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

#11Try_Harder_NubzPosted 2/17/2013 1:38:11 PM
OwlRammer posted...
From: Shiny_Pidgey | #008
LoL has nothing on Meepo, Rubick, Invoker, Broodmother, Morphling, and so many other heroes from DotA.

Except real names.


lol

The fact that you care about names over actual gameplay makes me sad for the future of video games.
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#12shadyelfPosted 2/17/2013 1:50:16 PM
Not me. Dota's heroes are far better. They don't have much character to them but abilities are 100 times better
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#13BarrenitePosted 2/17/2013 2:02:55 PM
Try_Harder_Nubz posted...
OwlRammer posted...
From: Shiny_Pidgey | #008
LoL has nothing on Meepo, Rubick, Invoker, Broodmother, Morphling, and so many other heroes from DotA.

Except real names.


lol

The fact that you care about names over actual gameplay makes me sad for the future of video games.


except that could very well be an important part of the immersion for someone playing a game


Keeper of the Light isn't a name that connects nearly as much with someone as Ezreal or Diana does


the fact that you care abouthaving more archaic and unimportant mechanics over actual accessible and gameplay that is able to reach a wide audience while still having a niche for skilled play makes me sad for the futu-

oh wait it doesn't make me sad for the future of video games because LoL is significantly more succesful than Dota 2. Never mind guys, future is in good hands.
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#14WiCkEdToNyPosted 2/17/2013 2:09:25 PM(edited)
Barrenite posted...
Try_Harder_Nubz posted...
OwlRammer posted...
From: Shiny_Pidgey | #008
LoL has nothing on Meepo, Rubick, Invoker, Broodmother, Morphling, and so many other heroes from DotA.

Except real names.


lol

The fact that you care about names over actual gameplay makes me sad for the future of video games.


except that could very well be an important part of the immersion for someone playing a game


Keeper of the Light isn't a name that connects nearly as much with someone as Ezreal or Diana does


the fact that you care abouthaving more archaic and unimportant mechanics over actual accessible and gameplay that is able to reach a wide audience while still having a niche for skilled play makes me sad for the futu-

oh wait it doesn't make me sad for the future of video games because LoL is significantly more succesful than Dota 2. Never mind guys, future is in good hands.


I find it amusing that you think the mechanics of Dota2 are unimportant and archaic.

Also, no the reason why LoL is the most popular is NOT the champions. Many LoL champions play very very similarly and are just rehashes with nearly identical abilities. Meanwhile Dota2 heroes are far more interesting to play and have much more variation.
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#15zazz9Posted 2/17/2013 2:08:58 PM
Absolutely untrue. The only thing LoL has going for it was the first to F2P and is ultra casual. If HoN went F2P (at the start) like LoL did and was SLIGHTLY more casual..... HoN would have crushed LoL.... LoL would basically be where HoN is right now.
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#16Noblesse_Posted 2/17/2013 2:11:22 PM
From: zazz9 | #015
Absolutely untrue. The only thing LoL has going for it was the first to F2P and is ultra casual. If HoN went F2P (at the start) like LoL did and was SLIGHTLY more casual..... HoN would have crushed LoL.... LoL would basically be where HoN is right now.


The bias is strong with this one.
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#17Try_Harder_NubzPosted 2/17/2013 2:20:04 PM(edited)
Barrenite posted...
Try_Harder_Nubz posted...
OwlRammer posted...
From: Shiny_Pidgey | #008
LoL has nothing on Meepo, Rubick, Invoker, Broodmother, Morphling, and so many other heroes from DotA.

Except real names.


lol

The fact that you care about names over actual gameplay makes me sad for the future of video games.


except that could very well be an important part of the immersion for someone playing a game


Keeper of the Light isn't a name that connects nearly as much with someone as Ezreal or Diana does


the fact that you care abouthaving more archaic and unimportant mechanics over actual accessible and gameplay that is able to reach a wide audience while still having a niche for skilled play makes me sad for the futu-

oh wait it doesn't make me sad for the future of video games because LoL is significantly more succesful than Dota 2. Never mind guys, future is in good hands.


you want every game to baby you?

whatever happened to a real challenge, striving to beat that last level on extreme difficulty or master this character? everyone wants simple games these days, nobody wants a challenge and everyone wants to feel special. HAY GUYS I GAWT ACHIEVEMENT IM BEST PLAYER!!!1

Man up and try to play a game that actually challenges your intellect, you know, a game with those silly "unimportant" and "archaic" mechanics that actually allow the game to flourish in a technical level that league cannot match. A level that allows for legitimate counterplay in a wartime scenario, with juking, lane control, and legitimate map control.

League has no counterplay, there is nothing that you can do to efficiently outplay the enemy. It's all "stack health/arpen and u win l0L0lawlawll" because of the simplicity of the game. You can't outsmart the opponent at the level that DotA allows you to and denying that shows your incredible ignorance.
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#18Black_AssassinPosted 2/17/2013 2:21:07 PM
>challenge
>MOBAs
#19The-World-Seven(Topic Creator)Posted 2/17/2013 2:21:51 PM
nerds didn't even realize i wasn't even talking about game play

this topic needs a marketing major or something to come and explain this, jeeze
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#20Try_Harder_NubzPosted 2/17/2013 2:23:12 PM
Black_Assassin posted...
>challenge
>MOBAs


DotA actually takes skill and timing to play. You can't deny that playing a mastered Meepo/Invoker is one of the most challenging and rewarding things to do.

Sure, you want a real challenge go play Ninja Gaiden, Battletoads or Dark Souls.
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