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To be fair, the tutorial in HoN really does the game no justice.It's just not the type of game that you can really learn any other way besides experience.No enemy is ever going to play the same way, or build the exact same items in the exact same order, and being able to react and adapt to those variations is nothing a guide is ever going to be able to teach a person.A great deal of what separates the average pub from a competitive player is just the mindset that they play in.I think the coaching feature will be a huge step in the right direction as to trying to "teach" those concepts, but it's still going to be a rough learning curve regardless.
i dunno y everyone wants a tutorial...... its gonna be the same as dota..... same heroes, same items....... if u play dota u have no problem what so ever with dota2...... is the heroes and items were different they wouldnt call it dota 2....: /maybe for newbies starting dota2 who havent played dota yes...... but hey we all learned to play dota without a tutorial lol...... and if lankans can learn to play dota without a tutorial i dont think any one else will have much of a problem :p
take chixxor for an example im sure she musta gotten her share of heaps of trash talk......i still c her on hon almost everytime i log in i mean if a girl can stick thru it......well..... u know what i mean lol
the first time i played wow and nobbed an instance i got trash talked, when i started playing cod 4... well i didnt get trash talked cos we were the first to win slcg and set the standards for cod 4 , when i first started playing dota i got trash talked..... i became a decent player and now im pretty fucking decent in hon and LoL (not to mention i got trash talked in LoL as well the first time i started playing LoL...... now i just rape face with yi, ryze, annie, amumu, nunu, xin zhao, tristrana, ashe, shaco, kaye and so on and so forth )im not the most gifted gamer or the best in any genre of games..... but all gamers get trash talked at some point or the other and they all learn from it.bottom line..... no guts, no glory
In HoN, pressing 'Y' opens up voice with only your lane partner. To do this I'm assuming the game has to detect which lane you are and who else is in your lane. With this information, assigning a MIA key and having that key flash a message depending on which lane you are should be doable. Maybe make the entire lane flash on the minimap with text near chat? Or maybe a toggle of "lane missing" and "lane present" - press once and the lane goes into missing mode, which is shown by a highlighted lane on the minimap. Yes we went quite off-topic xD
The flashing suggestion is nice. Some people ping the minimap excessively and will probably 'flash' excessively too though. God that grinds my gears... when they ping so much that I can't see the minimap hero colours to determine what's happening there.One of my suggestions to Icefrog was to have an audio/visual cue to let a newb know that 'all heroes are missing from the minimap' -- kinda like the WC3 warning "Our allied town is under attack!". Newbies always venturing too far then they wonder why they die. Toggle-able function of course. If you guys have got some ideas, don't be shy to email le frog himself. Better to get the idea to him now, while the game/interface is being created. He advertises his email address on the loading screen, in changelogs and at playdota because he ~wants~ your feedback. Now more than ever I would say.