Vlog Update: LoL and Livestreaming Incoming!


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18 comments on “Vlog Update: LoL and Livestreaming Incoming!
  1. Jace says:

    Tried LoL, found it extremely dull and uninspiring. Hope you find something in it that I missed.

  2. Practice says:

    I don’t know whose been telling you to play LoL, but I would go for HoN if you’re trying to get into the MOBA scene. I’m sure you’re familiar with DOTA and HoN is the closest thing that comes to anything like it. LoL has some cool features like a rune page but it’s really just a dumbed down carbon copy of DOTA. HoN is a much more suitable choice for a player of your caliber. That or your could just wait for DOTA 2.

    Anyways, that’s my suggestion, I think you’re someone who likes a challenge and you will find a genuine one in HoN.

    • Saure001 says:

      I would completly disagree with you. HoN is a much more lookalike dota game then what LoL is.. LoL is a is more fun, and balanced then what Dota is.
      And yes, I’ve played both.
      And I know quite a few people who has been playing HoN!

  3. Excelsior says:

    Hey that is exciting news!. I have been playing LoL for a month or so and it has realy been a fuin game for me and the price is perfect (free!). I have to disagree with the previous posters about LoL. LoL is very challenging but easy to become proficient with your characters. The item builds give you multiple ways to build your champion as do your masteries and rune pages. Im Excelsior34 on LoL so feel free to send me a friend request when you get up and running.

    • Practice says:

      I’m not saying he won’t enjoy it. I’m saying it’s not as challenging as HoN and that’s a fact. I’ve been around the MOBA scene for a while and played DOTA for 5 years, went on to play LoL for a year starting from the beta while simultaneously playing HoN. I stopped playing LoL because it was just too cookie-cutter and didn’t compare to the difficulty level of HoN or DOTA. There are just so many more variables to take in consideration in HoN and someone who hasn’t played DOTA won’t understand this. DOTA set the bar and LoL failed to meet that standard in terms of skill requirement, HoN meets the mark because it’s essentially the exact same game as DOTA just updated and refined.

      Taugrim is someone, I believe, who wants a game to be fun but at the same time wants it to be challenging when it comes down to PvP aspects. That means players need to be smart, and PRACTICE to get good. The more challenging the game the higher the learning curve is to become proficient. HoN is just as fun as LoL, but the learning curve for HoN is higher, so to enjoy it, you have to work harder at it than you do in LoL, simple as that.

      • taugrim says:

        Practice :

        I’m not saying he won’t enjoy it. I’m saying it’s not as challenging as HoN and that’s a fact. I’ve been around the MOBA scene for a while and played DOTA for 5 years, went on to play LoL for a year starting from the beta while simultaneously playing HoN. I stopped playing LoL because it was just too cookie-cutter and didn’t compare to the difficulty level of HoN or DOTA. There are just so many more variables to take in consideration in HoN and someone who hasn’t played DOTA won’t understand this. DOTA set the bar and LoL failed to meet that standard in terms of skill requirement, HoN meets the mark because it’s essentially the exact same game as DOTA just updated and refined.

        I spent an hour or so going through the LoL tutorial.

        My first impression of LoL:
        1. not enough buttons to push / cooldowns to manage
        2. most of the power-ups you buy in LoL provide passive benefit
        3. movement is much more simplified than what I am used to in MMORPGs. E.g. there isn’t the concept of kiting. Combat positioning in LoL seems to be mainly staying behind minions and not overextending

        Obviously the 3 points above are based on very limited time on the game, so I’m going to play LoL more and see if it grows on me. I used to love RTS such as StarCraft back in the day, although SC was a bit tedious in terms of the amount of micro-management. LoL is much more streamlined relative to SC. Granted, these are different genres (Dota/Moba vs RTS).

        You and other posters have said that HoN has a higher skill cap than LoL. Why is it that LoL has skyrocketed to become the most-played online PC game?

        • Jodah says:

          Mostly I think the gap is three fold.
          1) LoL started out free. HoN was a pay product for a good while.
          2) Bot matches allow players to enjoy the game without the stress of PvP.
          3) The low skill floor/cap makes it very accessible which ensures that more players won’t get turned off at the start.

          Probably related: From reading forums and hanging in stream IRC chats, the DotA/HoN community seems way more elitist and abrasive than the LoL community. Now, the LoLlers are more “internet infantile” but are still less likely to respond with derision when someone asks questions.

          Basically, LoL is far and away more casual friendly which leads to bigger numbers. See: Farmville.

        • Arioth says:

          LoL is much more popular for a number of reasons, and one of the biggest is that is is very friendly to newer players. Taking away functions like denying, increasing the amount and rate of exp gain, not punishing players with gold loss for dying, the list goes on for how it helps to bring new players up to speed. This is not bad, but it definitely makes the game… different. I played Hon for 6 months, and ran with 4 friends the whole time, so I really enjoyed it, and when 3 of us decided to move to HoN for more challenge and better teamwork 2 of our friends decided the game was not worth the high learning curve and skill cap required to play even at the mediocre level that we play at. If you want to play a moba, I’d recommend HoN over others, as it is more like what you will see when dota 2 launches. My user name is CalcMuzzy on there if you want to catch a game.

  4. Scott says:

    Hey Tau,

    Namaste from Warhammer here ;) I have been playing LOL for about a year straight now. Love it! I am pretty sure you will enjoy it also.

    • Oath says:

      Oath from Warhammer too! I’ve been playing League for sometime now, it is certainly very different from MMORPG PvP but it is still very fun. Add me when you play, my summoner name is Oath

      • Scott says:

        Haha nice Oath! Where’s Glor, Plucky, Rym, etc at haha?
        My game name is skavuerten.

        Namaste,

  5. r0bbRobb says:

    I think you’ll enjoy LoL. Recently recovered Rift PVP player, moved out of MMOs for the time being an really enjoying LoL. Not bad for a family man either :)

  6. Jodah says:

    Glad to see you’re trying LoL. I think Practice may be right about liking HoN more than LoL as you put a lot of work into your PvP and HoN simply has a higher skill cap. There’s just so much more to think about. I’ve been playing LoL off and on for a long time and prefer it specifically because it’s more action than strategy. Better for banging a match out after a long day at work when I want to have some easy fun. Let us know what you think. :)

    Looking forward to your channel. I usually have some e-sports stream on one of my monitors at work and, as I already dig your casting style, it’d make a nice addition to the roster.

  7. Mongol says:

    I’ll be installing this tonight and I’ll give it a try as well.

  8. Jason says:

    Definitely give HoN a spin as well. I really like it. LoL is fun as well, but HoN has something that I just like.

  9. Excelsior says:

    I dont know what HoN even stands for but I’ll tell you LoL initially feels liek a simple game, which I think is a strength, but quickly opens up into a more dynamic and complicated skill based game. When you begin to throw in things like jungling, counter jungling, sight wards, ganking, counter ganks, Baron/Dragon, tower diving, and other stratiges and tactics you will see how the game opens up as the skill level of players increases. I’ve fought champions who competely dominated me and I despaired how I would ever beat them only to fight them again with a different summoner controlling them and was able the defeat the. The large amount of class combinations and build means that it is rare you see a single champion dominate matches like you see soul combinations in Rift do.

    I’d suggest you try playing a AP Carry or Jungler if you like a more skill based champion. You will have to pick your fights carefully and coordinate with your teammates to have success with those champions.

  10. Practice says:

    Hey Taug if you want to see the competitive scene for HoN you should check out videos on here: http://honcast.com

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