I'm a total noob so will need some help tips thx.
Ok first of the game plays very differently when you start to when you hit level 30. In some ways it can be a lot more fun you can experiment a lot which seems to go to an extent at higher levels.
I placed a load of resources on page 1 of this threadhttp://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18105400
Until you get to level 20 try not to waste ip, so don't buy runes - level 3 long terms are the only ones worth having. Masteries just pick what you like to see the effect they have - you can reset them and have multiple sets so it is fine to experiment.
Try to use as many different champions as you can, this will stand you in good stead later on - find the type that suit you.
Gaming streams can be worth watching or spectate others to get a feel for the game flow. Try not to play too much coop, it's very easy and whilst it helps to learn champs it bears no reflection to the game. I can absolutely own in coop but am a average player at best against others.
Other tips, it feels like the target is to get your minions to the opponents tower as quickly as possible. However the trick is controlling where the minions meet and if possible get the minions closer to your tower. That gives you the protection of your tower. A real noob mistake is to push like mad to the other tower - you miss last hits, will talk on that in a min and then you are open to being ganked (ambushed) by the enemy team. Also remember that if you are hitting an enemy champion in range of their tower it will direct its fire on you.
Last hits, if you kill the enemy minion you get the gold for it, getting gold is essential in the game so you time the last hit on the minion to try and ensure you get the gold. Conversely you want to be thinking about the enemy champions movement and trying to disuade him from the last hit and effectively reducing his gold flow in the game. Gold is everything in the game - it is a snowball game, more gold means more advantage.
Item wise in shop I would go with recommended items till you get comfortable with it.
Best tip is watch(spectate) one of us in game - it will still play different at a low level but the concepts will still be true and will help.
Actually playing with us till you are plus 10 and really plus 20 is quite difficult as rune and mastery advantage cannot be over stated and if you play with our premade teams the system then effectively treats you at our level and matches accordingly.
I have been playing the game now for 3 years, it is an incredibly satisfying social experience and seems to suit all sorts. I like playing with other people I know so I will generally only play in a team I know. Others like the challenge to improve their ratings.
Best tip, run the tutorial, play a coop game and then dive into pvp summonses rift where the true game is.
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