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.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Myrmidon : Upcoming Hero Preview by S2Diva




 A denizen of Newerth's uncharted depths, Myrmidon has arisen to check the Hellbourne advance before it reaches his beloved seas. Like the ocean whose form he can take on, Myrmidon is powerful, fickle, and at times even cruel. With his ability to transform into a monster of terrifying strength and power, some question where his loyalties truly lie, but his might is certainly a welcome aid to the Legion in the war against the daemons.

Abilities:

Friday, November 26, 2010

Who is this Hero?


Another New Upcoming Hero or just Moonqueen Costume I guess?
Thanks for anonymous guest comments and also paranoid_android for sending me this picture.
 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Heroes of Newerth #4 Newsletter and Leaked New Hero

So this is the 4th newsletter, please read it here : http://www.heroesofnewerth.com/newsletter/vol4/news.html

And the cool news is the next upcoming new hero will be INT Legion Hero, looks like Naga model hero, ready to splash, is it a port or original?


New Clan for Beginner and Who needs to learn more about HoN and the teacher is DenyTheTruth, see more information about it here : http://forums.heroesofnewerth.com/showthread.php?t=178054

SteelSeries QcK HoN Edition with Kingaby Artwork


Maybe a donator can buy me one, lol, I think no one would..

2 New Videos Today by Nigma and MsPudding

HoN Costume Party

 NOTE : You guys can see the pyro and glacy female model, looks cool and better i think, also the scorpion Magmus model.

HoN Maliken Hero Spotlight

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Upcoming Team Match Making System

So, @heroesofnewerth twitter page tweet :  

Something new is on the horizon. Something you've all been waiting for - take a peek ;)


No exact release date, but I'm sure it pretty close to finish..Lets wait and see !

Friday, November 19, 2010

HoN Dev Blog: Patch 1.0.20 [Explanation for Changes] - S2Diva

A few weeks ago, Fielding made a very in-depth post regarding how our design team feels about the state of the game, and what our focus and goals will be going forward. For those of you who missed it, check it out at http://forums.heroesofnewerth.com/sh...d.php?t=177772. It's definitely worth the read if you're interested in what direction this game's going, and it's even color coded to sparkle.

In line with Fielding's Design Update, we will be maintaining a series of HoN Dev Blog posts in order to give you guys some insight into
why we make the changes we make, how they fit into the direction that we want to take HoN, and provide greater transparency so that you guys can know what we're working on. As always, we're looking for your feedback, and we feel that these blog posts will be invaluable in giving you guys the opportunity to do so in the right context.


Patch 1.0.20 Changelog

Version 1.0.20
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- Added a new strength hero: Moraxus!
- Updated the Caldavar map with significant changes to the bases and area right outside of them
- Assist Gold Reworked
* Instead, half of the total bounty awarded for the hero kill is then divded evenly amongst all assisters on the kill
* The player who gets the kill receives the same amount of gold. Overall this is an increase in gold received for assisting on a kill, however you must actively partake in earning the assist (dealing damage, debuffing, etc) rather than just being nearby
* You still receive gold for simply being in the proximity of an enemy hero kill

- Fixed up a bunch of stringtables
- Delay before the other team can unpause lowered from 60s to 30s
- Disabled voice responses for a lot of abilities that have custom sounds
- New Immortal sound

Puzzlebox
- Spawn order changed so next unit tabs to Puzzlebox Wizard when Hero + summons grouped together
- Puzzlebox Mauler's passives moved to slots 2/3/4 so that player can easily distinguish Wizard from Mauler
- Fixed Puzzlebox Wizard's Manaburn incorrectly burning 275 instead of 225 at lvl 3
- Manaburn popup is now above target instead of Wizard
- Tooltips redone/fixed

Join the Super Beta Tester Force

So maybe some of you guys already know, S2Idejder announced there will be a new way about the test client, so in near future, they will make it more private, only some sort of group called the Super Beta Tester force that can only update and play the test client, unlike now everyone still allowed to taste the update before the main client, so this is the requirements as what S2JohnnyUtah post in : http://forums.heroesofnewerth.com/showthread.php?t=167960

1. Super Beta Tester - Take part in the testing of new patches and content before they are released. Help uncover bugs and balance issues to make sure the patches that go live are ready for prime time.

Requirements

  • 1650 PSR
  • Available to play 1-2 test games/night during peak testing phases
  • Ability to provide clear and concise feedback. An emphasis on logical reasoning, sound game mechanics knowledge and english writing skills.
  • <20% EM played
To apply, visit http://forums.heroesofnewerth.com/staffapp.php

Vote 4 HoN in WCG 2011





Please help vote Heroes of Newerth be the official game that will be played in WCG 2011 in the RTS and MOBA Game Category against League of Legends and Starcraft II WoL.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Moraxus Hero Spotlight


By S2Nigma and lovely S2MsPudding
Subscribe S2Games YouTube Channel here : http://www.youtube.com/user/S2Games

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

S2Diva's Moraxus coming in Nov 19th

Moraxus
Because HoN needs more axes.


Leaving a trail of headless and maimed corpses in his wake, the blade-throwing Moraxus is among the most feared of the Hellbourne daemons. Some speculate he was once a Beast, transformed by sheer agony in the pits of hell. Others claim he is an elemental creature of warfare itself. Whatever his origin, Moraxus is an unstoppable, implacable foe.

Abilities:

Friday, November 12, 2010

Patch 1.0.18 & 19 Changelogs

Version 1.0.19
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- Fixed Arachna
- Fixed Bombardier's Air Strike! not working with Staff of the Master
- Kraken Ultimate from 90/80/70 to 110/100/90 second cooldown
- Reverted the change to Sand Wraith due to a technical issue
- Bottle now loses ownership when it is dropped from a Courier death

- Missing from 1.0.18 changelog:
* Tutorial re-voiced by Ms Pudding
* Tablet of Command recipe changed to include an Apprentice's Robe instead of a Major Totem. Now gives +16 int and 10 damage

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Moraxus V3 with New Model and New FoC Map

So the 2.0.102 test client is released and contain the Moraxus v3, model changed into original concept art, moar axus now.Also ulti and some skill number changed.

UPDATE - I think maybe this Moraxus v3 will be ready to be released soon in the 1.0.18, the current version just need more sound effect I think, so maybe we can get it this week or next week.



Then the cool news is the Forest of Caldavar v2 map is announced, so its the first version of Caldavar v2 map.They changed the area in Legion and Hellbourne bot lane, now its wider than before, also the secret shop of hellbourne got change, I just give 1 screenshot of it.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Nigma : Interview November 2010


Q: So what do you do? (by mpphan)
A: I'm the community manager and I make videos from time to time.

Q: Does S2 plan on doing anything to help people transition into this game? (by leeharris100)
A: I am constantly pushing for better tutorials and whatnot, but currently we just don't seem to have time to revamp it. Me and MsPudding are producing videos on YouTube to help players learn the game, but as you can imagine, not everyone wants to watch a Youtube video, even with the links in-game.

We are well aware of HoN's steep learning curve and I personally hope that the tutorial will see changes in the future, but honestly that could be a while off.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Moraxus V2 + Skill and New Icons



So this is is, the Moraxus v2 with new skill icons and changed ulti from before, also now he throws axe not sword anymore, but seems like no model changed like the concept art, still dont know is it going to be changed later or not.Moraxus v2 is in 2.0.100 test client patch.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Moraxus the Next S2 Hero


So here is the Moraxus early version, the V1.Still going to be changed soon in the next test client patch.We got Moraxus V1 in 2.0.99, so this hero is another S2 Original Hero, so is the rumor true that S2 is not allowed to port any heroes since Valve trademarked DotA?Still no exact answer, I think I'll post and ask it in the forum.

UPDATE - Moraxus model, art, and graphic include skill icon and the false sword throw will be changed later, they are now focusing on the number now.

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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