HoN 2.0

#1 Edited by Mageknight (138 posts) -
Really interesting stuff. The update is coming out December 13th and includes:
  • Casual mode for faster games. Not so sure about this one after the disaster that was "Easy Mode".
  • New 3v3 map, Grimm's Crossing - looks pretty cool! Apparently it has 2x the kill rate as the standard Forests of Caldavar 5v5.
  • Overhauled matchmaking system, including the long-awaited Team Matchmaking.
  • New UI/streamlined interface.
  • In-game store with alt hero skins, name colors, alt voice packs, and other miscellaneous cosmetic things. Points are either bought or earned from in-game actions, like kill streaks. Nothing too heinous there, for an in-game store.
  • Map editor.
  • New hero: Myrmidon -  http://forums.heroesofnewerth.com/showthread.php?t=187034
Pretty hefty update. I wasn't expecting this at all - it really came out of left field. I'm curious to see how Casual Mode turns out - maybe it will actually provide a good entry point for new players. Thoughts? Irrational angry reactions to an in-game store?
#2 Posted by fishmicmuffin (1054 posts) -

Sounds good. Maybe it will get me to start playing HoN again! 

#3 Posted by Mageknight (138 posts) -

I certainly hope it gets more people excited about HoN. The Giant Bomb chatroom has been woefully empty, and I'd love to see a proper Giant Bomb clan come into existence.

#4 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6649 posts) -

Just got into HoN...Sand Wraith is godly awesome. This update looks good too haha

#5 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -

I'll buy it once it hits Steam.

#6 Posted by ReyGitano (2491 posts) -

Sounds pretty sweet. I play the game because my friends brought me an account... so I was kinda forced into it. Enjoyable game to play with friends who don't get angry over these games... of which I know many.

#7 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6649 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" I'll buy it once it hits Steam. "
Looks like you're never going to buy it then.
#8 Posted by Draco9898 (171 posts) -

I rip people apart with Myrmidon, it's just so sad I have no one good to play with.

#9 Edited by Draco9898 (171 posts) -
@TheMustacheHero said:

" Just got into HoN...Sand Wraith is godly awesome. This update looks good too haha "

He is not the best carry, takes too long to farm up. Sand ability takes too much mana. If you get stuck in a lane with with a ranged hero and no baby-sitter, you're boned. You also can't do jack the first 15-20 minutes of the game. He is a hero I would never pick along with wildsoul, nighthound, and rampage.
It's not that hes the worst hero, but there are far better carry options.
Also -- what is Brad doing in that "quick look"?

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