League of Legends: Review, Thoughts and LFG

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.
What's new?
-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
You take the role of a summoner, a concept with no use in-game but used to track statistics and scores for each player. After each match, the player gains experience and influence points. Upon leveling the summoner is awarded a mastery point which pretty much works as a talent point in WoW. Spend it into one of 3 specs to enhance a stat or gain a new ability. Influence points are used to buy the champions themselves so you can use them whenever you want instead of chosing 1 of the 7 random characters always available.
-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


My thoughts
 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.
https://signup.leagueoflegends.com

Gameplay:

24 comments:

  1. i like this game a lot, i used to play it non stop.

    im more into bloodline champions atm

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  2. Tried it out ,might restart :)

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  3. I have never tried this. but dota was cool about a year ago :)

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  4. will have to find the time to try this - cheers

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  5. i once tried dota and sucked at it. but will definitely play this one

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  6. really enjoyed that vid thanks!

    your friend,
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  7. I can barely play Myst. This game looks so out of my league.

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  8. I've never played this game yet, but I've read a bunch of good things on it. I may give it a try in the summer after my school term has finished, and if I enjoy it, I'll add you to set up a team.

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  9. I can never decide between this and HoN

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  10. The community of these games are just horrible. It's just the way competitive games work... There's a new Coop vs AI mode coming soon, sounds fun to work on new item builds.

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  11. I've been wanting to play this, hopefully I'll have an opportunity soon.

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  12. this game sounds awesome, nice review.

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  13. damn, I didn't know the prizes were that large for tournys

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  14. never heard of this, not much of a gamer though. Seems kinda complicated.

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  15. playing this game non stop, add me, nick tigey (EU)

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  16. Playing right now (As I write), it's really a great game, but sometimes the patches suck, like the last

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  17. This game is unreal for being a free game. I love playing this game.

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