The reason LoL is the most popular MOBA is because of its Champions.

#1The-World-SevenPosted 2/17/2013 11:54:49 AM(edited)
LoL champs are characters that people actually want to play.

There really didn't need to be a 100+ topic arguing about game design or balance or competitiveness or whatever.
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#2Cool_Dude667Posted 2/17/2013 11:55:32 AM
If we aren't arguing then why the hell am I on GameFAQs?
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#3DartkunPosted 2/17/2013 11:57:15 AM
I kind of agree, nothing worse than games where the characters are boring, have boring designs and backstories.

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Meh

Although this game isn't quite Guilty Gear level IMO

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#4silent_loudPosted 2/17/2013 11:58:44 AM
The-World-Seven posted...
LoL champs are characters that people actually want to play.

There really didn't need to be a 100+ topic arguing about game design or balance or competitiveness or whatever.


Well it's not just that, I think moreso you have to look at:

+Ease of access for players new to the genre
+Great HUD and UI
+Shop that is easy to access and has "flow"
+Runes, Masteries and Summoner levels (the "carrot" on the stick!)
#5SorrySleepingPosted 2/17/2013 12:02:06 PM
From: Dartkun | #003
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#6xRustySpoonPosted 2/17/2013 12:02:33 PM
I'd say it's the game's accessibility more than anything. That and just about any PC relevant in the past like 5 years can run it.
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#7Sid_IcarusPosted 2/17/2013 12:08:12 PM(edited)
From: Dartkun | #003
I kind of agree, nothing worse than games where the characters are boring, have boring designs and backstories.

"I AM A WANDERING NINJA WHO DECIDED TO JOIN THIS TOURNAMENT"

Meh

Although this game isn't quite Guilty Gear level IMO

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lkl6r68vVa1qeeupdo1_250.png

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#8Shiny_PidgeyPosted 2/17/2013 12:09:28 PM
The reason it's the most popular MoBA is because for most of it's life, it was the only one that was completely F2P, on top of being well marketed. It got the larger audience early, which got more people interested in it, they got their friends into it, and it keeps going like that. I know maybe 2 or 3 people who play DotA 2 and Smite, and only one other that plays HoN, compared to the 20+ who play LoL. And honestly, if we were just going by the characters, LoL would be my last choice. LoL has nothing on Meepo, Rubick, Invoker, Broodmother, Morphling, and so many other heroes from DotA.
#9Hydra1432Posted 2/17/2013 12:18:41 PM
I played DotA2 for a bit and couldn't settle on a character I actually liked through and through. While I haven't played them all, all of the ones I have played had boring as hell personalities and annoying as hell voice acting.

I love nearly all of League's characters and their voice acting(except Cho Gath)
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#10OwlRammerPosted 2/17/2013 12:30:26 PM
From: Shiny_Pidgey | #008
LoL has nothing on Meepo, Rubick, Invoker, Broodmother, Morphling, and so many other heroes from DotA.

Except real names.
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