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Old 04-23-2012, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone planning to play it? anyone on the beta? if anyone is on the beta care to share a beta key? I'm growing weary of the LoL community of bad players
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like it's PVP only with not a whole lot else. I would get bored pretty quick.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like it's PVP only with not a whole lot else. I would get bored pretty quick.
Correct its a moba (multiplayer online battle arena) type game. Pvp in nature based in 5v5 or 3v3 formats. Its not for everyone, but those who enjoy competitive play would enjoy this.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Correct its a moba (multiplayer online battle arena) type game. Pvp in nature based in 5v5 or 3v3 formats. Its not for everyone, but those who enjoy competitive play would enjoy this.

Which of these games is not a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena?

Counter Strike (FPS)
Street Fighter (Fighter)
Starcraft (RTS)
GuildWars GvG (CoRPG Arena)
Quake (FPS)

I just proved to you why the acronym "MOBA" is stupid and should die out.
It's absolutely meaningless.

What was the original name for the genre? "DotA-like" (or "Aeon of Strife-like" for historians).

Who came up with "MOBA" and why? Riot Games, the makers of the DotA-like League of Legends created the term in an attempt to isolate their brand away from the reputation and branding of the DotA genre.

Was there a better alternative? Hell Yes.

Valve, when marketting DotA2, came up with the term "Action RTS".

Action real-time strategy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"The genre traces its roots to Aeon of Strife (AoS), a custom map for StarCraft.[1] Defense of the Ancients (DotA), a mod based on Aeon of Strife for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne, was one of the first major action RTS titles."

Action RTS is far more descriptive of the control scheme and gameplay of the genre, and is therefore a superior genre name. Please use it in the future.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Which of these games is not a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena?

Counter Strike (FPS)
Street Fighter (Fighter)
Starcraft (RTS)
GuildWars GvG (CoRPG Arena)
Quake (FPS)

I just proved to you why the acronym "MOBA" is stupid and should die out.
It's absolutely meaningless.

What was the original name for the genre? "DotA-like" (or "Aeon of Strife-like" for historians).

Who came up with "MOBA" and why? Riot Games, the makers of the DotA-like League of Legends created the term in an attempt to isolate their brand away from the reputation and branding of the DotA genre.

Was there a better alternative? Hell Yes.

Valve, when marketting DotA2, came up with the term "Action RTS".

Action real-time strategy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"The genre traces its roots to Aeon of Strife (AoS), a custom map for StarCraft.[1] Defense of the Ancients (DotA), a mod based on Aeon of Strife for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne, was one of the first major action RTS titles."

Action RTS is far more descriptive of the control scheme and gameplay of the genre, and is therefore a superior genre name. Please use it in the future.
Oh i get it. Riot games= Satan because they brought the DotA style mainstream and watered it down so anyone can play it. Got it.

Also your comparison is lacking, the main feature of a moba type game is that for each game type there is ONE map. while im not aware of guildwars i know that counterstrike, quake, starcraft and street fighter all are played on different maps. LoL, DotA, AoS are all one map. Action RTS is an acceptable title for the genre i suppose, but just because valve says it, doesn't make it gospel. Stop drinking the Kool Aid and think for yourself.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I play LoL. My username is Paperplates. I'm on the U.S. server and I'm level 30. Add meh .-.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I play LoL. My username is Paperplates. I'm on the U.S. server and I'm level 30. Add meh .-.
theres a league thread already, post up there!
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So i got my beta key. This game is quite possibly the most unbalanced game ever. At lvl 1, everyone has a fair shot. First time you die, those scales slide dramatically in the opositions favor, if you die again (you will) game over. Theres no redeeming that. On death you lose gold and serious xp time in lanes. When you lose xp time you become underleveled. Since levels seem to mean a lot more here theres just no way you are going to snag a kill on an enemy champion or stop their snowball.

Tldr: this games champion snowball is unstoppable. Needs serious balancing.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Just got my invite yesterday. Can I please have the six hours I wasted playing it back?
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:11 AM   #10 (permalink)
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its not a bad game but the learning curve is quite steep
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