Deeper doesn't necessarily mean better.
LoL, while not to everyone's taste, has a better overall balance on the 'easy to pick up, bastard to master' scale, from my experience. Also, LoL is MUCH better geared towards competitive play, which is always a bonus.
Missed this post it seems.
You are right on following:
- Easy to pick up. It has great tutorial
Wrong at following:
- Competitive play. HoN is more competitive players game than LoL is, by LONG shot.
You cant even watch replays of your last games in LoL and even if you watch it would be complite snorefest. I looked few tournament videos of LoL in past and its nothing but boring. Seems that even commentators werent real experts of this game. Or even mildly entertaining...
Go check on HONCAST its videos and you might see some REAL competitive plays, with GREAT commentary and also they host some casual games.
Item builds on LoL are just a joke, cause you can stack like hell. Add to this pulling, denying, stacking, ward play with counterwarding, Kong, Rune control play, Towers that mean something, No barracks respawn, faster gameplay, more meaningfull heroes with vastly different abilities.
LoL is good game, but it never has meaningfull mechanics that HoN has. All those different things adds to metagame and through this competitive aspect is great. You can atleast download and watch your last games in replays, download top rated clans gamevideos and watch them.
LoL only has more players cause its been released as totally free and generally its way much easier to play. Onlything that it has better than HoN is a good tutorial and good shop.