There are so many things about the League of Legends that both new players and veterans should learn if they want to enjoy the game. Today I give you the basic ones with the hope that they will help you understand the game better and leave you with the ass kicking thrill you’ve always gone for.
The LOL game is played by a team of 5 elements. Each element has a unique role to play. They play on a gaming filed called the Summoner’s Rift. The Summoner’s Rift has three main lanes. These lanes work like roads and help the five elements to carry out their specific duties. But in all, your basic job is to destroy the opponent’s turrets plus their base camp. These lines are top lane, middle, and bottom. It borrows the basics from the battlefront where two warring teams face each other to square it out.
Like I have mentioned a team of 5 elements play the game. In total 10 players play the game. It is a case of 5vs5 and the winning team takes all. Here are the five elements and their respective role play.
The top laner is also known as the bruiser. They tank, get the enemies damage deals, and destroy the enemy’s top turret. The next one is the mid laner. The mid laner does burst damage. They are the strongest of the team. And should win their lane fast to come back and help his teammates. In line is AD Carry simple meaning the Attack Damage Carry. The ADC takes it all for the team at the later stages. They scale the most and grow to be the beasts. The Support comes next, Support is to support with skills, heal, grant visibility, and purchase items. Then finally the Jungler, this one has no lane. They roam the forest and launch surprise attacks to enemy camps and turrets so as to ambush the strongest beats and also gank lanes.
In the game we have what is called ranking or leveling. In the league ranked system you will play 10 placement matches. These matches act as deciders on which league you will start your gaming on. Then when you get to the league you’ll level by playing ranked matches. These matches in case you win will give you League Points (LP) and if you lose will get you to lose the LP as too. When your LP hits 100 you will play a promotional series and if you win 2 or 3 proceed to the next level. The LOL leagues have 5 sub leagues like Bronze V, Bronze IV up to Bronze I. They include the following.
LOL is a team game. Because of this players must talk or communicate. LOL uses a lot of coded jargon and here are some you should know. Noob means Newbie, CS is Creep Score or Minions kill, Farm and Creeps are Minions, and Ult is Ultimate ability available in lv6, Gank to ambush, SS means opponent missing from lane, CD is Cool Down, Baron is the strongest beast. Other terms include Dragon, Blue, Red, Pull and Smurf. See mobafire.com to learn more jargon.
If you want to enjoy the game you must be conversant with all these facts that I have mentioned in this post. They will help you to understand the game easily, choose the best fronts, and deal a lot of damage to the opponent.
I have played in the league for close to four years now. And during this time I have seen many teams that lost a game simply coz’ they didn’t know how to use their champions well, didn’t coordinate properly, or left themselves too exposed to receive damage easily. Well there isn’t any doubt that in order to win a game in the league you’ll need to really understand your player mechanics and invest some serious hours on your lol account.
Many people have talked about this and there are a 1001 posts probably lying in the internet today and talking about the same – that’s why I won’t touch on it any more. There is the one thing that hardly any seems to talk about but which could also swing the game to anyone’s favor – using the right settings for your game. Settings are very vital, they are game changers, and will work well with your champion to win you the game. Here are some settings any lol player could use to enhance their performance.
Chat time stamps allow you to take note of any timed event. This can help you and your team to make pretty much informed decisions about how and when to make use of such timed events. It might not be really important now that we’ve got jungle timers but honestly speaking they can still work to your advantage and swing the game your way. Some of the most ideal timers that you’d wish to keep track of may include wards, summoner’s spells, and ultimate abilities among the rest.
If you’ve got a powered up gaming PC then using windowed borderless will be awesome. Such a PC should have all the right gaming paraphernalia, enough memory, customized cooling system, and a fantastic monitor. If you have customized your PC for gaming you could easily support the windowed borderless mode by clicking “alt-tab” or “command tab” for OSX users. This makes ‘alt tabbing’ pretty easy and minimizes the time you spend between windows. Just keep in mind that it could come with a little glitch but which never really affects the game in any way as it will stabilize before you even realize it.
Ultimate organization is an all powerful trait when it comes to skill games. Ask any pro player if you’ve got any shreds of doubt. With ‘item sets’ you’ll get exactly that smooth organization that allows you to purchase items faster than in normal games. Meaning, you’ll spend less time in the shops and get back to man your lane faster. It could also beef up your CS – creep score with one or two more digits. In the league every moment wasted is a life on the line and a game close to being lost. So with item sets you could easily make up that difference and probably round up the enemy for your ultimate kill. This is often the thin line between victory and death.
Many players don’t really make it their call to play with unlocked cameras. But trust me this can easily make a huge difference when it comes to the battle of the champions. If you play with say locked camera you’ll find a great portion of the screen blocked when playing on the purple side. And this will often make long range champions harder to play. That’s why using unlocked cam can be a great advantage. Use unlocked camera with spacebar key to lock the camera on your champion. It will make it easy for you when transitioning between two settings.
Range indicators are a must use if you want to deliver reliable skill shots with some of the best champions such as Ezreal. It is a great way to smart-cast and one that indicates the range when the key is held on and only casts when the key is released. Try it out with Blitzcrank to see how it also highlights on the ability’s width.
I really hope these settings that I have given you today will greatly improve your game. I have used them before and I know that with great masteries you’d easily win a game. Good luck and see you soon when we talk about “The Top Ten Strongest LOL Champions.”