Posts Tagged ‘League of Legends’

Playing with Friends

So I occasionally play League of Legends, one could even say that it is one of my major games at this moment. (Not that that means much.) Most of the time I play with friends though not all of us are on the same skill level. And that causes issues. Syl (of Raging Monkeys fame, […]

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Snape Kills Trinity with Rosebud

I came back home from the sunny glory that was Puglia on Saturday only to move straight on to some bars with friends. That left me slightly tired the other day so I was happy to discover that there were a lot of videos available from the League of Legends tournament at the last Intel […]

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My Issue with Perfectionism in Multiplayer Games

It will come as no surprise to people who know me (or have been reading this blog for a while) that I am a bit of a perfectionist (not a completionist, mind you.) I can’t stand doing things badly, especially in front of other people and that includes strangers in an online video game. This […]

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Why Can’t These People Simply Enjoy the Game?

I’ve been playing a bit of League of legends again lately, lacking other games to really focus on. The game is slowly growing on me as I get a better grasp on the underlying strategies and map awareness but the players (I won’t call that a community…) still really annoy me. Why can’t there be […]

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League of Legends as a Spectator Sport

After this weekend, there can be no question that League of Legends is not only an e-sport but also one that can attract huge audiences. They hit the 200k viewers mark on their live stream from Dreamhack – and that’s with other popular streams on as well, such as Day[9] commenting Starcraft 2. The Riot […]

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We Named Him Dranosh

When I’m playing games then there’s little that’s more annoying than some boring event that makes me wait instead of allowing me to continue playing the game. Loading screens are one example of that, unskippable cutscenes – especially repeated ones – are another. If you’ve raided World of Warcraft’s Icecrown Citadel on horde side you surely know […]

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F2P as a Recipe for an Awful Community?

I don’t play much League of Legends these days, but from time to time a friend convinces me to play a round or three in the evening. There are some things that I really like about the game and quite a few that I very much dislike. By far the worst are the other people […]

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Talking about F2P, again

I can’t get my mind set on a position regarding free-to-play games. On the one hand, most F2P games make me feel as if I’m supposed to spend way more than I would spend on a regular game to actually get to play a decent game. Even then, most F2P games don’t offer the same […]

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But I Like Advancement

There have been so many interesting posts this weekend that I’m having a tough time deciding what to comment on first. If in doubt, respond chronologically I suppose. Evizaer, always the game design analyst, posted about his quarrels with vertical advancement in competitive games of skill – i.e. Global Agenda and Command and Conquer 4. […]

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