League Of Legends – A Brief Introduction
If you think gaming is child’s play you need to think twice. With the release of games like DOTA (Defense of the Ancients) and LOL ( League of Legends), the gaming world has been completely revolutionized . Today in this article we will talk about some tips and tricks you can use while playing league of legends. Although you can buy lol account, it is highly recommended to start from scratch. Be ready to get defeated in a lot of matches in the beginning as this is the only way you can learn how to play multiplayer online battle arena video games.You learn from your mistakes.
League of Legends was released in the year 2009, it was developed by Riot Games and it was inspired by an another famous multiplayer online battle arena video game, DOTA. Although it was the mod version of Dota, “Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne” that really inspired the game. It was an instant success among gamers. It was initially released for the Windows but soon Riot Games released a Mac version of it. It is team based game, in which you control a champion and your main aim of the game is to destroy the opposing team’s base or as it is known in the game,”nexus”. If you succeed in doing that, victory is yours but if you fail to defend your base, you loose. Pretty simple, right? But it isn’t actually, in the starting stages of your league of legends career, you will be overwhelmed by the amount of information you have to remember about various champions and the spells they cast.
The game had gained popularity very quickly and by early 2012, League of Legends had become the most played game (in terms of hours) in both North America and Europe. As of 2014, 27 million people play league of legends everyday, 68 million people per month and during it peak hours, it has recorded about 7.5 million gamers. So you can imagine the craze for this game, Riot Games even organizes an annual League of Legends Championship. The top gamers from different parts of the world compete against each to fight for the grand prize, 1 million $. Such championships takes place in Los Angeles and Berlin respectively and it attracts about 32 million viewers online. So you still think League of Legends is a child’s game?
League of legends is a 3D,third person multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, originally the game used to have 4 multiplayer modes, but one of the modes, ‘The Crystal Scar’ has been removed. So we are now left with 3 major game modes namely,
- Summoner’s Rift
- Twisted Treeline
- Howling Abyss
All three of the game modes are unique in their own way, gamers compete in matches against each other which on an average has lasted around 20-60 minutes. As mentioned previously the main objective of the game is to destroy the opposing team’s base.But that is no easy task, as each base is highly guarded by defensive structures.
As you gain experience your overall level also keeps on increasing. You have to go up to level 5 to unlock most of the features of the game so don’t worry much about which character to choose or which position to play for the first five levels. Everything you do before reaching level 5 is to help you to get used to the controls of the game. The only thing you should focus on is getting familiar with the controls and to try as many champions you can, so that you can decide which champion you are most comfortable with.
League of Legends has it’s own set of vocabulary which gamers use to communicate with each other, it is very important to know such words or else you will be totally confused while playing the game. Do not expect yourself to become an expert overnight but you will start improving as you go on playing. League of Legends has 3 popular maps, named after the game modes. Summoner’s Rift is the most popular game in the League of Legends world, in this each team has a total of 5 players and you have to destroy the enemy building, Nexus.
While you are playing the game , make sure you keep looking at the mini map. If you follow this tip, you will improve your League of Legends skills a lot. Looking at the mini map will help you keep track of where your enemies and allies are, then you can act accordingly. Try as many positions you can but try focusing on one, then only you will be able to discover the finer details of that position. Try this method till you reach level 30, then you can focus on more advance techniques.
When you have played with a number of champions, choose one and gain experience with it. Get to know all of its weakness and strengths and play as many games with that champion. There are lots of hotkeys in the game which will help you save time while playing the game, you will take some time getting used to it but once when you have mastered it, it will help you a lot. It is these types of minor details of the game which will help you win matches. In your beginner stages, I suggest you to play as many games as you can. Happy Gaming!