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10-27-2011 @ 4:05PM
Might dislike this comment but, League of Legends Much? xD
10-27-2011 @ 4:11PM
I find it very hard to come up with non-sketchy reasons why LoL was not mentioned in this article.
Pretty sure LoL copied WoW DOTA, as WoW DOTA came out first.
10-27-2011 @ 4:12PM
DOTA for Warcraft III predated League of Legends. The developers of DOTA splintered off into different groups. Pendragon, Guinsoo, and others moved over to found Riot Games and made League of Legends. All the MOBA games live in the same sphere.
10-27-2011 @ 4:15PM
DOTA preceded League of Legends.
Lol is a Dota clone aswell. So really not surprising.
Yes, yes it is, because League of Legends was based-off and inspired-by Warcraft III's Defense of the Ancients. It'll be cool watching this genre evolve in the coming years with Blizzard releasing Blizzard DOTA and DOTA 2 coming out on Steam as the official sequel made by the original DOTA modders themselves.
10-27-2011 @ 4:16PM
Where do you think LoL came from?
10-27-2011 @ 4:25PM
I can literally come up with hundreds of non sketchy reasons not to mention LoL, or HoN, or even DOTA 2 in this article. Here's five:1 - McCurley already mentions LoL so often that he knows I might leap out of a nearby bush if he did it again.2 - The article isn't about LoL.3 - LoL's not exactly so hurting for press that it needs to be mentioned here.4 - Mentioning LoL would take time away from actually talking about Blizzard DOTA, the subject of the post.5 - I'm serious, OUT OF A NEARBY BUSH.
10-27-2011 @ 4:26PM
Lol (NOTE: NOT "LoL"), I like you Mr. Rossi. What's my Warrior column gunna be on this week? :P
10-27-2011 @ 4:29PM
@Rossi So what you're saying.... is that you're Garen? *mauled*
10-27-2011 @ 4:33PM
LoL wasn't mentions because he knew it was going to be mentioned in the comments.
10-27-2011 @ 4:36PM
Lol, i know DOTA came out firstly than LoL but just watching Blizzard finally doing their Official DOTA as a different game like after many years, they're kinda late dont ya think?
10-27-2011 @ 4:42PM
Though, to be honest, WOW was working on it first. And, as always I expect WOW to take what someone else is doing and DO IT BETTER. Not to mention it actually contains characters I give a flying fig about. :)
10-27-2011 @ 5:01PM
I find it very stupid all comments saying "X copied Y". LoL didn't copy DotA simply because Guinsoo, one the led designers of League of Legends, created the original along with Eul. Phreak, another designer of LoL also helped to create DotA. You can't "copy" something you created yourself.Then some would say: so Blizzard DOTA is a copy of LoL? Yes and No. You can't forget that it all started with Warcraft 3. If there was no WC3, there would never be a DotA to begin with. And DotA itself is a copy of Tides of Blood, which is a copy of Aeons of Strife. And I wouldn't be surprised if AoS was a copy from something else as well.Everyone "copies" everyone, who cares? Only thing that matters is that we, the players, can have fun with those games.
10-27-2011 @ 6:01PM
I think a LoL comparison is valid. Yes, DOTA started with WC3. Then the guy who did that helped to bring out LoL, which has actually been doing pretty darn well for itself. I know some people who played HoN, but... eh, I dunno, never really held appeal to me.The question is, will a blizzard all-games themed DOTA be able to surpass LoL? I think there is a good chance it might, due to (as McCurley pointed out) accessibility, as well as the fact that there are a lot of us out there that would enjoy the chance to play as Thrall or Arthas again.
10-27-2011 @ 6:02PM
Now I'm picturing Rossi following McCurley around with a fake bush and putting down every time he stops. McCurley looks around as he's about to mention LoL and spots the bush with an ill-concealed Rossi behind it and freezes then proceeds to move off a ways. Rossi then has to reposition in order to leap out of the bush effectively.
10-27-2011 @ 6:27PM
tw, you're thinking about that tree/bush cardboard thing from the Death Knight starter zone quest aren't you?
10-27-2011 @ 10:06PM
I actually pictures the ninjas disguised as a hedge from The Tick :phttp://www.thetick.ws/tickcom3.html
10-28-2011 @ 10:01AM
If Blizzard Dota has the same play style as LoL without the darn bushes, I quit LoL in a second. Something that was very bad about DotA was the Str/Agi/Int system, that makes ir so items don't scale well with casters. Then HoN came with the same system and worse playstyle than DotA.The LoL play style is somewhat more fun, it's very noob friendly unlike HoN. I like the fact your team can turn the tide and win a match the seemed lost. I like the way the spells and skills work, they are very well thought and specially, I like that casters can perform well late-game. But I always found "bushes" to be such a stupid thing, real DotA players use the Fog of War to LoS their enemies. Plus, I miss the creep deny system.
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