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    Quote Originally Posted by Lycoris View Post
    Elitist douchebag DotA player.


    "Oh okay"
    *go into first PvP game vs. LeBlanc mid*
    I think he meant that DotA2 community is much, much worse than the LoL community.

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    I can understand your apprehension, I've played over 1700 matches and still am nervous of trying ranked. If you have a good grasp of strategy and a good memory it isn't too bad when playing. If you come up against champs that you don't know their abilities, try looking them up during the loading screen. After a while you'll have everything memorized so you can know what to be wary of when playing against them. Looking up guide is an excellent idea but keep in mind that guides may NOT answer everything, the good guides will provide alternate builds and ways to modify your build depending on what type of team you're playing against(typical stuff like mercury treads against teams with lots of cc, ninja tabi against teams with lots of AD[attack damage] champs). I don't think you need to worry too much about matches while leveling. Ask questions, best place to ask is probably the forums because you're less likely to be given troll answers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lycoris View Post
    "Oh okay"
    *go into first PvP game vs. LeBlanc mid*
    Why'd you have to ruin it?

    なんで自殺するのかな他の人殺せばいいのに

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    Start the game, go do the tutorial until you know what to do.
    Play a couple of bot games, and then venture into a normal pub and just try your hardest.
    You'll get the hang of it, and if people rage, put them on ignore, and keep trying.

    I don't rage at people until they get to lv30 and either try to 'captain' the game, or talk trash and feed. (e.g. EVERY GAME)

    DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT; GET TO LEVEL 30 FROM ONLY VS'ing AI(Bots), you will still suck, and I'll get annoyed. But so many people do it! AHAHHHHHHHHHHHH
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiftero View Post
    Someone stepped out of bed with the wrong foot this morning.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackroo View Post
    I think he meant that DotA2 community is much, much worse than the LoL community.

    Relax, I'm joking.

    Quote Originally Posted by Muzual View Post
    Why'd you have to ruin it?
    Well, it's likely to happen with smurfs at lower level and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lycoris View Post
    Relax, I'm joking.
    NO. THIS IS SUPER SERIOUS BUSINESS.

    ( Seriously though, that is an amazing amount of hours played. D: )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiftero View Post
    NO. THIS IS SUPER SERIOUS BUSINESS.

    ( Seriously though, that is an amazing amount of hours played. D: )
    The client counts time you've spent in the lobby and a lot of that is alt tab time.

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    And forgetting to close it when you go to sleep at times, of course.

    But now that I think about it, I get how ya feel about it. I never really got into LoL so whenever I feel like giving it a try, I'm just kind of reluctant. Maybe it's just because I'm not sure it'd be fun without other people to actually play with occasionally. There's not really much to be truly "scared" of, even in these competitive games; most of it's just the fear of doing poorly, which is logical, if not a bit silly at times. If you improve over time, then it's all for good, no? :P
    Is it a bad thing if I'm slightly bored out of my wits half the time even in real life?

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    Play moderatively safe. Play super safe when counterpicked (i.e. you lose lane trades badly).
    Don't overextend.
    Farm farm farm farm farm farm farm farm. Items win games.
    Pick easy&strong champs&learn proper build on solomid or mobafire.

    ... win; a lot.

    My part in this story has been decided. And I will play it well.

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    So! Update time!

    I watched videos. I read guides! I created my account! I downloaded the client! I played the tutorial! I played the battle challenge! I tried a custom game alone! I played a few games vs. bots! Aaaand....

    ...it reminds me a bit of doing dungeons in WoW. People aren't talking at all, it's pure business. Get into the game, kill the trash mobs, get your points. It's alright though, I get it - they're bot games, people aren't doing them to be social. And I actually had fun, and it went well:



    There are things I still don't really get, and it's hard to know what all the other champions can do. I picked Katerina after reading up on some different champions because her shunpo ability sounded like fun. It is! I have a really difficult time at the start of the game though, I barely do any damage and I have a hard time last-hitting minions if I'm up against a ranged champion because they keep sniping me if I try. Oh well!

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    Sounds like you're having a bit of a good time though, so s'all good. You'll learn a lot of "what to do" as you get your practice in, so after a while you won't have those issues so much later on. Heck, what you did sounds like a good idea to my tired head at the moment, so now I'll have to do that. :P
    Is it a bad thing if I'm slightly bored out of my wits half the time even in real life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrouded View Post
    There are things I still don't really get, and it's hard to know what all the other champions can do. I picked Katerina after reading up on some different champions because her shunpo ability sounded like fun. It is! I have a really difficult time at the start of the game though, I barely do any damage and I have a hard time last-hitting minions if I'm up against a ranged champion because they keep sniping me if I try. Oh well!
    You can use Kat's Q to last hit if the enemy is harassing you from ranged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrouded View Post
    There are things I still don't really get, and it's hard to know what all the other champions can do. I picked Katerina after reading up on some different champions because her shunpo ability sounded like fun. It is! I have a really difficult time at the start of the game though, I barely do any damage and I have a hard time last-hitting minions if I'm up against a ranged champion because they keep sniping me if I try. Oh well!
    Katarina has bad early laning phase, one of the worst actually. Usually with runes you can compensate for it, but you don't have them at this level. If enemy plays something like Le Blanc against you consider asking ppl for a switch. Early game you have to play very safe.

    My part in this story has been decided. And I will play it well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrouded View Post
    There are things I still don't really get, and it's hard to know what all the other champions can do.
    There is an ingame help describing every champion with short videos. And you can watch spotligts on youtube, they give some insight. But oh boy, you gotta learn 102 champions. Good luck XD

    102! OMG, the game was much easier when I started playing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrouded View Post
    Well, no, scared isn't the right word. I'm apprehensive though, and it's because I know the MOBA (.../ARTS/your favorite acronym...) genre is incredibly unforgiving towards newbies. Or, well, the playerbase tends to be. And it's weird, because normally I don't care what people yell in chat. When I played WoW, people raging in Battleground chat actually amused me. But, well, I guess what really worries me is wasting other peoples' time. The MOBA genre tends to put extreme focus on individual skill and as the games are pretty long, I'm worried about being that guy who ruins the game for everyone else.

    The only other game in the genre I've played is Heroes of Newerth, and that was only for a dozen games or so, so I'm the definition of newbie. Am I silly for being apprehensive? Is it as bad as I suspect?
    The game is easy. I am about level 14/15 and have found one person who is a lot better than me, the rest are as good as I was entering the game. When you reach level 30, I imagine you will find people a lot better - and teams a lot better (ranked), but it's a long way there (lots of hours of playing, probably around 100 or so), you have a long time to learn and get used to loads of champs.


    Pick the game up, you won't be disappointed.
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    By the time people actually start caring (around level 20-30) you'll have a hang of the game and make less fuck ups, everyone makes mistakes, even the flamers. Ignore them and try the game, really worth it.

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