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HoN has gone free to play.

http://www.heroesofnewerth.com/

Faq for existing players: http://www.heroesofnewerth.com/f2p_faq.php

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Yes~!!
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Brace yourselves for an army of n00bs

Oh wait... wasn't that the reason HoN snobs hated LoL?
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Hahaha. While I owned HoN since beta the reason I'm laughing is the few week long $10.00 game sale they had and now F2P? Pretty big slap in the face to do for those people who just purchased. Oh well, S2 has every right to be sweating bullets.
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I brought the game last week for $10. ***
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Psyren View Post
Brace yourselves for an army of n00bs

Oh wait... wasn't that the reason HoN snobs hated LoL?
Making HoN free sounds like they just did the exact opposite of what their player base would have wanted. Seems counter-productive from a community stand point, but beneficial from a monetary one, which is the only one that matters now a days.
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Originally Posted by Vhox View Post
Hahaha. While I owned HoN since beta the reason I'm laughing is the few week long $10.00 game sale they had and now F2P? Pretty big slap in the face to do for those people who just purchased. Oh well, S2 has every right to be sweating bullets.
Exactly.

LoL is the big ape in the room at this point in time, and Dota 2 is edging closer... Also, who knows what kinda tricks Valve has up there sleeves.
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Quote:
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Making HoN free sounds like they just did the exact opposite of what their player base would have wanted. Seems counter-productive from a community stand point, but beneficial from a monetary one, which is the only one that matters now a days.
PC Gamers for the most part are cheap hobos, no offense.

F2P with micro-transactions is really the only to penetrate the current MMO market with a chance of making profits and circumventing piracy. I've been telling my work colleagues who play HoN many many months ago that HoN has to go F2P in order to survive against the "lesser" Leagues.
Edited by Psyren - 7/29/11 at 12:39pm
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Quote:
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lol is the big ape in the room at this point in time, and dota 2 is edging closer... Also, who knows what kinda tricks valve has up there sleeves.
^this right here^
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Attempting to be careful with what I say here so a giant debated doesn't start. I feel S2 knows it's sinking at this point and with DotA2 being closer than most expect it's probably going to steal a big crowd from anyone who loved the original or just wants to go back to DotA. Valve has announced a ton of features ranging from multiple game modes to a ton of champs and even including a 'classic mode' which would even keep bugs, etc from the early game.


As an avid gamer and someone who has spent hundreds on LoL as well as the initial HoN purchase I'm strongly looking forward to DotA2. I still may actually play both DotA2 and LoL though since they both offer a different style.
Edited by Vhox - 7/29/11 at 12:42pm
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