Who plays League of Legends?

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  1. ShawnTRods
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    Yooo whats up guys :D

    Anyone plays LoL?
    Anyone with spare time to play along with me to teach me the basics? or even advanced stuff :P


    I have been watching so many youtube videos, so called "beginners guide", either they are too basic or just not very helpful.

    I guess I could play and figure things out by myself, but would be pretty cool to play alongside someone who understands the game :)

    PS I never ever played it. EVER! I literally just downloaded it.
     


  2. Xenon Hacks

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    Play by yourself, mute people in game by pressing O, it's a SUPER toxic game. League ruins IRL friendships especially if your friend is terribad and you cant carry the game.
     
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    League is definitely an experience you should go through alone (as far as leveling your account goes). You can add me (providing you are on the NA server) : Haruhi chan
    Toxicity does definitely exist, but it becomes more of a problem in ranked queues as opposed to normal matches.
     
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    Its spreading to norms i'm leveling an alt to 30 and it's a god awful experience. If anyone wants to add me the account is Simple Victory.
     
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    Lol, ya I have seen a lot of toxic videos :P
    but I have never played a game like LoL(I think they are called MOBA?)

    I love streaming and recording for youtube, but at the moment its all about pokemon.. I am thinking of focusing my second channel on various games like LoL, minecraft, FIFA etc and just have fun with general gaming really.

    I am on the Western EU server. In fact still didnt fire up the game for the first time lol. Watching random videos to get as much information as possible before I get into the game.
     
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  7. ShawnTRods
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    I have no idea whats going on in that video!
    Not gonna lie :P lol
     
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    Okay, but seriously, there are two MOBA's on Steam right now (that are worth mentioning) Dota 2 and Strife. I believe Strife is european based? (Could be wrong on that) and it would be an excellent starting point for getting into MOBA's.

    If you REALLY want to start with league, go ahead, but Strife is pretty simplified and would help you get the basics down a lot quicker.
     
  9. ShawnTRods
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    I just watched the trailer for Strife.
    To be honest, I am not really feeling it lol.

    I know LoL seems hard, but I am really intrigued to learn and play that :D

    I had a lot of friends that played dota and always wanted me to get into it.. but its just warcraft 3 isnt it?

    I watched my uncle play warcraft 3 long enough as a child lol.
     
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    Strife is very odd, as the gameplay LOOKS kind of dull and lackluster, but the game itself (once you start playing it) is a really fun experience.

    Dota DID ,yes, start as a mod for Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne but eventually became its own game when the second was released. The mod also had nothing to do with the actual warcraft lore. It just used all the assets blizzard provided.

    But if you are set on League, play it! Don't let some idiot from the internet tell you what to do, lmao. Just remember this one piece of advice:

    "As a support, do NOT take your AD Carry's Farm/Minions/Creeps/CS." It took me much longer than it should have to learn that, haha.
     
  11. ShawnTRods
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    LOL not calling you an idiot :P

    As far as I can tell, different mobas have different elements to it and plays much differently.

    I am sort of with limited time, considering I got a lot of other things going on. So I much rather focus on one game and learn it properly :) Rather than play something else, learn something and then move on to the game I actually wanna play.
    if that makes sense :)

    I was just playing against the bots lol. Got destroyed
     
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    Nah, I was calling myself an idiot, haha.
    But yeah, that's a totally fair statement. The bots are difficult at first, but with some practice, you'll get 'em. :)
     
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    I used to, until I realized how bad the community is. If you ask someone why they play it, it's never about fun, rather "there is mlg". You know, like when someone plays football because "there is first division".
    Also I hate how you can't win if your team is retarded. I don't know if it's a common problem in all MOBAs, but in RTSs you can still win if you are good enough. LoL attracted a lot of people who play it just because it's cool or popular or lol mlg. I have to give it credit, it managed to attract the plague of gaming more than the feared casual games.
     
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    I agree. The community seems really.. I kind of lack a word to describe them, as you do come across a few good people.


    Anyway, I have been playing a bit and I actually really enjoy it. Got to level 13. Trying to understand runes and masteries and playing with a few different champions to understand the strengths and weaknesses.

    A few problem I have is, I am too slow to ping(warn/on my way etc). Is there a cheap mouse that lets me program those easily?

    I have had my mouse and keyboard for nearly 5 years I think.. I am surprised they still function, as I am quite a heavy user. So whats a good mouse and keyboard for LOL or gaming in general :)? My budget is low I guess.
     
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    Hold Alt and drag the mouse in a direction to send specific pings IIRC.
    Also yeah, I'm with Vipera on this one. I used to play it a bit, have a lv30 account, but it was just frustrating and not really fun.
     
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    I use G for pinging since my index finger is right not to it on the R key
     
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    No way of programming it into one button?

    I do need a new keyboard and mouse, so I am looking for suggestions.

    As I said, I have this mouse and keyboard for around 5 years :P fully functional, but I do want something more comfortable.
     
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    The game is literal cancer and I quit a while back, this season was the worst its been for ages.
     
  19. ShawnTRods
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    lol someone on here suggested to mute everyone and play.

    works for me
     
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    I play Smite instead since it requires actual skill.
    It's also way less toxic. It still has plenty of toxic players and idiots of course but I find a lot less in Smite than any other MOBA. It's also a game where having friends to play with helps immensely. Even if they're bad it's nice to be able to properly talk and coordinate with someone.

    I generally used to play LoL when I just felt like playing a super easy casual MOBA, but now Heroes of the Storm exists and it's a lot more of a fun casual experience so meh.