hi, HoN player here, i just tried DOTA 2, not bashing or anything just wanted to say what i felt the difference is,
i felt the game play was allot slower, i get items much quicker than HoN, but hero movement, hero hits and so on, is allot slower, and the whole game pace is allot slower than HoN in general, thats the main thing that annoyed me, also Match making system, is so slow, i had to join MM pool 4 times for the game to start, and each time i had to wait an annoying 1-2 mins before i could join the pool again, but i guess this will be fixed later, but the main thing i could say is the game pace, other than that, its not a bad game at all, bit laggy sometimes tho, not sure if its from me, i dont lag in HoN games.
Is there variant turn speed and casting delay in HoN? I know in LoL heroes turn instantly and very few spells have cast delays, which is largely the reason LoL players think DotA feels slower.
Eh, I don't think furion is that bad.
The reason a lot of people ban him in competitive play is because he's bad for their specific team
Dota 2 doesnt need new things im a veteran player and i would rather get all heroes then new maps and stuff which would ruin the balance so i disagree with your post but i agree about CS 1.6 being most popular to date , every pro player i know here isnt going to play / nor they like cs:go, and yeah CS:Source was complete shit actually.
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Also, that "built-in delay" comes from the time it takes for servers to 'tick', the server frequency being 20Hz or something means you get an additional ~25 or so ms. Not 100% on what the frequency and average delay was, all I remember is that the frequency used to be half what it is now and a lot of people complained about it in early beta and in response they doubled their server frequency and most people were happy.
Almost all HoN players I know that switched complained about how Dota 2 felt different but eventually got used to it. And one reason HoN probably felt faster was because of the more zoomed-in camera. Not entirely sure if the image is accurate, but HoN is still slightly more zoomed-in.
That said, a bad furion is just a huge feeder, pushes out all the lanes so no one on his team can farm, spends his 400 CS on desolator/buriza/MKB and dies to a Lina ult because he still has 1100 health at level 18.
He dies so horribly at times it isn't even funny
He can also abandon a losing team fight to go push rax instead, forcing the enemy team to defend instead of destroy your base when they have your team dead. Even tinker doesn't have treants or the ability to teleport anywhere.
One of my favorite heroes is Veno and he loves prophet ulti
Only map I would ever like to see in competitive play is a mirrored version of the current map.
I consider a hero OP if there's no conceivable way to deal with him.
Last edited by Azalu; 2012-07-01 at 01:29 PM.