I really don't get why people feel the need to post about how HON or LOL is better than DG. Do you think by bashing the game and praising a dota knock off, (it even looks like dated graphics) on the forums for Demigod will gain you a magical solution to your problems?
One of the main reasons is that we hate being lied to. When the offical faces tell you that all the issues you're having are caused by your crappy connection/computer/attitude and things cant be better cause of lack of money, you come and show them that it can be done better and has been done so by a team with dramatically lower funding and minimal income from the game.
Don't like Dg? Then don't play it and go enjoy your HoN. If you like dated graphics and a game built on a 7 year old platform, then go to it.
The gameplay design is what you're reffering to and it's actually older than 7 years (based on Aeon of Strife). It has been refined for very long by many people contributing. Are you saying that gameplay designs become obsoleted with time?
The platform on the other hand features a very well made and rich multiplayer lobby system, extremely stable multiplatform engine that goes 40+ fps at all times, an insane backend system that hosts all games, provides radical new net code implementation and is lighting fast even with 30X more games running than Demigod while maintaining very low latency. Yes, thats the other reason we discuss HoN, to show that proper platform is absolutely a must for a good multiplayer game, especially an action oriented one.
I sure dont wait 20 mins in the lobby for a game. The game is very stable. And Hon is in beta.....you will be paying for it at some point.
I already paid for HoN. TBH I already feel it deserves my money a lot more than Demigod.
Where do you base your "no one is playing it" factoid on? Right now there are over 1700 people online playing.
This has been discussed plenty of times and the numbers just dont add up. Search the forums if you will, but having less than 10% of online players in games, while there is no real chat system ingame, is just not right. In comparison, when there are 18.000 players online in HoN, >1.500 of them are in lobbies. (300 lobbies x 5+ people). 5-10x more are in started games (unfortunately there is no count of games in progress) which means 50-80% of the people reported online are playing. Quite a stark contrast to what is being reported in demigod.
There are many great things about this game and site, one of which is the great support SD offers. They are always on the forums.....but there are 2 things that ruins this place. One of which is the constant...i love HoN/LoL threads.
Alrighty...good for you...go and tell those folks on the HoN forums all about it.....
They might care.
We cared very much here... search for past posts.
Meanwhile, S2 (the creators of HoN) are also always on the forums, but besides posting and arguing with players, they also patch the game with very high frequency (sometimes even daily) and every patch contains a multitude of fixes, additions and improvements. They are capable of deploying patches with rapid frequency without causing system fallouts so far. If you think SD/GPG are doing a good job supporting Demigod, you'd be swept off your feet by S2. TBH I think Stardock was like them initially... then they made a shitload of money... then their appetites grew... then they became what they despised most...