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Zlapped: Welcome guys to Ask Zlapped, where I’ll be answering your questions 5 days a week.
Zlapped: Hey guys, and welcome to episode number 37. Today’s question is from Syltmackor.
Syltmackor asks, “What do you think S2 should have done to become bigger than DOTA and LoL?”
This is a question, of course, that I get of the time, and there are a lot of answers to this question, but I’m just gonna answer it very swiftly and very easily.
The reason HoN is not as big as the other games are today is for one simple big mistake. It’s actually multiple small mistakes, with the biggest one being not being free to play. League of Legends saw this, they made the game free to play, that is why the game has a lot more players today than HoN does. Because HoN was an indie company, Legends was a very big company, and Valve for DOTA 2 is a multi million dollar company. And an indie company can never compete with the experience of a multi million dollar company.
But, main thing is, they did not go free to play. LoL did. The day before HoN went out of beta, it had 140,000 players online. When the game went live the day after and it was pay to play, there was 24,000 peak players on the first day. I’m sure those numbers alone kind of speak my point. Those numbers did improve, of course, and the game did have over 200 kccu eventually, but it would have been a lot bigger.
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