Heroes of Newerth (HoN) recently has done something big, they decide to make the game free. Of course there’s a catch, now you can only play a limited 15 heroes pool a day. The available 15 heroes will change each week and players can purchase a hero to have it available permanently. To play other heroes, you should buy a token. That’s how they make money. Fair enough to me.
But is this change enough to compete with the upcoming DotA 2 which is going to release this fall? Recently Valve has just announced the International, a tournament with 1 Million USD prize which is held on Germany this August. This news is like nullify HoN’s Free to Play news. Many people suggest that HoN will die soon enough because HoN is having the exact game play of DotA.
League of Legends (LoL), however, even though they also came from similar concept, their game play is quite different. And with around 15 million LoL player registered already, it’s possible that they will co-exist with DOTA 2.
But that’s just my thought? What do you think?
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