So one of my main games that I play is called League of Legends. In my own opinion, this is the best MOBA (Multi-Online Battle Arena) on PC. Not only is it a free to play game, but the graphics are AWESOME! At the bottom of this blog post is a link to the official League of Legends website.
I have been playing this game since the end of season 1, so this makes me excited to do a review.
Like a lot of games, it is level based. But here is the thing. You have your player level and then your in game level. Max level as a player is 30, but in game the max level is 18. Exp is what you need to level in game and out of game. Playing the different modes gives you experience for your player level. In game, the experience comes from killing minions, killing other players and assists (though you dont get much from it), and getting objectives such as towers and Dragon (which just recently was turned into a gryphon).
Each player starts off with the same amount of gold. How you spend it is up to you, though learning from others will help alot on what to build, when to get items, and the reasons why. The build isn’t always helpful, so switching it up helps a lot too because a lot of the items are situational.
Getting gold is the same as experience, though you also get gold automatically through time as well.
There are a total of 3 lanes on the 5v5 map, also known as Summoners Rift. The lanes are Top, Middle, and Bottom. Top is is normally a tanky and/or dps character. Middle is normally an AP carry. Bottom is your ADC (Attack Damage Carry) and Support. There is also a jungle where the jungler (obviously) will get their exp and gold from.
Each role pretty much has their jobs to do.
Jungle ganks other lanes, helps each lane get objectives, clears their jungle and counter jungles when they can, and watches lanes when asked.
Top lane tries to keep their opponent at a stand still if they can not bully them in lane. They sometimes help gank but mostly focus on getting their lane pushed and the lane towers down. Just keep farming so you can be awesome pretty much.
Mid lane kind of does the same as top, though they are more likely to help the other two lanes since they are between them both.
Bot lane has your ADC and Support so they have two seperate roles. ADC farms and hits from a distance. They are your ranged damage for a reason. Dont get me wrong, they dont just sit there and look pretty. They always stay as far back in a fight as possible to ensure that they dont die as fast. They are normally the ones who do the most damage. Support does exactly that. They support the team. They get items that support the team more than anything. Wards are the key to a good support. It is mostly their job to ward the map.
Map awareness is key to this game. If you dont know where people are on the map, its likely you are going to be ganged up on by who is missing. Wards help here. The jungler is only seen by the enemy when there are wards or when they are near minions or the enemy themselves, so ward up! You never know when the enemy jungler is going to gank.
There are so many champions to chose from! There are over 100 even! A new champion is released atleast every other month. So the options are limitless.
Even though this game is free to play, there are some cons to it. For example, you need to spend money to get skins for the champions that you own. Its currently on season 6, therefore you will almost always play against players who have been around aleast the last few seasons. It takes time and practice to get decent at the game. Its faster to get champions with money, or RP (Riot Points), than waiting on IP (Influence Points), which you get from playing game modes. Playing draft mode requires a specific amount of champions between owned and free champs. Ranked requires level 30 as a player level and a specific amount of champs as well.
The pros are that making friends is not hard. Each week has a free champion rotation of 10 champions. Champions are bought with IP and RP. You can spectate your friends games. And best of all, you can now queue up and chose 2 lanes of your choice to ensure you get a role you prefer.
This game brought me so many friends and so many good times. If you have the chance, check it out! If you enjoy it like I do, you can add me if you would like! Im on the American server as Airy9213.
Hope you guys enjoy!!!
Til next time!