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.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Heroes of Newerth Going Retail FAQ

Hey everyone,

I wanted to send out an email to let everyone know that HoN is going retail on Wednesday, May 12 @ 4:00pm EST (-5 GMT). Starting Wednesday, May 5 @ 4:00pm EST (-5 GMT) we will allow accounts that purchase (or have already pre-purchased) to claim nicknames of accounts that are not pre-purchased. If there is a nickname you want or if you would like to secure your own nickname, please take the time to purchase your account now instead of later.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

[OFF TOPIC] Bloodline Champions - Beta Blog


Please visit my blog about it, here is the link :


I know any you guys already know about this game, now i'm still searching for the beta key
Remember, I don't leave my Heroes of Newerth Blog or stop playing HoN, just interest in it, please visit it guys !

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Retail Release Date, Good bye Beta !

Retail release date has been set. HoN's Open Beta will come to an end on Wednesday, May 12th @ 4:00pm EST, 2 weeks from today. It has been an amazing beta process and we appreciate the support of all our fans!


Read more about what Maliken said about this here :


Patch Version 0.3.5 Changelog

Version 0.3.5
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- Fixed the 'terrain being black' bug

Items

- Tweaked effects on Frostfield Plate to better match the area (Thanks to Warchamp7)
- Kuldra's Sheep stick will now dispel stealth on its target
- Monkey Courier now has a three second cool down between purchases
- Nullfire Blade's purge no longer passes through Magic Immunity

Monday, April 26, 2010

DREAM - The Mysterious Future HoN Project

Finally is there anything else you wish to say about Heroes of Newerth?

We have a very exciting program and direction for HoN being announced soon. We call it DREAM and details will be released in the next couple of weeks. Lastly, I'd like to thank all of our fans. We could not be happier with their support and excitement for our product. I appreciate the chance to chat with you, John and thanks for the opportunity to be on Big Download, I'm a big fan!

So check this out : http://dream.heroesofnewerth.com/open/index.php 
See the thread about this : http://forums.heroesofnewerth.com/showthread.php?t=110332
picture of a S2logo-esque picture of a brain with wings

MYM announces HoN PriDe Tournament with partnership from S2 Games

"myMYM is proud to announce our support for the Heroes of Newerth international community with the launch of the HoN Pride Tournament Series, sponsored by S2 Games and Peregrine. We will also be providing our readers with up to date news and coverage of all major HoN LAN events and online tournaments in the very near future. Stay tuned for some very exciting announcements in the upcoming days!"

-myMYM Staff

 Read about the MYM Tournamaent here :

Interview about HoN Upcoming Launch Plans

 Interview: S2 Games' co-founder talks about Heroes of Newerth's upcoming launch plans

With the launch of the open beta for Heroes of Newerth, it seems that the game is in the home stretch of its mainline development. How do you and the team feel about the game now that it's almost ready to be launched in a commercial form?

We feel the game is feature complete (as is), stable, and content rich. However, we will operate Heroes of Newerth as a service. This means that the game will never really be finished. We plan to constantly make updates with new heroes, items, and features. As long as there is significant enough demand (which thus far has proven to not be a problem) we will continue to expand HoN's offerings.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Balphagore Taunt by S2Moebiwan - Shake the Belly

Fayde in Action by S2Moebiwan

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Balphagore - Upcoming STR Hellbourne Hero !

Patch Version 0.3.4.0 - 1 Changelogs

Version 0.3.4.1
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- Fixed Fayde's tooltip for Reflection to correctly state that the Illusion is killed when she lands her first attack from stealth.
- Fixed Fayde's model to not be a teapot. Sorry if you like teapots.
- Fixed the hero overlay 'sticking'

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Test Client Version 0.2.56 - 58 Patch Changelogs [Fayde Patch]

I took down the servers until this update is up. We need some quick testing and feedback because we want to possible release Fayde to the general public soonish.

Updated. Changes in Blue.

Version 0.2.58
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General

- Life Steal items, except for Abyssal Skull, are now exclusive attack modifiers (will not stack with Frostburn, Frostwolf's Skull, etc)
- Fixed an issue where the loading race number carries over to the next game, it should be reset properly each match now
- Fixed an issue where players who tried to add friends during the first few days of open beta experienced issues trying to request new friends got a message indicating they had already requested them and needed to wait. They should no longer need to wait any longer than 60 seconds to re-request their a friend
- Fixed an issue where certain players would always be flagged with a PSR of "N/A", resulting in 100% win chance for their team
- The notification history now adds the most recent notifications to the top of the list
- Right clicking images for the various game mode/options on the "Join Game" notification should now close the notification properly
- Added new UI_CMD() AddTemplateListItemWithSortReversed() that takes the same parameters as AddTemplateListItemWithSort() but adds the newest elements to the top of the list instead of the end (so the newest item appears at the top of the widget.)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Become the fans of Honblog Facebook Now !

Today I announce that I have already made a facebook page for my blog, because I think many people use the facebook now.In the facebook page, I'll give the simpliest way of the latest and newest information, just like in twitter, couple of words, so very easy to read and understand. Of course the most complete information will be in this blog. If any of you guys are busy or can't open the blog at the moment, you guys can simply open the facebook page. So what are you guys waiting for, please become fans and always stay tuned ! Thanks

Friday, April 16, 2010

Fayde - Next Upcoming AGI Hellbourne Hero



























 I think she is the brand new OR hero from S2Games, the Ganker AGI hero, and S2Idejder call her the Jungling Hero Killer...Stealth and Deadly, wait for her in the next patch 0.3.4 !

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fayde, 0.3.4 Test Client coming soon! (Tomorrow, the 15th)

We are ready to test the next new hero and some balance changes.

This should be updated and going live tomorrow sometime.

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.

Disclaimer as follows:

To those of you unfamiliar with the pre-beta test client, it's a special client that updates and installs separately from the regular beta client. When we have content that we know is going to require some more thorough testing, we put it through the test client to get the obvious bugs/issues out of the way (in addition to feedback on experimental balance changes). Some people like to ask "what's the point of the main beta test, then?" The second client really doesn't diminish the value or meaning of the primary beta test. Rather than put out a patch/update to the beta client that we know will have some glaring issues, we run it through this secondary process first. This actually helps the main beta test by not slowing it down with potentially game-breaking issues (our test patches on the pre-beta client receive minimal testing and often we'll patch multiple days in a row as we work on it, a process which would be quite troublesome if attempted on the main beta client). 



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. 






What Idejder leak about her :

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Agi/Int Hero Contest!

Hey guys, we enjoyed the results from the strength hero contest and decided that we wanted to extend that to the other attribute classes as well. We want to keep the community as involved as possible with the game and this is a big part of that. I would love if everyone submitted a hero and then helped in the judging.

Also keep in mind only pre-purchased accounts can submit hero ideas, so if you were waiting to buy the game now might be a good time for it!

Head over to the rules post to check out how to enter and maybe get your own hero idea into the game!

The contest is open for submissions until probably around Sunday sometime.

[S2]Idejder
S2 Staff Member



original post

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Phade - Next Upcoming HoN Chick ?












 Got some progress here for the color, still touching up some things..S2Los



So as what we can see in S2Cracky's blog, there's a zbrush video of Phade/Fade, just like Deadwood before.So it mean she'll be the next upcoming hero, should be Hellbourne AGI hero I think.But unfortunately, I still don't know when she will be released !So stay tune guys !

Friday, April 9, 2010

Patch 0.3.2 - 0.3.3.2 Changelogs



See more and Learn more about Chipper here by Drasha[HonDB]
Version 0.3.3.2
(This was mainly just a server patch, we released a client patch just to clear up confusion on version numbering)

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- Units that can't carry items can no longer pick up chests
- Fixed -1 bug... AGAIN.
- Fix not receiving the proper experience for killing heroes.
- Sage's Lore will now be properly dispelled from Wildsoul if he activates Wild or Battle Cry
- Wildsoul will now properly be silenced when activating Wild or Battle Cry and is standing within range of Vindicator's aura

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Unknowns Heroes

S2Los : " will have a colored version soon "

Below is the list of unknown heroes, maybe you guys can help to match their skill and stats with any of dota heroes, maybe we can get an earlier infos about them, thanks for Pudgemissing in his thread

Test Client Patch 0.2.50 - 55 [Chipper Patch]

Version 0.2.55
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- IM notifications only pop up once every 2 minutes now, however the IM count and any IM conversations will still be updated real time.
- Fixed the MOTD from popping up over and over as you exit games
- Fixed chat channels saving
- If Engineer has a token and spawns a steam turret, then a duplicate token is no longer dropped on the ground
- Fixed another exploit with Engineer turret

Test Client Note: I need you guys to focus test the engineer turret + courier stuff again to make sure nothing broke with stuff like the courier picking up token, combining items, or any weird engineer gold exploits. Get that mod that lets you see hidden inventories and test it again.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Community Hero Contest

Welcome to S2's first Community Hero Contest. Over the past month, forum members have submitted their Strength hero ideas. Now, after weeks of of judging, we're down to the final four. Please review the four entries and cast your vote--the winner will be implemented into the game!

Please review the entries, cast your vote, and participate in the discussion!

Hurry, because voting ends on April 12th! 

Nome

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chipper : The Next Upcoming Legion INT Hero















See it more here :
Chipper's Skills

0.3.2 Test Client TODAY! Come test the new hero

We are ready to test not only some significant changes to some code but also the new hero and some small balance changes.

Say Hello to "The Chipper"



This should be updated and going live at ~2:30-3:30 PM PST today.

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.

To those of you unfamiliar with the pre-beta test client, it's a special client that updates and installs separately from the regular beta client. When we have content that we know is going to require some more thorough testing, we put it through the test client to get the obvious bugs/issues out of the way (in addition to feedback on experimental balance changes). Some people like to ask "what's the point of the main beta test, then?" The second client really doesn't diminish the value or meaning of the primary beta test. Rather than put out a patch/update to the beta client that we know will have some glaring issues, we run it through this secondary process first. This actually helps the main beta test by not slowing it down with potentially game-breaking issues (our test patches on the pre-beta client receive minimal testing and often we'll patch multiple days in a row as we work on it, a process which would be quite troublesome if attempted on the main beta client).

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.

Monday, April 5, 2010

INT Legion Upcoming Hero ? Chiprel ?

As always "fear the Chiprel"

Hey guys,
Here's an S2 original hero concept that should be going in the game very soon. For all the techies and tinker fans out there, I'm sorry to say that he is neither. Hope you like it. 
S2Bruce 

We will have it on the test patch soon, read it more to see a little sneak peak from Idejder :
post
 




Saturday, April 3, 2010

Watch the Final Match Between Team [LOAD] VS Team [5]

Match ID : 35972157

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Saboteurs - It's April Fool's Joke

This post is just an April Fool's Joke, sorry for misleading you guys, an actually I was too clusmsy and I got fooled by this
Next hero should be Turtle Guy. 

The Saboteurs - Goblin Techies?
Thanks to Game Replay, so jealous of them, they got this news first, but no artwork.

Hero Description

The Saboteurs were sent to infiltrate the Hellbourne as double agents for the Legion centuries ago. At first, the Legion's plan seemed to be working as key information on the Hellbourne reached Legion commanders. Soon however, the flow of information stopped and the Saboteurs were forgotten. Having succumbed to the great power the the Hellbourne influence, the Saboteurs now fight for those who were once their enemies - using a combination of magic and modern explosive to clean the battlefields of their former allies.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

HoN Launch Party - New INT Legion Hero Next Week Patch

We will have 1 new hero in on the next patch next week, as what you guys can see in the interview video of Ruby Mae from HonCast with S2Maliken.Also they plan to release more new heroes during the open beta and 3 more heroes in the retail.
Who will be the 61th hero? Is it the actuall 61th hero or maybe Phade or those Turtle guy?
I'm pretty jealous seeing Breakcypk and Hunter_ from Honcast.They are cool and I admire them, hope someday I can have my blog famous.Just keep dreaming and working !
I can't wait for the next hero and patch, also the surprising upcoming feature !
Keep up the good work S2Games !

Also for the feeds from HonCast, I just give you guys the link to see the photo album of the HoN Launch Party in SanFransisco here :
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=165338&id=252327783115

Also the interview video with Maliken, must watch this !
http://hon.esportmedia.com/video/2010/04/01/hon-launch-party-maliken-interview

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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