Sorry I haven’t been posting lately. Windows has completely fucked up and I had to uninstall it. The problem is, I’m in Australia and my Windows 7 discs are in America. I’ve been trying to find someone with the discs down here. My comp can’t burn the discs or otherwise I would just use torrents to get the install. I’m going through withdrawals right now. I haven’t been able to play HoN in like 2 weeks. I’m gonna try to write some more anyway. Just check back a little later. Thanks guys.
I would pay money to be past that MMR range. I’m not trying to brag on myself, but I’m honestly better than this. I’m not saying that I deserve to be 1900 and playing on Honcast or anything. I just can’t stand playing with people who have never played the game before. I completely understand that everyone starts somewhere and I love teaching people how to play this game, but I’d like to play serious games with serious players. I play support. Plain and simple. I don’t do the “pick a carry/ganker and stomp them in 15” thing well. I have about 3x as many assist as I do kills or deaths. I’m 100% proud of that fact. I love helping other people get the kills and win the games. People in the 1500 and less range don’t understand this concept. Mostly because the people in that range haven’t played the game long enough. I’m not hating, I’m just saying. I’ve been playing support heroes since I started playing DotA. I love it. I just hate that I can’t play with people who appreciate my play style.
What happened to the awesome heroes S2 used to make?
Maliken. Electrician. Engineer.
They used to make such awesome and unique heroes. They’ve really been letting it slip lately. Namely, Bombardier, Moraxxus, and Myrmidon. I feel like they tried harder to make good heroes back when they had DotA players to impress. Now they are just getting lazy. All of these heores are ridiculously overpowered and yet they continue to do nothing about it. Instead they nerf the best parts of all the heroes ported from DotA, like Slither more recently. I hate the reduction to the sight on Slither’s wards. This is after they nerfed the amount and the speed of his wards and the damage of his ulti. They have completely changed the hero that I loved in DotA. I’m not saying he’s broken. He’s still a very viable hero, he’s jut not the same.
I can understand that everyone has bad games. That’s no excuse for someone on my team ragequitting every single game. One problem I see with it is this: Team MM and Solo MM should not be together. It’s a clear advantage to the premade considering they will usually be a group of friends or a clan. I honestly don’t like the idea of everyone starting with an average MMR or PSR and then working from there. I think it would balance a lot better if everyone started at 0 and worked up from there. I had a couple games where the douchebag left before we even got into lanes. There needs to be something like a wait period if you ragequit. Like, if you wanna be a pussy and leave the game early, you can’t join anything but no-stats for 24 hours. That would help a little. Anyway, I’m tired. Night guys.
I’m torn about the additions of skins and points in HoN. I like that you can feel like winning the match and playing better will be rewarded with a physical prize. This is not nearly as exciting when people (with obviously more money than they need) can just buy points to receive the rewards without putting in the work. S2 are following closely on the heels of League of Legends with this one. I used to love the fact that HoN didn’t have a shop or in-game points. It gave me a vague feeling of superiority to know that I was playing and working for the thrill of winning and getting better and nothing more. I can’t blame them for including them. Everyone needs to turn a profit these days in order to survive. I understand that. I just feel like the players who don’t care about winning for points are getting left in the rain. What happened to the match trophies that have been “coming soon” since beta? I would much rather have a trophy in my stats page that shows how hard I played that game than a flamboyant announcer that makes everyone want to shove their keyboard through their ears just to make it stop.
As far as skins go, I think some of them aren’t that bad. I even laughed when I saw Madman dressed like Freddy and I loved the scorpion outfit for Magmus. I think that the “sexy/sutty” versions of heroes are turing this game into a joke. There’s a time and place for skins like that. That place is League of Legends…or Team Fortress 2, not HoN. How about instead of putting Succubus in a school uniform, have more throwbacks to DotA for the ported heroes. Just a thought.
Edit: The link above takes you to the topic at-hand.
I can see where this guy is coming from. I don’t like grievers anymore than the next guy, but the sources for his reviews sound like, to quote MrShakur later in the topic, “League of Legends players.” Trash talking is a part of every competitive game that exists these days. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing HoN, Call of Duty, Halo, or even League of Legends, you’re going to encounter heavy trash talking. Get over it.
My next point is the comment from Harry Butler about the mechanics of the game being punishing to learn. No shit. That’s the difference between a truly competitive game, like HoN or DotA, and recreational online games like tower defense. I spent a whole summer when I first started playing eating, breathing, and living DotA to get better, and I still had a lot to learn at the end of it all. You need to look at a game like you would any sport: The more effort you put into it, the better you will be at it League of Legends has got everyone thinking these days that you can pick up a game like this at Walmart, pwn a few noobs, earn a few points to buy skins and shit, and that makes them pro. Wrong.