League of legends (in Off-topic)

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] February 15 2010 12:51 AM EST

Anyone on here play it?

Wraithlin February 15 2010 12:54 AM EST

Alot, more than CB. I'm level 30, I usually play Rammus, Malphite, Alistar, Ryze or Teemo.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] February 15 2010 2:01 AM EST

I just started playing it about 3 days ago, and only have 5 matches under my belt.. I have been playing with ryze so far, and I"m thinking that may have been a bad decision on my part. So far my total record is like 5 kills and 63 deaths and my standings or 0 wins and 5 losses... :(...

You know of maybe a better character for a nub like me?

Wraithlin February 15 2010 2:43 AM EST

Well here's the deal, you have to decide if you like to play a caster, a carry or a tank.

Tanks can take a beating, you want to get alot of health, armor and magic resist. Your goal is to draw attention to yourself and survive while your casters and carrys kill the enemy.

Casters are mostly one shot wonders. They need to strategically get close enough to unleash their storm of spells then run away until your cooldowns come back up. For ryze, which I actually like alot, this consists of snare, chain, blast in that order. Unless you're level 6 or higher then you add your ult at the front of that. So basically you try not to get killed, while positioning for all 3-4 spells in a row, (get good with the hotkeys).

Carrys are physical damage, you want to get alot of damage, critical chance, attack speed and lifesteal and just go to town on everyone.

Carry's are usually the easiest to learn.

Mythology February 15 2010 3:11 AM EST

Too addictive, had to stop :)

Pwned February 15 2010 3:21 AM EST

looks neat....but is there gear involved?

Wraithlin February 15 2010 3:40 AM EST

It's a 5v5 game that is replayed over and over again. There are about 30 unique heroes with different spells/abilites and two bases. The bases spawn computer controlled army units that continually fight each other, and the 5v5 player controlled heroes try to influence one side to victory.

There is gear involved during the course of the game itself, and so you will buy low level items that suit your hero and they combine to form more powerful items as you progress.

A match takes anywhere from about 25 mintues to 45 minutes on average, my record shortest is around 18 minutes and I've played a 90 minute game.

Also as you play matches you gain experience for wins and about half experience for losses and gain levels for your account, which provide you with passive bonuses that affect every hero you use in all your matches.

It's an addictive and 100% free game, I highly recommend at least trying it out.

AdminNightStrike February 15 2010 9:18 AM EST

What is 5v5?

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] February 15 2010 9:23 AM EST

5people versus 5 other people.

Andy February 15 2010 1:23 PM EST

So basically dota?

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] February 15 2010 2:02 PM EST

sweet! I won my first match. I was using pantheon man he's a beast.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] February 15 2010 2:04 PM EST

So basically dota?

Very similar yes. I'm pretty sure it's made by the same people.

iBananco [Blue Army] February 15 2010 2:21 PM EST

It's made by some of the staff of the old DotA official site.

Wraithlin February 15 2010 5:35 PM EST

The staff of dota have moved on. There are actually two games out that are better versions of dota. league of legends and heroes of newarth. Both are free to download and play, however I like league of legends alot more. All of the heroes are new, not the same dota hereos, the graphics are smoother, and you get more to do with your account besides just log on and play a dota clone. Heroes is almost exactly dota, the map is the same, 95% of the heroes are the same, and the heroes are not even close to balanced yet. Oh and the items are the same too.

Tyriel [123456789] February 15 2010 5:38 PM EST

I play and frequent the forums (name's Zirun). I've been played since the closed beta, probably close to 1000 games played now!

I mostly play support/casters. Janna's my current main. Other champs I like to play are Rammus, Singed, Nasus, Taric, Heimerdinger, and Katarina before she got nerfed to uselessness.

If you need help with anything LoL-related, let me know. I know about as much as there is to know about it. :P

Tyriel [123456789] February 15 2010 5:40 PM EST

Both are free to download and play

I believe Heroes of Newerth is going to cost something like $30 to play, it's just free now because it's in beta (though you do need an invitation). League of Legends is permanently free to play, with things like champion reskins (stuff that doesn't have any effect in the game, basically) being the only things costing money.

Joel February 15 2010 10:07 PM EST

I just now began playing and I got disconnected during my first practice game and it wouldn't let me reconnect. Does this happen often?

Pwned February 15 2010 10:48 PM EST

Joel your arm is as big as your head! BTW is there voice chat? Can we setup voice chat with this game? Vent anyone?

spydah February 15 2010 11:55 PM EST

It would appear we'll need a CB Clan when it comes about...


Miandrital February 16 2010 12:23 AM EST

I'd be interested in playing if other cb'ers are on at the same time :)

Joel February 16 2010 11:06 AM EST

Thanks for the compliment IntoExile! I'm actually itching to play right now! If we can get several teams on LoL that would be awesome!
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