I didn't want to post this over at General Beta, because you know, it's General Beta.
We all know the potential of to wreck games (in-fact, I rate him as the second highest game breaking hero after ), but I was thinking about his counterpart:
I've never seen a well played who wasn't fed because:
He stole kills from his team
He actually legitimately farmed up his items
Didn't wait for you to die trying to kill the hero and sat right next to him the whole fight, and then when you died while the enemy was in red, backstabbed him for the kill
Now, I know we've had the luxury of seeing a pro level play (thanks Chu`) and hence have a reference as to how to play him. But what about ? Does he have any potential to play in a pro-level/non-retarded game?
I personally hate the hero, to be honest. I find him to be the worst of the bottom-feeders there are in the game. Not a single I've come across has been a team player; unlike who can actually open pretty well with his (short cooldown) ultimate on the squishy, take him down to half health immediately and putting him on the defensive. Of course, my opinion is biased since I can play a wicked but I wouldn't touch with a metre long pole.
... HoN competitive scene for the most part is a cesspool of uncreative circlejerkers that are unable to think outside of the box or think critically about item acquisitions. They are mostly led like sheep by the few innovators within the scene, which the sheep then follow blindly since they all play against each other constantly and thus have trouble developing any kind of distinctly different playstyle, since they all get sucked into trying to copy the "best" strat at any given time.