League of Legends Info, and Sites

Spitt found another new game League of Legends, but what kind of game IS it? Here is some game info, and some basic sites to help you if you decide to play League of Legends.

Game Synopsis

Courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Legends

League of Legends is a game inspired by the Defense of the Ancients map for Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows. It was first announced on October 7, 2008 and released on October 27, 2009. The game was in a closed beta from April 10, 2009 to October 22, 2009. It then transitioned to open beta until release.

Steve “Guinsoo” Feak, the previous designer of the popular Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne custom map, DotA Allstars, and Steve “Pendragon” Mescon, the administrator of the former official support base for the map (www.dota-allstars.com), were involved with Riot Games in the development of League Of Legends. Using the original DotA created by Eul (the original Defence of The Ancients map for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos) as a base, Guinsoo made DotA Allstars by inserting his own mix of content, largely expanding the number of the heroes, and adding recipes, numerous items and various gameplay changes. Guinsoo then passed version 6 of the map on to its current developer, Icefrog. Pendragon, who is the Director of Community Relations for Riot Games, helped create the previous DotA Allstars website along with its forum.

Gameplay General

Players are formed into 2 even teams with 1-5 champions on each team. Each team starts at opposing sides of a map, near what is called a “Nexus”. A match is won when either the opposing team’s Nexus is destroyed or the other team surrenders. To destroy a Nexus, each team must work through a series of towers called “Turrets”. Turrets are often placed along a path to each base referred to as a “Lane”. Along the way, each player must gain levels from killing the opposing team’s “Champions” and “Minions” (small NPCs that constantly spawn and attack the other team) and defeating neutral monsters (some of which grant buffs known as Crests upon death). Also, champions purchase “Items” with in-match gold to improve their champion. In League of Legends, each player starts at level 1 at the beginning of the match and can obtain the maximum of level 18 with their champion, leveling 4 different champion-specific abilities.


Game Synopsis

from: http://www.mahalo.com/league-of-legends-items

  • Publisher: Riot Games http://www.leagueoflegends.com/
  • System Requirements: Minimum: 2Ghz Processor, 1GB Ram, 750MB available hard disk space, Shader V2.0 capable video card, DirectX 9.0 capable video card, Windows XP SP2 or later Recommended: 3Ghz Processor, 1GB RAM, 750 MB hard disk space, GeForce 8800 or better video card, Windows XP SP2 or later http://kb.leagueoflegends.com/questions/…
  • Genre: MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles…
  • Release Date: October 27, 2009 http://pc.ign.com/objects/142/14287819.h…4
  • Platform: PC http://www.leagueoflegends.com/5

Tip: Click on an enemy hero to view their items in game to learn how they intend to play their character. If it looks like they’re going for an expensive item, try and stall them!

Tip: Different item builds can create completely different ways of playing a champion, so just because your champion is labeled as “Ranged DPS” doesn’t mean an Ability Power or Tank build would be useless for you to try.


Official Site:
http://www.leagueoflegends.com/season_one

Official Forums:
http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/forumdisplay.php?f=29

Downloads (not a huge file: 506.2 MB)
http://l3cdn.riotgames.com/Installer/lol/LeagueofLegends.exe
http://www.fileplanet.com/204655/200000/fileinfo/League-of-Legends-Client-(Free-Game)

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Beginners Guide
http://www.leagueoflegends.com/learn/new_user_guide
http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/forumdisplay.php?f=16

Learning Center
http://www.leagueoflegends.com/learn

wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Legends
http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/League_of_Legends_Wiki
http://www.leagueoflegends-wiki.com/
http://completelol.com/wiki/Main_Page

db
http://leaguecraft.com/ (guides, builds, spells, npc’s)
http://www.lolbase.net/
This website is an unofficial League of Legends community site which keeps track of match and player statistics based on log files from the game. Both US and EU servers are represented.

http://www.mobafire.com/
Create or browse complete LoL build guides quickly and easily with the best and most complete League of Legends build guide & Strategy Tools.

I updated my previous rune database to include the runes that increase in power as you level. This new database includes the basic information for every rune in the game along with several other useful statistics, like at what champion level the flat rate runes equal out to the per level runes.
http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/attachment.php?attachmentid=10394&d=1261128179

League of Legends Database for Summoner’s
http://sites.google.com/site/apps4n3rds/project-info/LoLSummonersDatabase-info

Maps
http://leaguecraft.com/maps

Forums/Tips
http://www.cheatbook.de/files/leagueoflegends.htm
http://www.mahalo.com/league-of-legends-items

apps for LoL
http://www.gamereplays.org/leagueoflegends/portals.php?show=news&news_id=694015

Sites that list ALL mmorpg’s past, present, and future
http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm
http://www.globalmmo.com/mmorpg-list
http://www.gameogre.com/mmorpgs.htm

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