Discussion in 'PC Games' started by gruntLOL, Aug 2, 2011.
I remember it peaked at 85k a few days ago, getting pretty popular
I'm keen to get on to this, can anyone hook a fellow ocau'er up with an invite?
Nailbomb, I completely agree with you on every point.
I have both, Dota 2 Beta and HoN.
As of lately, I much prefer HoN because it's more refined than DotA 2. Also Dota is about 1/3 slower than HoN.
I sometimes just jump on to play Pugna. that's all about it. I miss that little guy.
I traded my Diablo 3 beta account for 2 Dota 2 keys.. and my mates don't even play it anymore. (Got bored of D3 after I maxed out all the characters in a 2 weekends)
And no. I'm not handing out any keys.
When you say it's 1/3 slower. What is 1/3 slower? The games take 1.5-2 hours? The move speeds are slower? Are you getting 1/3 the kills?
Never played Hon?
Never played Dota2. Countless hours on HON. Just see this 'it's slow' argument tossed around a lot and never actually seen someone clarify this by saying WHAT is slower and why that actually makes it worse.
Oh, ok. Try youtube, plenty of videos. The entire pace of the game is in slo mo.
I played HoN and couldnt go back to Dota after because HoN felt 'faster paced', also gave LoL a good go when it first came out but I found it too cartoony and childish, also even slower than dota or hon and too simplistic for my playstyle.
Dota 2 looks like a slower version of dota so I seriously doubt I'll like it but we'll see.
Anyway, a page of 'HoN and LoL are shit' in a dota 2 thread isnt very constructive >_>...
Back on topic.. Beta key links anyone??
Hon game speed of the units are quicker. I guess if you have never played HoN and only Dota, then its nothing.
HoN games generally go quicker, because of the unit movespeeds and unit speeds are quicker.
It was actually handy, because when I went to DotA 2 again, it felt all in slow mo again haha
Any key giveaways?
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Dota 2 tried too hard to please both worlds, sadly, its not possible. Sure you can deny and the heroes are that of Dota, but making the game as slow paced and shitty looking as LoL is such a turn off.
I have the beta, never really played DOTA and never played HoN but I play a lot of LoL.
Totally different gameplay styles really, while there are obviously similarities the meta is different and how I play my hero has to change drastically.
My main gripes (coming from LoL) are with the camera zoom and HUD scaling. It feels very closed in, especially when you see range finders on abilities that are outside your viewable area, it seems a bit stupid personally.
Much more unforgiving compared to LoL, loss of cash on death and the fact you can so easily get 2 shotted by certain characters (Tiny, Zeus etc...) make it a very different game.
I was hanging for the beta and figured I'd quit LoL once I got it but after winning 4/5 games with players, then losing 5/6 games against bots it became frustrating with how unforgiving it is, how insane the bots are for a new player, and the overall lack of information I could find on how to play.
A lot of the discussion about the HUD and camera zoom seems to degenerate into "STFU noob, if you can't handle it then piss off back to bubblegum LoL with the other terribads!", which to me is just plain stupid. The camera zoom is a by product of WC3's engine, I'm not so sure it's a good legacy thing to carry over, expecially when you have abilities with such giant ranges on them that are unavoidable. Getting killed by someone off your screen sucks.
I think the game can be fun, but the learning curve is demonic, even for someone who has spent a large amount of time in MOBA games.
Lastly, bots on beginner are better than real players. They denied 2 towers in my first game? My own lane partner would steal every single creep last hit?
Good AI sure but this was beginner! I'm trying to figure out the projectile and animation timing, how the courier works, how the general mechanics work and I can't farm and an opposing bot gets 19/2/15 from the other bots and them steamrolls us.
Beginner bots need to be tones down drastically, having bots faceroll your team and deny you last hits/towers is an advanced tactic that you should learn later on, maybe medium/expert difficulty. At a beginner level it just denies you gold and the ability to try out build options.
Just curious, how is LoL slow paced compared to DoTa?
I just got a beta invite his morning. Interesting as I've not signed up for it previously. I wonder if steam has been monitoring my LoL usage when both are running on my computer.
no haste, no tp and thats just getting around the map. Other things like no denying add further to slower game pace.
Got my invite, played one game.
Think i'll pass. Not that it's a bad game, just i suck at it
Enemies and team mates are level 18+ and i'm still 11 and getting focused/smashed.
At least in LoL i feel i can contribute.
Finally got my key! Installing now. Can't play till the weekend but I'll be good to go. A lot of my hon mates hated Dota at first but are slowly preferring Dota 2 so we shall see I guess. Will finally get to play it on the weekend
All these haters with their beta keys hating on the game, should give a key to a non-hater like me! I really wanna play!!!
oo just got mail with an invite this morning, seems a new wave came?