Something about this game has intrigued me for awhile now... Mostly the whole "this is free" aspect of it.. Anyway, I was watching some kid play this at the school library and it looked intense. I couldn't quite figure out any game mechanics by watching other than it looks like some kind of RTS game. I'm currently in the process of downloading it now, but feel very intimidated by it. Due to the competitive nature of the game, I don't wanna be that guy who sucks and gets yelled at. I was wondering how high is the learning curve for new players? Also, any tips on what to do or how to get better including good learning videos or text would be greatly appreciated. I've been looking for a new game to play for a little while now and the lack of a price tag makes this seem worth it. Thank you!
you can play vs bots to start with, all-chat is off by default so you won't have to listen to the ragging from the other team.
The most learning tends to be learning all the different champions, there's a lot now. On the other hand, at lower levels you'll have a MUCH smaller champion pool to learn than in Dota. Largely because most players at those low levels will be playing with whatever the free champions of that week are, which is a set of 10.
Play against bots or with a group of friends, or you may find yourself hitting LoL's notorious community. It's potentially hard to get into due to the frequent sweeping balance changes that the developers implement. This is just based on my experience, and the last time I played was around the end of 2012, I think?