Heroes of Newerth Enters Retail Release

S2 Games' DotA-alike Heroes of Newerth has concluded its lengthy beta test and version 1.0 of the retail version of the game has been released.

Heroes of Newerth puts teams of players against each other in micromanagement-intensive battles as neutral units push forward toward the enemy base. Player cooperation is the key to victory as coordination can quickly turn the tide of battle.

Available digitally from S2, the retail version of HoN will run you $30.00 and clients are available for PC, Mac, and Linux.

Additionally, S2 has launched a program for players to design and submit their own characters, which can be voted upon by the community. The first of which, Gauntlet, has already been added to the game.

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    May 12, 2010 6:10 PM

    I hope they next make an ARPG with this engine and chars and setting would be awesome.

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      May 12, 2010 6:58 PM

      That will be better than HoN multiplayer.

      I hated that community. It was such an exclusive club that didn't want others to play with them. Was really odd...

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        May 12, 2010 6:59 PM


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        May 12, 2010 8:26 PM

        I dunno. I'd never played a game of DotA before and some shackers helped me out for the my game and I read some articles that they linked me. After that, I never had an issue with anyone raging at me or anything. I doubt anyone else who made an effort to play well had any trouble.

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          May 13, 2010 5:52 AM

          HoN had "newbies only" settings and people would still come in just to shit on you. Was terrible.

          You shouldn't have to study the game before you play. You should be able to jump in and you know...learn as you go. Sure reading articles is nice, but why the required auxiliary reading to "fit in"?

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          May 13, 2010 6:55 AM

          Haha, no.

          I played a couple hundred games over several months, and enjoyed the game itself, but I had to quit because the community was so toxic. At this point it's just feeding on itself, new players get raged at and then turn around and do it to other players. It's like some weird form of hazing or something.

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        May 12, 2010 8:57 PM

        would help a bit if it had skirmish for players to learn the basics before joining a real live match without feeling like a retard

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          May 12, 2010 8:58 PM

          being the commander in Savage 2 was similar. i never tried because I didn't want to fuck an entire match trying to figure out wtf I should be doing

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          May 12, 2010 9:11 PM


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          May 13, 2010 3:07 AM

          They added tutorials, and you could always join a lower PSR no-stats game and mention it's your first time.

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