Big announcement: f2p accounts will now have access to all heroes.
People that paid $30 almost 3 years ago and have gotten thousands of hours of entertainment (and rage) from that shitty little investment are getting mad.
This is the biggest slap in the face to long time supporters of your game S2,and I am really thinking of moving on to Dota 2 because of this. Been supporting this game since early beta and all we get now is a increased silver coins depending on our level? If anything legacy players because of this change should get access to all current HoN store cosmetic items for free. It seems to me your business department has no idea how to manage or maintain a single system of business because every 6 months you keep changing your policies because clearly something isn’t working. In my opinion f2p was the worse decision you made from a business standpoint and should have just kept the pay once business model…but that is all in the past and I feel truly let down now. If any future s2 games release I’ll definitely know not to even think about buying it because 6 months to a year later you will just f uck everyone who purchased the game anyway. Seriously though ALL THESE YEARS OF SUPPORT AND ALL WE GET IS INCREASED SILVER COINS…you guys have no idea what you are doing and it is really apparent.
What a dumb ass. This is a great change and will surely bring in many more players.
Will Early Access continue?
Yes, Early Access will still be available in the HoN Store.
Will I continue to receive heroes for free after Early Access ends?
After Early Access ends, the hero will be added to the general hero pool and will be available for free to all players.
What will happen to Verified and Basic?
Verified and Basic will continue to be in place to protect against trolling players and players who create multiple accounts. As with before, you must either reach account level 5 or make a purchase in HoN in order for your account to become Verified.
How does the new Legacy Bonus work?
All Legacy accounts will receive two bonus silver coins upon completing a ranked (i.e. non-Mid Wars) matchmaking game.
What happens if I purchased a hero in the past?
On top of now having access to all heroes for free, players will be refunded for hero purchases made since July 5th. Refunds are scheduled to be applied shortly after the patch on July 20th.
How does this benefit me?
- All game modes will become available to all players, no tokens or passes required. This means you should see shorter queue times on your favorite modes outside of All Pick.
- All players will be on a level playing field. HoN is a competitive game and having access to more than 16 heroes is crucial to a fair gaming experience.
- New players will now have the ability to play heroes and learn how best to utilize their abilities through gameplay, rather than trying to figure it out playing against them.
- When you invite your friends to play the game, you know that your friend will be able to have the same experience as you.