modernfictum.com Simon S. - I remember when the Heroes of Newerth beta went live, I had been playing DotA for a long time and Heroes of Newerth seemed like a good place to continue. And the beta was great, they had hit everything spot on, but nothing good ever lasts forever. In the beta they had a logical and easy buymenu, the heroes were balanced and kind of few in numbers which made it easy to pick a working team setup. Well, let’s just say S2 games hit the sweet spot, they kept it that way up untill 3 – 4 months after the release. At that point they figured they’d go change the buymenu into an abomination, and when I say this was an abomination the upcoming changes to the buymenu were even worse. Basically they figured they’d try to drag more people with a fancy layout, which is not what MOBA games are about.