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  1. DemonicRuins

    Save HoN

    There is a reason that Dota2 had over 40 millions players and HoN does not. Dota2 went above and beyond to cater to the "competitive scene" where as HoN has done everything since it's inception to go against the "competitive scene". Dota2 implemented nearly everything their competitive community wanted. The same changes were asked for in HoN long ago and semi-recently. S2 and FrostFire denied them. Without a true competitive scene and an ability to climb it if it existed HoN was always doomed to never achieve the glory it deserved. It's not unlikely that the creative/development
  2. Man it has been a wild, fun and infuriating ride... I hesitate to say HoN was always doomed from the start to fail because it did run for over a decade so it's a stretch to call it a failure. I think the more accurate way to put it is "HoN was doomed off the jump to never accumulate the population it rightfully deserved". Which can solely be blamed on S2. I deff appreciate FrostFire and their team for taking this project on and keeping it running for as long as they could so we should be giving them a round of applause for the effort. Now I already feel the hate rising in the responses
  3. I deff enjoy seeing the random posts that are on this subject matter. I can appreciate the passion of wanting to bring HoN back from the grave. However there is one singular issue that all of these types of posts share. So far all of these similar posts are all somehow centered around "Throwing Money At The Game". It's not a joke.... go to all of these posts and somewhere in that post there is a similar sentiment that revolves around donating more money to the game in hopes that a little "Advertising" might make the game do a 180 on population. Since when in the "HISTORY" of humanity has
  4. Biggest tips for you... #1 Stay out of ranked till you've really gotten a good grasp of the heroes, items and comps. #2 Find friends to play with you, solo queing is a cesspool that can and will dissuade you over time. #3 ASK! If your in a match and something happens that you don't fully understand... maybe a bad play or bad pathing. Ask your teammates and if your solo queing first hope they speak the same language as you and second hope they don't flame you.
  5. Do whaaaaa? So your saying that you "personally" know every single person on HoN? The announcer doesn't know you from a hole in the wall and neither do the players your playing with. No one knows anyone so I fail to see where what you wrote holds any merit. If you do know the players your playing (in a party) chances are pretty good they're not going to report you for banter.... that's the random's job... keyword being "RANDOM"... meaning you don't know them personally lol.
  6. All the suggestions I'm going to list were suggestions long before the "Great Player Exodus". While I don't think implementing any of these will bring any of those players back there's always a chance so here goes nothin. 1) "Language Locking" - HoN along with the others in the genre have always been known as "RTSMOBA" which means "Real Time Strategy Multiplayer Online Battle Arena". The keyword there being "Strategy". It's no secret that HoN has a diverse array of players who come from different cultures that speak different languages. A lot of players enjoy solo queing or so
  7. I love your passion for HoN... I really do. I myself used to have it as well. However I base the majority of my decisions especially when it comes to spending money on a facts & logic/merit system. Now when it comes to HoN I myself bought my original account during the beta and several underling accounts under it. So I put money into the game back when there was hope for it. Since then though HoN has been plagued by non stop issues and piss poor management since it's very inception. HoN has developed into such a great MOBA with such a horrible standing that's not even worth the afterth
  8. that wasn't a "true" quality of life change made though given it was at the expense of the Latino player base. My whole and only point is give players the ability to "choose" what kind of game they are going to have. Look at it like this... What is Heroes of Newerth? The answer is HoN is a Team of 5, Fast Paced, 3rd Person, Multiplayer Online Battle Arena. When you have a team of 5 it automatically implies that each member of that team needs to contribute to the team to outplay and best your opponents who are also a Team of 5 looking to do the same to you, now hold onto that thought becau
  9. HoN has been up for what 11-12 years now? In all that time when has S2 and now FB ever implemented anything that actually provided a "true" quality of life perk to the community? Since the dawn of HoN the community has asked for regional locking, language locking and yes even ping locking, and never once did S2 or FB implement it. QoL changes like these would have materially diminished toxicity and overall improved the health of the game but for some unexplained reason were never added. Those issues caused the mass exodus where HoN's player base was cut by well over 50% and has been in ste
  10. This would cause Latino players to not be able to ruin... I mean play on the NA servers so I very much doubt something like this would ever be implemented lol.
  11. Can't say stable with the constant lag outs unless your talking population wise. I agree the report system can be abused, that's why I wouldn't make it 4 reports, something more along the lines of 8-10 reports for the same bad behavior. If in two different games with different people both teams came to the same conclusion then chances are they aren't wrong lol. Forget graphics altogether. Institute a subscriber section. 5, 7 or even 10 bucks a month. With it you get reduced pricing on cosmetics, increased silver/gold gain, priority que status and shoehorn in the Language Locking and you'v
  12. I concede it would be significantly easier for a Triple A company to enhance graphics via engine upgrades/overhauls so that was a bad example. However I compared 2010 DreamHack Videos with the current game and yea there has been some polishing here and there but they are without a doubt the same graphics. No doubt it is the aged engine and the majority of issues to include the lag problems could be easily fixed with money. The money issue is a complex one and it began back with the release of HoN. Release came after League of Legends which was a problem and where as LoL was a F2P HoN was a
  13. Got the game back in 2010 (when you had to buy the game) and played pretty regularly taking breaks here and there. This last break was nearly a 4 year one. Saw Testie was streaming again installed HoN for giggles to see if the game had changed or evolved any and to see if I could get matched against him and have another youtube video of rolling him. To my surprise the game really hasn't changed at all. In fact I think it has gotten worse. Couple suggestions that would definitely encourage the tens of thousands of players who abandoned this game to return. 1) Update the graphic
  14. I took the plunge and tried out ranked... First 6 games was as expected. I was the only English speaker on the NA server I was playing on, other side was groups of 2-3 and spoke English (had decent convos in all chat during the game as they laughed at what I was dealing with lol). Did try to reach out to players I played with in the past but they all did as I did and moved on to Dota2 and have no want or need to revisit this game for aforementioned reason. Was deff fun having those nostalgic feels hearing that pre-lobby horn and music but just can't tolerate being in a game where you have to
  15. Just returned as well, been gone about 3 years. Had to scratch my head given when I stopped playing HoN i was 1890s MMR and now all my accounts are at 0. I haven't the heart to even attempt to try a normal ranked game. Have no desire to get mmr screwed by LAT players, be there with an 8.0 kdr and below 1500 mmr. I just stick to mid wars and have as much fun as possible. If Mid Wars is any guise to the quality of players that will be waiting for me in the entry to ranked bracket I have no want or need to be there lol.
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