Saturday, February 12, 2011
Heroes of Newerth, or more commonly known as HoN, is a 5v5 format game in which every player controls a hero. Both teams are based at opposite sides of a map. The map is split into three continuous 'lanes', running from one base to the other. Defensive towers are positioned evenly through each lane, until the lanes terminate at a team's base. Bases are strongly defended with extra defensive towers, and buildings from which units spawn. These units, termed 'creeps' are spawned every thirty seconds, and run along their lane until they meet opposition - which they then attack. Victory is achieved when one of the teams manages to push into the base of the opposing team, and destroys their primary structure; the Hellbourne's 'Sacrificial Shrine', or the Legion's 'Tree of Life'. At any point after fifteen minutes has expired a team can choose to concede defeat - this loses them the game and requires a unanimous team vote to pass.
I have been, playing HoN for 1 year now. It has taken me this long to feel that I have a proper understanding of the game. Most players it seems moved on from Dota, a Warcraft 3 mod, which gave them an advantage the general noobs such as myself when the game was released. I have tried Dota since then, but I find HoN a much smoother, and nicer looking game. I play HoN in my spare time with a few mates, which I find is the best way to play.
If you would like to Add me for a game my ingame name is Adv3nt.