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  • #16
    Fault?

    Originally posted by Nille View Post
    HONs fault was that they not free2play right from the start. Most fans from this games are now playing LoL or DOTA.
    Its great commercial game.

    It deserves money S2 asked for it. Frankly, if i knew then, what i know now, id pay 100 euros for it or even more.
    It has over 40k people at any given time, closer to 100k on peak hours.

    With DoTa, I don't, i shall find out if it's worth playing it for free.

    Non the less, ty Valve, i speak from many other Linux users.

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    • #17
      I played HoN for several years, including just before it went out of beta. I wish people WOULD buy P2P games since it's a more sane money model and you don't get spammed with micro-transactional efforts (like buying skins or in-game currency such as their current gold coin system). It's fine to some extent I suppose.. LoL takes it to the next extreme and makes you unable to use all heroes unless you buy them or spend a seriously tremendous amount of time gaining the heroes (i.e. I played over 1500 games of LoL and STILL couldn't buy 3/4 of the LoL roster).

      HoN's community also went to absolute crap the same day it went F2P. The leave rate went up and penalties had to increase. Secondary accounts also increased which makes the whole point of a reporting system void since people just make a second account. Unfortunately, this will also be possible in DotA 2... it also makes the games much more accessible to children which drive me absolutely NUTS in game, especially when they don't even comprehend the basics of the game and just act childishly.

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      • #18
        awesome.

        this may bring even more windows users over.

        I also heard LoL is working on linux client, so lets see which comes out first.

        And yes HoN is another great choice.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by computerquip View Post

          HoN's community also went to absolute crap the same day it went F2P. The leave rate went up and penalties had to increase. Secondary accounts also increased which makes the whole point of a reporting system void since people just make a second account. Unfortunately, this will also be possible in DotA 2... it also makes the games much more accessible to children which drive me absolutely NUTS in game, especially when they don't even comprehend the basics of the game and just act childishly.
          Well to me these games need a system in that if you don't pass a certain skill level / criteria , you can't enter "Ranked" Games.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by computerquip View Post
            I played HoN for several years, including just before it went out of beta. I wish people WOULD buy P2P games since it's a more sane money model and you don't get spammed with micro-transactional efforts (like buying skins or in-game currency such as their current gold coin system). It's fine to some extent I suppose.. LoL takes it to the next extreme and makes you unable to use all heroes unless you buy them or spend a seriously tremendous amount of time gaining the heroes (i.e. I played over 1500 games of LoL and STILL couldn't buy 3/4 of the LoL roster).

            HoN's community also went to absolute crap the same day it went F2P. The leave rate went up and penalties had to increase. Secondary accounts also increased which makes the whole point of a reporting system void since people just make a second account. Unfortunately, this will also be possible in DotA 2... it also makes the games much more accessible to children which drive me absolutely NUTS in game, especially when they don't even comprehend the basics of the game and just act childishly.
            Dunno, had premium account.
            Futher more, its no longer case, now micro transactions are only for skins and premium game not affecting content.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by dimko View Post
              Dunno, had premium account.
              Futher more, its no longer case, now micro transactions are only for skins and premium game not affecting content.
              forgot to add, you have 'verified' option, which filters out kiddies.

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              • #22
                Looks great. Never played the game, but i know it's popular on steam. Really just can't wait till CS:GO comes out though!

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                • #23
                  the problem with Hon is that was not noob friendly, when you were as gimp in a game you got flamed or even kicked before the game started. Cause there's a bot mode now you can try to learn before go in a real game.

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                  • #24
                    The DotA 2 Linux Test Release has just been pushed for Steam for Linux.

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                    • #25
                      installing now

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                      • #26
                        I just got an email saying that I've been granted access to play Dota2 on Linux. My Steam client in Arch Linux is downloading "Dota2 Test" now. The only MOBA I've played is Awesomenauts, so let's see how it goes. Hopefully it's not too buggy.

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                        • #27
                          It is not fully enabled yet so might not start just yet but that should be fixed soon.

                          There are some more known issues than with other Source games right now.

                          Also, please note that DotA 2 Test is a seperate release and not compatible with the regular DotA 2 that the majority/Windows users are playing, similar to Left 4 Dead 2 in its beta stage.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by ripps818 View Post
                            I just got an email saying that I've been granted access to play Dota2 on Linux. My Steam client in Arch Linux is downloading "Dota2 Test" now. The only MOBA I've played is Awesomenauts, so let's see how it goes. Hopefully it's not too buggy.
                            I'm installing it too, but on Windows DotA2 has come out of beta, and now has a nwe player tutorial and the like.
                            Also this test build is incompatible with the public build everyone is playing. You won't be finding many other players to play with and might have to stick with bots. There might be a few hundred people online. Also I think this is the same build mac users are playing on.

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                            • #29
                              Looks like it is student night at Valve.

                              They flagged the the windows test build as a linux test build and released it

                              have a look at the install directory - its the windows client



                              Also, the DirectX folder... WTF is that /really/ what a gamehouse has todo to ensure it is compatible... every single directx build and subbuild from DX8 shipped as part of a source game...
                              and they say OGL is bad...

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                              • #30
                                Please, I am sure Valve will sort this out soon...

                                Also yes, every modern Windows game ships a shitload of Windows Runtime installer crap. That's why we have the Steam Runtime for Steam for Linux which everyone can rely on.

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