Ok, I actually thought this was a fair review of the game as a HoN player. But regarding the - "One thing that does rankle though is the fact that your $30 game code, purchased directly from S2, is attached to a single in-game account, rather than a master account under which you can have multiple aliases as in MMOs. This means that when you’re finally ready to step up and play the game properly, you’ll still be stuck with the stats from those 0/10 drubbings you received when starting out unless you pay an extra $20 for a second alias. In our opinion that's a little exploitative." You have no idea how necessary this is. Was In beta from the beginning (about 10 months before release). The Ratings/Stats system while awesome was completely broke at lower levels of play because of Smurfs. People making new accounts to deliberately keep low to steam roll new/lower play gamers. You think the learning curve is hard now but it was impossible when every game (unless you had a decent host) would be filled with people that were FAR from being classed as 'noobs'. There had to be a way to make a new account but it had to be off-putting so much that you wouldn't get smurfs. There are already a handful who have been willing to repurchase the game just to do it, but compared to 1-2 every game in beta its been alot more fun to game. Smurfs broke the game - the $20 sub-account fixed it.