League of Legends

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by Dell19, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Tyo

    Tyo HANDS HIGH TO THE SOUND Retired Moderator

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    Oh, a thread about an mmo I play!

    Username is lTyol (they are L's btw.)



    I main Malz, any other MC hammers here?
     
  2. Tykinruoka

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    I bought enough RP's to buy one of the champion packs and few extra ones I favored when they we're free to play. I played mostly Zil, Kog and Ali. It's been half a year since I logged in last time, so I don't know what's going on nowadays.
     
  3. Dell19

    Dell19 Take a break

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    I decided to spend a bit of money in the end as it makes sense to save IP for when I can buy Runes at the moment.

    Whats the longest winning and losing streaks that people have gone on in public games? I'm currently on a 9 game losing streak which is a little demotivating.
     
  4. Wolfbeckett

    Wolfbeckett Jerkin' and nonsense.

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    I've talked to a lot of people who have played the game for a long time and the impression that I get is that long streaks are pretty normal. Most people who aren't in the absolute top tier of players tend to win about 50% of their games, but they don't tend to win them on a consistant "win every other game" way, they tend to win them in streaks of 10, then lose 10, then win 10. Something about the way the game calculates your rank makes it so that you sort of naturally fall into this pattern unless you are either super awesome or super crap. So I've heard anyway, being busy with other hobbies lately means I'm still level 12 so I don't have large experience ;).
     
  5. tycoonist

    tycoonist Deity

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    What I do, is when I lose two games in a row on one day, I stop playing for that day. I do something else, go play different games. Some days you just aren't on top form, and nothing can really change that.
     
  6. Wolfbeckett

    Wolfbeckett Jerkin' and nonsense.

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    Played my first game of Dominion last night, quite fun although I will need to determine a new build order for all my characters now.
     
  7. Rub'Rum

    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    Hey I just tried this after seeing Angry Joe's good comments about it. It actually seems kind of fun. I thought you had to grind and play as a specific character to unlock skills and whatnot, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Unless there's something I don't understand, someone who has paid (with game points or money) to play with a specific champion and only plays as this champion starts every game with exactly the same potential as me if I start my first game with that champion right? I mean, except for runes and masteries and whatnot, but these seem to not be character specific.

    Also what is a "carry" type character? I don't get it.

    I really like just the amount of creativity in making all these characters with their stories. The art and the way it is presented is very nice, although the graphics themselves are kind of just okay. The only problem I have is with the runes system, which I don't particularly like...

    I thought there was a set of character that was always free, but I guess not. So you play with a character as a noob and have to unlock it once its week is over if you want to play uh? Any suggestions? I see a couple in this thread. I was playing as Master Yi right now. I tried to make sure the free character I was playing as was gonna be cheap to unlock if I wanted to keep playing as him...

    PS: I'm "Rubrumm" in game (two "m"s). I suck (yes, I even bought two pairs of boots)
     
  8. Tyo

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    A carry is a late game bloomer who "carries" the team in kills. They are the high damage dealers.
     
  9. Dell19

    Dell19 Take a break

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    Paying money doesn't give any direct in game benefits and runes can only be brought with IP anyway (the points you gain per game) whilst masteries are unlocked per level so someone at level 20 would have an advantage over someone who was at level 10. There are some indirect advantages as you can unlock champions that are expensive in IP (6300 for one champion)

    Certain champions feature in the free rotation more often so for instance looking at the history Ashe is in every other week or something like that. It does make sense to start with the cheap characters although your team mates may have high expectations when playing Ashe or Annie.

    There are also two extra spells that you can pick each game and these get unlocked as you level up to 12 to get flash.

    Currently I've got three characters in a rotation that I play regularly to try and learn them as this means that I can pick the one that fits best with what my team mates have picked and it gives me an option if someone else has already picked the character I was going to play as.
     
  10. Say_my_name

    Say_my_name Warlord

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    http://twitch.tv/wellplayed

    WellPlayed is currently streaming another round of their King of the Hill tournament. Current champion Dignitas versus Curse. Dignitas won the first match, second match will start soonish. The stream is kind of laggy unfortunately.

    Also, a chance to win 500 RP if you tweet the following:
    I want free swag! http://twitch.tv/wellplayed @WellPlayedOrg

    Edit: Games are over, Dignitas wins 2-0 and is thus still undefeated!
     
  11. Rub'Rum

    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    I'm having a problem. I want to play this game with unlocked camera... But my brain is flat out refusing. It's refusing to accept the fact that this is more like Warcraft and not like Diablo.

    But when I unlock the camera, it's as jarring as the thought of playing Diablo 2 with a free camera that isn't locked on your character. I don't understand, as I've played RTS before. Ugh. They didn't help by making all the tutorials in locked camera mode.

    And my brain sucks enough that holding space bar with my thumb to center on the character in a big melee is enough to delay my reaction time by that crucial 0,2 seconds you need to pop those important skills. Multitasking fail.

    EDIT: I am indeed on NA server, as indicated in OP
     
  12. Dell19

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    One of the things I didn't realise was that you can set up smart cast keys so that you just point in the direction of where you want to fire and click the relevant key rather than click to select, point and then fire which helps to save a bit more time. I guess the best solution for the non fixed camera would be practice as I can't think of a quick fix and I don't think the game really works with a fixed camera.

    And yeah I've updated the OP to keep a list of people who play which I'll try to keep updated.
     
  13. Rub'Rum

    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    1) Do you use smartcast?

    2) Why do I keep seeing people calling each other noobs for sending certain champions in certain lanes? I still fail to see why a specific champion is supposedly better at the top than at the bottom.
     
  14. Wolfbeckett

    Wolfbeckett Jerkin' and nonsense.

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    Never understood that myself, mid obviously works a little different than the other two but I've never really perceived a difference between top and bot whenever I've laned in them. Maybe it has something to do with proximity of jungle buffs?
     
  15. Rub'Rum

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    I don't even understand the mid thing either. Does it have more mobs? It seems most games only one person lanes it.
     
  16. Say_my_name

    Say_my_name Warlord

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    This question is hard to answer without specific context. Some complaints about lane composition are legitimate, but it usually depends on a lot of factors. I would generally ignore people who complain about this at low summoner levels since most most of them have no clue about how the game works anyway.


    Also: IEM Guangzhou games are being rerun right now. http://www.own3d.tv/live/3633/_EN__IEM_China_League_of_Legends


    It doesn't have more creeps, but sending only person to a lane means they can freely farm every creep without competition. They also level up faster, because they don't have to share exp. This benefits champions who scale well with money/levels obviously.

    I can write some more about lanes and team composition later if you want.
     
  17. Dell19

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    1) Yeah I've started using smartcast except for R as it tends to be more expensive.

    Say_my_name, I would quite like to hear more as I've only got a rough idea of which champions should go together.

    One of my current questions is why is there so few jungle players? It seems to be a given in competitive play so I would expect more people to practice it in normal games where I very rarely see junglers although I am only level 18.
     
  18. Rub'Rum

    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    I haven't really seen the concept in action, but I'm am uber noob (almost level 6! woohoo! second day of playing...). I don't get it. What is it? Some form of mostly solitary play where you're supposed to level up on jungle monsters and only come out to gank people later on using jungle buffs?
     
  19. Dell19

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    Yeah as far as I'm aware thats basically it although it does mean that there is an extra solo lane most of the time.
     
  20. Till

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    Having a jungler mean you farm all the creeps that are available to your team, so you maximise XP and money gain. It also gives you one man "off the map" for easier ganks.

    However, at low summoner level it is usually possible to straight up kill your lane opponents because people know neither their own, nor the enemies' champions very well. You can also simply move from lane to lane in order to gank, because people lack map awareness.

    Another point is that just about all junglers need a more or less specialised full page of tier 3 runes to do their job effectively. Some can jungle without runes, but it will be so slow that it's barely worth the effort.
     

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