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Why is LoL more popular than HoN

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its cold in here

Senior Member

12-16-2011

Remembering correctly. LoL was the underdog no one was really looking into it. HoN was the MOBA that everyone was talking about. Now LoL has a bustling community, while HoN is left in the dust. Why do you guys think HoN could not compete with LoL?


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Ciderhelm

Master Recruiter

12-16-2011

Free to play vs. paid product, combined with a lower learning curve and a less trollish community. The first point is by far the most important factor.


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Kendono

Senior Member

12-16-2011

Forum mods who just insults their player base directly


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Woldere

Senior Member

12-16-2011

what's a hon?


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Boss Kobra

Member

12-16-2011

LoL was free


HoN was a shameless DotA "sequel" that didn't acknowledge the work of the original creators. At least Pendragon gave credit to DotA as the inspiration to LoL, despite some of the elements of this game making it more of a spin-off than a sequel like DotA 2 is.


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Ultimatepwr

Senior Member

12-16-2011

Because hon is a strait (and poor) copy of dota. LoL is its own game.


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Oceanbringer

Senior Member

12-16-2011

LoL is just funner. HoN may require more skill, but that only means less players.


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EcksTeaSea

Senior Member

12-16-2011

Free game


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AotW King

Senior Member

12-16-2011

HoN is harder to learn and people usually need to lose 15-30 matches before they can even get to people around there level when they start, most arent that dedicated, Personally I wish i had paid the 30$ having all the heros is so much better.


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Joshua Cross

Senior Member

12-16-2011

Because LoL appeals to a much large audience, it's more streamlined and while it's simpler in some respects it's challenging in others which appeals to both the casual and hardcore audience. It's the same reason DoTAII is probably not going to beat LoL, since it's trying to be nothing but DoTA with new graphics.

Blizzard DoTA however, that's going to end up crushing everyone most likely.