If you’re an old-school DotA player like me, you know that HoN is the most difficult and fast paced game to play of all the MOBAs today. I started playing DotA back in 2005 (wow, has it already been 10 years?) and I fell in love with the genre ever since. I used to play Warcraft 3 and The Frozen Throne ladder, but I wasn’t very good.
Anyway, HoN is free to play. The game itself is around 2 gigabytes, but it is a worthy download. The game doesn’t eat up your graphics either; it’s extremly light-weight and the guys at S2Games did a fine job optimizing the game. I tried Heroes of the Storm (beta) and suffered extreme graphics lag despite it being a less graphic intensive game than HoN.
The only thing that’s bad about HoN is the recent influx of Latin American players, also known as “brs”. I actually call anyone who is a foreign speaker a BR, because they are typically very bad at the game. I guess that’s why they are so good at fighting in MMA, eh? There is always at least one dude who feeds, one who afk farms and does nothing with his gold, and one who screams into the mic every minute. The one I hate the most is the idiot who goes mid with a non-mid hero and expects to win against a hero like Doctor Repulsor or Soul Stealer.
Since the game is so fast paced, there is virtually no delay between your character’s movement and a command. This makes juking so much better, and the game so much more fun that League of Noobs, where a 10 year old can close his eyes and roll his face onto the keyboard to win the game.