We've Moved :(

HoN Blog will no longer be updated. We've moved to http://gamingpoint.org and we will no longer be writing about HoN

The new website: Gaming Point is a blog for game developers. We teach concepts rather than the technical things like coding so go have a look, because there's plenty of awesome guides there.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Open Beta

So, the time for Open Beta Phase has come, no more beta keys for you guys.
If you guys want to play HoN, only need to fill the information and register a new account in the HoN official website.Massive amount of player will come to HoN since it's open beta, be nice with them.
I hope my blog can help other people that are new in the Open Beta and HoN, for the Closed Beta player like me :
Bring more players to HoN and keep supporting HoN, also pre purchasing the acc would be good.
That's all I think, and also please keep supporting my blog too..


"    HoN will never truly be finished. Expect more, get more!" S2Maliken

Patch 0.3.1.1 Changelog

Version 0.3.1.1
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- Fixed replay compatizing to hot-fixed server versions (0.1.66.1)
- Fixed instances of list items staying highlighted when they shouldn't


Open Beta in 13 Hours !What surprise will we have tomorrow?
My plane got delayed for about 2 hours.I think I'll be late for the open beta, phew...I don't...
Many people complain about this patch, please read the current beta client issue here :
http://forums.heroesofnewerth.com/showthread.php?t=92541

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Patch Version 0.3.1 Changelog

Version 0.3.1
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General

- Fixed disassembled items losing owner information, thus not letting them combine with other items
- Fixed a crash when selecting a chest containing a token of life or cheese
- Fixed unable to purchase from the shop while dead
- Reconnect window will no longer show if game is over (conceded) and you leave
- Show disconnect button in interface as soon as there is a winner (i.e. when a concede vote passes)

- Updated French stringtables
- Fixed downloading backwards compatibility archives after using the 0.3.0 installer
- Fixed issues with out of sync backwards compatibility archives
- Fixed a crash when starting old version replays
- Reset playback speed when closing a replay
- Updated how the "Automatic" create game functionality works
* Previously it used the first server it recieved a valid response back from. Now it grabs a server only from the region last selected

Today is the Open Beta - 12 Hours 41 Minutes Left

shot of our Turtle guy that will soon come to light. S2Los

Just reminding you guys all, that today will be a big day, today is the Open Beta. I supposed to be busy with my blog, I want to see it and celebrate it too by doing a live streaming, checking the Hunter_'s news. But I'm afraid I'll be a little bit late, Today I'm going back to Lombok again at 4 PM, it takes 45-55minutes from here to Lombok, so estimated time I got arrived to Lombok will be at 5 PM, and doing some things in the Airport and blah blah blah, I'll be at home at 6 or maybe 7 PM.And for me it's a disaster, It's a big day but I don't want to be late, but unfortunately maybe I'll be late.If I'm just late, you guys just need to go to this post :


In the last item of the news, there's a news from Hunter_ from the forums about how to stay tuned and joining this big event(livestream).So you guys can join the open beta faster than me, I'll update my blog ASAP, I hope the open beta starts at the same time I can update my blog.So no late info guys.I'm also sorry for this inconvinience.Thanks for your attention

Do you guys think there'll be a new hero on this Open Beta?
Let's wait and see

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Open Beta on 1 April 2010

Join the Open Beta and Launch Party Online Here :

Beta Client Known Issues [Version 0.3.0.2]

Heroes of Newerth Beta Client Known Issues

Below is a list of known issues in the current Beta version. Please submit any you have for review. Issues replied to will be deleted after a day or so to make it easier to view new ones.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Open Beta Comes After 0.3.0

Open Beta is right around the corner. We will be announcing a date very soon. We just released the 0.3.0 patch which is our lead up to Open Beta. It contains many balance tweaks, art polish, a new front end interface, and the beginnings of match making.Heroes of Newerth Facebook

Also read about S2Maliken says about it here :

Matchmaking!

*I just contacted S2Crew from the forums about this massive rage, please visit the thread 
  here :
  Hope we can get the best answer there.


Hey guys,

After a long wait, matchmaking is here. We've got tons of players playing tons of matchmaking games and we're thrilled to finally get it out to you guys.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

For All of You Guys that RAGE

Sorry I was late to get online and see my blog, today I got a bit busy day, then I can online now, and very happy to see many comments on my blog, also in the chatbox, but I also feel sad to see many of your comments saying about "crashing and other problems on the new patch".
I just updated mine to 0.3.0.2, no problems so far, I can play a game, but in the game, some people saying about buying an item bugs.
So what I want to tell you guys is, please be patient waiting for s2crew to solve, fix, and repair this massive patch problem.Some of lucky guys like me, maybe got their client work properly, but many of you guys got a RAGE because of this problem.Chill guys for now
Please leave a comment in this post for those who still having problem with the patch, also put what's your problem, I'll try to ask S2Idejder to read the comment.
Please do it wisely, no spamming like in the chatbox I got some porn link, I just deleted that, and sorry for this inconvinience guys.

Patch 0.3.0.1 - 2 Changelogs

Version 0.3.0.1
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- Fix joining game on the game list
- Fix game lobby enter key not working sometimes

*Now I'm trying to have a game with this new patch, I can join it, but don't know what's next?

Version 0.3.0.2
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- Fixed the US Regions for Matchmaking
- Disabled custom avatars...

CRASH - Download It Nao !

Since I got back from a dinner with my family, and see my blog, especially the 0.3.0 patch notes got 31 comments that saying " CRASH WHEN UPDATING", then I open the forum, got a thread about how to solve the problem, FYI, I haven't update mine, so I can't tell if mine is crashing or not.

*I just visited the forums, and there are countless threads about crashing, lagging, no response from servers and many trouble because of this 0.3.0 patch, but FYI, S2Crew are now doing their best to fix it and repair it so it can work properly soon, please be patient guys.I also haven't done updating mine.


Here's the solution :

Patch 0.3.0 Changelog - Coming Very Soon !

S2Fielding  "FYI, by "retail" I meant main beta (not betabeta)."
S2Idejder  "The next version isn't going to be 0.1.67. We are changing version numbers!"


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Test Client Patch 0.2.48 - 0.2.49

0.2.49 Coming soon.

- Fixed some missing textures
- Fixed some typos
- Fixed an issue with the chat server where if a user sent a message using /b or /m and someone on one of those lists was in /dnd mode, it wouldn't send the message to all the people on the list.
- Overhauled how adding buddies/friends works. You now must request friendship before someone is actually added as your friend.
* You can request friends when offline and they will get the notifications upon logging in, and approve at their convenience
* We might have to wipe current friends lists at some point in the future for this to work correctly.
- Tweaked the position of ancients

Corrupted Disciple
- Top end base damage lowered by 5

Night Hound
- Reverted back the armor nerf

Updated, 0.2.48 is just a mini fix 

Phade - New Upcoming Hero

video
Here comes the Phade, the next upcoming hero..
Is it a port?an old hero remake?or a whole brand new hero from S2Games?
Can't wait for it, and the 1.67 supposed to be released soon !

"The 1.67 patch won't happen for at least another four hours (or more), so you can take a four hour break from refreshing =p"S2Phlogiston

Pre Purchased Acc. can Reset Stats

I'm sorry for this late information, it's been a while that the pre purchased acc can reset their status, like what you guys can see in the pic below :

Simply login into heroesofnewerth.com and click the resets button on the top left corner.
There are also many option for the pre purchased acc there.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Test Client Patch 0.2.43 - 0.2.47 - We Will Have It Soon !

0.2.47 Coming soon.
Quote:
Significantly updated the libraries. Test all of the different things about login/logout, chat channels, friends list, and getting the game list. Let us know if anything is broken.

Defiler
- Reverted the movespeed on the spirits

Hellbringer
- Fixed the Life Void to be negative. T.T

Glacius
- Reverted Ult to be around him

Keeper of the Forest
- Reveal range of the eyes increased to 450
- Root now hits units in fog

Legionnaire
- Base Int increased to 17 from 14
- If the target of a charge gets more then 2000 units away (teleport for example) the charge will break

Friday, March 19, 2010

Chance to come to HoN's Launch Party!

Attention Residents of the San Fransisco Bay Area!!!

Interested in attending S2 Games' Launch Party for Heroes of Newerth!? iGames has exclusive tickets allowing members of the general public to come celebrate with us. If you?re interested, please let iGames know as we'd love to have you there with us!

NOTE: YOU MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO ATTEND.

The Launch Party will be held on April 1, 2010 starting at 5:00 PM PDT. And no, this isn't an April Fool's joke!

We want you there for part of HoN history! The entire S2 Staff will be out to celebrate, the finals of the North American Cup will be held, there will be free food and drink, and there will be a drawing for an Alienware M11x system!

RULES:

YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO ATTEND.

YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF THE SAN FRANSISCO BAY AREA.

YOU MUST BE A HON FAN. (But hey, who isn't )

LIMIT ONE EMAIL PER PERSON.

TO ENTER:


Help us test match making! Tomorrow at 6pm PDT / 1am GMT

Hey guys, we're getting match making going on the test client and need a much bigger test on our test client.

Please download the test client and login at 6pm PDT / 1am PDT. That's on 3/19/2010 for the PDT time, but 3/20/2010 GMT.

The test client can be located here:

http://dl.heroesofnewerth.com/HoNTestClient-0.2.0.exe


Please note that many gameplay changes in these test clients are not final and should not be discussed outside of our test client feedback forum. We need 'warm bodies' to test match making, so if you don't have time to give feedback that's OK, but if you are interested please join us on IRC to obtain information as to how to access the private beta-beta forum.

IRC Server info
server: irc.s2games.com
ports: 6667
channel: #hon

[S2]Fielding
S2 Staff Member

Thursday, March 18, 2010

About the Comment

Well, I just told by a guest in the chatbox, and really thanks for him, he remind me about the problem in word verification in my blog that make my visitors give me very small amount of comment, but remembering this blog got 1500-2000 visits erveryday, but no comment at all..So I just fixed this problem, making everyone(not registered user only) can give me a comment and no word verification.So please you guys all can interact with me with your comment.Please use it wisely and don't spam.
Thanks for visiting my blog and sorry for this inconvinience.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just some Little News

Alonso is doing some awesome things with the animations for the new heroes. I wish I could show you guys, but you'll see them eventually. - S2Phlogiston

We got another test patch update come out, the 0.2.44, also for the Indonesian Honer like me, we got IDGS helping us now, please visit : http://www.hon-id.com/  and support me guys to be the official HoN Blog in Indonesia !

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Interview with S2Fielding

 As what I got from GameReplay, they had a chance to get interview with S2Fielding, so I copy it to make sure you guys can read it, the bolded paragraph are the most interesting statement.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

New UI Screenshots

I just give you guys a little screen shots of the new UI the FE2(Front End), but unfortunately, I can't give the test client changelog, and also, I got a little problem with my test client, the UI got a little broken so I need to re install it, but I can't, because it'll take so long time to patch again, remember I got a limited internet connection and also slow, so I'm sorry that I won't reinstall it and just wait till the 1.67 comes soon, it's a big balance patch and a cool patch guys, just wait !











Friday, March 12, 2010

Test client test patch - this Friday 3/12/2010

Hey guys - we plan to get a test patch up this Friday 3/12/2010

The test patch will include:
- New interface "Front End 2.0"
- Match Making testing
- Tutorial
- A slew of other fixes, balance tweaks, etc

Please note that we're putting this out a bit early - do not expect perfection, there will likely be a few misc bugs. We need your guys help to track + prioritize these bugs. The patch will be uploaded on Friday (it's not up yet) and testing will take place all weekend.

To participate in the pre-beta test client games, you'll need to participate in our IRC channel. This is open to anyone who wants to join. Our IRC information is:
server: irc.s2games.com
ports: 6667
channel: #hon

Once you're in, you can use /nick to change your name.

We'll be posting the link to the pre-beta test client in the topic of that channel, as well as information as to where to contribute feedback and discuss the patches. 


[S2]Fielding
S2 Staff Member

Note : we can see the changelog already, for those who know where to get the test client, you guys should have read the changelog too, also I'm very sorry for the late update, but now i'm back already guys !

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I'll be going for 3 Days

Just want to tell you guys that today I'll be going to a camping for 3 days, there'll be no internet connection and no cellphone signal, that's why I'm afraid that for 3 days I can't update my blog if there is a new update.But as what we can see, lately we got new updates for a long time(just 1-3 new updates per week).So I'm sorry for this inconvinience, as soon as I come back(on Friday, today is Wednesday here) I'll update my blog as fast as I can.Hope you guys can understand it.Thanks.

Monday, March 8, 2010

STR Hero Contest

I just copy paste-ing the Nome's Announcement about 1st Hero Contest 
 
Strength Hero Contest

Contest Details
One of the upcoming heroes will be a community-made hero. The question is, which one will it be?
  1. Submit your hero ideas in this subforum.
  2. S2 will choose the best ideas from the submissions.
  3. A public vote will take place to determine the winner and newest addition to the growing Heroes of Newerth roster.
Submission Rules
  • Hero must be Strength
  • There are no other rules.
  • Your entry must be approved by the suggestions moderators before it will appear.
  • The deadline is not yet announced.
Tips
  • Take risks, be original. New heroes should be about new concepts not yet in HoN.
  • Flesh out your suggestion. Use numbers, descriptors, and pictures. Presentation helps readers visualize your hero the way you do.
  • Browse other heroes. All progress is based on borrowing developments from others. But be sure to give credit where credit is due!
  • Use the resources. The root Suggestions forum has plenty of resources to aid you.
Good luck!
_____________

For more further information, please go to this link : http://forums.heroesofnewerth.com/showthread.php?t=85029

Friday, March 5, 2010

Fade Assassin - New Concept Art

I just told by Bloodseeker in the CBox, a link to this new concept art, the link from S2Bruce blog :
http://s2bruce.blogspot.com/
So, another hero concept art, maybe the next upcoming hero, the 63th or 64th hero(should be released when the Open Beta).
So, let's just guess it, I think it's Mortred / Lanaya / Female Phantom Lancer/ Nerubian Assassin??

Also just FYI, a little sneak peek, Nome wisdom are going to have a significant change in the next patch, still gives aura but no armor, Idejder said to speculate on what will be the change?

0.1.67 Sneak Peek 2: Tutorial (and Deadwood balance!)

Idejder : "We are just doing a lot of work and we need to finish it before we can patch. It's a big project but we are almost done."

Continuing on the "it's been a while since we gave an update so here is some of what we're working on" theme, this one will contain a sneak peek at both the upcoming balance changes to Deadwood and screenshots from the ingame Tutorial we have made!

To see the first Sneak Peek, check out here:

So to jump right into it, here are the upcoming Deadwood balance changes:

Quote:
Deadwood
- Proper announcement at hero selection
- Rebalanced:
- Base strength lowered to 23 (from 25)
- Strength Gain lowered to 2.7 from 3.0
- Agility Gain increased to 2.0 from 1.6
- Base Armor increased to 2.24 from 1.24
- Slow from throwing the log increased to 75% max from 60% max
- Oakbolt's slow now lasts for 1.5/2/2.5/3 seconds, from 3 seconds at all levels.
- Projectile speed when throwing a log increased to 1200 from 1000
- Willowmaker
* Cooldown rescaled to 85,75,65
* Cast point lowered to 500ms from 750ms
* Damage rescaled to 350, 650, 950 from 400,600,800
* Debuff is now a constant 20% strength reduction at all levels from 20,30,40%
* No longer splashes the debuff in a cone, only the single target
* Stun duration increased to 1.5s from 1s
This is a general sweeping rebalance of this hero to bring him more in line with where we want him. Reducing his lategame scaling slightly along with making his Oakbolt better and balancing the Punch a bit for earlygame.

Keep in mind other then internal games, these changes are generally untested. This is what the beta-beta build is for when we can make one.

And now, onto the part I am sure a lot of you want to see shots of;

Monday, March 1, 2010

0.1.67 Sneak Peek 1: Pollywog Priest - HUGE PATCH IS COMING SOON !

So, it's been a while since we gave an update with some content as to what we're working on, and as we draw closer to being able to release the next patch we plan to give you guys some sneak peeks of what it'll contain.

We'd like to apologize for the delay in this patch. We started some pretty ambitious goals (such as the new interface) and we refuse to settle for anything less than top quality. With that in mind, development dragged out a little longer than expected (isn't that always the case?). No worries, we're working around the clock to get everything taken care of and we're getting closer!

In the meantime I hope to entice you guys with some cool peeks at upcoming changes and content while we finish work here.

Right now, it's Pollywog time.

We said a while ago when the Honcast guys were here that we are remodeling and redoing the effects for Pollywog. And we did.

But first :

Pollywog Priest
- Remodeled and effects redone
- Range increased to 550 from 500
- Base Armor increased to 1.30 from 1.14 

We've Moved :(

HoN Blog will no longer be updated. We've moved to http://gamingpoint.org and we will no longer be writing about HoN

Gaming Point is a blog for game developers. We teach concepts rather than the technical things like coding, so go have a look at the site, because there's plenty of awesome guides there.
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