I’ve been playing Blizzard games since the Starcraft 1 era, lots of Warcraft 3 TFT and a little bit Dota.
Nowadays the moba market controls 75 % of the PC gaming industry, estimated.
I have been playing HoN (which was very popular between 2011 and 2015, after Dota2 release the game went slowly downhill. They (Frostburn/S2 games) sold the copyright to Garena an Asian gaming company. But somehow things got screwed up, bad management and our NA/EU community is almost finished. But HoN is like the real Dota1, its a great game with huge potential. I already opened a ticket but they told me to maybe propose an idea here.
Can we get a moba in Warcraft 3 Reforged, similar to HoN?
Or, even better, maybe Blizzard can talk with Garena and buy the rights so they would have HoN and they could make this game great again, I am absolutely sure this game hon still has huge potential because its unique, and it is very similar to Dota1. Since Dota is not under Blizzards ownership anymore, and HoTS is not really very popular, I would maybe suggest that we can get a moba in Warcraft 3 reforged, I dont know if I could speak with any of the management/developers in Blizzard.
Because HoN got the potential just , lack of advertising/marketing/poor decisions made the game imbalanced and not interesting for competitive game anymore, lots of abuse/smurfing etc.
HoN is in the same style as Dota1 just, better graphics/its very unique/very competitive (in essense it was very competitive), lets just say HoN was the best moba, it still is in my opinion it just needs some balancing and more advertising and you have a potential game to knock out Dota2/LoL maybe that is just a theory.
If this would not be realistic, can we as community create another great moba like Dota1/HoN? Blizzard doesn’t owe Valve anything, they took their moba to Valve and , I dont hate Valve, its just not my style, i cannot get used to Dota2 graphics/gameplay/sound etc.
I already learned that some former Frostburn/S2 games employees are working at Blizzard so, Blizzard got money/large community/resources/networking to launch a great game. Maybe it can be in Warcraft 3 Reforged implemented.
It’s just an idea, Idk how good the W3 Reforged engine will be, but with HoN you would have a good competing product/game compared to Dota2/LoL. That game just needs balance, and better management and we can set the new standard for moba.
If they would make a great moba in Warcraft 3 Reforged, I think it could be a massive success, in contrary to Sc1 remastered, which is barely alive in NA/EU, I dont know why but thats the reality.