the graphics are fine for what it is
Never said they weren't - I said they were basic, and compared to Demigod's that's exactly what they are. This allows additional content to be produced far easier than for Demigod, and yet what we're seeing is merely replica heroes straight out of DotA being added in.
and they release mostly FREE games, and HoN they have HoN preorders setup but not many have preordered, yet they put MORE effort into their games than has been put into DG
What they've released in the past has no bearing on HoN's release - it's going to be a retail release and you're going to have to pay for it. They're putting less effort into HoN than Demigod because they have DotA as the blueprint - Icefrog and his ilk did the ground work some time ago when DotA was created - HoN has literally copied that and expanded on it ever so slightly with a fresh coat of paint. Argue as you will, this is a basic fact that has both been admitted to by S2 games, and is evident the moment you join a game. Demigod is a completly original take on the same idea - this is why I prefer Demigod.
And as stated above, due to the simplistic engine that HoN uses it takes less effort to create for than Demigod does, so Demigod by extension requires more effort than HoN. I thought this would be obvious?
And you arent in any position to say whos welcome, people like who you eat whatever company throw at you are why companies can release games that are sub par and get away with it. Dont get me wrong i like DG, its nice to have the same playstyle has HoN but with 0 complexity to just relax and not need to worry about most of the stuff you in HoN, but at the same time, all theyd have to do is FIX the netcode to get this game to be competitive with the others again
Their NetCode is fine - if you're experiencing network issues please post about this in the appropriate forum, or contact Support@stardock.com for help. I won't be drawn into discussion on the gameplay difference here - but I am certainly in a position to say who and who is not welcome here - I'm a member of the community and you're bitching, moaning and complaining in a developer Journal that is giving a bit of a heads up to the community that our new Demigods are nearing completion, and soon we'll have a chance to road test them and help balance them correctly. Did you honestly think your bullshit would be tolerated?
And btw, ive seen Frogboy say content will be released depending on sales, so expect this to be the last content update, cause DG was never high on sales, and its fallen even below that
I can quite confidently say that you're not in a position - of any kind - to comment on the total Sales of Demigod, the "10 Top" charts mean little. But, while we're on the topic, you must have missed where Frogboy also commented that Demigod continues to sell well and so additional content outside of th 12 month window is possible, despite the fact that we're getting ever closer to receiving offical Mod Tools and so we'll be able to develop our own Content.
But that wouldn't concern you, since HoN is superior in every way. In fact, I can't imagine why you've even stopped playing it for a second to post on the forums of a game that's dying, abandoned by it's developers and publisher, and isn't even able to be played online due to it's horrible net code! Quick, run away, before the suction of Demigod dying drags you down with it! Run!!