero name, followed by links to the guides by their author.
Keeper of the Forest
- Farnsworth - maz
If you want to write a guide, please feel free, but make sure that it is laid out well and contains substantial information for people to read. A guide should make use of images (see Hucklecat's guide to Keeper of the Forest for a good example). If you see a hero has lots of guides and another hero with no guides, to help everyone out it would be great if you could write a guide for heroes with less guides.
For a thread with all images of items with descriptions please see Hucklecat's item list thread.
Once youve written it, drop me a PM with the link to the forum post and i'll update this topic.
Last edited by Limi; 11-09-2009 at 01:19 PM. Reason: Added more guides
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does anyone want me to write any more guides?
thanks to the people making this, really awesome work.
a lot of people are appreciating this, and i'm sending most of my buddies to read your guides.
i wrote a guide to dark lady
if noone is writing a voodoo jester guide i can do that too
Thanks for the guides fellas. As a new dota/hon player i guess these guides will lead me thru better
Exact definition we obviously know, but it's been so long (not being an original dota player) that I'm hoping someone can explain exactly what they mean IN-GAME?
IE. Does INT only increase mana or does it also increase spell damage / skilled spell DMG?
Does STR only increase HP or does increased STR points have any other effect?
Thanks in advance! :P
Um, I can host a wiki if you guys want.
Please check out my two hero ideas (and give them a thumbs up or suggestion):
Cherubim - A Huskar inspired melee agility hero
Sergent - A builder type intelligence support hero
Come help build the HoN Unofficial Wiki at http://honwiki.net
<nface>wylker try to be original
<nface>else u can't counter me
<nface>because you're pretty lame
Hey how about if you write which date each guide is made? This way it's easier to spot potentially obsolete guides.
I'd like to thank all people who made these Guides. You help noobs like me a lot to enjoy this game - and kill someone :]