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Heroes of Newerth

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Some of us on IRC have been giving this game a try and so far we all love it. The game is still in beta as of right now, but it is still rather polished. This game is basically DotA from WC3, only as a standalone game. Visit the link below to read more about it.

http://www.facebook.com/heroesofnewerth

A guide for new players:

http://honwiki.net/wiki/New_Player_Guide

Current list of active players from OCR:

Bahamut

TehDonut

Tensei

Another Soundscape

zircon

Ashamee

garian

EdgeCrusher

BardicKnowledge

Halt

sixto

Anso's roomie C3lly

Eulogid

fivre

bladiator

k-wix

Sporknight

Arek

Clefairy

SirChadly

Dr. Tran

dhsu

newt

hemophiliac

relyance

My uncle and myself

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Edge, after the way he raped twice in one night, "too good" is a rather huge understatement. He's fucking INSANE at this game.

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i love the game but i need a lot more practice, i usually have no idea on what to buy and often forget to use my spells against enemy heroes. also guys don't forget the NDA, etc etc. :\

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Yeah about the NDA, that basically means we can't really talk about heroes and game mechanics and stuff in this thread?

Eitherway, this game is tons and tons of fun. I guess it's sort of a combination of tower defense and WoW pvp, with maybe the whole team-aspect from tf2. Definitely worth trying at least.

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How does one get a key for the closed beta?

Someone who has pre-ordered the full game gets 3 beta invites to send out. There's lots of people here who have already done this, so someone might be able to send you one.

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I loved playing yesterday, even though Donut is a cut above the rest of us (too much denying!)

I can't believe how much more fluid the game is than DotA -- you've really gotta see this one in action to believe it.

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i love the game but i need a lot more practice, i usually have no idea on what to buy and often forget to use my spells against enemy heroes. also guys don't forget the NDA, etc etc. :\

Me too garian, after Wes got all butthurt. The next couple of games I started to get the hang of it. But yeah, BUY THIS GAME. So worth it.

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Me too garian, after Wes got all butthurt. The next couple of games I started to get the hang of it. But yeah, BUY THIS GAME. So worth it.

Because getting frustrated is the same as butthurt. Why are you acting like a douchebag? :?

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Fantastic game - played four matches today, having never played DotA before, and I'm already loving it. There goes my weekend :(

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I'm surprised to see a thread about this here, though I don't know why.

This game can be pretty fun, though I tend to get frustrated when I always play against the same imba chars lol.

I haven't been playing recently, in hopes that they will balance things some more. Maybe I'll play one now.

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Yeah about the NDA, that basically means we can't really talk about heroes and game mechanics and stuff in this thread?

Actually...

"All participants in the HoN beta test now have express permission from S2 Games to communicate and discuss Heroes of Newerth publicly. This includes forum discussions and talking to friends and family. Our embargo on media relating to HoN (videos, screenshots) is still in full effect and we'd kindly ask our testers not to disclose any game related media to those not actively in the Heroes of Newerth Beta."

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Well, I guess I'll just post this then (news about the next update):

I wanted to throw out another update of things we're currently working on:

1.) Spectator / Replay Interface: This is an interface specific to spectating or watching a replay. It will have more information and options to expand & collapse lots of detailed information panels.

2.) Practice Mode: The ability to locally create a game on any map, play as any hero, give gold, give experience, spawn other heroes and units, change heroes, etc... This change will allow you to experiment in the game and test maps (when you get the editor ) This will also disallow single player games on remote servers which will increase our server capacity.

3.) Chat Server Scalability: We've just recently streamlined the Chat Server's speed and CPU usage and are working on making it fully scalable. This is the last piece of the puzzle for system wide scalability.

4.) New Heroes: We will continue to push out new heroes. Here is a list of the next group of heroes we're working on.

(a) Maliken: New strength Hellbourne hero

(B) Andromeda: Vengeful Spirit port

© Sand Wraith: Mercurial (Spectre) port

(d) Panda dude: New hero based on a panda (we had to do it guys!)

(e) Diseased Rider: Lich port

We will also be working on other polishes, tweaks, balances, mechanics (game pausing), etc... while the rest of this is going on.

Can't wait for the pandabear guy!

Either way, last game we played was the best one so far IMO, teams seemed quite balanced for most of the time and nearly all of us got up to level 25 with some crazy teambattles.

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Practice Mode, fuck yeah. Will give me time to work on alot of things.

PS. DS you need to play with us sometime.

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Played it last night with Wes, Yosho, Donut, and Ashamee. I didn't know what the hell was going on at first, but then I started to get it. Pretty fun game. I even managed to kill Wes after he killed me. :<

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