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Subject: To the people who bought MvM, are you going to try LoL out? rss

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Daen Dubrulle
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I was just being curious whether people who haven't played LoL (yet) are tempted to try it out.

Why or why not?
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Dubbie wrote:
I was just being curious whether people who haven't played LoL (yet) are tempted to try it out.

Why or why not?


No, I'm a console gamer, so I don't usually play PC games. Also I don't have a lot of interest in MOBAs in general.
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No, online multiplayer video games are what drove me to cardboard. I've yet to have a face-to-face game with a racist teenager calling me names, threatening me with sexual assault and questioning my mother's honor...
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Tried it in the past but switched my MOBA playing interest to Heroes of the storm. :-) But still bought M vs M - look such a fantastic game to play with my twin 10 yo who love MOBAs.
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I was never into multiplayer video games unless it was with people I personally knew. The current exception is Hearthstone but on that the interaction beyond the game itself is incredibly limited.
 
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No, online multiplayer video games are what drove me to cardboard. I've yet to have a face-to-face game with a racist teenager calling me names, threatening me with sexual assault and questioning my mother's honor...


This. It looks like fun and if it was single player, or if I had a group of IRL friends to play it with I'd probably try it out. But I can't stand playing with strangers for the above reasons.
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No, I get my fill of toxic online communities with Overwatch.
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No. I don't really play videos games.
 
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I tried it out, and might play it more occasionally. I first played a couple single player games (it is possible to just fill all the other players up with bots.) Then I played a few intro level co-operative games.

It's pretty fun, but it would be a lot more fun to play with people I know. Also, in my second game, playing on the easiest mode designed for brand new players, I had someone yelling at me for being in the wrong "lane". I can't say whether this would be a common experience or not, as it only happened once to me.

In the end though, the 2 games are not really similar at all. and also, you can play as the Yordle characters, but none of them are intro characters, so you'll have to either spend money or a lot of time to be able to buy one of them.
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No.
Heavy flight simulations with 200 pages manuals for me on PC.
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Daen Dubrulle
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MAJBrown22 wrote:
No, online multiplayer video games are what drove me to cardboard. I've yet to have a face-to-face game with a racist teenager calling me names, threatening me with sexual assault and questioning my mother's honor...


Wow, seems like you have had some bad encounters with multiplayer games :s
 
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No.
 
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No, I can't see myself doing that.
While my libraries on steam and gog keep growing, I rarely sit down to play a computer game these days, and when I do it only takes a short time until I start thinking that I should do something else instead.
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Dubbie wrote:
MAJBrown22 wrote:
No, online multiplayer video games are what drove me to cardboard. I've yet to have a face-to-face game with a racist teenager calling me names, threatening me with sexual assault and questioning my mother's honor...


Wow, seems like you have had some bad encounters with multiplayer games :s

I think some people just going hard for the thumbs. Because any troll "questioning my mother's honor" would simply get laughed at.
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My wife and myself played it for 3 years back in 2009 when it was first released. Back then we used Windows computers so it wasn't an issue. When we converted to Linux Ubuntu (and then eventually to Linux Mint), our LOL games ended as Riot has never created a Linux client for it.

As for the toxicity - you will get that in any MOBA game. The best way to remove it is to find 9 other friends and play together against each other. We used to have a MOBO game night once a year where all of us got together and played for hours against each other. Great fun.

As for today, I would give it a try every so often if they supported Linux. That is never going to happen so I just enjoy watching the online streams of the professional tournaments. It's quite enjoyable watching the experts play this game and the sports casting for it is just as good as watching professional sports. Watching the professionals take these characters and do the things they do against each other is incredibly exciting and gives the exact feelings you get watching your favourite sports team play. My wife would sit down without hesitation and watch a tournament as she really enjoys it as well.
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No. I tried it in the past (a couple of years ago) and I just am not very good at getting the last hit to kill.

To be brutally honest though, the attitude of the players turns me off. I am not on that same level of play and I don't enjoy being yelled at for being new and trying to learn and improve. Just not my cup of tea.
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Exo Desta wrote:
Dubbie wrote:
MAJBrown22 wrote:
No, online multiplayer video games are what drove me to cardboard. I've yet to have a face-to-face game with a racist teenager calling me names, threatening me with sexual assault and questioning my mother's honor...


Wow, seems like you have had some bad encounters with multiplayer games :s

I think some people just going hard for the thumbs. Because any troll "questioning my mother's honor" would simply get laughed at.

Not going for thumbs, just relaying my experience with online gaming communities. Yes, you can laugh it off for a while, but it gets old. What is wrong with people who do this? And why would I choose to spend my time with them?

True, most the folks don't do it, but the few that do ruin the experience. If someone were to try those shenanigans over a board game, that person would be no longer welcome. However, I suspect that a VAST majority of the folks that do this are huge cowards and would never say it without the protection of anonymity.

Last, this isn't unique to LoL, it's ubiquitous among all online gaming communities.
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MAJBrown22 wrote:
Exo Desta wrote:
Dubbie wrote:
MAJBrown22 wrote:
No, online multiplayer video games are what drove me to cardboard. I've yet to have a face-to-face game with a racist teenager calling me names, threatening me with sexual assault and questioning my mother's honor...


Wow, seems like you have had some bad encounters with multiplayer games :s

I think some people just going hard for the thumbs. Because any troll "questioning my mother's honor" would simply get laughed at.

Not going for thumbs, just relaying my experience with online gaming communities. Yes, you can laugh it off for a while, but it gets old. What is wrong with people who do this? And why would I choose to spend my time with them?

True, most the folks don't do it, but the few that do ruin the experience. If someone were to try those shenanigans over a board game, that person would be no longer welcome. However, I suspect that a VAST majority of the folks that do this are huge cowards and would never say it without the protection of anonymity.

Last, this isn't unique to LoL, it's ubiquitous among all online gaming communities.

Agreed.



Trash talking your competitors in a friendly nature is one thing. (like brothers or Tom Vasel and his crew.)

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Trashy talking and being a jerk is another thing and should have no place anywhere.
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I downloaded it just to check it out by the probably won't play it.
 
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MeepleUp wrote:
Agreed.



Trash talking your competitors in a friendly nature is one thing. (like brothers or Tom Vasel and his crew.)

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Trashy talking and being a jerk is another thing and should have no place anywhere.

I agree, too. In fact when I play League now (only occasionally, and only ARAM) I will build the other team up if they are getting destroyed. "Meh we have superior comp." -- "Eh, don't stress, I suck at that champ too."

I was just commenting on how some of us like to post early in a thread with the hopes of grabbing up lots of thumbs. Gets old, but I suppose it's just human nature.
 
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I tried DOTA2 and the HOTS. Both were not my style of game. I will give this a whirl, but doubt it will stick.

I'm getting into more turn-based play these days. Or at least less twitch-centric. I suppose that is the result of middle-age. I used to be a champ at medal of honour, CoD, and games as old as Unreal Tournament. Nowadays though, in SC2 or any FPS, I just get my butt handed to me.
 
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Only play the "fun" modes and ARAM. Don't enjoy spending 45 min of a slow buildup trying to get a last hit on minions to get to the fun 15 min of team battles. I agree though pretty toxic community just like on all online games. Not too bad to burn some free time just avoid the meta and elitists and it can be fun.
 
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i have played 4005 games of Lol in the past before i started with boardgames. Sometimes i still play it if my wife and daughter aren't home but not as intence as i use to.

About the flaming and verbal abuse i just mute those guy's so they don't bother me.

The boardgame besides the minions and the characters has nothing to do with Lol gameplay anyway so you don't need to play Lol to understand or enjoy the boardgame.
 
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For whatever it's worth, I'm meeting more and more people who don't play but watch it as a sport. Right now, our World Finals is going on and I think the production value is pretty legit. Not saying whatching other people play video games is your thing, but I've often heard it's best to get into a sport during playoffs.

League Finals has consistently had more viewership than NBA or NHL Finals. It might all sound like gobbledee-gook at first, but eventually it starts to make sense.

lolesports.com

Today, there's an exciting match between this Russian underdog team, Albus Rox Luna, and a European power house H2K. Next weekend the semi's are at Madison Square Garden and the finals are the following weekend at The Staples Center.

Anyways, you don't need to do any of that to enjoy MvM, but I know many people who don't enjoy playing mobas but enjoy watching it.
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Stephan Rothschuh
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Nope. No time and not my style of game.
 
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