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Heroes of Newerth Patch Adds Content

The Heroes of Newerth Forums have patch notes for a new version 2.6.0 update that's now live in this MOBA game. The new version celebrates the game's second anniversary, and includes new community-created content. Here's word:

S2 Games, creators of the massively popular MOBA title Heroes of Newerth (HoN), is excited to celebrate the 2nd annual HoN-iversary with the release of a brand new game mode: Mid Wars. The direct result of input from HoN community members around the world, Mid Wars is a grassroots community initiative embraced and formalized by the S2 design team.

Launching today, this exciting new game mode distills the most intense pieces of the HoN experience into pure unadulterated fun. Mid Wars features a new map, an exclusive matchmaking system, and expedited skill progression to quickly maximize the potential of each hero. Additionally, respawn time has been slashed significantly and heroes will not lose gold upon death.

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8. Re: Heroes of Newerth Patch Adds Content May 13, 2012, 11:43 SimplyMonk
 
eunichron wrote on May 12, 2012, 23:21:
Though I have a special contention for calling it "MOBA" ... the "multiplayer online battle arena" descriptor could be applied generically to every genre.

Lines between genre's have always been fuzzy for the most part, especially when you get into some of the odder games like Savage and Mass Effect where it is essentially two genres, or one genre with strong elements of another.

My reasons for disliking the name of the genre is it is too wordy and specific (and saying "MOBA" makes me feel slightly retarded). I'd much prefer a simple "Arena" genre or "Battle Arena" as then that would also capture the Shooter takes on this game type that are popping up like Monday Night Combat or instances where the game isn't necessarily online or multiplayer (although I'll admit without those components the game is fairly boring).

For some reason "MOBA" just sounds like some silly acronym that would be used in Archer.
 
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