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Your Heroes of Newerth Questions Answered - Plus More Free Beta Codes

Heroes of Newerth

A few weeks ago we asked you, our readers, for an assortment of questions for the “Heroes of Newerth” developers, and in return we gave you 500 free beta keys for the game. Today we present to you the answers to 24 of those questions as well as another 300 beta keys… that’s right, 300 more keys.

All the questions were hand selected by TrueGameHeadz’ resident “HoN” expert MarkyX (check out his preview of the game) and they were answered by “Heroes of Newerth”’s Lead Designer James Fielding. Read on to find out if your question got answered, or, if you missed the first batch of beta keys, how to get your very own.

Eve writes:
Did you ever consider creating this game as your own take on the Dota formula, similar to how Demigod did it, or was it always clear to you that you want something that’s practically the same in so many aspects?

We considered it, sure, but pretty much since day 1 the plan has been to emulate the DotA formula, with engine improvements and the like to make the whole experience more enjoyable. As hardcore DotA fans ourselves, we experienced much of the same difficulties and complaints that players in the DotA community experienced. The goal was to recreate that fantastic DotA gameplay while alleviating much of the down side of playing DotA online (lag, cheats, peer to peer, leavers, etc). We also wanted to enrich the experience with cool features - friends lists, ranked play, stats tracking, reconnecting to games should you disconnect mid-session etc, tournament play, built-in league support, etc. We wanted to bring the DotA gameplay to a professional level, that it may be taken seriously as an e-sport and grow even further in the competitive gaming scene.

Of course, as game developers we can’t help but add some of our own ideas, too. While HoN is faithful to the DotA gameplay, you’ll find that we’ve added (and are adding) a number of heroes unique to HoN, and new maps as well. We’ve also revisited a few mechanics, such as DotA’s orb effects. We have a similar system in HoN, but each orb now belongs to its own unique category. Items in the same category won’t stack with themselves, but have no restrictions to how they interact with other items. It allows for some more interesting item builds, and so far we haven’t seen it create any serious (realistic) balance issues.

Eric writes:
How will balance be maintained as more heroes are introduced and the gameplay continues, specifically, will the game be balanced as icefrog balances it, or take on a completely different path?

We’ll evaluate HoN’s gameplay needs independently of DotA. It is a different game afterall, with different hero lineups, maps, and modified item system (referring to how things stack). Our foundation is going to be incredibly similar to DotA, but being a different game, the need for different balance tweaks will surely arise. We won’t be blindly copying DotA balance changes post-release, however if a particular feature or fundamental change is added and our community expresses significant demand for it, we may add it.

Conc3pt writes:
I have been playing DotA for about 6 years, playing competitively for about 2 of those years. Needless to say I love it and consider it without a doubt the finest example of technical, skillful team based gameplay in the competitive arena at the moment. I have read alot about HoN and am extrememly excited for it but I have two major questions. The first is simple: is HoN going to follow a pay to play model?

Secondly, and this is more complicated, how closely are S2 planning to follow the DotA metagame. i.e are they trying to recreate the gameplay exactly. I am aware that heroes, items, maps and skills are similar but imo the most important aspect of DotA is its pacing, micro/farming and juggling of lane control vs ganking and finally mindgames such as juking. In a word, its complexity. So my question is how closely are S2 following this idea or are they going for their own feel simply based on the DotA base game and not the metagame itself?

HoN will not have any recurring charges or subscriptions. It’ll be a one-time fee to pay for your account, and beyond that it’s free to play.
We are absolutely developing HoN with DotA’s metagame in mind. We have a very strong grasp on what makes DotA so well paced, and all of our mechanics emulate that same feel. This is part of the “base level” of DotA that HoN has inherited in its gameplay, and its part of the formula we will not be changing. All of those same decisions exist and a skillful player must consider and judge many different variables when making decisions in HoN. We’re big believers that DotA’s success has depended on the existence of many different mechanics that allow for skill differentiation. DotA’s steep learning curve is largely what has made it so successful - it keeps the game interesting to learn, and we definitely wanted to emulate that in HoN. We’ll be keeping all this in mind with future hero additions and use those additions to help shape HoN’s metagame as needed.

seigwarheit48 writes:
will there be different maps for this game? and will it adapt to how many players are playing it like if it’s a 3 on 3 game, will there be a map for that which is different from the map of a 5 on 5 game??will you be increasing the capacity of players (which is 10 in Dota) per game in the future?

There are currently three maps in total, though the other two are definitely still in their beta stages (they’re fully playable, the gameplay just isn’t quite where we want it yet). One of those maps is limited to 3v3 (although we may increase this to 4v4) due to being designed around smaller, faster paced games. Ultimately, many players won’t be looking for a new map to play on, but for those that are, we’ll have them available.

We certainly have the capability to increase the capacity of players per team. The main map in HoN, Forests of Caldavar, really isn’t designed for it, but the capacity is there. We may release maps in the future that allow greater than 5v5, or players themselves may be able to do so with the map editor. It really depends on player demand and what our players want to see.

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Austin writes:
I’ve been playing dota for a few years now and noticed that this HON is taking this to a complete new level, but are you guys planning on using this game in future leagues and tournaments worldwide or nationwide? And also will you guys have separate servers for different regional players?

We will absolutely be cultivating HoN’s e-sport potential. We’ve got an integrated tournament system and league system in the works (in addition to standard ranked play and arranged team). You can expect to see some big things on the competitive front! :)

We have many servers in many regions available. When you go to host a game in HoN, the game is actually hosted on a remote server and you get administration privileges. The server used is selected by ping, so in this regard, many players should have servers available near them that minimize the lag. If I do say so myself, I think our programmers did a pretty awesome job on our netcode, and even the few players who don’t have a sever local to them find that they’re able to play with extremely low delay.

Mustafa Wakilpoor writes:
ive been playing dota for 7 years and love it. but leavers, hackers, and noobs piss me off. is there any type of penalty in heros of newerth for these people? the banlist in dota was marginally effective

There absolutely is. First, I’ll address leavers. Every time a player leaves a game of HoN prematurely they get a permanent “leaver” mark on their record. Hosts can create “leaver-protected” games which prevents anyone with a leaver percentage above 8% from joining (we may lower this number further, if needed). Additionally, if you rage-quit in HoN, you’ll find that you can re-join the game you left if you rejoin within 5 minutes of disconnecting. This not only helps with rage quits, but if a player’s internet dies or computer reboots, he’s able to rejoin to continue playing.

Next, hackers. I know it’s a tall boast for a game developer to try to claim that map hacking won’t be a problem in their game, but for HoN, it’s true. We just released the patch a few weeks ago which effectively makes map hacking impossible. HoN uses a server-client configuration, unlike DotA which used peer to peer. In many RTS games, map hacking is possible because all players involved have all information about the game, and the hack simply displays that information. In HoN, the server doesn’t send information to the players that they don’t need to have. This means that you can’t simply write a hack to show you where the enemy team is or remove the fog, because your local client simply doesn’t have that information available.

We’re aware that there are hacks other than map hacking, of course, and we take an aggressive stance on players who choose to use these. It’s against our terms of service to use any third party programs to gain unfair advantage, and we’ll be enforcing that policy via account bans. HoN can only be played online, and an account ban essentially means you have to pay for the game again to play. We have several detection methods (which I can’t go into detail on) as well. With this in mind, we think hacking will be an incredibly uncommon problem in HoN.

As for playing with noobs - we’ve got several things in mind that will help here. First, there’s ranked play and league support, which will allow players to more easily play with players of their skill level. We also track a statistic for pub-play called “PSR” or “Pub Skill Rating,” which is essentially a measure of how well you play based off your wins and losses (and who you are winning and losing to). Hosts will be able to create games that only allow players who meet a certain PSR threshold to play. PSR isn’t a perfect statistic, but over time it becomes pretty accurate. Some players like to think it’s inaccurate because they don’t have enough control over if their team wins or loses (or if they get a feeder on their team), which is probably true with only a few games in mind - but after many games have been played this statistic is pretty accurate of a player’s ability to contribute to his team.

Edwai writes:
Is there a good connection utility that will make 3rd party latency reducers such as “list checker” and the like unnecessary? These are necessary in DotA to improve latency because of battlenet’s poor pings, and battlenet is a very powerful network.

Third party latency reducers are completely unnecessary in HoN. As stated above, HoN uses a server/client network setup, which essentially means you don’t get the peer to peer latency you had when playing DotA. The host of the game is a remote server, meaning that even as the host, if you are on a laggy connection it will not make other players lag. In fact, as the host, if your computer shuts down in the middle of a game, it won’t disrupt the game in progress (plus, you could even reconnect to the game if you get back online within 5 minutes).

But, don’t take my word for it. Ask around to players currently in our beta. The overwhelming feedback from most players has been one of amazement at the low latency gameplay HoN provides. You’ll have to join us when we reach open beta and see for yourself! :)

Daniel Mullet writes:
How many heroes are going to be available upon release, and when is release going to be?

We plan on having 60 heroes at release (with many more added post-release). Our release date has not been announced yet - the game will be ready when it’s ready :) We want to make sure it’s a hit and meet’s our players high expectations, so we’re taking the time to do it right.

Michael writes:
Will you continue to support the game after release by adding new content such as heroes, maps and game modes, or will there only be balance patches after the release??And will there be support for modding so people can add custom heroes and skills, etc?

We will absolutely be supporting the game after release with new content - for a long time, too. DotA would wither and die without support, and the same is true of HoN. We dont’ feel like HoN is the kind of game you can put together and call it “done” - it’ll constantly be changing, getting tweaks and new heroes and the like. Not to mention new features.

We’ll be releasing more information in the future on the ability to mod and edit HoN, but I can say that players will have some real power behind what they’re able to do. We respect the DotA’s existence is purely based on the ability to mod a previous game, and we’d be foolish not to allow the same in our own game.

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Chris writes:
Are the games going to be hosted on your servers or on local machines similar to DotA? Also how often do you predict you will be putting out updates?

On our own servers. Hard to say how often we’ll update - but we plan to have frequent patches with new heroes and content. We’ve got a fully professional development studio working behind the scenes - it really gives us the power and freedom to pump out content (though, not TOO fast - patching too frequently can be as bad as not patching enough).

Xjapan writes:
Will there be any functions for us to watch live competitive games(and the like) within the engine itself?

There is support for spectating matches and the like, yes. We’ll have more details on this in the future.

Kyle writes:
What will the matchmaking system be like and how will it keep skill levels fair for all players and fun at the same time?

Hm, there’s not a whole lot I can say about the match making system just yet, other than ranked play will probably support a pre-determined game type and mode at first (probably similar to captain’s mode). Teams will be balanced by skill level and no one player will act as the ‘host.’ It’ll all be pretty automatic. We’re confident in the system’s ability to rank by skill - it may take a few games to properly rate players, but once players have enough games under their belt its pretty accurate.

Abe writes:
Will it be possible to play on LAN without internet?

We definitely want to offer LAN play, but there are some details we’re still working out as to how exactly this will function.

Daniel LeBlanc writes:
How will new players be introduced to the game, away from the hardened veterans?

Well, as stated above, hosts will be able to create games with a PSR (”Pub Skill Rating”) threshold. This will essentially allow the veterans to play games without allowing low-skill players in, and allow the low-skill players to play games without letting the veterans in. Also, match making and league support may keep a lot of the top tier players segregated from the new players.

Jacob writes:
Do you have any plans in mind already for a sequel or an expansion to Heroes of Newerth or will it depend on the success and feedback you receive?

We have plans for a lot of things.. none of which we can reveal just yet :) Most of our plans are on “wait and see” mode. The benefit of being a smaller company is that we at S2 can adapt to the needs of our players very quickly and efficiently. If some of our plans are not in line with what the player base may want, they can be changed quite easily. So to answer your question - player feedback will play a big role in our future plans.

Georges Jean-Jacques writes:
What kind of consumers are you trying to attract? New players? DotA players? How are you going to deal with such a large spectrum of skill, to keep the veterans away from the newbies?

Our target is definitely the DotA audience, but we hope we’ve created a situation in which those who have not played DotA before will be able to pick up the game and learn. The steep learning curve of DotA is still there in HoN, but with various hosting options and the like we feel that HoN will allow these players to learn to play in a much less stressful environment than what DotA allowed.

Remiaryn writes:
How will matches be set up? Are players experienced with DotA/HoN going to be in the same brackets/wait rooms as new players, or will there be separations so that newbies can get a feel for the game? If so, how will this be handled?

There are (and will be) ways to host games in a manner that will ensure veterans can separate themselves from the new players. The system currently in our beta separates veterans and new players by overall account experience, but we’ll be reworking this to use a rating system soon. Keep in mind, this is just an option when hosting - if you have a friend who is new to the game and you are a veteran, you’ll still be able to play with them if you wish.

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Rudey writes:
How will you work to prevent maphacking and other cheating in Heroes of Newerth? Also, how are you going to prevent piracy without messing with the people that legitimately bought the game? (Assuming it will be sold)

Map hacking is already impossible in HoN. Map hacks work by displaying information about the game that the client has all along. In HoN, we use a server/client setup, so the client simply doesn’t have the information available to it to hack. I know it may seem unbelievable, but you really can’t hack information that isn’t available to be hacked - the local client just does not have the type of information that map hacks usually display.

Piracy is a non-issue for us. We won’t need to use any anti-piracy programs or anything like that - all players must have a legitimate HoN account to play. Simply having the game client won’t guarantee your ability to play, you need an account.

Jason writes:
Will HoN incorporate a vote kick system so that people will not feed and leave ruining the whole game?

HoN has a votekick system, yes. If one player is intentionally ruining the game, both teams may vote that player out of the game. The restrictions on our vote kick are pretty harsh. We don’t want it used as a way for players to kick noobs out of their games, it’s meant to deal with players that are intentionally feeding or otherwise ruining the game in one way or antoher. You’ll be able to host leaver-protected games to deal with the leavers, and use one of several options to make sure you’re not playing with new players, as well.

Reek writes:
Will there voicechat built in to the game?

VoIP is fully functional and built into HoN, yes. We have both team-wide voice chat and AoE voice chat. The AoE voice chat is used to talk to nearby teammates (like your lane partner) without broadcasting to the whole team.

SwissDonkey writes:
DotA had a very elitist culture surrounding it, which made it very difficult for someone new to it to get into it. Did you take any measures to make it easier on newcomers?

HoN has the same steep learning curve and tons of skill differentiation, so naturally it’s going to adopt some of that elitist culture. That asid, we feel HoN is easier to learn and get into than DotA. Our tool tips are thorough, we have a local practice mode, we have ways for new players to host “noob only” games, and we have tons of information available on our website (and plan to have a tutorial, or at least tutorial videos).

Wes writes:
Will HoN be free to download, with a micro-transaction billing structure (ala LoL), or will you charge up front for a retail / digital download product?

HoN will not have any micro-transactions. There will be a one time up-front fee for your account to play, and that’s it :). HoN will be available via digital download.

h2otyphoon writes:
Will there be a way to track player stats? i.e. wins/losses, kills, assists, deaths, favorite heroes, etc…

Absolutely, there already is. All wins/losses/disconencts, kills, assists, deaths, etc are already tracked in game. There’s actually a LOT more statistics that we track, and we display many of those on the website as well as in game.

Andrew writes:
Is there going to be any type of ladder or ranking system in HON? If so hows it going to work?

There is, and we’ll be releasing more information on it in the near future. Sorry, no details just yet!

Now that you know a whole lot more about “Heroes of Newerth” I know you want to play it. So, if you’re still looking to get a beta key, just comment on this post and tell us one thing that stood out the most about James’ answers: what you were happiest to see, what you think is missing, what you were expecting to see but didn’t… etc. Or tell us what you hope still makes it into the game’s final release. Just make sure to include your email adress when you comment (you don’t need to include it in the comment as your email is a requirement to comment), and we’ll get back to you in the next few days with a beta key.

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237 Responses to “Your Heroes of Newerth Questions Answered - Plus More Free Beta Codes”

  1. Jay ho on September 9th, 2009 5:30 pm

    i hope when HoN is released there are many more heroes. Currently in dota there are i think almost 100 heroes while HoN only has 50. There needs to be a greater variety of heroes so that different lineups can be chosen and more counters can be used. FOr instance no really big counters against str heroes other than predator and thunderbringer. Need others like a necrolyte or huskar to beat high str heroes.

    Also there should be games where stats don’t matter so people wouldn’t care about high stats and play just for fun.

    New heroes other than dota would also be much appreciated with new maps.

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    MarkyX Reply:

    You need to remember DOTA only has to code characters in, since all the models, animations, voice work, and so forth are already in by Blizzard.

    Meanwhile S2games has to make a concept art of the hero, model, animate, texture, program, and voice work. I’m sure there more steps than I just listed.

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    ST Reply:

    The thing I was happiest to see was the leaver-tracker system. Now, people can’t just quit random games and get away with it. This will help deter leavers and keep the game fun and balanced for everyone.

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    Rome Reply:

    can i have some beta key so i can play it with my friends…to create my account also.. please send me one…

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    James Chavez Reply:

    I hope 5v5 will be up soon… so I can play it with my friends..
    (^_^)keep up the good work!….(^_^)

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    Cameron Watt Reply:

    badass, i love the pema leaver mark system… it will definitly help shit out so much.

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    G6kidz Reply:

    i cant register in HON cuz i dont have beta key pls give me some beta key

    here’s my email :

    tnx ^_^

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    OSI Reply:

    HEY :D
    im love dota so hard that I became crazy when i heard that a new game come out.

    plz im surching al the day for a beta key but there are no other for me :(

    plz can you send me as well 1 and maybe another for my brother but first for me :D

    my email:
    ty all :)

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    daniel Reply:

    can i have some key plsss…
    here is my e-mail

    pls i really want to play HON

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  3. Robz on September 9th, 2009 6:18 pm

    I’m a fan of s2games and bought Savage 1 & 2 when they were released. I also played Dota and got Demigod.
    I like how there’s more than one map and how one is geared toward smaller games. Not to mention a map editor and possible modding capabilities, I wish Demigod could have had that. I also loooove the hacking and leaver protections. They’re basically taking out anything that is wrong with dota, it’s amazing.

    I would love to get a key. Thanks.

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  4. Calm on September 9th, 2009 6:25 pm

    I think a hero is happy to increase.
    But I want the good balance.

    I have not played HoN yet.
    However, after this article had been read, I was interested in HoN more and more.
    I’m looking forward to release.

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  5. Moh on September 9th, 2009 6:57 pm

    Three things that I am happy HoN had implemented were:

    a] anti-leaver system (hate it when people just leave);

    b] voice communication (nice to have without paying for vent, and getting people on vent); and

    c] map editor.

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    Moh Reply:

    Forgot about my email address:

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  6. Wolfsong on September 9th, 2009 7:18 pm

    I am really impressed with the no-maphack and re-connection features. The graphcis also look amazing.

    On the issue of LAN play, please DO NOT make it so that Garena is able to incorporate HoN on its list and encourage pirates. We all hate how 90% of the players on Garena pirate Warcraft.

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  7. APizzo on September 9th, 2009 8:14 pm

    What you were happiest to see: I am happy that people who are new to the game can play with other new people. Like what was stated in the article, DOTA veterans really hate getting lumped in with noobs, especially if the other team seems to be noob free. Also, New maps!

    What you think is missing: they only hinted on, but I’d like a 6v6 version.

    What you were expecting to see but didn’t… etc. Or tell us what you hope still makes it into the game’s final release: I’m hoping that It’s as balanced as possible. We’ll see!

    E-mail:
    Thanks!

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  8. bd on September 9th, 2009 8:50 pm

    Will the banlist system be revamped at some point to allow for list sharing across a friends list, or a clan?

    email:

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  9. Thien on September 9th, 2009 8:54 pm

    Hello
    can i plz have a HoN invite all my friends got an acc dont i dont =[
    i wish to play with them

    thankyou

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  10. Da Psycho Kitty on September 9th, 2009 9:16 pm

    I hope they do find a way to come through on the lan function. A lot of fun memories from DoTa happened while playing it via lan.

    Thanks in advance if I’m able to get a key,

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  11. Jamie Short on September 9th, 2009 9:31 pm

    Fan of the this genre of games, and I know another one is coming out as well in League of legends. What do you see as the major differences between HoN and LoL, and why people should buy HoN over the other.

    Game looks great btw.

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  12. tehlemur on September 9th, 2009 9:32 pm

    HON is nice refresh after many years of DotA. Didnt play it very much because i dont have the beta key and i was using friends account.
    Things i noticed that balance needs to really be looked into because there are 2-3 heroes that are just way too powerful. Second thing is graphic wise, do you plan to implement some sort of switch that would affect the environment like weather in DotA.
    Also the game is too “dark”, tends to start hurting my eyes after 3-4 games, and few other friends also complained about it, and that never happened while playing DotA.
    I also played Savage, the kind of environment you used there was awesome, you should look into implementing some into HoN, or at maybe make a map with Savage like layout and graphics.
    Keep up the good work, best regards.
    teh_lemur

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    tehlemur Reply:

    p.s. would be nice so i could play without asking friend when he is not playing.
    Cheers

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  13. Bryan on September 9th, 2009 10:15 pm

    Ok, so I’ve seen a bunch of these games. What makes this one different than the others? Are the graphix crazy good? Is the story intense? Is the game play fast paced? Coop modes? Versus modes? I would love to try this out and see if it’s worth it!

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  14. abe on September 9th, 2009 10:54 pm

    Yay! You got my question there! Thanks!! Too bad he dodged it a little. ;)
    (The LAN question)

    I think lan-play with online auth would be OK though. I mean there are always ways go get online, like through your cellphone or something which probably costs money per data but if you only need to auth once then it wont cost much.

    The game is also pretty cheap so I don’t think there’s going to be a really big problem with piracy.

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  15. Sean on September 10th, 2009 12:32 am

    I have been looking forward to a actual video game that is like Dota and not the same graphic warcraft 3 Dota with all of the people who instant kick you if you ask any question about it or if you even download it.

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  16. Jefree Cantos on September 10th, 2009 1:00 am

    Looking forward to have a beta key to play Heroes of Newerth… have seen it on youtube and damn it the best so far!!! Thanks S2

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  17. Sethos on September 10th, 2009 3:05 am

    Great information, hopeing to get the chance to try Heroes of Newerth :=)

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    sethos Reply:

    forgot the e-mail

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  18. Fairchildz on September 10th, 2009 5:56 am

    I cant seem to get my hands on a beta key to play this with my friends, I really need one lol.

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  19. slods on September 10th, 2009 6:01 am

    please email me the beta key i need it badly…………. please please please……….

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  20. John Noel Alcantara on September 10th, 2009 6:02 am

    please i really need a beta key for this game! the game was wicked! i am really excited in playing this game! pls pls pls!!!

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  21. John Noel Alcantara on September 10th, 2009 6:03 am

    oh.. i forgot to post my email.. here it is.. thnx!

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  22. rim on September 10th, 2009 6:46 am

    why do you have only limited key betas? how could i avail myself those key beta? hope you would reply

    thats my e-mail…tnx

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  23. Frank Mir on September 10th, 2009 7:34 am

    Great interview. It pretty much answers any question I had. I think this game will be very popular the more people hear about it. To me the most important thing is the map hacking prevention.

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  24. kelvin on September 10th, 2009 7:37 am

    ei sent me the beta key

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  25. wiuwiuwit on September 10th, 2009 8:06 am

    hi can u please send me the beta key?im a dota player for 5 year and when i saw my fren playing HON and i tottaly like this

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    wiuwiuwit Reply:

    send me pls

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  26. MegaDave20 on September 10th, 2009 8:41 am

    Hi,i’m a great fan of Dota and Savage,please send me the beta key
    my email:[email protected]

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  27. clark on September 10th, 2009 9:21 am

    please.. .send me a beta key

    Reply

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  29. henry on September 10th, 2009 9:16 pm

    I’ve been playing Dota for about 4 years already and loved every moment of it, it’s great to see that there is gonna be a new game based on it. I really want to try it out too, can I get you send me a beta key please?

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    henry Reply:

    here’s my email

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  30. David on September 10th, 2009 9:31 pm

    Hey this game looks damm good, ive been playing dota for a while and want to try this one

    my mail i would like 1 beta key

    Reply

  31. john on September 10th, 2009 10:26 pm

    i need a beta key

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  32. Michael on September 11th, 2009 4:34 am

    Well all the answers were in depth.

    Only maybe 1 thing is when about players leaving and not being able to get the leavers item straight away is 1 thing i was told about.

    But other than that james answers cleared everything up i was looking for.

    Thanks :D

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  33. Michael on September 11th, 2009 4:35 am

    OH! my email if you decide to send a key :D

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  34. pnx on September 11th, 2009 5:12 am

    Matchmaking and ladder soudn really nice!

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  35. Sladjan on September 11th, 2009 10:43 am

    PLs send me one :) my e-mail is

    ty

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  36. Pif on September 11th, 2009 12:14 pm

    I think that the ideea to make dota-like game is fantastic ,because of the big number of dota fans , it will have a great succes. I can’t wait to start testing it. From what i read on this webpage i understant that it will be 3 maps , another excellent ideea to play dota on different terrain

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  37. Fllipper on September 11th, 2009 12:24 pm

    The thing that impressed me the most from James’ answers is the fact that veterans will be separated from newbies. And this way the game will be much more balanced and more interesting and compeling. Can’t wait :D.

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  38. dark on September 11th, 2009 12:37 pm

    I really enjoy the fact that in HON there will be no more maphack , this will result in a fair and balanced game, I also like the fact that u can see the hp of your whole team.Not to say that the visual effects are great

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  39. Beks Mtcro on September 11th, 2009 12:39 pm

    I must say that the thing that attracted my attention is the fact the there will be voicechat built in the game.Other than that I can’t wait to see the new animations and speciall effects of the new dota.

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  40. deepblade on September 11th, 2009 12:44 pm

    I really think that it is a good ideea to have a vote kick so people will not ruin the game. But i would expect that the host to have absolute power over other players and be able to kick them.

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  41. Rollois on September 11th, 2009 1:16 pm

    This game as great potential and I can’t wait to see what they will do with Ladder, tournament and alike.
    I know that in Savage they host all replays. I hope it will be the same.
    Can’t wait to see what S2 has to offer us.

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  42. Jointy on September 11th, 2009 2:56 pm

    The Grafik looks awesome. I play DOTA for about 2 Years now. I hope there will be an anti leaver systhem , and an easy kick systhem . A lot NEW Heroes Mapsand a better gameplay. What i have seen till now is kickass and i hope i can test the game soon ;)

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  43. PrayGraber on September 11th, 2009 5:38 pm

    hi,i am Mario. i want to get beta key for HoN pls.
    contact me at:
    many reward
    Mario

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  44. Kermith999 on September 11th, 2009 8:27 pm

    this game is gonna be GODLIKE

    plzz send me a beta key my email ( ) plzz

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  45. Aeon85 on September 12th, 2009 1:56 am

    I personally think it would be a good idea to actually include other types of maps that popular custom maps for Warcraft 3, such as tower defense maps. I found it a good way to wind down after a long session of DotA. Of course, this does mean a lot more work for the developers.

    The best feature I’ve noted in the replies by James is that the peer-to-peer connection structure in Warcraft 3 doesn’t exist here; no more “waiting for host”. The ability to reconnect within 5 minutes of an unexpected disconnection or system reboot is also a great plus.

    Overall, good stuff.

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  46. nev isidro on September 12th, 2009 2:10 am

    please send me a beta key..

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  47. kevin on September 12th, 2009 3:37 am

    well i just want to see many and/or new items so that even if HoN only have few heroes you can still make your strategy with your items.

    here is my email:

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  48. Butch on September 12th, 2009 4:06 am

    Hello,

    First off, I would like to say that I personally enjoyed this entire article very much. I think the idea of community driven questions, presented to the game developer through the representation of a site is awesome.

    Second, I will gladly answer your questions for one, wonderful all loving beta key.

    “One thing that stood out the most about James’ answers”

    I was very impressed by his stance on “Leavers/Re-connects” it really seamed to me that after reading that, they really are going to provide a good experience and an accurate replica of Dota. second, I also thought his answer to the first question presented was interesting. To me, it seems like they are going take HoN down it’s own road in time (in terms of balance). Which I feel could result in a lot of original dota players returning to their old warcraft stomping grounds.

    I was probably happiest to see that they will be including LAN play with it as well. I play LAN Dota whenever I can.

    I’m really looking forward to trying this out so thanks for the key!
    Butch

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  49. Karl Gonzalez on September 12th, 2009 8:10 am

    The Grafik looks awesome. I play dota for about 2 Years now. I hope there will be an anti leaver systhem.I think that the ideea to make dota-like game is fantastic ,because of the big number of dota fans , it will have a great succes. I can’t wait to start testing it. From what i read on this webpage i understant that it will be 3 maps , another excellent ideea to play dota on different terrain.

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  50. jona on September 12th, 2009 9:40 am

    i guest this is a cool game,because 1 of my cousin playing this game…
    i actually say; a nice GOOD GAME,and a nice Graphic…you guys are great! keep it up….

    100% this game will be famous game…
    thanks…. and hope this will be complete update and has a nice full client….

    keys please…i wanna play this game too ;)

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  51. clem on September 12th, 2009 10:09 am

    The game will so much more balanced now that we can see each player’s rank and know whether he is a noob or a pro.I really like the anti-leaver system because of this games will not ruined anymore.It is so much easier now that HON has it’s own voicechat so I don t have to use skype anymore

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  52. jazzman on September 12th, 2009 10:52 am

    can i have a beta key, i would like to try it.

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  53. EdeNz on September 12th, 2009 11:12 am

    Hi,

    First of all, hats off for this wonderful featured article. It does provide lots of insights of this game, and personally, I, too have my own fair share of experience after playing for a while.

    The PSR or Public Skill Rating is still unclear of the purpose but from my observation, it does help identifying which players have been playing long =) Hopefully, there will be an elaboration on it.

    And the auto-balance feature, I must say I am impressed with this little baby. It sort of sorts a balanced team for each side, and, well, it is just cool, for me =)

    Anyway, that’s all from me. Oh yea, hope I could get a beta key for my friend so he could play it too =)

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  54. EricB on September 12th, 2009 2:30 pm

    I would like to say HoN is amazing looking the thing i was happiest to hear about was the amount of options you have also ive been beta testing LoL and i interested to see which one will be more fun to play thanks for all the info on the game and if at all possible shot me a key so i can check out this awesome looking game thanks and have a great day keep up all the great work

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    Sora Reply:

    .hey!can u send me a beta key?!c0z i want to try h.o.n too…its so c0ol c0z of its graphics and gameplay!..im a pro dota player too..i just want to try it…tnx….oh and these s my an0ther

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  55. Joey Rijneker on September 13th, 2009 8:15 am

    Heroes of Newerth, the name crossed my mind when I was browsing a world of warcraft website. Everybody was excited about this game and after seeing the game’s trailer; so was I. I’ve always loved DoTa and it came as a suprise that I’ve never heard of HoN before (only a couple of weeks ago). Sure, I heard of League of Legends, but HoN came as a suprise.

    So I was reading about HoN, and I came to the conclusion that it’s THE perfect upgrade from DoTA. Though I did hear some negative feedback. Which I would like to point out (this isn’t first hand information)

    According to some testers, the game appears to be to dark. Don’t misunderstand me, dark is good, but this game is just TO dark (as in, difficult to see the screen). Theres one thing I didn’t like of DoTA btw, which are the shops. Imo the shops were kinda annoying, and I hope they implement something similar as the shops in League of Legends (which I have beta acces to). LoL is imo to ‘happy’ and I don’t like the graphics. The graphics in HoN are awesome! :)

    Most of this feedback isn’t firsthand, but I hope I will be able to experience firsthand in the beta soon!

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  56. Christian on September 13th, 2009 9:25 am

    I am wondering if i could have some help of Downloading Hon Bcoz i Am playing dota for almost 5 yrs. and now i saw a very high definition of a dota class game so if you could help me plz give me d instruction and the site email me @
    thnxx.. to all ..xD

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  57. Cam on September 13th, 2009 3:06 pm

    well im very happy to see there is no monthly fee!! i love DoTA and im really lookin forward to HoN! id really appreciate a beta key!:P

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  58. Hannes on September 13th, 2009 4:33 pm

    I have to admit, my first idea when i heard about this game was just: omg i can never be as good as dota. But after reading some information about it i have to say: there are a lot of new features that i miss in dota.

    Like the ability to not let join leavers, to play with players with nearly the same skill, to have a ranking system, and so on.
    To the graphics i think you must get used to, looks very strange to me.

    So I would hope too to get a beta key to get some own game experience.

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  59. alisavvi on September 13th, 2009 6:37 pm

    Hey im looking for a beta key, Been playing dota for 4 years now,
    was just wondering one thing about the game, if u lose connection is there a way to rejoin? or are u lost for ever, like in dota. Would love to get started playing HoN a.s.a.p

    Thanks Alot :)

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  60. Roadkyll on September 13th, 2009 9:38 pm

    This game rocks! Im sorry I missed the beta keys. By any chance any left? Thanks

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  61. hamilton cliff on September 13th, 2009 9:42 pm

    I WANT A CD-KEY!! PLEEEEEEEAASSSEEEE!!

    !!

    ^.^

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  62. cs on September 13th, 2009 9:46 pm

    please give me beta keys thx xD

    we were astounded by this game MAN!!!!

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  63. ivan on September 13th, 2009 10:26 pm

    please give me one..please.

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  64. mjpaul on September 13th, 2009 10:44 pm

    excuse me can i please have a beta key? just send it at thanks in advance:D

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  65. ST on September 13th, 2009 11:05 pm

    The thing I was happiest to see was the leaver-tracker system. Now, people can’t just quit random games and get away with it. This will help deter leavers and keep the game fun and balanced for everyone.

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  66. alfonso on September 13th, 2009 11:49 pm

    I WANT TO HAVE A BETA KEY!!!!!

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  67. silverdual on September 14th, 2009 12:36 am

    hey can I have a beta key please I realy want to play this game.
    My E-mail:

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  68. justin bonifacio on September 14th, 2009 1:41 am

    can i have one beta key plss so i can create a account and play it…

    can you send it to my email

    Thanks…

    Reply

  69. manuelll on September 14th, 2009 4:19 am

    cn i have a beta key pllsss

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  70. manuel on September 14th, 2009 4:20 am

    cn i have a beta key plss send it on my email tnxx

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  71. Oliver on September 14th, 2009 5:03 am

    can i get a beta key pls… i want to try HoN out… thanks… my email is

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  72. overdriven on September 14th, 2009 6:44 am

    OMG anti leaver system? awesome…

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  73. roaddog on September 14th, 2009 7:49 am

    Hi, i am playing dota now since 2003 and I want to test this new game!
    Please send your key to :)

    thanks alot!

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  74. Roozbeh on September 14th, 2009 2:59 pm

    hi plz for god send me a key … :(

    TY VERY MUCH !

    Reply

  75. jonatan karlsson on September 14th, 2009 4:18 pm

    plizz kan a get a key free sov i kan play vit may broder plizz

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  76. Goldy on September 14th, 2009 11:33 pm

    This game is really amazing ! I feel that the graphics are very nice and the game concept seems almost exactly like DotA. LoL, but one thing i like the most is that it allows reconnection for players who dc which is almost impossible for dota ( i think ) =)

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    Goldy Reply:

    Oh ya.. sorry for the double post.. but… i want one beta key too please ^_^

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  77. lunchstolen on September 15th, 2009 12:14 am

    Lets say that Heroes of Newerth becomes free after beta. Seeing as the popularity this game has gotten even in closed beta, how will the final product affect the popularity of WC3? If any affect, what might happen between the two games?

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  78. D1RtY on September 15th, 2009 1:50 am

    I love the look of this new dota style game. My question is, what was the thinking behind which heroes to keep and change and which ones to leave out? As well as, how did u decide what the completely new heroes’ abilities would be?

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    D1RtY Reply:

    Whoops forgot to put my email on there =)

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  79. arnold on September 15th, 2009 3:00 am

    Hi I love the game, Please send me some beta keys…

    — thank you so much…

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  80. Rob on September 15th, 2009 3:32 pm

    Please Please Please send me a Beta Key. i almost died with excitement when i got Frozen Throne and played DotA. Thank you very much

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  81. krem4opld on September 16th, 2009 1:01 am

    soo i’m already playing the game but only one thing i did not understand ….. will the game be free after closed beta ends or i have to pay for it ? and how much

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  82. minou on September 16th, 2009 5:01 am

    This game is really amazing ! I feel that the graphics are very nice and the game concept seems almost exactly like DotA. LoL, but one thing i like the most is that it allows reconnection for players who dc which is almost impossible for dota ( i think ) =)

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  83. darkblooded on September 16th, 2009 6:17 am

    please give me some of those beta keys… i really want to play the game!!

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  84. michel on September 16th, 2009 1:05 pm

    can you send me a beta-key please ive been lookin everywhere -__-

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  85. Roshan on September 16th, 2009 3:18 pm

    hey i was wondering, does S2 plan on eventually re-creating all the dota heroes? or just a handful???

    please tell me,

    btw i need a beta key please

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  86. Kevin on September 16th, 2009 3:29 pm

    I would like to acquire a beta key. Thanks

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  87. David on September 16th, 2009 5:45 pm

    I’ve played DotA for about 4 years now, and when you finally get to join a game with no leavers/noobs its great. But with so much of the DotA population being one of the two, it’s difficult to find a good game.

    The best things James said about HoN would be how they are keeping the same DotA formula, with the same mechanics and ideology, with much better graphics, antihack system and stats for all the players!

    Can’t wait for this to come out = ]

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  88. Bowen on September 16th, 2009 6:08 pm

    I seen this game…and i would really like to try this game out….its like a bigger and improved version of Beta….
    heres my email please send me a beta code if u have any left plz

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  89. Raymond on September 16th, 2009 10:51 pm

    It was great to know that their hacking prevention measures sound relatively better than it is in Dota. Also the fact that they are attempting to create new maps instead of the original Dota map is awesome but it think it will take some time for people to start playing on those maps as much as the original one. Also I wanted to know if the creators of HoN have any plans of getting involved with professional gaming leagues like MLG.
    Thanks.

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  90. Paritosh Jadhav on September 16th, 2009 11:26 pm

    Most Awaited ,Most wanted game the coolest need to play ………….

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  91. Ricky on September 16th, 2009 11:28 pm

    i play alot of dota and i’ve only recently heard of the game. if there are any keys left i’d really like one thx ^^

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  92. arch on September 16th, 2009 11:57 pm

    hmhmhm!!!…just curios,is HON is much enjoyable to play than the DOTA???…I just want to know..But when i saw someone playing this game..it just incridible that someone would develop the DOTA…but it is much different than Dota…!!I hope i could play by myself someday…

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  93. Stefan on September 17th, 2009 12:20 am

    Hey im looking to get a beta key invite, I’ve been playing dota since before allstars and having played HoN once made me lose fun in DotA so I really need a key pls send to thx heaps!!! :)

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  94. rhenzel01 on September 17th, 2009 6:29 am

    Uhmm.. S2 team I saw that you give 300 more beta keys.

    I,m wondering how can I get beta keys because I was fascinated when I saw my friend playing Heroes Of Newerth and also can you tell me how to register to Heroes Of Newerth.

    P.S. can I have beta keys

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  95. rhenzel01 on September 17th, 2009 6:29 am

    aww.. I also forgot my e-mail was

    send me a beta key :D

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  96. Joshua on September 17th, 2009 7:11 am

    I really really want to play this game can you email me a beta key Please. ^.^

    Reply

  97. kitman on September 17th, 2009 8:05 am

    can I play this game really need his… please send me a beta key :)

    Reply

  98. kitman on September 17th, 2009 8:07 am

    can I have a beta key please.. i really need this game please send me a beta key in my email :) pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease if you do id play it every single day.:)

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  99. Galthram on September 17th, 2009 9:30 am

    It wans’t a reallly a answer that stood out the most for me but the commitment and passion the Devs have for DotA. That’s something really important when crating a gamebased on something else.

    If we look back some of the best games started just as a spawnof another game, like Counter-Strike and Half-Life or Warcraft3 and DotA. But unlike CS DotA never got a real release, it was ran solely by the community, by voluntaries and that obviously hinder it’s growth. The MMO community already proved that One Time Buy MMOs can work, Guild Wars is a nice example of it and that game is just AWESOME. Let’s hope the HoN team can achieve the same or even more!

    Unfortunately i couldn’t get my hands on a key yet, if someone got one to spare i’d love to recieve it: .

    Keep up the good work guys!

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  100. kapp1 on September 17th, 2009 10:26 am

    Please can you give me free beta key :

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  101. dwarf king on September 17th, 2009 10:27 am

    can u please send me one beta key

    ill be eternally gratefull
    thx

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  102. saiyan blood on September 17th, 2009 10:28 am

    PLEASEEEEE ONE BETA KEY of HON
    pleeeeeeeeeeeeease i need it very much

    THANK YOUUUUU

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  103. troll overlord on September 17th, 2009 10:34 am

    heey
    this is the 26th day since im trying to get a beta key
    if you guys send me one i will be the most grateful person on this planet :)

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  104. DamZ on September 17th, 2009 11:26 am

    I was Amazed with this game they made dota more high tech!!

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  105. Alexander Paz on September 17th, 2009 1:16 pm

    I’m a big WOW and Starcraft fan. I used to play competitively before i became a firefighter and i wanted to know how this game would be balanced for those who play casually vs. the hardcore gamers? Also, I read that hacking is next to impossible for this game, which is great news. Is it possible to see the opposing team player’s specs for their hero during a match? I’ve been looking for a key for quite some time and would love to play, thank you for your time.

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  106. Lance Reeves on September 17th, 2009 1:25 pm

    I’ve played Dota since the beginning, but recently have been swamped with work and hadn’t played it, and one of my friends told me about this game and it sounds wicked sweet! If anyone has a beta key out there I would be very appreciative and thankful! If its not possible, then God bless you all anyways.

    Dota name: ReevesShady
    email:

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  107. zivojin on September 17th, 2009 1:34 pm

    pls give me beta key :)))

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  108. SouL-SPiRit on September 17th, 2009 1:46 pm

    plz send me a free beta key

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  109. Xarun on September 17th, 2009 1:53 pm

    I was happy when I read that HON will have Voice communication and a map editor this could be some points why I should play HON over LOL

    pls send me a key

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  110. bryan on September 17th, 2009 6:32 pm

    plz send me a free beta key

    Reply

  111. mayn on September 17th, 2009 8:13 pm

    please send me a free beta key

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  112. mayN on September 17th, 2009 8:14 pm

    plz send me a free beta key

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  113. Andy on September 17th, 2009 8:55 pm

    Have a look at the trailer videos for HON, they look absolutely awesome. I like the new hero designes and the improved graphics compared to DOTA. The new features on HON, i think they are great. For example been able to reconnect into the game when you are disconnected, and albe to level up so you can play with other people who are at the similar level. Which makes this game better than DOTA. Can wait to get my hands on one of the free Beta key. If there is any more keys that can be send out to me, i will be much appreciated.

    E-mail:

    Thanks alot.

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  114. jonel on September 17th, 2009 11:03 pm

    can i have a beta key? please send it to my eAdd?
    i’ve been looking for it for 11days now.. 24hours a day.. please give me one.. : ‘ (

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  115. Han on September 18th, 2009 12:27 am

    Hello there, i’ve been playing DotA for the past 3 years and im still continue playing. I like the concept of DotA and the game play.
    I really would like to try on the so called “new DotA” Heroes of Newerth.
    My email is
    Could you please send me the beta key? i really like to play it.

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  116. knorbin on September 18th, 2009 12:40 am

    can i please hav a beta key??? tnx. my email is

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  117. malahit on September 18th, 2009 7:57 am

    I’ve been plaing dota for 4 years and i really would like to try on ths game. Pls send me the beta key. Truly yours, Malachite :)
    my email is

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  118. siddharth on September 18th, 2009 10:41 am

    i have been playing dota since a pretty long time but i wish could get this game beta key, as it seems very intreasting and also better in looks n grapics …??

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  119. paolo on September 18th, 2009 11:53 am

    Can you please give some of your beta key so i could play hero of newerth thanks this is my e-mail

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  120. ANTHONY on September 18th, 2009 12:04 pm

    BETA KEY PLEASE


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  121. bob on September 18th, 2009 5:46 pm

    heroes of newerth looks like a sweet game,my bro plays it but i was wondering are there any special glitches in it?(like u have do do some thing that noone has ever really done on it b4 like to go thru an attack or sumthing?)

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  122. Justin on September 18th, 2009 7:24 pm

    As a long time Dota fan, HoN looks great. I’m really excited about the reconnection feature and leaver system they are putting in!

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  123. Brian on September 18th, 2009 8:48 pm

    If you still have some beta keys there, can you please send one to my email? I really like to play HON, I have been reading so many things about it and I would like to experience playing it.

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  124. Kevin Caberte on September 18th, 2009 10:24 pm

    What you were happiest to see:THE GRAPHICS ARE SWEET! its like im addicted to the game Dota once again because of the graphics..It isnt that hard to play when you played Dota before cause the items are familiar with you..the anti-leavers idea and reconnect once you get disconnected that way games are always being pushed on till the end :)
    What you think is missing: i heard LAN play is still in progress..would really help to computer cafes :)
    What you were expecting to see but didn’t… etc. Or tell us what you hope still makes it into the game’s final release: I’m hoping that i would still feel the Dota experience i have when playing Dota here in HON..because Dota is soo addicting!
    THANKS!

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  125. Kevin Caberte on September 18th, 2009 10:25 pm

    ooops my e-mail add

    or

    :)) keep in touch

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  126. Errol Balkan on September 18th, 2009 11:15 pm

    Hi,

    I am an avid DotA player and I would like to have a beta key so i can test this game. I think this will take over DotA and i would like to practice my skills in this game.

    Thanks and More power to HoN!

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  127. reymart on September 18th, 2009 11:31 pm

    hi can u plz send me a beta key coz i really like dota and HoN i think will be more fun ^_^ so please give me 1 … thnx and more power Hon

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  128. LainV0hnDyrec on September 19th, 2009 12:02 am

    hi i need some beta key to play hon. the first i saw it i thought its an “EPIC” game….. and im right… ive been playing dota for 4 yirs… you could see me in battelnet or gg……..pls can i have some?

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  129. LainV0hnDyrec on September 19th, 2009 12:04 am

    you could send it on my email

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  130. Han on September 19th, 2009 12:54 am

    Hey there, I have been playing DotA for the past 3 years and still loving it. More over, HoN is likely an enhance version of DotA and i would really love to play it too. Could i have the beta key please.
    My email address would be,
    Thanks in advance. Good Day :D

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  131. raicko337 on September 19th, 2009 1:36 am

    do you really create this game to be played by all the dota players ?

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  132. raicko337 on September 19th, 2009 1:37 am

    why don’t you give some people a chance to play this game ????

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  133. raicko337 on September 19th, 2009 1:38 am

    im a dota player but i dont have any beta keys i wanted to play the game you created and show it to my friends so that they could play it

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  134. Raven Blackbird on September 19th, 2009 3:50 am

    I need one beta key please. I really want to play the game. All of my friends are playing and I’m the only left without one. email address is

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  135. Rhys Viray on September 19th, 2009 4:31 am

    I think HoN is na improved version of DotA. HoN is created by S2 games, while DotA is created by Icefrog. Did Icefrog approve of creating HoN? or is S2 games somewhat in connivance with Icefrog? Also, why does one need a beta key in order for one to be able to create an account? I’m just curious. By the way, I also want one beta key please.:) Thanks.

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  136. Rhys Viray on September 19th, 2009 4:32 am

    I almost forgot, my email address is

    Thanks.

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  137. Bryce on September 19th, 2009 4:39 am

    Will HoN post the Top 10 or Top players of the game in its official website too just like Garena does? It will be great if HoN will also have clan wars every weekend. I also need a beta Key.

    ~Thanks~

    .

    =))

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  138. abigaile on September 19th, 2009 4:47 am

    hi.. im abigaile… i love playing dota and the new HON is the coolest

    pls give me beta key.. it will be much appreciated. thnx ^ ^

    my email add is

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  139. raymond james s hernandez on September 19th, 2009 7:06 am

    hi Ive been playing DOTA since its first launch 2005
    I was just 15 yrs old back then…my friend introduced it to me… and the first i play the game i fell in love with it…

    my favorite hero was banehallow=lycan=lycanthrope=demon hunter

    and after seeing my this HON heroes of newerth
    and seeing my favorite hero lycan’s counter part WAR BEAST wooh
    i think im gonna if i die if i were not able to play this game…

    this game is very interesting SUPERB

    please let me have a copy of HON ill be waiting for your response…
    or give me an idea where can i buy it so me and my friends can play it tnx…

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  140. jiahao on September 19th, 2009 7:44 am

    hey give me 1 hon beta key please thanks for help.^_^

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  141. Andre Linang on September 19th, 2009 10:53 am

    plss give me 1 hon beta keys
    send it to my email

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  142. Kristijan on September 19th, 2009 11:11 am

    PLSSS can u give me 1 BETAA KEY?!?!?

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  143. Kristijan on September 19th, 2009 11:12 am

    im waiting one mount for 1 BETA KEY..ffs

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  144. erwin on September 19th, 2009 11:19 am

    Please send me a 1 beta key….
    I would like to play this game!!!
    I have seen other people playing it

    Pls help me by sending me just one or two to invite also/ help others!
    thanks for your time!

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  145. James Chavez on September 19th, 2009 12:09 pm

    woah.this game ROCKS!!!!
    two thumbs up.
    BLIZZARD should improve their games or else this will dominate the battlefield!…

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  146. Thanos on September 19th, 2009 5:09 pm

    i would be grateful if u let me know when the game is going to be released and maybe its price also,thank you

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  147. Rokai on September 19th, 2009 9:27 pm

    may i have 1 beta key too pls my e-mail is

    tnx ^^

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  148. boy_pala_itot on September 20th, 2009 12:31 am

    i had this game installed but i can’t play it because it requires a beta key…it would be amazing and i can relate if ill have one of the beta keys…can i also use the beta key in other computers?if not then please do send me at least 2 betakeys… this is my email address …thanks and more power S2games..

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  149. ceasar on September 20th, 2009 2:49 am

    ..elow ther enge beta key plzzzzzzzz

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  150. Jess on September 20th, 2009 3:51 am

    The Trailer makes me more excited to play the game…
    but i think HoN can beat DotA if there are more beta keys or if it’s free to play….
    i want to try the game, please send beta key…

    thanks….

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  151. Ron on September 20th, 2009 4:55 am

    I’ve seen a friend playing, but he has given his beta keys away.

    The game looks amazing and the graphic aint bad :)

    Beta key plx.

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  152. Sean on September 20th, 2009 5:08 am

    Hey, I played DotA for 4-5 years and was real active in the community. One question I have is how in depth the custom map editor is and if there is potential for any of those maps to be tournament quality. Also, of course, the release date! Thx! Email is …would love a beta key, if there are any left.

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  153. cj on September 20th, 2009 6:08 am
  154. lam how wei on September 20th, 2009 11:47 am

    Dota is now my all time game but i have to say that it does not look that nice and so after i saw this new game although it is almost totally the same as dota i would prefer this as the graphic looks dam amazing i hope it is release soon so i could buy it right now

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  155. linus on September 20th, 2009 1:09 pm

    Hello plz i need a beta key …..

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  156. antidok on September 20th, 2009 1:10 pm

    can i have a beta key…..

    thx

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  157. Kujiki on September 20th, 2009 9:15 pm

    I WANT BETA KEY PLEASE

    MY EM-ADD

    THANKS!

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  158. Acks on September 20th, 2009 9:17 pm

    ei, may i have a beta key? I Already have the client but still nid a beta key

    thanks.

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  159. Prototype on September 20th, 2009 11:25 pm

    can i have a beta key? i’ve been playing DOTA for 2 years , I want to know what’s differ from DOTA to HEROES OF NEWERTH i’m gladly to have one. thanks!

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  160. Prototype on September 20th, 2009 11:28 pm

    if you have some keys could you please send it to my email add. thanks homie!

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  161. aldrin on September 20th, 2009 11:42 pm

    can you give me beta key plzz i want to play h.o.n i like this game plzz give me BETA KEY

    email

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  162. mark on September 21st, 2009 2:41 am

    can u give me 1 beta key this is my email thx xD

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  163. rico on September 21st, 2009 7:10 am

    can i have a beta key sir. i want to play this very nice game pls send it to my email add.

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  164. i3oyGwapo on September 21st, 2009 8:54 am

    Sir can you send me a beta key? im willing to play this game…

    email:

    A lot of thanks….

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  165. 0850 on September 21st, 2009 10:06 am

    Pls a key :)

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  166. Yron on September 21st, 2009 1:46 pm

    please send me a beta key :)

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  167. borna fana on September 21st, 2009 3:20 pm

    Hi….can i Please have 1 Beta key?? all my friends are playing it and i want to join So please do Give me one :(

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  168. Floriano on September 21st, 2009 4:00 pm

    Hey man….can i have just one Beta key?????
    plss man al my friends are playing it and i want so much to play this
    plss man if you give me one, i will loved!!!!

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  169. ylmzkaan on September 21st, 2009 4:35 pm

    Cmon sen me a BETA KEY TOO:DDD

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  170. mark on September 21st, 2009 7:03 pm

    Its new and the gameplay and graphics are by far more superior than dota. beta keys please

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  171. conrad on September 21st, 2009 8:31 pm

    hi everyone i am now interseted in HoN but i don’t have any beta key to use… Can someone send me a beta key in my mail account…. thank you!

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    conrad Reply:

    jajaja here is my e-mail . =0)

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    Ptarick Reply:

    can u giv me a free beta key aswell pls?? thanx :)

    Reply

    Patrick Reply:

    my email is

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  172. ross on September 21st, 2009 10:46 pm

    me too i want to play the heroes of newerth pls send me a beta key here is my email

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  173. mike on September 22nd, 2009 2:13 am

    can i get a beta key as well sir?
    hehehe.. thanks.happy to play HON.

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  174. Toasties on September 22nd, 2009 4:38 am

    WOW i so can’t wait till i get my hands on this gimme a cd key it looks so mad!!!!!

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  175. WeiXiang on September 22nd, 2009 6:05 am

    can give me bete key?^^TQ when can play HON?

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  176. brent on September 22nd, 2009 7:00 am

    please send me beta key

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  177. artemio on September 22nd, 2009 8:41 am

    hi!!!can you give me beta keys cause i need one….just send it to ….i really want to play this game

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  178. james on September 22nd, 2009 9:41 am

    I’m a fan of s2games and bought Savage 1 & 2 when they were released. I also played Dota and got Demigod.
    I like how there’s more than one map and how one is geared toward smaller games. Not to mention a map editor and possible modding capabilities, I wish Demigod could have had that. I also loooove the hacking and leaver protections. They’re basically taking out anything that is wrong with dota, it’s amazing.

    I would love to get a key. Thanks.

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  179. DoWLa on September 22nd, 2009 10:04 am

    Yo..Can give me beta key?
    send it to

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  180. wewetz on September 22nd, 2009 12:16 pm

    is it still not late for you guys to give me a betakey? :D
    hehe…..
    my question is this. . .
    when will be the lan game/ (play LAN) be applicable?
    will it still need a key 2 play it on LAN?

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  181. wewetz on September 22nd, 2009 12:19 pm

    BTW. . . here’s my eadd if you’ll feel genetous and send me a key :D

    thx a lot… more power. . .

    P.S.
    is it true that icefrog denied the issue that he’s a part of the ones who made HON?
    is he a part of it?

    hehe just curios about the gossips :D

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  182. Andreas Andersson :D on September 22nd, 2009 6:54 pm

    Please send me a keey to Heroes of newerth please ? i do really need it,

    send it to

    please i do really need it. i have w8 for one in 8 weeks :(
    i do really want one,
    but i never get one, please,
    i pray for u! PLEASE :(

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  183. emman on September 23rd, 2009 2:31 am

    “great things comes to those who wait”

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  184. Richard Yi on September 23rd, 2009 5:28 am

    Hey,

    I really like the fact that whenever there is a leaver in a game, they get a “leaver” mark on their record. That is a really brilliant idea, the reason being, I play a lot of DOTA and I am really sick and tired of leavers, especially right when the game starts, which makes the whole team unbalanced. And from all the videos i have seen so far about HON, I am really excited to give it a test drive. It seems like a DOTA player’s dream come true. I am looking forward to play the game with a beta key.

    Thanks for listening.

    -Richard

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  185. tim on September 23rd, 2009 5:30 am

    please send me a beta key i want to play really badly im so excited to play ive been looking for beta keys all of them are out of stock please send me one i promise to be a loyal gamer ^_^

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  186. EvilkidzZ on September 23rd, 2009 8:05 am

    i really really want to play the game.. plz send me a beta key

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  187. fitters on September 23rd, 2009 9:47 am

    pls send to me beta key i very nid so fast all can i cannot find beta key pls me email is pls a

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  188. Juanjo on September 23rd, 2009 12:06 pm

    Quote:´
    “There absolutely is. First, I’ll address leavers. Every time a player leaves a game of HoN prematurely they get a permanent “leaver” mark on their record. Hosts can create “leaver-protected” games which prevents anyone with a leaver percentage above 8% from joining (we may lower this number further, if needed”

    Thats absolutely awsome! I’m tired of playing with leavers in dota!!!
    Cant wait to try this game!!!!

    My email is:

    P.D: Sorry for my crappy english, im from Argentina!

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  189. steven on September 23rd, 2009 12:50 pm

    Kindly send me 1 HoN Beta Key Please. I would really appreciate the one who will send it to me. I’ve been trying a long time to have that beta key. so please. have mercy. LOL. :) thanks anyways!

    I want to play this game!

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  190. steven on September 23rd, 2009 12:52 pm

    Kindly send me 1 HoN Beta Key Please. I would really appreciate the one who will send it to me. I’ve been trying a long time to have that beta key. so please. have mercy. LOL. :) thanks anyways!

    I want to play this game!

    my email add is:

    thanks again! Godbless you!

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  191. MikeziLa on September 23rd, 2009 1:35 pm

    i really really want to play the game.

    I was Amazed with these graphic details.

    please send me a BETA KEY … PLEASE :(

    email :

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  192. Bobby McAuley on September 23rd, 2009 3:04 pm

    Please send a beta key. I have been watching my friend play for two weeks and am looking forward to it

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  193. Bobby Mcauley on September 23rd, 2009 3:06 pm

    forgot to post my email

    it’s:

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  194. Ryan on September 23rd, 2009 5:02 pm

    can i have 1 beta key plss

    it would be very much appreciated.

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  195. Johnson on September 23rd, 2009 5:42 pm

    I am so keen to play this HON!!!
    so, can i have a beta key for this game????

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  196. jeremias casimiro on September 23rd, 2009 10:07 pm

    can i have the beta key to play the heroes of newerth, im a addict fun of heroes of newerth pls!!!!!!! give to me i watch the trailer its very very good i want to play that game its hot!!!!!!!

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  197. jeremias casimiro on September 23rd, 2009 10:09 pm

    pls!!! give me the beta key i want to play

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  198. Mark on September 23rd, 2009 11:31 pm

    please send me a beta key . because i am looking forward to it very much .. i get very excited when i see people playing it. and i want to play too

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  199. Mark on September 23rd, 2009 11:32 pm

    i almost forgot . . this is my email address.

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  200. Barlow on September 23rd, 2009 11:34 pm

    S2 games has an amazing track record from such a small studio. They are being bold in their design choices and not taking the easy road and closing other popular games. For this they deserve great respect. I hope to see a robust weather system and environmental effects in game. This helps to immerse the player into the already fantastical world.

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  201. Mark on September 23rd, 2009 11:36 pm

    is my email add … i am really looking forward to it

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  202. deniece cabrera on September 24th, 2009 1:09 am

    kindly gve me a beta key T_T
    here my email add

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  203. deniece cabrera on September 24th, 2009 1:10 am

    kindly gve me a beta key T_T
    here my email add tnx ^^

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  204. wilbert on September 24th, 2009 1:39 am

    can you dive me some beta keys? plz?

    i need it at least one..

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  205. Gie on September 24th, 2009 3:18 am

    is it true that if we play 2on2 the map has only 2 lane??

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  206. Gie on September 24th, 2009 3:22 am

    Can you give me beta key.. pls.. i want to try this game..thanks..(^_^)

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  207. aldrin on September 24th, 2009 3:23 am

    Very nice game and the graphics is cool also…
    i see the list of items and heroes of HON in the Beta site and its very nice.. i notice some of the hero and item are just like in DOTA..

    i hope that the shortcut key in this game is more user friendly..
    specially the Number key.. :D

    Beta Key Plzz..

    Thx in advanced

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  208. Reginald Jbeili on September 24th, 2009 4:08 am

    Personally, as a hardcore dota player for 6 years now, I find it amazing that it has strived for so long. It is true that it is because of the complexity of the game that keep its players hooked.

    What I found very cool about the developers of the HON was their boldness in saying “Hey, I’ll make a game that’s dota-ish but more advanced.” and that’s what makes me curious to play HON because of the benefit for veterans such as myself to still utilize the skills we developed in playing for so long and still get amazed by both the “supposed” familiarity and anticipated newness (since I have no beta key to try it yet).

    Speaking of beta keys.. can I have one? my email’s

    I’ll gladly play this game thoroughly. Thanks!

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  209. exia on September 24th, 2009 5:13 am

    i know Hon is creation of iceforg!!

    but!! plz give BeTA key!!! :)

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  210. exia on September 24th, 2009 5:16 am

    i forgot my Email!! lol plz sent me BEta key

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  211. CUBIX on September 24th, 2009 5:18 am

    I would like to have a beta key….pls sent it to me.. my email add is .

    TNX^_^

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  212. x3n0 on September 24th, 2009 6:31 am

    i am really happy that in hon there will be a hassle free re-connection to the game if we lagged out etc… i am really psyched for dis game coz its high time for DotA to have a make over to better graphics…..come on man its already year 2009..
    i really want to play and test dis game…

    i am thinking on buying dis game if it is good
    seeing in 3d already made me hooked up in dis game..
    anyone with beta keys can give me one pls
    pretty pls….with icing on top

    beta key….beta key..pls

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  213. Markarnivore on September 24th, 2009 8:27 am

    can you give me please a beta key? i really want to try this game. Thanks!

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  214. Astroboi on September 24th, 2009 8:42 am

    PLS i really need the beta key badly pls send me one as soon as posible. i beg of you plsssssssssssssssssss. DOTA has been part of my daily routine and i want to try out this new and i think a better game than DOTA pls send me a key plssssssssssssssssss.

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  215. tim on September 24th, 2009 10:12 am

    pleaase im really a very big fan of this game i really want to play this game as sooon as possible im getting addicted to it send me a beta key please ^_^

    email:

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  216. olbapXpablo on September 24th, 2009 12:24 pm

    i want beta key pls i will rule this online HON games Like what i did in Dota

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  217. Mark Andrew Machado on September 24th, 2009 1:18 pm

    can i have this beta key plese???..it’s really really hard for me to sleep thinking all day with this game..can anyone give me a beta key..it’s making me crazy… T_T

    this is my email add:

    please have mercy…

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  218. Dakrai13 on September 24th, 2009 4:34 pm

    I liked most the anti leaver protection system as well as the ladder system =) However I don’t know how much HoN successful will be in replacing DotA.. Btw I would like a beta key :)

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