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Is anyone else in the closed beta? I'm actually enjoying it as it takes a lot from the other MOBAs and adds Torchlight style graphics. The UI is relatively adjustable - you can pin information or have it relatively clean. It doesn't feel busy and the colour contrasts make it easy to follow what is taking place. There's only a limited number of heroes so far and all feel familiar - Bo is Alistaire etc but with a slight twist. I couldn't get into DOTA2, like LoL and have moved on from HoN so this is a nice niche game at the moment.
What I like: Levelling pets that have abilities to help out. Enchanting recipes for items to boost them (but also make them a little more expensive). The courier system to get items to you. Regen Health/mana rapidly when OOC. Great interface that I'm still learning the tricks to. No fighting it out for last hits! In fact, if you are pushing with another player, you both get rewarded for the minion last hits. Auto-levelling - you can program in the order you want to level abilities (plus an easy item editor), The best: No team picking. You select your hero and the game matches you to a set formula (tank etc). No stupid waiting screen as you wait for others to load. You load and can be shopping as you wait - but are locked in place. No wards, no food.
What I don't like: Toxic trash-talk. It seems that MOBAs just bring out the worst in players. Having said that, my first game I played I announced that I was only level 2, had locked in as support, and got MVP even though we lost. you're also locked out from communicating with the other team until the game ends - so there's still 4 other players to give you shit.
It feels like it's in a good spot so far - it really is a light version of DOTA2/HoN with similarities to LoL but again with even more of an emphasis for staying in the field, not hearthing back for mana/life/items.
Didn't realise there was an earlier post - or forgot.
Seriously, if you're going to splash time in a MOBA, the only one worth your time these days is DOTA2 - or LOL.
DoTA2 has the benefit of the international tourney which is starting soon. If you get involved in the game then watch those games live - it's really good.
Strife to me is a sit back, don't think to hard kind of game.
I'm getting old - I need that
It seems that this games main competition for the chill crowd will be Heroes of the Storm, but it doesn't have pets! Tho I doubt it will take much to make a game mode/map that included them, which will be HotS real strength, map/game mode diversity, it's basically going to be the Blizzard Map Arcade delivery method in the interim before SC3 comes out (in 20 fucking 30).
The pet thing seems like a neater incorporation of the runes mechanic from Lol, a persistent account based boost to keep dweebs interested in progression because filling bars and fictitious digital shopping is fun or whatever, plus pets!
unless it already has those
have you seen dawngate? its kinda like that brief urf mode i guess since like no champs have mana and only a few have 'energy'
then theres also smite, cant forget that unique style of control