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#1 Posted by Splodge (1072 posts) -

@pezen said:

You know, I'll just download and check out League. Easier to have an informed opinion if I did as opposed to dismissing it for not being the first moba I got into. Hell, I remember thinking Dota 2 looked really boring at a Dreamhack once. And now I am more into it than I ever was into Starcraft 2.

And I think that's sort of the case for a lot of people, Dota 2 just came out at the right time in the right way. Dota 2 came out when I figured I would give mobas a try and I think it amassed a certain hype and people wanted to be part of that zeitgeist. At the time League was already established and had it's audience and for me personally I am not even sure it had a Mac client at the time.

@gamefreak9 said:

hat being said I don't play either and think they are mediocre games with only a fraction of the skill ceiling that a truly competitive game like StarCraft 2 has.

I don't think that's the case. On a fundamental level the strengths you need as a player on either side of your preference is two completely different types of competitions. One is a one vs one game and the other is a team vs team game.

If you figured out DOTA already, you should be able to pick up league with little trouble. If you want to just try out the characters, play against bots or play in the ARAM mode. It's just a single lane , 5v5. Good for getting used to combat etc.

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#2 Posted by Splodge (1072 posts) -

I love those movies. Is there a 4th one coming out?

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#3 Edited by Splodge (1072 posts) -

@parkingtigers said:

If you're buying a tablet, get the best one you can. That's the iPad Mini. I moved down from the full size iPad, and comics of all types still read just fine on the 7.9" screen. I use ComicZeal to read the books, which has a Manga option built in.

I notice you only listed Android tablets, but when it comes to the hardware the iPad Mini really is a class above. Light, great screen (especially with the new Retina display), and the narrow side bezel makes it feel bigger than other devices of the same size. The added bonus is that in addition to your primary purpose, you'd get a really good gaming device too.

iPad mini is indeed quite nice.

If you dont want to go iOS, and want to stick with android, I would reccommend the LG 8 inch tablet. I sold a lot of these at my old job. Probably the best value android tab on the market at christmas. Extremely reliable, excellent screen, and many more features.

http://www.harveynorman.ie/computing/tablets/lg-g-pad-8.3-tablet.html

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#4 Posted by Splodge (1072 posts) -

@slag said:

But really we're talking about the difference between an A and a A+

Never! One game has to be absolute shit and one has to be complete genius. Those are the only two options.

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#5 Posted by Splodge (1072 posts) -

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@viciousbearmauling said:

Dota2 is unbelievably more fair than League of legends in terms of business model, so of course there is bias towards it.

League seems like a rip off by comparison. if I was covering the genre, I'd recommend Dota by that measure alone.

"Unbelievably fair" and "rip off" are a pretty huge exaggeration. If you're strictly looking for the best deal, yeah Dota has all the champs unlocked but there's no reason you have to pay for anything in LoL. You could play the free champs and use the currency you get in game to buy new champs and runes.

Last I checked, it takes somewhere in the region of 3000 hours to unlock every champ, nevermind the runes. The fact that heroes are unlocked also doesn't do anything for the hero designs themselves either - since to make it fair for everyone they have to be closely comparable to other champs that fulfill the same role.

It would definitely take a long time, that's why I said if you're going strictly by whats a better deal, sure Dota is. But realistically you're not gonna play LoL trying to unlock every single champ. You'll never get good enough with any one to have any fun or get any better at the game.

Really? I haven't played LoL for a long time, but I'm pretty confident that I can play every single hero in DotA and HoN to a decent level. This isn't Tekken, if you understand the basic tenets of MOBA gameplay you can typically play anyone.

Ehhhh. I mean, sure you can use abilities and maybe know how to use them and certain champs are similar enough to understand how they function but ok with a champ and good with a champ are two different things. Also you're probably coming at it from somebody who's got some experience with mobas, somebody just coming into the genre regardless of which one they pick has a pretty steep learning curve aside from maybe that new Blizzard one.

I find LOL has a lot of different range and speed considerations between the different champs that take a very long time to get used to. And the different types. IE I can play the caster mids pretty well (brand, annie etc) but I am AWFUL with the assassins (Akali etc). Not for lack of trying, I just have not practiced enough with the assassin champs.

Yeah same actually. Love Ziggs, terrible with assassins. Like, I can play Talon ok in an aram but if I tried playing him in Normals I'd most likely get wrecked unless I put some time into learning him.

Heh exactly. LoL has a steeper learning curve on a champion by champion basis I think. For my entire first year playing, I almost exclusively played Support and Top, using Gangplank, Nunu, Taric and Darius. As I was playing with friends, I was under no pressure to buy a load more champions and I got REALLY good with those champs. Put me in an ARAM with GP nowadays, and as long as the teams are more or less balanced I am guaranteed to go at least 15 / 5. Talon though? Or Akali? That shit gets embarrassing :(

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#6 Posted by Splodge (1072 posts) -

@crysack said:

@thesoutherndandy said:

@crysack said:
@thesoutherndandy said:

@viciousbearmauling said:

Dota2 is unbelievably more fair than League of legends in terms of business model, so of course there is bias towards it.

League seems like a rip off by comparison. if I was covering the genre, I'd recommend Dota by that measure alone.

"Unbelievably fair" and "rip off" are a pretty huge exaggeration. If you're strictly looking for the best deal, yeah Dota has all the champs unlocked but there's no reason you have to pay for anything in LoL. You could play the free champs and use the currency you get in game to buy new champs and runes.

Last I checked, it takes somewhere in the region of 3000 hours to unlock every champ, nevermind the runes. The fact that heroes are unlocked also doesn't do anything for the hero designs themselves either - since to make it fair for everyone they have to be closely comparable to other champs that fulfill the same role.

It would definitely take a long time, that's why I said if you're going strictly by whats a better deal, sure Dota is. But realistically you're not gonna play LoL trying to unlock every single champ. You'll never get good enough with any one to have any fun or get any better at the game.

Really? I haven't played LoL for a long time, but I'm pretty confident that I can play every single hero in DotA and HoN to a decent level. This isn't Tekken, if you understand the basic tenets of MOBA gameplay you can typically play anyone.

Ehhhh. I mean, sure you can use abilities and maybe know how to use them and certain champs are similar enough to understand how they function but ok with a champ and good with a champ are two different things. Also you're probably coming at it from somebody who's got some experience with mobas, somebody just coming into the genre regardless of which one they pick has a pretty steep learning curve aside from maybe that new Blizzard one.

I find LOL has a lot of different range and speed considerations between the different champs that take a very long time to get used to. And the different types. IE I can play the caster mids pretty well (brand, annie etc) but I am AWFUL with the assassins (Akali etc). Not for lack of trying, I just have not practiced enough with the assassin champs.

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#7 Posted by Splodge (1072 posts) -

Also, LOL isnt a rip off. Have played it on a fairly casual basis for about three years now, and altogether I have spent about 50 bucks on the game, which is pretty damn good value. I buy champs with the earned in game currency, and if I see a skin I particularly like I buy that will real money.

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#8 Edited by Splodge (1072 posts) -

Theres plenty of places that cover LoL to death. I dont think there is a bias at all. And if there is, it has no effect on the amount of people playing. 27 million at last count.

Edit - that figure may be registered accounts. The daily player count is roughly 15 million

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#9 Posted by Splodge (1072 posts) -

I would confront the man and demand he pay for new shoes as they have been ruined with ink from his stupid painting.

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#10 Posted by Splodge (1072 posts) -

I LOVE thisyearcollection.org. You guys are the best.

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