While sh*t hits the fan in Egypt (topic I would talk about later) I started playing League of Legends, an interesting game inspired by the Defense of the Ancients. Developed and published by Riot Games, company made from the guys that created DotA Allstars, League of Legends or LoL(they should have thought more on the title) stands out amongst the DotA "clones" with high production values, friendly community (unlike Hon), huge player pool and the support the company gives it with almost weekly release of new content including skins, new champions(about 70 as of now), bug fixes etc.
-First of all, more maps. Not only you have the 3 lane with 10 players map, exactly like in DotA, you have an additional 2 lane with 6 players map. which is way smaller, meaning that games are shorter.
-The ability to reconnect to an unfinished game, quite useful if the power goes out.
-Players not only do not lose money when they die, but gold in the game increases with 1 per second or so, making the game quite noob-friendly. Naturally this feature wasn't very well received by the players but it is unlikely to be changed as the developers fixed this "inflation" with very high gold requirements on late-game items.
-a game within a game
-incredible dept with intelligently created champions each with multiple playstyles and tactics.
There is much more to say about the game but the only thing I can say more is go play it IT'S FREE
League of Legends proved to me that it's not just a DotA "clone", it offers something new and it's a full game itself, not just a map.
The reasons why I like to go into it is because not only it's free it's also competitive. There are tons of tournament with huge prizes. The winner of season one won 100,000$!!!!!! That's huge man.
The problem is that I need to max out my summoner's level which could take a while but also I really need a team. Everytime I join a game, I get put into a team of total strangers where there always is the cool guy that knows how to play but ragequits after 10 minutes, the fag that dies before the minions are spawned, or the feeders.
If anyone is interested in the game and want to start a team with me, you can add me as a friend after you've made an account and installed the game. My name is Teutorixcr2, if you don't know how to add me just post your accounts name in the comments and I will add you myself. The only requirements needed are a mic and Skype installed and some knowledge of how to play video games, of course.
Find everything you need to play the game on their site.