Originally Posted by Krath4
HoN has replays, observer mode, etc, yes. They are generally more 'competitive' than us right now.
LoL is more casual, and will apparently get these features soon (tm) which is understandable, I suppose? IMO we should have had those features since Season One, but whatever.
On the subject of communities, HoN regularly flames LoL, you often see "Yeah, both games are good, but HoN is better" on their forums. But it is THEIR forums, so you expect bias, so whatever. LoL players generally complain about how HoN is a copypasta of DotA with some new graphics.
Personally I haven't played HoN, but I don't approve of the mindless bashing each community gives the other.
A big problem is that most people that play HoN can try LoL for free, and make judgment. The other way around is a lot harder (also since HoN is harder to get into in general). I know there's trial accounts for HoN, but that requires HoN players to send you invites, which is usually limited to friends. So you have people who hate HoN without ever playing it more often than the other way around.
I also actually don't play HoN, I just watch HoN cast because some of the stuff is really cool. I've also been lately watching DotA replays in anticipation for DOTA 2.
Shadow Demon and Ancient Apparition seem cool. :>