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League of Legends: 3/12/2016 21:48:22


szeweningen 
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Hey guys,

I have a friend who insisted I try LoL at one point. Currently I don't really have time to play, but I hang out on twitch from time to time, hence my question to you. Any advice on where to find a stream that'd allow me to understand what is going on? For now I only know game mechanics and only a few champions, so an average stream is incomprehensible to me.
League of Legends: 3/12/2016 21:50:43


Paugers
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League of Legends is cancer, run like hell my dear.
League of Legends: 3/12/2016 21:52:45


Cata Cauda 
Level 57
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The gameplay or LoL is boring and repentive as far as I know. I dont get why so many people like it.
League of Legends: 3/12/2016 21:57:19


Odin 
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^Easy and repetitive -> everyone can play it. Just like poker is more popular than chess because in poker, anyone can win occasionally.
League of Legends: 3/12/2016 21:57:43


Gazer
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^Not what he was asking for guys.

For understanding the game mechanics better, you probably have a bigger chance to find a good video on YouTube than a good livestream.
League of Legends: 3/12/2016 22:11:25


Sephiroth
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don't play LoL, it's a cancer
League of Legends: 3/12/2016 22:43:19


Zephyrum 
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The gameplay or LoL is boring and repentive as far as I know. I dont get why so many people like it.


It's definetely less repetitive than WarLight, I'll tell you that much; you're not stuck with several basic commands such as deploy-attack-transfer.

Any advice on where to find a stream that'd allow me to understand what is going on? For now I only know game mechanics and only a few champions, so an average stream is incomprehensible to me.


Well, judging you are a newcomer, you'll want to look around YouTube videos dedicated to EXPLAINING, not Twitch streams dedicated to entertain a player's fanbase. YouTube generally offers gameplays that are not focused on pleasing fans, but teaching them. Players that post on their youtube accounts generally post several guides as well. Pick a champion (or role) you like, and take a quick look on youtube for very specific and nice hints. Then try to slowly apply them in game

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When you feel more comfortable of your knowledge, you can try streams, and here are some suggestions:

Streamers tend to have very... weird streaming times. Ideally, you'll pick some that you like and follow them on other social media such as Facebook, Twitter or the kind to keep up with their games and watch it.

First off, the language barrier; there are no dedicated polish servers (european servers are split by west, east, russia and turkey). So any region that uses english to communicate is ideal. These are:

North America (NA)
Oceania (OCE)
Southeast Asia (SEA)
Europe West (EUW) (also known as the land of disconnect)
Europe Nordic and East (EUNE)

Second, the regional barrier. Ideally, you should watch streamers for the server you play on, as they tend to stick to the metagame and general picks/mechanics used in your respective region. If you live in Poland, the default is EUNE, but you might have changed that during your first login. Remember, this is optional, just ideal. Nothing stops you from taking up any other stream.

Another thing you could try to do is catch up with the competitive tournaments going on in each server (LCS EU is the one for EUW and EUNE) and watch their matches when they show up.

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Several hints for any newcomer:

*Avoid Player vs Player until level 7 at least. Before that, you'll see a considerable amount of alt accounts (also known as "smurfs" in League for whatever reason) and you'll have a bad time. Ideally, hold off to 10; if you're desparate or have a friend to help you, then you can go earlier like level 5.

*The easiest role to learn, in my opinion, is the Top and Mid lanes. They have straightforward 1v1 situations most of the game, where you are permanently building up very few stats. AD Carry and Support require more team play and knowledge of how to move while attacking, so they are much harder to pull off.

*If you have a friend that is much more experienced than you, then you should actually try playing AD Carry + Support with him. These two go together in the bottom lane, and there, your friend can watch you playing and point your mistakes with more ease, as well as help you fight and survive.

*Doing the jungle on early levels is near impossible due to the lack of Masteries and Runes to soften the enemy monsters, so I'd reccomend leaving it to players in Alt accounts. If you're playing with a friend and he's considerably better than you, if he goes Jungler, he can constantly give you coverage in your lane.

*Never lock the camera on your character. It's a mistake I insist on, for playing for years with it. If you can unlock the camera from your early days, you'll get used to it and don't have that problem. It can be compensated with good map awareness, but that takes much longer to develop.

*The reccomended items are never ideal or perfect, but are always acceptable. Play building what the game tells you to until you've grown aware of how items work, the reccomended builds are never that bad.

*Mobafire guides are not very credible. Any other websites with guides tend to be better. Lots of people trust Mobafire's suggestions far too much.

*450 IP champions are extremely cheap and very effective, while also being very newbie-friendly. Annie, Warwick and Soraka are easy champions to learn and not very hard to master, while being extremely cheap so that anyone can buy them.

*The newer the champion, the more complex it is. Not entirely a true statement, but the most recent ones have been much more diverse and complex than the past ones, so avoid them for now. I speak of Kindred, Azir, Gnar, Ekko, and the kind.

*You can toggle on and off a 'global' chat on the settings, so that you can listen to the enemy team and message them using /all before the message. Be careful when you turn it on, for generally you'll see nasty people calling each other every possible name they can think of. Trust me.
League of Legends: 3/12/2016 22:49:36


Paugers
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Poker can be as complicated as chess in my opinion, it relies a lot on strategy and being able to recognize facial expressions and gesters in addition to being able to mathematically determine the likelihood of your opponent having a certain card or the card you need being placed on the table. However, slots and other luck based gambling games that you have no chance to change an outcome are idiotic.
League of Legends: 3/12/2016 22:55:06


Benjamin628 
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lol
League of Legends: 3/12/2016 22:59:14


berdan131
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I think the funniest way to learn is to play with bots on beginner, before that you just need to do in-game tutorial which is fast and simple.


btw, I play only lol and warlight since more than a year now, because I don't want to get addicted to any other game... Being addicted to two games is enough for me :d

So I hope I will get bored by these two but this doesn't seem to happen :dd
League of Legends: 3/12/2016 23:01:15


OxTheAutist 
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Paugers, that's like saying

Lotto can be as complicated as strategy in my opinion, it relies a lot on whether the person who gets the big bonus has a high boot rate, and whether to mathematically attack the 2 armies with your 5 base income. You can determine the likelihood of the person getting booted by seeing their boot rate, which is very important statistical evidence. Moreover, you might want to use the high-skill tactic of delaying your move by hitting one of the other territories with an army before hitting the high-army bonus, so you can assure that you get the last order and therefore take the territory.

((Sadly a lot of lotto players don't even know this much))
League of Legends: 3/12/2016 23:03:31


Zephyrum 
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He does have a point, though. Poker isn't a simple lottery. If you just throw your best combinations all at once you end up losing.
League of Legends: 3/12/2016 23:13:48

Hennns
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Getting level 30 was just made quicker (twice as quick) just FYI. I'd recommend you play the game- it is the best (and most fun) way to learn imo. You get to try different champions every week for example.



The official LCS stream is pretty good imo, and the casters usually explain stuff well. You might wanna check it out (there is also recordings of these streams on youtube if you're interested).


As Zep said you're much more likely to find good teaching stuff on youtube (though it does get outdated the basics are still the same).
League of Legends: 3/12/2016 23:13:58


Sułtan Kosmitów 
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Paugers, have you ever played chess?
Bridge > Chess > ...nothing... > Poker
Though I like to play poker too ocasionaly :P

Anyone who wants to play a chess game, PM me please :)

And sorry for taking part in spoiling your thread Sze :/
League of Legends: 3/12/2016 23:19:45


Zephyrum 
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I find poker more enjoyable because chess takes too goddamn long to play. The opponent is either smart and a staller or stupid and fast player. Can't have a skilled player who thinks throughly fast enough. Ends up being boring.

Kind of like WarLight without the option of going home and only playing again after several hours :p

Edited 3/12/2016 23:20:53
League of Legends: 3/12/2016 23:22:43


Death 
Level 59
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Never played LoL, nor do I intent to.
League of Legends: 3/12/2016 23:28:23


Zephyrum 
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It's fun is proportional on your patience for stupid teammates :P

It's great in almost every way, but having to work with 4 potential pricks is what ruins the fun most of the time.
League of Legends: 3/12/2016 23:32:09


Paugers
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Ox, you don't know what you're talking about. You never know what you're talking about and I have determined this due to the fact that you think Scotland should be independant.

Edited 3/12/2016 23:34:34
League of Legends: 3/13/2016 19:03:40


Okabe Rintarou ( AKA Hououin Kyouma)
Level 56
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ex-plat 2 here , all i am gonna say is DONT PLAY
League of Legends: 3/13/2016 19:40:11


[WM] Gnuffone 
Level 60
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szew keep play sc2 and try to get master 1v1 :)
League of Legends: 3/13/2016 20:30:02

Semicedevine
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yea zeph is essentially LoL addict
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