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.
My reason is simple, my friends play it consistently on a daily basis, so I decided to join them and occasionally play too. I have tried League but it really doesn't feel the same. Maybe I'm just comfortable with Dota at this point? Oh, I used to play Warcraft 3 mods with said friends so that's probably a factor in getting into Dota 2. We'd play shit like DON (Dragonball, One Piece, Naruto), Tree Tag, Vamprysm, etc
More positioning, way more features, there are many things that may make the game worse for your teammates,
In League-of-legends, all heroes are anime style look, and i hate anime style games
Only reason i started playing league is that there is no delay when you move your character if there was no delay i would be playing dota 2 now cause its way better than league better graphics, more balance and many other reasons ... League cant be compared to dota 2.
Literally not a single reason now.
The matchmaking is as bad as it gets. Horrible teammates every game make the game itself unplayable.
Dota has more match making modes than league and your account isn't region locked. You don't have to earn heroes, you just have to learn them. We could have a whole dispute about paying for heroes, but the 900 paywall behind playing all league heroes doesn't help league's case.
You have shitty teammates in every single game, ever. (except for pong. /s)
Edit: You have dota 2 boosting on your site lmao.
This happens in just about every game though. Is there even a game where you queue up to team up with random people where horrible teammates aren't a thing?
I've played LoL and I found I didn't like how fast things could happen. Someone mentioned turn rate & instant mechanics being less in DOTA2 and that's probably one of the things that I would enjoy more in DOTA2, had I ever played it. I don't play either one now, I also seen something someone mentioned about LoL being comic like - and that's a big thing I don't like about it either I like the games I play to have some sort of realism aspect to it. Graphics, gameplay, just something that is a bit less of a total generic easy to play feel.
Fair enough about preference of aesthetic, and I know it's different for everyone. But I, too, prefer realism versus comic shader style in game graphics. But when I played DOTA2-- and I played for a few months before I gave up-- I found the realism to be super distracting as well as heavy. I know it's because I don't have the game mechanics down as well as League's, and I could get used to it and be fine with it eventually (possibly), but it was super frustrating to me how slowly the character would move and attack, how often I lost my character in the graphics of the background, and there were so many "freedoms" you were given that it was overwhelming trying to remember all the things I can and can't do. Call me a casual, but I prefer the simpler, more straightforward mechanics of League; it allows me to better my reflexes and teamwork mechanics versus trying to take advantage of half a dozen environment-based mechanics meanwhile wrestling with my character mechanics and teamwork.