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New to MOBAs, start with LoL or DoTA2?

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User Info: GeminiX7

3 years ago#1
I'm interested in getting into MOBAs as a casual player(I'm still researching and practicing so I'm at least competent at the genre - I hear people take it VERY seriously online). Right now I have DoTA2 downloaded because I found it free on Steam. I played through the tutorials(up to the second one on Mid Lane Defense) and found the game interesting albeit a bit daunting with all the items and stuff to deal with. After looking it up though, I found out that League of Legends is also free, so I was wondering which people think I should play first. Which has a larger fanbase, which is more welcoming to new players? What are the big differences between the two games?
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User Info: DetectivPenguin

3 years ago#2
Play dota, its just better.
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User Info: GeminiX7

3 years ago#3
DetectivPenguin posted...
Play dota, its just better.

Care to elaborate how? Greater in what way? I'm extremely new to the genre, not really paying any attention to it up until I got my new laptop three days ago and had something that could run newer titles. I only really understand the basics, played a tutorial or three, and read a few guides.
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User Info: Tyranius2

3 years ago#4
Just play DotA. Everything's unlocked from the start, as it should be.

In LoL it would take over 100 days of playtime just to unlock every champion.

dumb game is dumb
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User Info: Javelin

3 years ago#5
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User Info: r0ge00

3 years ago#6
Dota has a higher learning curve, but you don't have to pay to unlock heroes and can even make money from the game by selling in-game items.

User Info: Vs1991

3 years ago#7
play both. theyre both different and fun. one isnt better then the other. they got advantages/disadvantages over each other

User Info: Bossdog421

3 years ago#8
Play LoL.

DotA2 uses an old formula that started the genre, LoL takes some of the tedium out of a 10 year old formula.

I played the hell out DotA back in the day, was hard to get into LoL at first but ended up liking it so much more. Then DotA 2 came out, was super excited... I tried to get into it but it just just felt like a step backwards.

Then there is the community... both communities suck but imo LoLs is tons better than DotA2s.
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User Info: aamir69

3 years ago#9
Close this flaming topic and play LoL in NOW

User Info: Tucker_BA

3 years ago#10
Do you prefer pay to win? If not, DOTA2.
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