HoN v2.0.21 patch on 1st April

Hon Patch 2.0.21 is coming tommorow, the new attraction is the unicorn rampage and the new hero Tremble (see skills, spotlight and guide here) The server is expected to be down from 8am - 10am GMT+8



View Full change log here

  CLICK THE TREMBLE PICTURE!!

Using Scout for Anti-Jungling!

Introduction:


This guide works especially against heroes with junggling capabilities, like War beast, Tempest, Predator, Wild soul and so on.


In the later run heroes with jungling capabilities has the power to turn a bad situation around, thats why delaying their action to farm would eventually have a great disadvantageous effect on their team.


Also with heroes with jungling nature they usually gave one solo lane and eventually gave a monetary advantage for their team, so delaying their farm is a must!


One of the heroes that can really defer their farming is non other scout, which of coarse because of his unlimited time of wards! before we start lets take a look at "the"must skills!


VANISH
Activation
Applies Vanish to self.
Attacking a unit with Vanish active will toggle Vanish off and apply Flurry to self for 4 seconds.







Vanish Effects
25% Movement Speed 

Flurry
300 Attack Speed

Electric eye

Activation
Places an Electric Eye at target location. Can be placed without breaking Vanish's stealth.

The Electric Eye reveals invisible units and has an unlimited lifetime. If enemy units get within a 150 radius of the Electric Eye, it will be revealed to them. You may have 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Electric Eyes active at any one time.

Each Electric Eye has an ability that will allow you to destroy it, as well as an ability to detonate, silencing enemies in a 450 radius around it for 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 seconds

There you go this is the skills that is a must to have for anti-jungling scout, some players would always   disregard scouts electric eye for they thought that it is not that useful on the game, but if you look closely this particular skill can very inflicting indeed! Especially when they have a farming hero.

So for anti jungling scout, you need to level-up this skill as soon as you can,  but don't disregard scouts ultimate as soon as its available get it.

Items you need!

At least one of these items



















So the question is where would I put my wards? 

Watch this Video! It's all in here!




Note: Always reserve at least one ward for clashes, revealing enemies and the like.



Late Game:  Ward the Ancients! or kongor!




Tip: you can also use courier on the very beginning of the game to block neutral creeps from spawning and thereby stopping them from pulling creeps.
















Legendary Valkyrie Spotlight!

The legendary Valkyrie spotlight!

Valkyrie is one of the most familiar faces in hon from dota, throwing arrows, hiding teammates, epic escape!, this video would teach you any necessary moves you need to play and rule the game with this legendary valkyrie!




Suggested Readings: Anti-Jungling scout, Tremble Guide spotlight

Upcoming Hero! Tremble!

Hero Name
Tremble

Primary Attribute
Agility




Str Agi Intl
 17 18  18 
Hellbourne corruption has spread across Newerth--and deep into it as well. From beneath the crusted depths emerges the carapaced undying horror that is Tremble, awakened to wreak havoc upon the Legion forces. Mysterious terrain deformations seem to herald his arrival, while a trail of corpses marks his path of departure.   


DARK SWARM

Tremble summons a massive swarm of bugs from beneath the earth to act as his personal shield, deflecting ranged attackers and suffocating nearby enemies.

Action Target Self Type Enemy Units


Type: Magic
Radius: 300
Mana Cost: 90 / 100 / 110 / 120
Cooldown: 12.0 Seconds
Required Level: 1 / 3 / 5 / 7

Activation
Summons a swarm of bugs for 5 seconds. Enemies within the swarm take 20 / 40 / 60 / 80 Magic Damage per second, while enemies outside the swarm deal 8 / 16 / 24 / 32% less damage to Tremble.



TERROR FORM
Create and tunnel through Terror Mounds. Terror Mounds grant Invisibility with a 2 second Fade Time, {15,20,25,30}% Move Speed, and {2,4,6,8} Health Regeneration. Also gain the ability to Terror Port every {120,100,80,60} seconds between Mounds.\n\nMaximum of {3,5,7,9} Terror Mounds.




Action Target Position Type Self
Type: Magic
Range: 600
Radius: 400
Mana Cost: 110
Cooldown: 60.0 / 50.0 / 40.0 / 30.0 Seconds
Required Level: 1 / 3 / 5 / 7



IMPALERS
Passively adds attack damage and the Impalers effect on attack.


ACTION > PASSIVE0 / 15 / 20 Damage
Required Level: 1 / 3 / 5 / 7




On Attack
Applies Impalers to target for 2 seconds.
 Impalers grant 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 bonus Magic Damage and 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 HP heal on inflict.



Impalers Slow



HIVE MIND
Permanently summon Shudder to aid you in battle.
ACTION > NO TARGET






Cast Time: 1.0 Seconds
Mana Cost: 140
Cooldown: 90.0 / 75.0 / 60.0 Seconds
Required Level: 6 / 11 / 16



Activation
Summon Shudder at your location. If Shudder is already summoned, kills the previous Shudder and resummons it.

Shudder has 50 / 75 / 100 Attack Damage, 800 / 1100 / 1400 HP, 350 / 375 / 400 Movement Speed, and 1 / 1.5 / 2 second Ensnare. His Razor Carapace grants 10 / 20 / 30 Deflection and {-2,-4,-6} Armor on attack.

He has access to the same level of Terror Form and Impalers as Tremble.



TRY AND WATCH THIS VIDEO!


Suggested Readings: New Heroes, Hon Colors, How to top up garena shells

How to write with colors! XD HON COLORS



You may have seen some players write something with colors, basically you do not need any programs or money to have one its very easy! This is the trick!



This is what you need to write

^r = red
^b =blue
^y = yellow
^m = purple
^k = black
^c = cyan
^g = green
^v = gray


Example: ^k BLACK
               ^r Come and play!


Its Easy as pie!

How to top up your Garena-Hon Shells

1st step: You need to go in this site then click top up shells













2nd step: Log in your Username password here: http://www.garena.ph/ph_payment/



















3rd Step: Enter your card no. and your pin no.

















4th step: Open you hon-garena account, go to merricks goblin store and click buy gold coins












5th: then choose shells which is preferable to what you have bought










6th: after you have your choice click submit purchase and there you go you have your shells top up already! Coin purchase successful!












Note: you can buy garena shells on your nearest netopia shops or any computer shops in SM or robinson malls, they would either give you a printed copy or send it via your cellphone.

Thx!

Tags:Top up shells, Hon-Garena. Gold coins
Suggested Readings: How to use Merricks goblin store, How to have a hon-garena account, Anti-Jungling Scout guide, Old Valkyrie Javelin Free download

Gmevents 2.0 Alpha testing |EVENT GARENA-HON





With the Launch of 2.0 comes GMEVENTS 2.0!

Joining is simple, to get a chance to join an event, join channel "GMEVENT" via the bottom left entry bar or simply type /j GMEVENT
GMEVENTs happen regularly everyweek and occur on Tuesdays(Premium Events) and Thursdays(Normal Events) From 4pm to 7pm, no prior registration is required, and simply being present when an intake occurs qualifies you for participation.


- Entry into a Normal event is through one of the following 3 methods :
[ ]- Random invite [Participants in room are invited at random to join an event]
[ ]- FirstComeFirstServed [Event is unprivated after an announced period of time, and first to enter and remain without leaving or disconnecting from the room will get to participate]
[ ]- Quiz/Trivia Answering [Usually reserved for last few slots per event. Rules are simple, first to answer a GM's question gets the slot]

- Entry into a Premium event is through one of the following 3 methods :
[ ]- Random invite [Participants in room are invited at random to join an event] Gold Membership Required / Diamond Blue status
[ ]- FirstComeFirstServed [Event is unprivated after an announced period of time, and first to enter and remain without leaving or disconnecting from the room will get to participate] Gold Membership Required / Diamond Blue status
[ ]- Quiz/Trivia Answering [Usually reserved for last few slots per event. Rules are simple, first to answer a GM's question gets the slot] Gold Membership Required / Diamond Blue status
[ ]- Intake will be done in channel GMEVENTSPremium. Gold members can join by typing /j GMEVENTPremium.Non-Goldmembers will be banned from channel

Currently not available, all events will be open to all for now

Brief outline of how to tell if an event is available for joining and at what stage of the event things are :

- If [GG]RyuriaL is not in the channel, no events are being held

- Read the channel topic or retrieve it by typing /t
[ ]- GMEVENT - OFFLINE (No events active, and no events in the waiting list)
[ ]- GMEVENT - ONLINE (Event soon to commence, Intake going on)
[ ]- GMEVENT - FULL (Event has started / Event has reached max capacity)
Other more specific Topic schemes may be used, but these are the generic ones that any event participant should know

Premium Event types and their respective rules :
- One Totem to Rule them All
[ ]- Game Mode: Random Hero, Drop Items
[ ]- Items Banned : Courier / Flying courier, Nomes Wisdom
[ ]- Participants are to buy 1 MAJOR TOTEM each at the start of the match. Other items along with this are allowed, but only 1 major totem can be bought per player.
[ ]- Major totems are never to be dropped or transferred intentionally during the game, the only time a major totem can change ownership is upon its carriers death.
[ ]- Event is in a 3v3 format, as such 6 Major Totems must be available to the GMs eyes at all points of the event
[ ]- The team which collects all 6 of the Major Totems available in game wins. (3 of your own, 3 of the opponents)

- Annihilation 
[ ]- Game Mode: Banning Pick, All Heroes
[ ]- Items Banned : None
[ ]- Event is in a 5v5 format, as per a normal game. However the victor is decided not by the death of the Shrine or Tree, but by the team with the most kills.
[ ]- Time Limit : 30 minutes

Normal Event types and their respective rules :

- Warrior's Bane
[ ]- Game Mode: Random Hero, No Int, No Agi
[ ]- Game rules are simple : There are no Rules
[ ]- Participation in the event awards an instant 5 points. Winning the event earns the team an additional 10. Getting an IMMORTAL streak earns the team an additional 5.

- Rogue's Bane
[ ]- Game Mode: Random Hero, No Int, No Str
[ ]- Game rules are simple : There are no Rules
[ ]- Participation in the event awards an instant 5 points. Winning the event earns the team an additional 10. Getting an IMMORTAL streak earns the team an additional 5.

- Scholar's Bane
[ ]- Game Mode: Random Hero, No Str, No Agi
[ ]- Game rules are simple : There are no Rules
[ ]- Participation in the event awards an instant 5 points. Winning the event earns the team an additional 10. Getting an IMMORTAL streak earns the team an additional 5.


- Please give all event awards/PSR 3 days to get updated.
- Non-GoldMembers are not allowed in channel GMEVENTPremium
- Do not use colored text in channel
- Do not spam requests to be invited
- Each player may only participate in ONE event per day
- Proper in game manners must be observed at all times
- Rage quitting will result in no prizes being awarded to you regardless of your teams success
- Pause if an opponent DCs and give him awhile to reconnect
- Keep trashtalking to a minimum
- Harassment of GMs/Staff will be dealt with severely
- GM/Staff decisions are final, all rules bend to the will of the GMs.



Source: Hon garena forums


tags: events, hon garena2.0, promotions
suggested readings: how to get a beta key, what does putang ina mean?

Behind the Hero Aluna the Actress Paula Garces



Introducing behind the hero Aluna, here comes the actress of one of the most hit TV shows CSI miami Paula Garces. Aluna was basically based on the comic book Aluna, a latin american superhero, which means Aluna comes from a different world and the one who bridges this gap between the two is non other than this fabulous hot chick actress Paula Garces, Lol 







try and watch this video!



Suggested Readings: Aluna, patch 2.0, New Heroes of patch 2.0

HON-GARENA |ALTERNATE AVATAR!!

 One of the new features of HON patch 2.0 is the alternate avatars, for now not all of them can be unlocked in Merrick's Goblin store. But in due time HON-GARENA would eventually release them all! Here is a video for the alternate skins, free to watch them and plan which one would you like to buy.

Note: the legendary Valkyrie is not included in the video XD


Labels: HON-GARENA, Alternate avatars
Suggested Readings: How to get a beta key?, Patch 2.0, New Item Spellshards, New Heroes of patch 2.0

2.0 Patch Resume and Known Issues

Dear HoNers,

Issue No. 1 is partially fixed. Therefore we decided to resume the patch. The rest of known issues will be addressed at 8PM.

Know Issues:

1. There are some access issues with creating games on GVIP, meaning only GREG servers are available now. - This issue is partially fixed.
2. Some Gold member features such as Gold Color and Taunt are not functioning.
3. When players join game for the first time it shows 1500 psr. Players can go to stats window -> public game stats to refresh the stats and join game again to show correct psr.
4. Ladder page is currently unavailable.
5. Those who downloaded the installer does not have the map Grimm's Crossing. Please download the installer from http://dl.garenanow.com/hon/HoNInstaller.exe


Expected Down Time:
1:00PM to 8:00PM GMT+8 , March 18 2011

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We have patched Garena HoN to v2.0.16. When you log in Garena Heroes of Newerth, a message will popup and ask you to update your HoN. Click Yes and the game will be updated automatically.

In case the update message does not appear, hit Ctrl+F8 and type the command
Upd_checkforupdates 1

Do note that this is a big patch. If your downloading speed is slow or fails to download, you may download the installer from http://dl.garenanow.com/hon/HoNInstaller.exe

We have decided to giveaway Clown Devourer for FREE so do check out our store!

Know Issues:

1. There are some access issues with creating games on GVIP, meaning only GREG servers are available now.
2. Some Gold member features such as Gold Color and Taunt are not functioning.
3. When players join game for the first time it shows 1500 psr. Players can go to stats window -> public game stats to refresh the stats and join game again to show correct psr.
4. Ladder page is currently unavailable.

Due to these issues we decided to pause the patch until the major ones are fixed. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Expected Down Time:
1:00PM to 8:00PM GMT+8 , March 18 2011

Here are some useful links about 2.0:

Merrick's Goblin Store Tutorial and FAQ
50% off Pimp Slayer and Captain Flint Avatar
Limited Edition Hero: Legendary Valkrie
2.0 Change Log
Source : hon forums
labels:  patch issue, fix,2.0
Related Issues: Patch 2.0, New Heroes on March 18, Goblin store

Real World or the Online World? Internet Adiction!



"One of the problems of tomorrow is internet addiction" Sabine Batzing (Federal Drug commissioner on Germany) Are you getting hook on some online games? how many hours do you spend online? where do you want to live? on the online world or the real world? These were questions that pertains to all single individual being hooked to different kinds of online games. The excess use of internet/online gaming can lead to solitary exclusion therefore limiting your time for the real social world. This problem is a global phenomenon if you are not aware of the situation you are in its time to reflect and assess where you are now, I think its not right to trade your real life for a virtual life, some big online predators are making money to the weaknesses of people disguising entertainment as a form of deception, in fact real money is not that equal for the virtual items. Virtual items do not really exist they only exist in the virtual world, and virtual items in unnecessary XD with or without them you can continue living! I have posted videos for you to watch, although I lack statistics on this article I leave everything to you to assess. gudluck!



Another one



labels: internet, addiction, hon, addict

How to use Merrick's Goblin Store?

Merrick's Goblin Store Tutorial and FAQ










Merrick sets up shop in Newerth!


The currency used in Merrick's store is the Goblin Coin. There are 2 ways with which you can get Goblin Coins.

1 - Play Matchmaking games - For Silver Coins
Each matchmaking game gives you goblin coins depending on your performance in the game. These coins go directly into your bank as silver coins and can be immediately used to purchase all non-premium items in Merrick's Store.

(Matchmaking is unavailable currently but will be completed and available for testing soon)

2 - Exchange Garena Shells for Goblin Coins - For Gold Coins


  • Garena Shells are online currency used to purchase items in various Garena games.
  • There are 2 a number of ways to purchase these Shells depending on your country of residence.
  • Visit http://www.payment.garena.com and you will be redirected to the page specific to your country.
  • Login to the account you want the shells to be credited to (the account you use to login to Garena Messenger before launching HoN)
  • Select either a form of online payment, or purchase a Prepaid card and enter its card number and password for the prepaid amount of shells to be instantly added to your account.
  • A list of the distributors of such cards is available in the page itself.


After you have Garena Shells credited to your account you can proceed to Merrick's Store to convert them into Coins. Click on the Goblin Store icon in the main interface and click on "Buy Coins"


















A dropdown tab will appear and you can select the number of coins you wish to trade for depending on the amount of Shells you have. The conversion will give you Gold Coins that can be used to purchase any item in the store, Including Premium Items.


Convert to Coins, and you're all set to get your account pimped out!

Enjoy

FAQ :

Q : What are the lifespans for the items i purchase in Merrick's Store? Will they disappear after a set time?

A : No, these items will be bonded to your accounts and will not disappear.

Q : Will my items expire when Garena HoN moves to OPEN BETA or its Official Launch?

A : No, these items will carry over.

Q : Will the unspent coins expire or it will carry over when Garena HoN is open beta and official launch?

A : All the gold and silver coins will carry over.

Q : Will my items Disappear if i get banned? Can i Transfer my items to another account then?

A : If you are banned, your items will remain locked in that account, there are no ways for you to transfer items out to another account.

Q : Are the items in Garena Merrick's Store cheaper or more expensive than his international Brother's?

A : On average the store's items are 30%- 50% cheaper than in int.

Q : If i have both silver and gold coins and i want to purchase a non-premium item, how will my gold be deducted?


A : When purchasing items, your Silver coins will always be used first, then it will dip into your Gold coins. There is a coin breakdown showing how many of each type of coin will be used before you confirm your purchase.

Q : What is the conversion rate for shell to coin?

A : 3 packages are available:

100 Shells for 150 Coins
300 Shells for 480 Coins
500 Shells for 850 Coins

We also have a first time purchase bonus which will give the following rate for one time only:

100 Shells for 170 Coins
300 Shells for 550 Coins
500 Shells for 1000 Coins



labels: goblin, Merrick, store, hon