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Old 14th Jul 2010, 06:28 PM   #1
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League of Legends

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You all know (or should know) of DotA. Well, the people who made DotA All Stars went and made their own game company and went and made their own DotA clone, League of Legends. This would be a "meh" were it not for two things.

1-It's actually really good.

2-It's FREE TO PLAY YOU MOFOs.

Sure there's an in-game store where you spend your real $$, but that's entirely optional. I'm loving the hell out of the game and you should all give it a try.

Any other LoL gamers out thar?
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 07:16 PM   #2
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I may look into it sooner or later. Have a ton of games on my plate at the moment. But it does look quite fun.
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 07:54 PM   #3
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I play it nearly daily XD It's a ton of fun!
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 09:10 PM   #4
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Funny you should ask

I haven't played it in a while, but it is a quality game for sure. I'm probably way behind the curve but we tend to play it at LAN parties as well.
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 09:40 PM   #5
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Funny you should ask

I haven't played it in a while, but it is a quality game for sure. I'm probably way behind the curve but we tend to play it at LAN parties as well.
Search engines don't want me to necro threads apparently. I would never have known about a previous thread had you not linked it.

There's a ton of great guides and info about the game now, and while a lot of the community is filled with jerks, I've been playing with some of the Penny Arcade forumers who've been making lots of in-house games in LoL. Best part was they are all high level (20-30) while I'm only level 9, and with their tips I'm able to pwn at my level. It helps that Annie is the harbinger of fiery death by teddie bear.

BTW the game recently had a major content update and the arrival of a competitive ladder (have to be level 20 to enter though ). I really like what I'm playing so far! I play under the name Trytann if anyone wants to add me.

EDIT: And there's a trailer now.

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Old 14th Jul 2010, 09:44 PM   #6
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cool. I go by SlayerDragon as usual. I was digging some of tank characters like Taric and armadillo dude that I can't remember the name of.
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 11:00 PM   #7
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At 2:43 in that Trailer
Guy in left-forefront looks like Sam Fisher.
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 01:04 AM   #8
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Does any of you play in the European servers? cause services can't be mixed, so americans and europeans can't play together, at least not with a decent ping anyways

If anyones does the EU servers, I go by the name of my name, you know, Ignotium
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 06:55 AM   #9
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Installed recently, played 3 or so matches. Definitely finding it enjoyable, but since I never played DOTA I'm having a bit of a hard time adjusting to the game.

I'm definitely familiar with micromanagement of units (SC, WC3, etc), but I'm having a pretty hard time assessing if I am winning or losing in this game. I can be pushing forward pretty well, but then run out of health/mana, and have to return to base to heal. When I get back, two of our towers are gone. Damn
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 06:26 AM   #10
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Downloading it now, Ill give it a go.
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 09:33 AM   #11
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You only have 1 unit to worry about, so it's not really micromanagement. It is a team game, so it is fairly reliant on team composition and strategy. I should fire this up tonight, I haven't in a while.
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 07:57 PM   #12
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You only have 1 unit to worry about, so it's not really micromanagement. It is a team game, so it is fairly reliant on team composition and strategy. I should fire this up tonight, I haven't in a while.
The concepts and skills involved are the same, though. Mouse skills, keeping one unit alive, maximizing its effectiveness, outranging, formations, what target to attack first, etc. What I meant to say was that I didn't feel like I was losing because I was mis-controlling or using the wrong spells/attacks or something. Just that so far, I'm having a hard time feeling the flow of the battle. I could be falling terribly behind in the shopping department yet still feel like I'm doing okay as long as I'm slowly pushing forward.

(Only to be smashed right back into our base when their item advantage kicks in)

Just a matter of playing more, I guess. It doesn't help that most of the strategy guides I've seen focus entire on how and when to use one specific character's abilities and what items to buy, as opposed to how you win the damn game in general
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Old 16th Feb 2011, 07:07 AM   #13
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Bump bump bump

I've really gotten into this game recently. If anybody's up for playing (on EU), then hit me up. ID ingame is Rambowjo, I'm level 19.

I can also go on the US region if nobody is up for playing on EU.
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Old 16th Feb 2011, 09:11 AM   #14
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I haven't played in ages. Right now I'm addicted to Monday Night Combat.
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Old 16th Feb 2011, 09:52 AM   #15
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I still play on and off, primarily Kayle since I enjoy support while still being able to poke and assist in battles, and she can still carry pretty well if she gets fed a bit (even with a ragequitter on my team!). Got about 400 wins so far between EU and US I think.

And yeah, getting a sense of whether you're winning or losing was one of my biggest challenges when starting out in these type of games. I think one of my earliest DotA epiphanies was to just play defensively while learning when I could commit. There was a lot of rage from players when I stayed out of "safe" fights because I myself was unsure, but it was far better than the alternative where I'd repeatedly die just to "check" if I could win.
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Old 14th Aug 2011, 11:44 PM   #16
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Old bat now?

Bzzt

Anyone still playing this? I put this game down for a while and found it quite addicting coming back to it.

I ended up buying the retail version a while back along with the champion bundle to net me 40-something champions. I've been queuing as random just to get a feel for all the champions I have (to the annoyance of my teammates I suppose). Still haven't figured out which one I'll keep playing (although Annie is still my favorite teddie-bear-of-fire mage).

So yeah, now LoL is old I suppose.
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 12:13 AM   #17
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I don't see the appeal of Dota games. Also, I was gonna say something constructive but I decided not to.

(what happened to that " : -) " smiley?)

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Old 15th Aug 2011, 03:47 AM   #19
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I tried the game vs bots for 1 map and i was like "wtf this is all you do? hack away at these things and try not die, run back to get healed and try again?"
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I still play it more or less every day, but mostly casually with some acquaintances. It's just more fun when you can malphite-ult into certain death while shouting "I REGRET NOTHING%#" and it's all good fun instead of people ragequitting because it wasn't a sound tactical decision. I think I have about 600 wins on EU and 150 on US, mostly playing Kayle, Leona, Morgana, and Galio. I like psuedo-support who can hybrid into dealing decent damage if you do well, but I'd like to try out some jungling and AD-carrying.

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I tried the game vs bots for 1 map and i was like "wtf this is all you do? hack away at these things and try not die, run back to get healed and try again?"
Yep, that's exactly how it works, just like chess is about moving pieces around until a king dies, or shooters are about pressing left mouse button until you get more points than everyone else.

The entirety of how the game works is lost against bots since they don't know how to pressure, gank, or starve/zone you out.
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