So out of curiosity, why aren't we getting any guides for this game?

#11FIash__GordonPosted 1/7/2013 3:21:00 PM
From: ssj98_gotenks | Posted: 1/7/2013 2:18:31 PM | #002
Hey SBAllen.

It's because there are other websites that do it better, simply put.



really this Allen.

http://www.solomid.net/guides.php?g=15768-paintballreturns-fya-umashi-jax-build-guide

That's a champion guide i've made for League.

Solomid.net has a ton of tools, pictures, formatting, etc SPECIFICALLY for doing a guide for a league champion. It's so much easier to use that. Gamefaqs...isn't set up for it compared to Solomid.

That, and the fact that Solomid already has the stigma of being "THE GUIDE PLACE" for league.


another thing is that the game is constantly changing, it's hard to have a general FAQ for everything with that. I can try my hand at one for a sticky on the board though.
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#12MSN 04 SazabiPosted 1/7/2013 3:21:37 PM
lost cause

in addition to the other reasons mentioned above the best players often make guides on the other sites, whereas only 1 big name player ever frequented the boards here
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#13FvPPosted 1/7/2013 3:22:48 PM
Not to mention solomdi guides can have an upwards of over a million views. I don't know how many GameFAQs guides get, but over a million is impressive nonetheless
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#14SBAllen(Topic Creator)(Admin)Posted 1/7/2013 3:24:09 PM
So basically, this is another game where a single game site is just more preferred than a general use site then?

If we offered something like $10 per nice, detailed (read: formatted with tables and images and such) FAQ per Champion, do you think that would get people interested in making some guides for us?
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#15SoulknightX0Posted 1/7/2013 3:25:12 PM
I think the big issue with general guides is that the gameplay is explained almost perfectly in the tutorial.

Not to mention you can't really explain to someone verbally how to:

last hit
position
know when to push/hold
take dragon/baron

Especially considering how each game will differ from one another based on champions/team composition
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#16ssj98_gotenksPosted 1/7/2013 3:27:04 PM(edited)
From: SBAllen | #014
So basically, this is another game where a single game site is just more preferred than a general use site then?

If we offered something like $10 per nice, detailed (read: formatted with tables and images and such) FAQ per Champion, do you think that would get people interested in making some guides for us?


Yes.

It could happen, but there wouldn't be much point because the point of guides is to share to other people, correct? Solomid stomps Gamefaqs in this regard. It's always going to be more popular. There are thousands of guides on Solomid and Mobafire.

Oh, and other sites give rewards too.

For the record, I have an Elise guide, and I don't mind putting it on Gamefaqs.

I've always wondered if you could put more a guide on more than one site, do you know the answer to this?
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#17Suffer_NotPosted 1/7/2013 3:25:26 PM
I would consider there to be 2 contributing factors. For one, the game is constantly changing. A guide would need to be updated every time a patch comes out, more or less. That's easier to do with the format that other sites like Solomid or LolPro use.

The other problem is that the game is entirely multiplayer and multiplayer guides just aren't that popular. If I look at the Starcraft boards or the Halo 4 boards or so on, their guides are for the single player content. Multiplayer guides are already a lot less popular.


I don't really know what the best way to change that would be, though. I feel it is more the nature of the game, rather than the nature of the site.
#18FIash__GordonPosted 1/7/2013 3:25:46 PM
From: SBAllen | Posted: 1/7/2013 2:24:09 PM | #014
So basically, this is another game where a single game site is just more preferred than a general use site then?

If we offered something like $10 per nice, detailed (read: formatted with tables and images and such) FAQ per Champion, do you think that would get people interested in making some guides for us?



PM me. I'd be willing to take off my guide on Jax from solomid and put it up here if i'd get paid for it >_>.
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#19FvPPosted 1/7/2013 3:25:50 PM
I would probably make a Poppy guide for $10
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#20LaqOfInterestPosted 1/7/2013 3:26:55 PM
SBAllen posted...
So basically, this is another game where a single game site is just more preferred than a general use site then?

If we offered something like $10 per nice, detailed (read: formatted with tables and images and such) FAQ per Champion, do you think that would get people interested in making some guides for us?

Probably, but then you'd end up with people who'd just submit **** guides for monies.

And then there's the problem that item builds can be really subjective, so everyone has a different opinion on what's **** and what's not. Given that the meta is largely based off of what the pro players do (read: largely, not entirely), it might not be the best idea to offer monetary rewards to people for re-wording other player's guides.
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