Heroes of Order & Chaos Fan Impressions

Wondering if Heroes of Order & Chaos can compete with PC-based MOBA games? We showed an early version of the game to a real MOBA player and got his thoughts on the first mobile MOBA. Find out what he thought below and try it for yourself tomorrow on iPhone, iPad, and Android!

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING MOBA GAMES?
I started playing MOBA games with the original DOTA for wc3. I played this ums (User Map Settings) game for about 2 years with friends and by myself. What I enjoy about MOBA games is the relatively fast pace of the gameplay and the amount of time each match can take, although this varies greatly by game. Also the fact that you can jump right in and play at an equal footing as anyone else makes it fun to play.

HOW DO YOU PLAY MOBA GAMES?
I play MOBA games semi-casually, so I try to relax and have fun. As easy as this would seem, it is quite hard in MOBA games due to the peer pressure of other players if you are not doing well or if you’re helping the other team by dying repeatedly.

The lane I play normally depends on the type of hero I pick and the composition of the rest of my team. General I play a support or semi-carry and like to go top/long lane. I don’t like the time sink of having to play a hard-carry and like roaming to help in ganks and defend other points. Also I find there is greater survivability in most of the supports and not dying is always fun.

WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS FOR A MOBA GAME?
The most important factor of a MOBA game is balance. Without balance the complaining will be endless and frustration caused by unbalanced heroes is way worse than your own lack of ability. Of course everyone will always complain about balance if they lose, because they don’t want to admit they were out-played, but that’s unavoidable.

I feel that having a lot of maps does not really matter in MOBA games. People get a feel for the map and try to memorize all the locations. The addition of an “All-mid” map, which you have in Heroes of Order & Chaos, along with the traditional 3-lane map, is all that you need.

The addition of more heroes also makes the game fun and opens up more possibilities, but new heroes can’t come at the expense of balance. Balance is key in a MOBA game and must be top priority at all times.

HAVING PLAYED HEROES OF ORDER & CHAOS, HOW DOES MOBA WORK ON MOBILE?
My main concern with a MOBA transitioning to a mobile device was the precise control required and responsiveness. Touch controls are not as responsive as the precise control of the mouse. So Heroes of Order & Chaos gives players the option of controlling the matches the same way as on PC, or via a v-stick. This option helps increase the number of APMs (actions per minute) on touch screen devices.

In my preview build, I only had access to 5 heroes, but from what I saw the heroes seemed balanced with the abilities and play style. What I really want to see is the talent system. I feel this is unique and will give more depth to the game and allow for greater customization. Unfortunately I could not access or see this system in the game’s pre-launch offline mode.

Heroes of Order & Chaos has great potential & is definitely something I would get and play with friends, especially when it’s not possible to play PC MOBA games. The “all mid” games are fast enough that we can get in a few games when my friends and I are hanging out.

Mobile MOBA is something that has never been done before and I feel like Heroes of Order & Chaos is starting out by doing it right. This is my biggest fear when transitioning a game to another platform and I am confident this won’t let me down. I can’t wait to check out the online mode once the game is live this week so I can see all the game has to offer.


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  • rex

    djie fa

  • Robin

    Just bought few runes too gamble with. When the prices are shown u assume u got a great chance of winning a hero but after 3 times and 6 euro gone all i got was 3 gambler's greed with which i cant do anything. Better dont gamble and just use it to buy these heroes.

    Enjoying the game btw

  • Jason

    ITS COMINGG TOMORROWW !! :)))))

  • schlagdich

    i'm still waiting. at least the hope dies.

  • Prianeg_38nix

    Gameloft, what`s going on?
    now is a 5th of december and where the game for android? are u kidding us???

  • kostadin

    game start now on google play !!!!!!!!!!!

  • kostadin

    downloading now !!!!

  • zvukovi4ek

    Hm in Russia GP no HOC

  • kostadin
  • WizGG

    When come for Android ver???pls fast…

  • kostadin

    i am playing on nexus 7

  • Anonymous

    The game is now worse than what it was before the Android release. The servers were barely able to handle iOS users. It is now unplayable with severe lag (I'm always in the red) and disconnects. It seems Gameloft only does the bare minimum.

  • adam

    like the game and runs fine on single player..multiplayer onother hand sometimes says my account beingused byanother device and wonderingwtf when i only have onedevice…also now and then heavy lag in multiplayer…the free gem things i dont receive them after installing and running apps like says…and htc thunderbolt needs to be added as compatible to google play store it still says not compatible and i wanna install proper version

  • rex

    your good guyz…..

  • rex

    your the best

  • http://www.facebook.com/jmpido mike

    It always disconnects wtf

  • crispyaqui

    i keep getting disconnected ingame with error saying my account is being used by another device. then when i try logging back in it crashes HOC. at first it happened and that was it, now i can't finish a single game. i thought maybe i got hacked and changed p/w. still doing it. help, plz, and thanks for support, much appreciated.

  • Sara

    Hi there!

    I'm sorry that you're experiencing such issues!

    You'll need to go on our Support website http://support.gameloft.com/ and you can
    check our FAQ page of the site http://support.gameloft.com/OnlineAndSocial/ and find a solution to your issue.

    If your issue isn't described in there, you can fill a form that would be sent to the Customer Care Team and they will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

    Thanks and have a nice day!

  • Croden

    Game is nice, but got few things.
    I am not new to MOBA games, got more then 4000 games, playing Heroes of Newerth with 1850 mmr in SBT.

    1) Server is very laggy in Europe. 1 sec dellay is horrible.
    2) Buttons are small and u missclick a lot. Why is hero moving, when u click behind button. There should be dead spot. Even with One X 4,7 inches display its hard to control.
    3) Why u have to click twice on creep / hero to attack ? Just one click is enought. U dont need to select it and then attack.

    This is all important.

  • Croden

    Hello!
    Game is nice, but got few things.
    I am not new to MOBA games, got more then 4000 games, playing Heroes of Newerth with 1850 mmr in SBT.

    1) Server is very laggy in Europe. 1 sec dellay is horrible.
    2) Buttons are small and u missclick a lot. Why is hero moving, when u click behind button. There should be dead spot. Even with One X 4,7 inches display its hard to control.
    3) Why u have to click twice on creep / hero to attack ? Just one click is enought. U dont need to select it and then attack.

    This is all important.

  • Johan

    @Croden: it would be a disaster if selecting would instantly attach the selection. I very often pick my target long time before I attack.

    @Larry I don't agree with the virtual joypad size. It works great for me. Also, prices for heroes – the idea is of course to push for IAPs, keep current prices and keep having the sales, which invites players back. But I totallly agree, we need a better way to select the target:

    I suggest whenever I start cycling targets, it would start picking the heroes if they are within reach – and then continue to minions. As long as i keep tapping to cycle, it would move on cycling just like today. But after a reasonable delay, tapping again would start with the heroes again..

  • Nikita

    Can you tell me something about playing Android and iOS together. Is it possible??? Thank you!

  • Zz305

    Sleep

  • Zz305

    Doakter

  • Starmania82

    Is there a trick to getting gambler I spent 9k emblems in a row and didn't get him that was 116 win things I know he is worth it but I need help

  • kUz_4u

    whats happening to my HOC, if i open it after the gameloft logo it crushes, even if i re-download it also my MC 4

  • Sara

    Hi there!

    I'm sorry that you're experiencing such issues!

    You'll need to go on our Support website http://support.gameloft.com/ and you can
    check our FAQ page of the site http://support.gameloft.com/OnlineAndSocial/ and find a solution to your issue.

    If your issue isn't described in there, you can fill a form that would be sent to the Customer Care Team and they will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

    Thanks and have a nice day!

  • Thetus

    Heros are too expensive to buy. Make it like league of Legends where the cheap champs cost around 5 wins.

  • Thetus

    Im playing on iPad mini. I'm getting constant "internal server errors" after I log in.

    It's taking me about five minutes of spamming "log in" , "disconnected. Internal server error" "log in" before I actually get into a match.

  • Sara

    We are experiencing some technical difficulties with our servers that may affect players' ability to access the game. We expect the connection issues to be resolved shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Thetus

    I am no longer able to enter any match. I'm getting immediately disconnected. I'll come back in a few days to see if server issues have been resolved. If not, then I'll uninstall. Shame, because this game had potential..

  • Sara

    Did you fill a support form?

  • Trevor

    Hi this appear is not compatible with the samsung galaxy proclaim. Please make it work for it! This looks like a great game!

  • GALAXY Y USER

    i wish i could play that in my galaxy Y

  • ivan

    Good game but worst game matching system! Such a waste of time ! Why haven't the internal server error not fixed yet! Is this been hosted at someones bedroom or something. This is a joke !

  • alan

    Hello this isnt compatable with samsung halaxy rush why please fix this.

  • whatlikethat

    and you made the expensive heroes way OP. balance? went to netherland!

  • amir

    heros of order and chaos is so cool and awsome monsters

  • ngn

    bullshit bullshit bulllshit, controls are just fcked up, devs are retards that just copied lol and added stupid controls

  • http://www.facebook.com/djkodene Torre Schmitt

    yeah apparently the gambler’s just a big unattainable joke. even after 20k+ emblems all i got was a handful of runes and gambler’s focuses and some ungodly amount of revival tokens that the game can’t even tell me how many I have which is also a crock of BS and on top of that I actually watched the slot machine charge me double for 1/4 of the pulls. After that I blew $9 on gems and plunked that into the slot machine and got all gambler’s greeds. yay more effin emblems. needless to say i’m pretty pissed right now, DON’T GIVE THESE GREEDY TURDS ANY OF YOUR HARD-EARNED MONEY

  • Jek

    PLEASE FIX THE CRASH ISSUE!!! While playing 5v5 it crashes on my xperia go. :(

  • Jek

    i CANT ENJOY THIS GAME BECAUSE it keeps crashing :(

  • Sara

    Hi there!

    I’m sorry that you’re experiencing such issues!

    You’ll need to go on our Support website http://support.gameloft.com/ and you can
    check our FAQ page of the site http://support.gameloft.com/OnlineAndSocial/ and find a solution to your issue.

    If your issue isn’t described in there, you can fill a form that would be sent to the Customer Care Team and they will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

    Thanks and have a nice day!

  • acidr31gn

    This game is filled with so many loopholes and bugs and bad design. I will list em :D. On the iOS you can quit the game by hitting home and closing the app through hitting home two times holding finger over the app then hitting the minus symbol. This allows you to leave without losing rating. There is no real matchmaking system in the game. They do not pair up equal ratings with equal levels so unless you run with a full group of five be sure to enjoy playing with first time players. There is no penalty for leaving during team select meaning you can try to have a fake account that feeds your real account then just leave the game or stay on so you can know where your enemies are at all time. Hmmm , anything else? Oh yeah if you would like to try to learn the game through bot games enjoy you will only get 80 exp and about 100 currency. As for custom games most require you to be 35+. So if you plan on playing this game without friends, then get ready for a game filled with many rage quitters or insta leavers. I find that about only 1/14 games will have both teams with 5 players if that. After the first 5 min count yourself lucky if you have 3-4 left.

  • Lord_slayer32

    When will the update be finished im dying here!!!??

  • Doombot101

    You need to buy the original gambler to get his skin

  • ThemadGoat

    Considering LoL was inspired by other MOBA games, I very mutch disagree. The fine art of gameloft is that they bring modern gen console games to android but never copy them directly.
    Look at the modern combat series, remind you of CoD? But it offers more combat controls. More options for multiplayer, etc etc.

  • ThemadGoat

    Wos your a douche.

  • beadz

    Im experiencing blurry graphics in hoc v1.3.0 using samsung google nexus s i9020. Whats the problem? I mean how can i solve it? Is there any solution on fixing this problem?

  • GameHunter748

    This game use an irternet connec or not……?

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