Heroes of Newerth

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  1. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    http://heroesofnewerth.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/heroesofnewerth

    Anyone heard of this? It's basically a dedicated version of DotA. There are a few videos on their Facebook page. They are giving access to the beta to FB fans once 10,000 sign up.

    My friend got a key already and I was watching him play. Definitely awesome graphics and gameplay looks great. In-game audio chat is nice as well. No word on system requirements yet. Sys requirements
     
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  3. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Yep, that they do.

    Got my Facebook Beta key. Tried it out a little bit tonight. Almost seems like a very nice Warcraft/CC type game (RTS).

    Nice graphics, smooth interface. Very kewl offering to the Mac community. They have Windows, Linux, and OS X clients. So I'm assuming either a "Wrapper" of some sort or a universal language.

    Pretty cool game. I encourage if ppl can to check it out.
     
  4. zp3dd4 macrumors member

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    On mac its using OPENGL 2.0 directly, so i don't think there are any wrappers. It's a very awesome game and it runs with everything on high on my MBP 17" :p
     
  5. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Yah, I was leaning more towards a 'universal' language like RealBasic (which produces several executables during compile) but maybe they actually write 3 different clients.

    Either way, it's a good offering and the other games they have are pretty good too. Beats the hell out of lagging cider wrapped games.
     
  6. Padraic macrumors regular

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    They've already given out their quota... No beta key for me :(
     
  7. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    There's hope still for Beta Keys, we need more people to become fans,

    Check out their other offerings, Savage and Savage 2 are pretty good. Nice graphics too.
     
  8. Chone macrumors 65816

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    I'm in the beta, the game is an almost exact clone of DotA with the same gameplay and heroes/items (just renamed), some even look exactly the same (like Pudge, called Devourer in HoN). The interface is modeled after Warcraft III and the engine feels very similar to it except for the more serious, darker graphics.

    Heroes of Newerth is basically a remake of DotA, it's almost the exact same game minus a few heroes missing from DotA and others that are new to HoN.

    Overall, a nice game, the community right now is still 80% DotA elitists which really detracts from it quite a bit but once the game is released we should get normal, sane people.

    I was more of a solo player in Warcraft 3 which is why I never took a liking to DotA but now that it exists on a completely separate world, it's much easier to get into it.

    P.D: I have one invite I could give out, I will give it away randomly to one of the first ten people to shoot me a PM, that should make it more interesting/fair ;).
     
  9. Padraic macrumors regular

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    PM sent! :D
     
  10. kainjow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I installed the game in Vista on Boot Camp initially, but it was kind of laggy at times. Then I installed it in OS X just to see what it was like, and the graphics were much better, so I think I probably have to upgrade the drivers in Vista. It still is laggy when there are like 6-8 heroes on screen and they're all casting a spell, but normally it's fine.

    I played DotA off and on so it was easier to transition to. It's a fun game.

    Some useful stuff I found out:
    - Press F6 to toggle stats, friends list, etc.
    - Control-F8 to toggle console.
    - While in console, type "host_drawfps 1" to show FPS
    - Command-F to go to windowed mode (and back to full screen)
     
  11. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Blizzard had 500,000 people signed up for the WoW beta way back when, a method to the madness! :)
     
  12. fr3sh macrumors newbie

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    hon

    I've been a huge fan of dota/ wc3 for years now and hon looks like a great upg to dota, i doubt it will replace it completely but, some of the new things it offers will really make it a great upgrade. Some features I saw were that if you disconnect form a game you have 5 minutes to reconnect, this will be a great feature considering a lot of ota games get ruined due to disocnnects. there wil lalso be in depth stat tracking and a new ladder system which many peple will be looking forward to.

    BTW. Chone if you still have that beta key invite id reallllllllly apreciate it :) i cant pm yet cause i havnt been a member fr a day but my email is jjb753@hotmail.com PLSPLSPLS "randomly" select me!
     
  13. zp3dd4 macrumors member

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    Right now, it defenitely has more potential then dota. They are not limited by an old engine / operation system. As well, they combine chat functions (i.e. ventrilo), game hosting options (battlenet/garena) and well dota with nicer graphics. Been playing this a lot with friends and it's really fun :p. Only, they give out way too few betakeys sofar :S
     
  14. jonnos macrumors regular

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    ooooooo i liiiiike...

    lol.. i just found out about this game now.. became a fan on facebook and BAM! someone giving out 4 invites on discussion board.. got one for myself and a friend :D

    ill give out a couple here if i get some invites.. i currently dont have any..
     
  15. Gooden macrumors member

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    I got 7 invites,
    There email invites, so the first seven people to post or PM me will get one :)

    It is a good game, not tried on my mac but played on the pc! It is basically DotA with decent graphics, hero changes and a few other things!
     
  16. Owenage macrumors newbie

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    hey man id love an invite!
    ive played a little bit with a friends account, and i loved the game
    if you still have spares, please send a key to mattowen52 at hotmail dot com
     
  17. Gooden macrumors member

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    Key sent.
    Have fun, tell me how it runs on a mac as well, not got round to trying on mine yet.
     
  18. asmumbo macrumors newbie

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    Hello
    Does anyone have an idea of the rough release date of this game? Also, does it work offline as a single player game against a computer AI, or is it online only?
    Thanks if anyone know the answers to these questions!
     
  19. Padraic macrumors regular

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    Right now it's online only, the local option is greyed out. Although it's not hard at all to log in, create a private online 1v1 game and start it with noone else in the game.

    Of course, that's assuming you have an internet connection when you want to play.
     
  20. azureblaze macrumors newbie

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    Hello there, still got some keys to spare? if you do would you send one to henkka_karonen at hotmail.com . thanks for advance :)
     
  21. PaulS21 macrumors newbie

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    gooden!

    Hey man could you send me one? I'm on a mac. i would LOVE to try this out!
     
  22. Gooden macrumors member

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    Last key, please PM me you email address or post it here.

    Thanks
     
  23. Dremek macrumors newbie

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    Still got the last one? I would gladly accept it. tapio.katajisto at gmail dot com
     
  24. zp3dd4 macrumors member

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    for people that still want beta keys, become a fan of HON on facebook, as they will be handing out keys again once they hit the 30000 fan limit (sometime next week)
     
  25. LordMelkor macrumors newbie

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    It doesn't work on macs with Intel GMA graphics though (ie my macbook) T_T
     

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