Discussion in 'Dota 2 Discussion' started by Elite Dust, Feb 26, 2017.
How is WoW related to this?
I just wanted to add in my perspective of a similar game related to it prior, is it that big of a deal? I compared LoL and Dota 2 for having similar playstyles and requiring a lot of focus, so it's not like I was off-topic, I just wanted to add in to what I was thinking at the time, sorry if it bothered you.
League is the Anime version of dota.
I don't really like the anime aspect of league and the culture surrounding it, also my friends play dota.
There's a few reasons I personally prefer Dota 2 over League...
-A much more loose "tribunal" system on Dota 2 compared to League
-Higher skill cap game
-Voice interaction between teammates instead of typing constantly
-Much more variety in builds, and styles (although League has more champions, for the majority of them you have a straight path in what to build in a small item pool, as for Dota 2 there's great option)
-eSports is more exciting because of the massive cash pools
-Less team orientated than League of Legends (if you're fed on League of Legends you have a much lower chance of winning a game than if you're fed on Dota 2)
-Heroes/Items in Dota 2 are much more amplified in power than League of Legends creating a more exciting and fun game.
Played dota smthing 5 minutes, then unistalled it, i like Lol more.
Heroes are free, smaller community kinda easier to get your head around is just a few of my reasons i guess
I think it mainly boils down to what your friends play.
Many more of my friends play league, hence i've always been stuck with league. The gaming experience is just so much more valuable when you can play with friends.
Before I start I would like to say that I have 1000 hours in Dota 2, and I am a gold ranked solo/duo player in League. So I have no reason to be biased toward either game. I started playing Dota 2 before League and I really enjoyed Dota and didn't give League a chance at all because I was stuck in the game for the entire period. When I started playing League, it was apparent that the game wasn't as well balanced as Dota; I say this because of how AD and AP work (Attack Damage and Ability Power). There are items in League that can increase the damage of your spells, whereas in Dota this was impossible back in the day, now there is a way to do it, but it is a stat which is often overlooked. I feel that in League if you win the Laning stag, the game is (more or less) won if you play objectively and correctly. In Dota 2, I found that it is significantly easier and doable to comeback from a fed enemy team provided that you play as a team (which in most cases happen even in pub game). In my opinion, in comparison to League, Dota 2 is a better-balanced game, a more competitive game, and simply an enjoyable experience.
I've never tried Dota 2, only because I wasn't a fan of their graphics. But it's also because I played League of Legends first, I didn't even know what Dota 2 was until I started playing LoL and heard the constant competitive comparisons between the two.
Dota mechanics are much harder and the learning curve is steeper, but it's worth investing the time in learning as these various mechanics improve the gameplay.
Just started playing Dota, focusing on eluding death, holding lanes, and farming for endgame dps. New to these types of games and the learning curve is quite harsh but it’s fun and I do like it.