You made me to log in after a year and a half just because I saw this.
"wow this game has no last hits, no items and no viewers
every metric you use is stupid and beyond the context of the game itself
it doesn't have dota elements because (believe it or not) its not dota
if you play overwatch like its cs you're probably not going to have a great time either
shit, even if you play dota like its lol you're not going to have a great time. dota is decision making/overall strategy focused, lol is much more about combat mechanics/performance. there's a reason both of the games are popular: they are different. if they were the same then one would end up being flat better than the other and monopolize. but instead they each have their own audience and fan base, and so does hots (it's just much smaller)
maybe if your view on it wasn't "yeah so this is dota without items and lasthits" your experience would've been different. most of my response was to "yeah so i tried to play hots like its dota and my decisions felt meaningless" i mean fucking obviously that's exactly whats gonna happen? i wasn't even trying to say that hots is good or whatever, bringing up twitch viewership as a response to what i said is pure idiotism im sorry.
like, even if you proved that the game is indeed bad, that doesn't make the "it has no depth" statement true (which is what im arguing against). path of exile has barely any viewers either and a tiny playerbase, but that game has 10x the depth of everything else mentioned in this thread. i'm not trying to prove the game is good, it just triggers me when someone says "this has no depth" when you're fucking clueless, don't play it and just simply can't know.
there's a big difference between saying "hots is bad / i dont like hots" and saying "it has no depth / its simple/casual / decisions are meaningless / etc". if you don't know shit, just shut the fuck up. you didn't even play the game enough to 'get' what it's about and it's blatantly obvious based on what you're saying. having an opinion is fine, talking about the depth and mechanics of a game you don't play is not
also hots has a stable 1mil audience just on the reddit and it's stable at these values. a niche game isn't a bad thing. eve online has had ~300k players for like 10 years and what? it's still a great game (with insane depth as well btw). i play quake which has like 10 viewers on a normal day and it's my favorite game of all games. how the fuck does viewer count make your personal experience in a game better or worse? (given there's enough people to actually play with/against, which there absolutely, definitely is)
No. LoL is a game made by angry neckbeards for angry neckbeards. Dota is superior in mechanics and everything. LoL is a cheap clone for people that can't play DotA (most of the world). You can't deny this (see what I did there). Gaben/Icefrog are the real ubermensch.
Also every blizzard game sucks dick and they are the devil and they should burn
BEAT THIS INFIDELS