After playing DoTA 2 today for the first time for fun, I came to a hard truth realization. Like literally, I played Drow Ranger and was like what the fuck, Arachna sucks.
Game skeleton wise HoN is way better than DoTA2, like speed, timing, positioning, map scale, etc.
But everything else it gets smoked in.
HoN is uncreative, managers are trash, prices and skills and heroes are unbalanced, all the non ported heroes are so one dimensional (DAMAGE DAMAGE JUKE DAMAGE), game misses basic features that DoTA2 has, like fetching items from the stash? HoN is just playing copycat catch up without innovating or adding anything new while pumping out skins to sell (while there is a huge difference in the budget and companies, fault is solely on them for poor management, and let LoL eclipse it while trying to imitate DoTA and LoL instead of standing out). While there are some heroes that are fun and creative, they are all relatively all following the same skeleton. In DoTA the game atmosphere is better, it feels kinda real compared to HoN, the heroes comment on items and opponents and shit, and everything is more fluid and all that shit. There is literally no initiative or change into HoN until recently, after all their pillars collapsed they came to the realization, and even then it proceeds at a snail pace and is minimal.