History VideoGame / HeroesOfNewerth

20th Dec '16 12:09:45 PM Xtifr
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[[http://www.heroesofnewerth.com/ Heroes of Newerth]] is a free-to-play MultiplayerOnlineBattleArena game created by Frostburn Studios (formerly S2 Games), creators of the ''Savage'' game series. Envisioned as a SpiritualSuccessor to the popular ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' mod DefenseOfTheAncients (and with permission from its current editor, Icefrog), Heroes of Newerth combines the mod's mechanics, terrain and a large selection of its most popular characters with a specially designed game engine and S2's own additions and tweaks, resulting in [[CaptainErsatz a game resembling DotA... but different]].

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[[http://www.heroesofnewerth.com/ Heroes of Newerth]] is a free-to-play MultiplayerOnlineBattleArena game created by Frostburn Studios (formerly S2 Games), creators of the ''Savage'' game series. Envisioned as a SpiritualSuccessor to the popular ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' mod DefenseOfTheAncients ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' (and with permission from its current editor, Icefrog), Heroes of Newerth combines the mod's mechanics, terrain and a large selection of its most popular characters with a specially designed game engine and S2's own additions and tweaks, resulting in [[CaptainErsatz a game resembling DotA... but different]].



* CaptainErsatz: The game itself is a replication of [[DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]], updated to a much more flexible engine and with lots of online multiplayer convenience. Those days it's split off much more from [[DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]] and has established its own metagame and many different heroes.

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* CaptainErsatz: The game itself is a replication of [[DefenseOfTheAncients [[VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]], updated to a much more flexible engine and with lots of online multiplayer convenience. Those days it's split off much more from [[DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]] [=DotA=] and has established its own metagame and many different heroes.



* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Try pressing Alt+QQ in [[VideoGame/HeroesOfNewerth HoN]]. Then switch to [[DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]] and do it again. Plus, spells in [=HoN=] all have QWER as hotkeys, rather than varying from hero to hero. So even if your favorite [[DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]] hero happens to be in [=HoN=] as well, chances are the initial hotkey confusion will throw you off.
** Rather, if you're switching from [=HoN=] back to [[DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]]. For those coming from the mod, standardised hotkeys are a godsend. Of course, you can change the bindings in-game, so its pretty much averted here.

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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Try pressing Alt+QQ in [[VideoGame/HeroesOfNewerth HoN]]. Then switch to [[DefenseOfTheAncients [[VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]] and do it again. Plus, spells in [=HoN=] all have QWER as hotkeys, rather than varying from hero to hero. So even if your favorite [[DefenseOfTheAncients [[VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]] hero happens to be in [=HoN=] as well, chances are the initial hotkey confusion will throw you off.
** Rather, if you're switching from [=HoN=] back to [[DefenseOfTheAncients [[VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]]. For those coming from the mod, standardised hotkeys are a godsend. Of course, you can change the bindings in-game, so its pretty much averted here.



* {{Expy}}: Being an update of [[DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]], a lot of the heroes have [[DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]] counterparts. Some are fairly obvious (Moon Queen ~ Luna Moonfang, Pyromancer ~ Lina Inverse, Soul Reaper ~ Necrolyte, Keeper of the Forest ~ Treant Protector), but others (Plague Rider ~ Lich, Pharaoh ~ Clockwerk Goblin, Pestilence ~ Slardar, Rampage ~ Barathrum, Witch Slayer ~ Lion) are a bit more subtle.

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* {{Expy}}: Being an update of [[DefenseOfTheAncients [[VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]], a lot of the heroes have [[DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]] [=DotA=] counterparts. Some are fairly obvious (Moon Queen ~ Luna Moonfang, Pyromancer ~ Lina Inverse, Soul Reaper ~ Necrolyte, Keeper of the Forest ~ Treant Protector), but others (Plague Rider ~ Lich, Pharaoh ~ Clockwerk Goblin, Pestilence ~ Slardar, Rampage ~ Barathrum, Witch Slayer ~ Lion) are a bit more subtle.



* ItemCrafting: Maintained from [[DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]]. You can combine base items into more-powerful items using recipes. There are well over five dozen recipes.

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* ItemCrafting: Maintained from [[DefenseOfTheAncients [[VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]]. You can combine base items into more-powerful items using recipes. There are well over five dozen recipes.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: 124 as of this edit. About 40 or so of them were ported directly from DefenseOfTheAncientsAllStars, but since then S2 Games has been developing their own heroes on a regular basis for 3 years, not to mention some of the ported heroes received major changes.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: 124 as of this edit. About 40 or so of them were ported directly from DefenseOfTheAncientsAllStars, ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'', but since then S2 Games has been developing their own heroes on a regular basis for 3 years, not to mention some of the ported heroes received major changes.
1st Dec '16 3:37:47 PM ThemJohns
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* FromBadToWorse: The chain of events since the first battle between Legion and Hellbourne (known as the "Second Corruption" in the timeline) manages to make the war much more complicated. First, gods have since began intervening in the war after a reawakened Amun-Ra rallied the lesser gods into the war. Then, the Riftwalker accidentally opens an uncontrollable portal to the Rift - which Legion and Hellbourne had to [[EnemyMine team up]] to contain the eldritch abominations from pouring out. Then after that, Calamity breaks into Hell and opens the vault containing all the souls of the damned and unleashes the Third Corruption. Then the war attracts attention from a race of aliens seeking out planets to siphon all matter from ''and'' a counsel of other aliens that brought technology to uplift them and fend said aliens off. Finally, after all that's said and done, during the final days of war, a primeval evil that's been waiting since an eternity has finally emerged to end all life on Newerth.
16th Nov '16 6:00:19 PM nombretomado
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** Berzerker can unleash ''Carnage'', making him hit [[{{Clerks}} like a truck]], with the endurance of one. He takes more damage during it, though.

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** Berzerker can unleash ''Carnage'', making him hit [[{{Clerks}} [[Film/{{Clerks}} like a truck]], with the endurance of one. He takes more damage during it, though.
1st Nov '16 12:48:41 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BadassBeard: Pyromancer, and [[GenreSavvy he knows it]].

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* BadassBeard: Pyromancer, and [[GenreSavvy he knows it]].it.
23rd Jul '16 5:41:37 AM Eyeshield
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The general story for this game is that in the [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] FantasyKitchenSink world of Newerth, humans and beasts fought to control the land, but the [[LegionsOfHell demonic Hellbourne]] have begun invading and corrupting everything in sight. The humans and beasts [[EnemyMine decided to abandon their current conflict]] and formed [[TheAlliance the Legion]] in order to fight them.
16th Dec '15 6:34:28 PM nombretomado
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** The game itself is Dark and Edgy in general, unlike the lighthearted LeagueOfLegends. The heroes will be more than glad to kill their own if they need to and the game has the feeling of a DarkFantasy.

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** The game itself is Dark and Edgy in general, unlike the lighthearted LeagueOfLegends.''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''. The heroes will be more than glad to kill their own if they need to and the game has the feeling of a DarkFantasy.
15th Oct '15 5:41:31 AM ChrisX
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* AntiVillain: Artesia is only out to venture through the depths of Hell to find her lover after she was haunted with his death. She's on the Hellbourne side.
13th Oct '15 9:08:25 AM Berrenta
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* GratuitousNinja: Silhouette, although she's lacking in the [[HighlyVisibleNinja stealthiness department]].
* GuestFighter: Aluna is one, [[MarthDebutedInSmashBros but not many players know this]]. [[note]]To clarify, Aluna was added into HoN as a promotional character for a comic, but she's far better known as a character in the game.[/[note]]



* GuestFighter: Aluna is one, [[MarthDebutedInSmashBros but not many players know this]]. [[note]]To clarify, Aluna was added into HoN as a promotional character for a comic, but she's far better known as a character in the game.[/[note]]



* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Silhouette, although she's lacking in the [[ShoutOut stealthiness]] [[{{Naruto}} department]].
12th Oct '15 5:01:32 PM ChrisX
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As time passed and VideoGame/{{Dota 2}} was unleashed, Heroes of Newerth starts to deviate further from DOTA, creating its own identity by modifying their ported heroes to something different, and adding additional contents. This culminates in Patch 4.0, where everything is revamped, even some old heroes were disabled, resulting a game with smaller roster, but everything else updated. Much like Dota 2, eventually the old heroes will be re-added.

26th Sep '15 4:35:44 PM nombretomado
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** Jesse Cox of OMFGCata [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJcDTXB6EBA voices]] "Spiriticus", a (male) alternate skin for Nymphora.

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** Jesse Cox of OMFGCata WebVideo/OMFGCata [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJcDTXB6EBA voices]] "Spiriticus", a (male) alternate skin for Nymphora.
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