What is a megapost I hear you ask? It's one of these beautiful little buggers, so you'll be prepared in the future when I come to your house and ask you to describe a megapost. Creepy gestures aside, Let us kick off with some comics, since I know y'all love em.
I've never personally seen League of Legends as a competitive game. Even in ranked matches, the amount of serious players loses by a tragic landslide to the casual and the plain bads. However, when two strong teams come together, it's remniscent somewhat to a clash of the titans (no relation to the shitty movie).
Anyway, I spent a little time watching some high elo ranked games and chose a shining few to present for your viewing pleasure today. If you don't like said video in terms of skill and/or editing, I strongly encourage you create some time to contact them through their youtube account and annoy the crap out of them.
HotshotGG as Nidalee
aAa vs MyRevenge
Solomid vs Counter Stop Gaming
All of the above demonstrate high elo play, and the skill involved seems attainable, even to me. The barrier that divides the professional from the average doesn't seem such an intimidating leap. A good phrase to quote now might be 'It's easier said than done'. However, I still believe the best players on the other MOBA games (DotA and HoN), display a superior level of skill that leaves people thinking 'Damn, I wouldn't wanna lane against that guy'.
If I were asked to provide some logic behind why HoN and DotA players develop a higher skill cap in general, I would attribute it to several things:
- Denying. Killing your own creeps sounds strange at first, but when you have to deny the whole creep wave AND get all the last hits, it forces the player to maintain a harder laning rotation.
- Slower game progress. In HoN and DotA, the laning phase usually continues for a longer time, giving you more time to make mistakes, grind gold, and make your enemies miserable.
- Unforgiving environment. Anyone who has played a MOBA game has to deal with the learning curve, but you can't get kicked and banlisted for being bad on League of Legends.
This video is a tournament match in Heroes of Newerth, take a look if you're interested.
Despite the poor IP rewards, voting on the tribunal is pleasantly entertaining. There's something relaxing about reviewing someones incredibly retarded behaivour, and then maliciously slamming down the banhammer on them. There's a high guarantee that they'll always be banned, because nobody goes to the tribunal to protest for innocence.
If you have a lot of characters on your account, beware. If you show up on the radar, chances are you'll be shot down by the very people who deserve to be banned in your place.
I'd be amazed if you actually read this far of your own volition. Therefore I thought this would be the perfect interval for these:
Recently I have sunk into a rut while playing matches. Nine games out of ten I'll pick Vayne, merely because she's so easy to play, and yet so devastating late game. It's not even boasting to say I don't remember ever getting a bad score on her, you gotta be on heroin to fail at Vayne.
She can't always win games, she can be killed easily and shut down; there is no disputing that. But if you don't play like an idiot, it's always easy to avoid death and be sitting on a few kill by mid game.
I'm looking forward to some comics about her, I doubt I am the only one who gets pissed off when she's all roly poly poky poky with her stupid passive.
This is undoubtedly the longest post I've made so far on this blog, and I am impressed with it. The only thing missing is clips of my gameplay. I have promised my own footage, and I shall deliver. Sadly, I am adjusting to a new mouse, and it's still giving me a little trouble. I'm also at a loss as to which video editing software to use. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be grateful. It's not acceptable to come back with raw unedited material, nobody wants to see that kind of eyesore. At the very least, I need to trim off all the boring bits.
Although this is a little over affectionate from me, I'd like to say thank you for taking the time to read this post, or even skimming through it. I appreciate every person that took the time to come here, and I hope to see you again!